Your Formula Life
Sonotheque; Fri 19
Previously, Meiotic and Koncept promotions’ Your Formula Life party brought a cadre of serious dancers to Tini Martini for techno. This week, the YFL crew resurrects the party for a one-off at Sonotheque and opens up to different genres. Staying true to YFL’s heady aesthetic, the artists playing on Friday 19 are known to push the envelope, the button and anything else available to explore new realms in electronic music.
Coheadliner Daedelus exemplifies the new direction. The California-based producer combines elements of hip-hop and glitchy IDM techniques with copious amounts of samples, claps and bits of Brazilian beats on the full-length Denies the Day’s Demise (Mush Records). It’s complicated and busy, but also giddy and easy to dance to. For YFL at Sonotheque, he’ll do a DJ set; Daedelus also performs live on Thursday 18 at Smartbar with his custom-built, visually intriguing sampler “the monome” for local promoter Sang’s birthday jam.
Contrasting his choppy beats is the smooth, sexy sound of Plus Device. The outfit’s debut album, Puncture (on Chicago’s innovative Hefty Records), combines Detroit electro-tech and raw Chicago acid. This will be the first live performance for the anonymous duo (rumored to include Juan Atkins, Aux 88 or Egyptian Lover), so prepare for rampant body movement and frantic texting, as in “GET HERE NOW!”
Also on the bill is Derek Plaislaiko, recently named New York’s 2006 Best Techno DJ, and Chicagoan-turned-Berliner Atomly in a live PA. Indeed, it wouldn’t be YFL without that techno dose.—Maya Henderson