Direct to Earth with Yan Cook and Axkan (live)

Direct to Earth with Yan Cook and Axkan (live)

Sat Jan 21, 2017 - Sun Jan 22, 2017

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$9.99 - $14.99

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This event is 21 and over

Yan Cook
Yan Cook
Yan was born in Kiev, Ukraine, 1991. At the age of sixteen he was introduced to electronic music, more specifically Techno and his love for it was instantaneous! The rest is history and meanwhile the Ukrainian has performed alongside many of the most respected techno talents from around the globe and collaborated with a number of people in the past, as well as working under different aliases, he is now focusing on his own fully distinguished style which is immediately recognizable from the first seconds of a track: heavy and sometimes smooth dancefloor techno with haunting atmospheres and striking basslines.

With a string of releases under his belt on some higly respected labels such as Delsin Records, Dynamic Reflection, Silent Steps Records and Planet Rhythm, he is definitely a force to be reckoned with and his signature tracks are definitely leaving a long lasting impression with his audience.
Axkan
Axkan
No stranger to the LA Techno scene, or even the world, Axkan is a talented producer from Mexico who is based out of Los Angeles. His Techno is highly influenced by Industrial and EBM alongside ethnic rhythms. His darker and noisy style of Techno is a highly sought sound and can be found on several labels (i.e. The Cast Project, Reloading Records, SecreTechno, RheoStatus, etc.).

Going thru the high increase of electronic music projects, we can say there is one that has have maintained the most original dark sound, creating the perfect combination of ethnic roots, noise and techno elements, we are talking about AXKAN.

Throbbing Gristle, Skinny Puppy, Plastikman, Autechre among others, have been source of inspiration to create his musical basics. As a teenager in the late 80’s, Luis Flores and Federico started assembling a project focused in Industrial music, later Jorge HM joined to create “Double Helix”, one of the most important Techno projects in Mexico.

Months later, Federico had the opportunity to live some experiences which made him conceive the idea of a different music where percussion instruments and ethnic elements were obvious, so after working sometime in both projects, Federico leaves Double Helix to create his own solo project, “Axkan”.

Short after he published multiple tracks under the label NopalBeat and had the chance to perform thru the US, Mexico, South America, Spain and Russia.

Up to this day, his sound keeps morphing, changing towards a more raw sound. Federico is still an avid collector of vintage electronic musical instruments and modular gear, with his arsenal has always been trying to create unique sounds, without trying to fall into a specific genre, without trying to make music that sell records, just having fun with noise.
Max Gardner
Max Gardner
Max first got involved with the local DJ scene in Tucson, Arizona. He's well recognized for his very strong, deep, heavy hitting techno sets and the ability to wander with depth into minimal, deep tech-house, and almost any genre of music. After performing at events with various world famous electro and house headliners, Max felt he needed to move somewhere with more variety of musical influence. It was at this point when he relocated back to his natural habitat, the San Francisco bay area.

Since then Max has been jamming in the studio, defining and closing in on his own sound. His need for interaction with a musical environment that thrives off experimental minimal, techno, and house partially sparked the Direct To Earth (DTE) event series based out of Oakland. Quickly making himself at home, Max has recently played shows featuring artists such as Dustin Zahn, Raiz, Max Cooper, Daegon, Tiari, Marco Bailey, The Missing Link, and Octave along with many of the local techno and house acts.
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