2WARS AND A REVOLUTION NXNE SHOWCASE featuring DJs THE INCREDIBLE MELTING MAN, CAPITAL J, JELO, D-MONIC, ROBB G, THE PHAT CONDUCTOR, MYAGI and DAVE DUB at the El Mocambo upstairs (464 Spadina), Saturday (June 7), 9 pm. $8. 416-777-1777. Rating: NNNNN
Though there may not be an NXNE block party this year, electronic music still has its little corner in the festival, with experimental music highlighted at the Wabi showcase, and the full-on party breaks of the 2Wars and a Revolution night.2Wars is a label started by producer (and ex-rock producer) the Incredible Melting Man, aka Anthony Hudson, and local independent film production company Obsrd 03] Productions in order to release the soundtrack to No Tomorrow, which Hudson scored.
They've since gone on to put out more than a dozen 12-inch singles and several CDs.
"We're primarily known as a breaks label. A lot of the other electronic genres are very strict, but we can do anything - we can sample guitar riffs or funk songs or we can go completely new school, which is based on more of a techno style," Hudson explains from his home in London, Ontario.
In contrast to the Wabi showcase, this one is more DJ-focused and should be a fast-paced, high-energy party. Hudson will be doing a special set with Capital J scratching over top of his mixing using four turntables, and early in the evening Dave Dub performs live.