2/14/18 – Bill Converse, Tyrel Williams , Nick Moss
(Secret Studios, Housepitality SF)
Originally from Lansing, Michigan, BILL CONVERSE grew up immersed in the Detroit techno sound before relocating to Austin, Texas in 1998. From there, he began building up an arsenal of synthesizers and slowly making a name for himself as a DJ and producer, becoming a fixture of the city’s local electronic music scene. Producing music under the name WWC, a 90-minute cassette of Converse’s fluid, hypnotic acid techno tracks titled Meditations/Industry was released by local label Obsolete Future in 2013; the shorter Alienself followed in 2014. Converse helped establish a crew called Timelife Methrave, which started an online radio show titled Tunnel Dive in order to highlight underground electronic producers and DJs. In 2016, the San Francisco-based label Dark Entries issued an abridged LP version of Meditations/Industry, this time credited to Bill Converse. The album was followed by Warehouse Invocation, an EP containing additional material from the original Meditations/Industry cassette as well as a previously unreleased track. The 12″ single “7 of 9″ followed on Texas Recordings Underground. In July of 2017, Converse released the double 12” Salt of Mars on Tabernacle Records, as well as The Shape of Things to Come on Dark Entries.
TYREL has been a mainstay of Chicago’s underground House scene for years. He began mixing records in 1999. Soon later he landed a job at Gramaphone Records where he spent many years building his collection of dance records. He spent 2008-2011 building his Acid Test residency at Smart Bar, which is an all vinyl House / Techno party. Guests have included Derrick Carter, Traxx, Justin Long, Convextion, Dave Aju, and Tevo Howard. Tyrel has recently moved to San Francisco where he is a resident DJ for Housepitality. He has also recently started a project with Bryan Bai-ee called Secret Studio with releases on their own label called Secret Studio Records.
MOSS has recently made his DJ debut in San Francisco. His blending of scolding hot synth sounds and chilling cold industrial beats send listeners on a moody and tripped out dance floor journey.