Konstruct once again returns to the underground. Private location (TBA).
**This event will be at a brand new (sick) space with limited capacity. This will not be held at the same space as our first Vault event. We recommend arriving early! Address provided evening of event via info line on event pages. Please bring cash for drink tickets and door, there is no ATM at the venue**
Join us for a night of proper, no nonsense techno with one of Spain’s finest exports and label owner of Newrhythmic Records: JOTON **US Debut**
Featuring the sounds of:
///Joton (Spain) [Newrhythmic recs, Odd Even, Raw Raw]
Label head of Newrhythmic Records, Joton's schedule has filled up with performances at the most renowned venues including Under club Buenos Aires, Tresor Berlin, Rex club Paris, Corsica Studios London, Grelle Forelle Vienna, Propaganda Moscow...
Joton is synonymous with dark techno, iron, futuristic and sensitive, all mixed with the precision and speed of a surgeon. His powerful personality and marked charisma, as DJ and producer, is based on a stylistic maturity, a professional serenity and a well-founded artistic criterion, always in constant and restless progression, through which everything that he pricks and produces is identified. His sound is industrial, analog and mechanical. Dystopia and the club are discussed. Detroit, Berlin and Birmingham.
Starting from the very marrow of techno. It is physical, blunt, modular and exciting.
His label `Newrhythmic´ has been more than 15 years supporting high-octane techno by native and foreign artists. Joton’s tracks have been published by labels such as Fabric, Odd Even, Symbolism, Planet Rhythm, Raw Raw, Format, Dynamic Reflection, More Than Less ... and have been charted and screened by artists of the great size of Ben Klock, Dvs1, Rodhad , Dave Clarke, Ben Sims, Oscar Mulero, Adam Beyer, Surgeon, Truncate .... As a DJ, he has evolved from his beloved and traditional vinyl to the current digital format. Thanks to it, Jotón enriches his sessions by providing an added boost to his innate ability to connect it to the dance floor.
Joton's global touring schedule has filled up with performances at the most renowned venues in the world including Under club in Buenos Aires, Tresor in Berlin, Rex club and Le Batofar in Paris, Corsica Studios in London, Grelle Forelle in Vienna, Propaganda in Moscow, Domunne in Tokyo, Vurt in Seoul, Razzmatazz and Moog in Barcelona, Stardust and Fabrik in Madrid, among others.
///Jx-216 aka Milkplant *LIVE* (SF) [Sleaze, BEK Audio, Suara, From 0-1]
Formerly known as Milkplant, JX-216 is a new alias developed by veteran San Francisco Techno DJ/Producer, Justin William Pennell over the last several years. Schooled in the Midwest and developed on the West Coast, his work encompasses well over 30 years of combined DJ/production experience, and over 10 years of record label managment.
In 2008 he began the internationally recognized label, From 0-1 with fellow artist Sone. His newly updated live pa debuted at the 2018 Droid and Blank Code Interface/Scene official Movement Festival event at The Works in Detroit; alongside Kr!z, DJ Hyperactive, Vril, Phase, Sophia Saze, and others. Less than a year into his new alias, he’s already had releases signed to Sleaze Records, BEK Audio, Impact Mechanics, TMM, SUB_tl, Ascetic Ltd., Rheostatus, with several others in the pipeline for 2019.
He has played in various cities across the US, most notably in Detroit for Interface/Scene at Movement Festival 2016, and 2018. His mixes have been featured on Tbilisi based Dark Underground, Sleaze podcast, Drone podcast, and Error Sessions. In early 2018 he launched 'Konstruct', a monthly Techno event at Underground SF in San Francisco with fellow artist, Rubidium, showcasing talent from across North America and beyond.
///Tariq (SF) [DTE]
Tariq (Tariq Ismael) is one of SF's finest Techno selectors, and is a partner with SF's most well known Techno crew, Direct to Earth. We're stoked as hell to have him on the line up tonight, and for this event we're happy to have him flex his Techno muscle to close out the night. *Stay late*
Rubidium (SF) [From 0-1, Webuildmachines, Anode]
Rubidium is a DJ and producer based in Oakland, California. She is a resident, promoter and founder of the Konstruct monthly party in San Francisco.
Rubidium’s current take on techno is heavy and dense. Her sound can vary from driving to hypnotic, experimental to atmospheric, with an occasional dip into an ambient realm. She is fond of tension, creative sound design and exploring darker themes in her sets. Her tracks can be found on the From 0-1, Webuildmachines, Subspec and Anode labels, with more on the way.
///U-SRD (SF) [From 0-1, Konstruct]
U-SRD is a DJ/Producer duo from San Francisco, California launched in 2016 by Loammi Rodas, and Fabrizio Uscanga. Coming from distinctly different musical backgrounds, both artists found common ground with a shared love of Techno after many years of DJing. A passion for hardware, and modular synthesis further cemented their journey into production as a duo. Over the last few years they’ve generated a significant following in SF, and in 2018 teamed up as partners with the Konstruct Techno events crew. Early that same year they were picked up by San Francisco/Seattle Techno label, From 0-1 and signed three original tracks, to be featured on their debut EP slated for release early in 2019. Expect a mental and hypnotic approach to their DJing, production, and their newly launched hybrid live/DJ performance; already starting to make waves beyond SF, they are ones to watch in the coming years.
::Techno for the People::
Massive sound by: Thought Society Sound