The Bunker & Ghostly | Brooklyn
Bath House Etiquette | San Francisco
Ectomorph, IT | Detroit
A party to celebrate Gay Marvine’s forthcoming digital album “It’s Bath House Etiquette!”
Mike Servito is from a very special yet temporary and partially lost fertile crescent of techno / house / party DJing. It was a time when raves were still a fresh idea, almost felt like a revolution, and DJs like Claude Young, D Wynn, Derrick Carter and Mike Huckaby were informing an upcoming generation. If you look directly to that inspired generation you will find the lost threads of Detroit Techno, House and beyond, you will find a group of DJs with insanely deep mixing skills, the ability to rock almost any kind of party with an improvisational approach that is so skilled it makes everything seem so well thought out, but even they don't know everywhere their set will go. But it will take you there... In the future, this special generation of deep midwest mixers will be remembered and revered as the wizards they are, long after the trendy players have lost their luster.
Detroit never forgot about Mike Servito, his upfront dirty deep and bitchy taste has had an impact on Detroit nightlife for over a decade. From debuting in 1995 at Dat's Poorboy parties, to being a resident at blackbx and Ghostly's Untitled (along with Derek Plaslaiko, Tadd Mullinix and Matt Dear), co-founding the bizarrely popular, wild and free Dorkwave, to blowing minds at Interdimensional Transmissions' No Way Back parties, Servito has made his impression. Moving to Brooklyn, Detroit's loss has been their gain, as he has found a proper home with a residency at The Bunker NY, and a plethora of international gigs, including regular spots at Panorama Bar.
More than a myth, Gay Marvine (aka Chuck Hampton) is a life long fan of great music, great dance music especially. Having been a skilled DJ for decades (studying the greats and becoming one) gives Gay Marvine a unique perspective into music. Being of Midwestern blood he hears and feels the music in a direct way and shapes everything he touches into the sound of the early cutting-edge Detroit DJs and the music they played, reimagined with the technology available today. With the world at his digital finger tips he can take the raw essence of even the most overheard radio mix of a song and emerge with raw hypnotizing juice. His records are edits and recontextualizations, but just as records are physical relics of a bigger movement or thought, Gay Marvine's records are totems of what DJs actually do in their sets, somehow a document of how a DJ hears music and what a DJ does. Look out for his records on Bath House Etiquette.
BMG aka Brendan M Gillen founded Interdimensional Transmissions in late 1994. He has recently launched an IT sub-label called Eye Teeth where he has included his first remix with his modular, and has new productions and collaborations forthcoming on IT, having recently reconvened Ectomorph.