Dance

New Track: "Negative Space" (Void Vision Remix) - Technophobia

Void Vision contributed a remix to Technophobia's 12" "Negative Space" single via Working Order Records. 100% of proceeds will be going to Life Pieces To Masterpieces, "a safe sanctuary for hundreds of African American young men and boys growing up in Washington, DC’s most poverty-stricken and volatile neighborhoods." The quaking percussion and ominous stir of synth aid in empowering the vocals, while creating a danceable track. Void Vision will be perform this evening at Kung Fu Necktie with Harsh Vibes and Pallbearer. (Photo by Woven In)

   

Afropunk Festival coming to Brooklyn on 8/27 and 8/28

The Afropunk Festival is returning to Brooklyn this August 27th and 28th and we’ve got you covered with a playlist of all the local artists scheduled to play.  First up is Saul Williams – a poet as well as musician who melds poetry and hip-hop together in order to create a unique kind of alternative hip-hop.  The VeeVees, on the other hand, remind us that rock'n'roll is basically sped up, punhcy blues, a genre America stole from Africa.  The Whooligan slow things down with tracks full of meditative yet infectious electronica.  DJ Lindsey is no stranger to the DJ scene and creates catchy tracks that are tinged with nostalgia full of hip hop and soul vocals. On a similar line operates also DJ Juliana Huxtable, mixing tracks that are full of loud and danceable beats, but that really demand to be heard for themselves.  LSDXOXO accurately relates his music to “crying in club” as it blends melancholia, house and rap. Brooklyn based producer, CX Kidtronik makes bouncy hip hop infused with electronica, and last but not least, Dhundee combines a variety of sounds curated for dancing, experimenting with all kinds of instruments that aren’t used as often by others in the genre. - Madeleine Grossman

 

   

Beautiful Machines Introduce New Album - Bridges

The San Francisco based band, Beautiful Machines is back with their new album, Bridges.

Bridges takes the band in a new direction, deepening their exploration of live analog/electronic music. The album is purposefully arranged to take the listener on a journey, like cycling through a Tron-grid landscape to launching into a euphoric stratosphere. Thoughtful, dynamic and full of rich powerful choruses, wide lush verses and tangential bridges, this album strikes a chord and "bridges" technology and emotion.

The 2nd of a trilogy and thematically bridging Disconnect : : Reconnect (2014) with its following concept album Singularity (2017), think of Bridges as an inter-dimensional gateway connecting a circuit or a thought.

   

Cumquat Tape Release Show at Titan House July 16

As public service to the Philly DIY scene, the merry folks at Titan House refuse to stop the rock, and will be hosting a show that will blast their neighbors with everything from heavy fuzz to electronic backbeats, laughter to tears, and cigarette smoke to loud, sanctimonious conversations with a strong socialist overtone. First on the lineup is Cemetery Flowers, whose swirling atmospherics, driven by repetitive black metal progressions and layered feedback over massive '80s-sounding electronic drums, creates the perfect Burzum-JAMC storm that’ll make your ears hum. Cumquat, a.k.a. Kevin Sullivan is an experimental electronic project that makes heavy use of samples and found sound, altering them into swelling, looping, danceable rhythms. The vocals steadily pursue a melody throughout the chaos of altered, erratic noise and rhythmic samples. He'll be celebrating the release of his new EP, Prickly Glazer, out now on cassette via Gambling Debt Records. QQQ follow up with his classic dystopia-electronica sound, which emphasizes a more smooth, cruising texture in composition. And finally, touring act Grave Pool will close out the night with their sweeping surreal sound that is derivative just as much from '80's dream pop as from early ‘10's chillwave. Synth sounds expand and disperse like jetstreams, while guitars swell and echo like the revisiting of an old memory. Titan House, (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.), 8pm, $5, All Ages. - Bryce Woodcock

   

A Much Needed Night in R&B

 It's more than obvious that with what is happening in the United States and really the entire world around us, that both as minorities and Americans alike, we need to band together. Race and sexuality shouldn't serve as another barrier that separates us and with an upcoming lineup of racially diverse and fluid artists, biases and hate need not apply in any way, shape to this night.

We've got Blossom, who offers one of the only vocal r&b representations in Portland. You've probably heard her popular "Black Magic Woman," and the EYRST vocalist will most definitely bring some black woman magic to the bill. There will be quite a few opportunities to see Blossom this year, including Pickathon at the end of the summer, which she'll be playing along with Chanti Darling.

Oh, Chanti, Chanti, Chanti! The range on this handsome honey is unlike what most vocalists are capable of pulling off nowadays. Chanti and his Darling team of swirvers, twirlers and musicians have been everywhere lately, and it couldn't be more well deserved. Blending funk, r&b, soul and love, Chanti Darling are running wild with that 'best new band title' sashaying their way into ruling our world. 

Hailing from Seattle, SassyBlack split from her partner Stas Irons in THEESatisfaction and has been making it quite well on her own with her jazzy stylings. This will be her first performance in Portland, so let's welcome her well.

This show is TOMORROW at Holocene. It's 21 and over and will have DJ Lamar LeRoy hyping the vibe in between sets. Spend $12, come stand together with us and just have a damn good time.