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The hype began with the “Red” series of EPs by British producer/DJ Dave Clarke. Like that of local boys and labelmates Deep Dish, Clarke’s progressive style is a crowd-pleasing mix of Detroit techno and minimalist house, relatively free of those genres’ clichés but still devoted to their incessant beats. On his debut album, Archive One, Clarke sublimely mixes hiphop and techno with house and electro, creating a slick hodgepodge of backbeat-heavy genres. By going from the hard trance of “Red 1” to Chemical Brothers–style hiphop on “No One’s Driving” and smoothly following it up with the slamming breakbeats of “The Woki,” Archive One highlights Clark’s agility; he effortlessly mixes disparate but danceable pieces into a funked-up whole. His DJing will be featured at Buzz along with John Aquaviva from Richie Hawtin (aka Plastikman)’s +8 Records, Jason Jinx, Scott Henry, Lieven, Fil Latorre, and Wes Smith from 10 p.m.-6 a.m. at Capitol Ballroom, 1015 Half St. SE. $7 & 9. (202) 828-1984. (Christopher Porter)