Filastine

All music is "world music," of course, and it's only a typically Anglophonic, US-centric mindset that makes an Orientalist curiosity out of sounds imported from other lands. But does that make world-sampling electronic acts like the Burning Man-rooted Beats Antique and Seattle expat (and Infernal Noise Brigadier) Filastine loving ambassadors, cagey appropriators, or something in between? Without guessing at anyone's genuineness or multi-cultural credentials (although I know Filastine has travelled wide and well), safe to say that the two acts present their globally-informed beats in radically different ways. Filastine pushes polyglot bass music from a dirty, DIY rig that frequently includes him banging on a borrowed shopping cart, while Beats Antique bring traditionally higher production values, along with belly dancing. Me, I prefer the shopping cart. ERIC GRANDY

Sat., Jan. 28, 8 p.m., 2012

 
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