The Advent creates the kind of sonic warfare that is reserved purely for the club soundsystems. This is music so radically tough and intense, it can peel the paint off your bedroom walls. When you hear people carelessly say, “I don’t like techno,” they’re likely referring to the sounds championed by The Advent. However, simple music this is not, nor is it one-dimensional or boring—quite the opposite, really. The Advent (Cisco Ferreira to his mum) dabbles in several forms of electronic music, including sophisticated variations of techno, electro and hip-hop, and virtually always successfully. Regarded as a major tastemaker in the techno community, people buy his records indiscriminately. His twelve-year-and-counting presence in the music business should impart a sense of how this guy doesn’t mess around even if he doesn’t come around that often anymore. Don’t sleep on a true don! (Jarrett Spiegel)
July 22 at Zentra.