Hernán Cattáneo, an Argentine manipulator of massive crowds, has been touring for the last few years spreading a message of wet-sounding progressive beats that often step into the darker realms of drumming. His affinity for proggy house swells over sound systems and pulses into incendiary rhythms that feel like they could very well change the course of the blood in your veins. His latest release, “Sequential” on Renaissance/Thrive Records, is further testament to his able use of hypnotic melody and numbing drums as well as an affirmation that this dark-drummed genre does not deserve the boring and tedious accusation it sometimes invites. (Lorenzo de Jesus Martinez)
September 3 at Crobar.