JONN HAWLEY @ FUNKY BUDDHA | SAT, 4/20/13 It's extra awesome that Audio Indika is facilitating this year's 4/20 show at the Funky Buddha, and those responsible loading the decks have outdone themselves by bringing Jonn Hawley to town. The Minneapolis-based DJ/producer has more than twenty years of experience, and he's been a fixture in the underground Twin Cities scene for at least that long. No one spins house music like Hawley spins house music; his sound is a tad more insistent and robust than most house tracks you'll hear, but he retains the sassy, soulful vibe that Chicago made famous, adding a unique twist to make it all his own. Catch him with the rest of the Audio Indika crew. (9 p.m., 21+, no cover)
MAYA JANE COLES @ NORAD | SAT, 4/20/13 One of electronic music's fastest rising young stars, Maya Jane Coles has become a major phenomenon over the last two years. Just 25 years old, the Londoner has been recognized as one of the hottest DJs on the planet by everyone from Rolling Stone to Resident Advisor and she has performed at major festivals including Coachella, Miami's Ultra and Detroit's Movement. Hoang will support at this signal event. (9 p.m., 21+, main floor sold out, $10 for lounge) -- Matt Miner
MORD FUSTANG @ BETA | SAT, 4/20/13 Mord Fustang has carved out his niche with remixes of popular American Top 40 songs. Earning a nod last year as Beatport's breakthrough artist of the year, Mord Fustang has steadily released a growing catalog of electro-house bangers that explore the depths of the genre with a modern microscope. Signed to Germany's Plasmapool imprint, Mord Fustang recently dropped a complex, multi-layered track called "Taito" that would be equally as potent whether played at the largest massives or rocking the smallest dance floor. Dragon> and Marshall Monica will open things up for the legend. (9 p.m., 18+, $15) -- Britt Chester
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FRIDAY, APRIL 19
Warming up for tomorrow night? The best place for that is at NORAD, where you'll be dancing the night away to Classixx with option4, Keepers, Uncle Buck and iowno. (9 p.m., 21+, $15, $25 on the party bus)
Beta hosts Flosstradamus with Coult-45 and Dodger bringing the bass on the main floor; in the Beatport Lounge, P.U.N.C.H.I.S. presents David Last and Attentat offering up underground techno for your dancing pleasure. (9 p.m.,18+, $25)
SATURDAY, APRIL 20
Milk hosts a disco extravaganza collaboration between Black Amex and Fancy Tiger; this new monthly (dubbed Handshakes) will only offer the best in dancefloor magic. Sprinkle Wizards (aka El Brian and Deftron) will be joining in this round. (9 p.m., 21+, $5)
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