Beat Happening #16
May
30
6:00 PM18:00

Beat Happening #16

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BEATS:

sxlxmxn (https://soundcloud.com/sxlxmxnsxunds)
Sxlxmxn (FKA Stewart Villain) has produced for the likes of Danny Brown, Dave B, Nike, Adidas etc. 

Sundog (http://www.sundogshows.com/)
Sundog is a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter from Portland, OR. Using a loop pedal he layers samplers, bass, and vocals to create funky stripped-down songs and beats. 

Surebert (www.soundcloud.com/surebert)
Surebert is a hip-hop producer and DJ from Portland, Oregon. He has released multiple solo & collaborative projects, and has worked with artists such as One Be Lo, Luckyiam, Sapient, and more.

Aldo Reign (https://soundcloud.com/aldoreignmusic)
An Oregon native that wants to show what he can do whether it be on production or on the artist side of things.

VIBES:

Celly (https://www.facebook.com/CellyPDX/ )

Celly is a DJ / Turntablist / Producer in Portland, OR. Founder of Skratcher Portland, a monthly skratch session open to all ages and skill levels. 

1st place Oregon Bach Festival Remix contest 2008 & 2009.
Wild Cuts 2016 World Champion
IDA USA Top 5 2016
IDA USA top 8 2017
Cut2cut USA 2018 Finalist

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Beat Happening #15
Apr
25
6:00 PM18:00

Beat Happening #15

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BEATS:

Vibra (https://abeathappening.bandcamp.com/album/delirium)
Vibra released the epic “Delirium” EP in March and we are inviting him back to celebrate! “Delirium” was full of heavy hitting psychedelic inspired beats, but despite the esoteric sound sources, “Delirium” stays true to its intention: DOPE HIP HOP BEATS! Don’t miss this chance to see “Delirium” live.

Micah The Rapper (https://www.micahtherapper.com/)
Vibrant and bright, Micah (23) is a free-spirited female rapper from the South who seamlessly blends playful lyricism with spirited storytelling. Inspired by hip-hop from the funk-laden West Coast and jazz-infused East Coast; Micah's rhythmic melodies and upbeat performances captivate her audience. Feel free to explore my Soundcloud.

Cee Goods (http://www.ceegoods.com)
Born and raised from NE Portland, Cee Goods brings a diverse sound to the city and beyond.  He lived in LA for 3 years focusing on building relationships in the music industry through Capitol Records and in the publishing world as well. His discography includes 5 solo projects, “Good Vibes” and “Roots” being his most recent and notable.  He will be releasing another solo project late this year of 2019. 

Smyth (https://smythmusic.bandcamp.com/)
Smyth aka Spinitch is a producer, emcee and DJ born and raised in (SE) Portland, Oregon. Also a record collector, basketball nerd and avid spinach eater. 

VIBES:

DJ Aquamarine
Aquamarine is an up and coming Dj in Portland Oregon. She has always been known for her fluid moves in the street dance culture, but now she's bringing her passion from the floor to the speakers. She has always been a music hunter and hand selects specific tracks for the listeners at each event. Her sets are formulated not just to keep the party going, But to create a unique sound experience. Aquamarine's biggest inspirations are Electronic, Hip Hop, Funk, Soul, Jazz and World Music. So whether it's classic tracks or future sounds, she has an eclectic arsenal of sounds for any occasion. 

 

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Beat Happening #14
Mar
21
6:00 PM18:00

Beat Happening #14

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BEATS:

Amenta Abioto (http://amentaabioto.com/)
Songwriter, songstress, and actor, Amenta Abioto is on the cutting edge of all that is musical, theatrical, and literary. Her music is boldly mystical and soul-fired, and her raw live performances invoke elements of both theatrical surprise and magic through ancient African diasporic sounds and stories.

Kokio (https://soundcloud.com/kokiobeats)
I’m 17 years old and i like making music ‘n stuff

ThomasHenry (https://soundcloud.com/thomashenry123/)
Producer. A music city transplant now living in Oregon. Son of a musician and having been around and making music all my life.

Emcee Dimension (https://soundcloud.com/mcdimension )
Hip Hop Climber Linguist Scuba DJ — Producer of substantive hip hop for causes, social commentary, and exploring archives, crates to bring new life to dusty gems and rusty pens.

VIBES:

DJ Tita (https://www.instagram.com/nochelibrejams/)
Super excited to have DJ Diana of Noche Libre, a Latinx femme DJ collective and former XRAY FM DJ. Doubly excited because Diana and Derrick (of A Beat Happening) are from the same ‘hood!

