Longtime drum 'n' bass powerhouses Ed Rush and Optical take a break from massive EDM festival stages to bring their crafted DJ set to a club setting. The British duo's seemingly endless string of summer gigs is ahead of the late-September release of their sixth full-length album, Automaton, out on their own 16-year-strong label, Virus Recordings. It's been a minute since original music has been heard from the two, who individually and collaboratively have created some of the most intricate and timeless smashers in the genre. Automaton stays true to form, aimed at the dance floor with signature dark techstep overtones and distorted undertones. Recalling what made Ed Rush and Optical standard-setting producers to begin with, Automaton pulls from their identifiable batch of sounds on “Long Stay,” with their go-to MC Ryme Tyme name-checking their mighty back catalog.
Thu., Aug. 21, 10 p.m., 2014
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