AraabMuzik, that MPC maestro, is apparently not at all tired after last week’s CMJ Music Marathon. The beat-maker and electro songsmith announced on his website that he’ll be hitting major cities, coast to coast, for 19 shows in October and November. The tour is in support of his debut album, Electronic Dream (which came out back in June), and he’ll be joined by Melo-X, MSTRKRFT and SBTRKT on select dates.
 
AraabMuzik’s stamina isn’t surprising, really, given the energy he brings to the stage. It’s not “everybody-clap-your-hands” type of energy either. His performance style is one characterized by pure laser-like concentration. His fingers pound the pads of his MPC at near light-speed, his eyes rarely shifting from the machine in front of him. When we saw him at Fool’s Gold Day Off back in early September, it was like watching a monk meditate, burning beats instead of incense. Most of the action will no doubt take place on the dance floor, so watch out for your chance to witness the spectacle.
 
Tour Dates For AraabMuzik:
10/27 – Atlanta, GA – King Plow *
10/28 – Asheville, NC – Moogfest 2011
10/29 – Chicago, IL – Congress Theater #%^
10/30 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer ~
10/31 – Manhattan, NY – Bowery Ballroom ~
11/01 – Providence, RI – The Met *
11/02 – Boston, MA – Royale ~
11/03 – Toronto, Ontario – The Hoxton ~
11/04 – Buffalo, NY – Sound Lab *
11/05 – St. Louis, MO – 2720 Cherokee *
11/06 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
11/09 – Phoenix, AZ – Bar Smith
11/10 – Tucson, AZ – Club Congress
11/11 – Los Angeles, CA – Skybar
11/13 – Hollywood, CA, – Drai’s Hollywood at The W
11/16 – Portland, OR – Bossanova
11/17 – Seattle, WA, – Crocodile
11/18 – San Francisco, CA – 103 Harriet
11/19 – Vancouver, BC – Electric Owl
* with Melo-X
# with MSTRKRFT
% with Wolfgang Gartner
^ with Laidback Luke
~ with SBTRKT