VOLATL tm & Hej Present:
Alex Under, considered to be one of the premiere techno artist from Spain, will return to Chicago to perform his one of a kind “live” set of hypnotic melodies and deconstructed basslines, at the legendary Chicago nightspot, Smartbar on Thursday, September 13, 2007. This performance will be Alex’s second appearance in Chicago, which he notes as his favorite place to play in the United States.
Hailing from Madrid, Spain, Under released several 12”s in 2006 for legendary labels like Plus8 and his own CMYK. His full-length artist album for German label Trapez met critical acclaim as “a modern vision of dance floor conception” by the electronic music press, while collaborations with top techno artists including Alexi Delano, Richie Hawtin, John Tejada and Oliver Hacke, and Alex Smoke and others have made his music an essential addition to record bags the world round. Under was voted one of the five best newcomers in 2006 by Germany’s Groove Magazine. His latest vinyl release “Cap’n Can’t Get Right” is now available on vinyl.
The night will also see a turn of the tables by two of the talented members of the VOLATL roster. Mindbender, aka Tony Kasper, is the utmost professional dj who utilizes multiple audio sources, including three turntables, to create his unique blend of dark, spaced-out techno. Opening the night will be Hej Records co-founder John Overfiend, a quickly ascending star in the techno scene, who will also see a vinyl release on he and techno legend Punisher’s label Hej later this year.
Newly founded VOLATL tm [talent management], the brainchild of Nadia Podolsky, a talent management and promotions agency based in Chicago, is pleased to bring and showcase their roster in conjunction with Punisher’s Hej Records in Detroit. Hej Records is dedicated to “making a mark on musical energy.” VOLATL aims to propel its artists into the worldwide network of minimal/techno music via cutting edge performances on top of the line sound systems, like Smartbar’s Funktion One.
For more information, please see the attached artist biographies or visit www.VOLATL.com.