Balance is back at BASEMENT. This time, none other than LA’s Truncate headlines. Since starting in 2010, the project has focused on stripped back, rugged takes on techno with a sly twist. Eschewing flash and fuss, Truncate delivers the goods with an audible sense of focus; you can practically hear him working a bevy of hardware drum machines and synthesizers as the tracks develop. From his debut EP “Contrasts” to last year’s “DTW 2 LAX” on esteemed Belgian imprint Token, Truncate has remained an unwavering, true school producer’s producer and a major presence in the underground. Dancer, DJ, producer and Hercules and Love Affair vocalist Shaun J. Wright goes b2b with Madison Moore, the OPULENCE co-founder and acclaimed author of “Fabulousness: The Rise of the Beautiful Eccentric.” Two fearless queer icons-in-the-making, Wright and Moore’s music is more than just a style, it’s a way of being. “When I show up in a look,” says Moore, “I’m seizing space.” Organizer and Bunker / Honey Soundsystem alumni Justin Cudmore fills in the gaps perfectly. His sound mixes slinky, flirtatious acid with a classic, toughened-up techno edge. As a DJ, Cudmore has a reputation for sneak attacks, drawing on a deep knowledge of US dance and a canny knack for blending the freshest sounds with lost treasures.