Bubblin Presents UK Garage Legend MJ COLE (London, UK)

Posted in Bubblin on February 3, 2015 by lincolnup

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Friday March 6th

Bubblin Presents:

The Pacific NW Debut of UK Garage Legend

MJ COLE (London, UK)

https://www.facebook.com/mjcoleofficial
http://www.discogs.com/artist/1515-MJ-Cole

Ben Tactic

Lincolnup

Holocene Portland
1001 SE Morrison
$8 before 10:30, $10 after

A Royal College of Music graduate who released some of the most important UK dance records of past decades, MJ Cole’s intricate, heart-wrenching garage productions did more to link the abstract, avant-garde tendencies of the sound to the exploding mainstream scene than any other artist’s work.

Releasing Sincere in 1998, an era-defining single that was both one of the biggest influences on 21st century British dance music, and an overground hit, MJ Cole went on to sign to Gilles Peterson’s Talkin’ Loud label where he put out Sincere the album; one of – if not the – defining garage full-length, and one that spawned the massive single ‘Crazy Love’. That album was later nominated for the Mercury Music Prize.

Having never lost his touch with underground British club music, MJ Cole has released on his own label (Prolific) including a trio of EPs (Riddim EP, Satellite EP, Panoramic EP) and his underground hit with Wiley, From The Drop.

His recent remixes include Lana Del Rey, Laura Mvula, Chase & Status and many more. Meanwhile he’s produced for Wiley, Dizzee Rascal, Example and Mary J Blige among others. All of this shows a man deeply committed to thesearch for emotive, smart and brave club music.

Red Bull Music Academy Presents Bubblin w/ Suzanne Kraft, Ben Tactic, Lincolnup

Posted in Bubblin with tags , , , , , on February 1, 2015 by lincolnup

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Friday Febuary 20th

Red Bull Music Academy presents Bubblin

Featuring:

Suzanne Kraft (Running Back / ESP Institute | LA)
https://soundcloud.com/suzannekraft

Ben Tactic

Lincolnup

The Liquor Store
3341 SE Belmont

$5 before 11, $8 after
*Limited Capacity*

@RBMA
#RBMAPARIS

BUBBLIN & CLUB CHEMTRAIL PRESENT: GIRL UNIT (Night Slugs) + MORE

Posted in Bubblin on January 29, 2015 by lincolnup

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Friday February 13th

Bubblin & Club Chemtrail Present:

GIRL UNIT
(NIGHT SLUGS, UK)
http://nightslugs.net/girl-unit

https://www.facebook.com/GIRLUNIT

SPF666

BEN TACTIC

LINCOLNUP

COMMUNE

RAP CLASS

CHAACH

Tonic Lounge
3100 NE Sandy
21+
$10

Posted in Bubblin on January 29, 2015 by lincolnup

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FRIDAY NOVEMBER 14TH

Bubblin Presents:

THE BUG (NINJA TUNE – UK)
Angels & Devils LP Tour

https://www.facebook.com/thebugofficialpage
http://twitter.com/thebugzoo
http://ninjatune.com/

With:

MANGA (ROLL DEEP – UK)

Local support from:

ALTER ECHO (ZAM ZAM SOUNDS – PDX)

&

SELECTA YT (SMALL AXE – PDX)

Rotture Pdx
$14 Adv

The Bug : Main mutation of producer Kevin Martin who over the years has been, and is also currently, known as…

King Midas Sound, Techno Animal/Ice/God (with Justin Broadrick of Godflesh/Jesu), Razor X Productions (with The Rootsman & various M.C’s), Pressure, Ladybug, the man behind Pathological Records, compiler of various compilations for Virgin Records (Macro Dub Infection, Jazz Satellites), production work/collaborations with noise-jazz outfit 16-17, Pete “Sonic Boom” Kemper’s E.A.R projects, John Zorn, Kevin Shields, El-P, and Anti Pop Consortium, to name just a few.

Has provided bass booming remixes for Grace Jones, Thom Yorke, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Primal Scream, Einsturzende Neubauten, Stina Nordenstam, Dalek, Two Fingers, Beastie Boys, etc… really far too many to list here. Name checked by confirmed fans as diverse as Aphex Twin, Four Tet, Grace Jones, Trent Reznor, Fuck Buttons, Death Grips, Thom Yorke, Daddy G (Massive Attack) and more. A discography spanning labels as diverse as Ninja Tune, Virgin, Rephlex, Position Chrome/Mille Plateaux, Word Sound, Hyperdub, City Slang, Tigerbeat 6, Grand Royal… all of which shouts loud that Kevin Martin is a credible sonic originator and not some come-lately producer.

