Portland, Oregon’s C. Markle has put together a masterpiece of a mix that spans the length of 1 1/2 hours and covers a range of music too diverse and fantastic to try to fit into one single category.
Tune in, your ears will thank you later.
Dom Kennedy – Hold you down rain or shine (intro)
Teej – Dead cops (etch’s ’95 vibe mix)
Jetlife – Paper habits feat. trademark tha skydiver and young roddy
Cashius Green – Delicacy
Danny brown – Die like a rockstar
Deru the Damaja – Come clean (saber bootleg)
Busta Rhymes – If you give it to me feat. mariah carey (halogenix bootleg)
Foreign Concept – Falling stars feat. DRS (hyroglifics remix)
Cam’ron – Oh boy (ivy lab bootleg)
Sam Binga – AYO feat. redders
Lost City – Og roots
Konichi – Two stones
R4Y UP7OWN – Serious problems (Sinistarr remix)
New Blood – Worries in the dance (Ivy lab bootleg)
Sam Binga – Freezy
Calculon – Hot skull
Pawn – Your words (Moresounds remix)
Moresounds – Flocon (House of black lanterns remix)
Vordul mega – stay up
Ivy lab – Missing persons feat. frank carter III
Sampha – Too much (spectrasoul bootleg)
Foreign Concept, klax – ask yourself
Technimatic – Music is music
Spectrasoul – Away with me feat. tamara blessa (Calibre remix)
Technimatic – Desire paths (outro)
Portland producer Doc Riz of the We Got This Crew has gathered his strengths and put together this fantastic mixtape to keep the summer blazing! This young creator shows his skills in selection, frequency manipulation and all around freshness with Boreal Beats. The mix will be airing tonight on 92.9FM for those tuned into the airwaves around Bend, OR. For everyone else, we’ve included a live stream link below. Tune in at 9:30pm Pacific Time to hear the chunes, and be sure to check out more from Doc Riz and We Got This!
Real Cosby – Always
Bedrockk – Bottle Sippin
Paces – Leave (Palace Remix)
20syl – CYDTT
VNDMG – Daggers At Dawn
Doshy – DoLiz
Beau Damian – Soul Calibur
Big Wild – Full Moon
Mr Carmack – Smells Like
Kaytranda – Killa Cats
Astronomar – Earthquake
Dvnny Seth – Flow (Doc Riz Emo Edit)
G Jones – Heerlen Beat
Raf Riley – Rude Boy
Troy Boi – Don’t be Judging
Palace – Slow Burn
Hermitude – Ukiyo (Doc Riz Low Touch)
King Henry – Supreme Stickers on Laptops
Bigski – Infinity and Beyond
Ever feel like there was more to you than meets the eye? As if there’s something behind that skin that you see when you look in the mirror. Something magnificent. Something magical. Something mysterious and exciting and free. Well, this is exactly the kind of thinking that [eye] and my many counterparts in this creation have been expressing lately. One of these is Portland producer and keyboard extraordinaire, Asher Fulero.
In his new album – Into Your Layers – Asher aka Halo Refuser dissects himself and his mind through an awesome selection of sound, rhythm and song. The music might be described as expressive, expansive, seductive or sensational. In nine beautifully crafted tracks, Asher lays the groundwork for the levels upon which his spirit expresses itself. With the lyrics of the first track, I ponder the possibility that there is a deeper meaning as to why he chose specifically nine. Nine lives of a cat. Nine bodies in our solar system. Nine numerical frequencies before we repeat again from one.
This is great music for kicking back, relaxing, remembering, or even meditating. Moving melodies supported by gentle drums, filtered percussion and light vocals characterize this masterful release. It is clear by the glowing energy of the keys that many of the piano lines are improvised, adding life to the recording. If you like going deep, revealing new levels of yourself through the exploration of sound… getting lost in the looking glass – this was created for you.
Check out more from Halo Refuser here.
I had the pleasure of rolling down to Lightning in a Bottle this past weekend, and damn… What an event!? As usual, Do Lab just does it right. Nice up to the whole team!
While I had the chance to catch some stellar national/international acts, one of my favorite sets came from the homie Brice Lowell of PDX, aka PRSN. I’ve been hearing more and more from this cat over the past year and his sounds are seriously fire. I came home and immediately dug into his soundcloud to get a better ear on what he’s been putting out. This mix was bumping on repeat from one the steeziest vendor booths at the festival, the shared shop belonging to Portland designer Rags To Muffins and Oakland designer P.E.A.C.E. Fits. I had to bring it to the forefront for all you online listeners.
