LA-based producer John Tejada is nothing short of prolific. He has created everything from ambient and drum ‘n’ bass to techno, dropping science on dozens of record labels, including his own, Palette Recordings. This month, Phthalo Records will release Tejada’s work as “Lucid Dream,” material produced in 1995 that has yet to be heard. Fourteen years on and Tejada continues to impress, most recently with minimal and melodic techno. Tejada’s efforts make the most of his synths and spot-on drum programming, each track providing an invite to the floor. Take advantage of his visit, supported by local DJs Duke Shin and Ryan Karlsen, and come prepared to dance. (John Alex Colon)
August 14 at Smart Bar, 3730 N. Clark, (773)549-0203.