Following a successful launch party featuring Mexico’s Matthew Leutwyler, Chicago promoter Migrashun will host its second Thursday night event at Victor Hotel. Headlining the showcase is Detroit duo Reference, made up of Beretta recording artists Luke Hess and Brian Kage. Hess and Kage have each enjoyed success with their solo releases in recent years, and have helped elevate the new sound of Detroit techno. Expect a DJ set melding a variety of 4/4 styles including deep tech house, funky minimal techno, gritty Detroit jams and warm dubby house similar to their releases. Chicago’s Max Jacobson, an up-and-coming producer/DJ and metro Detroit native, supports, along with techno producer and audio engineer K-Rad. Best of all, party-goers can enjoy this first-rate programming for free. Event organizer and DJ Matthias Matthew shares his enthusiasm for the upcoming performances: “We are very excited to have the opportunity to bring in Reference from Detroit. It will be a great opportunity for Chicago music connoisseurs to experience a taste of what the birthplace of techno has to offer.” (Elly Rifkin)
July 9 at Victor Hotel, 311 N. Sangamon, (312)773-6900, 9pm.