Check out PRSN’s mixtape entitled Third Person here. Look out for this guy this summer. He’ll be performing at What The Festival!? outside Portland, OR at Wolf Fun Ranch.
Turn up and tune in!
The Basscoast Mutiny lineup has been revealed, and as expected, it’s stacked with an impressive array of musical talent. For the past three years the Ganjaology team has adventured north into the Canadian wilderness to share in one of the highest vibes parties this side of the Kootenays… and you better believe we’re gearing up for another round!
Year after year the Bass Coast Project continues to amaze, enliven and inspire. Once again, this year The Bass Coast Girls (organizers Andrea Graham and Liz Thomson) have outdone themselves. Performances for this year’s bush session include Addison Groove, Tribe Called Red, Bogl, Cure, D Bridge, Danny Corn, G Jones, J.F. Killah, Kir Mokem, Mat The Alien, Max Ulis, Natasha Kmeto, Nick Wisdom, Philthkids, Self Evident, Sweater Beats, Tank Gyal, Librarian, and Yan Zombie among others!! We’ve listed music from many of the musicians below.
Listen to the sounds and imagine yourself in the forest, the beats filling your auditory field. Notice how you feel as these frequencies are filtered through your receiving centers. Are you inspired? Does the music make you move, make you bow your head and hum… Do these sounds suggest to you love or lust, laughter or longing? Are you sick with excitement?
Whatever the case, our physicians here at Ganjaology Institute prescribe one fat dose of BC trees combined with all manner of creation from raw to refined (super pun here, please smirk responsibly). Coincidentally you can get all this at Bass Coast. Do your body a favor and get up to Merritt, BC this August for Bass Coast 6 Mutiny!
A THOUSAND YEARS
A TRIBE CALLED RED
ANDREW VAN HASSEL
DJ K-TEL SUNDAY SOUL SESSIONS
DJ LORNE B
EL PAPA CHANGO
FORT KNOX FIVE
HEART TO HEART (BRON AND MOE LOWE)
JANOVER & RESUNATOR
JPOD THE BEAT CHEF
KRYSTLE LOVE B
LUCITERRA & CHRIS MURDOCH
MAT THE ALIEN
SWEET SOUL BURLESQUE
THE FUNK HUNTERS
Just in time for NYE, Seattle based producer and DJ Land has provided for us this revelatory mix. Probing deep into the sexy and curious sounds of DnB, footwork and future bass, the mix features sounds which will caress the ears and sooth the senses.
The story begins at the end, that is to say that the mix starts off with a sample from the Epilogue from Brave New World. Quickly setting things in motion, this mix takes the listener full tilt into a land of magic and mystery, where one can bend the laws of physics. It is here in this strange land we may learn a little bit about the man, the magician, the creator – Philip Frost aka Land.
From his time as a youth in North Carolina, Frost was fascinated with the sounds of new and different music. He found excitement in alternative frequencies and was specifically drawn to the stimulating future sounds of Jungle. After purchasing his first pair of Technics in 1995, Frost began learning the craft of DJing. Using the moniker FROST, Phillip shared the stage with many large acts including Method One, Icey, Diesel Boy, Decoder, Tech Itch, and more.
In the year 2000, Frost moved to Nashville and began his journey into production. He was working simultaneously with Altruistic Productions to launch a new nightclub. Frost soon learned that his preferred style, which is more focused on the IDM side of the sound spectrum would be supported better in an alternative environment. After an exciting few years of production, promotion and planning in Nashville, Frost left his south eastern roots and headed west.
For the past few years, Frost has resided in Portland, OR where he has been involved in a number of large scale productions including participation as an event planner for the large outdoor event known as TECH TREK. Working with Horizon Events, he was pivotal in manifesting the hugely successful RESOLUTION which kicked off 2012.
Currently, one may find Land performing up and down the North West Coast of the United States at any number of clubs or festivals. His focus in sound centers around 2step, Bass, DnB, Techhouse, and Techno. In 2013 he launched his label AmitiGroup Recordings. Look out for big things from this man in 2014 as he’s clearly on a path toward greatness.
In the meanwhile, enjoy this mix of seriously engaging selections which will keep your ears excited for the next hour. Enjoy!
More from Land here!
Seattle stand up! Next Friday, November 22nd, Ganjaology and Portlands, WeGotThis Crew, come together to bring you an evening of bass music at your favorite house venue, The Culture Yard. With Thanksgiving right around the corner (and usually a little earlier in the month), we found it appropriate to have a mid-month celebration of the holiday and throw this DANKSGIVING extravaganza.
