2016 was a very busy year for The Bunker. Our label released 6 EPs (including Bunker label debuts from our resident DJs Derek Plaslaiko and Patrick Russell) and an album. We released 24 editions of The Bunker Podcast and produced 30 episodes of our RBMA Radio show. We threw 22 events in Brooklyn, including collaborations with Unter, Unsound, BEMF, Wrecked, and Dekmantel. We did showcases in Berlin (Berghain / Panorama Bar), Paris (Concrete), Tokyo (Contact), Tbilisi (Bassiani), Amsterdam (Radion), London (The Pickle Factory), Detroit (Tangent Gallery), Seattle (High & Tight), San Francisco (As You Like It), and Boston (Good Life). In addition to that, we were involved in No Way Back showcases at Nachtdigital (Dresden) and Dekmantel (Amsterdam), while our resident DJs and label artists continued to play solo gigs around the world in too many places to mention.
As we enter 2017 with no plans of slowing down, it only seemed appropriate to bring together a lineup of old and new members of The Bunker family. Romans (aka Tin Man and Gunnar Haslam) headline the main room with a live set celebrating the release of their debut album on The Bunker New York (we will be handing out free CDs and download codes at the door). They are joined by four of The Bunker New York residents: Mike Servito, Patrick Russell, Derek Plaslaiko and Bryan Kasenic. Room 2 will feature a closing set by our good pals and frequent collaborators Wrecked, who we've watched grow their party from a dingy basement in the LES to packing out Analog every month. Two artists who will have EPs dropping on The Bunker in 2017, Justin Cudmore and Antenes, warm things up in Room 2.