Bubblin Presents: BEAUTIFUL SWIMMERS (Future Times – DC) + MAXX BASS + BEN TACTIC + LINCOLNUP
Saturday August 23rd
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1001 SE Morrison
$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.
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.