Another fun trip to Cleveland and I'm wondering why I ever moved away. The more time passes, the more I appreciate Cleveland and moreover, appreciate Ohio. Columbus has a steady house scene with Quality at Basil and accompanied mainstream events at places like BoMA, but we central Ohioans have to travel or wait patiently for real techno (seen and heard occasionally at Saturday's are Squared at Bristol Bar). But in Ohio, we have good people and good people who love techno. That's a pretty good combo. A better combo? More good people who love good techno. I'm thankful for the posse in Cleveland supporting the cause.
Stat Touch Supper Club where Vinyl Project setup to stream live last Saturday, meet Function AKA Dave Sumner of Sandwell District and 1 Auxy AKA James Morris of Akron's Tek-Know Productions hosted in hot series of Bent Crayon events planned for this year. The audience got a fine techno fix to last us a few months. My first time seeing (and meeting James), he ran a great mix of warm-up tracks for Function using all vinyl, setting the stage over a length of 90 minutes. Function took the stage at 12:30 AM bringing 1 Auxy's set into hardness that we had been waiting for. The night was not without its technical faults. Barring a brief sub-bass drop-out in the basement and my own live-stream failing about 20 minutes short of Function's complete set (my fedora macbook overheated... I hate macbooks), the night was all smiles and was certainly one of appreciation for both Function and 1 Auxy's performances.
Again, stay tuned for further Bent Crayon events to be featured on the Vinyl Project stream this year. I have whispers of completing the Sandwell District trifecta and other techno to be pit-stopping in Cleveland. Follow the links below for downloads of the night's events.