DJ & Dance

Lazer Sword and Mophono

When: Fri., May 8, 10 p.m. 2009

Parts of SOMA are closer to Oakland than Berkeley if you time it right, so ditch the East Bay just this once, because the tightest DJing Friday night looks like it might come from a show by Lazer Sword and Mophono -- two of the town's illest producers. Lazer Sword is fresh off a European tour and is getting big-ups in XLR8R magazine. Mophono has collaborated with notables Flying Lotus, Gaslamp Killer, and Amon Tobin, and put out three LPs on CB Records, a label that helps bring these future sounds to the Paradise Lounge (1501 Folsom, San Francisco) on Friday, May 8, for a second helping of what they dub "dance.repeat." Expect high-tempo "Future Blap" (E-40 slang for a "banging track") with some seriously heavy bass, rappin', and dare we add -- booty shakin'. We dare. 10 p.m., $5 with RSVP. E-mail:

David Downs

Price: $5

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