It seems pretty obvious, but it’s not often acknowledged: Dubstep is the new drum and bass, what with all that muscular bass (minus some of the excess drum clatter) with the same potential for macho, funkless heaviness if done wrong. Luckily for us, Croydon’s Plastician does dubstep right—hear his long-awaited debut album, Beg to Differ, for proof—and the Rinse FM DJ and Terrorhythm boss is visiting NYC’s long-running jungle party tonight. Compellingly taut rhythms, crisp sound, and chest-quaking bass are guaranteed. With Nebulla, Dore, Soroka and Courage.
Wed., July 22, 10 p.m., 2009