Designer Drugs at Club Cinema 6/24

A few years back, so-called "new rave" came and went, spawning in its multigenre, neon-baked wake a generation of artists who clearly profited from Justice's mainstream crossover. From the mid-'00s to the decade's end, a certain form of unapologetic electro ruled cool-kid dance floors, its signature chain-saw-sounding bass lines growing more and more aggro with every year.

There's only so much harder, better, and faster you can go, though, and clearly the electronic music tides have changed. Everyone's into heavy bass now, dubstep rules the roost, and that old brand of electro-house has officially been declared passé. So what of all the artists who got lumped into this category? The wisest have updated their sound and moved on, among them Designer Drugs, who headline this Friday's "Summer Beats" party at Club Cinema. Though they still mostly stick with a 4/4 beat, they've gone notably harder, darker, and more acid-drenched. The new approach is evidenced on the duo's long-in-the-making debut album, Hardcore/Softcore, which finally arrived earlier this year.

KEEP NEW TIMES BROWARD-PALM BEACH FREE... Since we started New Times Broward-Palm Beach, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of South Florida, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Arielle Castillo
Contact: Arielle Castillo