Bluetech / Lusine – Tickets – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR – December 13th, 2015

Bluetech / Lusine

Progressive electronic artist playing with abstract electronic musician based out of Seattle

Bluetech / Lusine

Vektroid

Sun, December 13, 2015

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$12 ADV / $14 DOS

This event is 21 and over

Mostly Standing / Limited Balcony Seats

Bluetech
Bluetech
Burrowing into liminal space, that forgotten zone between the organic and the inorganic, reality and surreality, that's the place Bluetech calls home. Boundless cosmic beats stretch out across sprawling ambient soundscapes. Melodic strings pluck and shimmer; echoing voices expand and contract over the electronic landscape. You can't pin down Evan Bartholomew, and there's no sense trying.

Over a decade of releases has brought Bluetech's music to fans of downtempo, future bass, and progressive electronic music, rife with emotional intent, and polyrhythmic percussion. From his homebase in the far-flung islands of Hawai'i, Bartholomew transcends the constructs normally associated with a calculated "electronic artist," pursuing music with meaning and purpose. Choosing to spend his off-stage time meticulously tweaking precision productions, building the solar-powered studio of his dreams, running his music and arts webzine Nomadculture.net, or putting in time on his Critical Beats imprint—dedicated to preserving and protecting Earth's remaining rainforests—Evan shirks preconceptions of fellow superstar producers.
Lusine
Lusine
Jeff McIlwain has been producing his visceral, melodic strain of abstract electronic music as Lusine for over 10 years now. Originally a Texas native, McIlwain met Shad Scott while living in LA and put out his self titled debut on Scott's imprint, Isophlux. He relocated to Seattle in late 2002 and began steadily releasing his music on Ghostly International. McIlwain has also contributed tracks to various compilations and remix releases on Mute, !K7, Kompakt, Asthmatic Kitty, and Shitkatapult. In 2009, he released the album, "A Certain Distance", which featured the single, "Two Dots." He followed that with another full length, titled "The Waiting Room" in late 2013. His latest release, the "Arterial EP" came out in 2014.

McIlwain has performed throughout the US and abroad, including the SXSW, Mutek, DEMF, and Sonar festivals, and sets at London's esteemed Fabric nightclub, Tokyo's Unit, and Berlin's Berghain and Watergate nightclubs. He has been involved in the scoring of various film and commercial projects: co-scoring (with David Wingo) the 2008 film "Snow Angels" (with Kate Beckinsale and Sam Rockwell), and "The Sitter" (Jonah Hill) and scoring the 2009 film "Linewatch" (with Cuba Gooding Jr. and Omari Hardwick). McIlwain teamed up with David Wingo again in 2013 to score the film "Joe" (Nicolas Cage) . He is just beginning work on a future album and is prepping new material for upcoming shows in 2015.
Vektroid
Vektroid
Vektroid is the brainchild of 21 year old Ramona Andra Xavier, an independent music producer, audio engineer, composer and graphic designer born in Washington State and currently stationed in Portland, Oregon. She has produced over 40 full length albums since 2005 and has actively released her music online since the age of 14. She has released four cassettes and a CD via Beer On The Rug and her work spans dozens of aliases including Macintosh Plus, Laserdisc Visions, 情報デスクVIRTUAL, New Dreams Ltd., PrismCorp, and many more.

Now a widely recognized figure within the electronic music underground, her work has been licensed for use by Tony Hawk's 900 Films production company, featured on VICE.com's THUMP, Anthony Fantano's The Needle Drop, Dummy Mag, The Chicago Reader, Ad Hoc, and many times on TinyMixTapes. Her mixtapes Macintosh Plus - Floral Shoppe and 情報デスクVIRTUAL - 札幌コンテンポラリー were in fact ranked by TinyMixTapes, respectively, as their 6th and 29th favorite albums of 2012.

Her combined projects have accumulated over 500,000 plays on Last.fm from over 15,000 unique listeners since 2010.