DJ & Dance

Smoke Screen/Red Rose Panic/Sankuro/Feed the People

When: Thu., Dec. 28, 9 p.m. 2017

Chemist (Thomas Sheridan) and Mooke (Rodney Mynatt), the duo that formed the local hip-hop group Smoke Screen some 10 years ago, grew up together. Since a show at Peabody's a few years ago, the group has been plenty busy and shared the stage with acts such as Kid Cudi, Wale and People Under the Stairs. In 2007, the band released Self-Educated Learning Process, and the group dropped a few "free projects" before releasing the full-length follow-up, Imagination Beyond Illustration in 2010 and Ice Cold Water in 2012. The band recorded the album, Return to the Sun, at its own studio and outsourced the mixing. Directed by Turnstyle Films, the music video for the single "Breakbeats and Bass" features footage from throughout the past decade spliced with current-day shots of the group. The album kicks off with "Eternal Flame," a tune that features percolating synths and rattling bass beats as Sheridan and Mynatt deliver rapid-fire raps. Last month, the UK record label Collective Resonance released a new compilation on vinyl that features the band's single "Breakbeats and Bass." Expect to hear it and more at tonight's show. (Niesel)

Price: $8 ADV, $10 DOS

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