As the excesses of American EDM become a persistent presence crackling out the headphones of the subway rider to your left, German techno has retrenched, preferring oppressive angles and the kind of textural repetition anathema to most thrill-seeking American festival crowds. Berlin-based label Ostgut Ton has been at the forefront, the insular agenda still not immune to cult of personality. Blkmarket Membership will host their 4th Ostgut showcase in six months at new club Output, with the skeletal beats of Tobias, Efdemin's jazzily melodic minimal, and Marcel Fengler's walloping rhythmic contusions.
Fri., April 5, 10 p.m., 2013
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