January 2nd, 2014 | by MITCH LILLIE Music | Posted In: Beats Per Week

Beats Per Week

Portland's Best Dance Music Options, Jan. 2-8

1534684_10101363835634438_109411923_o#TESTIFY: A DANCE PARTY, feat. DJ Portia, New Dadz DJs, DJ Honest John and Sex Life DJs, is Wednesday at Holocene.

In this new column, WW music calendar and contributing writer Mitch Lillie helps the discerning club-goer put together their weekly calendar by compiling Portland's best dance-music options for the next seven days. Turn up, tune in, drop the bass.

— Though I made my own predictions about the future of Portland’s electronic scene, oftentimes the (real) DJs know best. On Friday, DJ Cooky Parker and DJ duo Holla ‘N Oates will be presenting their thoughts on 2014’s zeitgeist at Holocene, including artists from “A$AP Rocky to R. Kelly, Drake to Disclosure, Todd Terje to French Express.” Apparently, 2014 will be the year of revivals, and I’m okay with that. (9 pm, $5, 21+)

— Everyone has destroyed their bodies enough these past few weeks. If one hangover or another has left you feeling depleted, deep house in a light therapy bar is just what the doctor ordered. Deep house veteran and Click Track Lab radio host Apolinario Ancheta hosts the Vitamin D producing evening Saturday at Lightbar. (10 pm, free, 21+)

 
— Once you’ve juiced up on natural light and music, it’s time to start paying off the enormous spiritual debt you incurred by rejecting mom’s New Years congratulatory calls while grinding to Lil Jon’s “Turn Down For What.” The church of doge will accept your repentance at #Testify Wednesday at Holocene. Honest John, DJ Portia, New Dadz and Sex Life will spin everything from future club to R&B. It’s now or never to dance yrself clean. (9 pm, free, 21+)


— Contrary to what Skream said last year, dubstep is not dead, it’s just relegated to the Tuesday night slots. That’s OK, though, as the once-broified genre mutates into more refined genres like bass. Leading the charge back to respectability at the Analog are BennyRox, Loco Potion, Fvck$wvg and Kellan & Cin. (9 pm, free, 21+)
 
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