Fuck me on the barstool: Disco D gets booties bouncing

DJ/producer Disco D (aka Dave Shayman) began his career as a teenager in the Detroit area making "ghettotech" records, basically a naughty hybrid of techno and Miami bass. He later moved to New York and released such libidinous tracks as "Booty Bar Anthem" and "Fuck Me on the Dancefloor." But his career reached new heights when the jack-of-all-trades landed a song on 50 Cent's The Massacre ("Ski Mask Way"); the guy's since been one of a number of producers on Kevin Federline's upcoming debut. Disco D is a multidimensional cat always on the prowl for the next big challenge. Case in point: his work with the São Paulobased trio Braza to create an intercontinental take on rap and Brazilian funk. This week D spreads the love across three separate events. He joins U.K. drum 'n' bass heavyweight John B at "Compression" on Thursday, March 16, at the Cellar; call 441-5678 or visit www.cellarsf.com. The following night he hits "Mighty Breaks" at Mighty; call 762-0151 or go to www.mighty119.com. And for his finale, Disco D opens for Braza on Saturday, March 18, at Milk; call 387-6455 or visit www.milksf.com. -- Tamara Palmer


Since the late-'80s dawn of U.K. acid house, the Orb's Dr. Alex Paterson has provided an ambient counterpoint to the helicopter and horse-hoof beats trademarking the genre. However, with Okie Dokie It's the Orb on Kompakt -- the Orb's umpteenth release on the bumpteeth label -- the group further embraces a more pneumatic, Teutonic end of the electronic music spectrum. This shift isn't all that surprising, considering over the course of their 17 years, Paterson and crew have incorporated contributions from the likes of KLF's Jimmy Cauty and, more recently, Germany's Thomas Fehlmann. Fehlmann's presence means a good first-half of Okie Dokie has a crisper, more elliptical cardio feel rather than offering cheeky chug or aqueous dub. So expect a nomadic drift from Detroit techno to barnyard tone poems when the U.F.Orb descends on Friday, March 17, to Bimbo's; call 474-0365 or go to www.bimbos365club.com for more info. -- Tony Ware


French/American relations are at an all-time low, yet artistic diplomacy thrives through imports like Birdy Nam Nam, which creates eclectic electronic music using turntables alone. Conceived as a kind of mixmastering supergroup starring world-champion scratchers Crazy B, DJ Pone, DJ Need, and Little Mike, the crew spent the last year touring Europe and shoring up its live show before the release of its self-titled debut this month. Nam Nam deploys a whole cadre of cerebral Frenchies cutting up 15-track wax creations simultaneously; visually it's all a hall of mirrors, but the ears will cue to a rich, semi-improvised aural palette ranging from jazzy downtempo to freaky industrial. Check it out yourself on Tuesday, March 21, when Birdy Nam Nam hits the new BOCA club (414 Jessie St.); go to www.blasthaus.com for more info.-- David Downs

 
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