FANS of drum and bass music should head to Starland on Saturday: electronic icon AK 1200 is ready to deliver a show. As the longest-running drum and bass DJ in the U.S., AK 1200 has been delighting audiences for over two decades.
With a career that kicked off in the late ‘80s, AK 1200, a.k.a. Dave Minner, was ahead of his time, DJing and playing electro in 1989. Thanks to his record shop, The Hottie Shop, Minner developed relationships with labels like Moving Shadow and Suburban Base; the latter released his first track, a remix of “Flex and Fats,” in 1993.
AK 1200 has collaborated with the likes of Dieselboy, Danny Breaks, Aphrodite, DJ Dara, and more and has remixed tracks for A Tribe Called Quest and The Crystal Method. His dedication to the jungle and drum and bass genres throughout the years has solidified AK 1200 as a scene leader and acolyte of electro music.
A self-described “classically-trained DJ,” Minner mixes live, programming on the fly and peppering his set with abrupt surprises.
Bomb Jovi, JungleQueen, and Superpickle act as support on the Wormhole bill.
Saturday, March 12, 9 p.m., $10-25 via wormholebar.com, 21+