MidPoint Music Festival Select Pick
MPMF Dance Party!
Thursday, Sept. 25, at the Lodge Bar
12 a.m. Ruckus Roboticus (Columbus, Ohio)
The sample-happy sound of this DJ is the result of 10 years of vinyl shopping and rhythmic tapestry weaving. The beats are big and the breaks are frequent, but Ruckus does much more than entertain the club kids on his debut Playing with Scratches. The hilarious semi-autobiography told through samples from vintage children’s records is so entertaining that it's hard to believe these are all found sounds. The funky groove foundations are equally engrossing.
You'll Dig It If You Dig: Cut Chemist, DJ Shadow, Propellerheads. (Ezra Waller)
Here, Mr. Roboticus gets down on a rooftop in Cowtown: