BLOOD ON THE DANCE FLOOR/ROXY COTTONTAIL
6:30 p.m., Downtown Music Hall. $10 adv., $12 d.o.s.
After more than a quarter century of indiscriminately sticking random bits of music in my ears, I can honestly say I’ve never heard anything like Blood on the Dance Floor. Halfway into “Sexting,” the biggest single released by the Florida-based glamtronica outfit, I was ready to pack my bags and go live in a cave. It’s all kissy babytalk about club drugs and “[verb]ing in your [body part]” on top of the synthesized equivalent of pink sequin. (You got it: that’s eight-bit techno beats.)
Roxy Cottontail, on the other hand, is a little more digestible. A staple in New York City’s club scene for years, the electro princess has ushered Diplo, Spank Rock and Baltimore’s infamous Hollertronix crew into the spotlight when not churning out her own, self-described brand of “electro-disco nursery rap.” If all these subgenre neologisms weren’t gobstoppingly insane enough for you, the night’s lineup also features Dot Dot Curve, an emo-crunk duo. Afterpartiers, steer your gears towards Ernie Biggs where Roxy Cottontail, Brooklyn DJ/rapper Jasmine Solano and the night’s organizer, DJ Big Brown, man the speakers for the night.