The Polish Ambassador, Foreign Beggars, Santiago Salazar, Take
THE POLISH AMBASSADOR'S GDANSK MUSIC
The Polish Ambassador (Oakland producer David Sugalski, aka Ample Mammal) is one of those ridiculously versatile music-makers who sound good—if not great—in a lot of different styles. His extensive catalog includes libidinous down-tempo funk, glitchy IDM, dub, chiptunes, and even a gorgeous, angelic remix of Explosion in the Sky's "Your Hand in Mine." The Polish Ambassador live experience is enhanced by visuals person Liminus and dancer/enthusiasm-generator the Great Red Hype. With Unlimited Gravity and Elfkowitz. Barboza, 8 pm, $12 adv, 21+.
DUBSTEP DUDES FOREIGN BEGGARS NEED YOUR DOMESTIC DOLLARS
British trio Foreign Beggars have a long history in hiphop and drum 'n' bass, but lately they've risen to greater popularity via dubstep and collabs with Skrillex ("Scatta," "Still Getting It"). Like the asymmetrical-hairstyled one, Foreign Beggars' music is bombastic and full of zany extreme-frequency wobbles, the better to reach fans in arenas' nosebleed seats. MCs Orifice Vulgatron (no, really) and Metropolis spit cokey, tough-guy verses over DJ Nonames's action-packed productions that make the kids swoon, buildings tremble, and more mature types wince. With Pendulum (DJ set). Foundation, 9 pm, $26.50, 21+.
SANTIAGO SALAZAR: UNDERGROUND RESISTANCE-APPROVED
Those techno-lovin' nuts who run SpaceRock Saturdays have a 10-hour marathon edition of their monthly going down tonight. Headliner Santiago Salazar is a disciple of Underground Resistance's Mike Banks, but Salazar's sets (the ones I've heard, anyway) lean more toward elegant linearity and sensual soulfulness than UR's militantly hard techno. Still, anyone who hangs with minimal-techno guerrilla Silent Servant is not to be taken lightly. Salazar's slated to do a four-hour set. Wear your most well-cushioned shoes and hydrate with a vengeance. With Tyler Morrison, Ctrl_Alt_Dlt, Roddimus, and Eugene Fauntleroy. Electric Tea Garden, 10 pm–8 am, $5 before midnight/$10 after, 21+.
SWEATSON KLANK'S CINEMATIC BEATSCAPES
Seattle promotional crew Live N Love bring in much-loved ex-Seattle producer Sweatson Klank (formerly Take) to rattle Lo-Fi's front lounge speakers once again. Best known for the outstanding astral-hop album Only Mountain for the superlative Alpha Pup label, Sweatson Klank is also a promising soundtrack composer, a master of suspenseful mood-setting and intricate sound design. And you have to respect anyone savvy enough to sample German minimalist keyboard wiz Peter Michael Hamel, as Klank did on the Om Unit collab "Old English." With WD4D, Introcut, and Kid Smpl. Lo-Fi Performance Gallery, 9 pm, $15, 21+.
This article has been updated since its original publication.