What I’m Listening To Tonight

11:11 pm. August 28. Plug­ging away on one of my many sto­ries I have lined up for the Octo­ber food issue for Vegas/Rated. Seri­ous writ­ing calls for seri­ous music. Enter a set from Sur­geon, circa 2003.

Only the truly ded­i­cated techno heads know the epic tal­ent of this UK mas­ter, one of the most revered DJs on the scene– his name draws out even the old timers who chose life and now have (more) respon­si­ble jobs, spouses who weren’t in the scene, kids, mort­gages. His trips to the US to play are few and far between, play­ing only a few gigs a year in select cities. Chicago was for­tu­nate to have him a num­ber of times. I saw him most recently in LA last Feb­ru­ary at the clos­est thing to a rave that I’d been to in years. [Read more…]