KRAKT, Wax Tailor, and Tim Green and Pezzner
KRAKT BRINGS BACK "TECHNO. BOOZE. BITCHES."
All hail Kristina Childs! The Seattle DJ/promoter has brought back KRAKT, the wonderfully raunchy, hard-as-fuck techno night that used to electrify Re-bar for a few years in the '00s. Now happening every other first Friday at Electric Tea Garden, KRAKT—if past parties are indicators—should guarantee ALL CAPS, top-crotch techno thrills six times a year. Getting Spain's Pig & Dan (Igor Tchkotoua and Dan Duncan) to help you relaunch is a superb omen. These guys keep their techno creepy, mischievous, and driving, which will sound amazing in that crucial 2 to 5 a.m. time slot, when your mind is most liable to go wonky. Portland's Bryan Zentz is also worth staying up way past your bedtime for. If I may sample myself from a Stranger Suggests recommendation: "In his productions, Zentz locates the golden mean between propulsive, machinelike efficiency and libidinous rhythmic friction." That's what I'm talking about. Get KRAKT. With Roddimus and Miss Shelrawka. Electric Tea Garden, 10 pm–5 am, $15, 21+.
WAX TAILOR'S FRENCH-HOP SUAVITY
As I type, Wax Tailor's Dusty Rainbow from the Dark occupies the top spot on KEXP's electronic chart. So expect this show to be packed. Wax Tailor (aka Jean-Christophe Le Saoût) creates hiphop that inevitably gets tagged "cinematic" and is often augmented by movie dialogue and alluring female vocals (including the divine Sharon Jones and Ursula Rucker). His canon abounds with the sort of tasteful head-nodding beats, smoky auras, and diverse sample palette that'll make '90s triphop fans revel in nostalgia, beyond a (DJ) Shadow of a doubt. With Shana Halligan. Crocodile, 9 pm, $15, 21+.
TIM GREEN AND PEZZNER'S SEXY, GROWN-ASS TECHNO-HOUSE
London DJ/producer Tim Green has recorded for Dirtybird, Trapez, Cocoon, Get Physical, and many other high-class labels in the techno/house realms. His style leans toward the sensuous, hypnotic end of the tech-house spectrum. Green's not so much about club bangers and anthems as he is about stealthy late-night seducers. Pezzner, you should know by now, is one of Seattle's foremost proponents of brainy, butt-moving techno and house. He seems to be improving with age, unlike a lot of DJ/musicians with inflated egos and paychecks. With OFDM. See Sound Lounge, 9 pm, $10 adv/$15 DOS, 21+.