The Bug first came to be in 1997, when Kevin collaborated with DJ Vadim on Tapping The Conversation. Released on N.Y’s Word Sound label, it was conceived as an alternate soundtrack to Coppola’s ‘The Conversation’. No thought was given at the time that a collaboration with DJ Vadim would be a precursor to working with Ninja Tune 10 years later.

From 2001-2004 The Bug teamed up with UK dub veteran The Rootsman for a series of singles under the name Razor X Productions. The early productions of which would frame the template for the first proper Bug full length, 2003’s Pressure. The Razor X material was some of Kevin’s first foray’s into what would become a signature head-sheering apocalyptic dancehall production style. This was continued on Pressure but also with an ear to balancing out the sound with headier dubs. Classic dancehall M.C Daddy Freddy was brought in, New Flesh’s Toastie Taylor, along with The Rootsman, Roger Robinson, Paul St. Hilaire (aka. Tikiman), Wayne Lonesome, and more…

Towards the end of this period some crucial connections would come about that would shape The Bug’s work in the later half of this decade, one of which was being interviewed for XLR8R Magazine by Steve Goodman, aka. Kode 9. Finding they had a lot of similar music taste and interests Steve recommended a new crop of producers in London that he was hanging out with that were revolving around the Fwd Club at Plastic People. Discovering that these people shared the same hunger for bass, space, and unaligned sonic trajectories, The Bug felt right at home alongside Loefah, Digital Mystikz, Skream, etc… Over time this group of people would shape what would be commonly known as Dub-Step. Through his work with Wayne Lonesome, Kevin was turned on to the work of Warrior Queen. Instantly blown away by her delivery he made contact and the ensuing releases Aktion Pak (Rephlex) and Money Honey (under the moniker Pressure which was released on Kode 9’s Hyperdub label) further shaped the musical direction of The Bug. The final piece of the new incarnation of The Bug came about when Kevin was booked for a Mary Anne Hobbs session of BBC Radio 1’s Breezeblock. Two of the main vocalists requested were Roll Deep’s Flowdan, and Ricky Ranking (best known for his work as vocal foil/inspiration to Roots Manuva).

“It’s angry and ferocious, but always triumphant: When it threatens to bust out your windows and rip holes in your speakers, it crackles with the kind of force that makes you want to punch the air as hard as your subwoofers do” (Pitchfork : London Zoo 8.6)

All these connections became the starting point for London Zoo, his critically acclaimed debut release for Ninja Tune which dropped in 2008. Utilizing the aforementioned vocalists, along with UK reggae legend Tippa Irie, it was a record grown out of the heart of London sound-system culture and multi-cultural meltdown. A record that although was referenced to the early dub-step scene, also busted outside of any of those narrow definitions and stood on its own as a celebration of the capital’s urban cultural clash, uniquely detonating dancehall, grime, hip-hop, and noise onslaughts. A record campaign that culminated in a personal invite from Trent Reznor to blow up stages in some of the most unlikely reaches of America on the Nine Inch Nails Lights In The Sky tour.

Post London Zoo, The Bug alternated between live shows, and concentrating on this apocalyptic lovers rock project King Midas Sound. 2012 saw a re-emergence 7″ style with his Acid Ragga imprint series. With a Roland TB-303 in hand he found the missing link between classic acid techno and digital dancehall. It was no second coming of acid/summer of love celebration. It was raw digi-grinds with the likes of Daddy Freddy, Warrior Queen, Copeland, and Miss Red up on them.

2013’s Filthy EP marked the first rumblings of a new full length record. And now Angels & Devils is upon us (are amongst us). For this album Kevin Martin has both enlisted the familiar and smashed open the idea of what The Bug is. Grouping the results in two different distinct themes of Angels & Devils under the same conceptual banner. Both a year zero of sorts for The Bug, yet drawing on what has been before. Indeed The Bug is the only producer who can bring in the likes of Grouper, Copeland, Miss Red, Gonjasufi, Flowdan, Justin Broadrick (Godflesh/Jesu), Mala, Death Grips, and Warrior Queen and make it seamless. End times need a soundtrack to prep for what’s above and below, and this is it.

