Data Breaker: Mano Le Tough, Dirtyphonics, Flume, Natasha Kmeto, DJAO
by Dave Segal
on Wed, Mar 27, 2013 at 11:02 AM
IRISH HOUSE-MUSIC SOFTY MANO LE TOUGH
Berlin-based Irish producer/DJ Mano Le Tough (aka Niall Mannion) is a master of tuneful, bubbly house music: The name of his monthly party at Berlin's Loftus Hall, Passion Beat, neatly encapsulates the vibe of his sets. His new album on Permanent Vacation Records, Changing Days, reveals a mind teeming with ideas on how to make a nearly 30-year-old genre sound fresh and vital. Warped melodies oscillate over oddly timbral percussion and rhythms that often deviate from house's typical 125-bpm and 4/4 template. Shelter, the weekly Wednesday night party at Q curated by Cody Morrison, continues to fly high. With Slowpøke. Q Nightclub, 9 pm, $5 adv/$10 DOS/$5 students, 21+.