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Golf Clap (free)

  • Memorial Union Terrace 800 Langdon Street Madison, WI, 53703 United States (map)

Whether Detroit-based DJ and production duo Golf Clap are steering a party from the decks or cranking out a mix, Movement Festival alums Bryan Jones and Hugh Cleal select as though they’re playing for an arena, desperate to strike a nerve in as many attendants as possible. And while that big-room vibe sacrifices rawness and atmosphere for clarity and polish, the pair's knack for selecting infectious, poppy, and functional house tracks is tough to deny. A lot of Jones and Cleal’s selections reside in over-produced tech-house territory, but explore the genre’s most tolerable—and often most enjoyable—climes. Expect to hear a lot of pristine-sounding, catchy tracks that pull shards of influence from classic deep house and vocal house, which thankfully do manage to rest well below the tacky EDM threshold. —Joel Shanahan