Rainer Truby is the man behind Truby Trio and a massive figurehead in the Compost Records camp in general. He is known as a global tastemaker for his DJ sets and recordings, often an ambitious, far-reaching blend of international sounds and electronic music production. His Root Down club night in Germany has been running for more than ten years. This guy’s crowd is loyal and for good reason: He’s remained a fantastically diverse DJ who’s played a major role in the development of the nu jazz and broken-beat genres around the world. His Smart Bar set figures to be a great night of diverse club sounds unlike anything you hear on an average Chicago weekend. (Jarrett Spiegel)
September 8 at Smart Bar.