March 27th, 2014 | by MITCH LILLIE Music | Posted In: Beats Per Week

Beats Per Week

Portland's Best Dance Music Options, 3/27-4/2

1782296_10151876698277470_1834893162_oClub Crooks is Saturday at Holocene, featuring DJs IZM, Mr. Marcus, Danny Mercury and Joe Frank.
WW 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. 

—Plenty of artists dip toes in the warp-speed, knee-breaking beats of footwork, but Nate Farrell, aka Nonfuture, is up to his neck in it. The LA-based producer often features longer samples of rappers, and even, as on “Embrace,” uses some super peaceful flute samples. He’ll bring his footwork and jungle styles to the Rose on Thursday. (9 pm, $5, 21+) 

 
— I love me some local-focused DJ nights, but the only thing I love more is when they clash. That’s just what will happen on Thursday at Holocene, when Gaycation’s Mr. Charming pays a visit to Laid Out. To remind all the alumni out there, it’s apparently spring break, which means people try to act like James Franco and you get cheaper entry to see residents Gossip Cat, Pocket Rock-It and Misti Miller. (9 pm, $3 before 11, $5 after, 21+)

 
—On Friday at Valentine’s, Club Chemtrail DJs Commune and SPF666 detoxify their environment to zone in on four-on-the-floor house, vogue and garage. Author’s note: The duo is not responsible for the lack of fluoride in Portland’s water. (10 pm, free, 21+)    

Hatiras has been a staple of Toronto’s house scene for 15 years, but he also likes to call Portland his second home. To that end, we’ll call Friday at Fez a homecoming for the big-room DJ, who has leaned techier in recent years. (10 pm, $10, 21+)

 

Soul Ipsum is the Internet. The Soul Ipsum is coming through the body to another realm. You should see the Soul Ipsum on sale Saturday at the Alhambra. (9 pm, $5)

—I really like an event that can just ask the tough questions for me. Duality—I don’t even want to know how to replicate the glyphs they used in their version of the title—begs us to answer, “What is man made? [sic] What is man made of?” I’m not sure I’ll be able to hear the answer over the rumbling wonky basslines of Bay Area producers Andreilien, Thriftworks, the Human Experience and Mihkal at Rotture and Branx on Saturday. (9 pm, $20-30, 21+)

 

—Also on Saturday, Club Crooks are rolling hard into their fifth year at Holocene. Catch DJs IZM and Mr. Marcus along with Danny Mercury and Joe Frank for beats to make your ass do a standing ovation. (9 pm, $5 before 11, $8 after, 21+)   
   
Bill of Goods is a new quarterly at Holocene featuring collaborations between musicians and dancers. The preeminent, transgressive and indefatigable Massacooramaan will collaborate with equally talented dancer Keyon Gaskin, with a host of other pairs, including the FLOCK collective, rounding out Tuesday night. (8:30 pm, $5, 21+)    
 
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