ARTIST BIOS

 Phutureprimitive is the moniker of Bay Area producer and songwriter Rain. Early childhood photos reveal Rain sitting at the piano plinking keys, grinning from ear to ear... a true sign of things to come. Continuing his early fascination with music, Rain was later drawn to electronic music, inspired by its ability to combine the best of organically played instruments and the synthetic pleasures of sounds more exotic to the human ear. After beginning a DJ career in the 90s, Rain began incorporating the music he was making in his home studio into his DJ sets. That was all it took to trigger a full blown love affair with electronic music and the process of its creation... and Phutureprimitive was born. Phutureprimitive's music is singular and unique in its approach. Lush melodies drift across intricate rhythms, groove heavy beats and warm, fuzzy bass lines. Often exploring a dark and dense palette, his music also manages to convey a sense of tranquility and beauty, engaging the listener into hypnotic movement and often escalating into a full-on kinetic experience. Shimmering with cinematic qualities, his music ultimately speaks to the body, mind and soul. Despite electronic music's tendency to suffer a short shelf life, Phutureprimitive has already demonstrated a timeless quality with his debut album "Sub Conscious" on Waveform Records, which remains the top seller on the label since its release in 2004, obtaining a cult status among fans and collectors. With a string of singles released in the interim on various labels, the birth of Native Harmonix (Rain’s own Record Label) brought us the “Luminous” EP in 2010; delving into a lyrical based production, supported by undulating synth work and a palpable haunting texture throughout. His second full-length release “Kinetik” forged new territories of emotional electronic dance music, exploring a heavier, bass-centric sound that adds raw energy to intricately detailed tracks. "Kinetik" still remains on the iTunes Top 100 Electronic Music Chart, 3 years after its release. With a new collection of songs released in 2 parts titled “Searching for Beauty in the Darkest Places,” he takes ideas from his previous releases and supercharges them with hard-hitting dancefloor appeal, while maintaining the depth and prowess this trusted producer is so well known for. His first national headlining tour in Fall 2013 debuted his collaboration with ritual dancer Caeli La. The tour launched with the release of the first official Phutureprimitive music video, "Lucid Dream," a collaboration with multi-media production team Vinton Depiction & Michael Miller, the animation/visual effects creator behind NBC's "Grimm." The Dance Out Your Demons Tour featured an interactive game with the audience, where the audience members write down a "demon," fear, or something they are letting go of on a piece of duct tape, stick it to the bottom of their shoe, then "dance out their demons." Due to the smashing success of DOYD, Phutureprimitive announced that they will continue to incorporate it on future tours.

 Naughty Princess  weaves beautiful melodies and sexy bass beats into a journey to inspire that dance floor heat!

Jasmine Fraser grew up with the influence of traditional Indian music, and was inspired by intricate Tabla beats and soaring vocals. Being part of the electronic music scene in Melbourne when it took off, her passion for dance was ignited, starting in the underground outdoor Trance scene and then moving into other genres as they emerged like Trip-Hop, Breakbeat, Jungle and Drum n Bass.

Relocating to San Francisco in 2009 brought her into the West Coast Bass scene of Dubstep, Trap and 808. It was here amongst the fabulously funky Burner crew, who drop the best beats and throw down so hard on the dance floor, that she really felt she’d found her tribe!

After a lifetime of pursuing and moving to this music, it was finally time to dive in deeper. DJ Naughty Princess hit the LA scene in royal style! Her sets range from beautiful downtempo soundscapes to fun eclectic beats and on to searing late-night bass-drops to make the dance-floor go wild! The driving bass is overlaid with a diverse range of beats, tasty trap blending into hip hop, urban styles and gangsta grooves, with melodies and lyrics soaring through it all bringing the sacred, the saucy and the sublime!

Naughty Princess has played at top events and festivals including Oregon Eclipse Festival, Lightning in a Bottle Festival, Northern Nights Festival, Enchanted Forest Gathering, One Love Festival, How Weird Street Fair, Superhero Street Fair, Abundance LA, Belasco Theatre LA, Dirty Beetles Black & Gold Ball, Sound Nightclub LA, Unici Casa, Ecstatic Dance, Soundpieces Afterburn, Wormhole and all over Burning Man including Camp Questionmark and Abraxas Art Car earning her a glowing review in Fest300 magazine’s “The Most Magical Musical Moments of Burning Man 2016”.

Based in the LA area, Naughty Princess is all about bringing the sounds which light you up and inspire you to get down!!

Hailing from the majestic redwood forests & rugged coastline of Humboldt County California, Av8trix  conjures up an eclectic mix of deep bass, twinkling melodies, and soulful vocal tracks. Drawing from years of involvement in the West Coast festival scene & a deep love for an elevated sound experience, her live sets explore the sexy side of bass music.

 

GABE PRESSURE

With a diverse array of musical influences, Pressure approaches the decks with reggae sensibilities in one hand and punk rock ethos in the other. Drawing upon wide-ranging backgrounds in global culture, his mixes are a high energy fusion of ancient musical traditions with the modern language of hip-hop, dancehall, trap and bass music with electro and latin samples. Over the years he's made warmly received appearances at festivals such as Reggae On The River, Northern Nights and Gaia. Artists he's opened for include Talib Kweli, Iamsu, Balkan Beat Box, Walshy Fire of Major Lazer, Sage The Gemini, Mozzy, Nef The Pharaoh, Delhi 2 Dublin, Del The Funky Homosapian, The Skatalites, The English Beat, Mickey Avalon, Dirt Nasty, Yellowman, and Anthony B including backing Gift Of Gab and Baby Bash.

For years SUN HOP FAT has been at the forefront of introducing the unique sounds of Ethiopian Jazz to the masses. The music blends the rhythms of traditional American funk (James Brown, Parliament) and jazz (Yusef Lateef, Miles Davis) with harmonies and melodies from East Africa. The result is an up-tempo groove machine that borrows harmonies from the Middle East. The music focuses primarily on arrangements from the “golden era” of Ethiopian Jazz but includes original compositions as well. This all-star band includes standout musicians from other popular San Francisco Bay Area groups.

 

Sun Hop Fat has developed a solid following throughout Northern California by playing a number of clubs and festivals. The ability of the band to captivate sit down jazz crowds as well as steal the spotlight in prime festival slots, encouraging crowds to get up and dance, makes the group flexible in its appeal and garners support from diverse audiences.

 

Sun Hop Fat will be touring and appearing at festivals up and down the west coast throughout 2018.

 

“…a steady wall of extraordinary moving sound and beats…” – San Francisco Examiner

BOA Aka Chris Noonan is a multi-instrumentalist, producer, and Dj

He has developed an exciting show, shattering Genre Boundries and Bringing together

elements of Dub, World Music, Funk, Hip Hop, Downtempo and experimental. While taking the audience on a Journey through cultures and styles. BOA draws the crowd in with intricate and elevating Horn lines

playing Tenor, Baritone sax, Flutes and even the Shanai. Channeling the energy of the Crowd

BOA's shows consistently build the energy with masterful use of tension and release.

He has shared the stage and played with Rob Garza, Lettuce, Breakscience, Brother Ali, Michael Menert, Gladkill, Kastle, Thriftworks, Dumstaphunk, Monophonics, Vinyl, DJ Logic,Jacob Fred Jazz Odessy, and George Porter Jr.

HELEKINETIC Check out Helekinetic's music on soundcloud:

 

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