2007 Musicians + Performers (click names for bios):
Bluetech is a music producer who creates predominantly electronic music, with a focus in downtempo and ambient music styles. He places significant emphasis on melody in his productions, and his works often demonstrate an influence from Dub and Deep Techno. His expression is mercurial however, so don't be surprised to hear many other genres. Although Bluetech's music includes some "organic" samples, it is created mostly using digital synthesizers and production software, giving a very "digital" quality to it.
Presenting one of the most exciting live PA performances in the world, the Heavyweight Dub Champion experience is like no other musical liberation movement. A live mix on 50 channels of audio featuring 3 shamanistic sonic alchemists - Resurrector, Patch and Totter Todd; ceremonial guidance and hip hop divinations by Apostle; and reverence and ragga revolution represented by the mighty Stero Lion.
Firmly rooted in Hip Hop, Dancehall Dub and Electronic music, Heavyweight Dub Champion is a movement of interdimensional warriors representing the Army of the Last Champion. Their source is Primal Creative Force that is powerfully represented in music, words, visual art, and video. Through the use of ancient divination practices and sonic vibration, HDC+ brings the audience into a hypnotic trance that opens channels and empowers the listener. While in this state, HDC+ infiltrates minds and removes layers of deception, thus enabling Truth to flourish. This collective artistic performance is called the Liberation Process.
Their debut album "Survival Guide For the End of Time" is a hard-hitting slab of revolutionary consciousness that continues to galvanize a growing legion of followers across the globe. Founded high in the mountains of Colorado and now based in San Francisco, California, HDC+ have stepped-up their outreach and are taking their message to the people. Summer 2006 saw them play some of the best festivals in the US, with the highlight being Reggae on the River where they played a slamming set to a capacity crowd of over 20,000 people. Their upcoming album "Rise of the Champion Nation" (slated for release in 2007 on Champion Nation) features three tracks with the legendary KRS-ONE, and includes contributions from Killah Priest (Wu-Tang Clan), Dr. Israel, Stero Lion, Elf Tranzporter, Wailer B, DJ Illnaughty, Lady K, and many others. Heavyweight Dub Champion's mission is simple - The Unconditional Liberation of the Human Race.
“Heavyweight Dub Champion restores all hope” – KRS-ONE
“A Shamanistic Wall of Hip Hop Dubtronica” – Westword Magazine
When five friends, djs and music producers, Ooah, edIT, Boreta, Kraddy, Kitty-D, all noted fixtures on the West Coast's underground electronica scene, came together one night in an experiment in collaboration, they opened their laptops, and The Glitch Mob was formed, and with it the birth of a sound that is at once fresh and familiar. The Mob deconstructs the standard notions of collaboration, performance, and genre to create a fully immersive, novel experience for their audiences. The format of their live shows takes the convention of a two dj tag-team set and reinvents it by utilizing anywhere from two to five djs on stage at once who interact musically more like a jazz combo feeding one continuous stream, each taking the lead at intuitive moments then threading back into the whole.
originally one of the four resident DJ's at the now defunkt Konkrete Jungle Los Angeles. along with Hive, Daddy Kev, James Tai and mic rockers Busdriver, Mikah 9 and P.E.A.C.E. they tore this shit up and showed Los Angeles what the fuck is up. Also one of the original Dublab Radio DJ's at the old legendary melrose studio (pre Plug Research days). During that time edIT (formerly known as the Con-Artist) had produced and engineered for the likes of Sole, Busdriver, Aloe Blacc, Emanon, and Dr. Oop. Things change..... a few years later he drops the now classic "Crying Over Pros for No Reason" on µ-Ziq's Planet-Mu imprint.
dr. oobot the subsonic scientist makes lots of noises, often times collaborating with other members of the strange and venerable glitch mob. generally ooah aka the mob boss brews audio concoctions consisting of banging drum beats that range anywhere from eighty-five to one hundred and ten beats per minute, squishy gut-wrenching bass frequencies, harmonic poly-rhythmic melodies and bloopy bleepy clicks and clacks. some might know this madman for his outstanding turntablism, others for is highly energetic and consistently danceable hybrid dj/live laptop sets. no matter what the situation may be, ooah and his fellow glitch mob homies are guaranteed to slay the crowd with an outrageously wicked performance and unforgettable sounds that will leave you begging for more...
SPORQUE is a musical collaboration between the dj and producer known as Ooah, and Jamie Janover and Aaron Holstein from the band ZILLA. This trio blurs the boundary between dj and live band. Both Ooah and Aaron are synched together on 2 separate laptops, Ooah plays programmed drum beats and loops with a midi controller and drum pads while tweaking all the sounds with multiple effects and a dj mixer, he also uses one turntable for the live turntablism and scratches. Aaron plays all the subsonic bass and harmonic melodies with multiple keyboards and Jamie plays a variety of percussion instruments including the hammered dulcimer, mini-kit and sampler in addition to sitar and electric kalimba. Together as SPORQUE, they stretch the skin around this thing they call "live electronic trip-hop", hopefully opening new synapse pathways to the rest of the musical universe...
