IIIUM Art,Tech,Music featuring Recondite & Max Cooper

Event Off Sale: Tickets are available for purchase at the door. Sales are cash only (an ATM will be available).

The Midway presents

IIIUM Art,Tech,Music featuring Recondite & Max Cooper

Saturday - Jun 9

8:00 pm (event ends at 3:00 am)

The Midway

$20 - $45

Off Sale

This event is 21 and over

Tickets available at the door xo


IllUM : to set alight

The Midway is proud to present IllUM, a one night festival of immersive music, art, and emerging technologies. IllUM invites attendees to embark on an unforgettable, interactive journey through visual, audio, and tactile art. IllUM will challenge perceptions, stimulate emotions, and celebrate the sense of discovery and possibility that occurs when the arts collide. Come set your mind alight.

Live A/V sets from music revolutionaries Recondite & Max Cooper

Cross-disciplinary label 79Ancestors artists A.M. Architect, Deru, EFFIXX, and Remote Memories

Early dub, downtempo, ambient and dub techno w/ Matt Hubert (In:Sight) and Peter Blick (Below Radar)

Burning Man favorite and engineer turned LED artist, Christopher Schardt

Renowned technologist Mateusz "Marpi" Marcinowski

Projection artist ecco screen


Recondite (Live A/V set)
Recondite (Live A/V set)
A longtime collector of music, Recondite had his first experience with drum machines and hardware synths just a few years ago in a small studio next to the forest in lower Bavaria. It wasn’t long after that he moved to Berlin to build up Plangent Records, where the artist rapidly established his name. Plangent #001 was well-received, and with three strong EPs released in 2011, he grabbed the attention of Scuba, who included “Backbone” in his DJ KiCKS mix and quickly put out two Recondite remixes on Hot Flush.

On Acid, his full-length debut, was delivered in 2012 via the sleek Los Angeles imprint, Acid Test. The Absurd Recordings sublabel had already featured revered releases from Donato Dozzy and Tin Man, and Recondite’s LP garnered a great deal of positive feedback from the press and major producers alike.

Continuing to release on his own Plangent series, he also put out the EC10 EP on Dystopian in early 2013 – a record that’s as tough as it is experimental. Progressively, this all lead up to his sophomore LP and first release on Ghostly International, Hinterland. The record acknowledges the finests moments in his previous releases, and ultimately creates what he believes is something that captures the personality of Rottal-Inn – a district in southeastern Bavaria, Germany and his hometown.

It is easy to agree that Recondite has been playing his cards right. His earlier releases on Plangent were strong, and lead him to release with an assortment of labels that have drawn attention to his productions from a variety of audiences. With a growing demand from international bookings, Hinterland – out in on Ghostly International – continues his ongoing streak of carefully crafted output.
Max Cooper (Live A/V set)
Max Cooper (Live A/V set)
RA top 20 live act of 2015, 2013 and 2012, top 100 DJ 2011

"Incredibly intense" - Pitchfork

"Insanely good" - The FADER

"Impossibly gorgeous" - FACT

"Ace" - theQuietus

"Wants you to dance and cry simultaneously, and will probably succeed in doing so" - DUMMY

"A religious experience .. a master at blending blissed-out, lightweight textures with moments of heavy darkness" - Earmilk

"Recalls Philip Glass, Aphex Twin's most serene moments and even Henryk Gorecki's Symphony No. 3" - Resident Advisor

"A quiet elegance that's unique to the genre" - XLR8R

"Some of the more ambitious and exploratory music crafted within the last few years" - The Music Ninja

"One of today's most innovative electronic musicians" - DJZ
Cross-disciplinary label 79Ancestors (79A) was founded by a shared passion for sensory connection and communal experiences. Label artists: A.M. Architect, Deru, EFFIXX, and Remote Memories
Venue Information:
The Midway
900 Marin Street
San Francisco, CA, 94124