MJ Cole has spent the past decade bringing a classicist's sense of drama to the giddy sounds of 2step and UK garage. Ikonika is a rising dubstep artist who just released her first album, Contact, Love, Want, Have, on Kode 9's Hyperdub, and might be considered his distant heirthough her innovative synth work is pushing the genre into a whole new direction. Actress also came out of the Hyperdub stable; Splazsh, his disorienting, intricate new album on Honest Jon's, is proving that he's just as unique. With an impressive local line-up: Michna, House of House, Kenny Dope, Worthy, and Nick Hook.
Sun., May 30, 9 p.m., 2010