Vacuum / Secrets (Blank Artists) Jan 9th at ReBar

Jan 9th at The ReBar

Knightriders & Blank Artists Presents:


Vacuum – Detroit

Guys On Drugs, Blank Artists [ Live P.A. ]

Grindle – Seattle

Earconscious/Knightriders [ DJ Traktor set ]

Secrets – Detroit/ NYC

Secret Mixes Fixes, Blank Artists, Galaxy Sound Co [ Ableton Disco edits set ]

DJ H.M.A. – Seattle

Trouble Dicso [ DJ Set ]

Knightriders join up with Blank Artists’ Matt Abott to make you
“Squeal” Jan 9th at Seattle’s Infamous ReBar! Matt goes under the
alias’s Secrets, Vacuum, and is 1/2 of Guys On Drugs (GOD). Haling
From DETROIT TO BROOKLYN Matt makes his way to Seattle for not one,
but 2 sets! Preforming under both of his alias Secrets & Vacuum.
Starting things off with his Secrets disco alias, expect nothing less
than the groovy trippy tunes that fueled the best parties from Studio
54 and the Warehouse mixed with his favorite current wave of
underground .

Everything will have it’s own unique “Abott” touch as he ingests tons
of Italia Disco and Rare Groove and regurgitates them into his special
sauce with a reconstructed take on each.
Matt is the inspiration for Seth Troxler (rumored to be a new silent
member of Guys On Drugs) and Derek Plaslaiko.
Going back into the 90’s he created the legendary 3rd wave Detroit CPM
color parties and is the original Face Melter and Rider of The Snake.
Matt is the acid that makes the videos by Eric Wareheim seem tame (as
seen here: and the inspiration for
Check out some of Matt’s insane flier design and theme parties here :

Matt is a super talented guy you’ll be hearing a lot about, and NYC is
very lucky to have him as he’s recently transplanted from Detroit via
a short stint in Oakland last Spring.
Here is Secrets from the Bunker.  This set was recorded live at Kiss & Tell
Amongst the disco classics in this set are a ton of his own edits:

Grindle will provide Secrets with an intermission and time to
transform into Vacuum.
Vacuum is part sleazy Heavy Metal drums and riffs with equal disco
claps, shiny synth stabs and sleazy funk, a genre of it’s own in
Detroit called “Rape House”.

Matt’s first release as Secrets :

Tracks as Vacuum:


Earconscious interview with Matt from last year:




Knightriders, Trouble Dicso & Eleminow all pull forces to continue to
bring you a sensational intimate dance party experience .
These crews are currently holding down Fridays and Saturdays at ReBar
and are collaborating to make this a night to remember.

Fueled by the original creators and masters and motivated by new
emerging sounds of the Seattle scene each of these promoters combine
visuals, lighting, and a inspiring sound selection, as well as
providing an unique intimate setting and connection to the DJ. The
energy shared is taken into consideration when producing events to
allow each night to have the most one of a kind thumbprint available.
Currently there isn’t anyone that understands this vibe better than
Terry Miller (Dj H.M.A.) who has kindly agreed to put together
something unique in preparation for Secrets at “Squeal” Jan 9th.
The perfect way to set the vibe for the NYC Detroit Disco edit master
Matt Abbott who will be performing the first of his two sets as

Over the past year our friends Terry & Ben Cook founder of (Rong
Records) started throwing events on Sundays @ Chop Suey and now hold
down a Friday monthly at ReBar known as Trouble Dicso.
Yes, Dicso, these two have been bringing Seattle master crate diggers
and world class DJ’s in rare groove, no-age, post-punk and disco to
ReBar monthly. Eric Grandy had this to say about Trouble Dicso in this
weeks Stranger: “Seattle’s long had a steady pumping dance pulse, and
the good folks behind Trouble Dicso (Line Out contributor Terry Miller
and Rong Records founder Ben Cook) have for the latter half of 2009
been tapping into it to bring some major international DJ talent to
town—JD Twitch of Optimo, Eric Duncan of Still Going/Rub-n-Tug, and

Visual for this evening will be provided by Looptid. A Bonkers
original, Looptid as started his own club night at ReBar. Bringing his
own fun and quirky brand (Eleminow) to the Seattle party people this
visionary continues to fuel the dance floor with party concepts.
Curating fantastic performances intertwined with creative club
environments you can expect exciting visual and environmental
stimulation at all
of Eleminow events. Check out Looptid’s upcoming event The night
before “Squeal” Jan 8th

James Grindle
Travis Baron
Knightriders – BOTMM – Static Guide


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    Travis Baron - Curator/Director travis.baron@gmail(dot)com *********************** James Grindle - A&R/Project Manager: gconscious@gmail(dot)com ***********************
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