Wednesday, June 25th

an audio/visual set by guest Peter Kirn, founder of Create Digital Music/Motion &

as well as music by:
Garo, Lokua, Release, Radius, Alexander Basset

visuals by:
Glen Stephani and Machinist

readings by:
Nikki Magdalena

Butterfly Social Club :: 722 W. Grand Ave. Chicago, IL 60610 [Grand blue line stop]

Peter Kirn is a classically-trained musician and composer gone digital. As an experimental electronic musician, keyboardist, visualist, and media artist, he’s a regular fixture at New York’s Warper Party and NY club venues. His work also extends from conposing for Baroque instruments and voice to custom computer vision software and digitally-synthesized music. The Boston Globe describes his music and visuals as “poetic” and “delicate.” He is the founder and editor-in-chief of the popular websites &, which explore bleeding-edge creative tech in our growing “nerdster” culture. He is currently researching new environments for live digital music and visuals as he completes a PhD in music composition at the City University of New York Graduate Center. Peter is based in lower Manhattan.

Re:Vivify is a weekly event showcasing live electronic music and real-time visuals that happens every Wednesday at Butterfly Social Club hosted by Psymbolic

Friday June 20th

Uncle Garo goes on ~ 10:45 followed by The Comeups and DJ Trew

Free High Life Drafts between 9:30 and 10:30pm!!!

Subterranean 2011 North Ave, Chicago IL
9pm | $5/FREE b4 11pm | 21+


Sunday June 15th:

Lance Milk (heat)
Alexander Basset (fakebeat)
Glen Stephani
Garo (moment sound)
Lokua (moment sound)
Release (DBT)

Darkroom – 2210 W Chicago Ave, Chicago IL
9pm | $5 | 21+

electronic buffet


SATURDAY, JUNE 28th, 2008

One night only.

Squircle: the mathematical halfway point between a square and a circle.

Deadline Projects is proud to present Squircle, a multi-media one-night art exhibition. For their fifth collective group show, the artists of Deadline Projects will create work dealing with the fusion of two separate ideas, concepts, and/or physical objects.

Participating Artists:

Arielle Bielak
Erica Cassill
Gretel Garcia
nikki hollander
Rob Jeffries
Ana Kamiar
Kimberly Laurenti

Blake Parish Lewis
Sarah Perez
Holly Sabin
Marc Salha
Stephen Shapiro
Shawn Stucky
Kyra Termini
Michael Una

Musical performances by Garo, Lokua, Slava

visit for more info

Monday, June 9th

Music by Garo, Release,
and One and Lokua as JRUNKEN JEMINI

The Burlington
3425 W. Fullerton Ave.
21+, FREE

live PA:

Coyote DG

beats by: Release

Sunday, May 18
Darkroom 2210 W Chicago

Sunday, June 1st

ft. Coyote DG (live), Garo (live), Slava (live)
Slow Children (dj), Gary LaCosta (dj)

moment 2.03

Rodan 1530 N Milwaukee
10pm | free

Saturday, June 14

Archetype (live + dj | NYC)
Pheromone-Crane (live | lokua + slava + crane)
Garo (live)
M50 (dj)
Vandell Harris (dj)

Mason Dixon (visuals)

Morsleand 1218 Morse Ave
10pm | $5




New York City-based electronic music producer Charles Noel, aka Archetyp, worked quietly behind the scenes of electronic dance music throughout the 1990s, overseeing the experimental imprint called the 21-22 Corporation. His label featured a diverse palette of electronic music from the likes of Nu Era (4 hero), Morgan Geist (Metro Area) and
Dan Curtin, among others, and tested the limitations of graphic design and package design (Columbus Society of Communication Arts “Judge’s Choice Award of 2000″ – award of merit), while releasing some of Ohio’s best-regarded electronic music to date.

His academic study of music and digital media at the Ohio State University (M.F.A. 1999) served as a seed to pursue underground electronic music. As co-founder of Ele_mental artists’ collective with Todd Sines and Titonton Duvante, he played an important role energizing the nascent underground electronic music scene throughout Ohio, while bringing cutting-edge artists to Columbus including Claude Younge, Juan Atkins, DJ Rolando, and DJ Spooky.

With several full-length albums under his belt on Jay Denham’s (Disko-B, transmat) BlackNation Records, and the U.K.’s Theory Records, as well as a slew of singles and appearances on numerous compilations and mix CDs, Charles (better known to the world as Archetyp) is no stranger to the international electronic music scene. Thanks largely to the BlackNation releases, as well as other well-received EPs on Klang Electronic’s mother label Ongaku, his own offshoot from the 21-22 Corporation (Glyph), and Ben Sims’ Theory label, Noel has taken his place among the top echelon of artists redefining techno music in the 2000s. His downtempo and hip hop productions caught the ear of the Good Looking Organization label-head LTJ Bukem, who quickly signed Charles to his label’s roster of talent. The first release appeared on the Good Looking downtempo sub-label (Cookin’ Records) with fellow New York artist M.C. L. Black. Currently Charles has been cutting his own path with his genre straddling productions that fuse various traits of Detroit Techno, Chicago House, Broken Beat, and 70′s funk.

