Boston’s Soul Clap, the self-described “Great White Hope” of techno, descends upon Smart Bar for a visit with Chicago favorites Mazi and Nathan Larsen. After releasing movers on Freerange and Wolf + Lamb Music, Soul Clap founders Eli and Charlie carved a bottom-heavy, tech-house niche that leaves sweaty, cheering dancefloors in its wake. Their latest efforts include an EP with Voodeaux and Sergio Santos, and a vinyl-only offshoot with Wolf + Lamb co-founder, Gadi Mizrahi. Boasting a new website, blog and several upcoming records, Soul Clap arrives with shuffling beats, inviting horns, and nod-inducing basslines in tow, poised to leave their mark on a memorable Chicago summer night. It’s time to dance to Boston’s finest.
(John Alex Colón)
June 18 at Smart Bar, 3730 North Clark, (773)549-0203.