As dubstep continues to pervade modern electronic music, famed producer, engineer, and remix master Mad Professor is using his dub expertise to highlight where everything started. The latest addition to his massive, 20-plus-year discography, The Roots of Dubstep, is an audio treatise and music history lesson by the man who helped bridge first-generation dub into the electronic era. "It was a dark, emotionless, cold music at first. What made dubstep more interesting is when it started to draw more from the dub scene... the effects, the melody, now you're talking!" said Mad Professor in a 2011 interview. In an era when it's hard to tell whether DJs really do much behind the boards, seeing the live mix pioneer at work will be an edifying experience. With Minneapolis Dub Ensemble and Jermaican Jake. 18+.
Mon., Nov. 4, 8 p.m., 2013