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A Beat Happening #5

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


Ayatollah (
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 (

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

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.


DJ Dr. 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).

Earlier Event: October 26
A Beat Happening #4
Later Event: February 22
Beat Happening #6