After staging his USA debut at Gather Festival, Teksupport announces the return of dance music pioneer Mr. G to New York for an all-night warehouse takeover in Brooklyn on April 11. Mr. G will be playing two sets for the occasion, with Kenny Larkin and Kai Alcé supporting.
Mr. G has been at the center of the rave since the phenomenon began sweeping his UK home. A selector since his teens, a young Colin McBean found inspiration from the sounds bubbling out of Detroit and Chicago and began proliferating them just as the Summer of Love kicked into high gear. Years later, he co-founded The Advent; a live techno outfit that saw him playing packed-out stadiums with Carl Cox and smashing Sven Väth’s Omen club on the regular. Though he left The Advent in 1999, the Mr. G name lived on, and today McBean has produced eight albums, 120 EPs, and countless singles under the alias while running his record label Phoenix G and packing out today’s top venues like Printworks, Fabric, and Stereo. These accomplishments only scratch the surface of an impressive resumé.
For the legend’s upcoming Brooklyn debut, the audience will be gifted two performances. Of course, there’s his live set, an analog-driven display of the skills that won him DJ Mag’s title of “Best Live Act” in 2017. Mr. G will also be warming up the night with an all vinyl, 7” set that shows off his enduring curatorial prowess, digging deep in his crates to take listeners on a journey through disco, funk, reggae, and boogie. It serves as a full circle moment for McBean, who got his start helping DJs as a box boy in his youth. The warm-up additionally reflects the sounds he’s ventured through as Mango Boyz, Halcyon, and other monikers he’s crafted over the years which all feed into the larger Mr. G story.
Kenny Larkin and Kai Alcé have been aptly tapped for opening duties. The former, a Detroit native, made his break on labels like Warp and Richie Hawtin’s Plus 8. He remains in the Midwestern elite today, boasting a consistent output on powerhouses like Cuttin’ Headz and Mobilee while regularly gracing the rosters of Movement, BPM, and EXIT. Meanwhile, NDATL owner Kai Alcé is widely responsible for building Atlanta’s house music scene since his move there in the early ‘90s. His House in the Park parties have become a city staple, pulling in tens of thousands each year to Grant Park.
Teksupport has become a name synonymous with the New York underground through its years, with the brand earning a dedicated following for its house and techno curation, high class production, use of clandestine, industrialized spaces. The brand is responsible for debuting Time Warp stateside, and has also brought some of the most respected brands to the East Coast including Music On!, Circoloco, and Solomun +1. With artists like Maceo Plex, Jamie Jones, Carl Cox, and many more gracing Teksupport events, the company has set a new standard for New York nightlife.
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