Unless you're into the EDM scene, you probably can't tell one DJ/group from another. You also might need to know that EDM stands for electronic dance music. Well, here's something for both the discerning electronic ear and the occasional dancer.
Leave it to Canada to fix what has become a haphazard style in Britain and the United States. Instead of trying too hard to change dubstep, Montreal's Adventure Club is sticking to its roots with predictable rises and falls, good glitchy leads and a knack for fitting the wibbly-wobbly in the right places. With half a million Facebook likes, it still makes the kids dance.
Adventure Club tends to the treble end of electronic, which is a nice break from the bass-heavy hits in its BPM range. The DJ duo takes on plenty of remixes, from the post-hardcore Alexisonfire to the softer side of Metric. From its online collection, the re-imagining of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs "Maps" is the most creatively conceived track for its soft edges and hard drops. If Adventure Club could shed the urge to overly distort and reverberate as the dubstep scene requires, it would deserve a 10. But these guys are good DJs, so they'll keep putting out what people are buying.
Adventure Club, Kai Wachi and Lecture play Stage 112 Thu., Sept. 26, at 10 PM. $25/$22 advance. 18-plus.