It wasn't long ago that Toronto duo AutoErotique was known as VNDLSM, which closely resemble the name of another vowel-less Toronto DJ/producer duo. Perhaps it was because they signed to the Dim Mak label -- also home to that other vowel-less Toronto DJ/producer duo -- that the pair changed their name to AutoErotique.
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Still, unlike, oh, we'll say it, MSTRKRFT, AutoErotique's sound has evolved from the crunchy, power-tool-sounding electro-house of the recent past to a more traditional house music sound with a certain European flair, yet a North American sense of humor about it all. In other words, you won't feel like it's 2007 all over again when you hear these guys on the decks. At the same time, they have no problem mixing it up and taking their set way toward left-field. Death metal, ska, dance rock, and more are all fair game during sets.
If hearing is believing, check them out Friday, August 6 at Louis along with resident DJ Damaged Goods. Advance tickets are available for $20 through Wantickets, but you aren't going to get in if you don't look the part -- and that's entirely up to the doorman.
After the jump, listen to the duo's original production titled "Bubonic."