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

[numblock num=”13th” style=”3″]Most call this day “thirsty Thursday”, if you’re a college kid or graduated and still can’t get over college times (it’s ok). Other adults look at this night as a way to help forget about their Friday work day although it’s mostly spent painful credited to your hangover but first, lets find you a place to party.[/numblock]

Dlist Magazine - 2014 Cover Girl - Aston Manor

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[toggle header=”Event Information:”]Join us for the second round of DList Magazine’s 2014 Cover Girl Search. Mix and mingle with the contestants and place your vote for your favorite contestant!

Voting is open online at
Tweet: @dlistmagazine #SEACOVERGIRL
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VIBE SQUAD - Mas SOL - Neumos

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[toggle header=”Event Information:”]Thursday, February 13th, The Mas Sol Collective is very proud to present Thriftworks and Vibesquad at Neumos Seattle! These two producers have been at the forefront of their respective styles of bass music for quite some time now, and most would consider them solidified legends. Having them on the same bill is just a no-brainer!

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From coast to coast and beyond, the electronic music spectrum has shifted radically to the low end, generating ribcage-rattling blasts from the underground on up. Tucked away in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, the Boulder-Denver-Ft.Collins triangle is the epicenter of this low-frequency onslaught, producing some of the biggest names in the game. At the top of the heap is Aaron Holstein, a.k.a. VibeSquaD, a musical juggernaut and fearless vanguard in a flourishing scene. Circling the globe with his wholly original brand of bass exploration, VibeSquaD is reaching wider and wider audiences with his studio tracks and out-of-control live shows.
The VibeSquaD sound is a sonic culmination of decades of experimentation, innovation, and a propensity for what’s next. Raised just outside of Chicago, Aaron Holstein was exposed to early house, techno, electro, and hip-hop, becoming a crate-digger at a young age. Breaking was an obsession for the youngster, who came up on Sugar Hill Gang, Al-Naafish, and Art of Noise. Late-night parties at the YMCA later brought the underground dance music of the Second City into Holstein’s life—cementing his love for sweaty basements, jam-packed with heads ready to cut loose.

When Holstein discovered psychedelic music, and the scope of jam, jazz—and most importantly, funk—the guitar never left his hands, practicing upwards of 8 hours of a day. For all things funky, Holstein turned to the mighty Ohio River, for Parliament/Funkadelic bassist and Cincinnati’s favorite son Bootsy Collins, as well as the Ohio Players. Frank Zappa became a fixation for the young guitarist. “One Size Fits All was a life changer,” Holstein admits. To smooth out the rough edges of his funk and prog idols, he turned to six-string legends George Benson, Grant Green, and the man, himself: West Montgomery.

Incursions into the world of progressive, instrumental music put him under the tutelage of some of the finest musicians and professors on the East Coast, including the inimitable Yusef Lateef. Those strong technical and compositional fundamentals form the basis of his intricate productions—belying the “simplicity” of his dance floor bangers. Relentless touring with groundbreaking acts put Aaron smack dab in the middle of the world inhabited by progressive percussionists Michael Travis and Jamie Janover. The resulting collaboration, Zilla, would change the industry forever, fusing the jam and electronic scenes with the trio’s brand of live trance and breaks.

Perpetually on the prowl for that new sound, Holstein was far ahead of the curve, adding his signature sound to the bass-heavy style that was filtering over from the U.K. The 2006 inception of VibeSquaD at Symbiosis put Holstein at the forefront of the burgeoning bass craze. From his discombobulating beats and minimalist, gurgling bass on “Domepiece” from 2007’s Return of the Pudding People, to the flexed out kicks and bombastic wobbles—replete with his own signature pitched up hip-hop vocals—of “Flipping Acrobats” on 2010’s The FIRE, VibeSquaD has maintained his position, poised on the cusp of the next big sound while staying true to his unique voice. Over time, Holstein has carved out a distinctive niche, which blends his love for all things bass music, with the funk obsession of his youth. This bouncy, glitched-up, and wobbled-out style is most apparent on his latest EP, Remix Mashers Vol. 1, which opens with a rehashing of Sly & the Family Stone’s “Family Affair.” With four full-lengths, three EPs, and a slew of remixes out on forward-thinking labels Muti Music, Interchill, and Proboscis, Holstein is as prolific as he is a pioneer.

