Dorkwave’s story, like so many other well pedigreed scenesters, DJs, promoters, writers and artists, grew bored with premeditated set lists and technically sound yet unadventurous mixes. So, like other musically minded omnivores, they created their own party, focusing on the right songs for the right moment instead of developing flawlessness as their sole technique. While this model for success is most visible in famed parties Motherfucker in NYC or Optimo in Scotland, these six Detroit lads have created their own identity and momentum. From X to OMD, Carl Craig and the Cars, it’s all par for the course when this tag-team outfit makes their Smart Bar debut. (Duke Shin)
June 8 at Smart Bar.