Kill Frenzy, Kid Smpl, qp, Tony Goods, Onra, Matthewdavid
JUKE YOUR BODY TO KILL FRENZY
Tonight Everything Electric brings in Belgian producer/DJ Kill Frenzy (aka Sébastien Vanschoonbeek), one of the more skilled European practitioners of juke (sometimes called ghettotech), a typically hectic, hypersexual style of dance music from Detroit and Chicago that's as much about stimulating libidos as it is fancy footwork. But that's not the entire ribald picture with Kill Frenzy: He's also into minimal techno and tech-house, as long they've got rump-shaking Roland 808s to the fore. Be prudent—bring some birth control. With Booty Twins (Jameson Just and Trinitron). Electric Tea Garden, 10 pm, $8, 21+.
KID SMPL MAKES SOME NOISE FOR HUSH HUSH
Standard is a monthly night dedicated to "explorations in underground music." The bill's stacked with local talent. Tony Goods (aka Dash EXP) makes subtle, leftfield bass music that zags when you expect it to zig (and vice versa). Look for his releases on the recently departed (to Washington, DC) Ill Cosby's Car Crash Set and Top Billin. Another Car Crash Set future-bass artist you need to watch closely is qp (aka James Andalso Peter). His kinetic rhythms pop like a cleverly rejiggered popcorn popper, making you want to dance like James Brown on dexies. Kid Smpl (22-year-old Seattleite Joey Butler), the first signing to Alex Ruder's Hush Hush label and newly accepted to the Red Bull Music Academy, headlines. He'll be celebrating the release of his Escape Pod EP on Hush Hush, which is fostering the "night bus" sound: a lush, nocturnal offshoot of bass-centric electronic music that's more about contemplating than gyrating. His music is deeply moving, at once morose and consoling, like Burial's more sensitive little sonic brother coming to grips with heavy life problems. Vocals in this subgenre are typically abstracted and haloed in reverb, as if to prove that literal, comprehensible lyrics are insufficient to convey the pain; the shape of the words, their amorphous outlines, carry enough emotional heft. With DJ D'Nelski. Baltic Room, 9 pm, $5/free before 10 pm, 21+.
Paris producer Onra (aka Arnaud Bernard) fuses advanced-degree hiphop with sexy-mofo R&B like only a hot French dude can. Prepare to drop them drawz. LA beatmaker Matthewdavid has won the heart and mind of Brainfeeder label boss Flying Lotus with cuts that take post-hiphop maneuvers into trippy, hypnotic zones. Cop his aptly titled 2011 album Outmind. With WD4D and Justice & Treasure. Crocodile, 9 pm, $10 adv, 21+.