Did you watch the Grammy awards Sunday night?
If so, did you see the awkward, messy performance in which the show’s producers squished together French house music superstar David Guetta, alt-rock kingpins the Foo Fighters, brostep bass-monger Deadmau5 and (ugh) Chris Brown and made them all perform a medley of sorts within the same segment?
It was a classic case of bigwigs wanting to acknowledge (read: latch on to) the hottest thing going (electronic music), but being too chicken to let the artists stand on their own for fear of people tuning out. So they paired ’em with big names and mucked the whole thing up.
Anyway, the point is: This is why you are seeing local electro-collective Slipmat Science’s name in these pages every week, and you’re seeing their posters everywhere, and you’re seeing lines up the sidewalk outside their shows. The kids are into dance music, and Slipmat provides.
The group’s next show is Thursday, and the headliner is Tunnidge, a South London producer whose Soundcloud profile (www.soundcloud.com/ tunnidge) is a cornucopia of robotic, hedonistic dubstep that’ll dig deep into your brain and turn your desk chair into a dance floor.
Tunnidge, with Defekt, Prajekt, Keez and more; 8 p.m. Thursday; $5; Domino Room, 51 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend; www.slipmatscience.com.