Industry of Machines presents Out-Er 5 Years:
For November, The Master of Repetition, Terrence Dixon, returns to NYC for a rare live PA performance in an intimate setting, celebrating 5 years of Out-ER and announcing his forthcoming album on the label, joined by label founder Simone Gatto. One of the founding fathers of minimal techno in the mid-90s in Detroit both under his own name and as his long-established, equally important Population One project, Terrence Dixon has established a legacy of innovation and a completely unique sound that identifies him as one of techno’s most distinctive producers. We’re also welcoming Vasco Ispirian to Bossa and to IofM, a DJ an producer originally from Madrid of long experience now starting new projects in New York. One of our most techno-focused nights for some months, it’s getting deep, dark and strange at Bossa in the presence of a true Detroit legend.
Terrence Dixon needs no introduction to fans of Detroit techno or enthusiasts of the wilder side of the genre. After debuting on and essentially taking overClaude Young‘s Utensil Records in 1994, he went on to further greatness onMetroplex Records, ANDY VAZ‘s Background, and eventually Tresor Records, releasing his first album there in 2000. Besides Jeff Mills andRobert Hood // Floorplan, Dixon wrote one of the ur-texts of early minimalism in techno, enthusiastically referencing European greats like Mika Vainio in uncompromising music that also clearly announced its origins in Detroit. Around 2007, his return began anew and with it another prolific period of already-classic material on Rush Hour Records, Surface Records, Thema Recordings,, another Tresor album, his own Reduction imprint, and now Out-ER. After over 20 years his voice is still unmistakable and possibly even more abstract, and his renown has reached higher than ever before. IofM has long been great admirers of his music; bringing him to Bossa Nova Civic for his stunning live PA set is a milestone we worked hard to accomplish.
Out-ER label founder and head Simone Gatto are both established since 2011, the label’s earliest catalogue numbers having made appearances in New York at time of release and Simone’s own work arriving alongside with slight delay, most noted on his debut album, ‘Detachment’, released this year by Sheik’N’Beik. Out-Er has been the recent outlet for material by legendary producers like Orlando Voorn, Aubrey, and most recently Terrence Dixon, with a strong support from Christopher Rau, Lucretio & Marieu aka The Analogue Cops, Mirror 1, and others and all-star remix talent, an impressive combination overall. Like his label, Gatto’s music leans towards a modern interpretation of classic Detroit ideas, emphasizing rhythm, melody, and physical force in equal parts. Instrumental in helping IofM set up this night with Terrence, we thoroughly enjoyed his album and look forward to hearing him let loose the wilder side of his personality to celebrate 5 years of Out-ER at Bossa Nova.
A few artists and DJs, upon meeting, instantly exude an aura of experience and tastes, something that takes years of practice and learning to build. Vasco Ispirian is one of these, formerly a figure of significant note in Madrid’s techno scene of the ’90s and 2000s, and for years a resident at the sadly-defunct The Room techno night, the main rival of the still-extant Mondo Disko events for quality. With his history and ties to well-known Madrid techno heroine Pelacha Dejota, Ispirian’s name still rings well at home, but with the country wracked by economic chaos and the once-thriving nightlife scene embattled by police pressure, he shifted his base to New York a few years ago after appearances across Europe and at home at major clubs, and festivals (including Sónar Festival), and a significant production history. Now making inroads into Brooklyn’s underground, we would trust few others to set the stage for Terrence Dixon.