Charles has also performed in various venues around North America and Europe, including after-hours performances for the Detroit Electronic Music Festival with Akufen and Orlando Voorn and the SONAR festival in Barcelona, appearing alongside Jeff Mills, Aphex Twin, Richard Divine, Matmos, and John Peel. His music expanded farther east in 2002 during a tour of Japan with Fumiya Tanaka and label-mate Ricardo Villaobos, where he headlined a live performance at the world-famous Liquid Room in Tokyo.

Archetype will both perform live and play a DJ set

the new digital ep:

recent vinyl release:

review of the “muddy rhythms”

Archetype on discogs:



Below you will find live recordings from the Intimate Ambiance party we hosted at El Dorado. The event turned out to be quite amazing and all together lasted about 12 hours. There were pillows blankets, stuffed animals relaxed people, a mysterious script, a few spills, a missing jacket, bags full of bags, a box of games, a very strange puzzle, stretches, an amazing massage, a record player that plays slow and weird, a waterphone, candles, sleepers, and lots of great ambiance.

 Intimate Ambiance pt2 [1:38:03m]: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (757)

 Intimate Ambiance pt1 [1:19:59m]: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (757)

Intimate Ambiance pt2 is 0A03 (live) ~ 30m | Miles Tilmann (live) ~ 1h | Polyfuse (live) ~ 10m
Intimate Ambiance pt1 is Mama Sonic (dj) ~ 40m | Dreamlogicc (live) – 45m
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Intimate Ambiance

April 21st, 2008

Saturday, April 26th

ambient music by:

Mason Dixon (dj set)
Miles Tilmann
POLYFUSE (aka Justin McGrath)

Also: Ve Magni will be doing a performance installation exploring semiotics, and the aesthetic and abstract origins of language.

@ El Dorado


Invitation Only (email for more info + tell us something about yourself)
Free, BYOB, BYO Pillow, Blanket, Stuffed Animal etc…

Sunday, May 4th

moment 2.02

live audio:

dj sets:
Kate Simko (Spectral Sound, Kupei Musika, Traum)
Hilary Rawk (Rawk! Magazine)

3D bi-ocular cinema by Mason Dixon, Galina
with red-blue glasses provided by psymbolic

Rodan – 1530 N Milwaukee, Chicago IL
10pm | FREE

About Kate Simko:

Chicago-based Kate Simko is a classical pianist turned left field house and techno producer. Releasing music on labels such as Spectral Sound, Kupei Musika and Traum, Kate draws from a wide range of influences, combining her sense of melody and structure with her background in Chicago house and Detroit techno. Whether playing live or DJ’ing, Kate’s musical selection maintains a warm, soulful character, full of funky bass lines and loose rhythms.

Growing up studying piano and music theory, Kate discovered underground dance music during her teens and began DJ’ing on college radio in the late 90′s. At this time, Kate made a switch from a degree in classical piano to electronic music composition. In 2001, Kate moved to Santiago, Chile, where she continued her studies in music composition and met Andres Bucci. Bucci and Simko combined forces and have since recorded two full-length records together as Detalles (Traum , Kupei Musika).

A versatile DJ, Kate was named one of the Top 10 DJ’s in Chicago by XLR8R magazine. Her music has received positive remarks in zines such as The Wire, XLR8R, de:Bug, Mixmag, URB, BPM and Remix and her Detalles project was named one of the ‘Next 100′ artists by URB magazine. Kate has performed at festivals such as Mutek (Montreal and Chile), the Detroit Electronic Music Festival and Worldtronics (Berlin), and has played beside a myriad of genre defining artists throughout the United States, Europe and South America.

Back in her hometown of Chicago, Kate is honing her talents, producing and performing full time. Kate is continually evolving as an artist, combining her wide range of influences into her own music, creating a unique personal sound that crosses genre borders, blending rich textures, melodies and intricate programming with funky bass and groove.

Kate Simko Live @ Detroit Electronic Music Festival May 2007

Kate Simko DJ set- Philadelphia July 2007

quarion chicago debut

Quarion is a special project from Hip-Hop, Nu Jazz and Techno producer Ianeq.

Going back to the roots of hipnotic dance music, Quarion is all about the deeper aspects of House and Techno.

From Ianeq’s Myspace:

“I started getting involved with music at the age of 13, playing the saxophone in a string of jazz-funk outfits. Four years later I bought a DJ set, becoming an avid collector of hip hop, jazz, soul and funk records. From 1995 onwards I was heavily into house music and drum&bass, spinning in the Geneva club and bar circuit.

Thats also when I started producing beats for Geneva hip hop combos with the help of my trusty MPC. My first abstract hip hop track, “Visions”, was included on 1999′s Hosomaki Mix showcase CD. A year later I wrote “La Mandarine”, a jazzy broken beat number for DJ Goo’s Synchrovision Records and started hosting a live mix show on Basic Radio.

