Designer Drugs

It's easy to ghettoize electronic dance music, and with "dubstep" becoming an increasingly loaded term, it's been amusing to watch taste-makers slot NYC duo Designer Drugs in the crowded festival tent of ripcord kamikaze synth vendors. The rakishly torrid debut LP Hardcore/Softcore, released early in 2011, revealed Michael Vincent Patrick and Theodore Paul Nelson as worthy heirs to the short-lived late 1990s Chemical Brothers/Prodigy reign of terror, beloved of hard-rave psychedelia, curlicued blip loops, and repurposing masticated vocal samples as the crunchy candy centers of their LSD Tootsie-Pop jams. It's a good look.
Fri., Jan. 6, 10 p.m., 2012

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