deepchord, fluxion & bvdub live
Gray Area is thrilled to host the world premiere of “Transformations”, a new collaborative improv project from these two internationally renowned dub techno producers. The idea came out of improvisational jam sessions between the two artists. The critically acclaimed bvdub joins the bill, a San Francisco native and globally celebrated producer.
A one-of-a-kind night of music, not to be missed. Capacity is limited. 21+. Doors are at 9:00pm.
Deepchord (Rod Modell) is an electronic music producer from Port Huron, Michigan. He worked with Mike Schommer to produce music under the Deepchord moniker as well as create a similarly named record label; however, currently the artist name of "Deepchord" represents only Modell. The musical style of Deepchord is similar to both the minimal Berlin sound of artists like Basic Channel and the techno tradition of Detroit. Modell might be best known for his collaboration with Stephen Hitchell (Soultek) as Echospace. In 2007, they released the album The Coldest Season on the record label Modern Love. Modell has also performed live with Hitchell as Echospace. Modell has also collaborated with fellow Detroit native Mike Huckaby.
Fluxion is a project by K. Soublis who has been releasing his productions since 1998. His current work is Vibrant Forms III, the latest part of a trilogy that commenced in the year 2000. On this album, his 8th in total, he seeks to reconnect with the liberal attitudes and experimentation of the likes of Steve Reich and Philip Glass that paradoxically have given structure to much of today’s rigid club sounds. Through his current output and performances he aims to show that electronic music can be a constantly evolving collage of moods and textures and give this structure only through his over 20 years of experience in electronic composition. Fluxion today aims to embracing spontaneity, giving space for non perfection and letting go of control.
Bvdub is an American electronic music producer originally from the San Francisco Bay Area. Since 2007 he has released more than 40 albums and EPs under this name and other pseudonyms including his birth name, Brock Van Wey. He produces ambient and ambient techno music that has received critical acclaim from the likes of online magazines Resident Advisor, Headphone Commute and Gridface. His first release as Brock Van Wey, White Clouds Drift On And On, was included in RA's Top 20 Albums of 2009.
DJ CZ (aka Chris Zaldua) is a writer, DJ, party promoter, and music obsessive based in San Francisco, CA. He co-founded two event series (Surface Tension, Vague Terrain) and a record label (Left Hand Path), all focusing on the liminal, the interstitial, and the in-between. His writing has been published in Resident Advisor, XLR8R, FACT Magazine, SF Weekly, KQED, Red Bull Music Academy, Noisey/Vice, and beyond. Recent DJ mix highlights include recorded podcasts for The Bunker New York, Mysteries of the Deep, and Honey Soundsystem.
Zoey Vero is a visual artist and motion graphics designer from San Francisco. Immersive and visual environments have become a platform for her to share artwork and experiment with different concepts in VJing, motion graphics, video art and projection mapping. She stays close the to music and arts scene, collaborating with musicians, festivals, and taking on various design projects. With a background of a B.A in Architecture from UC Berkeley, Zoey has also performed and displayed works internationally in festivals and galleries in Berlin, Amsterdam, Kyiv, Prague, Milan, and Geneva, to name a few. She is motivated by experimental, conceptual and new techniques/technologies to further her skills while working regularly as a VJ and visual artist.