Visionquest: Ryan Crosson and Shaun Reeves - John Dalagelis

Friday, November 8, 2019

  • Ryan Crosson (Visionquest | Brooklyn)
  • Shaun Reeves (Visionquest | Berlin)
  • navbox (flash | DC)

  • Green Room: usb
  • j swink (fierce animals, usb | DC)
  • symmetrical (nuestro futuro records, Fractal love | DC)

  • flash bar:
  • John dalagelis (pokerflat, bed rock, | berlin)
  • shades of play (steyoyoke, sensory | DC)
  • pajamma (dc)


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One half of the trailblazing supergroup Visionquest - Ryan Crosson and Shaun Reeves return to the District after numerous summer appearances in Ibiza, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Philippines, Croatia, and Tokyo. Raised in Detroit, the two Visionquest founders quickly developed a tasteful sound of their own. They were inspired by idealized artists such as Ricardo Villalobos, Matthew Dear, Magda and Zip and stayed driven by their performances in major cities across the globe. Over the past decade, their self-titled label has honed a whole new landscape of lush, organic house and techno, esoteric left field electronica, fusing their Detroit roots with a more recent and eclectic raw Berlin influence. The Visionquest label continues to grow stronger and the steady steam of new releases from respectable artists clearly indicate the hard work put into the label.

Ryan Crosson continues demonstrating the art of expanding the horizon of possibility without sacrificing dance music’s core element of sweaty, hedonistic fun while his partner in crime Shaun Reeves is renowned for the depth of his record collection and memorable sets in his current hometown’s Club der Visionaere. In tandem with their label co-efforts, Shaun and Ryan grow their own personal sounds and brands, each landing new residencies and initiating new collaborations on new labels. Two selectors at the top of their game and a truly complimentary duo behind the decks, join us for one of their legendary b2b sessions in the Main Room Friday, November 8th.


A Motor City-Berlin-London hybrid, Ryan Crosson is a complex artistic creature. Equal parts energetic, down to earth Detroit native and ultra-refined musical aesthetic, Ryan has one ear to the club and one ear far, far beyond. Known the world over for shape shifting, shoulder shaking tracks on groundbreaking labels including Wagon Repair, M_nus, Spectral Sound, and his own Visionquest. Ryan’s production and sampling practices depart from the worlds of house or techno by referencing musique concrète, Downtown New York funk, and East African jazz. Born and raised on a steady diet of post-apocalyptic landscapes, dark warehouses, and the sounds of Plastikman, Matthew Dear, Magda, and Villalobos, Ryan’s DJ sets expand the horizon of possibility without sacrificing dance music’s core element of sweaty, hedonistic fun. His unique musical vocabulary and tireless dedication ensure him a place in the dynasty of forward-thinking techno transplants.

Alongside Lee Curtiss and Shaun Reeves, Ryan is responsible for running Visionquest Records, one of dance music’s most cherished and eclectic imprints. Ryan and his partners in Visionquest have honed a whole new landscape of lush, organic techno and esoteric left field electronica. In 2014, Ryan helped oversee the construction of Visionquest’s newest ventures —their digital arm and sub-label Brachtune, as well as Visionquest Special Editions, a vinyl only imprint that leans towards the kind of after-hours, dubby tracks that will remind long-time friends and fans of Ryan’s early morning sets in the notorious “Tesh Club” basement.

An enthusiastic and hardworking DJ, Ryan criss crosses the world both as a solo act and as part of the Visionquest trio.  In past years he’s been a regular at such clubs as Fabric, DC10, Cityfox and his personal favorite Club der Visionaere in Berlin. A recent move back to the States finds him settling in Brooklyn, New York with a mind to head back into the studio for multiple long term projects. In addition to EPs on Hallucienda, Visionquest and Roche Madame a second album with long time friend and partner Cesar Merveille is in the works.  The new album will see the pair continuing to mesh live classical and jazz musicians with modular and analog based electronics to create a unique twist on contemporary electronic music.


Shaun Reeves is an internationally-acclaimed DJ, producer and label owner. A founding member of the trailblazing group Visionquest, his influence reaches far beyond the cities he has called home and stretches around the globe.

Growing up in Michigan and brought up musically on a diet of house and techno in nearby Detroit, Shaun moved to the city in his late teens and began organizing small club nights and loft parties with his friends.

Upon getting involved in the Detroit Scene, Shaun was immediately influenced heavily by the more minimal sounds from djs/artists such as Daniel Bell, Magda and especially from Zip and the Perlon label. This influence and a search for new inspiration led Shaun to take a summer holiday to Berlin in 2004 that turned into 10 years living in the city. In this time his deft touch as a DJ won him fans on dance floors from Panorama Bar to Fabric, DC10, Robert Johnson and countless other highly influential underground clubs.

(continue reading on residentadvisor.net/dj/shaunreeves/biography)


Active in the industry for over 25 years, John Dalagelis has been the magic man behind a plethora of artists and releases over the years. From being John Digweed's and Bedrock records mastering engineer for the past seven years to Nicole Moudaber’s & Mood records engineer the past three years to mastering and engineering tracks for venerable artists such as Danny Tenaglia, Carl Cox among many others. 

As a producer and a DJ, he has his own personal sound; a mixture of a rawer,

Berlin, UK 90s and Detroit sound along with breakbeats and everything in between. His latest release can be found on Josh Wink's Ovum recordings as well as an album forthcoming via Andre Kronert's label "Odd-Even".