July 17th, 2014 | by MITCH LILLIE Music | Posted In: Beats Per Week

Beats Per Week

Portland's Best Dance Music Options, July 17-23

     
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goodwinGoodwin plays S1 Warehouse on Saturday, with Apartment Fox, Airport, Chris Davis, DJ Slow and DJ Spencer D.
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.

DJ Laroj doesn’t have much of a web paper trail, but as a longstanding guest at Dam-Funk’s Funkmosphere party in L.A., he’s got my vote. Catch him on Thursday at Dot’s with the rest of the Let it Whip crew. (9 pm, free, 21+)    

AK1200 is an American drum and bass OG—that’s not up for debate. But apparently his recent musical interests are, in advance of his appearance at Whiskey Bar on Friday. He has “never, and will never play dubstep” and his interest in drum step was only for “a VERY brief period.” Your takeaways: DnB fans are voraciously committed to their genre, and DnB DJs are just as devoted to their fans. (10 pm, $10, 21+)  

So you missed EDC and don’t have enough money to get to the Netherlands. That’s okay! The good people at Fez’s Rage Fridays will bring you all the Dutch house you can handle… and then some. This week, Justin Prime rears his ravey ol’ head. (10 pm, free before 11 pm with guest list [the good people at Fez have very cleverly neglected to let you know how much it will cost if you arrive at a later time or without turning over your email address to them], 21+) 

Scott Goodwin is a rare and beautiful bird, having released an album with Avalon Kalin on alt-dance label 100% Silk in 2012 and now intermittently focusing on his solo project, Goodwin. On Saturday at S1 Warehouse, expect to see a lot of wires, keys and tubes as Goodwin prepares a (mostly?) analog techno set. (9:30 pm, $5, 21+)  

The Crystal Method are U.S. legends—even if they only became ones with the help of the UK’s unquenchable ‘90s thirst for bangin’ breakbeats. I’m a little befuddled by LeAnn Rimes’ appearance in their latest album’s liner notes, but I guess all legends gotta make a living somehow. If you can come up with a ticket, see them DJ (read: no LeAnn) on Saturday at Whiskey Bar. (10 pm, sold out, 21+)   
 
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