Jamie Janover is recognized as a true innovator with the percussion stringed instrument called the hammered dulcimer. He is influencing how the hammered dulcimer is played by applying techniques acquired from over 20 years experience playing many other percussion instruments including: drum kit, the mini-kit (which he invented), multi-percussion, tabla, congas, bongos, timbales, tongue drum, and udu. Jamie also plays mini sitar, tamboura, swarmadal, water effects, didgeridoo, didgeribone and pyrocussion. Since moving to Boulder, Colorado in 1995, Jamie has toured with a diverse group of bands and solo artists including: ZILLA, SPORQUE, Zuvuya, The Everyone Orchestra, Rena Jones, The Motet, The Zambiland Orchestra, and his own band, Jamie Janover and Friends, among others.
Dr. Boreta received his Ph.D in Hyperspace Engineering from the University of Gliznitch, Scotland in 2033. Since then he has been spending long hours developing Telekinetik Crunksauce at the IRL (Illbientological Research Laboratories) on top of Mount Olympus, Washington. Dr. Boreta has also gained respect from the medical community galaxy-wide for his acheivments in the fields of Subterranean Circuit Hopping, as well as initializing much needed diplomatic ties with the Archbishop of West Shinythingia. In his spare time at home in Basel, Switzerland Dr. Boreta enjoys spending quality time with the local troubled youth, talking moonlit walks in the sand fields, and gardening.
Standing tall behind the musical appendages of choice, often a MacBook Pro, technics turntables, a few cdjs and a whole other array of knobs and dials, E.L.F. also stands as the backbone of the Maui party scene. His seemingly ceaseless efforts to bring quality experience and community spirit to the audiences in Maui are bearing beautiful fruit indeed; not to mention the rest of the US as well. Already a 2007 veteran from events such as the Gem and Trade Show in Tuscon, AZ, and the Hawaii regional Burning Man Gathering, there is little expectation that E.L.F. will slow his roll this year. Combining heavy, scene saturating bass in a dubstep fashion, cutting edge beats (glitched to perfection), HipHopY2K, and a lifetime of musical connoisseur, his sound is unmistakable. Gabriel is currently working with a diverse array artists--almost all notably on the front line of new productions—and for bringing and showcasing said talent on the island of Maui, as well as the Big Island. Gabriel has most recently been responsible for connecting anticipating audiences with The Glitch Mob--as well as individual members Boreta, ooah, Kitty D, edIT, and Kraddy)--David Starfire, and Lorin Bassnectar, and has formed quite an alliance with the immortal Tipper. There is rarely a dull moment when E.L.F. is anywhere nearby, and things seem to be only just heating up.
Emerging from his own distinct corner of the West Coast electronic music scene, Random Rab offers a powerful, timeless contribution to sonic exploration. Rab is a master of manipulating our temporal awareness, leading us into seemingly ancient worlds, where to our amazement, we find visible shreds of the future. Allow his sound to catalyze your travels into haunting ecstasy, and you will not return to your same beginning. Playing only his own originally produced music live, the depth and craftsmanship of this offering is remarkable. With an array of drum machines, samplers, sequencers, and instruments, it is a clear devotion to expression and perfection. The beats are smooth, bold, and overwhelming. The original vocals, melodies and hitting bass merge seamlessly into a tapestry of unique and unexpected journeys.
A producer, composer, and one-man synthesizer attack squad, Solovox is the sound of Earl Carlton Tietze III. Bringing together elements of melody, emotion, rhythm and keyboard prowess, Solovox is creating a unique sound in the cluttered world of electronica. With electronic music shifting and mutating into forms that are leaving more and more listeners cold, Solovox is delivering something different...and at the same time more familiar to the ear.
A multitalented composer, producer, audio engineer, sound designer, violinist, cellist, and vocalist, Rena Jones has been described as "The revered daughter of San Francisco's electronic music scene" -- OEM Radio. Rena Jones’ third and most recent release “Driftwood” (2006) on Native State Records; features all mid-tempo, glitch and chill out. The album weaves cello, violin, woodwinds, electronics and rhodes through unique instrumentation. “Driftwood” was given the honor of the sixth most essential album of 2006 on NPR Echoes Radio. She has also released several tracks with such reputable international labels as Iboga, Spun Records, Aleph Zero and Native State Records. Rena Jones live sets are a potent sonic session. She orchestrates her cello and violin over hand crafted beats melding the organic with the electronic. Her performance is a sophisticated example of the modern movement in electronic dance and ambient music. Multiple tours around North America and Europe have lead Rena to perform at some of the worlds most established cutting edge electronic music festivals; The Glade Festival (UK), Shambhala Music Festival (Canada) and Burning Man (USA).
