Most of us are too lazy to actually go all the way out to a real beach, so P.S. 1’s Warm-Ups are a perfect clubber’s compromise. The best lineup of the summer series is this week, with X-Press 2 headlining. The trio, consisting of techno and house producers—DJs Ashley Beedle, Rocky, and Diesel—are undergoing a revival, thanks to their club hit “Lazy,” featuring former Talking Head David Byrne. While not as immediately catchy as say, “Around the World” by Daft Punk, the track does get under your skin in that I-hate-it-but-I-love-it way. The track is featured on what is—unbelievably—only their first album, Musikizum. Rounding things out is New York’s own Metro Area—Morgan Geist and Darshan Jesrani—a duo who’ve managed to nab more press and notoriety overseas than in their hometown (what dummies are we?!). Mainstay Jeannie Hopper, one of the most politically involved DJs in the city, also spins. Saturday @ 3, P.S.1, 22-25 Jackson Ave, Long Island City, Queens, 718-784-2084.
De La Guarda, the interactive performance that features wet substances, webs, and dramatic acrobatics, has been dipping its toe in DJ waters all summer. Thanks to the Matter:/Form crew (the peeps behind the Overboard boat parties), there’s a DJ Connection every week, with mini-sets inserted mid-show. Past performances have featured John Selway, Dave Hollands, and John Creamer. This week it’s Josh Wink—who is able to adapt to each environment he plays in. At raves, he busts out the acid-flavored hits of his youth; at clubs, he plays more complex, sophisticated house; so it’ll be interesting to see what he chooses to use as the mood setter for the De La Guarda production. Next week, a techno lover’s delight: Derrick May. Thursday @ 8, Daryl Roth Theatre, 20 Union Square E, 239-6200.
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