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

Bubblin and Closer PDX Present Claude Young (Detroit/PDX – Different World Productions) + More

Posted in Uncategorized on August 25, 2014 by lincolnup

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Friday July 25 2014

Bubblin and Closer PDX Present

CLAUDE YOUNG 
Detroit/PDX Different World Productions

Bryan Zentz (PDX – M_nus)
Andrew Boie b2b Jak

In the Lounge 
Graintable
Coast2c
Ben Tactic
Lincolnup

Lighting by Ceez

Tonic Lounge 
3100 NE Sandy 
PDX 
9p-230a 21+
$5 Before 1030p $10 After 

About Claude Young 

Claude Young Jr. is acknowledged globally as one of the most respected producer / DJs to come from the legendary home of Techno, Detroit, Michigan (USA). Magazines, newspapers & websites frequently credit him as one of the most exciting and innovative DJs of the last two decades. 

Currently Young is producing his new solo album “Celestial Bodies” for Japan based label Fountain Records. He is one half of the group Different World along side long time friend and production partner Takasi Nakajima. After their highly praised first release “Rapture” for UK artist Kirk Degiorgio’s ART label, a Remix for Phil Agosta’s single “Carousel for KMS Records”, and Octave One’s last single “New Life” for 430 West Records, Different World have now been signed to Kevin Saunderson’s legendary KMS Record Label. DW also performed their first live show as the headlining / closing act on the Detroit Stage of the 2007 edition of the Detroit Electronic Music Festival “Movement”. Young returned to his home town in 2011 to perform the closing set on the Made in Detroit Stage at “Movement 2011″ and his set was praised by many as the hi-light of the festival weekend. 

URB magazine said of his performance “Closing out the festival with the longest performance of the entire weekend, Claude Young played a set for the ages. Ranging from jacking house to minimal and more industrial rhythms, Youngʼs homecoming was a delight for those who knew to gather at the Made In Detroit stage, which boasted an excellent sound system and an impressive collection of fellow Detroit DJs and producers (BMG, Carlos Soufront, T-1000, Derek Plaslaiko, Patrick Russell, Traxx) gathered to dance to one of their friends and heroes.” 
Following his various solo club and festival performances Young and Nakajima finished 2011 with an extremely impressive tour of the USA as Different World, performing an 8 Hour (all night) set at the legendary “BUNKER” club in New York City, then moving on to play Washington DC & Pittsburgh all in a matter of a few days. DW frequently tour Europe on a regular basis frequenting Tresor Club (Berlin), Berghain (Young was invited to play their 6th Anniversary Event and was a frequent guest at their original club Ostgut), and many clubs in Spain, Norway, the UK, France & Belgium just to name a few. 

His solo production, official DJ mixes and Remix credits include: Mixed the only official DJ Mix Compilation for Jeff MIlls Axis Records (AX-033 Claude Young – Thoughts Of Phutura), His own Claude Young DJF-1100 Mix for Sony Music Entertainment Japan, his legendary Claude Young DJ-Kicks Mix for K7! (K7045cd), Three Berlin based mix CDs, DJ Rok / Claude Young – Essential Underground Vol. 03: Berlin / Detroit, Raveline Presents: Paradise Mixed by Claude Young & a mix for long time Austrian Born Berlin Based friends Memory Foundation / Ratio – Welcome To Central (mixed by Claude Young). 

He has remixed & produced records for some of the most respected names in the business across all musical genres including Octave One, Inner City , Carl Craig, Jay Denham, Sven Vath, 4Hero, Slam, Joey Beltram, Gary Numan, Mijk Van Dijk, Technasia, Andrew Duke, Beroshima, The Reese Project, Musto & Bones and many more.

