Shimon is a UK breakbeat-specialist who never fails to please when he gigs in Chicago. Since the days when Bass By the Pound hosted “The Seminar” at Big Wig (RIP), he’s headlined a slew of events in our city, many of which went down in history as the memorably rowdy “it” nights of that era. That London drum ‘n’ bass vibe will be back in full force this Saturday as Shimon will create the usual dancefloor frenzy with cutting-edge dubplates and upcoming Ram Recordings material. This time around, he’ll get to shake the mighty Sonotheque soundsystem for BBP’s “Dynamite!” Blending uptempo and funky drum ‘n’ bass with the signature dark, anthemic sound for which Ram Recordings is known, Shimon can’t be easily categorized. Just be prepared for a classic performance from one of the genre’s most consistent artists. (John Alex Colón)
July 8 at Sonotheque.