Tonight, it’s Travis Stewart night—in fact, it’s been Travis Stewart’s year. As Machinedrum, he released Room(s), the winning and winsome final battle in the Planet Mu label’s fight to take Chicago’s juke sound into dance music’s mainstream. Then Stewart and Praveen Sharma, working as Sepalcure, delivered a bass-and-vocals-filled eponymous Hotflush debut that’s proving to be one of post-dubstep’s most gripping albums. With Ital (Planet Mu) and Heathered Pearls (Ghostly International, Moodgadget).
Thu., Dec. 29, 9 p.m., 2011
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on December 21, 2011