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

Posted in Uncategorized on August 25, 2014 by lincolnup



Friday July 25 2014

Bubblin and Closer PDX Present

Detroit/PDX Different World Productions

Bryan Zentz (PDX – M_nus)
Andrew Boie b2b Jak

In the Lounge 
Ben Tactic

Lighting by Ceez

Tonic Lounge 
3100 NE Sandy 
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



Saturday July 5th

Bubblin & 80SR Present:

(Night Slugs – London)

L-VIS 1990
(Night Slugs – London) 

With local support from:


315 SE 3rd Ave
$12 at the door


Posted in Uncategorized on August 25, 2014 by lincolnup



Saturday June 14th 2014

Bubblin Presents:

Disbehave LP Release Party





Dancehall Riddims all night in the DUTTY LOUNGE


Tonic Lounge
3100 NE Sandy 
$10 at the door

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


Saturday May 24 2014

Bubblin Presents

Chicago Footwork Originator
Planet Mu – Chicago


With Local Support From:

Rap Class
E Fury B2B Tabor Dark

Visuals by Prism Lab

In The Lounge:

Karl Kling
Maxx Bass
Justin Longerbeam
Josh T

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

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

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.


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+.

Ben Tactic – Vibes (Spring/Summer 2014 DJ mix)

Posted in Ben Tactic, Free Download, mix on May 12, 2014 by bentactic

VIBES cover art-01


Its been far too long since I posted up a new mix.   I was going for something that would be perfect for driving around with your windows down or just hanging with friends in a park or on a rooftop. It starts out with soul, boogie and modern funk then transitions into more RnB inflected house and warm Detroit vibes.  Hope you enjoy!

1. Jungle – The Heat
2. Sasac – The Chase
3. Gwen McCrae – My Feelings For You (Edit)
4. Prins Emanuel & Golden Ivy – Midnight Cruise Pt 2
5. Stevie Wonder – As (Whiskey Barons Rework)
6. Huerco S. – No Jack
7. Reva DeVito – Friday Night (Produced by Kaytranada)
8. Mark E – RnB Drunkie
9. Marvin Gaye – Heavy Love Love Affair (The Revenge Rework)
10. Boohgaloo Zoo – Testify (Soulphiction Boogie Version)
11. Late Night Tuff Guy – Dancefloor Baby
12. XL Middleton & Eddy Funkster – Night Time Is Coming
13. Marquis Hawkes – Roger Funk
14. Modern Amusement – Cold as Ice (Louie Fresco Remix)
15. Galcher Lustwerk – Put On
16. Max Graef – No. 5
17. Unknown – Unknown
18. Jayson Brothers – Monster Box
19. The African Dream – Make A Living


Posted in Bubblin on April 23, 2014 by lincolnup


Friday May 9th



DJ RASHAD & DJ SPINN (Hyperdub Records / Teklife – Chicago)


DJ TECHNICS (Baltimore Club Legend)

NGUZUNGUZU (Fade to Mind – LA)





Holocene Portland
21+ 9PM
$10 Before 10pm
$15 After

Video by PRISM LAB



About Rashad & Spinn:

Rashad & Spinn have been instrumental to the creation and evolution of Chicago juke & footwork music alongside key players such as Paul Johnson, DJ Gant-Man, DJ Godfather and Jammin Gerald. Blending ghetto house, disco, juke, and ghetto-tech to create an unplaceable physicality on labels such as Hyperdub, Dancemania, Juke Trax and Planet Mu, they have made the scene international with heavy online support and headlining slots all over the world.

About DJ Technics:

Dj Technics is a true legend of Baltimore Club music. Djing since 1982, he was one of the first members of Unruly records, then went on to run three hugely influential record labels (Club Kingz with Rod Lee, Knuckleheadz & Baltimore Beatz). By 2003 he was producing & doing music supervision for the HBO series The Wire. Dj Technics endless hard work laid the foundation for the Jersey Club phenomenon and we are thrilled to host him at our 4 year anniversary!

About Nguzunguzu:

Integral members of LA’s lauded Fade to Mind crew Nguzunguzu blend together a kaleidoscopic assortment of slamming club tracks, contemporary dance music & slick nineties RnB.

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