The Hugo Ball crew have quite a little mix series going on, as they invite Chicago-gone-San Francisco selector Tyrel Williams to the decks. He really nails that Hugo Ball sound that mashes industrial, EBM, techno, and acid into a super hot soup of dance floor bliss.…read more
Monday January 26th
Tonight we celebrate the relighting of Smart Bar with a set from resident DJ/sharp dresser/small dog enthusiast Derrick Carter. Join us for a FREE night of music, dancing, and probably pizza!
To learn more about the club’s recent face lift, check out this piece from 5 Magazine.…read more
Thursday January 15th
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For the next installment of the Hugo Ball Mix series we present veteran turntable technician Norm Talley. Norm will be joining us for his third appearance at Hugo Ball this Saturday, January 17, 2015. We hope you enjoy this taut dance music mix by one of Detroit’s finest selectors and producers.
Wednesday January 14th
The Monday Mix this week is a special one. Our friends at Don’t Trust Humans just posted this recording of Brendon Moeller‘s set live at Oktave here in Smart Bar. It’s a weighty slab of dub acid that is sure to rescramble your brain in all the right ways.…read more
Monday January 5th
We asked a few of the residents to put together some of their favorites of 2014. Here’s what the year sounded like at Smart Bar:
1. Richard H. Kirk – Never Loose Your Shadow – Minimal Wave
Sunday December 28th
This is it, don’t get scared now. The Holidays are upon us, and that means New Years Eve is just around the corner. To help you get prepared for our NYE Mirror Ball, resident Olin whipped up a little mix to tide you over till the big day.…read more
Monday December 22nd
In advance of Robert Yang’s (aka Beziér) highly anticipated live set this Saturday at Hugo Ball, the Troupe did an excellent interview with the man himself.
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Creating things to look life-like or even better than reality is interesting. Shifting from rigid forms to something more free flowing and fluid in order to dissolve edginess and harshness is neat.