After setting up my own studio in 2001, I found a musical partner in Rosario. As a result we started producing as Square Meal, releasing on the ARM record label. At that time, I also joined the multitalented DJ/producer collective A Few Among Others, uniting five music heads from various parts of Switzerland. During that period, I delivered DJ sets at clubs like Cargo in London, Batofar in Paris, Transmusicales in Rennes, Paleo and Montreux festivals in Switzerland.

In 2002, I produced a Detroit techno tribute, “The Light” for Mental Groove’s first compilation. The track was licensed elsewhere then remixed by Moonstarr in 2004, with two new cuts from myself. That year I also released a housey broken beat 12″ for A Few Among Others. “Reset / Snowflakes Hesitate” gained heavy radio and deckplay from European connoisseurs such as Alex Attias and Rainer Trüby (Compost), Michael Rütten (Soulpatrol), Lars Behrenroth (Global House Connection), Dirk Rumpff (OFFtrack), Les Gammas and the Garage Traxx crew.

In 2004 Rosario and I were joined by Japan’s renowned DJ-producer Kent, recording a full album of dancefloor-pounding and home-listening material as Enterplay. “Water & Dust” received support from open-minded DJs such as Laurent Garnier, Benji B and Chloé.

Having delivered new tunes to AFAO and Mental Groove, I spent most of 2005 promoting the Enterplay album and collaborating with people as diverse as Jonas (top Swiss MC), Grand Pianoramax (Obliqsound) and Snax (Captain Comatose). My work with the latter came out on Get Physical in April 2006.

During the spring of this year, we set up a tour with Enterplay and played to audiences in Switzerland, Belgium, England and Japan. Inspired by the incredible experiences that happened during the tour, I came up with a new project that would allow me to explore the deeper side of House & Techno: Quarion.

I relocated to Berlin in may 2007 and spent most of the summer touring as part of “Jonas & Le Taxi Brousse Orchestra” while working on remixes and new material for my Quarion alias. I have a few projects lined up for 2008, including my debut album for Drumpoet Community…

In the end, If I had to descibe my style, I would say it’s Jazz with a Hip-Hop attitude and a techno edge…or vice versa


Deadline Projects Art Show

March 11th, 2008

Deadline Projects Art Show!
Saturday, April 5th
7pm -12am

bigger then life

Bigger Than Your Life

A one-night art event not to be missed: Deadline Projects’s one-year anniversary show!

All art has been created for and inspired by a particular idea, concept, or subject that each participating artist perceives to be immense, overwhelming, or “too large to comprehend all at once.” Artists will use their art as a means of understanding, exploring, researching, and/or breaking down their chosen subject.

Participating Artists:

Arielle Bielak
Gretel Garcia
nikki hollander
Damien James
Blake Parish Lewis
Sarah Perez
Holly Sabin
Marc Salha
Stephen Shapiro
Shawn Stucky
Kyra Termini
Michael Una

music by: Michael Una, Garo, Lokua, Slava

for video of past deadline projects events and other info visit:

Garo and Slava live on WNUR!

March 11th, 2008

Friday, March 14th

11:30pm -> 2:30am

live sets by Slava and Garo

with dj M50

live on WNUR 89.3FM or

Sunday, April 6th

The first official Content Theory: Moment Series V2 event

with rotating live PA residents: Lokua, Slava

special guest live pa: Searchl1te

dj set by: Slow Children

live video: Glen Stephani, The Machinist

@ Rodan 1530 N Milwaukee Ave
10pm, FREE

moment 2.01

Searchl1te – Part Time Sucker Cru : Dubfront Records : WNUR Fm : Dubstep.Fm — Chicago U.S.

Around age six, Searchl1te (aka Kee – BassByThePound Crew) appropriated the family tape recorder. Re-using abandoned cassette tapes, he documented his random glossolalia, the sound of the mic rubbing on various household objects, and interviews with his toddler brother about the state of the known universe. After being gifted a walkman by a neighbor, he began to produce radio shows in his bedroom. Tunes were cued up on the walkman, tape rolled, mic stuck in between the headphones and the latest Grandmaster Flash, Lionel Richie, and ZZ Top jammed, followed by announcements and commercials for fake shit like Mr. T Brand Toilet Paper. The next several years were spent making pause-tapes for makeout parties. Enter the turntables, jungle music, and FM radio. No matter the tools or the medium, Searchl1te lays out fierce, cavernous, densely-layered, hauntingly beautiful, eclectic mixes and tunes. Strictly sarcopha-beats and tech:freek biz. His tunes are loaded with his own field recordings from bum-fuk-everywhere as well as obscure samples from an amazingly nerdy collection of music from around the world. Searchl1te is the founder of Part Time Sucker Radio. He’s been doing non-commercial radio for over a decade, most recently with WNUR 89.3 Fm Chicago (, Vocalo 89.5 Fm Chicago (,,, and www.Dubstep.Fm. Part Time Sucker Radio serves as a creative outlet for the crew, as well as for forward-thinking dj’s, producers, and musicians in, or as they come through, the Midwestern U.S. As his day gig, Searchl1te teaches reading, writing, and music production to incarcerated kids in Chicago. Visit to peep the latest publications of writing and art or to listen to tracks produced and performed by his students.