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Highlighted Northwest Events (February 10th – 16th, 2014)

[numblock num=”11th” style=”3″]Tuesday, the day before the hump. Something a little more exciting than your average top 40 and dance music has to get you outside of your warm home. Here are a few of our highlighted events for your Tuesday evening.[/numblock]

Drum & Bass Tuedays - Baltic Room

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[toggle header=”Event Information:”]Come kick off the week of Valentine’s with a special night of dnb at the Baltic Room!

(Think Deep, Textures, Chillax Trax, Low Pass Records)

Spastik is an independent music producer based out of Boise. His status as a DJ is backed by ten years of experience in music production and mixing, and his experience includes appearances at esteemed venues such as Lush Bar and Lounge in downtown Boise.

Specializing in Drum and Bass, Spastik has produced many DnB mixes and songs, which have been aired on local college radio stations. Most of his mixes are modish and light, as old school jazz and funk is frequently implemented into his tracks. Soulful vocals also embellish his tunes with a sexy, retro vibe.

(Play Me, Onset Audio, Shift)

.:Ebb and Flow:.

DNB Tuesdays at The Baltic Room
1207 PINE ST, Seattle WA
NO COVER | Doors at 9pm | 21+ full bar | 9pm-2am
Beers + Wine/Drink Specials

OPEN DECKS: 9-10pm
First come, first serve. Sign up upon arrival only.
Slot time may vary depending on number of participants.
CD / Vinyl ONLY! No computers, flash drives, etc.
No exceptions.[/toggle]

SYNT - The Analog - Portland, Oregon

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[toggle header=”Event Information:”]A weekly DUBSTEP / BASS music night featuring guest + SYNT residents.

—————– SEE YOU NEXT TUESDAY —————–

Ink Eyes

Proto D


Kellan & Cin

720 SE Hawthorne Blvd

EDM Tuesdays - Bar Fifteen - Portland, Oregon

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DJSugarPDX , Zak DJproblemsolver Kintz,@ DJ Clint Dj Noiz in the front
This Week’s Guests.
DJ FORMZ 10-11

==> NO COVER <== -FEATURING ROCKSTAR BARTENDER JONNY DISCOBALLZ!! -HAPPY HOUR DRINK SPECIALS & FOOD SPECIALS ALL NIGHT! -21+ EVENT Bar XV 15 sw 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97204[/toggle] [caption id="attachment_21186" align="aligncenter" width="806"]John Talabot - 3 Hour Set - Q Nightclub - Dance Music - Seattle Click Me[/caption]

[toggle header=”Event Information:”]Tuesday, February 11th at Q Nightclub

Decibel proudly presents…

Permanent Vacation / K7!, Barcelona

with special guest

High & Tight

Advance tickets $13 are available at
Doors at 9pm / 21+

Q Nightclub
1426 Broadway Ave, Seattle

If there is one person, who has been causing a stir on the international club circuit recently, it is Barcelona’s John Talabot. Already his debut “My Old School“ (which is meant literally by the way) on Permanent Vacation in 2009 and shortly after that the single “ Sunshine”, which he put out on his own Hivern Disc imprint, made him one of the most promising musicians of the Spanish electronic scene. And those two releases also already set the mark for John Talabot’s unparalleled music: raw, loopy, heavy on the kick drum, sample based, moderate on the tempo, distorted on the drums and light years away from the clean and ever revolving house sound of today. This unique style which also blends influences from afro beat, Detroit techno, Chicago house and cosmic disco, but also northern soul or the energy of Flamenco, immediately turned some heads around. James Murphy, Âme and Aeroplane started including Talabot music in their sets like it was the most natural thing. However – and this is quite rare – he not only gained legions of fans in the house and disco community, but also amongst the leftfield pop and indie rock followers. NME and Resident Advisor both had “Breakthrough“ features on John Talabot and he can be proud of a “Best New Music“ dubbing on Pitchfork. (Being rather elusive on showing his face in magazines or the web it also came to some funny rumors that John Talabot was the alter ego of a well-known techno producer from Detroit).

At the same time he drew the attention of like-minded artists like James Holden and Luke Abott from Border Community, Blondes or Delorean, which lead to a bunch of fertile collaborations: Luke Abbot and Blondes remixed Talabot’s “Sunshine“ single , John Talabot remixed a track by Delorean and vice versa Delorean’s Ekhi contributed vocals to the track “Journeys “ on John’s album). Another example is the Young Turks Label (home of Jamie XX, Holy Fuck, El Guincho or SBTRKT ) on which he released the “Families“ EP in 2010. It was praised beyond limits. Pitchfork for instance hailed: “… where pop and house influences sweetly buffer up against one another to provide an unyielding sense of elation“ and even brought Talabot a comparison with artists like Four Tet or Caribou.

While staying true to his sound, John Talabot has nevertheless shown a constant evolution as a producer since his first release. He has traced a solid musical path that has turned him into one of the big references of European House and has made him also a highly in demand Remixer (for the likes of The XX, Francesco Tristano’s “Aufgang” project, Shit Robot on DFA, Thaiti 80, Joakim or Teengirl Fantasy to name just a few ).

A progression that now crystallizes in “ƒin”, his first full-length album for Permanent Vacation. A record, in which the Barcelona mastermind sets aside the danceable immediacy to expand his stylistic palette more than ever. For that purpose, Talabot melts all the elements that have constructed his distinctive sound until now and makes them emerge from a new perspective, in which the construction of complex song structures, intricate rhythms and superpositions of ever-evolving melodies and atmospheres pick up the baton of the “a kick-drum and a sampler” philosophy of his initial productions. The result brings us 11 tracks (we should call them songs really!) dominated by dark ambiances, gaseous textures and bittersweet moods that, above all, reveal a kind of vivacity that’s really hard to find in contemporary electronics. “Fin” is far from being a track collection. From the majestic opener “Depak Ine“ to it’s solemn ending with “So Will Be Now“ , one of the two tracks that features Talabot’s soul and label mate Pional, each song traces an overall dialogue with the rest, culminating a highly emotional journey through Talabot’s always compelling and unique musical vision.

In 2013, Talabot was commissioned to do a mix for the coveted K7! DJ-Kicks Series. His DJ-Kicks mix takes it back to the beginning, where it all began. There are obscurities such as ‘I Love’ by Paradise’s Deep Groove, a moody, bass-driven deep house track from 1992. “Those are tracks that are part of my history as a DJ, things that I discovered going to club nights in Barcelona,” explains Talabot. “They are really obscure old records,” he continues. “It’s hard to buy them on vinyl and you can’t really get them digitally. So putting them on this mix is like rescuing an old vinyl record. I’ve had both those records for ten years and I listen to them a lot. They are really special to me.” For more information on his DJ-Kicks mix, visit[/toggle]

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