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Bubblin X RBMA Present MACHINEDRUM (VAPOR CITY LIVE A/V) + MORE

Posted in Ben Tactic, Break Mode, Bubblin, Club Chemtrails, Commune, Danny Corn, Ghost Dub, Graintable, Lincolnup, Machinedrum, Mercedes, Natasha Kmeto, Nathan Detroit, Ninja Tune, Red Bull Music Academy, Refuge PDX, Shawn Don, SPF666, Tracer Visuals on December 5, 2013 by lincolnup

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Saturday December 28 2013
Bubblin x Red Bull Music Academy Present

MACHINEDRUM {Ninja Tune/Brooklyn}
VAPOR CITY LIVE A/V

http://machinedrum.net/

with Main Room Support From
Natasha Kmeto {Dropping Gems}
Danny Corn {PDneXt}
Mercedes {All Ours}
Nathan Detroit {Booty Bassment}
and Bubblin Residents
Lincolnup & Ben Tactic

2nd Room
Graintable {PDneXt}
SPF666 {Club Chemtrail}
Commune {Club Chemtrail}
Break Mode {Dropping Gems}
Ghost Dub {Dropping Gems}
Shawn Don {Dropping Gems}

Video and Lighting by
Tracer Visuals

http://http://tracervisuals.com/

at
Refuge
116 SE Yamhill
21+ 9pm til LATE
$14 adv at http://vaporcitypdx.brownpapertickets.com/

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

We at Bubblin are fully stoked out to team up with RBMA to close 2013 with the hugely talented Machinedrum and a stellar local cast of support. His Vapor City Live A/V show, featuring Machinedrum on vocals, guitar, and electronics alongside a truly gifted live drummer, all set to beautiful visuals, has been garnering remarkable amounts of acclaim. We were bummed to miss him at Decibel Festival as everyone we came across told us it was the set of the festival, and word is the show has only become exponentially more amazing and fluid since then. With support from PDX’s ascendant star Natasha Kmeto and further representatives of crucial PDX crews Dropping Gems, Booty Bassment, PDneXt, All Ours, and Club Chemtrail, plus Bubblin Residents Lincolnup and Ben Tactic, all over two rooms, with Video and Lighting by Tracer Visuals, this evening promises to be hugely satisfying. It’s been a pretty great 2013 and we’ve been very fortunate to see appearances at Bubblin from luminaries such as Falty DL, Todd Edwards, DJ Pierre, Ben UFO, Bok Bok, L-Vis 1990, Om Unit, and many more, and we are deeply thankful to everyone who’s supported our events this year. ♥ THANK YOU ♥ We won’t be doing a NYE party, in lieu of this, so please do join us here to close out this wild year in fine style!

About Machinedrum
Born Travis Stewart on March 4th 1982, Machinedrum has produced and composed several albums under various aliases since his first independent release in 1999. Covering an astonishing variety of styles with ease, he has always been a trailblazer – bridging the gap between genres that would otherwise never have met before.

His debut Now You Know, was released in 2001 on the influential Miami-based Merck Records and gained worldwide attention and praise from musicians, fans and critics. It was heralded as the “standard to which the next wave of imitators aspires” by Pitchfork.com

Having a strong background in both acoustic and electronic instrumentation, he dances between those elements on all his releases. This can be heard inthe field recording and vintage synth laden Urban Biology to his seminal production and mixing of the This Charming Mixtape with MC Theophilus London and his critically acclaimed 2009 album Want To 1 2?

2010 saw Machinedum re-surface in a major way. His Many Faces EP on Glasgow-based label LuckyMe garnered attention from a brand new audience and opened the door for his very first performance at Sonar Festival. Simultaneously his newest side project Sepalcure, a duo with Praveen Sharma, became one of the intriguing names in the post-dubstep and UK funky scene. Two EPs, Love Pressure and Fleur, released on imprint Hotflush, has giventhe duo NYC ambassadorship for this UK-based genre. An additional EP release on Innovative Leisure and musical composition for the off-broadway musical Camp Wanatachi completed one of Machinedrum’s busiest years to date.

In the past year, Machinedrum has relocated to Berlin and maintained a steady flow of releases including the celebrated Alarmaa EP on LuckyMe and his very first releases on Planet Mu Records the Sacred Frequency EP which served as a teaser for the critically-acclaimed Room(s) LP immediately followed by Ecstasy Boom, a free gift to fans offered on the web, and a self-titled LP from Sepalcure that anchored the duo as true tastemakers of electronica. SXLND, Stewart’s latest release with LuckyMe, is once again redefining his sound and keeping fans, along with critics, guessing what is still in store. Hard to believe, but the best is yet to come.

A true electronic music Renaissance man, Machinedrum blends together current pop music standards and trends with his own extensive knowledge of experimental production techniques, delivering his quality signature on every thing he touches.

About Natasha Kmeto
Natasha Kmeto is a Portland-based singer and electronic producer who turns heads everywhere she goes. Armed with a taut dance floor sensibility and flutteringly sensuous voice, she exudes the kind of beauty that can only come from confidence. Her tracks are sleek and energetic affairs, straddling the line between dance, pop, and RnB, percussively intriguing compositions that slide easily into the ear but aren’t so easily forgotten. Her beauty, energy, and talent coalesce into a truly visceral live show, moving both to the partygoer and the thinking person alike. Wherever her music goes, heavy breathing will follow.

Born into a musical family in California, Natasha began to develop her talents as an artist from a young age. It wasn’t until almost two decades later, on the verge of becoming a career session musician, that she grabbed the wheel and broke out in a direction that truly inspired her. Her arrival in Portland marked a big step towards new things. The past several years as seen her growth quicken, especially after signing with hometown label Dropping Gems. The string of releases that have followed showcase Natasha in her most self-realized form, in matters of love, independence, and outlook on life.

Natasha has a long list of notable live performances under her belt, including gigs at Coachella, Bumbershoot, MusicFestNW, Symbiosis, SXSW, Low End Theory (LA and SF) and Decibel Festival. She has shared the stage with a number of talented artists as well, including Squarepusher, Emancipator, Kid Cudi, Plaid, Gold Panda, Dam Funk, Shlohmo, Shigeto, and Morcheeba, just to name a few. Her radio experience includes live performances on Boiler Room and KEXP, and her tracks have been played by numerous noteworthy DJs including Mary Anne Hobbes. She is due to release her LP ‘Crisis’ June 18th on Dropping Gems.

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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