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Splash 01 : SF:3.14 Bruno Pronsato, [a]pendics. shuffle, & Nikita

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tinyshine presents Splash 01 : Bruno Pronsato, [a]pendics. shuffle, & Nikita

March 14th

Anu 10p-2a $12

March 14th (Saturday)


Bruno Pronsato :

Seattle producer Bruno Pronsato (aka Steven Ford) took several giant steps in 2005 toward the peak of the experimental techno mountain and hasn't stopped since. Both on vinyl and onstage, Pronsato kept up a hectic pace of production and performance, catalyzing listeners and crowds in Germany, Switzerland, Turkey, Mexico, throughout the United States, and a triumphant set at Montreal’s Mutek festival. Twelve-inches on esteemed labels like Orac, Musique Risquée, Milnor Modern, Philpot, and Telegraph further elevated his stature and built his international fan base. In addition to winning critical acclaim for his full length album "Why Cant We Be Like Us, he has also had releases on Perlon with his partner in crime Sammy Dee as Half Hawaii.

A sound scientist whose work is equally playful and rigorous, Pronsato deploys a canny use of space and idiosyncratically fashioned rhythms to disorient and build suspense—like some 21st-century Miles Davis or Eric Dolphy of the laptop. Despite being a minimal-techno artist, Pronsato offers a palette that’s as full of unexpected patterns and meticulously rendered textures as a Wassily Kandinsky painting.

Pronsato’s compositions unsettle in original ways, yet they also slyly tickle funnybones. Often both humorous and erotic, his cuts are the wild cards that adventurous DJs pull out when they want to take the dance floor to strange new levels of motion. Therefore, Pronsato’s releases have become elite selectors’ secret weapons of beguilingly baffling quirkiness that still moves the dance floor.

more info on Bruno :



Kenneth James Gibson is a man of many personas. Keeping up with him can be a time consuming, yet rewarding venture into sound. As soon as you think you know him and can grasp what’s going on, he puts on yet another mask and becomes something else. Always a surprise and never a let down, he gives us what we want but don’t expect. A rare stone in today’s musical climate, Ken is rolling and collects no moss.

Ken’s first recordings were as the guitarist, singer, part time keyboardist and producer of the 90’s indi rock band Furry Things. He slowly grew tired of being in a “band†and started producing a slew of electronic mish mash on his own as Eight Frozen Modules. Starting out with a guitar, half broken sampler (given to him by King Coffee of the legendary Texas band The Butthole Surfers), a drum machine, borrowed synths and a four track, Ken laid down an off kilter mix of electro, abstract hip hop, dub and techno.

In 1997, Ken moved from Austin Texas to the big city of Los Angeles, California. After releasing a few records as Eight Frozen Modules on various labels such as Trance Syndicate and City Slang, he gave up the 4 track and guitar for a desktop computer and software. While taking a few years off from releasing music, he learned how to create a new world in the land of computers. After 3 years of not leaving his padded studio cell, he resurfaced with the 2001 Eight Frozen Modules CD “Random Activities and Broken Sunsetsâ€, a mix of glitched out electro, techno, and idm for the LA label, Phthalo. Since then, he has also released music under the names [a]pendics.shuffle, The Premature Wig, dubLoner, Electronic Music Composer, Reverse Commuter, Bal Cath, Hiss and Buzz (with Jack Dangers), and most recently as Kenneth James G., and KJ Gibbs for labels such as Mo's Ferry Productions, Adjunct, Resopal, Floppy Funk, Budenzauber, Orac, Mineral, Tigerbeat 6, Skor, Planet-Mu, g25/ Very Friendly, Proptronix, Headinghome, Shockout, Narita, Disco Inc., Mille Plateaux,Orthlorng Musork, Plateaux Resistance and Sunset Diskos...just to name a few.

Currently Ken is living in Echo Park California and has been producing a ton of music and traveling around the world. He has also started his own label with Orac co-founder Konstantin Gabbro, called Adjunct. With Adjunct they are releasing what they call “computer funkâ€, their own special brand of funky, minimal, avant-garde techno. Does all this you just read make sense? Maybe not in your world, but in Ken’s world it’s just another day.

more info on Ken :

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[a]pendics.shuffle LIVE vid:









It wasn't too long ago that NIKITA ventured out from Denver, Colorado to pursue his dreams of working in the music industry. A lifelong love affair with music began as a young boy playing piano, singing and dancing… It wasn't until later in life when Nikita attended a warehouse party that would change his life forever (Circa 93') - Nikita became one of Denver's 'underground party-scene offspring'! In 2000, Nikita left Colorado for California…

In the past eight years Nikita's perseverance and pure love for quality dance music has placed him among the top DJs of San Francisco's world-famous club scene. In 2005 Nikita was chosen to host his own radio show on Northern California's Energy 92.7 FM – The Massive Mix. It was Nikita's raw talent that also landed him a residency at San Francisco's legendary nightclub, The EndUp.

Performing anywhere from 2 to 8 hours; Nikita's playfulness behind the decks takes you on a ride seamlessly blending sick minimal grooves, heavy basslines, melodic synths, and twisted beats, while still keeping it soulful and deep.

Nikita has played along side the likes of Lee Burridge, Steve Lawler, Cassy, Bruno Pronsato,Steve Bug, M.A.N.D.Y., Tom Stephan (Superchumbo), Craig Richards and Damian Lazarus, with inspirations coming from friends like Ms. Honey Dijon, Tedd Patterson and Danny Tenaglia.

Through his broad musical taste and genre bending, Nikita has always managed to create a unique dance floor experience that continues to draw a diverse audience.

more Nik? oh yea...



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