House and techno music certainly haven’t lost their roots in the technology age. While many DJs use digital software to generate their sounds, some still prefer the analog tones of a true synthesizer, one with dozens of cables and hard circuitry. Think Bruno Martelli in the '80s hit Fame. And SoundCloud’s top synthwave, techno and house musicians prove there is a lot of uncharted territory waiting to be explored in electronic music.
Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizer, a developer of cutting-edge electronic instruments, and Lateral present an evening of synth music at Lawrenceville nightspot Cattivo. “A Night of Live Electronic Exploration and Hardware Investigation” kicks off with a chance to try out the instruments first-hand. Experts will be available to guide attendees through the Open Synth Playground and create a beat or two.
Next, Brooklyn-based artist Antenes will give a live demonstration on newly built synth equipment before performing her own techno tunes to close out the night.
DJ Paul Fleetwood, out of Denver, will also be on hand to pump up the club for a two-hour set of his deep techno mixes.
“A Night of Live Electronic Exploration” will take place July 30 from 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Early events are free; ticketing, at $10, begins at 10 p.m. with DJ Paul Fleetwood’s set.
Cattivo is at 146 44th St., in Lawrenceville.