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A Beat Happening #4

  • Future Shock 1914 East Burnside Street Portland, OR, 97214 United States (map)


Theory Hazit (
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 (
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 (
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 (
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.


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.

Earlier Event: September 21
A Beat Happening #3
Later Event: January 23
A Beat Happening #5