Basstown nights

By DAVID DAY  |  September 12, 2007

Drum ’n’ bass might not be the hippest beat on the planet, but it’s bound to come back into vogue, right? When it does, ELEMENTS will be here. For more than eight years, the jungle/drum ’n’ bass Thursday night has been pumping away at the PHOENIX LANDING (512 Mass Ave, Cambridge; 617.576.6260), and there’s no end in sight. Resident DJs CROOK and LENORE have the most devoted fans in the Hub, and their long-rooted connections give them an advantage. Four times a year they bring in a DJ from the lauded drum ’n’ bass collective Metalheadz; October 25 it’ll be Hospital recording artist COMMIX.

Okay, what about Halloween? Props to the Happy Endings crew and to Bassic, but Halloween at ESTATE (1 Boylston Place, Boston; 617.351.7000) figures to be the best party of 2007. The night is promoted by FUTURE CLASSIC, a production team that’s bringing ?UESTLOVE to UNDERBAR (275 Tremont St, Boston; 617.292.7122) on October 1 and DJ BABU to the REVOLUTION ROCK BAR (200 High St, Boston; 617.261.4200) on October 5. The All Souls night features the hustling sounds of SOULCLAP, who have their hands everywhere in the Hub, plus the coolest, most-radical DJ team in Boston, HEARTHROB, whose alternate-Tuesday scene at Middlesex Lounge is the wildest dance party I’ve seen. The Hearthrob line-up includes two of Boston’s top DJs, RED FOXXX and BALTIMORODER, as well as the Providence nightlife kingpin MORGAN LOUIS and Hearthrob founder/“CEO” SENSITIVE HAND.

And we haven’t even gotten to the headliner. That would be Chicago’s FELIX DA HOUSECAT. From his genre-defining collaboration with Miss Kittin to the groundbreaking single “In the Dark We Live (Thee Lite),” there is hardly a bigger name in dance music. What with his status, the serious love of Soulclap, and the Basstown overlords of Hearthrob, this party should be selling out right about now.

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