Berlin’s Bruno Pronsato kicked off 2009 in Chicago with an outstanding performance to a packed Sonotheque dance floor courtesy of VOLATL. Lucky for Chicago, he’s back to bring summer to a close. Meiotic is hosting Bruno to headline its successful Jackson event in partnership with VOLATL. A prolific live performer and composer, Bruno Pronsato recently released his acclaimed “The Make Up The Break Up” on his own label thesongsays. The record is a testament to his innovation, skill and ever-rising popularity—no one else (aside from maybe Ricardo Villalobos) could get away with releasing such a well-received epic forty-minute minimal-techno track. Bruno’s sets are simultaneously challenging and danceable—warm and oddly haunting at the same time. Chicago’s Lady D joins Bruno in the lineup. One of the city’s most beloved house DJs with fantastic taste in music, Lady D fluidly navigates her sets between deep, understated and organic grooves and the raw, funky and jackin’ rhythms of Chicago house. Opening the night is DJ/producer/multimedia artist Hernan Sanchez, whose DJ sets range from the sophisticated minimal techno records sounds of labels like Perlon, Playhouse and Cadenza to early Chicago jack tracks and nostalgic house classics. (Elly Rifkin)
September 18 at Sonotheque, 1444 W. Chicago, (312)226-7600, at 9pm. $10-$15.