 

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Beat Happening #13
Feb
21
6:00 PM18:00

Beat Happening #13

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BEATS:

Auvie Sinclair (https://soundcloud.com/spacexgnome)
This performance will be on the heels of the release of Auvie Sinclair’s “Float!” EP on A Beat Happening Records! Auvie Sinclair is a Portland, OR via Everett, WA-based artist focused on providing a positive yet simplistic message through music.

Neill Von Tally (https://soundcloud.com/vontally)
Rap game Carl Sagan. Co-Founder @EYRST. Born in Seattle and raised in Portland, Neill Von Tally, is a true product of his environment. His time as an EMT took him to California, Boston, Ghana, as well as many other places. The influences he took from his world travels are apparent in his music. Neill's beats have been used by many Northwest rappers and singers for self expression. His music provides a unique mix of granular synthesis, syncopated drums, field recordings, and an affinity for the unusual.

Nosila (https://nosilamusic.com/)
Singer/songwriter and producer Nosila makes moody electro-pop from Portland Oregon seasoned with DIY gut and grit. As inner dialog forms poetry, melodies beg to be sung, and production skills sharpen, musical identity takes shape.

Alex Meltzer (https://alexmeltzer.bandcamp.com)
Alex Meltzer is a beat maker and bassist originally hailing from Phoenix, AZ and is currently based in Portland, Oregon. Along with keeping busy with his solo work, he is one half of the live beat making duo Korgy and Bass with drummer Barra Brown. Alex released his first project in September 2018 “Boxed Thoughts” through Chicago based label Throne Age. 

VIBES:

DJ Smokestack Lightning
Setting the mood from a wide spectrum of diverse beats and tunes ranging from Chicago blues, to funky disco, to lo-fi indie beats with that West Coast LA touch.

 

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My People's Market: A Beat Happening Showcase
Nov
9
6:00 PM18:00

My People's Market: A Beat Happening Showcase

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A Beat Happening is proud to present a beatmaker showcase as part of My People's Market on Friday, November 9, 2018.

Featuring ABH alumni:
OMARI JAZZ
Omari Jazz is an electronic artist who weaves sentient poly-rhythmic chaos and contemplative ambiance to create a vivid Afro-futuristic hallucination. He creates his own beats from an amalgamation of samples and live manipulation with drum machines and audio effects, to take his listeners on a trip around the sonic universe of experimental jazz, hip hop, funk and electronica. 
MUSIC LINK: https://soundcloud.com/omarijazz

AUVIE SINCLAIR
Auvie Sinclair is a Portland, OR via Everett, WA based artist focused on providing a positive yet simplistic message through music. Although concise, the most recent project "8:31" explores a journey through contemplation, uncertainty, and acceptance; serving as a friendly reminder to accept who you are and to always move forward.
MUSIC LINK: https://soundcloud.com/spacexgnome

SHAHEED
Born and raised in Sacramento, Ca and Bay Area, Vallejo, Ca. "Pops was underground rapper growing up so I was always around music. I've been producing for 4 years and my sound is heavy soul and hard 90s Hip Hop Vibe. Favorite producers are The Alchemist, 9th Wonder, j Dilla, Apollo Brown, Kanye and Dr.Dre. Not in that exact order."
MUSIC LINK: https://soundcloud.com/shawshank916

Hosted by Luvjonez and Sembla

A Beat Happening is a Portland-based, free, monthly, all ages, producer showcase hosted at Future Shock records. We host our monthly shows, and promote videos of each show on our YouTube channel. We also launched the official A Beat Happening record label and are planning our first series of releases by local PDX artists.

Our intention for the event is to create a communal space dedicated to the growth of the Portland left-field beat, hip-hop, and DJ scene.

We are completely not-for-profit and volunteer run, dedicated to D.I.Y. principles and ideals. We are also dedicated to making our events a safe space for young people, women, and LGBTQIA, so please get with us if we should do better, and especially get with us if you are a young person, woman, and/or LGBTQIA who makes beats and/or DJs.

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Beat Happening #12
Sep
20
6:00 PM18:00

Beat Happening #12

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BEATS:

Brown Calvin (https://browncalvin.bandcamp.com/)
Brown Calvin plays keys for local psych, soul outfit Brown Calculus, The Pariahs, and Tribe Mars. For this show, he'll bless us with a rare set of his own beats! 