Originally from Bangalore India, and forever devoted to his Motherland, Wazulu represents his Dravidian roots by fusing Indian street rhythms with beats that drop so deep. he brings new meaning to the concept of owning a "swing" in hip hop music. You might be familiar with him via the underground crew from Philly, called the "Lost Children of Babylon", or possibly from a desert caravan passing by lifetimes ago, or maybe more recently, from passing by a desert dome bumpin' on the playa; Regardless, you will remember his music. Traditional melodies of exotic instruments and mystical voices, layered between the spacious sway of rhythmic pendulums rooted within flavors of the urban, Wazulu's music has the power to move any listener into a staccato, slow-motion bounce that can only be resurrected from the depths of the earth. Where O.G.'s meet original gypsies and emcees flow over bellydancers.if you love india this is the music for you...
In the case of an emergency, The Seedling Escapists will be hidden deep beneath the surface of space and time, co-creating subatomic and subsonic frequencies that will leave you in critical conditions. They also find it necessary to connect with outer dimensional beings to keep from going insane...We are very sorry if you have been sonically assaulted, next time, please step away from the speakers. The Seedling Escape Artists are very troubled and are undergoing series of unexplainable tests. Please do not be alarmed.
Immersed in music since childhood, Sasha has been recording and touring extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia , and Europe. Graced with a voice of an angel and a soulful grit, Sasha performs on a wide variety of instruments including guitar, flute, piano, djembe and more. Her timeless original lyrics and melodic creations leave listeners visibly moved. She brings the feel of a gospel singer into her heartfelt music about love, creation, and the beauty of the earth. Sasha has a diverse range of musical styles moving from her solo, acoustic performances, to a high energy funk groove with her full band. She has shared stages with Jefferson Starship, Spearhead, Lost at Last, David Grisman, Jai Uttal, Burning Spear, Hamsa Lila, Prezident Brown, and many others. Some of the events she has played include Earth Dance, Trinity Tribal Stomp, Oregon Country Fair, High Times Hemp Festival, Health and Harmony Festival, Tamarack Mt. Music Festival, and more. Sasha Butterfly and her richly talented ensemble create an unforgettable musical experience that always leaves audiences spellbound.
BA boom boom prshtt. booom click. The beat is the foundation it could be a kick drum or a vocal chord beat box. Now we need the funk bass from the depths of deep. Reflecting the frequency of the streets, and trees. Tell me who's got a jazz trumpet with so much feeling and taste. Luminous Fog is the place. The essence of the Luminous Fog band is heavy groove laden, highly inspirational, urban music meets dub psychedelia jam band with some staight up beatboxing on top of that. Yall know we keep it positive. Lyrics with intention and rooted in the roots mon. We are at a point in human evolution where many forms of music are melded together. So LF does this thier own way. We don't have a favorite band that we're tryin to sound like, we sound like us. Old skool 70's Funk, HipHop, Reggae, Dub and all out groove madness while makin love to the spontaneous. pump it up, slow it down. Bring the truth. Music reflects life. Life itself is a journey and so is a Luminous Fog performance. More so an experience. So come check it.
VibeSquad is the multi-personality brainchild manifestation of Aaron Holstein. When Aaron isn't playing bass/keys/vox/efx for Boulder Colorado's all improv-breakz-d-tempo-ecclectica band ZILLA or SPORQUE (w/Ooah & Jamie Janover) he is hard at work makin the electr0-crunk-gnasty-gooey-dancefloor-throbberz and 3rd eye squeegeeing d-tempo-dub-psy-hopperz @ the vibesquad labz. in 2002 Aaron produced a Kids CD called "Kids Are Funky, Too" available @ www.vibesquad.com .... Aaron has a vault of unreleased material (hundreds of tunes) that will be cracked open and looted for hidden gemz, but more importantly, brand new Jointz are being created daily.
Michael Manahan has been involved in the underground visionary arts culture in Seattle for over 14 years as a DJ and event and music producer. Hailing from the burgeoning San Francisco house scene of the early 90s, Michael co-produced the original northwest full-moon celebrations. Holding several residencies and as co-founder of the Oracle Gatherings, Michael has led multitudes up and down the west coast through their dance journeys, from San Francisco to Vancouver, B.C. through Ashland and Portland and out to Hawaii. His style remains deep, tribal house dipped in funk, accompanied by beats that ripple up through your feet. With an eclectic composition, he crosses boundaries by weaving together a confluence of musical styles, but almost always with funky tribal and dubby influences at the roots.
Producing dance music and performing live for over eight years, Noah Pred emerged from Vancouver's underground as a sought-after techno DJ with a sophisticated sound and unique style. Devoted to authentic and soulful strains of techno in all its permutations, Noah's sound continues to evolve while remaining firmly driven by the dancefloor. Since his first records came out in the late nineties, his productions have received international support, appearing on charts from renowned talent such as Carl Cox, Cari Lekebusch, and Laurent Garnier. His subsequent 12-inch EPs and remixes have continued to garner critical acclaim while moving dancefloors across the globe, appearing on playlists from Tokyo to Glasgow.