That being said, studio tracks can’t begin to prepare fans for VibeSquaD’s outrageous live performances. Bobbing up and down uncontrollably, arms raised with a permagrin plastered across his face, Holstein hits the stage full throttle, and doesn’t let up until every last spot on the floor is packed with bodies exhausted from a marathon dance session. 2011 was a breakout year for Aaron, with marquee performances at Sonic Bloom, Electric Forest, and Wakarusa, where he played a sunrise set for a massive crowd. “It was one of the coolest moments I’ve ever had playing live,” Holstein said, “to see everyone dancing as the sun came up—it’s rare to see people in that context.” VibeSquaD has supported huge acts like Pretty Lights, Bassnectar, EOTO, and Tipper, but with his recent addition to super-agent Hunter Williams’ Progressive Global Agency, the time has come for Aaron to step up and step out. Having reached the next level, expect to see the VibeSquaD circus packing even bigger clubs, theaters, and festivals across the country, and around the world. The VibeSquaD has arrived.


Berkeley, California based electronic producer Jake Atlas, aka Thriftworks, offers up his own fresh, outsider style weaving eclectic samples and explosive modern bass that takes the art of beat-crafting to new heights. Garnering much praise from fans and critics alike, his latest release, ‘Rainmaker,’ is quickly becoming known as one of the finest electronic albums of 2012. The album’s throbbing, deep low-end and wall to wall synths seem to channel something ancient and mysterious, offering up an intoxicating musical high. These sounds activate the senses, enrapture the mind, move the body and leave audiences begging for more.

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:::Additional Performances By:::

RYURY (Soundpieces//SF)



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21+ event // 8pm – 2am

$15 Advance
$20 Doors

Neumos Seattle
925 East Pike Street
Seattle, WA 98122

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Bass Valentines - Dodge City Saloon - Vancouver, WA

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[toggle header=”Event Information:”]——————NO COVER!!! $2 Pbr’s and $3 sinfire shots!!! 21+——————-

Vancouver’s heaviest EDM weekly event, Bassface EDM Thursday is back and excited to bring you another AMAZING night bass music and dancing! Every week we bring you the lastest and dopest tracks for all EDM genres including Dubstep, Electro, Breaks, House, DnB, Trap, Glitch, Midtempo, and MUCH more!


*Ekim* Bass Music
Ever since he can remember, Mike Gonzalez a.k.a. ekiM, has been influenced by music in a big way. Moving through the music as he grew up, he got a little from it all. Classical, Rock, Hip-Hop, Oldies, and Goodies have made his ability to do wonders with Electronic Music. Living in the mix, Mikebackwards has thrown down with several electronic music genres. Since 2003 he has been making a sound people all over the westcoast have grown to love. ekiM is not one to miss, his love for the bass and the edm movement is second to none!

*Most Hated*Dubstep/Trap -Vancouver, WA

*Torrent* Bass Music/Breaks -Vancouver, WA
-Bassface/Galaxcy Media Productions/UNITY productions

*Azazel* Dubstep/Trap/Glitch/ Midtempo -Vancouver, WA
-BassFace/Galaxy Media Productions

* ZK* Dubstep/Electro/Trap -Vancouver, WA
– BassFace

9:00-9:50 ZK
950-10:40 TorrenT
1040-1130 Azazel
1130-1:00 Ekim
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EVO at The Vault - Spokane Washington

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[toggle header=”Event Informtion:”]Twice a month HeadyWorks brings its production & presentation to The Vault Social Club’s BPM Thursday night. Good Times, Great Drinks, Eye-Captivating Visuals, Amazing People, and lots of Good Vibes, Great DJ’s and Music to keep you Dancing and give you a Night you’ll Never Forget.

For HeadyWorks first night hosting a BPM night we have a special guest all the way from Dallas, Texas.

