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

Aphotic Segment w/ Bill Spencer – 05/07/2016

May 7, 2016 at 9:47 pm


Aphotic Segment is settling into its new home quite nicely, as Katoi assumes the new venue status for our monthly listening event. We were lucky to have had Mike Medow sprinkle our eardrums with much alluring darkness last month and we look forward the next crate of outsider jams from the always talented community of deejays in Detroit.

This month, we welcome Bill Spencer to AS for the very first time and we couldn’t be more excited. Bill has been working in and out of music since time immemorial and doing it with some pretty acclaimed folks. If you’re on the prowl for some spicy deejay sets, then we highly recommend you visit Bill’s soundcloud page – https://soundcloud.com/billspencer

His mixes run the total spectrum of music. Whether it’s hip-hop, tropicalia, coked-out soft rock or dancefloor cuts, chances are, you’ll find them in Mr. Spencer’s record crate. We certainly like to embrace such record willy-nilly and couldn’t be happier to do it alongside a fine gent like Bill. Opening the night of music are resident deejays, Soren and Drew Pompa… and as always, this event is free to the public. Hope to see you there!

Saturday May 7th 2016
2520 Michigan Ave.
Detroit, MI 48216
No Cover

Aphotic Segment w/ Julian Kendall & Ali Berger

December 15, 2015 at 9:43 pm


Very excited for this new year edition of Aphotic Segment, as we’re featuring two of Detroit’s young and rising deejays / producers for a night of both live performances and record crate digs. On the palette for this January are locals, Julian Kendall and Ali Berger.

Julian Kendall has been quietly making waves in the music scene here in Detroit this past year. He co-produces the monthly dance party, Temple Trax, with him homie Con Man, which they host at Temple Bar. He also slings vinyl at Hello Records on Sundays, lending his vision to help curate the deep collection that has come to define the standard that Hello is known for. Julian has a penchant for Detroit jams, with heavy leanings towards boogie, r&b, and electro-funk. He’s a young cat but his knowledge and collection suggest that he’s been in the game for quite some time. We always look forward to his mix.

Joining him on the bill, is recent Detroit transplant, Ali Berger. Ali migrated to Detroit from Boston on the sole premise of enveloping himself with the legacy of Detroit music. He’s been dropping alot of great music lately, including cassettes, cds and vinyl for the likes of Virtual Urban Records, Sun Rad and Trackland Acid Dealerships. He released an acid thunderstorm last year, alongside of John Barera and Baltimoroder for Boston imprint, Zakim. Since arriving in Detroit, he’s been spotted hauling around a suitcase filled with his Boss Doctor Rhythm and that’s the kind of style that peaks our interests here at AS. He’s bringing out a live rig for this performance, so don’t sleep on this one folks!

Per usual, resident deejay, Soren and Drew Pompa will be opening the night of music with their fine selections. We look forward to seeing you. Always free, always key!

Sunday, January 3rd 2016
Nancy Whiskey
2644 Harrison St.
Detroit, MI 48226
No Cover