Taken from the arcane Taoist term for 'refined energy' or 'depth', Shen is Noah Pred's outlet for lower-tempo explorations of forward-thinking computer music. Drawing inspiration from the Eastern aesthetics of botanical architecture and geomantic techniques, Shen attempts to evoke organic structures through lush ecologies of synthetic chords, deep textures and minimalist machinations. Honing his craft through sets performed alongside the likes of Monolake, Deadbeat, Shulman, Ott, Lusine, Bluetech and Solar Fields, Shen's unique interpretation of the downtempo genre rapidly evolved into a distinctly recognizable sound. Incorporating elements of electro, dub and minimal techno, his fluid funk is aimed equally at the public thrill of the dancefloor and the internal transcendence of headphones. With tracks appearing on the acclaimed 'Leftcoast Liquid Vol. 1', 'Floating Point 3' and various Green Samurai Clan compilations, the debut Shen full-length, 'Outlines', was released on Native State Records in December, 2006.
Seeing Kevin Sawka on the drums is the only way to believe the hype, the assumed exaggerations of his abilities: that he can play the most complex of jungle, drum'n'bass and breakbeats utilizing no loops and no extended samples -only his two hands and two feet. Whereas some artists claim to be performing live drum'n'bass, live electronica, etc., it's more often than not a drummer playing alongside pre-programmed beats if there's a drummer at all; Sawka, however, can perform each and every 808 bass kick, snare slap, and compressed highhat tick himself, in real-time.
KJ Sawka, Jamie Janover and Asher Fulero are 3 innovative electronic musicians that will join forces for the very first time live on stage at Emerge-N-See this year! Having never actually played together before, even the band can only imagine exactly what the music will sound like. Seeing Seattle-based drummer Kevin Sawka is the only way to believe the hype. He can play the most complex of jungle, drum'n'bass and break-beats utilizing no loops and no extended samples - only his two hands and two feet. Jamie Janover recognized as a true innovator on the hammered dulcimer. He currently tours with several artists including ZILLA, SPORQUE, Rena Jones and The Everyone Orchestra. Jamie also plays the mini-kit (which he invented), sitar and anything percussion. Asher Fulero is an in-demand, top-tier keyboardist and a modern-edged producer from Portland, performing, recording and producing with an incredibly wide variety of acts, including Surrounded By Ninjas, Everyone Orchestra, Scott Law Band and the Blane Lyon Band, among many others. There is no limit to the creative output of this trio. We will have wait-n-see see what happens when they unleash their musical beasts.
Asher Fulero is a virtuoso keyboardist and modern-edged producer, performing and recording with a wide variety of acts, including Surrounded By Ninjas (electronic), Everyone Orchestra (all-star improv), Scott Law Band (rock, jam), Zeugmatic (jazz, latin), Floydian Slips (Pink Floyd Tribute), Blane Lyon Band (soul, reggae) and The Goodfoot All-Stars (funk, boogie). Asher has performed onstage with such luminaries as Jon Fishman (Phish), Steve Kimock, Jeff Coffin (Flecktones), Taj Mahal, Kai Eckhardt (John McLaughlin), and long list of others. As a keyboardist, Asher carries endorsements with Clavia Nord pianos and Motion Sound amplifiers, and also writes a monthly column and gear reviews for Remix Magazine.
Sijay James is a man of many aliases. Releasing and performing instrumental hiphop and nebulaic downtempo for the past 4 years under the name NETO, he is the founder of the collaborative hiphop project Multiple Choice, and the collective downtempo ensemble Skyways which has included collaborations with such performers as N.U.D.L.Z., sasha butterfly, MC Oracle, Jefe Willitall and Akhentek. Sijay has also been a DJ in the electronic dance music community since 1995 playing new school breaks, and psy downtempo. In addition to his music, Sijay is a new media systems designer and has spent the last 7 years actively involved in the Crystal and Spore project, an interactive metamedia experience involving a live audio mix, visuals, dance and informative spoken word with Delvin Solkinson, Naasko and Noah Pred. Sijay will be presenting a mix of melodic and beatdriven downtempo originals, and a workshop on "Design and Culture: cocreating the community."
Deru can get both the thinkers and the drinkers on the floor dancing. With his music rooted in electronica, hip hop, and IDM, he pulls roots from all over. Roots are in fact exactly what his name is all about. The word DERU is a root of words like "tree" and "duration" and he believes that with everyone he gets listening and dancing, his music is growing roots of its own. It's been said his music is perfect for smart people to listen to when they fuck. Whether or not that happens is none of his business. But he certainly hopes it's true.
THE EVERYONE ORCHESTRA is a revolving cast of stellar musicians brought together by drummer/conductor Matt Butler for concerts, festival super jams and special benefit events. EO performances are designed to create space for each performer's musical personality to shine, engage the audience as participants in the jam and to facilitate a massive celebratory coming together featuring a conductor directing both musicians and audience alike in interactive, lively, and highly danceable movements. "We pass the 'musical talking stick' around the collective group of players and take turns leading the stage, much like sharing music around a campfire. We also play musical improv games that I sometimes refer to as 'music sports'. Then we culminate in moments when everyone is on stage at once, playing conducted improvisations together," says Butler, who is also the founder of the group.
