It’s a Hollertronix weekend as Wrongbar hosts Diplo on Saturday and Eli Escobar on Friday. While he may have dipped a little under the radar in the last couple of years when was the ambassador for baile funk, Diplo has serious skills. He has secured a place in many a music lover’s heart for producing M.I.A.’s fantastic “Paper Planes.” The Philly based DJ is also responsible for acclaimed remixes for Kanye West and Yeah Yeah Yeahs. His frenetic mash-up style means you can expect songs to whizz by when he spins. Here’s a video of his mixture of Juvenile and The Cure. Juve and Robert Smith: together at last!
Diplo also collaborated with Escobar on a remix of Justice’s “D.A.N.C.E.” The two had previously worked together as The Boogie Down Bottle Nose Dolphins in releasing a Hollertronix 12″. The New York based DJ cut his teeth producing hip hop tracks for Juggaknots and MF Doom. With over a decade of experience, Escobar has earned his reputation for being a versaitle DJ who brings it.
For fans that like their music smooth, The Boat is hosting Yacht Rock III on Friday. It’s the perfect venue for people who think that “the 80’s can suck it. Big time.” Of course, if they don’t play Hall & Oate’s “Portable Radio,” then all bets are off. That song is awesome.
Full listings below.
Thursday, April 17
Celebrity Night @ Tonic with DJ Tony D and MC J.O.S. $5.
The Glamour @ Wrongbar with Dopplehertz and Famous Players. $5 before 11 p.m. and $10 after.
Tainted Love @ Andy Poolhall with rotating DJs: DJ Ritz, Corey Dawkins, DJ X, and DJ Fase. No cover.
Friday, April 18
Bassnectar @ El Mocambo with Chameleon Project and DJ Farbsie & Thunder. $15 adv.
Jaxx House 6 @ Footwork with Deko-ze, D-Unity, J-Prez, and irGO.
Yacht Rock III @ The Boat with DJ JJ and DJ Shandy. $5.
Synchro @ Andy Poolhall with Denise Benson and Cozmic Cat. $5 after 11 p.m.
Goin’ Steady @ Gladstone Ballroom. $5.
Eli Escobar @ Wrongbar with DJ Huggs and Nasty Nav. $5 before 12 a.m.
The Clap @ The Beaver with Alex Wolfson, Vanessa Fischer, and Colin Bergh. No cover.
Boom @ Teranga with T-Wrecks and Pho. $5 after 11 p.m.
DJ Fase @ Drake Underground. $5.
Champion Sound @ Supermarket.
Garage 416 @ Revival with Jerome Sydenham, Blueprint and Moreno. $20 adv.
Randomland: Colour Me Rad @ CiRCA. Main room: Sebastian and Kavinsky, A.D/D., and Rory Them Finest; Bathroom Bar: Vaneska, ViVi Diamond, and Matt Sims; Mirror Ballroom: House Music Maria, DJ Jamal, and Fab Palmero; SKYY Cinema: Rynecologist and Kid X. $15.
Saturday, April 19
Diplo @ Wrongbar with Nasty Nav. $15 adv.
Everyone’s a DJ @ Tiger Bar. No cover.
James Curd @ Footwork with Mike Gleeson and Loopity Goofs. $15.
Hip-Hop Karaoke @ Dundas Square with Abdominal, DJ Dalia, Ted Dancin’, and Numeric. Free from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Bennifer Editions @Teranga. PWYC.
Ultraviolet @ Blak with Dopplehertz, ViVi Diamond and Guy Michael. $10.
Cherry Bomb @ Andy Poolhall with Barbi. $6.
Chronologic @ The Boat.
Lipstick, Cherry @ Drake Underground. $5.
base war 05 @ Z with Vaneska, Syntonics, Adolf Glitter, Tomi Le Filth, and Errol. $7.
Traffic @ CiRCA with Doman + Pettigrew, Addy, Neno, DJ Jedi, Red Circle DJs, and Jason Myles.
Sunday, April 20
Tycho @ Drake Underground with DJ Aia and Rollin’ Cash. $8.
Edge 102.1 Live to Air @ Velvet Underground with Martin Streek.
Monday, April 21
Make it Mondays @ Raq-n-Waq with The Viper Crew. No cover.
Manic Mondays @ Dance Cave with DJ Shannon. No cover.
Tuesday, April 22
Kae Sun @ Supermarket with Miles Jones and Marinda. $10.
Totally Wired Tuesdays @ Embassy with DJ Richie Volume.
Footwork Tuesdays @ Andy Poolhall with DJ Fase. No cover.
Wednesday, April 23
Remix This! @ Andy Poolhall with Miss Kittie and Matt Medley. No cover.
Photo by Kid Paparazzi.