FRIDAY 04.23 | STEVE AOKI @ Royale | If you're in the market for a rigorous Friday-night electro-house smackdown, look no farther than the recently freshened megaroom of Royale, where Dim Mak Records founder Steve Aoki makes a serious midnight showing. Will he drop "I'm in the House"? You bet he will. Will Will.I.Am show up? Not so sure about that one.
279 Tremont St, Boston | 10 pm | 21+ | $15 | 617.338.7699 or royaleboston.com
SATURDAY 04.24 | CHIPTUNE VI @ Middle East upstairs | Cleanse your dance-music palate with this master class in the fundamentals. Boston eight-bit luminaries Br1ght Pr1mate are joined by Active Knowledge, Wisconsin's Albino Ghost Monkey, Cathode Rays, Oxygen Star, and DJ Radioscotvoid for a night of heavy bass and blippage.
472 Mass Ave, Cambridge | 9 pm | $10 | 18+ | 617.864.EAST or mideastclub.com
SATURDAY 04.24 | RECREATION PRESENTS: JUAN MACLEAN @ Enormous Room | If you haven't heard the latest DJ Kicks mix from the estimable DFA fixture (and Providence homey) Juan Maclean, so what? He's here tonight! Aside from dropping a guaranteed shit-hot set (along with Louisahhh! and Recreation's own C&G), he'll be giving away free copies of the release to lucky attendees. Look pretty.
569 Mass Ave, Cambridge | 9 pm | 21+ | $5 | 617.491.5550 or enormous.tv
SATURDAY 04.24 | FRESH PRODUCE @ Good Life | Undergroundhiphop.com and jumptheturnstyle.com team up for this epic edition of Fresh Produce, celebrating the release of Jayceeoh's brand-spanking-new Avant Gucci mix and also the live-mix CDs of residents Tommee and Knife. (Bring a couple extra sawbucks.) Jayceeoh and California's DJ Sake 1 helm the decks.
28 Kingston St, Boston | 10 pm | 21+ | Free | 617.451.2622 or goodlifebar.com
SUNDAY 04.25 | GROUP HUG X @ Enormous Room | This Sunday, the monthly avant-brodown for persnickety hirsute gays and friends turns a robust 10 (months), and along with DJs Nathanael Bluhm, Joseph Colbourne, and BRDR, it'll have an appropriate X-factor. (Okay, there's been talk of go-go bears, okay?)
569 Mass Ave, Cambridge | 6 pm | 21+ | Free | 617.491.5550 or enormous.tv