As pioneers on the eternal quest for brand new kinds of fun, the Funginears integrate vocal percussion, puppetry, poetics, collaborative storytelling, musical shananagins and (r)evolutionary silliness of all sorts to create interactive extravaganzas for children of all ages. with slipery toes nestled in the healing power of laughter and the visionary bonanza of co-creative play. The Funginears are puppets, who use the splendiferus energy of beatboxing and vocal soundscapes to puzzle piece together a narrative flow, full of surprises, taking the audience and them selves on an epic journey through the realms of imagination. all the way to the Krystal Unicorn Fortress!
Phutureprimitive is the musical creation of DJ, Producer and Remixer Rain. Rain first began DJing in 1992 after discovering the new sound of Trance and Chillout in the underground music scene. There are many components to the Phutureprimitive sound which can be described as diverse and eclectic. Musically ranging from atmospheric downbeat and Drum n Bass patterns, to ethnic breaks, vocals and percussions, to dub and beyond. The fusion of organic and synthetic elements. Phutureprimitive has since become a top artist in the downtempo/psy-chill/phuture-dub music scene, performing in cities and countries throughout the United States, and Europe including New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, England, Scotland, Portugal, Holland, Italy and Croatia.
Tacoma Mockingbird put Eliot Lipp on the radar of critics and listeners worldwide seeing non-stop touring and glowing internationional press coverage. Pitchfork Media went nuts for the single "Rap Tight" and gave the album a strong review. RE:UP Magazine named Eliot Lipp as "Beatsmith of the Year", while URB Magazine chose Eliot as a hot artist to watch ("Instant 2006" feature), alongside other renowned artists like TV On The Radio, Lady Sovereign, El-P, Lupe Fiasco, Goldfrapp and a few others. Clash Magazine (UK) exclaims that Tacoma Mockingbird is "one of the most promising instrumental hip-hop debuts of 2006."
Chris Sia [Copal/El Circo, SF], a true multimedia slut, has been writing, directing, performing & producing music, dance theater, poetics, and film since 1999. Inspired and compelled by the world-at-large and the infinite frontiers of inner space, he is committed to using the performance platform as a vehicle for raising awareness around social/political/spiritual issues. He is excited to premiere original tracks, remixes, and mashups at Emrgnsee, as well as collaborating with the Phat Conductor.
After attending underground events in Vancouver and the UK throughout the early 90's Naasko started DJ'ing in '95. In the years since he's played at a wide variety of events along the West Coast and internationally in Brazil, Portugal, the UK and Australia. His diverse musical tastes range from trypped out ambient spaces to dubbed down beats, world grooves and progressive tribal psy. On the production side, he is one half of the Sympath along with Noah Pred (Native State Records). In addition he's co-produced two deep ambient compositions with Melbourne-based Don Peyote which were released on the Metamusic label in 2005. Naasko is currently label manager for Interchill Records and DJ/A&R for Native State Records and has compiled albums for both. Working as Invisible Productions, he also coordinates and produces the Liminal Village at the biannual Boom Festival in Portugal.
Osiris is a legend of the West Coast Underground Dance scene. He has been featured with underground artists such as Brian, Brad, and Trevor of L.A. Moontribe, Manoj of Uplift in Portland, OR, trance goddess Phoenix Olivia in Vancouver B.C., and Lorin (bassnectar) from Santa Cruz/SF, CA. Osiris has also been featured along side recording artists Atmos, Human Blue (Spiral Trax, chill code - Sweden), Ganga Giri (Australia) and SunControlSpecies (Zenon, Iboga - Australia), as well as Antix, Beat Bizarre, and DJ Banel from Danish Progressive label Iboga Records where he is now an official label DJ. All this while playing at forest, desert, beach, and indoor gatherings, club nights, and festivals up and down the west coast, as well as internationally including the Double 6 in Kuta, Bali and Shambhala Music Festival in Nelson, Canada. Driven to take Seattle to the next level, Osiris has been deep into creating several projects. He has teamed up with Infinite Connections to bring the best of Europe’s tribal progressive trance music and world class art to the Pacific Northwest in a series of events called IOSIS Art Parties. As co-founder of the Oracle Gatherings, he is bringing a new paradigm in a growing dance community by integrating with the Northwest’s mythical undercurrent. All this has helped inspire the release of his all original progressive and downtempo CD, "Reach Within".
A classically trained composer and trumpet-player gone electronic, saQi fuses the darkness and light through lush melodies and wicked beats. His live sets are a journey through movements that create a sonic story. He often incorporates other live musicians into his performance. He also plays trumpet and composes for the March Fourth Marching Band.
Souleye, a Colorado based conscious-wordsmith MC, believes that music is a true healing art. His choice to perform freestyle and completely improvisational allows the present audience to participate and be involved in the creation and collective energy of the music. Much like life, each performance is genuine and can never be replicated. Unafraid to challenge paradigms, Souleye has been bridging gaps and crossing paths between Hip Hop, Drum & Bass, Electronic, Blue Grass and FUNK.
