American transplant Jon Gaiser is arguably one of the most unique and exciting artists to emerge from Berlin’s vaunted techno scene. Although he now calls the German capital (and Richie Hawtin’s M-nus label) home, Gaiser received a steady diet of Detroit techno while growing up in Grand Rapids, Michigan. His old school roots still show in his minimal bass-driven productions and carefully crafted arrangements. Click past the break for more on Jon Gaiser’s stellar set at the 2012 Sonar Festival
This year’s Sonar set found Gaiser in top form, seamlessly layering loops from various original productions on the fly in Ableton Live, while judiciously adding new elements and applying effects to keep his audience entranced. Keep an ear out for his rhythmic masterpiece “Some Slip,” as well as his chilling remix of Plastikman’s “Disconnect.” Close your eyes and pretend it’s the middle of a Spanish night; this 50-minute mix is too dark for daylight, but too infectious to keep secret.