Michael Mayer, DJ Shift, Andrew Kevins, Easy Lee | Smart Bar | Dance | Chicago Reader

Michael Mayer, DJ Shift, Andrew Kevins, Easy Lee Recommended Soundboard

When: Fri., April 24, 10 p.m. 2009

He was here last fall as half of Supermayer, and now Michael Mayer is back in a just-him configuration. He’s DJing as part of Smart Bar’s ongoing series of “Kompakt Sessions,” showcasing talent from the Cologne-based label that Mayer runs with the omnipotent Wolfgang Voigt, aka Gas. Given that he and Voigt are chiefly responsible for bringing Cologne to the forefront of minimal dance music, this set is a must. He favors austerity and subtlety and his taste is unfalteringly progressive; judging by the playlist of his that’s been circulating online lately, we can expect a night of dark, slowly shifting micro-thump and tracky Belgian sublimity. DJ Shift, Andrew Kevins, and Easy Lee open. —Jessica Hopper

Price: $15, $10 before midnight

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