“Calling All Heroes, Pt. 1”
Kindred spirits: Depeche Mode, Tiesto, Yes
Show: With Dvbbs, DallasK, Hunter Siegel, 3Lau and Loudpvck on Saturday at Echostage. Show starts at 8 p.m. 202-503-2330. www.echostage.com. $30.
Montreal’s Christian Srigley and Leighton James, who record as Adventure Club, are among the many producer-composers whose style has been described as dubstep. Whatever that term now means, however, it doesn’t describe all the music on the duo’s EP, “Calling All Heroes, Pt. 1.” Srigley and James began with a pop-punk band and retain an interest in melodies and lyrics that’s rare in electro acts.
The set ends with the room-shaking “Thunderclap,” which bristles not just with distorted bass, but also with attitude: Its rhythmic elements include a repeated two-word vulgarity. But that’s the only pure dance track on “Heroes,” for which the twosome (and their collaborators) also draws on less insistent genres.