You'd be forgiven for assuming Steve Lawler is a bit of a drama king. The pioneer of a dance music subgenre known as twisted house, Lawler has developed a sound that is shifty and mercurial — morphing from the make-no-apologies swagger of disco to wiry knots of tech-house before settling into electro's greasy grooves. It is a dark, hedonistic aesthetic complemented by the multimedia spectacle Lawler assembles around his DJ sets. With matrixes of darkness, light, flesh, and fantasy, his shows are part Antonin Artaud, a bit of Vegas schlock,... More >>>