Ms.Elle (https://soundcloud.com/msellemusic/sets/thebrokeep)
As a native Portland artist, Ms.Elle showcases her hip hop roots through her work as a musician and videographer . After living in New York City, Ms.Elle returns to Portland to perform original music from her debut E.P.  called "Broke". 

Phun (https://soundcloud.com/phun-damentals)
Like an ongoing pop art collage piece, Phun's music is pieces, thoughts, memories, of life recorded in patterns for people to enjoy. Phun makes Sunday afternoon doodle music with a dash of turn up and a dollop of soul. 

Sembla (http://sembla.bandcamp.com)
ABH founder and co host finally plays a set. He sucks. He doesn't know his snares from his kicks. The only reason he's playing is cause he rigged the system. #corruption

VIBES:

DJ Kaeli Hertz (https://soundcloud.com/kaelihertz)
Keli Hertz is a producer and DJ who takes pride in the role of the DJ of translating emotion into vibration. 

 

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Beat Happening #11
Aug
23
6:00 PM18:00

Beat Happening #11

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BEATS:

It's Future Time (https://itsfuturetime.bandcamp.com/)
It's Future Time is an independent record label and artist collective based in Portland OR. These are forward thinking artists and musicians with a heavy hand crafted approach to hip hop and soulful music.

Shaheed (https://soundcloud.com/shawshank916)
Born and raised in Sacramento, Ca and Bay Area, Vallejo, Ca. "Pops was underground rapper growing up so I was always around music. I've been producing for 4 years and my sound is heavy soul and hard 90s Hip Hop Vibe. Favorite producers are The Alchemist, 9th Wonder, j Dilla, Apollo Brown, Kanye and Dr.Dre. Not in that exact order."

Community Freestyle Cypher

Jalowo (https://linktr.ee/j._.w_)
Jalowo is a Portland based lofi hip hop artist that focuses on cinematic and emotive soundscapes. Since 2016, he has been releasing beats on music platforms and is currently finishing up his sophomore EP, cinemotional. [vol. two]. A consistent diet of burritos and pizza help sustain his creative endeavors.

VIBES:

King Tim 33.3

King Tim 33.3 (thirty three and a third) is owner and proprietor of Future Shock Records, host of The Movement radio show on KBOO, and jack-of-all-trades DJ, who plays around town at places like Beulahland, Swift Lounge, and many others. Always sharing his extensive record collection of funk, rare grooves, and hip hop for the crowds who show up. Proud to have him sharing his stuff with the ABH crowds this month.

 

 

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Beat Happening #10
Jul
19
6:00 PM18:00

Beat Happening #10

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BEATS:

JasonUndefined with Sir Nai (https://soundcloud.com/jason-undefined/tracks and http://sirnainoa.com/album/faces)
JasonUndefined is a 21 year old multi media artist from Portland, Or. Known for his films, photos, and music he also heads a production company by the name of  "Room 396". This summer he will be releasing his debut LP "BLAKELLIOT".

Sir Nai (Nainoa Slaughter) is a dj/producer born and raised in NE Portland. He creates Hip-Hop, Electronic, and Alternative music. "I've recently come out of my reclusive shell through music. I love the way music brings people together allows us to express ourselves."

Automatic Thoughts (https://soundcloud.com/automaticthoughts/)
Automatic Thoughts sent us this when we asked for a bio: "Techno/House/LoFi/Ewe of Now Recordings. I really don't have anything to say about myself...'I like hikes, ciders, kale, and kombucha. Regular Portland shit. If I super-liked you it was totes on purpose. I hate writing bios. Ugh. Swipe right for more!'"

Pe$o Bvndz (https://soundcloud.com/pesobvndz/)
17-year-old producer from the Numbers. Making anything from your standard and lovable boom bap to the new and crazy trap style and any experimental. 

cuterients (https://soundcloud.com/babybuffs/tracks)
cutetrients is a rhythm obssessed multi instrumentalist who is inspired by everything they hear. They have been producing beats for 8 years.

VIBES:

Carlos the Rollerblader! (https://www.instagram.com/carloscollective/)
Obsessed with rhythm & synergy, Carlos the Rollerblader brings their energy from the stage & the streets to the dance floor. Major influences include Paradise Garage, Lucky Charms, Hackers & The Fresh Prince. When not on the decks, you can also find them doing stand-up, hosting events & maybe even on Free Advice posters around Portland, OR. @carloscollective on Insta & Carlos the Rollerblader on soundcloud

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Beat Happening #9
Jun
21
6:00 PM18:00

Beat Happening #9

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BEATS:

New Injuries (https://wandv.bandcamp.com/album/1)
New Injuries is the most seasoned producer that has only produced for one other person than himself. Sometimes circles are drawn with a compass but if you use something other than lead without a steady hand the connection isn't the same. 

