Friday, September 11th, 2009 at 6:00 PM
3 years ago
Killswitch Happy Hour w/ Rich Korach, Matt Wilder & Javaight
Founded in February 2008, Killswitch is a weekly happy hour dedicated to featuring the Bay Area's finest underground techno and house talent. Founded by Stap[e DJ Javaight and Black Market Techno DJ dCOY, Killswitch has featured DJs such as Alland Byallo, Dave Aju, Jonah Sharp, Sutekh, Clint Stewart, Worthy, J.Phlip, Drumcell,Todd Sines and live PA's from Monocle, Auralism's Marc Smith, and Perla. With the addition of new residents Mossmoss & David Siska, Killswitch has established itself as an end of the week hangout for heads, techno lovers and party people alike. Kill off your week with the sound of the underground at Killswitch.
This week @ KILLSWITCH: Rich Korach (Paxahau), Matt Wilder (Afterglow), & Javaight!
About Rich Korach:
Rich Korach discovered underground electronic music in 1994, finally encountering the sound for which he had been searching. A native to the Detroit area, Rich witnessed sets from some of the early pioneers of techno. Namely, Derrick May, Kevin Saunderson, John Acquaviva and Stacey Pullen. Drawing influence from Detroit’s elite, Rich became an active DJ in 1997. His sets are characterized by seamless transitions between elements of House and Techno, creating new subgenres with every mix.
In 2004 Rich became one of a few select Paxahau resident DJs while conjointly leading the merchandise divisions for Paxahau, DEMF and D Records. Being a resident Paxahau DJ gave Rich greater opportunity to display his unique capacity for DJ’ing, earning opening sets for such luminaries as: Josh Wink, Michael Mayer, Mathew Jonson and Richie Hawtin. Rich consistently evolves his sets, incorporating the latest effects components to create buildups, rearrange sounds, and make his performances that much more unique. His precision, timing, and technical aptitude have acquired both national and international attention resulting in spots at: the Detroit Electronic Music Festival(2005 and 2008), Ibiza, Berlin, and all across the U.S.
About Matt Wilder:
Born and raised in Dayton Ohio (affectionately referred to as the "little d"), Matt Wilder has been actively involved in music for the majority of his life. While classical music and jazz trumpet dominated his grade school years, his discovery of electronic music in the early 90s changed his outlook on music forever. Prior to his recent arrival to San Francisco, Matt Wilder was an important part of the small yet passionate techno community in Cincinnati Ohio, with several performances at "Bang!" and underground parties in Chicago with local greats there such as Sassmouth.
Drawing inspiration from everything from IDM to techno to funky minimal house, Matt Wilder has worked to define his sound as an intricate yet driving combination of banging techno and glitchy minimal with a sprinkle of funk.