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Trance Muted

Despite losing all his studio equipment and the only masters for his upcoming album to a robbery while he was away in London over Christmas, trance pioneer BT soldiers on. The DJ, keyboardist, guitarist, composer, and all-around musical whiz kid headlines a show at Orbit on Friday. In all, 16 DJs will spin in two rooms. Brian Transeau, as his parents dubbed him, hit it big back in 1995, when his remix of Tori Amos's "Blue Skies" enjoyed airplay in clubs from coast to coast. Since then, he's done his best to break out of the trance label (without much success). So his show at Orbit should include little of what fans have come to know and love but will still prove interesting to electronica junkies. And to whoever lifted BT's album, which included now unrecoverable collaborations with Peter Gabriel, Jan Johnston, and Way Out West: You guys suck.

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