Though I’m a stranger to the skills of DJs Nogunri and Boa, what I’ve found in my research has me excited for Digital Divide Dubstep at Cafe Lura. The dubstep sound, plainly stated, is slower drum ‘n’ bass. The breakbeats and occasional vocals share the same tempo as hip-hop, while the standout characteristic—deep and rhythmic sub-bass—throbs incessantly, rattling subwoofers and chest cavities simultaneously. Though earlier surges during UK garage’s heyday were all but shunned by the public, the genre has recently taken hold in several major cities, even boasting veterans and sub-labels. (John Alex Colón)
September 7 at Cafe Lura.