Weekend's best EDM (end of the world edition): Yooj, J.Phlip, Madlib, MartyParty and more
Catch J.Phlip tomorrow night at NORAD.
The countdown to the apocalypse has begun! So where do you want to be when the world ends, at home on your couch wrapped up in a Snuggie, waiting for the sky to fall, or out on the dancefloor, living it up and shaking your booty? Dancefloor? We thought as much, which is why we're offering up this comprehensive guide to where you can get your booty-shake on tonight -- and tomorrow night, too, assuming we haven't all been burnt to a crisp in the interim. And let's hope not, because there's too much talent in town to waste: Yooj, J.Phlip, Madlib and MartyParty, among others. So without further ado, open up this week's Dance Card (the last ever?) and see what whets your appetite for getting down.
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YOOJ @ BETA | FRIDAY, 12.21.12
There are few spin doctors capable of melding the soaring, often poignant melodies of deep house with the mechanical, syncopated beats of pure techno, but Yooj (the stage name of tech-house impresario Eugene Albert) is one of them. And Yooj's career has taken one or two ironic turns. A native of the San Francisco area, he now calls Berlin home, so it makes perfect sense that the tunes he turns out are a relentlessly funky blend of the best aspects of techno and house music. But strangely, his interest in house wasn't piqued in San Francisco; he fell in love with it in Italy. However roundabout his arrival to the tech-house circuit, his presence there is an asset to the subgenre. It'll be a treat to share the end of the world with him tonight in Beta's Beatport Lounge with Sergei Loginov and DJLoBoT; AC Slater, Flinch and Harvard Bass will take on the venue's main floor. (9 p.m., 21+, $10)