SBTRKT

Recently, Seattle hip hop seers Shabazz Palaces appeared on a remix of rising London producer SBTRKT’s platinum-gleaming “Wildfire,” a track whose nexus of collaborators also includes Little Dragon, Drumma Boy, and Drake. For Shabazz, it marks a rare opening up of the group’s hermetic world (which has thus far also let in Spoek Mathambo, Erik Blood, and Thee Satisfaction); for Seattle audiences, it leaves handy signpost into SBTRKT’s omnivorous bass music. Both artists have a taste for neo-tribal masks and deep, enveloping productions; but while Shabazz’s tracks are murky, jazz-tweaked hip hop, SBTRKT’s are a more high-polish, club-ready brand of post-dubstep beat science, one that incorporates guest vocalists with ease and which can absorb acts as disparate as M.I.A. and Radiohead into dubby remixes. Expect a lively show, carefully sculpted sound, and just maybe some guest appearances. With New Look, Kid Hops. ERIC GRANDY

Wed., Oct. 26, 8 p.m., 2011

 
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