Big Bass Thursdays presents a different style of drum ‘n’ bass to close out the month of June, welcoming Brazil’s star drum ‘n’ bass export, DJ Marky. Not known for bone-crushing basslines or rapid-fire breakbeats, Marky instead specializes in sharp turntable skills and impeccable mixing, fueled by a repertoire of soulful, jazz-influenced rhythms. His “Influences” release of last year uncovered a wealth of genre-spanning inspirations, soon followed by some solid remixes and singles. Joined by Chicago’s DJ Midway, Marky seeks to lay down a groove composed of dub elements, Latin-styled percussion and uplifting string and brass patterns. Brazil’s finest is set to scorch this North Side dance floor, just in time for the heat wave. (John Alex Colon)
June 25 at Smart Bar, 3730 N. Clark, (773)549-0203, 10pm.