Andi (Brooklyn, NY - SYNTHICIDE)
Andi Harriman is a DJ and writer living in New York City. As the founder of the dark synth and industrial party, SYNTHICIDE, she now holds her fifth year residency at Brooklyn's notorious venue Bossa Nova Civic Club. Andi's aesthetic combines her underground 1980s obsession with industrial, EBM, dark techno, and noise - anything aggressive and dismal. She is also the author of the book "Some Wear Leather, Some Wear Lace: The Worldwide Compendium of Postpunk and Goth in the 1980s" and writes regularly for Bandcamp and Red Bull Music Academy, and is also the contributing editor at Post-punk.com. Additionally, she lectures about goth and has appeared at NYU, Wave Gotik Treffen, and Morbid Anatomy Museum.
Arcanus (Boston, MA - Cellar Door, Xiled Radio)
DJ Arcanus has been DJing for 25 years with 23 of them in clubs. These days he plays a lot of powernoise, IDM, and industrial while still incorporating goth, post-punk, shoegaze, etc. into his sets. In addition to clubs, he has an online radio show, Xiled Radio. He mostly plays powernoise, IDM, power electronics, dark ambient, and other less club-friendly genres.
He's spun all across North America, with cities like New York City, Montreal, and Chicago getting regular DJ visits over the years. Some European dates have included gigs in Leipzig, London, Edinburgh, Vienna, Madrid, Copenhagen, Trondheim, Dublin, and Belfast.
DJ Arcanus believe in playing a mix of new and old tracks, seguing and beatmatching every transition for seemless mixes, and playing some requests to keep everyone happy.
Black/Mail (Boston, MA - Ceremony)
DJ Black/Mail made his debut in Portland, Maine in 2006. Since then he has performed at clubs, events and conventions all over New England (Haven, Xmortis, TempleCon, Club Hell) He was one of the collaborating forces in Destruktathon, a six DJ battling joy ride that performed around New England and was a repeat performer at Goth Fly a Kite's annual parties. He currently has a residency at Ceremony, Boston's longest running weekly party, where he spins a variety of Down Tempo, Industrial, Techno, and pop. He believes that if the music is dark and has a good rhythm, it belongs in a club.
Social Media: Facebook
Brad Rhodes (Brooklyn, CT - SUBCULTURE)
A DJ and record collector since the '80s Brad Rhodes has held residencies at Manray (Boston), Communion (Providence) and performed guest appearances all over the country, including co-DJ of the first Convergence festival in Chicago. Currently Brad is the host of SUBCULTURE a weekly all-vinyl postpunk and synth show on Twitch and Mixcloud, where you can hear him weave multiple genres together from every facet of the dark 80s underground.
Social Media: twitter
Brian L & Devil's Advocate (Boston, MA - Corrosion, Industrial Factory)
Working together as Corrosion Boston for almost five years, DJ Devil's Advocate and DJ Brian L have been dedicated to bringing the best dark, underground music to the Boston area. DJ Brian L has been the mastermind behind The Industrial Factory, WZBCs industrial radio show for over 20 years. DJ Devil's Advocate has run events around the north east for years, and settled in Boston 6 years ago. Together, they have worked hard to bring the best new and classic music to the area. Corrosion Boston has been twice nominated for a Boston Music Award for Best Dance Night.
Closing out Saturday night, DJ Brian L and Devil's Advocate will bring the best of the dark goth, industrial and noise to Convergence that Boston has come to expect of them.
Chris Ewen (Boston, MA - Xmortis, VaudEvil, HEROES)
Cambridge MA based DJ & electronic musician Chris Ewen is currently the resident DJ at the monthly goth/industrial night Xmortis (Middle East), quarterly goth/cabaret night VaudEvil (Sonia) & twice-a-month 80s new wave/post-punk night ""HEROES"" (Sonia). He he also makes seasonal DJ appearances for Electric Dreams (80s) Tea at the Boatslip Resort in Provincetown MA, and presides over occasional ManRay reunions and Halloween gatherings at the Paradise Rock Club in Boston.
He began his career in Detroit during the early 80s, spinning records at Todd's & The Asylum before moving to Boston where he began DJ-ing at legendary underground nightspot ManRay in 1986, later becoming head resident DJ until its closing in mid 2005. During that time he also DJ'd at punk/industrial/goth club Ground Zero from around '89-'91. In the 2000s, he mixed the music for Goth/Industrial/Whatever & Billiards night Dead Pool, post-punk dance night Tension, and many nights at former local Cambridge hotspot River Gods.