E-VO :
2012 & 2013 have been a great for E-VO he signed his multi genre EP with Krysism on Smashed Beatz and hitting Beatport’s Top 20 Dubstep Releases. Krysism & E-VO – Remix of – Treal Lee & Lil Wayne’s Throwed Off – has reached 1.4 Million Downloads on & Collabing with huge artist such as Treal Lee & Prince Rick, Savage & AM3RO. Now that 2014 is here he has already received support from DJ Chuckie on Sirius XM Electric Area. Rising producers can only stay hidden for so long. E-VO is on the edge of breaking new ground.

E-VO – Dallas, Texas

“Evan Orona aka E-VO has shared the shared with many headlining DJs including Yellow Claw, Figure, Spencer & Hill, Lucky Date, Cold Blank, Mord Fustang, Crizzly, Caspa & MANY more!
He got his first taste of performing for fans while still in High school. He was part of a experimental metal band named 4$Fuss. Their first tour really helped his realize that he had such a passion for making music and putting on an unforgettable show and leaving the crowd begging for more.”


BrainFunk – Spokane, Wa

Raised in the NorthWest, and now residing in Spokane, WA; BrainFunk (Derrick Locken) grew up listening to rock n’ roll and Hip-Hop. Exploring into production through the years, he found a passion for Conscious Lyricism, and Multi-genres of Electronic Dance Music including DnB, Dubstep, Psychedelic, Glitch hop, Trip hop and various styles of bass music in the EDM culture. Learning to DJ, He began playing at many events performing with a unique mixing style, keeping a crowd dancing energetically throughout his entire sets. Since his start, he has shared stages with love
and Light, Phutureprimitive, Helicopter Showdown, At Dawn We Rage, Eprom, Psymbionic, Bass Science, and several other widely known artist.



Originally from Seattle and currently residing in Spokane, WA, Beauflexx has been exercising dance floors across the greater northwest for over a decade. He started making mix tapes at a young age while aspiring to be a radio DJ. At the age of 17 landed his first gig DJ’ing at an all ages club. Growing up listening to 80’s break beats, hip hop and funk prepared him for his first first EDM concert featuring Donald Glaude. Seeing the connection with the crowd formed by this EDM legend paired with his innovative sound and performance inspired him to explore the EDM scene further where he fell in love with the music of Z-Trip, Rusko, Pretty Lights, Flux Pavilion and Bassnectar.

Playing a broad range of sounds, including a large variety of eargasming bass music, moombathon, dubstep and trap, Beauflexx is outfitted with an vast arsenal of sound to exert any crowd. Hailed as DJ of the year 2 years in a row in Spokane, WA and being one of the few to bring edm to the inland north west on a large scale, Beauflexx has played an integral part in the rise of EDM both locally and throughout the area. Playing for crowds of thousands alongside the likes of Datsik, Crizzly, Steve Aoki, Felix Cartal and Dirty Phonics, Beauflexx consistently delivers an unforgettable experience. Look for his forthcoming EP dropping Summer 2013.

Ministry of Flow

Ministry of Flow is a collective dedicated to cultivating flow in its many forms of practice throughout the world, so we may be present to live fully in each moment.

We advocate flow in body, mind and spirit.

We offer diversity in modalities and tools to inspire others to get into the flow state and experience spontaneous joy and happiness.

Flow is the mental state of operation in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity. In essence, flow is characterized by complete absorption in what one does.

Buzz terms for this or similar mental states include: to be in the moment, present, in the zone, on a roll, wired in, in the groove, on fire, or centered.

Flow is a single-minded immersion and represents perhaps the ultimate experience in harnessing the emotions in the service of performing and learning. In flow, the emotions are not just contained and channeled, but positive, energized, and aligned with the task at hand. The hallmark of flow is a feeling of spontaneous joy, even rapture, while performing a task although flow is also described as a deep focus on nothing but the activity – not even oneself or one’s emotions.

Ministry of Flow is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of Ministry of Flow must be made payable to Fractured Atlas only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.


