Night Watch

Rampa @ Naga on Friday night


Friday, 10 p.m., Naga, 450 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. 617-661-4900,

The deal:  On Friday night, SoundScape brings us the inimitable Berlin DJ Rampa. What sets Rampa apart, says SoundScape’s resident DJ Mike Swells, is that “he draws from a much broader category of music.” Swells, who will be opening along with SoundScape’s other resident DJ, Daniel V, anticipates a tech-house playlist from Rampa. The sound system and the dance floor — a “beautifully decorated rectangle,” as Swells describes it, that can fit 300 to 400 people — make it the ideal venue: “It seems to have been designed with the goal of creating a fun and immersive environment,” he says.

The DJs:  Rampa, Mike Swells, and Daniel V.


Three songs you’re likely to hear:  “Everything (Mark Fanciulli Remix)” by Rampa feat. Meggy; “Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah” by Rampa and Re.You feat. Meggy; and “Enemy (Keinemusik — KM017)” by NR& (Nomi, Rampa, &ME).

The clientele:  A lot of the habitués have their roots in either South America or Europe, where tech-house has long been popular. “But anyone with an open mind toward music should come,” says Swells.

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The tip:  Add your name to the guest list for half-price, all-night admission ($10).


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