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Red Bull Music Academy & Soul’d Out Present: Bubblin 3 Year w/ Ben UFO, Octo Octa + more

Posted in 100% Silk, Ben Tactic, Ben UFO, Bubblin, Hessle, Lincolnup, Octo Octa, Red Bull Music Academy, Rotture, Showtime!, Soul'd Out Music Festival on March 29, 2013 by lincolnup

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SATURDAY APRIL 20, 2013

Red Bull Music Academy and Soul’d Out Music Festival Present:

Bubblin 3 Year Anniversary

Ben UFO – PDX Debut
Hessle Audio | RinseFM | London, UK
https://www.facebook.com/BenUFO.DJ

Octo Octa – PDX Debut
100% Silk | NYC
http://www.soundcloud.com/octoocta

With Bubblin Resident DJs:

Ben Tactic
http://www.soundcloud.com/tactic

Lincolnup
http://www.soundcloud.com/bubblin

Funktion One Sound by Fusebox
http://fusebox-productions.com/

Projection Mapping by Prism Lab
http://facebook.com/prismlab
http://youtube.com/watch?v=aZrGMeROIi0

At
Rotture
315 SE 3rd Ave
PDX
21+ | Doors & Music at 9pm
$8 before 11pm | $10 after
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Join us as Red Bull Music Academy & Soul’d Out Music Festival present the Bubblin 3 Year Anniversary. Since 2010, Bubblin has been one of North America’s definitive advocates for all sounds at the intersection of house, garage, techno and tropical bass. For the occasion we’re thrilled to present a line up of PDX debuts by two of the most incandescent talents to emerge in dance music in recent years: Hessle Audio Co-Boss and globally revered disk jockey Ben UFO and 100% Silk’s melodic deep house savant Octo Octa. We have also enlisted Fusebox’s glorious Funktion One rig and 3D projection mapped visuals by PDX’s Prism Labs to make sure the evening both sounds and looks beautiful.

ABOUT BEN UFO
http://www.residentadvisor.net/dj/benufo
http://rinse.fm/artists/hessleaudio/

As one of the co-founders of Hessle Audio, Ben UFO has been responsible, alongside Pearson Sound and Pangaea, for some of the most varied and ground breaking releases of recent years. Having become immersed in the still emerging dubstep scenes in London and Leeds in 2005, his musical taste was shaped primarily by the DMZ and Sub Dub nights taking place in those cities. However, as tastes have shifted and scenes have fragmented, Ben UFO’s approach to the music and to Hessle Audio itself has developed.

As BPMs have dropped and influences have broadened, so too has the vision of Ben UFO’s DJing. He remains one of the few DJs in the UK to have made an impact without a production career to fall back on, and as such his reputation is solely the result of his skill as a selector and as a mixer. As a result he remains in a position to fully explore sounds both old and new, across the worlds of house and garage, dubstep and grime, and further into the past. This level of commitment to the dance music of the last two decades has led to a collection of records which reflects the position London has long held as a city responsible for the constant development of forward thinking music.

This is not to say that his focus is primarily on the sounds of the old school, as Ben UFO is looked to as one of the leading figures supporting up and coming producers. He was the first DJ to play material by producers such as Blawan and Joy Orbison, both now scene figureheads, and his biweekly slot on London’s leading ex-pirate radio station, RinseFM, is considered to be one of the only places to hear the most exclusive new music by both new and established producers.

In addition to well received podcasts in magazines and websites as varied as Resident Advisor, XLR8R, Red Bull Music Academy and Fact Magazine, 2011 was the year that Ben UFO entered the world of commercially released mix CDs. His contribution to the respected RinseFM series was widely praised for its coherence despite the breadth of styles showcased, and he was placed #35 in a Resident Advisor readers’ poll to find the years best DJ. It’s a result which reflects Ben UFO’s ability to successfully present unfamiliar, experimental dance music to a diverse variety of audiences worldwide.

Ben UFO plays from 9PM – 11PM on RinseFM (www.rinse.fm / 106.8FM in London) every Thursday night.

ABOUT OCTO OCTA
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Octo-Octa/311612715552997?

Octo Octa is Michael Bouldry-Morrison, a Brooklyn-based house music producer. Following the release of his debut EP “Let Me See You” on 100% Silk in 2011 – a release described by label head Amanda Brown (LA Vampires) as “literally one of the favorite songs ever released on either of my record labels” – he went on to produce three further releases for the label: ʻRough, Rugged, and Raw,ʼ ʻOh Love,ʼ and an eventual collaboration with Amanda Brown, the ʻLA Vampires by Octo Octaʼ release “Freedom 2K.” His singular brand of R&B-sampling deep and emotional house music has propelled him to the forefront of a scene of house-not-house producers garnering widespread critical acclaim in both traditional electronic music and indie-minded musical circles. Having recently been selected as a participant for the 2013 Red Bull Music Academy, a European tour scheduled for late 2012, and both a new EP and LP in the works, Octo Octaʼs ascent is imminent.

http://www.redbullmusicacademy.com/
https://twitter.com/redbullPDX
http://www.bubblinpdx.com/
http://facebook.com/bubblinpdx