He's appeared as a guest DJ at Ceremony Boston, Superstition, FiftyFour, TraniWreck & several other Boston/Cambridge events, spun alongside Lol Tolhurst (Hojoko), & has been on the bill as DJ in Boston and Cambridge at various venues with She Wants Revenge, VNV Nation, Gary Numan, Peter Murphy, OMD, Chameleons Vox, Modern English, Nitzer Ebb, Skinny Puppy , Echo & The Bunnymen, Ladytron, Covenant, IAMX , The B-52's, The Crüxshadows, as well as several bands who performed live at ManRay, including Alien Sex Fiend, Suicide, Faith & The Muse, Bella Morte, Apoptygma Berzerk, Wolfsheim, And One, ohGr, Christian Death, KMFDM, Pigface, Meat Beat Manifesto, Consolidated, Dead Or Alive, etc.
As a musician, Chris is a recording & touring member of The Magnetic Fields, composer/instrumentalist for Future Bible Heroes (with TMF's Stephin Merritt & Claudia Gonson) and former keyboardist for Figures On A Beach. He appears on The Magnetic Fields' most recent Nonesuch release ""50 Song Memoir"" as well as the 3CD opus ""69 Love Songs"", has recorded 3 albums and 3 EPs with Future Bible Heroes (Merge), contributed the title music for Neil Gaiman's ""A Short Film about John Bolton"", played synths & keys with Figures On A Beach on 3 indie-released EPs and 2 albums (Sire/WB), and remixed tracks for Koishii & Hush, Freezepop, and The Crüxshadows, among others. He's currently working on a solo album and other projects.
Social Media: Facebook
DeHuman8 (Portland, ME - PLAGUE)
DeHuman8 has been a fixture of the Portland, Maine Goth-Industrial scene since '97, beginning at Portland's much missed Zootz and remaining one of Portland's premiere resident DJs, through numerous venues, for the next two decades. He is a co-founder of Goth Fly a Kite, New England's family friendly gothic weekend, now in its 16th year. He has worked every aspect of the Portland club scene and DJed throughout New England. Spinning post-punk and early goth to industrial and EDM, he takes great joy in flowing from the swirly to the stompy.
:insect (Montrose, NY - Hive & Suspicious Records)
DJ :insect was the owner and creative director of Hive Records and Suspicious Records and over the last 15 years has performed powernoise, industrial and darkwave sets as a guest DJ across North America and as a resident at Synergy:Dallas and the SWARM. He is an accomplished visual artist living in upstate New York and has created album artwork and shot promotional photography for dozens of industrial, metal, post-punk and trip hop artists.
John Volitans (Boston, MA - OVERDRIVE)
DJ John Volitans is a Boston-based DJ, currently the co-producer (along with DJ James 808, formerly of The Bank NYC and The Pyramid NYC) and resident DJ for OVERDRIVE: Retrowave/Electropop/Synthwave Dance Party! Before Boston, he was the impresario and DJ behind <One World : One Sky>, blending the indie electro, post punk revival, and synthpop genres during the early aughts in NYC. While John has a broad spectrum of alternative tastes, the genres closest to his heart will always be 80's new wave, goth/post punk, and ethereal/shoegaze (esp. 80's era 4AD).
Social Media: Facebook
MiNDJacket (Washington, DC - Dark & Stormy)
DJ MiNDJacket is a veteran of the DC scene, starting his career in 2005 at Alchemy DC, former resident DJ at Spellbound DC, and currently part of Dark & Stormy, specializing in industrial, ebm, coldwave, synth, and electronic. He also makes t-shirts.
MiseryMachine (San Antonio, TX - Blacklisted)
Hailing from San Antonio, Texas, the sultry siren DJ MiseryMachine, mixing only the finest smoldering modern Dark Electro/Techno, EBM, expertly beat-matched with the absolute best highlights of Classic Industrial. She has been regionally active at high profile venues such as, The Church in Dallas, Numbers in Houston, Elysium, Austin. MiseryMachine is an intoxicating and vital addition to take any event to that next level. Choose your poison...
