UPDATE: This show has been cancelled.
Anticipation runs high with Swiss/Chilean techno star Luciano dropping a rare Chicago DJ set at Spy Bar. The producer and Cadenza label-head saw the release of his second full-length album “Tribute to the Sun” earlier this year—a full five years since the release of his debut album “Blind Behaviour” (as Lucien-n-Luciano). While Luciano has always excelled at infusing melody into his minimal-leaning productions, “Tribute to the Sun” caught some fans by surprise, with a focus on world-music influences and otherworldly vocals that enchant in its many tender moments. But beneath all the beauty bubbles audible potential energy stored in muscular rhythms, like in the opener “Los Niños de Fuera” and twelve-minute opus, “Celestial.” Consider those varied textures of audio as Luciano’s palette; tonight should be a treat to experience how much of the light, and how much of the dark he chooses to paint your earholes with. Do. Not. Sleep. On. This. One. (Duke Shin)
November 27 at Spy Bar, 646 N. Franklin, 9pm.