BUBBLIN :: FALTY DL (NINJA TUNE | NYC) / STRATEGY (100% SILK) + MORE 2.22.2013

Posted in 100% Silk, Ben Tactic, Bubblin, D Poetica, Falty DL, Lincolnup, Ninja Tune, Showtime!, Strategy on February 11, 2013 by lincolnup

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FRIDAY FEBRUARY 22 2013

BUBBLIN AND BLOWN PRESENT THE PDX DEBUT OF

FALTY DL (NYC – NINJA TUNE/BLUEBERRY RECORDS)
https://www.facebook.com/FaltyDL

Touring in Support of His New LP HARDCOURAGE
Out Now on Ninja Tune
https://soundcloud.com/faltydl/sets/hardcourage

with Local Support From

STRATEGY (Community Library/Endless Flight/100% Silk)
Ben Tactic (Bubblin/Think2wice)
Lincolnup (Bubblin)
D Poetica (Blown)

PLUS
3D PROJECTION MAPPING VISUALS BY
PRISM LAB

at
Rotture
315 SE 3rd Ave
PDX
21+ 9pm-230am
$8 adv at http://bubblinxfaltydl.bpt.me/
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About Falty DL:

Welcome if you will, to the coming of age of FaltyDL, AKA Drew Lustman. A producer who’s already carved out a name as one of the most exciting talents to emerge in electronic music of late, he’s released albums on Planet Mu, supported Radiohead (and topped Thom Yorke’s office playlist,) as well as remixed the XX, Scuba and Mount Kimbie – to name but a few. He also has his own label, Blueberry Records, in collaboration with which Ninja Tune presents ‘Hardcourage.’

‘Hardcourage’ is the NYC-based Lustman’s masterpiece: an electronic opus inspired by love and crafted with renewed intent and dedication. Lustman often makes mention of attempting to channel the music in his head, to allow it to pour forth direct from his subconscious. In ‘Hardcourage’ it seems he’s succeeded. The music here feels incredibly natural, the songs taking the most perfect of shapes, their emotive rise and swell both subtle and immensely powerful.

Halfway through making the album, Lustman fell in love – the object of his affections rapidly becoming his muse. He’s been very lucky in more ways than one: ‘Hardcourage’ is full of uplift, energy and purpose – it genuinely feels like all the best parts of falling in love.

The album’s opener ‘Stay, I’m Changed’ is much more than just a track that happens to come first; it genuinely opens the album, setting the tone and enticing the listener in to the self-contained world within. From its initially tentative, horn-like synths, it gradually grows in urgency, drama and emotional depth.

Second single ‘She Sleeps’ is the only vocal track on the album, featuring a brilliant, haunting turn from The Friendly Fires’ Ed Macfarlane. The pair bonded over a shared love for garage music, (ironically, garage being the sound Falty has moved away from on the album.) The collaboration feels instinctive and inspired, two minds meeting to make a song with a purity and vulnerability not often found in electronic music.

‘Finally Some Shit/ The Rain Stopped’ feels like the blues lifting. Its pattering drums bring to mind rain against a windowpane, the driving bassline is like renewed resolve captured in music. ‘Hardcourage’ is about ‘when things are in Limbo and having the courage to carry on,’ says Lustman, and nowhere is that more in evidence than here.

The album’s first single ‘Straight and Arrow’ summarises the musical direction Lustman has taken with ‘Hardcourage.’ His move away from a US take on garage has resulted in a masterful brand of atmospheric, soul-drenched house and electronica. As you’d expect, Falty has applied as much vision to the album’s close as he has its beginning. ‘Bells’ has a strong claim to be electronica’s greatest love song. Like the clouds parting, the heart leaping, the world seeming to chime with happiness, it’s the perfect end to the perfect declaration of love.

‘I didn’t make this album with the intent of sharing all of it,’ Lustman has said. That’s obviously served him well. Luckily for us, share it he has.

‘This ‘Hardcourage’ LP is simply on another level.. ‘ DJ Mag 9.5/10

‘Haunting, soulful dance music’ Mixmag 4/5

‘Straight & Arrow’ is a deep and undeniably funky cut’ Dummy

‘Lustman stands as one of the most productive and reliable American dance producers’ Pitchfork

‘highly charged, twisted electronic soul’ / ‘charmingly unconventional’ Mojo

‘one of the most exciting talents to emerge in electronic music of late’ Data Transmission

‘He performs that rare trick of injecting his rippling electronic grooves with human warmth� abstract computer music that speaks to your soul’ Big Issue

‘beautiful’
‘soulful, pleasurable house grooves’ NME

‘A gorgeous, post-coital utopia composed of thudding sub-bass and loose hi-hats; a clever combination of indietronica and smooth minimal house’ Drowned In Sound

‘A truly stunning gorgeous piece of electronic music’ Echoes

‘An album to treasure’ / Hardcourage is the sound of Drew Lustman staying well ahead of the pack.’ Irish Times

‘It’s an expertly crafted journey through atmospheric and often emotive House and Electronica’
‘Falty’s most personal work to date’ Future Music

‘Falty towers above his post-dubstep peers’
‘�a small hours throbber that could be the missing link between The Beloved and The XX’ Uncut

”A glorious, consistently brilliant album’ Crack

‘Beautiful music’ Trap

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