Good Room presents…
REGIS (Downwards Records)
VERONICA VASICKA (Minimal Wave)
ALEX FROM QUEENS (Capriccio/Fleurs de Mal)
Date: December 18
Address: 98 Meserole Ave. Brooklyn 11222
Subway: Nassau Ave. [G Train]
Karl O’Connor is most certainly Regis and it is also highly probable that he propagates other pseudonyms . This has only added to the greater mythology surrounding the influential Downwards label that he has run with fellow art terrorist Peter Sutton ( Female ) since 1993. Unconventional and single-minded to say the least ( what label can boast a back catalogue free of the industry standard cash cow remix ) by decentralising the focus on the dj/producer personality, he remains one of the more highly regarded creative forces within the British techno/electronic scene. Degenerate art indeed.
Veronica Vasicka is synonymous with Minimal Wave, the label she started in 2005 to release overlooked DIY synth records from the ’70s and ’80s. Its musical remit soon became a kind of genre in its own right. Combining her digging skills with a sharp eye for photography and design, she’s singlehandedly turned Minimal Wave into one of the most visually and sonically appealing labels out there, with her tireless archival work shining a light onto a generation of obscure bands and producers. Vasicka runs another label, Cititrax, which she uses to release music that doesn’t fall into the Minimal Wave sphere.
ALEX FROM QUEENS
Alex first heard dance music blasting from an IROC Z blazing by his baby crib in Queens County, NYC. He started Capriccio in 2011 for those who want heat, something beyond the dance, mystical, raw, dirty, romantic, futuristic with guest artists including Juan Atkins, Egyptian Lover, Traxx, Reade Truth, DUST, Hieroglyphic Being, Patrick Russell, and Carlos Souffront He’s launching a new label, Fleurs du Mal, which will be releasing productions from Crimen Excepta, Upsetting Keys, and others as well as his own.