Thurs May 17, 9 pm 21+
Recommended by Andrew Gospe
Patrick Gräser, aka Answer Code Request, is a longtime fixture in Berlin’s electronic-music scene. He’s a resident DJ at Berghain, and he releases music on Ostgut Ton, the legendary club’s in-house label. With credentials like those, it’s hardly surprising that Gräser makes sophisticated, hi-fi techno. The tracks on February’s Gens evolve gradually, dealing in subtle textural changes rather than monumental shifts in energy or mood. Also notable is Gräser’s omnivorous streak—his work incorporates elements of electro, ambient, breakbeat, and bass music—a welcome feature that’s sure to stand out in this set.