SO happy to see our Elite Beat crew featured in the Best of Bandcamp 2016 program, a stunning selection of incredible sounds from all around the globe! Thanks to Bandcamp and Andrew Jervis for your keen ear and discerning musical selection.
Boom! Announcing the arrival of GULLS RHYTHM FORCE.
Captured during the live debut at PDX POP NOW on 7/21/14.
GULLS RHYTHM FORCE, takes the music of Gulls to a raw visceral realtime state, fully animated and alive. Featuring live electronics, Trumpet, Sax, Congas, and Drums all run through the Gulls system.
We are now accepting bookings worldwide for this 4 piece rhythm crew.
Electronics / Cornet: Jesse Munro Johnson
Drums: Geordie Thompson
Congas: Carlos Blanco
Sax: Christine Denkewalter.
Grab a free DWNLD from the live set, below!
“Jesse Munro Johnson has been kicking out the hypnotically pulsating jams as Gulls for years now, but here, the founder of the experimental groove label Boomarm Nation unveiled a new four-piece live band, playing trance-y, dance-y, dubby space-funk built from congas, a stripped-down drum kit, sax and Johnson’s programmed beats (and occasional trumpet). It was the funkiest set I witnessed all weekend, and as someone who’d actually seen or heard much of lineup previously (I mean, it’s kind of my job), also the biggest surprise.”– Matthew Singer – Music Editor / WIllamette Week.
Paper/Upper/Cuts – Traditional Uprise (Michael Bruce: Wonky 3Ball Guaratranceo REMIX)
FREE DWNLD.. get it!!!
A Fantastic new video from Studio Geordie, featuring the art of Margot Voorhies-Thompson and The Video work of Ben Haga.
PDX showcase of eclectic electronic sounds. Sequenced knowledge and Subb – body treatments.
GULLS – 10:15
BREAKFAST MOUNTAIN – 9:30
DJ SGT. FORKNER – 9
SUSTENTACULA – “SALEM CITY OF PEACE”
Warble Records – 2010
An amazing collection of epic percussive productions, and soulful prophetic vocals.
This is some end times/ astral transition shit right here. Plug into the now time future vibe transmissions.
On the nerd tip: Visionary production and arrangement of acoustic vs. sequenced sources. Power house dudes at work.
SUSTENTACULA is David Rafn and Ryan Stuewe, two of PDX’s finest crunk/experimentalists.
“The Fur Will Shed” – Sustentacula
“Assume Formlessness” – Sustentacula
The Baddest Skweee Label on the west coast, POISONOUS GASES just dropped an insane 2×12″ slab of international skweee thumps. PDX is proud to be the home of such a venture, I can boast and say that the mysterious boss man over at POISONOUS GASES has been a dear homie of mine for over a decade now. He pulled together an amazing cast of producers, who are pushing and pulling this amorphous genre into elastic and syrup drenched new places. Krunk Fuckin FANTASTIC!
Go buy a copy before they are sold for tripple on ebay.