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What really makes a music scene? You know–those certain reasons that make you put on a jacket and promptly head for the El or call a cab just to get there in time. That’s what Chicago Innovative Electronic Music (CIEM) and subVariant are asking via their Crowdsourced 1.0 event: What is it about electronic music that people want to see live?
To the unfamiliar, "crowdsourced" means that the content that is the most popular "rises to the top" via votes–as in, the crowd chooses what’s the most relevant. On Digg.com (a popular news and entertainment aggregator) the front page is filled with only the content that has been voted up through "diggs." Threadless is also a good example: only the designs that are voted hottest actually make it to production.
On April 10, CIEM will test their theory in the electronic music world. Electronic music fans and supporters were asked to vote on a number of the submissions from Chicago artists to determine the lineup for the night. After approximately 600 online-votes later, the results were in, and the top four will perform in order of the number of votes recieved.
It’s democracy in electronic music. Like, seriously, democracy. Not that "republic" stuff that’s been thrown around. These artists have been chosen by the people, for the people.
The Empty Bottle
7pm – 10pm
1035 North Western Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622
Here were the contenders:
Audio captured from Open Channel 1 on 6/10/10 at Multikulti
Some participants (not in order):
Wouldn?t it be cool if music could relieve your hangover?
Hangovers are the annoying, productivity-inhibiting result of a night spent drinking quite a bit, and yet we still put up with them because it’s fun to loosen up, be social, and dance. Sure, it’s easy to pop some aspirin, rehydrate and muddle through the morning, but wouldn’t it be cool if music could relieve your hangover? That’s the concept behind Exception AM and Exception ER (Extended Release), a free digital compilation from subVariant that aims to present an extended release of electronic music to help you feel better in the morning after a night of drinking.
1. DEAMDAZE: “Lock of Yellow Hair”
2. PROSWELL: “SC_090608_220727”
3. AUTISTICI: “Slow Temperature”
4. DEREK MICHAEL: “Cinco de Mayo”
5. DON SOLO: “I’m Pure ER”
6. PRAVEEN: “II”
7. MACHWHAT: “A Shorter Excuse”