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SCUBA - Decible Events - Q Nightclub February 13th

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[toggle header=”Event Information:”]Thursday, February 13th at Q Nightclub

Studio 4/4 and Decibel proudly present…

Hot Flush / !K7 – London


with Studio 4/4 residents

Decibel / Studio 4/4

Innerflight / Studio 4/4

Advance tickets $10 at
Doors at 9pm / 21+

Q Nightclub
1426 Broadway Ave, Seattle

Even though he no longer lives in the country, it’s hard to imagine what London’s musical landscape would look like without the influence of Scuba, born Paul Rose. The Hotflush label head, DJ, producer and promoter cut his teeth with jungle and techno equally in London, eventually becoming involved with local pirate radio and some of the formative club nights in dubstep. Rose and his label’s early activity in the London scene led to a long-standing association with the genre, but he quickly proved versatile as his own productions (and Hotflush releases) began to extend into the wider realm of electronic music.

Wanting to get in touch with his techno roots, Rose made the now-standard move from London to Berlin in 2007. The city’s cold winters and post-industrial landscape easily matched Scuba’s own distinctive production aesthetic, which he showed off on his first two albums recorded in the German capital, A Mutual Antipathy and Triangulation in 2008 and 2010 respectively. These two records showed the nubile Berliner increasingly incorporating techno influences into a bass-heavy, multi-genre sound, met with almost universal critical acclaim. During the same period, Rose’s successful DJ career reached new heights, even playing Berlin’s legendary techno temple Berghain, home to DJs like Marcel Dettmann and Ben Klock.

Rose’s infiltration into Berghain soon took on unprecedented prominence, landing a Friday night residency with his own quarterly SUB:STANCE night, which has not only featured some of the biggest names in bass music but also resulted in an eponymous mix CD on the club’s influential techno label, the first and still only one of its kind. It wouldn’t be any exaggeration to say that Rose’s DJing has become as celebrated as his music, with his speedy but careful style cutting through genre barriers with remarkable ease. Recording and DJing techno under his SCB guise, Rose has become known as a techno DJ as much as a “bass music” DJ. His 2011 DJ-KiCKS installment showed off his mastery of all dance music genres, and received plaudits from all angles. Audience reception has been just as vocal, with Scuba occupying the #25 spot in the readership-voted Resident Advisor Top DJ poll for 2010 and 2011.

All the while his Hotflush Recordings label has blossomed into a veritable juggernaut in underground electronic music, releasing everything from techno (Sigha, George FitzGerald) to some of the most experimental and important music of the past few years by artists like Joy Orbison, Untold, Mount Kimbie, and Sepalcure. One of the label’s most recent triumphs was also Rose’s himself, in the form of the third Scuba album Personality. Following on the promise of his controversial-but-ubiquitous trance-baiting single “Adrenalin” in 2011, Personality showed off a vibrant new world for Scuba, stretching his legs out into everything from prog house to drum & bass to techno with an arsenal of rich synths and melodies. An album that Pitchfork called “stylishly retro, all coated in a futuristic 2012 sheen.” It’s his most accessible and high-profile release yet, and represents a new chapter in Scuba’s continued climb to the highest echelons of electronic music.


Rotation - Seattle's Premier DJ Contest Night - Contour Nightclub

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[toggle header=”Event Information:”]SIGNUPS/TRYOUTS FOR ROTATION XII

Here we go again, we have champions, we want challengers.
Tryouts commence Feb 6th, and conclude Feb 27th at Club Contour downtown Seattle.

Tryout set lengths are 20 minutes, each night on a first come first served basis, you must be 21+ to enter. Any equipment is allowed, so long as your performance is live. The top DJs as determined by our panel of judges will be awarded slots in the competition.

Be aware, participation requires that you be present on the night that your seeded position competes, that seed determines your night of competition – if you cannot make the night your seed is scheduled to compete, you will be automatically eliminated.

The nights of competition are as follows:
Round 1 -16 competitors.
one night of either March 6th, 13th, 20th, or 27th
Round 2 – 8 competitors.
one night of either April 3rd or 10th.
Round 3 – 4 competitors
one night – April 17th
round 4 – 2 competitors (plus 3rd place match)
one night – April 24th

The grand prize for this competition is a cool $1000

during competition, but not during tryouts…
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