Armed with vintage drum machines and an array of nonsensical vocal samples, Addison Groove is on the simple mission to get rumps shaking. And by the grace of the bass music goddess, they will. The Bristol, England-based electronic music producer—known by his mum as Antony Williams—crafts dance-floor-burning tunes with one foot rooted in the push 'n' pull, half-time beats of dubstep and the other dipping into genres like electro, and juke, which is a highly syncopated, dirtier style of house music from Chicago.
Notable tunes like "Footcrab" and "Work It," while minimal, are unpretentious, in your face, and fun as hell to dance around to. Syncopated beats are padded with catchy melodies that bob in and out of the mix, while vocal slices add soul to the bootylicious undertaking. Also, this man makes some of the stoutest bass lines you'll ever hear – the kind that makes your nose hairs tickle. Dubstep fans will love it. They'll also love the fact that Williams comes from a dubstep background—under his alias of Headhunter, he's released tunes on influential labels like London's Tempa Recordings that helped birth the now-popular dance music genre.
Addison Groove plays the Palace Wed., August 17, at 9 PM with openers Kris Moon, Ebola Syndrome and Bobo. $5.