For those kickin’ round the rustbelt, Ganjaology Resident selector #MANAMEN will be teaming with Cleveland local THUNDER ST CLAIR to bring you INNATEK SESSIONS – an evening of high potency UNDERGROUND DANCE MUSIC. This fresh monthly event will feature local and national DJs mixing the best in internationally recognized high vibrational sound system music.
Get up and get inspired. This one’s for the true heads.
KICKOFF SPECIAL = $3 SESSION IPA ALL NIGHT
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DB Fest Pre-Party :: 9/19 Refuge PDX :: Christian Martin, Nordic Soul, The Perfect Cyn, Ben Tactic, Ganjaology and More!
Ganjaology has teamed with some of the best in the business to bring you an exciting event to prep for one of the finest festivals the global electronic scene has to offer – Decibel Festival. The event will be held Friday 9/19 at Refuge PDX in Portland and features sounds from DJ/Producer and co-founder of Dirty Bird Records Christian Martin of San Francisco, plus the founder of Decibel Festival, Sean Horton aka Nordic Soul of Seattle.
Supporting acts include Ben Tactic and Lincolnup of Portland’s premier dance night Bubblin’ – Richie Staxx of Rose City Underground – Jose Sosa of Beatrox – The Perfect Cyn – Anna Langley – Josh Romo – and lastly ManAmen and Chris T of Ganjaology.
The night kicks off early with the local talent beginning at 9pm. Refuge will be providing full bar service, plus food catering, two stages with superior sound and plenty of good vibes to carry you through the night. Be sure to catch up with the Ganjaology crew as we’ll be holding it down to close out the open air Bamboo Stage between 1 and 2am. The party goes until 4am so come prepared to party!
Refuge PDX :: 116 SE Yamhill St :: Portland, OR 97217
Well folks, once again, we had another weekend stacked with an amazing musical lineup for Friday, Saturday, and tonight, Sunday. The music scene in this city is absolutely outstanding and now that summer is right around the corner all the hibernating bass-heads are starting to make their way out of their caves and into the light…the light of the disco ball on the dance floor that is.
To start off the madness David Starfire headlined a show Friday night, with support from HZ Donut and J-Sun, at Countour, down in Pioneer Square. The whole party was put on by Bassdrop Music, which a notorious record label in Seattle known for their heavy bass shows (hence the name Bassdrop). They pulled a good crowd to the show once again! Big ups to that whole crew! Anyway, back to David Starfire. I had heard of him previously, but was not prepared for the type of sound he was bringing to the table for Fridays show. Mashing up dubstep, world beat, breakbeat, and hip-hop, Starfire got the crowd on the dance floor instantly and held the captivity of the crowd until the bitter end, which happened to be quite pleasant as the night was not over yet. Here is a track David Starfire did with Freq Nasty called Sita Ram-Dub Kirtan All Stars.
As 2am was rounding the corner and Contour was closing down, ManAmen and myself made a quick move up to the Electric Tea Garden for the T2-B2 birthday bash that was going on all night! All night meaning until 10am! That is Miami style poppin’ off in the North West for sure! Upon entering, the sounds of tech-house filled the air and a sea of colorful and passionate dancers was before us being led by the good sounds and vibes of the local Seattle DJ legend Sean Majors. This was my first time seeing Sean Majors, as it was my first time seeing David Starfire, and also my first time at Electric Tea Garden! I found out a lot on Friday about music along with where the best after-parties are at! Sean Majors has been a DJ from the age of 16 in the early 90’s and has since made an huge impact on the dance scene in the North West. He has played almost every major venue in Seattle many times over and can be seen in a variety of settings including 1000+ people shows all the way down to the small intimate after party at 4am. Majors beats keep you groovin’ unitl the sun is on the rise and the bass is nice and deep at all times. He is a little guy with a big presence and I look forward to seeing him again at Electric Tea Garden. Check out this mini mix by Sean Majors and Gene Lee![youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZa5JImv-rY]
After a very late and successful Friday night with the high energy level set by David Starfire, I woke up with beats still in my head and the need for a Dance Party cupcake from Cupcake Royale. After getting some giant super wet burritos from Taco Guyamas on Broadway and cupcakes from Cupcake Royale, ManAmen and I prepared for the evening ahead of us in different ways. I burnt the rarest of ganja and got my maximum level of relaxation on while he prepared himself for a 12 hour work day ahead of him. Ouch! Only one of us could make it to Neumos later in the night for Mimosa and Paper Diamond. I pre-gamed the day away and when ManAmen and I split ways I was prepared for the evening to come.
When I got to the show Paper Diamond was halfway through his set and was tearing the speakers up! His set consisted of almost all original tracks and was bringing a huge sound with his next level beats and heavy heavy drops. It was yet another first for me seeing this brilliant producer/DJ and he was truly impressive with his technique and musical taste. His music is very original and his stage presence is very positive and brings a fun feel to the show. I really liked the fact that he was using an Ipad to dj his set! Here is Paper Diamond’s hit Paper Cuts.
Paper Diamond finished his set with style and Mimosa came on and…OPENED UP HIS SET WITH A GUNSHOT AND THE FIRST DROP FROM DOCTOR P’S BIG BOSS!!!! That was a highly unexpected and huge intro. With red lights going off in the background, Tigran Mimosa took the show from a dance party to a madhouse in a matter of seconds. The theme of the next hour and a half was set and Mimosa made sure the last stop of his tour was the best stop. Dropping banger after banger and incorporating massive dubstep hits of his own mixed with tracks such as Doctor P’s Watch Out, and Flux Pavilion’s Bass Cannon, Mimosa left the crowd crippled from the bass and did some serious damage to the sound system at Neumos. Needless to say he will be back again after getting such a large amount of love from Seattle last night. 58 Degrees is one of my favorite new Mimosa releases with it’s beautiful melody, and it made the crowd rage extra hard last night! Enjoy his sounds and check out his soundcloud for more new tracks! This is just the start of a beautiful summer…