Aphotic Segment / Drew Pompa’s Going Away Party

December 14, 2016 at 7:31 pm


Hello Friends! I cordially invite you to this special edition of Aphotic Segment, as I curate a night of music in celebration of my send off to Philadelphia. It has been nearly 10 years since I have landed in Detroit and now I’m opening a new chapter of adventures.

Detroit has been a very amazing experience for me. The boundless amount of friendships that I have forged, the outpouring of support that is intrinsic to the essence of this city, and the talented and creative reservoir of artists / musicians that it develops will be heavily missed. I would be eternally grateful if you would join me for one of my last evening’s in town. For those of you who I will not see, I wish you and your families a very happy holiday!

Thursday December 22nd
2520 Michigan Ave.
Detroit, MI 48208
9pm – 2am

Aphotic Segment w/ PRC

September 15, 2016 at 5:05 pm


Aphotic Segment is back on the spot and at the turn of seasons, so it’s time for a change of mind and a change of vibe. More music, more production, more discipline and charging full speed towards all of those lofty goals we promised ourselves at the beginning of the year. There’s only a little time left.

This month will be the first time since July that both residents will be back in the rotation and joining them for a night of records will be PRC. The group’s output can be mainly extracted from the experimental Detroit label, Irrationaltentent where they release saturated fuzz-induced noise / punk music that is both captivating and startling at the same time. These gents will be assembling a diverse collection of records for the evening’s rotation so be sure to join us and welcoming them for their first guest appearance at AS. No cover, per usual!

Saturday October 1st 2016
2520 Michigan Ave.
Detroit, MI 48216

The Siege – Zama (WAAM-03) Available TODAY

August 23, 2016 at 3:51 pm


Third times a charm, so it has been said. The Siege returns for number three in We Are All Machine’s catalog and this dog hunts. WAAM 03, Zama, finds the Siege exploring the psychedelic frontiers of modern dance. With 3 representing creativity, optimism, and renewal, it has become illuminated, in retrospect, that the Siege was subconsciously driven to birth these three tracks about time travel, rejuvenation, emotional exhaustion spurred by creation, loss, overexertion, and hope, among other uniquely human themes.

Applying recently developed techniques, incorporating newfound vintage gear, and hitting their production stride, Zama is the Siege’s most vocal laden and richly textured work to date. Swirling dub, art funk, and minimal psychedelia all conspire in a dense, dance mélange reminiscent of slow braised pork mole; ostensibly simple, yet delightfully delicious.

The cresting pads, hypnotic, layered beats, post rock sensibilities, and absurdist art that have all burrowed into the Siege’s collective psyches for many decades are slowly revealing themselves in each new production they create. They keep searching back further and further to find deeper inspiration to go farther and you needn’t search beyond Zama to see the truth in this.

We Are All Machines

Aphotic Segment @ Corktown Strut Festival

June 15, 2016 at 7:58 pm


It’s feels like it’s been dugeon ages since we released music under “The Siege” project. Alas… i’m here to inform you, the wait is over! The Siege will be performing live @ Katoi as a part of the Aphotic Segment program during the first annual Corktown Strut Festival. To add even greater excitement, the party will be in celebration of the brothers’ new 12-inch release entitled “Zama”. Zama is a 3-track EP of wizard sounds, demonstrating what the brothers do best behind their gear. It also marks the third release in the We Are All Machines catalog, with a fourth slated for the end of the year. Zama will be available online and at select retailers beginning July 1st 2016. Below are a few snippets from the up-coming EP, if you care to dabble. for tickets to Corktown Strut visit HERE