Saints of Bass present : NORDIC SOUL | the Perfect Cyn vs Tracy Why | Unsung id

 15 May
 The Central Hotel, St Johns
 8608 N Lombard St - 97203 - Portland - United States
 Saints of Bass
Saints of Bass brings techno to St Johns. Come get your pre pre pre funk on before you head to Detroit!! The May edition provides .... NORDIC SOUL w/ Support from .... The Perfect Cyn vs Tracy Why & Unsung id _______________________________________________ SEAN HORTON aka NORDIC SOUL Decibel Festival / Studio 4/4 / PlayNetwork / K Records / Peloton - Seattle Sean Horton aka Nordic Soul has long been enamored with artistic expression, the creation of music, and the technology that fuses it all together, much to the benefit and evolution of the world of electronic music and the underground culture that surrounds it. Today he is best known as founder and curator of the Decibel International Festival of Electronic Music Performance Visual Art and New Media in Seattle. In 2014, Sean was named #43 on Rolling Stone’s “50 Most Important People in EDM”. Founded in 2003, Decibel Festival has become a unique platform for exposing attendees to leading-edge multimedia art from around the globe. With a focus on live performance, interactive multimedia art, state-of-the-art sound and technology based education; Decibel has solidified itself as one of the premier electronic music festivals and promotional organizations in the world. The five-day festival program averages over 25,000 attendees a year. Over the years Decibel has hosted hundreds of events, featuring over 1,000 unique performers from over 40 countries. Outside of the annual festival program, Decibel Events producers over 60 events per year, ranging from intimate club performances to massive international festival stages. Beyond his work with Decibel, Sean is an expert deejay, producer and performer who has been turning out dance floors since the late 90s. His emotionally charged are ripe with the mélange of organic and synthesized tones, all riding on top of heavy bass lines. A lover of many musical styles, Nordic Soul’s interest and roots in techno, house, hip hop, jazz, soul, industrial and dub contribute to his diverse musical palette. Since Nordic Soul's inception in 2002, he has shared the stage with an eclectic cross section of international talent, including Bassnectar, Moby, Major Lazer, Grimes, Boys Noize, Simian Mobile Disco, Modeselektor, Darkside, Trentemoller, Four Tet, The Orb, Dusky, Moodymann, Scuba, Green Velvet, Moderat, Gui Boratto, Monolake, Mount Kimbie, Matthew Dear, Theo Parrish and Motor City Drum Ensemble. Sean has also performed at several major festivals world-wide, including Dimensions (Croatia), MUTEK (Montreal), Communikey (Boulder) and Decibel (Seattle). Nordic Soul has released music on a wide variety of labels including K Records, Buttermilk Records, Peloton and Basic_Sounds. Sean is also currently a talent buyer and resident DJ of the seminal Studio 4/4 weekly in Seattle. In addition to is work on Decibel, Sean is the Director of Music Strategy and Development at the media branding company PlayNetwork, where he has been for overseeing a wide variety of fashion clients including Victoria’s Secret, Banana Republic, The W Hotel, Levis, Diesel, Armani Exchange and Marc Jacobs for well over a decade. Sean has also worked with the Red Bull Music Academy as an event curator and promoter. Sean currently sits on the board of governors for the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of the Recording Arts and Sciences aka The Grammys. Decibel Festival: Facebook: Soundcloud: _______________________________________________ the PERFECT CYN (pdx) Modern Ritual, FMPDX Portland’s The Perfect Cyn has an ear for the unexpected, with a penchant for melodies and heart shaking sub-bass. She has been known to say, “If a DJ cannot entertain oneself during their sets from time to time, what's the point?” This attitude definitely comes through in her DJ sets. Raised in the Chicagoland area of Indiana, Cynthia experienced the disco/house transition of the early 80s and the house/rave transition in the early 90s. She waited to purchase gear and teach herself to dj until she moved to Portland in 2000. She attributes the encouragement to move from spectator to participant solely to Portland’s positive attitude toward women in music of all forms. The years in between bear witness to a love story between a girl and music of all kinds: from the Beatles to AC/DC, Kraftwerk, Bikini Kill, and Underworld, with a memory attached to every song in between. A driving force in the PDX techno and minimal scene that emerged in the early and mid 00s, Cyn founded Sexy Robot Music, a local collective who held numerous events at the city’s most cutting edge venues. She also has served as a founding member of each of the famed Shameless, and now defunct Alga-Rhythms, collectives. Now self-represented, she has traveled across the nation with her brand of top-notch dance music as headliner or also enjoying sharing the stage with her colleagues from Dirtybird, Wolf + Lamb, and most recently Modern Ritual on Portland. Cyn shines most when she is performing regularly throughout the city, inspiring crowds with her own sets. 2013 performances have included travel to NYC, SF, Seattle, and Austin. Her recent foray into her own productions has reinvented her sound as well. Watch this space for more info on upcoming productions. Now armed with proper instruments, a technical background, and a lifetime of care and attention to music, Cyn finally gives back to this thing that had brought her to many positive people and experiences in her experience: music. _______________________________________________ TRACY WHY (pdx) COCK BLOCK PDX Tracy Why aka Miss Vixen is a DJ residing in the land of port. She is known for her excellent selection of minimal to maximal techno/tech-house, and Cock Block parties _______________________________________________ UNSUNG id (pdx) One Wub Unsung id aka Rob Stafford is a DJ that grew up in the Pacific Northwest. He's played many underground parties varying from Techno, Trance, Hardstyle, House, and a little bit of Breaks and Drum & Bass around the US starting in the early 90's. He's been in and out of the Music scene (more out of it), but always been a supporter and helps out whenever there is a need. Just starting to play out again he is stoked to go back to his roots in Techno for this show. _______________________________________________ ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Sound: // Catharsis Sound Machine // Byron and Mac are the best! They throw a summer party called Catharsis. Its prolly the best party all summer cause they are the best. They come in early and tune the system. It always sounds pretty amazing. Hit up Byron if you would like to use their services. :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Lights: // PLURZ Lighting LLC // Seth Shumway helps every month now. We thank him for the continued support. This month he has a few things up his sleeve!! :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Visuals: // Cerebral Theater // Cerebral Theater is a Portland, OR based company that provides unique high quality visual entertainment. They specialize in 3D projection mapping and video/image warping for special events. Folding space into geometric solids then projecting a direct feed from the cerebral theater. :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Flyer and Poster // Erik Artega // :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: 10$ at the Door 21+ with ID (Strictly Enforced) :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Respect the cut. ♥ St. Johns.

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