There’s a balance in everything Thomas Koch aka DJ T. does musically; electronic yet soulful, playful yet twisted, elegantly refined but loose and fun…he knows what he does well, and makes no apologies to detractors and haters. Perhaps he’s too busy to address them as he’s pushing global sounds through his club brand Monza, releasing tracks through the venerable Get Physical label he started up alongside partners M.A.N.D.Y. and Booka Shade, and, of course, DJing and producing his own tracks—which has occupied a greater percentage of his time, of late, with more releases in 2009 than any other year, including “The Inner Jukebox,” his full length follow-up to 2005’s “Boogie Playground.” While the album seems to denote a shift to more traditional house-centric fare, you can be sure to expect the danceable tech-funk and handclaps you’ve come to love over the years. Supporting tonight is local DJ Popstatic, who’ll likely focus his usually eclectic selections—just a touch—for the dance floor tonight, and Spy Bar’s Dino G. (Duke Shin)
October 30 at Smart Bar, 3730 N. Clark, (773)549-0203, at 10pm.