In this 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. 

(10 pm, $5, 21+)

— Let It Whip, a new-ish R&B and funk night at Holocene, has pretty much struck gold in landing Dam-Funk on Thursday night. The neo-funk and soul producer is in the highest of demand, and though this appearance will only be a DJ set, I say all the better. Let It Whip is all-vinyl, and I can’t wait to see what’s in the bottom of Dam-Funk’s crate. (10 pm, $10, 21+)


— Silent discos allow for a subtlety of sound normally lost on most club systems. On Friday, you can catch one of Portland’s most delicate and intricate trap producers, DJTJ, at Rontoms. That is, if you haven’t slummed through TJ’s free monthlies at Chinatown’s groadiest for free, and don’t mind paying $10 for one DJ and a gimmick. (8 pm, $10, 21+)

— After a few hours of crunkin’ trap and jersey club from hosts DJ Izm and Mr. Marcus, rapper Cassow makes a special appearance at the fifth anniversary of Club Crooks Saturday at Holocene. Though Beatrox member and deep house aficionado Danny Merkury is technically the special guest, it’s Cassow’s fiery rhymes—backed by longtime collaborator Trox’s hyped-up beats—that make this anniversary truly special. (9 pm, $5 before 11, $8 after, 21+)