January 9th, 2014 | Mitch Lillie Music | Posted In: Beats Per Week, From the Vault

Beats Per Week

Portland's Best Dance Music Options, 1/9-15

1556417_3903386401052_2087976014_oDJ Deeon plays Holocene on Friday, Jan. 10.

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.

—This week’s edition of Groundbreaking DJs Only Now Gaining The Recognition They Deserve is brought to you by Ecstasy and Bubblin’, who in turn bring Chicago ghetto-house pioneer DJ Deeon to Holocene on Friday. Deeon was huge on ghetto and jack label Dance Mania, and his track “House-O-Matic” will be instantly recognized by anyone who was on a '90s house dance floor. If, like your humble author, you were too young, now’s your chance to pretend you were there. PLUR! (9 pm, $5 before 11 pm, $8 after, 21+)

   

—If you’ve ever been to the corner of SE Oak and Grand Ave., you’ve felt one of two things: Excitement at seeing an H.P. Lovecraft-themed bar with great DJs and music, or utter horror at seeing tentacles emerging from the sidewalk and dance nights titled “SkullfucK.” Actually, DJ Horrid does an amazing job of spinning recognizable tracks from the Smiths and Joy Division while keeping with the bar’s goth image with deeper, darker cuts. SkullfucK, this Friday, is actually a very fun and accepting night, in ways the Cthulu mural on the wall isn’t. (10 pm, free, 21+

—Not only is Saturday your chance to catch twerk-juicer and Philly club pioneer Swizzymack at Holocene, but opening up for him is Quarry, recently posted to WW’s watch list. It’s the launch of a new club night, Verified, hustled together by trap master Gang$ign$. If it sounds like a ploy to hijack the financial industry via mimicking their own hyper-secure payment processing systems, that’s because it probably is. (9 pm, free before 11 pm, $8 after, 21+)  

 
—If for some reason you’re not on the bass train, Lazy Rich, the Vancouver-based electro house producer, is coming to Whiskey Bar on Saturday. The vocals ring through nice and clean, and Lazy Rich has pulled his fizzing synths straight from the electro house entry in Encyclopedia Electronica. It’s nothing groundbreaking, but it will be 128 BPMs of loud dance. (10 pm, $10-15, 21+)
 
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