TheUse is Michael Durek, a Jersey City based musician, most recognized for his soulful theremin playing and imaginative, moody electronic productions. His music incorporates elements of techno, classical, jazz, hip-hop, electro, industrial, and even psych pop, making use of custom instruments, recorded samples, and theremin. His 2014 debut release on Alrealon Musique, “What’s the Use?” and subsequent remix album "Bloodwork feat. Black Saturn" were critically acclaimed in Tiny Mix Tapes, Huffington Post, Obsküre, and more. TheUse has toured and performed across the US, Europe, India, and Canada. Locally, Durek has performed at Joe’s Pub, Le Poisson Rouge, Cameo Gallery, Monty Hall, and live on WFMU. He is often joined on stage by Christy Edwards on live percussion. He has an official Cibo Matto remix.