May 15th, 2014 | by MITCH LILLIE Music | Posted In: Beats Per Week

Beats Per Week

Portland's Best Dance Music Options, May 15-21

chemtrailjubileeClub Chemtrail, with Jubilee, IBQT, DVST B2B Djinn Djinn, Massacooramaan, SFP666 and Commune is Thursday at Holocene.
In this column, WW music calendar editor 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.

On Thursday, Chemtrail sets up shop at Holocene with Jubilee, a Miami Basshead with an affinity for the weird, the futuristic and the grimey. Have you heard the Miami booty drop? Now’s your chance to experience it with the full heat effect. The night doubles as the drop of resident SPF666’s debut EP Scorpion Cache. (9 pm, $6, 21+)      
I know you’re probably too poor to fly out to Detroit for Movement. But it doesn’t get any more Belleville-esque than Raíz, an LA-based duo who make grinding digital techno, and Friday's Movement pre-party at Rotture is about $400 less than a ticket to DTW. (9 pm, $8 advance, $12 day of show, 21+)    
Dimond Saints, a newborn collaboration between Oakland’s An-Ten-Nae and ReLeece, have foregone their purple-hazed, belching textures for more traditionally synthesized sounds. No doubt the hyphy reappropriation movement will still be in full force at Refuge on Saturday. (9 pm, $15 advance, $25 day of show, 21+)     

Caked Up take the pulse of the top 40 zeitgeist with a chokehold. Every hit that comes down the radio pipeline gets a thick trap or electro house slathering from the Jeffree's/Mad Decent affiliates: “Wrecking Ball,” “Fancy,” “Applause” and “Dark Horse.” Individuals with smoke allergies are advised to avoid the Whiskey Bar on Friday. (10 pm, $15, 21+)     
Of all the albums sprawling UK electronic label Hyperdub has released in its decade of existence, Ontarian R&B singer Jessy Lanza’s has the weirdest and sexiest name. Pull My Hair Back dropped last September and stirred more than a few cups of tea on both sides of the pond, especially with “5785021.” She’s at Holocene on Monday. (8:30 pm, $12 advance, $14 day of show, 21+)     

XXYYXX already has half a dozen critical darlings of albums and EPs under his childhood’s belt, but it’s his increasing experimentation with ambient, garage and hip hop—all can be heard on SoundCloud singles “Golden” and “Angel”—that make him the most exciting 18-year-old on the planet. The teen gets angsty at Rotture on Wednesday. (9 pm, $15, 21+)     
Cellist and experimentalist Arthur Russell is responsible for pushing disco further and further outside its comfort zone. His death over two decades ago was a huge loss for music, but his birthday is Wednesday, and Parenthetical Girls’ Zac Pennington, Daniel Rafn, the Shaky Hands’ Nick Delffs, Massacooramaan and Kieran McKeon pay their respects Wednesday at Valentines. (9 pm, $3-5, 21+)     

Live PA sets from Ethernet, Sun Hammer and Apartment Fox are what Accent//Sustain on Wednesday at Holocene is all about, with styles ranging from dub to techno to ambient. (9 pm, $5, 21+)    
 
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