Desert Dwellers • Random Rab • BlueTech
Saturday Oct. 15, 2022 9pm
The Den on Yamhill, Portland
Three greats from the electronic music scene convene at a brand-new venue where downtempo, psybass, and tribal house meet anthemic soundscapes, polyrhythms and progressive electronic music sure to ignite the dancefloor.
Featuring DJ's, visionary artists from The Haven + The Lakshmi Sacred Waters Tea Lounge!
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Desert Dwellers is the convergence of music producers Amani Friend and Treavor Moontribe, who honed their individual skills in the deserts of New Mexico and California, long before electronic music reached the mainstream. Amani and Treavor combine the raw sounds of the natural world, wrapped in dance-floor and chill-out productions; blending deep bass, earthy percussion, etheric voices, and cross-cultural instrumentation into a sonic incense for the mind and body.
The multi-instrumentalist and singer offers a powerful and unique contribution to the West Coast electronic music scene, with his work having diverse influences ranging from trip-hop, classical, Arabic, jazz, and more.
Evan Bartholomew has been performing electronic music for nearly 20 years as Bluetech, Evan Marc and Invisible Allies (with Kilowatts).
As an internationally recognized touring music producer with over 27 album / EP releases and a seasoned portfolio of video game and film scoring credits, Bluetech is a master of analog and modular sound synthesis and DSP audio manipulation. He brings a passion for sound design and cutting edge audio exploration into all the work he touches. His music transcends the constructs normally associated with a calculated “electronic artist,” pursuing music with meaning and purpose with downtempo, future bass and progressive electronic music, rife with emotional intent and
Lapa is a west coast producer, performer and multi-instrumentalist, and is currently based out of Portland, Oregon.
Being originally from Russia and having studied classical violin for most of his life, Lapa’s music bridges styles, rhythms and melodies from around the world in a tasteful and eloquent way. His beats draw inspiration anywhere from classic trip-hop to groovy house, supported by a sonic blanket of juicy bass and heart-felt violin melodies.
Lakshmi Lounge with Aria Tau
DJs in a second room featuring: Sheena Medicina, Cosmonate, Viveka, Karro Moss, + Relendra!
Sacred Waters invites you to the Lakshmi Lounge, an opulent temple space featuring:
- Dreamy live vocals set over downtempo beats
- Ayurvedic tea selection
- A space to relax, connect and enjoy the evening in style!
- Live painters from the Haven
Hindu ideas and practices have survived 6000+ years, and I'm truly glad that they have permeated western culture. These teachings are important medicine for the world and SHOULD be shared, with respect.
In many places, those on stage singing kirtan and teaching yoga are not of Indian origin.
SO...it makes my heart very happy that I get to be sharing MY culture with all of you, in a celebration of health, wealth and prosperity!
The Haven is a full spectrum experiment in co-creation where the fostering of creative community and personal growth of the artist takes priority. It’s our thought that in that sort of environment art happens organically as a byproduct.
We are a living and breathing gallery.. a collective of painters, musicians, tech artists, teachers, healers, psychedelic therapists, podcasters, tea artists, and solutionary minded activists.
Our goal is to dispel the idea of the lonely starving artist while bringing the healing nature of transformational festival culture to the urban environment.
(Formerly Refuge PDX)
116 SE Yamhill St, Portland, OR 97217, USA
COVID PROTECTIONS: We will follow all State, Federal, and CDC guidelines and recommendations, and we strongly encourage the use of masks as long as viruses are circulating in our community.