Derek MIchael, Kill Memory Crash

Editors’ Take:  

Techno/IDM artist Derek Mitchell and industrial/electro outfit Kill Memory Crash mix it up with Ramp Chicago resident Liz Revision for a night of progressive electronica. Prepare to get glitchy with it!

Detroit and electro are both influences on Derek Michael and Kill Memory Crash  who will perform at Ramp Chicago’s night in the basement of Debonair Social Club on April 24. Derek Michael rips apart techno and reconfigures it in unexpected and  ways, either shattering it apart into IDM, building schaeffel grooves, or dropping electro bombs—all on demand with Ableton Live. Similarly Kill Memory Crash creates a sinister blend of industrial, glitched-out electro, and ambient influenced by the grit and decay of of Detroit in the 1990s.

Derek Michael is part owner of Detroit Underground Recordings along with Kero and Andrew Lochhead as well as a musician and DJ. He has the distinction of popularizing the Schaeffel sound in the mid 1990s in Germany that was later adopted by such artists as Benno Blome, founder of Sender records, and T.Raumschmiere, founder of Shitkatapult records. He has shared a bill with a veritable who’s-who list of contemporary electronic musicians and DJs such as Plastikman, Thomas Brinkmann, Venetian Snares, Richard Devine, Apparat, Quantazelle, Ellen Allien, Otto Von Schirach, Modeselektor, Smash TV, Ellen Allien, Dan Bell, Matthew Dear, Sleeparchive, Jeff Mills, Derek May, and Kevin Saunderson. 

From the debauchery and hedonism of the mid-90s Detroit rave scene, Kill Memory Crash  (Ghostly International) emerged armed with their hard-nosed hybrid of techno, industrial, rock, and electro. They have shaken the foundations of electronic music by tearing away at the very boundaries that define it, freely mixing genres and styles, with a nod to artists such as Perspects, Ministry, Coil, Ultradyne and Adult.. Expect a DJ set from members Alex SanFaçon and Adam Killing that reflects their influences and genre-hopping taste.

Derek Michael and Kill Memory Crash are supported by Liz Revision–a Ramp Chicago resident who produces under the Quantazelle moniker and constructs DJ sets that span from glitchy / blippy minimal techno to melodic IDM.
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Derek Michael, Kill Memory Crash (DJ Set), Liz Revision
Thursday, April 24, 2008 @ Debonair Social Club (Basement)
1575 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago IL
9pm – 2am, 21+, $0
(773) 227-7990

Derek Michael (Detroit Underground, Sender, Horzu, SubVariant) chops and reconfigures electro live and Kill Memory Crash (Ghostly International) DJ at Ramp Chicago’s night at Debonair Social Club. Resident DJ Liz Revision supports. Expect a mix of  glitched-out IDM, edgy ambient, and minimal techno.  

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