FRIDAY FEBRUARY 10
CHRISTOPHER LAWRENCE, DJ DANBy law, DJ Dan has to play Seattle at least once a month. Consequently, I have run out of things to say about him. I've exhausted my thoughts—which were never very extensive to begin with—about his deck prowess, except maybe to say he's the John Cougar Mellencamp of funky breaks, electro, and West Coast house DJs. Christopher Lawrence is a hugely popular progressive-house/trance DJ who makes vanilla seem exotic. I will never in a thousand lifetimes understand the mentality of people who get excited about the prospect of a Christopher Lawrence DJ set. With DJ Chronus. Trinity, 111 Yesler Way, 447-4140, 9 pm–3 am, 21+.
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 11
NORDIC SOULIn less than a year, Krakt has established itself as Data Breaker's favorite techno banquet. The monthly event doesn't pussyfoot with its 4/4 beats; residents Kristina Childs and Paul Edwards strictly bring the hard, nose-bleeding stuff. As a result, attendees risk the prospect of doing "so much damage [on the dance floor] you wind up on an animal porn site," according to Krakt's in-house propagandist. For this episode, Seattle's Nordic Soul (AKA Sean Horton) digs into his deep crates to expose the cognoscenti (that's you) to the world's brainiest and banging-est platters, the ones most club DJs are too namby-pamby to spin. Effin' wusses. Re-bar, 1114 Howell St, 233-9873, 9 pm–2 am, $3, 21+.
TUESDAY FEBRUARY 14
SOMEONE ELSE, DJ EDDIE, MOSSASeattle's DJ Eddie is such a smooth, adaptable techno/house DJ that he tends to get taken for granted by locals. Mistake. He reads crowds like lit profs read James Joyce and his selections are always apropos for the situation. Plus, he rocks the Dominik Eulberg like nobody's business. Philadelphia's Someone Else (Sean O'Neal of bliss-pop outfit Flowchart) has bloomed into a peak-time purveyor of minimal, dubby techno, deep house, and experimental electronica. He runs Tuning Spork Records with the great Jay Haze and is "big" in Russia. Baltic Room, 1207 E Pine St, 625-4444, 9 pm–2 am, $10, 21+.