Sure Thing & VX: Cititrax II w/ Veronica Vasicka

Buy Tickets


Sure Thing, VX & Minimal Wave present: Cititrax II

Veronica Vasicka (Founder of Cititrax / Minimal Wave | NYC)
Broken English Club LIVE aka Oliver Ho (Cititrax / Jealous God | UK)
Tzusing (Cititrax / L.I.E.S | China)
Aaron J (Sure Thing)
Rachel Aiello / Justin Anastasi (VX)

Veronica Vasicka (NY)
Veronica Vasicka has managed to take a lifelong love of electronically modulated sounds, along with a ardor for playing recorded versions of said sounds, and transform that passion into an impressive, intriguing cottage industry. A collector of vintage synthesizers and drum machines—Roland SH-101! Fricke MFB-501!—the New York–based Vasicka decided to bring her beloved music to the masses in 2003 via East Village Radio's Minimal-Electronik, a show dedicated to for her favored style: old, obscure, spare and often dark. “I had this collection of Dutch magazines from the early '80s," Vasicka explained in a 2009 interview, "and they kept using the terms minimal electronics, new wave, coldwave and a bunch of others. I kind of thought there should be a term that covers all this music, and I thought minimal wave could be it." And with that bit of nomenclature set, her obsession became her career. In 2005, she kicked her similarly-themed label, Minimal Wave, into gear. But Vasicka wasn't done yet: In 2008, she launched the Cititrax imprint, a clearinghouse for newer synth-based acts, jacking house, raw techno and the like—and she's developed into something of an evangelist for the music, DJing around the world to spread the sine-wave gospel.

Broken English Club (UK)
Those familiar with Oliver Ho's fearsome and often brutal futurist early EPs on Blueprint and his more recent avant techno/house Raudive material will be aware of his ability to inject a dark narrative into functional electronics. Broken English Club delivers monotone vocals and shards of live instrumentation over stuttering beats and bleak synths. The blank-stared, pin-point focused electronics and layers of noise betray no/wave and post punk influences, dragging together industrial experimentation and pitch-black techno.

Tzusing (China)
Tzusing's appearances on Cititrax and Ron Morelli's L.I.E.S. represent one man’s personal project to redefine the laws of modern dance music. Presenting EBM-informed sounds, and relishing in harsh tones, unexpected samples, noisy techno and grungy electronics, Tzusing is post-punk no-wave realised via synthesiser and drum machine.

Aaron J (Sure Thing)
Rachel Aiello (VX)
Justin Anastasi (VX / Surface Tension)

Sound by Danley Sound Labs, Inc.



The best night of your life.
Every night.

With Up All Night Gold you can go out and enjoy the best artists every single night. Subscribe today and party like a baller.

Join Gold