Dieselboy prowls around in the dark, dank bowels of drum and bass, but his aesthetic isn’t medieval. Rather, his tracks grind and twist with a machinelike automation—a futuristic bent that recalls the apocalyptic scenarios of The Matrix and Terminator movies. In other words, these sounds don’t imprint rosy scenarios on the mind. Born Damian Higgins in Florida in 1972, Dieselboy is often credited as one of the primary movers and shakers of the jungle—and, later, drum and bass—movement in America. As if to further this reputation, in 2002, he founded the Human Imprint on the well-regarded indie label Systems Recordings. KEVIN CAPP

Fri., Feb. 26, 9 p.m., 2010

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