Figaro (https://soundcloud.com/figarohighsociety/tracks)
Figaro is a humble visionary with a passion for making a powerful positive impact on the universe through multi-genre music that speaks to the soul. 

K. R.
They say third time’s the charm. After two previous attempts at producing, the Portland local by way of San Diego decided to give it one more shot. Unsure of a stage name, he goes by K.R., his initials, for the time being. 

Cheyne Queezy x See The King (http://www.soundcloud.com/CheyneQueezy)
With a nod to the legends, and an ear to the current state of Hip Hop, Cheyne crafts music that circles the spectrum of his influences within, and beyond music. 

VIBES:

Yaknowah
Black and Xicana PNW kid through and through here to play the cuts for the primero tiempo. I dig the crates, I dig you let’s get down to the sound.

 

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Buy Future Shock a new DJ mixer!
May
8
to Jun 30

Buy Future Shock a new DJ mixer!

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Portland hip hop institution Future Shock Records has been supporting and moving forward the local hip hop/beat/DJ scene for five years now. We will be fundraising for a brand new Serato-ready DJ mixer as a way to give thanks to all that Future Shock has done for the community. Perks will include:  MP3 compilation featuring local beat heads, sticker packs, skateboard decks, t shirts, prints, and original artwork! Click here to go to the fundraiser campaign page.

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Beat Happening #8
Apr
19
6:00 PM18:00

Beat Happening #8

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BEATS:

Studenets (https://soundcloud.com/studenets/)

Lisa Vazquez (https://lisavazquez.bandcamp.com/) 
Lab rat, beat nerd, multi instrumentalist, vocalist. Lisa Vazquez creates intoxicating layered rhythms and vocals both live and in the studio. 

Medium Zach (bigquarters.bandcamp.com) - Minneapolis
Medium Zach is a Minneapolis-based hip-hop producer, performer and educator. Medium Zach's production credits include work with: Big Quarters, Homeboy Sandman, Brother Ali, I Self Devine, Mankwe Ndosi & Slug of Atmosphere.  Since 2005, Zach's teaching and youth engagement through songwriting, music production and engineering includes partnerships with: Hope Community, Intermedia Arts and McNally Smith College of Music. Founded in 2007, Medium Zach curates the Midwest’s longest running hip-hop producer showcase, Last of the Record Buyers.

J Poetic (https://m.soundcloud.com/jpoeticmusic)
J Poetic uses instrumentals and words to paint sonic stories for the listener. As a Portland born and raised producer, spoken word artist and emcee; he captures depth, emotion, and Northwest vibes within each track.

VIBES:

Sembla (https://sembla.bandcamp.com/)
Founder and co-host of A Beat Happening will be sharing his love for astral jazz, noise, experimental, and hip hop. Don't sleep on this rare appearance!

 

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Beat Happening #7
Mar
29
6:00 PM18:00

Beat Happening #7

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BEATS:

Kensho (https://www.soundcloud.com/kensho9)
KENSHŌ of LSP, with his ominous yet melodic sounds sends shivers down spines. Creating from the depths of his dungeon.

Knablinz (https://goatbeetz.bandcamp.com) - Astoria, OR
Beat producer Knablinz is inherently unique, yet beautifully call out to many styles in sample collages, mutated ambient works, manipulated percussion, low budget sonic hypnosis and dirty experimentation.

Ton Jungir (https://tonjungir.bandcamp.com/)
Ton Jungir is creative, born & raised in Northeast Portland. By taking sounds, songs, and experiences, he creates music for everyday living. Smoke something and enjoy.

Pvblo the Plug (https://soundcloud.com/pvblo47)
Producer from Beaverton Oregon who makes trap beats, lofi hip hop, some electronic music, and dabbles in synthwave 80's music. Always interested in creating something new and seeing how people react to it.

VIBES:

DJ Doctor Dakar
Ali was a DJ at KUSF and worked at Bay Area record stores Open Mind and Amoeba, and has been holding down residencies with an ear for boogie, international funk, hip-hop, psychedelic jazz, and more. Currently in residence at Portland's Wayback (Future Funk) and Dig a Pony (Happiness Hour).