If you want to bring any [ganja]food to donate to the party you’re welcome to do some, but leave your drinks at home! No BYOB – there will be beverages available at the show.
There is only one thing to do when TigerFresh, Spekt1, Callisto, Mickey Mars, and Stewart Villain are all in the same building… TURN UP!Below are links to mixes and original tracks to all the artists that will be performing.
Enjoy the music until we see you next weekend!
After a long summer of festivals and the autumn rolling in with a nice cool breeze, it seems like everyone is ready for a little decompression.
Dub Selekta has been putting out superb mixes for the last couple years and the latest Decompression Series mix by Portland’s, Barisone, is continuing that tradition.
This mix is the perfect combination of sensual melodies laced up with deep, smooth bass lines… All you need to do is light up that spliff you’ve got and click play…
Artwork by Vasho (www.vasho.ca)
Barisone photo by David P. Staley, who is in everyones heart.
Fresh off the press from Ninjatune, comes Machinedrum’s newest single “Eyesdontlie.” This shimmering splendor explores the 170 bpm tempo range with cutting originality. With a seductive half time feel supporting beautiful vocal samples and driving percussion, Machindrum has spun beauty into this web of frequencies. The official release is scheduled for July 29, 2013 and can be pre-ordered directly from Ninjatune here. Be sure to catch Machinedrum at one of his west coast festival dates this summer including What The Festival near Portland, Bass Coast in Nicola Valley, BC and Decibel Festival in Seattle.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cJLfzTSsTc]
Just heard this mix from the homie C. Markle out of Portland and it’s definitely worth sharing.
Some truly soulful vibes on this bubbly future bass mix.
Stop by the Slate in NW Portland, OR for a night of heavy bass and hip hop beats, live performances, mural painting, gallery work, fashion runway and MORE.
The event marks the last in a series of monthly showcases that have highlighted the Pacific Northwest’s arts and culture scene – featuring emcees, dj’s, breakers, designers and graffiti artists.
The Ganjaology team will be setting the mood throughout the night through beat sets and open mic cyphers, followed by a live runway.
This month’s headliner features local up and coming producer Stewart Villain. Check out a sneak peak below:
The event will also feature Portland street wear boutique Bullē Classic, TMK1 designs and apparel, and original pieces from Pacific Northwest jewelry designer Sam Nalani K.
Admission is FREE and open to all ages. Complimentary beer will also be served.
Contact Ganjaology, TMK1 Studios or find us on Facebook for more information on the event.
If you happen to be in Portland this evening, be sure to check out the premier screening of the Bloom Series. The Bloom, which will be shown tonight at The Academy Theatre, is a special opportunity to tune in to the Fundamental Frequencies with which our emerging culture resonates. Director Jeet-Kei Leung and his team have been around the globe gathering footage and interviews in an effort to document the cultural renaissance that is occurring through the advent of Transformational Festivals.
Tonight is the flagship screening in Portland which will be followed by US screenings in Denver, Worcester, Austin, Minneapolis and Seattle along with Canadian screenings in Victoria, Calgary, Vancouver, Enderby and Ottowa. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to link, laugh, love and elaborate on all the wonderful ideas that make our reality so enlivening. See you there!
Tony Goods has definitely been putting in work when it comes to his music. His new track, That’s Paper, has been getting some heavy play throughout his parties the last couple months, and now it is time for the rest of the world to hear this club banger. I don’t know where to begin trying to categorize That’s Paper…all I can say is…it SMACKS. Hard. Japanese label, Proper Pedigree Collective must be super stoked to be releasing such an original sounding, high energy track, from Tony Goods. You can catch Tony Goods live every Thursday night at See Sound Lounge in Belltown, Seattle. Enjoy this one!
This new mix from Hood Pri$m$ is super tuff!!! Starting off with Kris Kross, then jumping over to Riff Raff, and then to Trinidad James, Hood Pri$m$ killed it with the intro. They did a nice job at letting you know that you’re in for a very hype 40 miutes! This is a free download, so grab this!
Tonight in Portland, Oregon, the artist collective known as TMK1 is throwing their monthly art & music event at The Slate. TMK1 has recruited Ganjaology, Abigail Press, and Dash EXP to bless the speakers with heavenly bass driven beats throughout the entirety of the event. With 4 hours full of live painting, hung art, and some very rare tunes, this Last Friday is going to be a great way to get your night started.
