FRIDAY FEBRUARY 3

BROKEN DISCOIf you like your techno sinuous and psychedelic, you should hit the newly reopened (for music) Lower Level tonight. Your sonic guides to higher consciousness are Portland's Freaky Chakra and locals Tekgnosis and Justin Byrnes. Lower Level (C.H.A.C.), 1621 12th Ave, 9 pm–2 am, $7, 21+.

DJ CRAZE, DJ DARA, MC ARMANNIDrum 'n' bass's popularity in Seattle is reaffirmed with this big-ass rave-like throwdown celebrating Kaos Theory's fifth anniversary. Miami's Craze and New York's Dara are seasoned deck maestros who guarantee slick transitions and rapid, powerfully coiled selections for the jungle massive. With MK-Ultra, Ju Ju, the Dowlz & Quentin J, the Specialist, and others. Premier, 1700 First Ave S, 382-7877, 10 pm–4 am, $15 adv/$18 DOS, all ages.

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 4

GENE HUNTA DJ gig by Chicago house elder Hunt is like a seminar on the computer business from Bill Gates. Attendance is highly advisable, as is notepad/Palm Pilot for aspiring DJs. With Vincent Montalvo. Baltic Room, 1207 E Pine St, 625-4444, 9 pm–2 am, $10, 21+.

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MARK E. QUARKSan Diego house DJ Mark E. Quark spins the kind of house tracks that invariably provoke adjectives like "soulful" and "deep." The man's a fixture on the West Coast house circuit, where folks treat the music with the respect usually reserved for vitamins C and E. With Mark M, Cali Mike, Slantooth, and Rob Noble. Chop Suey, 1325 E. Madison St, 324-8000, 9 pm–2 am, free before 10 pm, $10 after, 21+.

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 7

SAFETY SCISSORS, TERSO, KFOHailed for his dubby, glitchy experimental techno on revered labels like Cytrax, Plug Research, and Force Inc., San Francisco producer Safety Scissors has morphed into a cheeky song-and-dance man. While 2001's Parts Water anticipated the Postal Service's swoony lo-fi electro-pop (albeit with weirder production), Safety Scissors' latest album on ~scape, Tainted Lunch, causes indigestion with its kitsch melodies and cloying vocals. But Safety Scissors' catalog is deep and mostly excellent, so let's hope he doesn't focus on the new stuff. Baltic Room, 1207 E Pine St, 625-4444, 9 pm–2 am, $7, 21+.