 

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Beat Happening #6
Feb
22
6:00 PM18:00

Beat Happening #6

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BEATS:

Dime$ (www.soundcloud.com/10xdimes)
Producer from the south east of Portland who experiments with sounds ranging from lofi to trap.

Mike Mo (www.soundcloud.com/mikemo-beats)
Mike Mo Beats is a Portland native, who specializes in soul-sample based beats. In addition to releasing multiple beat tapes, he has produced songs for Northwest artists such as Gifted Gab, Hanif (fka Luck One), & Karma Rivera.

Free Tillman (www.soundcloud.com/lee-tillman)
Free Tillman is a sample based instrumental hip-hop artist based in Portland, OR. Everyone from Madlib & Pete Rock to Neil Young & Joni Mitchell influences him. He started out as a rapper but eventually found that his true calling was behind the boards.

Montgomery Word (www.soundcloud.com/montgomeryword)
Jon Simon aka Montgomery Word digs deep in stacks of old vinyl and vhs to create quilts of goofy samples and looney tunes boombap, while staying true to the old school methods using 12bit samplers, cassettes, and synths. Simon also runs local hiphop label Ewe of Now Recordings, featuring local and national beatheads and bands such as Northern Draw, Burt Sienna, Diogenes, Bry.Zen & many more.

VIBES:

DJ ADray
Mastering Engineer at Telegraph by day; DJ around town by night. Spinning classic vinyl tunes from Hip-Hop, Rap, Pop, Beats, and Instrumental.

 

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Jan
23
6:00 PM18:00

A Beat Happening #5

BEATS:

Ayatollah (http://bit.ly/2CdOFrr)
From Queens, New York who has produced for predominantly New York-based rappers including Mos Def, Talib Kweli, R.A. The Rugged Man, Tragedy Khadafi, Wordsworth, Vast Aire, Afu-Ra, Guru, M.O.P., Inspectah Deck, Cormega, Ghostface Killah as well as many others.

Omari Jazz (soundcloud.com/omarijazz)

Blangblanglang (soundcloud.com/blangblanglang)
Blangblanglang is a producer/dj from northeast Portland. since 2011 he has been cranking out beat tapes and working with some of the city's best lyricists. You can find his work at blangblanglang.com.

Auvie Sinclair (soundcloud.com/spacexgnome)
Auvie Sinclair is a Portland, OR via Everett, WA based artist focused on providing a positive yet simplistic message through music. Although concise, the most recent project "8:31" explores a journey through contemplation, uncertainty, and acceptance; serving as a friendly reminder to accept who you are and to always move forward.

VIBES:

DJ Dr. Dakar (www.alicolleenneff.com/music/)
Ali was a DJ at KUSF and worked at Bay Area record stores Open Mind and Amoeba, and has been holding down residencies with an ear for boogie, international funk, hip-hop, psychedelic jazz, and more. Currently in residence at Portland's Wayback (Future Funk) and Dig a Pony (Happiness Hour).

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Oct
26
6:00 PM18:00

A Beat Happening #4

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BEATS:

Theory Hazit (soundcloud.com/theoryhazit)
Since his debut album, Theory Hazit was mistaken for a group due to his styles and ability to DJ, make beats, and rhyme. After touring the world, Theory rapped less and produced for legends like Redman, Arrested Development, Kokane, MC Eiht, Masta Ace, and rap veterans Lecrae, Mr. Lif, Braille, Dirty Science, and many more. Theory continues to create and push the culture forward with his closest collaborators in Portland.

Samarei (soundcloud.com/samarei)
Composer and multi-instrumentalist. graduated summa cum laude from Portland State University with a degree in music composition. Credits include Mic Capes, Vinnie Dewayne, Glenn Waco.  

Yunsumz (soundcloud.com/yunsumz)
Fellow Scappoosian who moved to Portland in his 20s. Inspired by sci-fi and post apocalyptic soundscapes. Has played with northern draw, joe mousepad, and milo, as well as countless other musicians. A lover of blending iOS apps with ableton!!!!


xemara15 (soundcloud.com/xemara15 instagram.com/xemara15)
Proudly born and raised on the West side of town, Jessica Maria Ramirez, draws inspiration from antique Latin American ballads, boleros and cumbia songs to create a sexy, slow R&B sound with low-register vocals to accompany them. While she originally considered herself primarily as a singer and writer, often using free beats on the internet, she decided to embark on a journey of finding her own sound through beat-making and using her existing skills with piano and  experience playing in Latin and R&B bands to reflect her nostalgic sad-girl aesthetic.

