Autumnal EDM-nox: Dance like there’s no tomorrow

For electronic music-loving Rhode Islanders, these upcoming months mean more than foliage and farm frolics. From early September through mid-November, we’ll get to enjoy a plethora of unique EDM events at all types of venues.

Providence’s Fête Lounge is keeping the heat up by hosting a month’s worth of fiery EDM shows. First up, on Friday, September 6, electronic band EOTO will take the stage. EOTO recently performed at this year’s sold out Electric Forest Festival in Michigan, one of the best run and most celebrated electronic music festival in the country, so their energetic stage production will be on-point. Then on Saturday, September 14, Fête Lounge will host techno powerhouse Nigel Richards. This guy has been throwing down and releasing original techno since 1993! On Friday, October 4, come back to Fête Lounge to experience DJs Ott, Living Light, and Cosmal. To purchase tickets for these performances, visit fetemusic.com/loungeevents.

In between those events, Platforms Dance Club (Providence) is the place to be on Saturday, September 28, when Boston-based event production crew Robot Haus presents Mutant Movement. Some of this party’s headlining DJs are from the UK, including Kanzi Kinetic. Local legends Phibonnaci and Michael Savant will spin, too, as will several others. Besides the sick tunes, this 7pm-til-3am banger promises food by Cook Strong as well as a multi-genre selection of video games for attendees to play. For more information, go to: eventbrite.com/e/robot-haus-presents-mutant-movement-tickets-66824599175?affebdssbdestsearch.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a local EDM event roundup without Tight Crew! On Saturday, October 5, RI’s best EDM event production company (Period!) is hosting Underground Sound Vol. 5 at a secret location that will be disclosed to ticket-holders only via email. Underground Sound will feature classic video games, complimentary fresh fruit and bottled water, and a kandi-making area. For more details and to buy tickets, visit tightcrew.net. That’s all we know from Tight Crew for their fall events so far, but stay tuned to find out if they announce any spooky season happenings in the coming weeks. Their past Halloween-themed parties have been to-die-for, but for now, we’ll have to wait with bated breath! 

Dance music fans who can’t get enough live music action can check out Hyperglow when it takes over The Strand (Providence) on Friday, November 15. This event boasts a half-dozen EDM DJs, plus body painting and circus-like performances. More information and tickets can be found at electrostub.com/events/210587