Data Breaker: Alland Byallo, Marcus Price, and Relcad
by Dave Segal
on Fri, Dec 21, 2012 at 9:12 AM
ALLAND BYALLO: ANOTHER GREAT AMERICAN TECHNO ARTIST WHO MOVED TO BERLIN
By now, you should implicitly trust the heads behind the DROP monthly to deliver the high-quality goods. The local crew came through again this month with headliner Alland Byallo, yet another badass American techno DJ/producer who's moved to Berlin, where he can really be appreciated... and compensated. His productions veer toward the nocturnal, sly, and sexy side, with minimal percussion patterns and synth motifs expertly arrayed to maximize their libidinous impact. Byallo's tracks remind me of those by another US citizen who moved to Germany's capital: ex-Seattleite Jeff Samuel. Odds are, a lot of people are gonna get lucky tonight—maybe even you. With Chad Neiro, Jameson Just, Trinitron, Rhines, Night Train, and Kadeejah Streets. Lo-Fi Performance Gallery, 9 pm–3 am, $10, 21+.