Watch for post release campaign addendums. The Exit EP (featuring “Void” plus further Grouper material, Manga’s wide cut “Function” and Daddy Freddy’s “Blaow” with attendent instrumental dubs), and Bug vs. Earth (Dylan Carlson), a 12″ release of tracks initially penned for Angels & Devils, but which quality of results quickly dictated was in need of its own release. Plus additional Acid Ragga onslaughts being detonated in quick succession before the Acid Ragga compilation.

Bubblin Presents: MikeQ, Cakes Da Killa, SPF666 & DVST

Posted in Bubblin on January 29, 2015 by lincolnup

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Saturday October 18th

Bubblin Presents:

MikeQ
(Fade To Mind/Qween Beat/Mad Decent – NJ)

https://www.facebook.com/TheOnlyMikeQ
https://twitter.com/TheOnlyMikeQ

Cakes Da Killa

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cakes-Da-Killa/149034035175294
https://twitter.com/CAKESDAKILLA

SPF666

DVST

Tonic Lounge
3001 NE Sandy
21+
$10

http://bubblinpdx.com/

ABOUT CAKES DA KILLA

Recording artist Cakes Da Killa, is a 23-year-old rapper and writer with three EPs under his belt. Cakes’ second mixtape The Eulogy was released on January 29, 2013 via clothing brand Mishka indie record label. The album quickly gained popularity when it was reviewed positively by Pitchfork and The Needle Drop.
Cakes Da Killa’s unique sound is a mix of various musical influences, cinema and underground experiences. He is praised on both his lyrical content and flow — a raunchy style usually compared to Nicki Minaj and Foxy Brown. Cakes is in the process of finishing up his sophmore album and has recently released his new single “I Run This Club” via Hot Mom USA.

Cakes has traveled to Europe, Canada and Australia, shattering the preconceived notions of what it takes to be a respected lyricist. Cakes brags that he can, “spit that shit to make a homophobe a hypocrite,” and with each release he seems to be proving his point.

Cakes’ latest project, Hunger Pangs, was released on June 18th, 2014 and can be downloaded via soundcloud.

ABOUT MIKEQ

MikeQ [Fade To Mind|Qween Beat|Mad Decent], Is an American Artist and is one of the leading figures of the US’s long-running (but still largely underground) ballroom/vogue-house culture. Based in New Jersey, the 28 year old producer is not only one of the busy DJs, but he also heads up his own “Qween Beat” Label and turns out a steady stream of vogue and ballroom tracks, re-edits, and remixes.

His spine-snapping DJ sets are seriously in demand at the moment, not just at the well-established vogue nights of his native culture and up and down the USA’s East Coast, but beyond (London, Paris, Tokyo ETC), and his exploits have been earning column inches and full spreads in press such as Vanity Fair, XLR8R, Urban Socialites, Paper Mag, Fact, The Fader, ID Mag, Time Out London, The NY Times, and more. His music has reached the likes Of celebrities such As female rappers Queen Latifah, Missy Elliott, Yo-Yo & Azealia Banks.

He has played around the globe at events such as MoMa PS1, Unsound Festival, Opening Ceremony, Turrbotax, Icee Hot, Ghetto Gothic, Fade To Mind & Night Slugs party nights, Boiler Room and shared the stage along side many great artists Such As Kingdom, Bok Bok, L-Vis 1990, NGUZUNGUZU, Girl Unit, Fatima Al- Qadiri, Rizzla, Total Freedom, Dubbel Dutch, Jubilee, Venus X, Kenny Dope, Karizma, Brenmar, DJ Sliink, DJ Sega, Lil Kim and various Others.

Bubblin x Decibel Festival Warm Up w/ GRAZE (Live A/V), STRATEGY (Live), NORDIC SOUL, + MORE

Posted in Uncategorized on August 25, 2014 by lincolnup

 

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Bubblin and Decibel Festival Present

Official PDX 2014 Decibel Fest Warm Up
featuring

GRAZE (New Kanada – Berlin/Toronto) LIVE A/V
http://www.graze.cc/

STRATEGY (Peak Oil/Well Rounded – PDX) LIVE PA
http://www.strategymusic.com/

with supporting DJ Sets from
NORDIC SOUL (Decibel – Seattle)
http://dbfestival.com/

LINCOLNUP (Bubblin – PDX)

