If you’re looking for some peaceful beats after a weekend of maximalism at Electric Zoo, stay away from Dark Disco. The three headliners here operate in distinct fields, but a lack of subtlety is one of their shared characteristics. Evian Christ graduated from uploading Youtube videos in 2011 to collaborating with Kanye West last year, and the distorted aggression of Yeezus clearly rubbed off on Christ’s latest solo productions for Tri Angle. Initially appearing on the Glasgow-based Numbers and now signed to XL, Sophie makes music that’s considerably cheerier but no less blinding in its effervescence, though the enigmatic producers live show has drawn considerable scrutiny. The hydra is completed with Nguzunguzu, whose searing and eclectic DJ sets have taken them everywhere from scoring fashion shows to joining up with Fatima Al Qadiri and J-Cush as part of the burgeoning “DJ supergroup” Future Brown.
Sat., Sept. 6, 11 p.m., 2014
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on September 3, 2014