Friday, January 18
American dubstep producers tend to get a bad rap. There are a few extremely well known names but that list falls off pretty quickly into a sea of unknowns. Megalodon might not be on that list but he’s a name that any fan of the genre should make themselves familiar with. His tracks don’t stray far from dubstep’s signature characteristics like a 140bpm tempo and 1-3-1 beat but his bass sounds stretch and contract like no other, as heard on releases like 2012’s Twisted Metal EP, and his grimey live sets are unmatched, especially in an intimate setting like Soundlab. Since forming in the San Francisco Bay area in 2008, an area that has kick-started America’s dubstep scene, Megalodon has released a handful of hard and dark tunes that would satisfy the needs of any hardcore dubstep fan or just anyone who wants to hit the dance floor for the night. Hosted by Loki DNB, Megalodon comes to Soundlab this Friday (Jan 18). Loki, Basha, Perceptor, and Mark Kloud will spin sets in support so get ready for a night of heavy West Coast bass.
– cory perla
9pm Soundlab, 110 Pearl St. (440-5907 /bigorbitgallery.org/soundlab) $12, 18+