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DB After Hours 2: XLR8R


Q Nightclub Capitol Hill
Fri., Sept. 25, 2:15 a.m. 2015 21+

$22/$25/free with festival pass

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If you can only hit one Decibel after-hours joint, make it this one. Mysterious German producer Vril is a disciple of the exalted Basic Channel/Chain Reaction school of dub-informed, stripped-down techno. His scrupulously sculpted rhythms and subtle textural modulations result in tracks that trigger a mobile hypnosis; check out the gaseous “Torus II” for ultimate proof. Function (David Sumner) graduated from the Jeff Mills and Sleeparchive academy of intense minimal techno that’s as concerned with cerebral stimulation as it is with body movement. As one of the bosses of the Sandwell District label, Function’s played a key role in fomenting a hard, desolate brand of techno throughout underground club culture. Berlin techno producer Marcel Dettmann is a resident DJ at Berghain, which we hear is the greatest techno club in the history of techno clubs. If he can satisfy the mad-for-it dancers there, imagine what he can do at Q after 3 am. At last year’s Decibel, Dettmann’s vortical set made my friend sweat off about 10 pounds. There’s no reason to think he won’t deliver just as physical and brain-warping a performance this year. Dude’s music is tailor-made for controlled after-hours freakouts (he is German, after all). DAVE SEGAL

Q Nightclub

1426 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122

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  • Fri., Sept. 25, 2:15 a.m. 2015