When: Thu., Sept. 15, 10 p.m. 2011
The easiest way to pull people into a dance-floor groove is to stack the instrumentation and push the dynamics through the roof—that's straight from the playbook of Parliament and most rave DJs. But a more interesting method is to strip everything down to the bone and tighten it till it's almost suffocating, a technique Prince more or less perfected with "Kiss." Brooklyn-based producer Machinedrum appears to be a firm believer in the latter approach. His remix of Dominique Young Unique's electro-crunk single "Hot Girl" takes its cues from the minimalist faction currently working in dancehall, while his reinterpretation of Roni Size's 1997 "New Forms"—itself a prime example of doing a lot with very little—offers a tightly wound take on juke. —Miles Raymer Chrissy Murderbot, Jeekos, and BRC open.