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ATAXIA / Detroit

Play It Say It, Leftroom Records, Connaisseur Recordings, Culprit LA, Touch of Class

ATAXIA / Detroit

Ataxia, a loss of muscle coordination, especially in the extremities, is what to expect when exposed to the music of Ted Krisko and Eric Ricker, the pair who produce and DJ under the name. The group’s origins are based in Detroit, where they are residents at the world famous TV Lounge. Split between home and Brooklyn, they are embedded in both the mecca of techno and the nightlife capital of the USA simultaneously.

The duo was recently signed by Seth Troxler to his Play It Say It label, and Ataxia’s appearance on The Acid EP with Afternoon Acid received high marks from DJs like Michael Mayer, Ame, Doc Martin, DJ Tennis, Ewan Pearson, Danny Howells and Ben Pearce to name a handful. The late night anthem had it’s worldwide radio debut courtesy of Anja Schneider on her long standing Dance Under the Blue Moon show. On the horizon for later this year are two releases signed by Matt Tolfrey to his family of labels. Ataxia’s Leftroom EP is due in summer, and a special limited edition, vinyl only release is in the works through that camp slated for late spring.

As active on the gig tip as they are in the studio, Ataxia perform at some of North America’s best clubs. Aside from their regular appearances at NYC’s Output, they’ve torn holes in the dancefloor at the Standard Rooftop in Downtown LA, Audio in San Francisco, Washington DC’s Flash & U Street Music Hall, Electric Pickle and Treehouse in Miami, Smart Bar in Chicago and La Santanera in Playa Del Carmen. Equally sought out on the festival circuit, their résumé includes multiple appearances at Movement, Moogfest, BPM, Burning Man, WMC, SXSW and Mutek.

Regardless of where these time­traveling party­ starters may reside, they embody and embrace the true essence of Detroit, from its rich music culture and community, to the deep voids of its decay. Now represented by APA & The Mothership Agency for bookings, catch Ataxia on the air, at a gig, or on interstellar speakers in space to see why URB Magazine described them as leading yet another generation of electronic music innovators to come out of the Motor City.