[ dance/electronic ]
These days Nadia Ali is the Queen of Clubs (or at least that’s what she called her 2010-11 remix trilogy), but it wasn’t a straight shot to dancefloor royalty. The Pakistani American first gained popularity back in 2001 as the vixen-ish vocalist of NYC EDM act iiO, known for “Rapture” and “Is It Love?” Ali went solo with Embers in 2009, an album that featured everything from elegant ballads to Middle Eastern-tinged songs, but again it was the daring dance tracks like “Love Story” and “Fantasy” that made her rep. Since then, she’s gone full electronic, teaming with the programmer/producer/DJ likes of BT, Armin van Buuren, Stephane K. and the loopy Starkiller (who join Ali on tonight’s trip).
Sat., Oct. 13, 9 p.m. $20-$25, Soundgarden Hall, Spring Garden Street and Columbus Boulevard, soundgardenhall.com.