BASEMENT: DVS1 / Beatrice / LYDO
STUDIO: Roi Perez / Partok
It’s been over a year since DVS1 landed at BASEMENT. The master of starkly looping, minimalist techno has precious few peers who can match his vision, virtuosity or hours logged. Active since the ‘90s, his foundational work helped to establish the cutting-edge sound of Midwest rave music. Throwing his own parties, he quickly became renowned for his electrifying style, bringing techno’s warp speed vision to its fullest form. On his own labels HUSH and Mistress, he stretches out and showcases his comprehensive fluency with every facet of dance music. The truth is, a career as defining as DVS1’s is impossible to sum up. But that’s ok, you already knew his reputation before you even read this. Spanish DJ Beatrice was last in the building alongside Luke Slater in August and we couldn’t wait to bring her back. Over the past few years, she’s been making waves across Europe and now in the US as well. Her sets marry timeless hypnotic techno with a modern spin. Always tough with a cool touch, Beatrice is an artist to remember. Lydo completes the bill in style. Always a favorite at BASEMENT, their sets are impeccably rendered techno wormholes delivered with an assured touch and an unimpeachable flow. It’s no surprise their demand has been steadily increasing; Lydo always impresses.
Roi Perez makes his STUDIO debut, a fateful match if there ever was one. The Berlin-based DJ is a essential figure in his city’s queer undergroud. He’s a favorite at P-bar and a thrilling presence behind the decks, whether solo or b2b. His quick-witted, intuitive command gives his sets a special malleability, with lusty house burners meeting sleeker modern fare. Israel’s Partok joins him. The Block resident is beloved for his longform techno sets, which have won him global acclaim and a dedicated international audience. For this night, he’s able to indulge his full range, making use of the more intimate room. A recent mix for Inverted Audio offers clues to what we might expect: heavy house, scorching breaks, dank, rolling basslines and color for days.
■ No photos or videos
■ No phone use on the dancefloor
■ The dance floor is for dancing, not conversation
■ No glowing/flashing clothes or items
■ Respect other people's space, no shuffling
■ Consent is mandatory
■ Zero tolerance for racism, homophobia, transphobia, sexism, ableism or any form of discrimination
■ Take care of each other, alert our staff if somebody isn't feeling well
■ Violating the house rules will result in removal
■ Ticket purchase does not guarantee entrance