One of Boston’s finest party starters is taking on the role of closer next week as we wrap up our Electric Summer music series at the W Hotel’s Descent nightclub, a four-night run that found us tearing it up downtown with M|O|D, JASS, and Into The Alpha.
To get us all worked up proper for their live performance September 20, Somerville electro-funk boom-makers SPF 5000 have created an exclusive 40-minute mixtape just for the party, linking up a batch of their own remixed and reloaded dance tracks — from the throbbing sizzle of “White Hot Fantasy” to house banger “Doorknockers” to theie rousing cover of Prince's "Erotic City" — as well as their own bootleg of Jogyo’s “Thundacat,” which will soon get released on Dither Down Records.
MOVERS & SHAKERS @ Middle East upstairs
The textured citrine sounds of Movers & Shakers’ latest record, National Harvester, are perfect for November — Americana soul drenched in road-weary tales of love, loss, and empty bottles. Recorded and produced over eight months at Starlab in Somerville, the disc ages wisely with each late-night listen.