It smells like your dreams, and tastes like wine wrapped in chocolate. Sounds like a slow tango after a muddy barndance, with a stomp, and a whisper.... tarran has been making obscure and somewhat endearing music, for many years, much to the delight of some, and the leering glances of others . these days, the influence is eastern europa gypsy style, and its being carefully blended with the back porch creaking of yesteryear... half of the set will be a theatrical exploration into small and magnified sound, with a delicate transition into full stomp gypsy dancehall, our particularly favorite sound. we will be massaging the veil between acoustical and electronical trance, until it is lusciously thin...
Eskmo / Welder is a new addition to the West Coast. As Eskmo, his techno-infused glitchy-breaks moniker, he has releases on Vertical Sound(UK), Cyberfunk(UK), Mechanoise(UK) and Downbeat(NYC). As Welder, his downtempo moniker, his debut LP "Vines and Stream" was released by Cyberset(SF) at the end of 2006. He will be performing as each character separately at Emerge N See.
A vessel for energies that choose a voice. BlackLight is one of those. A stand for the transformation of this planet through music, art, and attuning to the rhythms waiting to ride us; a Rhyth-Rider; An ancient song living as a poem, Freelance Mind Blower, sang-er, artist guy, semi-creature/human/alien cat, word wieldeh, syllable weaver, mindset shifter, frontal lobe impregnator, gatekeeper, instigator, flesh clothed divinity spark wit a holy tone; a walking conversation for possibility inspiring intentional reflection.
Zacharia has been at the forefront of Seattle's drum & bass scene since 1996 when he started the first 18 and over drum & bass night called 360BPM. Since then his efforts haven't let up, keeping the drive needed to maintain direction within the local d&b and dubstep scenes and fostering environments where people can experience the music in a "proper setting.” With residencies and slots at just about every drum and bass and dubstep weekly or event in Seattle, he has shared the decks with many top producers and djs in the worldwide electronic dance community. His love for the music shows with his electrifying performances behind the decks and his inspired attitude.
Music has been a big part of Rob's life since early child hood, starting off with piano to playing bass in a punk rock band - he knew that music would play a role in his life. Since he started djing in 2000, Rob Noble has released a couple CDs and hosted many large to intimate events in the NW. This has allowed him to play next to some of the best and to travel North America from the very west point of Alaska to the East Coast. His drive and passion for music keeps him pushing things just one step further than others. Make sure to keep an eye out for his latest mix cd with Zacharia entitled "hello tomorrow" due at the beginning of June.
Three Djs joined together, out to provide the world with funky beats, and open peoples minds to new party experiences. Brought together by a common love and respect for music that inspires the soul, for Mother Nature and all she provides, and by their generations awareness of political hypocrisies and the flaws inherent in our current system of government. They realized their shared quest for bass heavy beats in the fiery desert of Black Rock City in 2002. Since then, they have focused their energies into being a self-sufficient party crew, throwing several successful outdoor events and warehouse parties. Veterans of the California Desert Party scene from three unique backgrounds: Desert (BimTim), mountain (PoM), and city (Bartek); the trio draws on these geographical differences as a strength when uniting as catalysts for change.
The Phat Conductor is one of Toronto's leading breakbeat exports, wreaking havok on turntables, laptops and projectors in North America, the UK and Europe. Old School, Nu Skool, Home School... it doesn't matter. With an ear for the future and an eye on the dancefloor the man behind Ice-9 brings you lush, organic electronics, funky bass grooves and a live performance to tell your grandkids about... Hail SEITAN!
Mark Of The Müze (lance grider and kin) is a revolving ensemble that makes delicately woven ambient acoustic music of silken sound. The slow-motion resonance is vaguely Icelandic with its roots in Portland. The warm tone of instrumentation and vocals evoke romanticism and inner stillness.
Rockin an all-Hardware Live Set Switch Mistress aka Charity Masters uses her Lightning Fast fingers to Blend Subsonic Modulated basslines, tweaked the freak out Blips, Bleeps, and bloops. "I am all things experimental. Freq-wencies of bass are my passion and what drives me. People and the weird ways they twist there faces and bodies are what drives me to make my music.
Born in California, Cohen began strumming the guitar at five and piano lessons at nine. Some bluegrass skills from Aunt Alice sealed the deal and at twenty he carried only 28 songs of gold on his back and took off to begin an epic journey of travel, music, and love around the world.
A vinyl enthusiast to the core, Jacaranda is the type of DJ with the versatility to take any dancefloor to a state of moving frenzy. Blending the sounds of house, breaks, IDM, dub, electro and progressive, the experience he weaves is a seamless journey through a range of emotions. It will leave you breathless and begging for more.
