Smart Bar Chicago hosts their first ever Detroit MOVEMENT Party. Powered by 30,000 WATTS of sound and some of the best visual artists in the Midwest, we are happy to present 2 exclusive performances by 2 of the most in-demand Techno artists today, in addition to 3 of the Midwest's foremost up-and-coming DJs.
Martin Stimming was born in Giessen, Germany. Playing various instruments like violin, piano and drums when he was 10 years, he discovered electronic music 5 years after. DJ Krush and Grooverider provided his introduction into this new electronic sound dimension. About a year later he came upon techno. At this time he was living in Butzbach, a small town near Frankfurt. Influenced very much from Chris Liebing and Sven Vaeth, he started to dj and buy vinyl. He soon realized that for him making music was more fulfilling than "just" playing a groove, or mixing a record, so he started to take his production seriously and moved to Hamburg to attend SAE (School of Audio Engineering). Music had become the most important thing in his life.
For 2 years, he was the producer part of the Gebrueder Ton, and in this time he befriended Diynamic (a record label from Solomun and Adriano). Stimming's debut on Diynamic was Diynamic 006 Feuervogel EP, which he produced together with Solomun. The Diynamic 008 was his first solo artist vinyl.
There is plenty more to come from this talented young producer.
Like a lot of dance music producers, Berlin’s Ellen Allien has had her hands in just about every aspect of her field. Allien’s immersion into dance music began during an extended stay in London, at the height of the acid house phenomenon. Shortly after returning home she got into DJing, and by 1993 she had spun at Fischlabor, Tresor, and a number of other significant clubs. Throughout the remainder of the ’90s, she hosted programs on Berlin’s Kiss FM, worked at the Delirium record shop, operated a label called Braincandy, and threw a number of parties called BPitch Control, which led to her label of the same name. She became a noted producer and issued a series of full-lengths - Stadtkind (2001), Berlinette (2003), Thrills (2005) and together with Apparat Orchestra of Bubbles (2006). Recent years have not seeing her slowing down one bit- 2010 has already seen her releasing the latest mix for the seminal Berlin club Watergate and continuing to put out regular material on BPitch Control.