Eddie C, Kone, HeRobust, Røsenkøpf, David J
EDDIE C: DISCO-HOUSE ECSTASY IN SLOW MOTION
Good news: The suave selectors behind the defunct Slowpøke night—including former Stranger electronic-music columnist Donte Parks—are now booking one-off events. Tonight they bring in Berlin-based Canadian DJ/producer Eddie C, who's released music on Endless Flight, Sleazybeats, 7 Inches of Love, and many other quality labels. Mr. C's loose-limbed style fits very well with the Slowpøke ethos of seductive, sub-110-bpm bliss in 4/4 time. I recommend Eddie's Red Light Radio mix he did on an Amsterdam station on 4/20 this year for maximum stoned, disco-house splendor at www.soundcloud.com/eddiec. With Kadeejah Streets and Slowpøke. Re-bar, 10 pm, $10, 21+.
KONE'S PHILOSOPHICAL FUNK, HEROBUST'S POST-DILLA BEATSCAPES
Once more, the golden-eared Beats brothers work their Los Angeles connections, this time booking Alpha Pup Records–affiliated producer Kone. Besides remixing tracks by M.I.A. and Gonjasufi, Kone has issued the excellent, philosophy-infused 2011 album The Tractatus. His music is marked by an expansive psychedelic aura, diverse instrumental palette, and exquisite arranging skills, making Kone something like a David Axelrod for the post-Dilla funkscape. Speaking of Dilla, HeRobust (aka Atlanta beatmaker Hayden Kramer) is another young buck drawing inspiration from the late Detroit hiphop producer's predilection for tightly sprung funk beats and vividly tactile textural coloration. Check out HeRobust's Albumin for a full-bodied taste of his highbrowed, pleasure-centered tracks. Vermillion, 9 pm, $5, 21+.
RØSENKØPF'S PUNISHING DANCE MANEUVERS
Those wily cats who run Second Sight have snagged Røsenkøpf for their monthly bacchanal—a New York City trio that blends post-punk aggression, glowering goth rock, and industrial-electronic textures into a toxic cloud of dangerous danceability. Their self-titled debut album on Wierd Records blackens the abovementioned styles with taut-tendon tension and shredded-larynx intensity. ØMG! You'll never guess who else is on the bill. Okay, maybe you will: David J, that rather important bassist from goth-rock gods Bauhaus and psych-pop charmers Love and Rockets. He'll be DJing, and you have my permission to punch him if he drops "Bela Lugosi's Dead." With Sh6l6s6, Rxch Wxtch, and Ozma Otacava. Electric Tea Garden, 10 pm, $8, 21+.