Bay Area producer and DJ Shakatura creates a lush and positive fusion of dubbed-over breaks, tribal house, and world rhythms. He has performed as a DJ at major festivals including Shambhala, Rainbow Serpent, Earth Dance, Fusion, and Burning Man. A prolific studio alchemist, Shakatura has released music on Ceiba, Looq, Interchill, and CyberOctave records.
Bassobese brings the nasty to the dancefloor with all-original sets of west-coast ghetto glitch. With tempos ranging from dubstep to breaks to drumnbass, and sounds that defy genre stereotypes, Bassobese is sure to make you shake your moneymaker.
While the modern day entertainment industry prostitutes music in the interest of profit, two young men stand defiant. Focused on the reclamation of Hip-Hop as a vehicle for artistic expression, Resident Anti-Hero delivers true underground music with passionate devotion to the craft. Confrontational, aggressive, avant-garde, and intellectual, Resident Anti-Hero's music is a fusion of street savvy, revolutionary lyricism and epic trance inducing beats. The duo's affinity for live instrumentation allows for a powerful stage show, unique and incomparable. Audiences are made subject to the relentless attack of Resident Anti-Hero's hardcore Hip-Hop experience.
The Freedom Movement is more than just great, conscious hip-hop, it is a way of life. It is being a support system for each other, and our dreams. It is a commitment to living in community, and making that community your family. It is spreading love and unity to all people everywhere. It opens the doors to your own heart to see what is inside, and to be able to see your own struggles and demons, and turn them into divinity, no matter how long it takes. It is expression of music, dance, performance, and art. It is a movement of pure love.
Organik Time Machine is a genre blending band from Ashland Oregon. Mixing funk hip hop reggae jazz and even bluegrass with their unique blend of Electronica inspired beats and melodies. Since their formation in spring '05 their fanbase has steadily grown packing clubs throughout oregon and california. The mission of Organik time machine is to spread love, peace, compassion,and understanding through our music. Trying to bring positivity and a funky good time to every venue we play. Music has the power to unite and has brought so much joy to our lives hopefully we can give a little of that back in our own way. So thank you all and continue to check us out as we evolve and continue our musical mission together.
Danny (DannyCorn or the "DC") has been spinning music and laying waste to crowds since he first got his Fisher Price Record player at the age of 1. At age 13, the "DC" trained in the mystical arts subsonic shiatsu with a clandestine society of ninja monks. His musical influences are endless and his dj style is boundless, often bewildering/inspiring people in the crowd to proclaim aloud new genres of music such as "thugstep" and "glitch-hall" as they convulse on the dancefloor.
A man of peace, a man of truth and a man of some serious sonic wizardry, NOVATRON (aka the amBASSabor of TRON) uses an arsenal of outboard modules (synths, samplers, efx and mixer) to create an improvised breakbeat symphony that is filled with infinite color and emotion. Tear through the fabric of time into multiple realms of reality with this mad scientist's infectious grooves.
Glitched out, sexed up, low freqy, crunked global-slut psy-hop" best describes the sound that AnaSia serves. At it a little over year, she's been becoming a big force behind big sound if you can spot her from behind the laptop. She's often found rolling deep with the west coasts infamous "Glitch Mob" but Anasia will be spotted solo all over the summer festival circuit providing beats that will surely induce the shaking of the collective booty with dynamic rhythms & an honest passion of prayer through movement.
Albert Joseph has fused together some of the finest sonic elements the underground has to offer with his unique blend of rooted urban rhythms, subsonic bass lines, melodic synth textures and exotic soundscapes. The music Albert creates is extremely cinematic and emotive, invoking feelings reminiscent of distant lifetimes. AJ creates pathways with sound, and once enveloped in the sound, the mood and ambiance of unseen places become accessible to be experienced and savored.
Abai, "Super MC/Music Producer" is a mega-multi threat artist with numerous talents (musician, vocalist, dj, live pa) and roots on both coasts. He is flavored with cultural style, history and musical influences from all over the world, and is currently blasting the world of sound open with unique beats, vocal/mystic moves, and bass booming thumps. As one of the founding members and executive producers of the cutting edge Bay area multi-media production company, Bounce Reflex LLC, Abai is poised to launch his brand of skillfully crafted hip hop, trip hop, jump up, dubstep, dancehall, and reggae music onto the world stage. His eclectic set is a sexy, rump shaking musical journey not to be missed.