This event is FREE and All Ages!
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Featuring Art From Kristina Griffith
The Portland Trap scene is goin’ hard as hell right now! With Trap funeral going absolutely bonkers once a month there is a lot of buzz about this “new” sub-genre through the city. While there is always a surplus of talent passing through the small North West city, Portland is also home to many trap/bass music artists such as Tyler Tastemaker, Quarry, Gang$ign$, Tony Goods, and last but not least HOOD PRI$IM$. Being made up of EXODUB & TIGER FRESH, this duo, HOOD PRI$IM$ has got some serious sounds they’re playing with. Their single Light Me Up is a real smooth trapped out tune that’s got some crazy arpeggiator action going on throughout the whole song. Along with some nice spacey bleep/bloops to keep your feet moving and your mind entertained, this song is a reminder that you are NOT on planet Earth. Blast off!!
Dash EXP & Ganjaology are proudly bringing you the BLACKFRIDAY Mixtape. Featuring original tracks and remixes from himself and supporting artists such as Starkey, UZ, Antiserum, Djunya, and Banditz (Ganjaology), Dash EXP is taking you down a 45 minute bass packed adventure that touches on the sounds of today’s bass music movement. Unlike everything else that’s just on sale today, this mix is absolutely FREE. Whether your favorite sounds stem from hip-hop, dubstep, house, or techno, you’ll find Dash EXP brings a little of something for everyone with his BLVCK FRIDVY MIXTAPE. Check it!
BLVCK FRIDVY MIXTAPE
mixed by DASH EXP
01 Fuck The World INTRO (Gucci Mane x Future)
02 ƱZ x CRNKN – Booty 2 The Ground
03 Dash EXP vs Tony Goods – Lose it (VIP Mix)
04 Antiserum & Djunya – Soul Gravy
05 Suzie Homewrecker – M.O.E. (Token Remix)
06 Juicy J – U Trippy Mane (Huggy Bear Remix)
07 ETC!ETC! & Brillz – Swoop
08 Mista Hyde – G#1
09 Rick Ross vs ƱZ – Hustlin (Big Once’s Blend)
10 Steve Starks – Room Keys & Bitches
11 Rockie Fresh – You A Lie (CRNKN & Branchez Remix)
12 Abrasion Equation – Dark Matter (Dash EXP Remix)
13 Sam Tiba – Dem Thirsty
14 Quantic – Mishaps Happening (Flux Pavillion Remix)
15 Tyga – Lap Dance (JWLS Bootleg)
16 Mykki Blanco – Haze.Boogie.Life
17 Dash EXP – Trimmin’
18 Dash EXP – Emergency
19 Son of Kick x Foreign Beggars x Virus Syndicate – EOW (Starkey Remix)
20 Kanji Kinetic – Jiinx
21 Starkey – DPMO ft Trim
22 ¡El Cucuy! – Thug Theogony
23 Future – Turn On The Lights (Dash EXP Bootleg)
24 Starkey – Thugs
25 Dash EXP – 2 Real
26 RL Grime – Flood
27 Banditz – Dat Ass
28 Klever – Alright
As you may have noticed, the EDM sub-genre which has appropriately been given the name TRAP, is blowing the fuck up. In the last year trap has gone from a few key producers like Baauer, Flostradamus, and UZ making this odd, bouncy, instrumental music, to literally every single bass music DJ ranging from Megalodon (A leader in the West Coast dubstep scene) to DJ Craze (You all know him!) to Borgore (No Comment) to Skream (Living dubstep legend) dropping some trap song that makes the crowd go bonkers. In fact, there has been such a wide variety of people supporting the “new” genre that there are now trap monthly’s popping up! Or at least two that I know of… There is TRAP CITY, which, from what I’ve heard, is going harder than ever down in San Fran, and there is also TRAP FUNERAL, which from my experience down there this past weekend, is one of the most enthusiastic, ass shakin, twerkin’, bottle poppin’ parties in the North West.
The lineup for Trap Funeral this past Saturday was what initially caught my eye and prompted me to make the 3 hour trek down to Portland from Seattle. DJEMBA DJEMBA (Mad Decent), Most Custom (Stylss), and GANG$IGN$ (Stylss) throwing a trap party the weekend before Halloween? I’m in.