Bubblin & 80SR Present: BOK BOK (Night Slugs), L-VIS 1990 (Night Slugs), DANNY CORN, BEN TACTIC & GRAINTABLE

Posted in Uncategorized on August 25, 2014 by lincolnup

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Saturday July 5th

Bubblin & 80SR Present:

BOK BOK
(Night Slugs – London)
http://nightslugs.net/bokbok
https://www.facebook.com/djbokbokofficial
https://soundcloud.com/bokbok

L-VIS 1990
(Night Slugs – London) 
http://nightslugs.net/lvis1990
https://www.facebook.com/LVis1990
https://soundcloud.com/LVis1990

With local support from:

DANNY CORN (80SR)
BEN TACTIC (BUBBLIN)
GRAINTABLE (80SR)

Rotture
315 SE 3rd Ave
21+
$12 at the door

Bubblin Presents WORTHY (DIRTYBIRD – SF) DISBEHAVE LP RELEASE PARTY + ACID FARM LIVE + DUTTY LOUNGE + MORE

Posted in Uncategorized on August 25, 2014 by lincolnup

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Saturday June 14th 2014

Bubblin Presents:

WORTHY 
(DIRTYBIRD / ANABATIC – SF) 
Disbehave LP Release Party
https://www.facebook.com/WorthySF
https://soundcloud.com/worthy

ACID FARM ft. DESIREE *LIVE*

THE PERFECT CYN

JPREZ

TRACER VISUALS

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Dancehall Riddims all night in the DUTTY LOUNGE

SELECTA YT (SMALL AXE SOUND)
EXODUB
PRSN
FREAKY OUTTY

At 
Tonic Lounge
3100 NE Sandy 
PDX
9pm>>>21+
$10 at the door
http://facebook.com/bubblinpdx
http://bubblinpdx.com/ 

About Worthy:

When it comes down to all the press and hype, his name says it all. He is Worthy. With an in-depth knowledge of production, mixing, and performance, Worthy has the insight to play for his audience, cultivating intense positive energy on the dance floor that can only be portrayed as superhuman. His sound can be described as organic breakbeats with a mix of future house, 80’s, booty bass, and techno. As Carl Cox said, “The Worthy sound has always been powerful, rocking, funky, bass-driven music at its best, and for me this is the new wave in house music.” Worthy has received the recognition of major producers who have played his tracks including Sven Vath, Diplo, and Richie Hawtin, among many.

From salty aired islands to dark club basements, Worthy pays reverence to the traditional form of classic house while tripping off the mark and sinking into the euphoric less-charted territories of booty-clapping bass. Touring the globe, Worthy has performed at renowned venues like Hive in Switzerland, Sankeys in the UK, Electric Pickle in Miami, and Mezzanine in San Francisco. Beloved by his fanatical devotees, Worthy has drawn huge crowds to catch his heart-palpitating, sweat-inducing sets at festivals like Ultra, Love Parade, and Burning Man. In 2011, Urb Magazine named Worthy one of the Top DJ’s To See at Burning Man, along with M.A.N.D.Y., Andy C, Soul Clap, Seth Troxler, and The Crystal Method.

Growing up in Washington DC, Worthy was inspired by the early American rave scene. Upon moving to New York in the late 90’s, he was exposed to artists like LTJ Bukem and Stacey Pullen whose music inspired him to play records across multiple genres, from techno and breaks to hiphop and drum n’ bass. In 2001 he swapped coastlines, moving to San Francisco to pursue his music career. He team up with Claude VonStroke as well as fellow east coast brothers Justin and Christian Martin to create the prodigious outdoor party, Dirtybird, which quickly became an institution and a requisite destination for die-hard Bay Area and international fans. Dirtybird Records hatched from the popularity of these parties in 2005, and since then the label and parties have enjoyed tremendous success fueled by the obsession of their cult following. 

In 2007 Worthy’s breakout track, Irst Te, released on Dirtybird, quickly established his notoriety as a producer. Concurrently, Worthy released Crack El EP on Leftroom, and soon after, the track Work The Walls and it’s accompanying music video on his personal label, Anabatic Records. Originally intended as an outlet for the release of his own music, Anabatic quickly branched out to sign new artists. Riding the frontlines of today’s music scene, Anabatic Records has been providing a steady stream of edgy, high quality tracks. 

