Lovers of deep house and techno have probably heard of Jin Choi thanks to his recent releases on Archipel and Lessizmore, or high-profile collaborations and remixes with the likes of German techno star Daso or French trio dOP. Through his productions, Choi mines for emotion with every deep tool at his disposal, including Castilian-sounding guitars, jazzy interludes, heartfelt vocals and static and fuzz, but mostly with his hypnotic sense of rhythm. And now, thanks to Migrashun, the Korean by way of Cologne will make his Chicago debut with a live performance as part of two exclusive US dates (the other being in Detroit, natch). Migrashun residents Arial Frank and Daniel Fox provide additional deck support alongside special guest Aran Daniels—a Detroit DJ who excels in moody, slow-burn techno. Tonight’s show at Redno is the fifth show for Mathias Matthew’s fledgling Migrashun crew, who most recently gifted Chicago with the debut of Swiss artist Ripperton. Here’s hoping they can continue bringing sophisticated international acts for Chicago’s discerning dance-floor fiends. (Duke Shin)
October 3 at Rednofive, 440 N. Halsted, (312)733-6699.