My Best Friend’s Party is responsible for bringing Kid Sister, Titsworth, and other eccentric dance extravaganzas to Skully’s in the past year, but tonight marks their most high profile show to date (even if you’ve never heard of the guy). What’s the next best thing to getting Diplo to spin for hours on end? Call up his right-hand man Paul Devro to prime us for the inevitable bowing to the Mad Decent empire. From M.I.A.’s humble beginnings to Aboriginal kid-hop from the bush and all booty genres in between, the Mad Decent crew work more like musical anthropologists than actual DJs. Devro seems to be the one logging the most miles this year, check out the label’s premier MP3 blog for proof, hipping readers to the Cumbia revolution in Argentina and the continual rise of Baile Funk in Brazil. Lovers of Ed Banger-esque dance-rock and the Dirrty South will find a home here too, as well as the wide world of plunderphonics.
Kudos to Complexity for all the grunt work bringing these star-studded nights to town. The indie in me should be painstakingly reviewing the new Southeast Engine (you’ll have to wait till next week), but I’m far more intrigued by what will go down tonight. The only thing that might make it better is a venue change — perhaps Skate Zone 71 with cachaca in the parking lot? More info can be found here.