Euphonic Conceptions, DJ Dials & 1015 Folsom present
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Saturday December 3rd / 9pm - 2am / 21+
Phutureprimitive is the moniker of Bay Area producer and songwriter Rain. Early childhood photos reveal Rain sitting at the piano plinking keys, grinning from ear to ear… a true sign of things to come. Continuing his early fascination with music, Rain was later drawn to electronic music, inspired by its ability to combine the best of organically played instruments and the synthetic pleasures of sounds more exotic to the human ear. After beginning a DJ career in the 90s, Rain began incorporating the music he was making in his home studio into his DJ sets. That was all it took to trigger a full-blown love affair with electronic music and the process of its creation... and Phutureprimitive was born.
Phutureprimitive's music is singular and unique in its approach. Lush melodies drift across intricate rhythms, groove heavy beats and warm, fuzzy bass lines. Often exploring a dark and dense palette, his music also manages to convey a sense of tranquility and beauty, engaging the listener into hypnotic movement and often escalating into a full-on kinetic experience. Shimmering with cinematic qualities, his music ultimately speaks to the body, mind and soul.
Despite electronic music's tendency to suffer a short shelf life, Phutureprimitive has already demonstrated a timeless quality with his debut album Sub Conscious on Waveform Records, which remains the top seller on the label since its release in 2004, obtaining a cult status among fans and collectors. With a string of singles released in the interim on various labels, the birth of Native Harmonix (Rain’s own Record Label) brought us the Luminous EP in 2010; delving into a lyrical based production, supported by undulating synth work and a palpable haunting texture throughout. His second full-length release Kinetik forged new territories of emotional electronic dance music, exploring a heavier, bass-centric sound that adds raw energy to intricately detailed tracks. Kinetik still remains on the iTunes Top 100 Electronic Music Chart, 3 years after its release.
With a new collection of songs released in two parts titled Searching for Beauty in the Darkest Places, released Fall 2014 and Fall 2015, takes ideas from his previous releases and supercharges them with hard-hitting dance floor appeal, while maintaining the depth and prowess this trusted producer is so well known. For the two-part release, Rain dropped his first official music video, “Lucid Dream,” collaboration with multi-media production team Vinton Depiction & Michael Miller, the animation/visual effects creators behind NBC’s “Grimm.” Searching for Beauty in the Darkest Places Part 1 & 2 were recorded in Rain’s home studio in the Bay and released on his imprint, Native Harmonix Records, and is available on iTunes, Spotify and at www.phutureprimitive.com
Phutureprimitive - Lucid Dream
Bluetech’s most recent release is called Basement Dubs. "In my efforts to be an example of change in the way I approach and utilize technology in my art, I am attempting to convert my work space to a solar powered studio. Funds raised from the sale of this EP will go towards this goal, and your support is greatly appreciated" - Bluetech
Containing 3 remixes and 2 originals, ‘Basement Dubs’ gives a taste of both of the forward thinking downtempo dancefloor worlds to be featured on the upcoming full length album ‘Illuminated Gates’, as well as some of the emotionally resonant ambient soundscapes that are contained on the impending full length release ‘Dreaming Into Being’.
Bluetech's upcoming album "Illuminated Gates" is about liminal spaces, the spaces in-between known & unknown. Music never stops. There is ALWAYS some loop repeating in his head, something heard or something new that’s wanting to find a way out and be planted like a seed & grow into a song tree
Crawling behind his living room soundsystem listening to classical music with headphones on when he was 4, was when he first fell in love with music. He left his body and traveled through the landscapes of sound. It all began with a piano.
His music continually grows. He’s come full circle in many ways, with new releases this year having a strong ambient quality to them that is reminiscent of his early work. It has evolved though; the musical geometries unfold in different ways, and move in different directions.
Bluetech - Alchemy Dub
The mad-musical scientist known as saQi is a classically trained composer, producer and trumpet player. Drawing his name from the Sufi title for a mystic muse, saQi creates deep and funky dance floor jams that rock the party yet still maintain a grace and musical sophistication to engage the listener. His sound is unique and eclectic, therefore it often escapes genre classifications and any current bandwagon caravans. Whatever it is, it has a way of making people get up and get down! The project takes on many manifestations from solo dj sets to full live-band shows under the moniker of "The saQi Ensemble". saQi has performed, collaborated and toured with a wide range of progressive artists including March Fourth Marching Band, Beats Antique, Emancipator, The Polish Ambassador, Bluetech, Russ Liquid, edIT, Rising Appalachia, David Block and The Everyone Orchestra. His music has taken saQi to Europe, Central America, Mexico, India, Canada and all across the 50 states. You can often find saQi performing at premier festivals such as Coachella, Lightning in a Bottle, Symbiosis, Envision (Costa Rica), Burning Man and beyond.....
Saqi - Saturn ft. The Human Experience
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