4 best dance club events this week



Actress + Parris Mitchell A somewhat mysterious stud of the electronic underground, Darren "Actress' Cunningham conjures beats alien and mind-bending enough to classify as sci-fi. The Brit builds patient and subtle beats, industrial music for cities where industry has decayed into rust. Like Autechre you can dance to. His upcoming Ghettoville is sure to again make dystopia sound like paradise, to be a grey-tone soundscape of static and low frequencies. This concert is part of the Red Bull Academy series. Empty Bottle. Oct 27 at 8pm. $10.

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Tiefschwarz Germany's brothers Schwarz (Ali and Basti) have been championing a groundbreaking form of electro house and techno since the early '90s. Renowned at home and abroad for a normally gritty dance sound, the pair has mellowed in recent years to incorporate smoother and deeper tech undertones. "Dominate My Sensations," an intoxicating recent 12", rides on a relentless, rubbery, undulating bassline, throwing in the toy-like chimes of a thumb piano (or is that cowbell?) and R&B diva Mama crooning about her "juicy spots." Spy Bar. Oct 25 at 10pm. $10.

Freaky Deaky V: Griz, Danny Brown, Tokimonsta, Dada Life, Kill Paris, Craze and Clockwork Zombies! Fake blood! Untz! It's the fifth annual Freaky Deaky, the loudest way to sweat through your Robin Thicke Beetlejuice suit for Halloween. The first night leans hip-hop, from the boom-bap dubstep of Griz to the split personalities of Detroit sex fiend Danny Brown. With a steamy blend of '80s R&B, tribal trip-hop and heady IDM, Tokimonsta is the gem of the evening. The second and final day brings the mammoth EDM boom with headliners Dada Life. Yes, you should wear a costume. The event is 18 and older, so expect a madhouse…and to feel old. Aragon. Oct 25 at 7pm, Oct 26 at 8:30pm. $29–$37.50.

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Mount Kimbie If you must, call it post-dubstep, but like fellow genre defiers Darkstar and James Blake, Mount Kimbie is on quite a divergent path from the gnarly club phenomenon. Introspective, spacey, glitchy and awash in atmospherics and ambience, the U.K. duo moved out of the bedroom and into a studio for its mesmerizing sophomore album, Cold Spring Fault Less Youth, out on Warp. This is Mount Kimbie's second stop at Lincoln Hall in four months. Lincoln Hall. Oct 22 at 8pm. $20, advance $17.


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