DVS1 & Shine make Portland debuts!
Portland’s own SubSensory Recordings is teaming up with top-notch Japanese label and production company Torque to bring the sounds of the international underground to Portland. Join us for a very special all night dance music event featuring a first time PDX appearance, a three hour set by world renowned headliner DVS1, plus a set by rising Japanese artist DJ Shine, and much more! All this on quality sound provided by Alignment. Event is 21+ with Beer and wine bar.
Presale tickets are available at Eventbrite – www.subsensory.eventbrite.com
DVS1 – (HUSH, KLOCKWORKS, TRANSMAT) – 3 HOUR SET!
SHINE (TORQUE JAPAN)
JAK (SUBSENSORY/TORQUE/CLOSER PDX)
MISS VIXEN (SUBSENSORY/COCK BLOCK)
LILROJ (SUBSENSORY/530TECHNO/TORQUE – PDX)
Sound by Alignment Bass!
Lights by FUBAR
2nd Room (Deeper house and tech):
MARIO MAROTO (NEIM MUSIC/SUBSENSORY/HALF SEAS OVER)
ART OF HOT (SUBSENSORY/MIZUMO/LOOQ)
JAIRONAUT (PLANET EARTH)
ANDREW BOIE (KANSASCITYTECHNO)
DAVID SOLMES (PLAYGROUND)
134 Southeast Taylor Street
Portland, OR 97214
– This event is strictly 21+
– Beer and wine bar provided by Bamboo Grove
– $15 presales / $20 at the door
– Presale tickets are available at Eventbrite – www.subsensory.eventbrite.com
– Capacity is limited, get your presales now to ensure admission
ABOUT TORQUE JAPAN:
Launched in 2012 in Japan, Torque has quickly established itself as a leading Pan Pacific Techno label and promotion outfit through its incredible underground parties in Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and elsewhere in the Pan Pacific region, including a new partnership with SubSensory Recordings in Portland, Oregon. The label has rapidly gained recognition with releases featuring the likes of Truncate, Alexander Kowalski, Ben Sims, Drumcell, Mr. Jones, Technetium, Angel Alanis, Masa Ueda, JAK, Shine, DJ Sodayema, Unjin and more. Events to date have featured Robert Hood, DVS1, Gary Beck, Alexander Kowalski, Alan Fitzpatrick, Raiz, Angel Alanis, JAK and more.
DVS1 (HUSH, KLOCKWORKS, TRANSMAT)
Zak aka DVS1(devious one), is one of the most prominent figures in the dance music landscape today. A local DJ favorite since the mid nineties, DVS1 continues to move floors with a combination of deep musical knowledge, unparalleled enthusiasm, and a vinyl collection of more than 10,000 records. Zak’s deep roots and his bold and uncompromising nature have won him great respect as a passionate and outspoken defender and promoter (HUSH) of quality music.
Zak began DJing in New York in the early nineties, focusing on the acid sounds of that time. After relocating to Minneapolis in the mid 90’s, his style evolved, like that of techno itself, into something more complex, something deeper and more rhythmic. Since then, he has branched out into a wide variety of sounds—from hard and fast, to deep and hypnotic, to slow and soulful. Rather than giving limiting names to the genres he plays, he describes the music as beats, rhythms, textures, and colors. His philosophy is that the genre distinctions themselves aren’t important—the emotional content of the music is. This focus is readily apparent in the way he moves crowds—both literally and figuratively—by fusing together sounds that paint coherent, evocative, and powerful moods that are always appropriate for the time and place he is playing.
His range and emotional focus explains why as a DJ, Zak has garnered unique respect locally, around the U.S., and now worldwide. A consummate performer, Zak never maps out his sets ahead of time, opting to craft sets spontaneously from within the context they are intended for. He does this the old-fashioned way—with bags of wax carefully assembled from his massive record collection. This improvisational element makes each of his sets a one-of-a-kind personal expression, never again to be repeated, in which the audience’s mood and energy level always plays a notable role. Unsurprisingly, DVS1’s sets tend to draw large and enthusiastic crowds. In the past, he has shared the booth and been asked to open for some of the world’s most acclaimed DJ/Producers.
As a producer, DVS1 makes music that is simple, effective and captures the feeling of the moment. DVS1’s first release, on Ben Klocks label Klockworks (kw05) was released in August 2009 and was immediately charted by heavy weights such as Derrick May, Samuel Sessions, Luke Slater, James Ruskin, Stephan Goldman, Funktion, Dj Deep, Tommy Four Seven, Tamo Sumo, Martin Landsky, Efdemin, Dustin Zahn, Dario Zenker, Ryan Elliot, Insideout, Jonass Kopp, Par Grindvik, Marcel Fengler, Kevin Gormann, Tobi Neumann, Monika Kruse, Dos Santos, Kevin Saunderson, Mike Shannon, Ben Klock, Rejected, Camea.
With his second vinyl release on the legendary TRANSMAT label(MS98 Love Under Pressure EP) DVS1 once again stakes his claim and cements his position among current electronic music tastemakers. Similar to his first release, Love Under Pressure has been received with equal acclaim and charting from his peers. The track “Pressure” was licensed to the infamous Berghain club for Ben Klocks most recent mix CD (Berghain 04).
Future releases are already scheduled for Luke Slater (Mote Evolver) and for Klockworks. Remixes on Perc Trax, Prologue, Synewave and more on the way
SHINE (TORQUE JAPAN)
Torque resident SHINE is an artist, DJ and promoter based in Osaka Japan. Since breaking into the Osaka club scene in the late 00’s, Shine has rapidly earned a reputation as a key player in the Japanese techno community. Combining elements of sound design, effects, DMC style scratching and spiritual music, SHINE has developed a loyal following throughout his community and beyond, including past bookings in UK, Moscow, Slovakia, Spain, Amsterdam, Mongolian
SHINE has played many premium club’s events in Japan along with the likes of Darren Emerson, Carl Cox, Derrick May, Radio Slave, A Guy Called Gerald, 2000 and One, Ben Sims, and Marco Bailey. In 2008, he established the club “Lunar club” of the top-class in Osaka and began playing an active part as resident TECH artist of Japan. His debut release on techno label [Weapon Records], a single titled “Mermaid”, led to many remixes and originals on Torque, Neptuun City – NY, Techno Therapy -UK, Vi Tva Records – GER, Flow Records – POG, and more to come.