Data Breaker: Jacques Greene, J. Alvarez, DJ Sliink, FaltyDL, Eric Cloutier
by Dave Segal
on Wed, Jan 16, 2013 at 11:36 AM
JACQUES GREENE, J. ALVAREZ'S SEXY-TIME TECHNO
Promoter Cody Morrison's bookings at Q every Wednesday continue to be provocative. Montreal producer/DJ Jacques Greene combines Burial's spookily sensual night-bus atmospheres with minimal techno's economical 4/4 rhythms to create lush motion on the dance floor. Greene's recent mix for FADER—including tracks by Machinedrum, Daphni, and 2562—is a brilliant survey of sexy and visceral bass music. J. Alvarez (aka Seattle's Chris Roman) is the alter ego of world-class electro producer 214 in his suave, mattress-testing techno guise. Q, 9 pm, $5, 21+.
HOLD YOUR JERSEY SHORE JOKES: DJ SLIINK'S TRAP IS FIERCE
The new Damn Son weekly spotlights the burgeoning trap and bass-music genres. It ratchets up a gear this week with Newark, New Jersey's DJ Sliink (aka Stacey White), a favorite of global tastemaker Diplo. Sliink's eventful sets abound with conflagratory and catchy tunes that range from Baltimore club to popular 21st-century R&B to Moombahton and the more extroverted strains of hiphop and dubstep.