BASEMENT: Tommy Four Seven / WTCHCRFT / Ana B
STUDIO: Shaun J. Wright / Mike Servito
** Unfortunately, due to visa issues Wallis had to cancel at the last minute. Local favorite Ana B steps up in her place. The Ukrainian-born DJ is an unflappable presence in the booth. Her wide-ranging selections seamlessly stitch together in service of a menacing groove.
Tommy Four Seven is one of techno’s premier practitioners of large-scale, concrete-slab sonic brutality. The London artist made his name on the instant-classic album “Primate,” where massive sounds were wrenched out of the most minute field recordings. Since then, his productions and performances have built on this legacy of rawness, while his curation for his label 47 invites his peers and proteges to stand and deliver. “I love the crunch, the energy, the aggressiveness,” he told RA. In Tommy Four Seven’s case, that reads like an understatement. NY’s WTCHCRFT has quickly established himself as one of the best new hardcore techno DJs in town. His own productions edge into the gleefully naughty and rugged, pulling on classic juke, ghettotech and acid, while his DJ sets are explosive techno beatdowns. BASEMENT regular Ana B fills out the lineup with darkly undulating techno. The Ukrainian-born DJ has become a fixture on the scene, an unflappable presence in the booth whose wide-ranging selections seamlessly stitch together in service of a menacing groove.
Shaun J. Wright and Mike Servito play STUDIO. Both have a lifelong affinity with house’s delirious, jacking lineage. With roots as a vogue dancer and vocalist (including a collaboration with Hercules and Love Affair), Wright taps into the most essential, visceral and queer core of house music. His productions can harken back to the undiluted expressivity of Robert Owens and Jamie Principle, while his DJ sets shiver with techno-inflected urgency. Servito is one of the major forces in NY and US dance music. An unqualified master DJ, Servito’s knowledge, skill and charisma have cemented his place as one of the premier true school practitioners of house. In his hands, canonical bombs sound fresh, while unheard gems feel strangely familiar.
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