Here's something for minimal techno lovers (perhaps it'll cool down enough this weekend for a scarf?). This Saturday at everybody's favorite micro-dance-club, Blue, Pornograph Events presents a live P.A. by the Berlin-based producer Touane. Born Marco Tonni in Rimini, Italy, he escaped his commercial-house-ridden home country for the techno promised land of Germany in 2004. There, he befriended Stewart Walker of Persona Records, who became a mentor and guide of sorts through the Berlin scene.
Since then, Touane has developed a unique sound mining his broad musical past -- as a youngster, he played in rock bands, and a sense of musicality definitely shines through his original productions. On the other hand, he also cites as influences such experimental boundary-pushers as Squarepusher, Tortoise, and Boards of Canada. Trace Touane's clicky, textural, dubby vibe back to that. Dont worry though -- this is grade-A dancefloor material.
Warming up the crowd are Detroit native Punisher (yay for female DJs), and Pornograph resident and Miami native Nova.
Saturday, December 20. Blue, 222 Espanola Way,
Miami Beach. Doors open at 10 p.m.; admission is $10. Ages 21+ with ID.
305-534-1009; www.myspace.com/pornographmiami and www.myspace.com/blueloungemiami.
-- Arielle Castillo
Here's a video for Touane's track "Eiertanz" (Lan Music).
(Touane photo via Resident Advisor.)