Clubland is usually dead in wintertime, but you wouldn’t know it from the juicy offerings this week. Drum’n’bass fans get a visit from a member of the esteemed Reprazent crew at the long-running weekly, Direct Drive. Suv, widely considered to the most experimental out of the posse—which also includes Roni Size, Krust and Die-plays in support of his first solo outing, Desert Rose. As a DJ, he’s tight as a drum, and hopefully, the crowd will get a taste of some new Bristolian funk dubplates. With MC Tali, and Delmar, Hide, and Artur: Saturday at 10, Baktun, 418 W 14th, 206-1590.
Techno junkies who squeeze into the crowded confines of Guernica every week for Tronic Treatment will be happy to know the promoters have moved the night to the more spacious (and cabaret-licensed) Baktun. They baptized the space with Oliver Ho last week; this week features Tronic regulars Christian Smith and Jaesun. Be on the lookout later this month for a special appearance by German tech house producer Steve Bug. Monday at 10, Baktun, 206-1590.
New Party Alert: Two old-school New York figureheads are starting up new digs. Supa DJ Dmitry and his pigtails host Mischief with super badass diva Miss Honey Dijon and DJ Tennessee sharing the residency. The sound of disco-house spiked with bits of techno and a little Chicago flair will likely seep from the speakers. Tuesday at 10, Abaya, 244 E Houston, 777-7467. The other OG Superstar DJ, Keoki, resurrects his wacky ways for The Too Far Gone (some things never change). Never one to miss a hot trend, K-man jumps on the electro/experimental bandwagon about five months after Larry Tee figured out how to market the nerdy trainspotter genre to fashionistas. Sunday at 10, Sapphire Lounge, 249 Eldridge, 777-5153.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 29, 2002