Although tonight’s party is a celebration of the release of Gatekeeper’s new Exo full-length, that didn’t stop the Brooklyn-Chicago duo from stepping out of the spotlight to book sets from some of their most interesting peers: Arca opens, playing tracks off his own soon-to-be-released Stretch 2, and Fade to Mind label affiliate Total Freedom follows up his GHE20 GOTH1K top billing by prepping us for the headliner with his bass-oriented mix of grimy r&b and murky atmospherics. In between, James Ferraro, one half of the Skaters and the man behind last year’s critically acclaimed digital wonderland Far Side Virtual, steps into the DJ booth to spin pop, footwork, and possibly his latest obsession, Bach’s Concerto for Oboe and Violin in C Minor.

Fri., July 27, 10 p.m., 2012