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THURSDAY 7/10

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PLEASUREKRAFT'S FUN, OFF-CENTER HOUSE

With remixing credits involving the likes of house-music royalty like Green Velvet and Booka Shade, Stockholm/Washington, DC, duo Pleasurekraft have vaulted into a lofty stratum of dance-music culture in the span of only a few years. Their own productions possess a slap-happy-go-lucky, quirky funkiness that recalls some of the fantastic roster of Germany's Perlon label. Expect a lot of ridiculously loose-limbed moves on the floor at Q tonight. With Studio 4/4 resident Sean Majors and Harvard Bass. Q Nightclub, 10 pm, $10, 21+.

FRIDAY 7/11

MOTOR'S DISCO INFERNO

MOTOR continues its epic chug with a few recurring Northwestern characters who are making some of the most interesting, unslick dance music coming out of this green region. Airport (Jayson Kochan) and Mood Organ (Timm Mason) play bass and guitar, respectively, for Seattle space rockers Midday Veil, but also keep busy with their dark-disco project TJ Max and solo endeavors. Generally speaking, Airport's ramrodding, interstellar disco is slightly more hedonistic and club-ready than Mood Organ's more abstract and angular approach to dance-floor subversion. But that could change at any time. Former Seattle/current Portland producer GOODWIN possesses an uncanny knack for creating house music that skews toward the highbrow texturally while still keeping your ass moving sexually. New to me are Magisterial (Portland synthesists Matt Henderson and Chris Spencer), whose few tracks I've heard portend exciting and loopy dislocations of Italo-disco and minimal-house conventions that may appeal to fans of early Kraftwerk and horror-film soundtrackers Goblin. With DJ Degenerate. Lo-Fi, 9 pm, $5, 21+.

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GET OLD-SCHOOLED BY DETROIT TECHNO DEITY CLAUDE YOUNG

High & Tight aren't the most prolific promotional crew in the city, but they may be the most consistent with high-caliber bookings. H&T score another coup with Detroit techno DJ/producer Claude Young. Back in 1996, Young laid down one of the greatest mixes in the renowned DJ-Kicks series with a string of hard-hitting and heady underground techno heaters. Among Detroit's second wave of techno artists, Young ranks with the elite cadre of Carl Craig, Underground Resistance, Dan Bell, and Jeff Mills. On 2013's great Celestial Bodies, Young showed he could go the cerebral, ambient/space-out route, too. Rearrange your life, take a long disco nap, do whatever it takes—but don't miss this show. With Joel Pryde. Kremwerk, 9 pm–4 am, $10, 21+. recommended

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