DJ & Dance

Get Freaky

When: Fri., Nov. 30, 10 p.m. 2012

Fans of digital-heavy electronic music -- often classified as "glitch" for its beats laden with error noises such as skipping, scratching, and hissing -- should head to Get Freaky to hear Canadian duo Knight Riderz and local favorites the DirtyBird crew. Knight Riderz mixes glitch with instrumental hip-hop in mid-tempo tracks that build with kick drums and wobbly, low-frequently bass. Expect a diverse set of remixes -- Knight Riderz has given the low-end treatment to everyone from hip-hop duo King Fantastic to Radiohead. San Francisco-based label DirtyBird fills its own room with its DJs Christian Martin, Worthy, Ardalan, and Nick Monaco, regulars at the infamous DirtyBird barbecues in Golden Gate Park that have been going strong for a decade. DirtyBird's sound takes the minimal techno that originated in Detroit and the UK and bumps up the booty-shaking with thumping bass lines, bounce, and breakbeat; unlike dubstep's trance builds and big drops, these beats stay consistent and danceable. Ambient, sonically cinematic producer Bluetech headlines Get Freaky at 1015 Folsom (1015 Folsom St., San Francisco) on Friday, Nov. 30. 10 p.m., $15, $20.

Whitney Phaneuf

Price: $15, $20

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