Energy Flash: Survival Rating Edition
It’s my 39th birthday and I’m bringing down some good friends to celebrate
Drivers For The Night
SHAWN RUDIMAN – LIVE P.A.
(Pittsburgh Tracks, Detroit Techno Militia)
You know techno, you know Shawn. Getting his start in 1989 against a backdrop of the creation of the Rust Belt by Reaganomics and the deindustrialization of the U.S., Shawn was in an industrial band called Total Harmonic Distortion. They eventually got signed to Hard Records (a division of Cleopatra) and released Mechanical Advantage in 1993. More albums followed, and they also went on to remix artists like Assemblage 23, Christian Death, and Psychic TV.
Fast forward to 1999 and Shawn, having released a couple of techno records as a part of TR Generation by this point, started making waves as a solo artist. Quickly signed to Dan Bell’s 7th City Records, he joined such luminaries as Claude Young, John Tejada, Anthony “Shake” Shakir, and Titonton Duvanté.
Shawn has gone on to many more releases on labels such as Technior Audio, Sean Deason’s Matrix Recordings, and Carolina native TJ Hicks’ Minimal Soul Recordings. He has a touring schedule that takes him across the globe including the Movement Festival in Detroit, Amsterdam’s Dekmantel festival, and Berlin’s legendary Club Tresor.
I have been wanting to get Shawn down here for a hot minute and I’m glad that we finally have the chance to add North Carolina to his touring resume.
For too long, Ja'Maul Redmond has been one of NC's best kept secrets. A Nightlight favorite and NC Techno stalwart long before it was cool to play techno, Loner. 9 has been making waves amongst those that know. From releases on Charlotte's Activ-Analog Records and the mighty Detroit Techno Militia to launching Abstracta with Oliver Long and being the only NC artist to ever play Movement Electronic Music Festival (OFFICIAL) in any of its forms over the past 19 years, Ja'Maul has been steadily making a name for himself in techno circles.
Ja'Maul Redmond's writing partner, Oliver Long has been one of the most consistent techno DJ's in NC over the past 20 years. From releases on Activ-Analog to co founding Abstracta Audio with Ja'Maul, Oliver's put the work in and is known as one of the go to people around here for techno
Starting things off is local hero, Queen Plz. Co-founding Durham's Party Illegal, she has made a name for herself locally for her dancefloor skills. Known for bouncing across genres, there's no telling what she'll bring to the table.
Venue: Nightlight Bar and Club
405 1/2 West Rosemary Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
(Next to The Northside District, home of the Wu-Tang Slider)
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