Sonotheque’s Wake Up! monthly is hosting one of its most exciting line-ups since its inception, with Berlin-based globetrotting minimal-techno and house producer/DJ, Maayan Nidam (aka Miss Fitz) making her Chicago debut. Last year was very much a breakout year for Maayan, as she not only continued to DJ for packed dance floors on multiple continents, but also produced some of her most sophisticated and beautiful tracks to date—especially those released on the labels Circus Company, Freak n’ Chic, and Raum…musik. Lately, Maayan’s mixes have been an ear-pleasing blend of classic house-styled grooves with smooth minimal techno, reminiscent of early sets by Ricardo Villalobos—and the result is downright sexy. Giving partygoers two for the price of one, tonight’s Wake Up! will offer second headlining act: Clink Recordings label co-owner Grant Aaron (aka Insideout). The Brooklyn-based producer and DJ returns to Chicago for the first time since his debut in March of 2007, offering a set full of dark and bass-heavy minimal techno. (Elly Rifkin)
Miss Fitz and Inisideout headline this month’s installment of Wake Up!, with residents Kate Simko & Sassmouth at Sonotheque, 1444 West Chicago, (312)226-7600, on February 21 from 9pm-2am. $5 before 11pm, $10 after.