BEN TACTIC (Bubblin – PDX)

http://facebook.com/bubblinpdx
http://bubblinpdx.com/

http://dbfestival.com/event/graze-strategy

at 
Rotture
305 SE 3rd
Doors at 9pm / 21+ w/ ID
$10 adv / $12 dos 

About Graze
Despite the skin-skimming name, Graze sink in deep. Fusing techno, garage, and the broken rhythms of contemporary bass, their six-track EP rattles the ribcage as thoroughly as you’d expect from these two. But the project also represents an effort to look beyond club-music cliches. Their music has the kind of emotional weight and musical narrative that are all too rare these days — and it does it without resorting to the same re-pitched R&B samples and rainfall noises that are all too common in “deeper” strains of bass.

The duo’s backstory is emblematic of a broader convergence in club music. Both producers hail from different corners of Toronto’s fertile club scene — Marshall from house and techno, Andersen from jungle and dubstep. The two met up in Berlin, and, as fans of each other’s work, decided to join forces for a series of “upfront dance-floor tracks” that occupy the netherworld between their respective traditions. They aimed for that elusive sweet spot — neither gimmicky party jams nor flaccid, “experimental” brooders — and they nailed it. You can hear each producer’s hallmark: Marshall’s brushed stainless steel drums and watery chords, Andersen’s glowering sub bass and spine-tingling textures. They meet in the middle with their shared sense of swing, poised on the verge between jacking house and halftempo swagger.

About Strategy
Strategy, a human of Portland, Oregon, in the future autonomous bioregion CASCADIA, western North America. Schizophrenic-like genre hopping all under one name: experimental, house, techno, ambient, and dub together.

About Nordic Soul
Nordic Soul has deeply impacted the electronic community not only through his work for the annual Decibel Festival but also by slaying Seattle dance floors year-round. His emotionally charged sets are infused with live instrumentation and ripe with the mélange of organic and synthesized tones, all riding on top of heavy bass lines. The resulting music is a living, hybrid creature with a rich sense of soul that delights in its own existence. A lover of many musical styles, Nordic Soul’s interest and roots in hip hop, IDM, industrial, and dub contribute to his current musical palette that straight drips techno into the mouths of the waiting audience, thirsty for the unrelenting madness and unabated aural penetration that is electronic music.

Since Nordic Soul’s inception in 2003 he’s shared the stage with a diverse cross section of international talent, including Moby, Trentemoller, Simian Mobile Disco, Boys Noize, Modeselektor, Apparat, Green Velvet, Bassnectar, Radio Slave, Four Tet, Derrick May, Moderat, Gui Boratto, Monolake, Kevin Saunderson, Thomas Fehlmann, Mount Kimbie, Matthew Dear, Appleblim, John Tejada, Cobblestone Jazz, Nosaj Thing, Luomo and Tipper.

Nordic Soul has released music on a wide variety of labels including K Records, Buttermilk Records, Peloton and Basic_Sounds.

About Decibel Festival
International Festival of Electronic Music Performance, Visual Art and New Media

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, including; Amon Tobin ISAM LIVE (US debut), Deadmau5 (Northwest debut), Lorde (Northwest debut), Justice (West Coast debut), Erykah Badu & The Cannabinoids (Northwest debut), James Blake (West Coast debut), Nicolas Jaar (Northwest debut), Zedd, Diplo, Moby, Orbital, Richie Hawtin, Flosstradamus, Booka Shade (Seattle debut), Flying Lotus, Empire of the Sun (Seattle debut), Machinedrum Vapor City Live (World debut), The Orb, Boys Noize (West Coast debut), Modeselektor (North American debut), and Trentemoller (West Coast debut) to name a highlights.

About Bubblin
Showcasing up to the time and timeless dance music sounds out of Portland, Oregon. 

Bubblin was founded in 2009 by veteran DJs Lincolnup and Ben Tactic. The two bonded over their shared love of the music emerging from the intersection of garage, house, techno, and tropical bass. Aligning themselves with other renowned dance parties like Numbers, Night Slugs, and Icee Hot, Bubblin was the Pacific Northwest’s first, and remains the definitive, advocate for these trailblazing sounds.

Since then Bubblin has consistently thrown parties featuring forward thinking and genre defining artists such as Ben UFO, Roska, Digital Mystikz, Pearson Sound, DJ Pierre, Kahn, RP Boo, DJ Deeon, Jimmy Edgar, Machinedrum, Kode9, Kyle Hall, Zed Bias aka Maddslinky, Todd Edwards, Bok Bok, L-Vis 1990, Nguzunguzu, FaltyDL, and many more.

