Back by popular demand, Louisville House Music and scummed up are proud to present the second installment of Rehab on May 17th. This event will feature 2 tag team sets with 5 DJs cranking out the finest in underground minimal techno and house. In the immortal words of Borat, the first Rehab was a "great success" and this event will without a doubt be bigger and better. Mark it down on your calendar and do not sleep on this event.
[email protected] Door
Saturday May 17th, 2008
minimal house & techno
10PM - 4AM
21 and up
$5 cover charge
Evan Scott (RaceCar Productions)
Evan Scott started as an accomplished producer under the moniker Contrivance, having released 2 albums of dark, beat-heavy drum and bass and a number of releases that expressed the ambience and mathematics of idm and electro. His discography as Contrivance implemented a musical chiaroscuro, melding the light with the dark and painting beauty with undertones of the grotesque. He then embarked on a vacation from his previous moniker and spent time exploring alternate forms of instrumentation and expression. Through DJing as well as the discovery of newly found technology, Evan Scott honed his skills managing to meld a myriad of genres including idm, micro house, and minimal techno. After his 2 year hiatus, he released Crane on RaceCarProductions. This single was a precursor to his EP entitled Five Style Fists; however, this is not his finale, Evan Scott has a remix to come out on Moodgadget in 2008 and has a handful of other releases as well. Much is still to come from this young prodigy.
Sam Gracie (Resonant Vibes)
Sam Gracie grew up in the rural escapes of the North of England and was captivated at an early age by electronic music. With Newcastle’s clubland explosion in the early 90s, Sam found himself regularly attending the now legendary “Shindig” club night. Sam’s electronic music education continued in Glasgow, Scotland while he was attending university. He was exposed to a barrage of Detroit-influenced sounds that got him hooked on techno; the massive subs, dark rooms, sweaty crowds, and pounding beats. Sam moved to Louisville, Kentucky in 2001 and soon afterward started a weekly night with a DJ partner under the moniker “Child of the Beat.” At the time, it was the only weekly night in Louisville where locals could hear quality underground music, and it was at one of these nights that Sam met his future Resonant Vibes partner, Eddie Babbage. In 2004, Sam started to work with Eddie on ideas for ResonantVibes.com; a website offering downloads of electronic music and samples, free streaming mixes, DJ profiles, and other related content. Today, Sam continues to DJ throughout the Midwest and in other major cities including Miami, San Francisco, and Chicago.
The Librarian (RaceCar Productions)
The Librarian, the moniker of Ohio-based Matthew Cooper, brings new life to a club scene that has become status quo with unabashed charisma and showmanship. His heart lies in the sounds of techno with strong gothic undertones and minimal composition. Constantly on the cusp of the avant-garde, he delights in giving listeners a sound that they generally have never heard. As a DJ he has performed with artists such as Ark, Outputmessage, Derek Plaslaiko, Kate Simko, JPLS, Skoozbot, and Ryan Elliott of international fame. Although he has primarily been a DJ for the last four and a half years, production is his new direction and love. The Librarian brought us his first single entitled The Hornet's Nest from his forthcoming EP titled The Colony due out this March that features a remix from JPLS from the Minus Camp.
Ben Alan (Louisville House Music)
Ben Alan's DJ career started in 2000. His sound has been influenced strongly by early progressive house legends such as Sasha and Digweed, Steve Lawler and Layo and Bushwacka!. After holding down several residences around Louisville, Ben started moving into the darker, deeper direction of techno and minimal. Ben's current sound is reminiscent of techno legends Richie Hawtin (aka Plastikman), Steve Bug, and Adam Beyer. Ben is a "keyholder" of Louisville's favorite underground event cycle "Hushabye House" and currently holds down a residency at Nios 917 Baxter Ave.
Bolus (RaceCar Productions)
Bolus is a 10-year veteran DJ and maven of the dance music scene. Over the years he has been significantly involved within many facets of the industry in Europe and North America. In 2000 Bolus began working promotions for the legendary clubs Renaissance and Pacha in Ibiza, Spain. Since then he has spent 5 seasons on the island promoting parties for some of the world's best clubs and DJing events. He also DJed and promoted a number of warehouse parties and clubs in London, England during the time he lived there. Having been influenced by clubs such as home, Fabric, DC10, and Space, Bolus' sound is described by many as an edgy, bass-driven and sometimes quirky blend of minimal house and techno.