On Saturday, May 23, 2009, Chicago’s VOLATL tm, along with ground-breaking Berlin-based minimal techno and house labels Clink Recordings and Hello?Repeat Records, will host one of the premiere events during 2009’s Memorial Day weekend following the first day of Movement (Detroit’s Electronic Music Festival.
VOLATL tm, a talent management and promotions agency based in Chicago, is pleased to bring together perhaps the most unique lineup during this year’s festival weekend. VOLATL’s 2008 festival edition of The Other 9 to 5, featuring Adultnapper, [a]pendics.shuffle, Miss Fitz vs. K.atou, Kate Simko, and more enjoyed great success. This year’s showcase, incorporating several artists from the Clink and Hello?Repeat labels, will once again deliver a musically-driven, uplifting event experience to techno connoisseurs gathering from around the world to attend the Movement festival.
Designed to stand out from the usual after-Movement event choices, The Other 9 to 5 will showcase an impressive performer roster, including internationally prominent techno artists making exclusive Detroit appearances. The event will showcase seven hours of DJ sets and Live P.A.s by both veteran and rising talent from around the world, including VOLATL residents, resolute residents, and several Chicago favorites. Patrons will enjoy this decadent audio experience at River’s Edge Grille, a large bar and restaurant in downtown Detroit with a gorgeous open-air deck. The two performance areas featuring crystal-clear sound will be designed especially for the event by Source Audio.
VOLATL has produced dozens of memorable techno events in Chicago, Detroit, New York, and Miami with a forward-thinking approach to bookings and cutting-edge sound systems. Clink Recordings, inspired by Camea and Insideout, laid its foundation in Brooklyn in 2003. Through the experience of sunset festivals, peak-hour DJ slots and 10am euphoria, Clink (now based in Berlin) presents the full spectrum of these vulnerable interactions and focuses purely on its love for unique artistic ideas. Clink’s artist roster includes Camea, Insideout, Elon, Tim Xavier, Adultnapper, Tony Rohr, Alexi Delano, and Afternoon Coffee Boys. Berlin’s Hello?Repeat Records, established in 2005 by Jan Krüeger, has put out some of the most brilliant minimal house releases of the last few years, including Bruno Pronsato’s critically-acclaimed 2007 album, Why Can’t We Be Like Us?. Hello?Repeat’s catalogue also includes music from Daze Maxim (Hertz 4), Half Hawaii, Audio Werner, and Cabanne.