GANG$IGN$ was on stage when I showed up at the Crown Room, and already had a crowd of costumed party people dropping dance moves you only see in rap videos and was going through a mix of tunes that ranged from Chief Keef to his own arsenal of original trap beats. When I looked around the room, people were cookin’, EVERYONE was smiling (even the bouncers) and it’s Portland…people are weird…weird people come up with even weirder costumes! Big ups GANG$IGN$ for a dope set.
Djemba Djemba came on after GANG$IGN$ dressed like Spok from Star Trek. That almost says it all right there. The Mad Decent representer was taking the captains chair and skillfully re-routing people to a bass planets that only he knew the whereabouts of. Okay, truly, this is where I started focusing less on the music and more on the beautiful ladies of the night that I was surrounded by. Unlike many bass music nights that are dominated by a male presence, this party was really saturated with an even number of ladies and gents. Yet another reason everyone was having such a good time. There was enough lovin’ going around for everyone to feel in their prime! Djemba Djemba knows what the ladies want to hear. Big Ups Spok!
Closing the night down and coming on stage with the spookiest presence of the evening was Portlands own, Most Custom. Tyler Tastemaker and Quarry, who together make up Most Custom, decided they were going be Insane Clown Posse for the party. Coming out in full makeup with their swag TURNT THE FUCK UP, the night was about to get crushed. Everyone in the club was at the “Okay…now I’m properly dunk and high…” point of the night which resulted in people going HAM for the last hour and a half. Booty’s were droppin, I may have seen a couple of bras and panties on the ground, and the speakers getting cranked to the proper volume . It was sounding and looking really good in there. Most Custom dropped a little bit of everything, but it was particularly nice to hear their remix of Dorrough’s I.D.G.A.F.through the club system. That remix goes hard! Chopped and screwed vocals over top sprinkler snare drums and throbbing bass lines were all you heard all night because of the hard work that these two are putting in down in the Portland scene. Definitely keep Most Custom on your radar so you can check out one of their enthusiastic sets live. Big ups fellas!
Ganjaology is definitely gonna be back down in Portland for the next installment of Trap Funeral in November featuring NastyNasty. If you’re in Seattle, it’s worth the trip down…shit maybe you can ride with us! If you’re already in Portland…you gotta get there!
Here are a few more photos of the night, shot by PDXlastnight.com.
Dynamic instrumentation, multi-genre ear-bending soundscapes, and clever word play characterize the image that this Portland musician has made for himself. Asher Fulero, better known as Halo Refuser is bringing intelligent musicianship to the masses through his incredible array of spirited sounds. Under the name Halo Refuser, which is an anagram of his given name; Fulero is successfully fulfilling his goal of creating an exciting music project that will work for the dance clubs.
In the first two years of this project, Fulero released three alluring EPs which have been enjoyed by music lovers across the globe. Last year he released his first full length album entitled Ambigrammatic which he has produced and sold himself. Among many other exciting releases, Fulero’s single ‘The Lookout’ was featured on Seattle’s Innerflight label as a part of their Left Coast Sampler Vol. 3, released April 2012. If you’re unsure of which events to attend during Decibel this year, Halo Refuser is certainly one to look out for.
Join Abigail Press this coming Tuesday, August 28th, as she proudly releases her long awaited debut EP “Life Won’t Wait”.
A true testament to her vision, “Life Won’t Wait” displays a cohesive mix of ominous afro-beats, with a touch of sensual soul vocals that can be heard through each track. Drawing inspiration from other talented musicians such as Imogen Heap, Little Dragon and many of her past collaborators over the last two years, Abigail was able to harness her stylistic direction in this 6-track EP.
Abigail’s ambition to create her own body of work came to fruition in the spring of 2012, when she was introduced to Dan Caplen (D/C) through Portland’s local jazz musician Jeffery Leonard. What began as a side project for singer/songwriter Abigail Press and music producer D/C, turned into a full-blown EP in a matter of months. The album is now available online, and will be sold this evening at her show.
Abigail Press will be accompanied by drummer Ji Tanzer on Tuesday, August 28th at Valentine’s in downtown Portland, as she performs the album live for the first time. Opening acts include the garage rap duo Starrats, and hip hop collective TMK1’s NEPHxBEATZ and Fluent Sav.
Check out “Life Won’t Wait” today on Bandcamp, and pick up your copy at the live showing tonight.
Life Won’t Wait Tracklist:
Produced by DIADAINCONSUPERTRAFRA
Produced by D/C
3. Life Won’t Wait
Produced by D/C
4. Rushing In
Produced by D/C
5. How I Feel
Produced by D/C
Produced by On1, Kesian Beat, and D/C