VIBES:

DJs Jené and Shira (XRAY FM, Everyday Mixtapes)
Hosts of Everyday Mixtapes on XRAY FM, a show spanning lots of different genres and sounds but guaranteed to make you feel some type of way. Lots of Hip Hop, Jazz, Pop, Soul, Funk, Afro-beat, and whatever else they feel like playing.

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Sep
21
6:00 PM18:00

A Beat Happening #3

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BEATS:

Trox (smallhandsbigslaps.com)
Portland-based producer for 50 Cent, Ab-Soul, Asaad, Ty Farris, Royce 5'9" and more.

Snugsworth (soundcloud.com/snugsworth)
 Producer for A$AP Ferg’s “Shabba” single and 1/2 of Marbletop Orchestra. 

Majic DJ (soundcloud.com/itascaphasar / home.oligopolistrecords.com)
Magic DJ makes rap zoners carved outta wax and tape. He also runs the independent label Oligopolist Records, driven by a love for experimental music and strong DIY ethos.

Elijah Who (elijahwho.bandcamp.com)
Elijah is a producer from the Portland area who has been making beats for a little over a year now. He's the sad and boujee guy.

Doomsayer (https://dxxm.bandcamp.com)
Doomsayer is a recent PDX transplant and makes downbeat Hip-Hop to nod your head to.

VIBES:

DJs Jené and Shira (XRAY FM, Everyday Mixtapes)
Hosts of Everyday Mixtapes on XRAY FM, a show spanning lots of different genres and sounds but guaranteed to make you feel some type of way. Lots of Hip Hop, Jazz, Pop, Soul, Funk, Afro-beat, and whatever else they feel like playing.

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A Beat Happening #2
Aug
24
6:00 PM18:00

A Beat Happening #2

A BEAT HAPPENING PORTLAND, OREGON

BEATS:

Sir Nai (http://sirnainoa.com/)
Sir Nai (Nainoa Slaughter) is a dj/producer born and raised in NE Portland. He creates Hip-Hop, Electronic, and Alternative music. "I've recently come out of my reclusive shell through music. I love the way music brings people together allows us to express ourselves."

Luvjonez (https://luvjonez.bandcamp.com/)
Instrumental producer and artist/illustrator who performs under the stage name Luvjonez. He has released several instrumental beat tapes available on Spotify and other streaming services, as well as his website www.luvjonezmusic.com.

Burt Sienna (https://valvoline.bandcamp.com/) (https://burtsienna.bandcamp.com/)
Bay Area born Portland producer, Burt Sienna just released an album of hot tracks featuring Texas-bread Portland rapper, Valvoline. See Burt squeeze fresh beats out of his SP-404 live!

Taber Arias (https://taberarias.bandcamp.com)
Taber Arias is a Portland producer who has been making music for the last two years. With influences from many different artists, he hopes to be successful in more then one genre of music.

VIBES:

DJ Honeychild (https://www.mixcloud.com/carmella-ortiz/)
Dancing Queen residing in Portland Oregon with a rare Soul/Funk record addiction. Attempting to archive the work of forgotten female musicians, she loves to track the history of music and its relationship to activism and counter culture. Donning vintage threads, she is often found spinning at a variety of local Soul nights, weddings, and events in the Portland area.

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A Beat Happening #1
Jul
20
6:00 PM18:00

A Beat Happening #1

Future Shock July 20

Beats:

Northern Draw (soundcloud.com/northerndraw)
Portland based artist and beat junkie NorthernDraw, curator of the monthly ThirstyCity and a weekly dj on Kboo's The Movement, plays funky loops and zaps vocal stutters to make you question what it all means.

Lisa Vazquez (soundcloud.com/lisavazquezmusic)
Lisa is Sicilian and Argentine bred, Oregon raised hip hop/soul artist, producer, vocalist, drummer, and songwriter. She has shared the stage with artists like Talib Kweli, Chali 2na, KRS One, and Lyrics Born. 

Dead Brainz (traktrain.com/deadbrainz)
17-year-old producer born and raised in Southeast Portland. He's worked with Mic Capes, Karma Rivera, Dior Worthy, and others. Dead Brainz has been making beats since the age of 10, but "didn't take it serious till I was 15."

Thoto Leing

Vibes:

Skippy
Lifelong Los Angeles resident and sometime sound selector. She is the singer and guitarist for indie band, Abraham Lincoln, and graphic artist.

 

 

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