By age 13 he was studying guitar and playing in a band, by age 15 composing his own songs as well as singing and playing guitar. He Cut his teeth Djing at a weekly house night in Portland OR at the Red Sea back in 2001. Always keeping a hand on the Vinyl he took some time off from musical ventures to hit the road. At age 23 he started touring with the 8 piece World Fusion band Hamsa Lila. He spent about half the year as tour manager and then took on duties as both tour and band manager, touring not only the US but also going to Canada and Mexico with the band. At 25 he started playing an instrument called the Guimbri, a skinned lute from Morocco. He also started playing the Turkish Saz, and took over duties not only as manager but also as guimbri/saz player with Hamsa Lila for over a year. Wanting to start focusing on music production and Djing again he started collecting an at the time un known (for the most part in the U.S.) style of music called Dubstep. A genre now blowing up the world over. He continues to spin strictly top shelf Dubstep plates. His current productions under the moniker Pyramid Plans are in the process of being finished and released with the next level production company Bounce Reflex llc. Dubstep,Breakstep, World, Breaks,Hiphop,glitchStep,….He drops the heat every time, until the end of time.
ancient rugged revivalista come prepared for a no genres barred flight through sound an act of random beauty and fierce rhythms a wild and riotous revelry a tip of the hat a wink and a bow
Killing sound since '97, Taal Mala is tearing up the dancefloors and doin' it to ya in the earhole with warbling sub frequencies that have been known to rupture an internal organ or two. His music encompasses a mashup of dancehall, dubstep, ragga jungle, and reggae with throbbing sub basslines, glitched out ragga vibes, and complex riddim changes that will warp your perception of dancefloor music. As a member of the Lighta! and SUB-OSC Soundsystems, Taal Mala has killed soundboys along side Loefah, The Bug, Bassnectar, Dick Heavy & Slick Unit, The Seedling Escape, and Zilla to name a few. Releases on Lighta! and SUB-OSC dubplates to come in 2007.
Alongside Vancouver Canada's lighta! sound crew Max has been pushing his dubstep and glitched out digital dancehall sounds and the people are taking notice...Appearing alongside the likes of The Bug, Loefah, Kode 9, Dj C, Knifehandchop, Deadbeat, Remarc, Krinjah, and with his tracks getting play from the likes of Taal Mala, Bassnectar, Stereotyp and Al'Haca, Max has been a busy man this year. Expect a sweaty set full of Crunked up Dubwise originals....
Jeremiah exploded onto the dubstep scene this year @ the Dubforms Fest., sharing the stage with Loefah and the lighta! crew. Having done remixes for the likes of Cheb I Sabbah, Al Haca, Bassnectar, Third Eye Tribe and FSOL Jeremiah is making his mark on the west coast and now garnering international attention, prepare to find out why...
music producer, singer, sound engineer, bells and whistles player, transmission channel ...drawing from influences as diverse as jazz, opera, underground hip hop, a'capella, gypsy, and experimental anahata creates soundscapes of heartfelt eclectica. from recording in hawaiian caves, native american ruins, jungles in costa rica to gettin down in oakland. anahata is continually influenced by the natural world and our connection to it!
Originally from Brazil, Pedro plays and produces freestyle grooves. He uses Ableton Live to mix dub vibes into breaks, dub step, electro and minimal tech. Fusing these styles with strong rhythmic influences from his home country, he creates an uplifting experience through the spectrum of electronic music. After many events in Brazil and years of gigs in the US, Pedro has established himself as an influential artist and is currently a resident DJ/events coordinator at CoSM, a label DJ for Interchill Records and a key element of the audio-visual company Reality Engine.
Electronic musician, VJ, multimedia event producer, teacher, author, art book publisher, paranormal news researcher and mad scientist collector, Steve Nalepa explores a range of territory, but his first love has always been music. Armed with his analog synths, Ableton Live, and an arsenal of effects, Nalepa crafts songs by fusing together deep dub bass, glitchy breaks, bioacoustic atmospheres and beautiful sinewave melodies. Based in LA, Nalepa is a producer, keyboardist, sound designer and programmer who has collaborated with world-renowned artists from across the musical spectrum including Bill Laswell, Pharoah Sanders, Lili Haydn, George Clinton and the LA Philharmonic. Nalepa's double disc Flatlands is forthcoming on Native State Records in Summer 2007. The DVD features a formidable roster of video artists and 5.1 mixes of the original tracks, and the CD is packed with 15 remixes from world-class electronic musicians.
Channeling the inspirations of Nature and Mystical Experience into introspective audio journeys, Kalpataru Tree's originally produced Dub music speaks in unique frequencies that touch the soul. Using heavy bass as the backbone, Kalpataru Tree musically wanders from gentle ambient-dub soundscapes to psychedelically charged mid-tempo. Don't miss this uniquely inspired music concieved in the beautiful land of southern Cascadia!
Slidecamp is Justin Boreta and Ryan Gilbert, two friends who met exploring the old growth and industrial wastelands of the West Coast. Finding kinship in the research of sonic horizons, they learned how to construct songs that are influenced by urban sprawl, dripping paint, tidepool life, and forest floors. Slidecamp's sound was born in the rainforest valleys of Mt. Olympus, with drips, crunches, and spirits in the atmosphere.
KiloWatts is a marriage of man and machine - a love story about cells and bits - an attempt at defining a hilariously absurd and imperfect reality through an electronic invention that promises to encode this vision eternally. The music is deep, the songs tell stories, and the sounds are intensely emotional. Nested within the musical structure is an element of quirky electronic experimentation - a roadmap of new and interesting ways of carressing and mangling waveforms. The result is a cinematic tale of knowledge, confusion, and pushing forward.