In recent years, Worthy has produced a consistent slough of top releases. The release of Worthy & Yankee Zulu’s Concumbia charted in the Top 10 on Beatport for tech house in 2009. He also released various tracks and remixes on Discobelle Records. In the fall of 2011, Worthy teamed up with UK producer Eats Everything. Their first track, Tric Trac, released on Dirtybird received industry praise. Played by artists like Diplo, Boyz Noise, and Cats N’ Dogs, Tric Trac wildly grew in fan appeal moving on to become one of the Top 10 on Beatport for tech house once again. Additionally, Worthy’s simultaneous releases, No Cure and With This combine dirty ass-clapping breaks and gritty synths. The pinball effect of his intricate basslines traverse across the cavern of your ear canal moving inward and blowing your mind. Illustrating the diverse juxtaposition of his range and sound, his February 2012 release, Why You Waiting, on Alive Records, is like glassy water on a quiet morning sea, his beats & melodies mirroring each other, creating a melodic interface that warms the soul. As Worthy states “I want to push my new sound, which is leaning more toward a breakbeat old-school vibe, but still want to keep with the fact that I play house and techno. My focus is to stay innovative and authentic and to continually reinvent myself as an artist.”

Worthy has an original flavor that will amp you up, leaving you feigning for more. The synchronization of Worthy’s music speaks to the connoisseur, the DJ, the groupie and the novice alike. Finding balance and unison across all electronic music platforms, his music is unparalleled. He reads his crowd, breaking and fusing genres, blending styles, and establishing an energetic dance floor camaraderie that makes even the most skeptic hater’s booty shake.

Bubblin Presents RP BOO (Chicago – Planet Mu) + More

Posted in Bubblin on August 25, 2014 by lincolnup

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Saturday May 24 2014

Bubblin Presents

Chicago Footwork Originator
RP BOO
Planet Mu – Chicago

http://planet.mu/artists/arpebu

With Local Support From:

Massacooramaan
Rap Class
E Fury B2B Tabor Dark

Visuals by Prism Lab

In The Lounge:

Karl Kling
Maxx Bass
Justin Longerbeam
Knomad
Josh T

*Plus, weather permitting, from 6-9pm on the patio for free*
Bubblin Residents
Lincolnup & Ben Tactic

At
Tonic Lounge
3100 NE Sandy Blvd
PDX
$10 at 9pm | 21+

http://facebook.com/bubblinpdx

http://bubblinpdx.com/

About RP Boo
RP Boo – a.k.a. Kavain Space is a man who is revered and respected amongst the dance music cognoscenti. He’s cited as one of the originators of Footwork, the fast, repetitive, rhythmically syncopated music & dance style that’s a grandchild of Chicago house and which has been brought to the wider world via releases from Planet Mu and others, alongside internet archaeology from fans, experts and enthusiasts.

Going back to the roots of this music, his self released track ‘Baby Come On’ made in 1997, sampled and looped up ODB over tough syncopated drums, and in doing so spawned one of the first tracks to solidify the style called Footwork. Later on, in 1999, his track known as ‘11-47-99’ a.k.a. The Godzilla Track was monumental in the evolution of sampling in footwork, chopping up the Godzilla theme taken from ‘Simon Says’, by Pharoahe Monche and setting off a trend for footwork versions of hip-hop tracks. Many cite RP Boo as the originator of footwork music, and it’s hard to argue, when the scrambled, syncopated drum patterns common to footwork can be largely traced back to him.

Kavain was born in West Chicago and moved to the Southside in the 80s. Like many of footwork’s originators, he was brought through into production through associations with the legendary House and Juke dance clique House-O-Matics, DJing alongside DJ Deeon and DJ Milton, then getting shown how to produce by DJ Slugo. The machine Kavain learnt to produce on was a display model of the Roland R-70, a drum machine which gave access to all previous Roland drum sounds and the ability to punch in rhythms on the fly, it’s the machine he still uses today.

RP Boo’s music is singular and unusual in Footwork, featuring raps and dialogue adopted from Juke, often in combination with sharp-edged and incidental samples giving some tracks a paranoid atmosphere. Take ‘187 Homicide’s bleak feeling and question and answer vocals, ‘Area 72’s alien landing scenario or ‘Speaker’s R-4’s audio walk-through. His music is often hectic, seemingly built to to almost psyche-out the listener or offer challenges to dancers; it’s this playful and imaginative quality, along with his sometimes baffling-but-it-works rhythms and sub, that give RP’s tracks their totally unique feel.

Bubblin featured in Willamette Week May 7 2014

Posted in Bubblin on May 28, 2014 by lincolnup

Link to the article here, or read on below. Thanks to Willamette Week for the kind words.

