Techno-fiends alike, get yourselves ready for another great night provided by French Kiss Presents on Saturday.
February 6th, Greenpoint is having an Acid Techno takeover at Good Room featuring Octave One LIVE (430 West Records), Hierogylphic Being LIVE and Slam Mode (Desvio Records) with Capriccio artists Porkchop (aka SSPS) and Alex from Queens in the Bad Room.
Octave One is the brainchild of core members Lenny and Lawrence Burden. The Burden brothers burst onto the Detroit Techno scene in 1990, producing Octave One’s debut 'I Believe', featured on the compilation Techno 2: The Next Generation. The collective also includes frequent contributions from siblings Lynell, Lance and Lorne Burden. Their 2000 hit single 'Blackwater' has sold over one million records worldwide. The group has also earned critical acclaim for countless records including 'Empower', 'Nicolette' and 'The X-files'.
Hieroglyphic Being was voted URB Magazine's Top 100 in 2004 & 2005 , Jamal Moss has long been a part of the Chicago Advante Garde Dance & Art Noise/Freeform scene as both a promoter, producer, and record selector. One of the last of the line of producers directly influenced by Ron Hardy at The Muzic Box & Influenced by Sun Ra / John Cage /StockHausen/ Larry Heard/ Cris & Cosey - the Free Jazz & Experimental Noise Visionaries of the past.
Slam Mode a.k.a. Angel Rodriguez and Michael Cole have been spinning and collecting muzica since as early as 1979. They have an extensive collection of music which stems from genres such as Salsa, Afro Beat, Latin Jazz, Reggae, Minimal and Deep Tech, Drum n' Bass, New Age, Electronica, Ambient soundscapes and countless of film scores…just to name a few.
Porkchop aka Black Gigi aka aka Jon Nicholson of the band Excepter aka one of the coolest dudes in this f*ckin city ... a cult figure and influential tastemaker for various scenes. SSPS makes intentional strides to shine the third eye onto the crystal, emanating shades of blues, concrete, and punk. SSPS has released music on LIES, Nation, and Avant God.
Alex hails from Queens, NY, and has been involved in the NYC music scene for a hot minute. His old thrash band Karma performed at Limelight, Tunnel, and Downtime before he left the city to study mathematics and linguistics. After seeing Jeff Mills hypnotize with his shamanic wizardry, Alex was forever changed, and decided to buy Technics. Hungry for roots knowledge, Alex freaked out on old Ron Hardy and Wizard recordings, went on vinyl stalking missions to the midwest, learned flamenco clapping rhythms from outlaw Spanish gypsies, even studied synthesis with Serge Tcherepnin's brother, Ivan.