Buffalo producer Pizza Pizza first caught our attention earlier this year when he started posting a series of tracks or “slices,” as the artist refers them, to his soundcloud account. Despite the whimsical name, many of Pizza Pizza’s beats are a sinister blend of trap and bass with hard-hitting drums and sparse, chopped-up vocals.

Tracks like “Slice 30” and “Slice 21” display a more idiosyncratic take on the Chicago-born juke style brought to international acclaim by the late DJ Rashad and show the artist’s grasp of several high-energy dancefloor styles. Balancing ethereal vibes with effective, straightforward trap inspired percussion “Slice 25,” released as a free download and featured here at buffaBLOG is perhaps the best example of the vibe the DJ will bring  this Friday when he spins at our second installment of Heavy Rotation at Allen Street Hardware.

The event will also feature local artists Chauncey Tails, Teenwolf, and Rick Jameson with music in both the front and back rooms starting at 11pm, Zza himself starting the back room off around 11:30pm. Admission is $5, 21+.