When: Fri., Sept. 26, 10 p.m. 2014
The Manchester-based artist Andy Stott has veered between styles of dance music such as house, jungle, and drum & bass since the early 2000s, but he eventually settled on the unique take on dub techno for which he’s best known. Stott’s work uses bass as a structural foundation — not in an assaultive, punishing way, but more like an amorphous material to be subtly sculpted as his tracks progress. Stott works with the Manchester label Modern Love, where he’s released solo records as well as collaborative works with his current tour mate Miles Whittaker under the moniker Millie & Andrea. At 1015 Folsom (1015 Folsom St., San Francisco), Stott is slated to perform solo and with Whittaker, who will also play material from his Demdike Stare project — another Modern Love act — which is even darker, murkier, and bears more of an industrial techno influence. These Manchester acts owe a lot to techno that originated in Detroit, but their American contemporaries are equally attuned to the Modern Love milieu.