May 7th, 2014 MITCH LILLIE | Music Stories
Bubblin’ Up
Ben Fuller and Lincoln Heath celebrate four years of reshaping Portland’s dance culture.

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Somewhere in Portland, there’s an aggressive Old Town bro unaware he helped bring together two of the most influential electronic music promoters in the city. It was 2009, at a show at the Crown Room by Chicago juke master Gant-Man.
“It was kind of a disaster,” says Ben Fuller, who helped promote the gig. “It was packed in there, but a lot of people didn’t get the music.”

“Gant-Man let a record run out because this dude was in his face like, ‘Put on some rap!’” says Lincoln Heath. “I told him, ‘This guy came all the way from Chicago to play his music! He’s royalty!’”

“When Lincoln and I fully bonded is when we almost had to throw this dude out of the club,” Fuller says.

This week marks the fourth anniversary of Bubblin’, Fuller and Heath’s recurring dance night, and if anything has changed in the interim, it’s been Portland’s receptiveness to the forward-thinking styles—bass, house, dubstep, techno, garage—that they bring to town every month. The anniversary will be celebrated in kind, albeit with a heavy pall cast over it: DJ Rashad, the 35-year-old footwork pioneer set to spin at the anniversary party, died suddenly April 26. For many promoters, the loss of a legendary headliner means a lot of refunds. But while Fuller and Heath join the worldwide dance community in mourning, their show will go on. Even without Rashad, the lineup dazzles, with sets from Baltimore club pioneer DJ Technics, dark club duo Nguzunguzu, and DJ Spinn, a member of Rashad’s Teklife crew.

“Everyone’s sets will be a celebration of life,” Fuller says, “which is really what dance music is all about.”

The unyielding anniversary speaks not only to how embedded Fuller and Heath are within the electronic scene in Portland and beyond, but also to the duo’s 30 combined years of experience DJ’ing and promoting. Proselytizing for electronic music in Portland wasn’t always easy, though.

“For the first two years, Bubblin’ was an expensive hobby,” Heath says. The low turnouts in the night’s early days came as a bit of a shock to Fuller, who came up in the ’90s rave scene in St. Louis, throwing parties that would draw up to 3,000 people. Given its initial location at the now-shuttered Crown Room, Bubblin’s first audiences were mostly Old Town runoff and bachelorette parties. “We’d have to get the crowd going with some sure-shot stuff, and then we could trick them,” Heath says. “Once we’ve earned their trust, we get to slip in a U.K. funky record or some techno and see how it goes.”

Without even being aware of it, Portland has allowed Bubblin’ to shape its nightlife into a more sophisticated beast. Now, audiences are more willing to indulge genres previously too foreign for their ears. While Bubblin’ may lack the free-for-all nature of the raves of Heath and Fuller’s youth, it has the diversity of music and, more importantly, the weird, positive vibes of rave culture.

The duo says they noticed a shift in the crowd’s reception when Bubblin’ relocated into another now-defunct Old Town club, Groove Suite. “When we moved there, that’s when things really started to take off,” Fuller says. “When we had Todd Edwards, that was the biggest night they’d probably ever had.” The house producer and vocalist asked for a microphone midset and began singing his vocal part from Daft Punk’s “Face to Face.” “He told us afterwards that it was the first time he’d ever done that live,” Heath says. It was a completely organic decision, Fuller says: “He said he just felt so much love from Portland and he wanted to give back.”

There’s a laundry list of venues, promoters and producers that Fuller and Heath attribute their success to, including Dropping Gems, Ryan Organ, Evan Hancock and the staffs at Groove Suite and Crown Room. But if they had more of Edwards’ forthrightness, they’d admit the truth: They’ve felt Portland’s love, too, and given us one of the country’s best and most diverse nights in return.

“We have been irrationally tenacious about doing these events with sometimes only 10 or 15 people showing up,” Heath says. “We’ve just been that hard headed and said, ‘We love this music and we love throwing these parties and people need to hear this music.’”

SEE IT: Bubblin’s Four-Year Anniversary is at Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison St., on Friday, May 9. 9 pm. $10 before 10 pm, $15 after. 21+.

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