Dr. Rubinstein / Daria Kolosova / WTCHCRFT / X-Coast / David Elimelech / Kilopatrah Jones

March 24, 2023

BASEMENT: Dr. Rubinstein / Daria Kolosova / WTCHCRFT
STUDIO: X-Coast / David Elimelech / Kilopatrah Jones

After almost four years, Dr. Rubinstein is finally back at BASEMENT. Israeli-raised, Berlin-based DJ became a breakout success for her exceptional acid techno / rave sound. A global presence years into her career, Rubinstein matches her impeccable technique with a raucous sense of fun; her sets are wild rides, filled with squelchy TB 303 lines, nasty percussion and huge bursts of color. Daria Kolosova last came in STUDIO; this month she returns to BASEMENT. Kolosova is an unstoppable force. Her groovy, at times frenetic techno can have an evil edge, ricocheting with devilish glee. An expert at pacing, she knows how to lock a crowd in and when to throw a curveball or three. NY’s WTCHCRFT always brings it home: his gritty productions kick with undeniable hooky menace, just like his sets. He can summon harder-than-concrete, peak time blowouts just as easily as swerving, tech-out club sets.

Serbian expat X-Coast spares no one: beloved for his sense of serious-play, X-Coast’s DJ sets are wild rides that pull out all the stops. His sound is rooted in ‘90s rave and the pirate jungle stations that were accessible during a period of massive upheaval. “Yugoslavia (Serbia) during the 90s was at war and under sanctions.” he told Mixmag “We had to rely on bootlegged cassettes and CDs, or someone going abroad and smuggling the originals. I had a neighbor who was always blasting these sick sounds. I just had to get my hands on that.” That sense of urgency and joy is palpable in both his productions and performances. Israeli-born, Berlin-based DJ David Elimelech has an uncanny knack for making the classic feel fresh. Certainly a rising talent, his extensive record collection and fluid skills on the decks invigorate well-trodden sounds with new life. Describing a recent mix for Inverted Audio, he lays out his favorite elements: “some NY, some Chicago, percussion, a bit of drama and a bit of disco essence.” Kilopatrah Jones returns for the first time since September. Her ecstatic house mixes are suffused with a warm vinyl crackle and generous, life giving energy.

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