Jacques Greene, J. Alvarez, DJ Sliink, FaltyDL, Eric Cloutier
JACQUES GREENE, J. ALVAREZ'S SEXY-TIME TECHNO
Promoter Cody Morrison's bookings at Q every Wednesday continue to be provocative. Montreal producer/DJ Jacques Greene combines Burial's spookily sensual night-bus atmospheres with minimal techno's economical 4/4 rhythms to create lush motion on the dance floor. Greene's recent mix for FADER—including tracks by Machinedrum, Daphni, and 2562—is a brilliant survey of sexy and visceral bass music. J. Alvarez (aka Seattle's Chris Roman) is the alter ego of world-class electro producer 214 in his suave, mattress-testing techno guise. Q, 9 pm, $5, 21+.
HOLD YOUR JERSEY SHORE JOKES: DJ SLIINK'S TRAP IS FIERCE
The new Damn Son weekly spotlights the burgeoning trap and bass-music genres. It ratchets up a gear this week with Newark, New Jersey's DJ Sliink (aka Stacey White), a favorite of global tastemaker Diplo. Sliink's eventful sets abound with conflagratory and catchy tunes that range from Baltimore club to popular 21st-century R&B to Moombahton and the more extroverted strains of hiphop and dubstep. The sound appeals to alpha men and women and is somehow dirty and glossy at the same time. With the Dowlz, Tony Goods, and Jameson Just. See Sound Lounge, 9 pm, free before 11:30 pm/$5 after/women free all night, 21+.
SWERVE INTO FALTYDL'S MUTANT GARAGE
DROP stylishly celebrates its second anniversary with FaltyDL (aka Drew Lustman). The New York–based producer's remixed a vast range of artists' tracks, including those by the xx, Mount Kimbie, Seun Kuti, Photek, and Anthony Shakir. This sort of versatility informs FaltyDL's own shape-shifting music. He rose to prominence mutating UK garage tropes—shuffling hi-hats, pitch-shifted vocal samples, syncopated 4/4 percussion, shifty kick drums—for elite labels like Planet Mu, Swamp81, and Rush Hour. On his new Ninja Tune album, Hardcourage, FaltyDL's tracks get slicker and more Vaseline-lensed around the edges, but remain challenging enough for hardcore Decibel Festgoers. With novaTRON, Alex Ruder, Nordic Soul, and Innerflight residents. Lo-Fi Performance Gallery, 9 pm–3 am, $10, 21+.
ERIC CLOUTIER'S LONG, STRANGE TECHNO TRIP
The hard-partying technophiles who run SpaceRock Saturdays are in this DJ game for the long haul. Tonight's endurance test is marked by Detroit-raised/Brooklyn-based headliner Eric Cloutier's six-hour set. Working as a resident at legendary clubs like Detroit's Oslo and Brooklyn's Bunker, Cloutier has spent about 15 years inspiring discerning techno/house heads to move their asses. (Note: It's hard to move your ass if your head's crammed in there.) Expect a long, strange trip. With Ctrl_Alt_Dlt, Eugene Fauntleroy, and Roddimus. Electric Tea Garden, 10 pm–8 am, $5 before midnight/$10 after, 21+.