Tuesday, January 08, 2008

tek-know's big rig

The legendary Dan Bell will be coming to Akron this Friday 1.11.08 on 29,000 watts of sonic goodness! Bring earplugs and prepare for face melting.

Daniel Bell is considered to be one of the pioneers of the minimal techno genre. Born in Sacramento, California, Bell grew up outside of Toronto, and later moved to Detroit where he collaborated with Richie Hawtin as Cybersonik for three years on Plus 8 records. In 1991, he started his own label, Accelerate, where he released a string of extremely influential releases as DBX. Bell was influenced primarily by Chicago House as well as the works of Steve Reich and Philip Glass. His productions are characterized by minimalist house grooves accented by blips and bleeps. Some tracks also feature bizarre voice effects and eerie atmospherics such as "Losing Control," which caused a sensation when released in 1994. In the mid to late 90's Bell moved behind the scenes to create 7th City Distribution. He also launched Elevate, Harmonie Park and relaunched 7th City Records. In 2000, he relocated to Berlin, Germany, and released his first mixed CD, "The Button-Down Mind of Daniel Bell," on Tresor Records to wide critical acclaim. 2003 brought a follow-up release on Logistic records, "The Button-Down Mind Strikes Back," and soon after a retrospective CD of older work was released: "Blip, Blurp, Bleep: The Music of Daniel Bell". For the past few years Dan has kept a heavy DJ schedule that has taken him all over the world. In 2007, he took a step back from DJing to focus on production and developing a live show that he's finally taking to the road.

Also on the bill to help Dan beat these speakers like they're built to be beaten:

Truck Stop Tourist [Tek-Know : Akron] Live/Dj Minimal
Vinny Peace & Colin Pierce [Pitt : Badass] Hard Techno
Random(seed) [Tek-Know : Cleveland] M_n_mal
GQEQ [Panic Squad | TSK : Akron] - _rum & _ass

For all the info, click the title link above.

Last chance to get $15 Pre-sale tickets will be at Wednesday night's Re(vision) at Annabell's.

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random(seed)'s top picks of 2007:

Magic M - Lucio Aquillna [Cocoon]
Gaiser - Withdraw [M_nus]
Catz n Dogz - Fixation [Dirtybird]
Alexandra Prince - Lockdown
Winx - Dont Laugh (Richie Hawtin) [Nervous]
Matthew Johnson - Sub Atomic [Wagon Repair]
Monoblock - El Baile Del Enano Jardin (Alexi Delano & Zpansul)
False - Fed on Youth
Black Strobe - Im a Man (Audion) [Playitloudrecordings]
Troy Pierce - Lost on the way to DC10 [M_nus]
Lusine - The Stop (Wighnomy Bros) [Ghostly International]

Random(seed) is the founder of the Tek-know? netlabel and production company. He DJs and performs Live PA at various one-offs around NEOhio. Tek-know? provides the weekly Re(vision) at Annabell's in Akron each Wednesday night. You can catch him on the decks at the Big Rig party this Friday night.

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