This year's performers include the Glitch Mob, Washed Out, Nightmares on Wax, RL Grime, Natasha Kmeto, and many more. It takes place June 19-22, and tickets start at $200 plus fees and parking. VIP packages and nicer camping are available as well. Take a look at the festival lineup after the jump. WTF!
Down North play at 9 pm tonight at the Goodfoot, opening for a Sacramento jam band called ZuhG. But that shouldn't dissuade you—Down North appear to have the skills capable of pulling off a killer dance party all by themselves; I bet they'll make the $7 cover worthwhile.
Just in time for tonight's show at the Aladdin Theater, here's a new remix of an Unknown Mortal Orchestra song.
Norwegian producer Lindstrøm took apart UMO's excellent track "Swim and Sleep (Like a Shark)" and turned into a dizzying dance track that turns Ruban Nielson's tight songwriting into something expansive. The nine-minute track locks into an established groove for the first half, then starts toying with the boundaries, turning down corners and following intriguing threads. You won't hear much Unknown Mortal Orchestra in here, to be honest, but that's just fine. You can get all the Unknown Mortal Orchestra you need at tonight's show at the Aladdin, which is going to be a doozy.
For more on UMO—with a very revealing interview with Nielson—check out this week's story.
Gregorio Benedicto Sanchez Aguirre—just call him BennyRox—is a longtime established DJ both locally and throughout the Northwest, often spinning with partner Nathaniel Knows as the American Girls duo. Despite living in the US for years, BennyRox has landed himself in immigration jail with the very real threat of deportation. His friends and supporters are hosting a fundraiser tonight at Whiskey Bar (31 NW 1st), where BennyRox typically DJs, to raise money for legal fees and hopefully to get him out on bond.
The Miracles Club—those Portland purveyors of mint-condition classic house music—have a new EP that came out just a few days ago. U&ME EP includes the title track and "Ocean Song," with a clutch of remixes to round out the release. You can hear the Nile Delta remix of the title track below.
The Miracles Club - "U&Me" (Nile Delta Remix) [DOWNLOAD MP3 HERE]
U&ME EP is out on 12-inch vinyl—click the jump to see the label—on Cut Copy's Cutters Records label (available here) and a digital release as well with a couple extra remixes (here). They're still accepting fan submissions for their new video for "U&Me," as we mentioned earlier. The Miracles Club perform a DJ set tomorrow night (Sat Nov 10) at Groove Suite—more info about that here.
Hey dancin' machine, this could be your big break. The Miracles Club needs dancers for their video of "U&ME," and you are invited. They're making the video out of user submissions, so check out the beat and dust off your finest moves.