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Future Brown makes art music for dirty dancing

Future Brown makes art music for dirty dancing

On Saturday night, the electronic music supergroup Future Brown played an after-party for the L.A. Art Book Fair at Jewel's Catch One, the African American lesbian dance club in Mid-City. It's hard to imagine a more appropriate launch-off gig for the group, and for their uncategorizable, globe-trotting mix of hip-hop, noise and experimental new music. On one hand, the group is aiming high and deconstructing a world of influences into a sound that already feels new. On the other, it's still party music aimed straight at the hips of everyone who hears it. The quartet is a collaboration among members of the L.A. production duo Nguzunguzu, avant-garde composer Fatima al Qadiri...