Four Years of Broketronica – Presented by Rizumu & Broketronica
After four short years, we find ourselves very excited to team up with our Rizumu friends and present an evening of exceptional music. The four year anniversary event features a dual performance by Morgan Packard & visualist Joshue Ott, Ingo Vogelmann, Attentat, Radere, Zooz, and Broketronica residents MAD & Jason Carr.
When: Saturday, June 19th, 2010 / 10pm – 6am
Where: LAVA / 4134 Lancaster Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19143 / Google Maps
Price: $10 / BYO
Facebook Event: http://bit.ly/adJGgV
MySpace Event: http://tinyurl.com/26noyog
Morgan Packard and Joshue Ott
Morgan Packard began studying electronic music after deciding that jazz music, his first love, was not the only cool music in the world. Not wanting to be restricted to the confines of other peoples’ music, he decided to learn how to build his own music software. Programming his own tools allowed him to create sounds that no one else could make, and finally his own voice was shining through. In 2007, his first solo album released on Manhattan based Anticipate records, “Airships Fill the Sky” perked up ears around the world and put Morgan on the electronic music map as people began flying him around the world to perform. His sound is characterized by constantly shifting textures, a minimalist approach to rhythm, unconventional use of traditional acoustic instruments, and a sensitivity to melody and harmony. While his music is influenced by dub techno, ambient, and other established styles, it is best understood on its own terms, rather than through the lens of genre.
Morgan often works closely with visualist / programmer Joshue Ott and who challenged him to make even better music software. Together, Morgan and Joshue designed Thicket, an app for the iPhone, which is totally cool and available on the Apple App Store. Morgan’s second full-length album, Moment Again Elsewhere is forthcoming on Anticipate Recordings.
Ingo was born and raised in the early 70’s in Germany’s famous Ruhr Area. He was introduced to making music by his brother in the early age of seven, inspired by the progressive Rock and first-step electronic music of this time. He got in touch with several instruments but he was mostly fascinated by playing the drums, going on to study them classically. In 1993 his first dance music production found its way into the clubs. He has put the needle on vinyl in some of Europe’s famous clubs, always driving the crowd crazy. He established himself as an influential figure in the field of progressive dance music as both a DJ and a producer. He began to blur the lines between DJing and live performance engineering. On-the-fly remixes and compositions are just some of the capabilities of this new performance method. Nowadays, Ingo currently resides in Western Germany’s Ruhr Area – very countryside, near his birthplace. He spins regularly on friskyRadio with his own shows LIGHTWORKS and TIME OUT. He still serves international clubs with his breathtaking epically long sets as a demanded Progressive House, Tech House, Deep House or even Ambient/Chillout DJ. When he’s not touring, he spends an inordinate amount of time in his studio working on his countless projects.
Attentat is the moniker of Thomas Kamholz, a Denver based DJ/Producer/Promoter. As a DJ he has played some of the more respected events and venues the United States offers, including multiple appearances at The Bunker in New York, and an appearance at the Decibel Festival in Seattle. As an early member of the Boulder based new art and media organization Communikey, and more recently, founder of a hot new monthly techno event in Denver, Make Mistakes, Attentat has shown himself to be an integral part of the techno scene as it matures in Colorado. As a producer, Attentat has released on such labels as Dope Recordings, Wolf + Lamb, and Geometricdeck. Specific rhythmic arrangements and an emphasis on space between sounds in the artist’s music are influenced by his background in drumming. As a dj, Attentat strives to keep the dancefloor moving through murky baselines and dark and moody synths.
Radere is the nom du plume of Carl Ritger, a Philadelphia-based writer and sound artist. Inspired by the notions of stasis and chance, he has been exploring the fusion of acoustic sound sources and digital production techniques since 2003. Largely shunning synthesis in favor of heavily processed organic loops, Ritger’s aesthetic aims to strike a delicate balance between densely textured washes of sound and subtle rhythmic structures. His full-length debut – A Process In The Weather Of The Heart – was recently issued through Full Spectrum Records, while more works are scheduled for release later in the year via Hibernate Records and Install Sound.
Dominic, who hails from the sticky and lethargic deep South, now calls the lovely Philadelphia, PA ‘home sweet home.’ He’s been lost in synthesizing sounds and field recording since 2004. Currently under the moniker zooz, Dominic is experimenting with live performance. Through his unique take on minimalist techno; thats derived from squeezing and processing the tonal possibilities of found sound and machines, he finds soul that not only moves the body, but also the mind.
MAD AKA Mark A DeCheser
Mark DeCheser has been making music in various forms since 1987. His first venture into music was from behind a drumset. During his teenage years, his musical stylings included punk, progressive rock, alt rock and fusion jazz. Numerous musical efforts during this period included performances with such Philly greats as Chuck Treece and Elliot Levin. After 1993, Mark took a break from performance to study jazz guitar, studying under students of John Coltrane and Andres Segovia. He performed in numerous jazz groups during his college years. He continued studying jazz until 1999, when he dropped out of music school to ride the dot-com wave into New York City. While living in NYC, Mark turned his attention away from traditional music performance to focus on audio production. He composed and produced electronic music under the name DJ Average, fusing his progressive rock, jazz and electronic music influences to produce sound for new media. He worked with musicians in New York such as Chris Burke AKA Glomag, Shelly Watson and Dave Grey amongst many others. After 9/11, Mark moved back to the Philly area and started producing electronic and ambient music under the project name Leafblower. Both members of Leafblower, along with Jason Carr, joined forces to create Broketronica. Though Leafblower eventually disbanded, Mark continued to host Broketronica with Jason Carr. He changed his performance name to MAD, producing glitchy, aggressive dubstep and tight ambient techno, amongst many other genres across the electronic music spectrum. Mark currently resides in Philadelphia, where he works as a unix systems administrator and producing music in his free time.
Jason Carr, born and raised in Detroit, now lives in Philadelphia where he’s been an active and integral element of the electronic music scene throughout the city since 2004 (affiliations include Inciting, Broketronica, Rizumu). He is a pianist/keyboardist, composer, theorist, DJ and laptop performer. His influences include Motown, techno, hip hop, Western classical, jazz and improvisational performance. His live performances imply many different modes within the dance music genre; he’s shared the bill with artists from all over the globe, including: Move D, Par Grindvik, Eats Tapes, Derek Plaslaiko, Geoff White, Terrence Dixon, Dietrich Schoenemann, Detroit’s Own DJ Surgeon, DJ Nehpets, David Last, Starkey, Po Po and more.