The Detroit-born, Berlin-based techno killer touches down in our New York studio for another laser-focused DJ mix.
Eric Cloutier is a record collector with a notoriously bad habit. On a light day, he might spend as much time scouring Discogs and obscure record store email blasts as many of us would in an entire month. On a heavy day – well, it’s probably best not to quantify such things. Luckily the Detroit-born DJ and producer has been able to put his vast collection and intricate knowledge of trippy house and techno records to good use at such top-flight gigs as The Labyrinth in Japan, Berghain in Berlin (where he recently played a ten-hour closing set) and, of course, The Bunker in New York, where he’s held a residency for the better part of the last decade. Eric is based in Berlin these days, but on a recent swing through New York, he joined The Bunker’s Bryan Kasenic in our radio studio for an appropriately deep, head-spinning DJ set and discussion of some recent projects: his label Palinoia, his new back-to-back DJ project with London dance music head Jane Fitz and that epic Berghain set, preparations for which consumed his life (and living room) for many months.