IN LIKE A WOLF + LAMB WITH GADI MIZRAHI
Brooklyn DJ/producer Gadi Mizrahi—co-boss of the burgeoning Wolf + Lamb label—has fostered a suave strain of tech-house that's as stripped down as it is elegant. At his much-loved "Marcy Hotel" underground dance parties (which he's transported to club meccas like London's Fabric and Berlin's Watergate), Mizrahi's championed excellent like-minded artists such as Seth Troxler, Lee Curtiss, and Nicolas Jaar. "The idea behind these parties... is intimacy," Mizrahi told Miami New Times. "The music that's played there is usually deeper than you'll hear in a club." Locals Pezzner and Deepvibez should ideally complement Mizrahi's set with their own sleek, sensual takes on tech-house. The promoters for this show should hand out prophylactics at the door. Electric Tea Garden, 10 pm– 5 am, $10, 21+.
MEET THE WALLFLOWER-DEFYING WALLPAPER
Wallpaper (aka Oakland's Eric Frederic) plays a warped-bass-centric, electro-damaged brand of hipster hop that signifies "instant party" as emphatically as Girl Talk and P-Funk cavorting in a vat of crank. First and foremost, Wallpaper's a hookmeister who also masterly uses the lowest and highest frequencies to snag jaded ears and activate lazy hips. He was once a clever, heavy Auto-Tune user, but now Wallpaper de-emphasizes that abused device while honing his sound to a deeply superficial freshness. Plus, Wallpaper has remixed to uproarious effect Das Racist's "Pizza Hut & Taco Bell" and righteously tweaked some Jay-Z hits. With the Dance Party and K.Flay. Neumos, 8 pm, $10, 21+.
DIFF'RENT FLEX'S LOW-FREQUENCY HIGH JINKS
Local bass-music Renaissance dude Ill Cosby stacks the bill with quality for the second edition of his Diff'rent Flex monthly. Ex-Seattle, now-LA-based Samo Sound Boy creates upful, Caribbean-spiced tracks for labels like Trouble & Bass and Run Riot whose drums sound like they're being battered with palm trees. Young Bellingham knob-twiddler Cedaa, who records for Cosby's Car Crash Set label, has a precocious way with technically and melodically dazzling post-dubstep soulfulness. This is his Seattle debut. With LOL Boys and DJ sets by Mad Rad's Darwin and Ill Cosby. Baltic Room, 9 pm, $5 before 11 pm/$7 after, 21+.