Frequencity review from Igloomag and DJ Mix by Chaircrusher

Here is a DJ mix by Chaircrusher combining the tracks from Frequencity with another Chicago based artist, on Klectik Synox.

Igloomag also gave us a nice review.

Though Frequencity doesn’t rely on any one particular audible path, it pushes through new branches of thought — as the cover-art depicts — to unveil an assemblage of electronic music disorder, all hailing from Chicago. Techno, experimental, IDM, post-rock, downtempo, classical, chiptune, electro and acid are all smashed together in a sprite compilation that lightly brushes upon each of these styles.

Bit Shifter on Halloween gets a lot of press-love!

 

From experimental blips to industrial and drum ‘n’ bass flavored bangers, to saccharine unabashed pop tendencies, Bit Shifter is a dynamic live presence, pushing as much output from his custom setup featuring Nintendo Game Boys outfitted with homebrewed cartridges and perhaps the maximum emotional output capable from eight puny bits of power. -NEW CITY CHICAGO (“Preview: 8bit Halloween featuring Bit Shifter/AI Lounge“)

If an evening of off-the-radar music is up your alley, then our pick for one of Halloween weekend’s most interesting events will pique your interest. 8bit Halloween at AI Lounge hosts one of the world’s premiere 8bit electronic musicians, Josh Davis aka Bit Shifter. Playing his entire set out of a pair of Nintendo Game Boys, Davis pushes the boundaries of sonic experimentation. – CHICAGOIST (“Halloweek in Music”)

Our friend + previous Dorkbot Chicago presenter Liz Revision is organizing an 8bit Halloween ft. Bit Shifter here in CHICAGO. DORKBOT CHICAGO. (“8bit Halloween ft. Bit Shifter CHICAGO”)

*EDITOR’S PICK – Going.com

It’s all in celebration of a Halloweeen party Saturday night in Chicago, headlined by Josh Davis (BitShifter). Party ringleader Liz joins Josh on behalf of subVariant to represent the IDM-glitch-minimal-tech-house side of things, and Mr. Automatic (Front 312) and Onefiftyone (Chicago Workshop) will be joining in. If you’re in Chicago, this looks like the place to spend your Saturday.–CREATE DIGITAL MUSIC (“Happy Halloween: Exclusive Free Liz Revision Mix, Party in Chicago with Bit Shifter“)

Shout-outs to our sponsoring friends:

Music Industry Workshop [The area’s largest music industry training facility w/ Certified Ableton Trainers]
Transistor [Art | Electronics | Music | Books | awesome store on the north side]
Mac Specialist [Premier Apple Macintosh computer specialist with sales, service, training, consulting, networking and internet access in the Chicagoland area]
Fractalspin [The ultimate online geek boutique / techcessories destination]
Dreamdaze [Live visuals / electronic music]
Kumar McMillan / FarmDev [nerdery^64 / music]
Skewerz [Wicker Park – Hawaiian Fusion]

Liz / subVariant featured in New City

New City did a great feature on the subVariant relaunch party with Insideout called “Spin Control: Coasting Once Again.” It’s also the #1 “Show to See Now.” (!)

From the article:

In 2008, Liz’s Ramp Chicago had a successful run of monthly techno events in the basement of Debonair Social Club. She decided that resurrecting the subVariant label would provide more opportunities to produce events with an interactive twist. She says, “I did a lot of searching to find alternative venues…to get a bigger space that would bring in more people, in order to have the caliber of talent I’m interested in bringing.” For its label re-launch, subVariant will host Berlin-based producer and DJ InsideOut at Vision Nightclub. The NYC ex-pat and co-owner of minimal techno label Clink Recordings will headline with local DJs Hernan Sanchez, Gianna Hardt and McLean-Knight (as Liz Revision) supporting.

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