PAUL EDGE'S HARD, HYPNOTIC TECHNO GIVES YOU A DOOMY ADRENALINE RUSH
Release promoter Roman Zawodny continues to prove that he's not taking half measures with the bookings for his fledgling techno/house weekly at Corbu Lounge. Stepping into the DJ booth this week is London/LA's Paul Edge, a veteran of the global acid-techno underground. Back in the '90s, his tracks possessed the sort of expansive, cinematic grandeur that would blow many an outdoor raver's mind. In the current century, Edge has maintained a more stripped-down and relentlessly hypnotic style of hard techno that skews more dystopian than utopian on the mood spectrum; check out "Dance of Life" and "TechnoPunk" for proof. It's an exhilarating kind of darkness that's akin to that of skiing down a steep hill at night, and it floods your body with doomy adrenaline. Look for Edge's The Outer Limits Experience release on Zawodny's UKR label April 11. With Zacharia and Roman Zawodny. Corbu Lounge, 10 pm, free before 10:30 pm/$5 after, 21+.
YIOTA'S NEBULOUSLY BLISSFUL DOWNBEAT MUSIC
Portland's Yiota (pronounced "why I oughta"; real name Teo Wollrabe) works in that crowded 21st-century field of ambient/downbeat music that exists to manifest a nebulous bliss. Some call it "nightbus," the genre of hazy, soul-scarred electronic music spawned by Burial. Yiota's self-titled EP is an exquisite example of soft-focus R&B and soothing, chilly ambience commingling in a pillowy embrace. Seattle duo NAVVI traffic in a sleek, sophisticated brand of electronic pop frosted in muted synth tones and topped by Kristin Henry's classically pretty ice-maiden vocals. With I'm Sorry and Myani. Kremwerk, 8 pm, $5, 21+.
OLIVER HAFENBAUER AND JOEY ANDERSON'S DEEP HOUSE DEVIATIONS
High & Tight gets back in the fray with its Bases Loaded party, starring New Jersey's Joey Anderson and Germany's Oliver Hafenbauer. Anderson is a producer of highly unusual house music; he filigrees his tracks with all sorts of warped, fascinating textures and arrays them in inventive ways, but never loses sight of dance-floor imperatives. I wish more house musicians followed Anderson's lead. Hafenbauer is the mensch who books the Robert Johnson club in Frankfurt, Germany, on Fridays and Saturdays, which is one of the heaviest responsibilities in the world of electronic-music nightlife—like Obama-level responsibility. So you know you'll be getting an elite stream of the techno and house joints that keep ol' Robert Johnson jumpin' and pumpin'. This event is too special to be on the grid, so e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.