Zomboy and Space Laces

Friday, March 1, 2019, 7 p.m.

Where: House of Blues, 1055 Fifth Avenue, San Diego | get directions

Cost: $37.50 - $65

Age limit: 18+

British DJ-producer Joshua Mellody, aka Zomboy, first crossed most people’s radar screen in 2011, when his Game Time EP spawned unavoidable earworms like “Organ Donor,” which launched him into the upper reaches of dubstep charts all over the world. His bouncy bass tracks explode with beats like a parade of exploding piñatas, making them perfect for excerpting in short bytes for numerous commercials and film and TV soundtracks. A 2017 EP, Rott N’ Roll Part 1, stalled somewhat, perhaps due to sounding a little too much like Skrillex, who has also been running threadbare on new ideas. However, Zomboy’s newest, Lone Wolf, finds him embracing the hard-edged funk that made his first releases so fun and unexpected, eschewing the relentless robotic percussion in favor of wandering synth and full-band instrumentation that should flesh out the sound for his March 1 appearance at House of Blues. The 30-date North American tour will provide his first opportunity to play the downtown club since 2013, and the 18-and-up bill includes Space Laces, Badklaat, and Luzcid.


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