Social Media: Facebook
Mistress McCutchan (Toronto, Canada - Prophecy, ALTÆR, Cat vs. Bat)
Mistress McCutchan made her start DJing at the legendary NYC club, Mother, in December 1997 with her then DJ-partner, Carlos. From there, she's spun a variety of parties in NYC (Mother, CGBG's, Limelight), Philadelphia, and The Black Sun Festival in New Haven. She had a residency at Contempt from 2005 til 2007, when she moved to Toronto. While in Canada, she went on a mini DJ tour with Mark Splatter in Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal, and then created the Salon Noir parties at Lula Lounge. Currently, she's one-half of a dark dance party with fellow ex-New Yorker, The Wasteland, at Round, called Prophecy. She is also one half of the podcast, Cat vs. Bat, and the collective behind ALTAER. She clearly hates sleep.
Replicant (West Haven, CT - Cellar Door)
DJ Replicant has been spinning in the goth/industrial scene since 2013. Since that time, he has had past residencies at Riot (Easthampton, MA) and Ulteria (New Haven, CT) with his current residency at Cellar Door (Boston, MA). In addition, he has guest spun at various nights in and around New England including Ceremony (Boston), DARQ (Salem), Resurrection (NH), and Exhuman (NY).
DJ Replicant's musical tastes range across several goth and industrial sub-genres including but not limited to Electro-Industrial, EBM, Power Noise, Dark Techno, Goth Rock, and Darkwave.
Social Media: Facebook
Sawtooth (Lowell, MA - Resurrection)
New England-area industrial beats that will corrupt your children’s minds, from a genderqueer DJ whose face is either draped in shadows or lavishly bedazzled.
Sawtooth is an electronic music producer/DJ who has been spinning industrial, dark-dance, and video game remix music for clubs and parties since 2013, bringing foot-stomping mechanical beats and rhythms to the underground scene. As a DJ, Sawtooth has cut a swath of hard-hitting tunes all across New England, headlining events in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Maine, as well as opening events for touring DJs and artists like Panic Lift, Interface, The Gothsicles, Jay Aston's Gene Loves Jezebel, Metamorph, Kors K, Remo-Con, DJ Venom, Mitomoro, End: The DJ, Technorch, and various others.
As a producer, Sawtooth is an in-house DJ for the New England-based events collective System Arcadia, and has produced official remixes for international artists like Massive Ego, Dear Strange, Metroland, MOЯIS BLAK, Flesh Eating Foundation, Big Time Kill, Snowbeasts, Transdusk, Microwaved, and many more. Sawtooth's original music is inspired by a combination of classic EBM and electro-industrial, frequently peppered with subtle references to video games, science fiction, and other forms of geekdom.
Social Media: Facebook
Static (Boston, MA - Ceremony)
DJ Static has run Ceremony, one of the longest running goth nights in the region, for the last 8 years, continuing the party and enhancing its legacy. He has created a home for the community, a place where every DJ wants to spin, and every weirdo and freak feels welcome. Always diligent to find the best music to spin, his sets seamlessly blend classic tracks, with only the best new music out there. He is one of those people that will always make you feel like a part of the community, and before long will know what will make you want to dance, even if you don't tell him. He has spun every party in the New England region, and everyone wants him involved in their events. He will be bringing his A game to Convergence 25. When he isn't spinning, be sure to comment on his impeccable mohawk and his authentic Boston accent.
Social Media: Facebook
Zvetschka (Brooklyn, NY - Contempt, SYNTHICIDE)
Zvetschka is a Brooklyn-based multi genre DJ and live remix artist with a focus on EBM, Industrial and the darker side of Techno. A long-time collaborator in the NYC scene, Zvetschka cut her teeth working with the legendary Goth/Industrial party, "Contempt," starting in 2002. In recent years, she has dj'd a host of events in NYC, generating a reputation for seamless, coherent and exciting sets that take the dance-floor on a journey from classics to new favorites. Zvetschka has dj'd Brooklyn's synth-heavy 'Synthicide' at Bossa Nova Civic Club and at industrial flash point, 'DefCon,' in NYC's storied Pyramid Club. She has also woven a dark & compelling web of goth, post-punk & classic alternative for Mother Angel Blue's 'The Cure AfterShow Party' at Slake (the former Albion/Batcave space) and at 'Rock'em Sock'em' at the East Village institution, Otto's Shrunken Head. In addition, Zvetschka's radio appearances include a collaborative DJ set on Reade Truth's 'RadioCrash' broadcast on The Lot Radio with Turntablist, DJ Darryl Hell, The Horrorist's 'Kunst Krach' radio program, as well as, DJ Mike Textbeak's 'CHVяCH XV BяXK3N 7ANGvAG3' radio program.