Saturday night, Random Productions' DJ collective gave a sneak peak of Exorcism, a new industrial night that will be held at The Vollrath the first Saturday of each month starting in October.
DJ Krazy Karoline spun first, setting the pace for the night with classic '80s tracks like Depeche Mode's "Master and Servant," New Order's "Bizarre Love Triangle" and My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult's "Sex on Wheelz." By the time the small bar reached its capacity, DJ Zlaya was cranking up the dance floor with hard industrial tracks, including "Tanz Mit Laibach" by Germany's Laibach.
At midnight, headliner End: The DJ of San Diego, Calif., took the stage, dressed in his signature gas mask. He went on to spin aggrotech and other electronic genres, including a remix of And One's "For a Moment." Surrounded by go-go dancers in furry boots and bikini tops, End pushed the night further by testing the waters with some unreleased Komor Kommando work by his mentor, Sebastian Komor.
"As a club DJ, generally I'm trying to promote primarily the latest works from the artists whose works I respect," End said. "Beyond that, it's a combination of the atmosphere of the event and the tone you want to convey."
Booking acts like End: The DJ should help Exorcism fare well in coming months. With a strong debut, led by DJ Copper Top and her team, the new club night is poised to resurrect Indy's industrial scene.