Genre: Electro-pop (Curated by Freakout Records)
Neu Yeuth duo Claire Grayson and Huntington Filson first met in 2015 through a Craigslist ad. Since then, the pair has released a three-song self-titled EP, including their most well-known track, Make a Move. Grayson’s indie-folk vocals paired with Filson’s synth-pop melodies create an emotional yet relaxing atmosphere you can’t help but move your feet to. If you’re a fan of Sylvan Esso, you might want to give Neu Yeuth a listen.
Genre: Remixes, R&B (Curated by TUF)
Organizer of Soul-Fi, and co-organizer of the DARQNESS queer and trans people of color arts collective, Renee Jarreau Greene, also known as Reverend Dollars, has been an active member of the Seattle dance music scene for years. She’s best known for her DJ mixes blending R&B tunes with UK Garage style beats. She’s released a series of EPs and is currently working on producing her debut album. So what can we expect from Reverend Dollar’s set at Upstream? A lot of dancing, possibly a few throwback tunes, and an energetic club-like environment.
Genre: Future Bass, Hip-Hop (Curated by Night Shift)
Think of your favorite R&B and hip-hop tunes, then mix them with bubbly melodies that chime. That’s the sound of Ben Chaykin, better known as Tony Snark. His DJ mixes blend popular top-40 club tunes with the energetic, bouncy, joyful melodies often found in Future Bass. An original member of the Night Shift Sound & Customs crew, and co-founder of Seattle’s airline-themed dance party Jet, Snark has been a prominent player in the local scene for the past seven years. If you’re looking for a fun dance party with good vibes, you might want to stop by his set at Upstream.
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