Martyn at Icee Hot's Third Anniversary with Jacques Green, Space Dimension Controller, and Basic Soul Unit. 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 and Jan. 26, at Public Works. $10-$20
Icee Hot has come a long way since it first began as a monthly workout in the cramped basement at 222 Hyde. Yet even though it now regularly hosts huge parties in the city's larger venues, one thing has remained the same: its consistently cutting-edge bookings. This month marks the party's third anniversary, and it's celebrating hard with a two-night massive at Public Works. Dutch techno/dubstep producer Martyn kicks things off on Saturday, Jan. 19, alongside Montreal-based bass music favorite Jacques Greene. Things reconvene the following Saturday, Jan. 26, with pounding techno-hued DJ sets by Space Dimension Controller and Basic Soul Unit. Go for one night or catch it all — either way you can be sure you'll hear sounds two steps ahead of the present.