Jacques Greene, Machinedrum vs Salva, John Massey, Seba
JACQUES GREENE'S BURIAL-ESQUE TECHNO
Some of the world's best electronic-music labels have solicited material from Montreal's Jacques Greene, including Night Slugs, LuckyMe, and 3024. On his recent release for the latter company, the Ready EP, Greene sounds like Burial gone techno. His productions carry the British dubstep pioneer's eerily sensuous, nocturnal aura, but his beats are speedier and more four on the floor than Burial's. With Justice & Treasure and Sounds in Silence. Barboza, 9 pm, $8, 21+.
MACHINEDRUM VS. SALVA: WHAT A BEATDOWN
Machinedrum vs. Salva is the ongoing battle that keeps on giving. Machinedrum (Travis Stewart, also half of 2step stars Sepalcure) is a subversive ace of bass music, instigator of idiosyncratic IDM, and master of mutant hiphop, with a catalog bursting with crazy rhythms and choppy funk. Salva melds Miami bass, G-funk, and soulful house elements into nervy jolts of dance music. They'll be DJing against each other, and then Machinedrum will close out the night with a live set. With Cedaa and Jameson Just. Chop Suey, 9 pm, $12, 21+.
JOHN MASSEY'S BRUTAL TECHNO AND BROOKE WOULD'S FUNKY PARTY JAMS
Simply Shameless's Social monthly originally booked Berlin-via-Sydney tech-house producer Deepchild, but visa problems nixed that. Filling in are Los Angeles's Brooke Would and Seattle's John Massey. Recording for the excellent San Francisco/Seattle-based label From 0-1 and his own Sound Rehab imprint, Massey produces pummeling minimal techno that keeps the dance floor moving, even as it's busy caving it in. He has a new EP on Subspec Recordings titled Patchwork that you need to check. Would reps the Funky Kind collective, and that's no misnomer. Listen to her re-edits of Prince's "Let's Work" and Hall & Oates's "I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)" and marvel at the woman's ability to rearrange familiar classics and to intensify the beats and bass to outrageous dimensions. Instant party! With Joe Bellingham, Adlib, and Withrock. Electric Tea Garden, 10 pm– 4 am, free before midnight/$5 after, 21+.
SEBA'S SWEDISH BEAT BALLS
Those whip-smart folks at Onset Drum & Bass score big again with Seba, a Swedish d&b producer who's recorded for Goldie's mighty Metalheadz label and LTJ Bukem's Good Looking Records. Fans of halcyon-era drum 'n' bass—mid to late '90s—should revel in Seba's stealthy, rhythmically intricate tracks, which recall Photek at his science-frictionally finest. With Kid Hops, Quadrant, Iris, and Specialist MC. Deep Down Lounge, 10 pm, $10, 21+.