Beyond producing and programming top notch events, Ben Tactic and Lincolnup continue to each steadily build singular artistic and DJ reputations. Ben’s lauded productions have been released on leading labels such as Mad Decent, Dress 2 Sweat (now Numbers), Palms Out Sounds and Think 2wice. Lincolnup’s highly regarded DJ mixes have been listened to by thousands and featured in publications such as Willamette Week and Trash Menagerie. Both of them are well known and regarded as savvy, adventurous, and highly skilled DJ’s that can fully turn out wide varieties of dance floors.

Bubblin Presents: BEAUTIFUL SWIMMERS (Future Times – DC) + MAXX BASS + BEN TACTIC + LINCOLNUP

Posted in Uncategorized on August 25, 2014 by lincolnup

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Saturday August 23rd

Bubblin Presents:

BEAUTIFUL SWIMMERS
(FUTURE TIMES / RVNG – DC)
www.futuretimes.org
soundcloud.com/beautifulswimmers
soundcloud.com/maxmilliondunbar

MAXX BASS

BEN TACTIC

LINCOLNUP

+++LEGIT REINFORCED SOUND BY BUBBLIN+++

Holocene
1001 SE Morrison
21+
$5 before 10:30, $10 after

[About Beautiful Swimmers]
Beautiful Swimmers are Washington, DC’s own waterproof producer/deejays. The Swimmers balance classic dance tracks, known and unknown, with raw, new exclusives from under the underground. Making tracks informed by the same “indescribable everything” that Resident Advisor wrote about in their Future Times feature, Beautiful Swimmers Ari Goldman and Andrew Field-Pickering (who also records as Maxmillion Dunbar and co-runs the Future Times label, an imprint thriving alongside a growing swell of producers and labels from the east coast of the USA) produce music that bounces around genres like a kangaroo. Their sold-out vinyl releases on Future Times and remixes wrap up a myriad of influences and production techniques into songs that hit you out of nowhere, with a signature sound that is somehow always changing. The duo stay firmly in the zone, carving out a spacious corner for their unique style in both DJ bags and the collections (and movie soundtracks) of a growing group of devotees worldwide.

Their 2013 album “Son” marked a next wave for the Washington DC duo. After having released multiple 12″ singles that are still rippling through the years, they spent extended studio time crafting the LP. In the meantime, Andrew also released the critically acclaimed “House of Woo” LP as Maxmillion Dunbar for the indelible RVNG label, a drum tracks 12″ on LIES as Dolo Percussion, and the reconstructed, gauzy hardcore of the ‘Highlife’ EP on Hot Haus Records. The duo keep the streak hot. Things Only Get Better In Future Times.

[About Bubblin]
Showcasing up to the time and timeless dance music sounds out of Portland, Oregon. 

Bubblin was founded in 2009 by veteran DJs Lincolnup and Ben Tactic. The two bonded over their shared love of the music emerging from the intersection of garage, house, techno, and tropical bass. Aligning themselves with other renowned dance parties like Numbers, Night Slugs, and Icee Hot, Bubblin was the Pacific Northwest’s first, and remains the definitive, advocate for these trailblazing sounds.

Since then Bubblin has consistently thrown parties featuring forward thinking and genre defining artists such as Ben UFO, Roska, Pearson Sound aka Ramadanman, DJ Pierre, Jimmy Edgar, Machinedrum, Kode9, Kyle Hall, Zed Bias aka Maddslinky, Todd Edwards, Bok Bok, L-Vis 1990, Nguzunguzu, FaltyDL, and many more.

Beyond producing and programming top notch events, Ben Tactic and Lincolnup continue to each steadily build singular artistic and DJ reputations. Ben’s lauded productions have been released on leading labels such as Mad Decent, Dress 2 Sweat (now Numbers), Palms Out Sounds and Think 2wice. Lincolnup’s highly regarded DJ mixes have been listened to by thousands and featured in publications such as Willamette Week and Trash Menagerie. Both of them are well known and regarded as savvy, adventurous, and highly skilled DJ’s that can fully turn out wide varieties of dance floors. 

Bookings: bubblinpdx@gmail.com

http://bubblinpdx.com/
http://soundcloud.com/bubblin
http://facebook.com/bubblinpdx

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