MILES OF STYLES: DJ SHADOW'S ALL BASSES COVERED TOUR
No matter what style he's spinning, DJ Shadow always brings a fierce technical facility and expansive knowledge to the decks. For his All Basses Covered tour, the California hiphop producer plans to, as his Soundcloud page notes, "incorporate as many different contemporary genres of urban and electronic music as possible." This was the type of set that provoked a big Miami club last year to truncate his performance, allegedly because it was alienating the crowd. Shadow said the promoter told him the music was "too future for y'all," but it sounds pretty 2012-ish to these ears. Whatever the case, it should be interesting to see how much ground Shadow covers, hear his usually spectacular transitions, and witness his scratching prowess. With dj100proof. Neumos, 9 pm, $30 adv, 21+.
DIGITALISM'S ELECTRO HOUSE GIVES YOU A LIFT
For a while in the late '00s, German duo Digitalism were challenging acts like Justice and Mr. Oizo for abrasive-textured electro-house supremacy. Check out their 2007 album Idealism for a stringent dose of said sound. With 2011's I Love You Dude, Digitalism veered toward a slicker, more upbeat pop approach while retaining a bit of that lucrative Ed Banger style of club pummel; "ReeperBahn" is the hottest cut in that vein. From what I've heard of Digitalism's new Lift EP, they're combining both the tunefulness of their second LP and the booming rhythmic necessities of big-room venues. Tonight, Digitalism will be doing a DJ set for a Friday night crowd in Belltown that will surely want the thick and creamy hits. With Sean Majors, Embolism, and Rion. Foundation, 9 pm, $10–$20, 21+.
JAMES MURPHY AND SHIT ROBOT TRY TO PROVE DFA HASN'T LOST ITS EDGE
You're likely coming to see DFA honcho James Murphy spin records from his ultra-hip collection—because that mix he did for Fabric with Pat Mahoney kills, and you're still mourning LCD Soundsystem's demise. That's cool. Murphy surely will bring the crucial jams. But you shouldn't miss Shit Robot, the alias for Marcus Lambkin's disco-house project. Shit Robot attained an early peak with the transcendent Italo-disco of 2006's "Wrong Galaxy"/"Triumph" and dropped a very good full-length for DFA in 2010, From the Cradle to the Rave. The latter's one of those nuanced, diverse works full of club fodder that takes on the multiple personalities of its many guest vocalists. Shit Robot's latest single, "Feels Real," sounds like the Saturday Night Fever–era Bee Gees falsettoing—courtesy of the Rapture's Luke Jenner—over a steadfast, Moroder-esque disco throb. Neumos, 9 pm, $25, 21+.