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Farplane (free)


  • Robinia Courtyard 829 East Washington Avenue Madison, WI, 53703 United States (map)

Two Chicago DJs play a back-to-back set in a sonically far-reaching collaboration. Info

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Glenna Fitch, who DJs as Sold, and Alex Bond, who DJs as Hi-Vis, both play active roles in Chicago's electronic music scene, building on a proud history with events and mixes that push for wide-ranging sonic diversity and radical inclusivity. Fitch works for Gramaphone Records, a long-running Chicago record shop that caters to DJs, and books the recurring series Neon Falls and Hugo Ball at Smartbar. Bond also works on Neon Falls, and runs an eclectic mix series called Beyond / Below. The two will deliver a back-to-back DJ set here under the collaborative moniker Farplane. Both artists have a deep grasp of house and techno fundamentals, but can also reach far out into ambient, psychedelic territory, and one Farplane set from 2017 delves into vast reaches of abstract, soothing sound with hardly a beat in sight. "It ranges from formless zones to convulsive rhythms and everything strange in between," Bond says. "I’d say you can expect strangeness, and at some point we’d probably like to dance." —Scott Gordon