The Melting Pot on 01/17/12
Ill be talking with David Starfire about his show here in Portland 1/21/2012 @ REFUGE, his upcoming Release, The Dub Kirtan Allstars, Remixes, Collaborations and more... & Ill speak with the organizers of Threshold and Portland Artists Clinic Tonight 8-10pm + tons of free tickets to Threshold 1/21, Shamanic Sounds 1/18, Rags to Ribbons 1/20, Resolution 1/28 and dont miss Natasha Kmeto's CD release party 1/19 Free to all Melting Pot Listeners!!! Read more for Details...
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David Starfire is a producer, composer, multi-instrumentalist and DJ based in Los Angeles and San Francisco. His production style is eclectic, fusing world music with dance, hip hop and everything in between. He’s developed quite a following and his unique sound is catching the ears of music fans across the globe. David is signed with the internationally known label Six Degrees Records, home to artists such as The Orb, Bebel Gilberto, Cheb i Sabbah, Karsh Kale, Midival Punditz, Michael Franti, Natacha Atlas, DJ Spooky and many others. He’s released 2 records, “Bollyhood Bass” in 2010 and “Bombay Beatz” in 2007. His tunes have been played on BBC, NPR, National Geographic, XM radio and various stations around the world.
His signature sound landed him several DJ gigs at large scale international festivals all over the world such as Winter Music Conference, Coachella, Love Parade, the Forum, Musikmesse, Electric Picnic, Shambhala, Harmony, Burning Man, Lightning in a Bottle, Lovevolution and Earthdance. He’s performed at private parties and events for Lucas films, ILM, Virgin Galactic, Roland, Digg, MacWorld, Flaunt Magazine, CAA and others. He’s had DJ tours in the US, India, Canada and Europe with rave reviews. He also sets himself apart from other DJ’s by playing bass guitar and electronic hand drums during his set and for special festival shows incorporates a live 10 piece band.
We will be giving away Tickets to:
A Benefit for the Portland Artists Clinic
Saturday January 21, 2012
9PM - Until Tomorrow
@ Refuge PDX - 116 SE Yamhill St.
"As you think, so shall you become" - Bruce Lee
Fusing all forms & the moments in between. Ana Sia's sets confirm crunk status of all who dare enter into her seamless world of sound. Ana's energetic delivery of brain-fazing beats has earned the Princess Slay-ah an important spot in pioneering the West Coast future sound movement. She will take you on a musical expedition into the deepest reaches of your brain, as she masterfully blends a wide spectrum of rhythms with a beautiful fluidity and a delicate sensibility, giving the dance floor a delightful ride that ends at the corner of bliss and oblivion.
David Starfire is a producer, composer, multi-instrumentalist and DJ based in Los Angeles and San Francisco. His production style is eclectic, fusing world music with dance, hip hop and everything in-between. His signature sound landed him several DJ gigs at large scale international festivals all over the world such as Winter Music Conference, Coachella, Love Parade, the Forum, Musikmesse, Electric Picnic, Shambhala, Harmony, Burning Man, Lightning in a Bottle, Lovevolution and Earthdance.
A sound whose genre goes something like; hip-hop, soul, electro, funk. You have two Emcees who charge sped-up lyrical flows; made to sound effortless. Rob & Burkey have realized an impressive and seamless synergy with their voices and their lyrics are playfully vivacious and positive.
Pumpkin is the music producer and curator behind the Wandering Marionettes and their eclectic event, Kabinet Theatre, as well as member of the famed Los Angeles collective POCKET Underground. By embracing all moods and genres, Pumpkin's remixes and DJ sets have been known to inspire lust, love and laughter.
A gifted live performer, his tracks are performed live with four keyboards and two laptops...an exhilarating and unique show in today's age of DJ's and pseudo-musicians. All original, all live...and above all: musical.
He raps in English, with a touch of Spanish at times, adding vocal scratching and beat boxing while singing all of his hooks. Currently he is one of the hardest working emcees on the west coast, having performed countless shows across America, bringing his musical intentions to those in need of true Northwest Fresh Music.
Trans-continental groove maniac Global Ruckus lets you experience the world through his music which he continues to accumulate in his many travels. Just back from a week of gigs in China where he wowed the masses in Shanghai and Beijing, he's brought back some dreamy and delicious Asian sonic treats to help you bring in the year of the dragon with his sunrise set.
Acting Locally to Inspire Globally! Bridgetown Revue is a performing arts trio based in Portland, OR. Our passion is to inspire each other to expand beyond existing terrain, push the boundaries of our work and expose each other to the direct process of creating a continuously evolving, vital and inclusive artistic community.
ATHENA AURA NOVA
Athena Aura Nova is an exemplary exotic pole dancer in Portland who holds more titles than any other dancer in town, including the 2005 Crown of Miss Nude Oregon. In 2011, she founded the NWPDA. Athena continues her education and training with some of the best pole dancers in the world, including: Jamilla DeVille, Fawnia Dietrich and Zoraya Judd.
THE GOOD TIME GIRLS
The Good Time Girls regularly perform in a variety of themes and styles; the current repertoire includes a Cheerleader PomPom routine, Cabaret Chair Dance, The Can Can, Asian Sword/Fan/Parasol routine, Michael Jackson's Thriller, to name a few. Their purpose is to enrich our lives by sharing with others through dance and choreographed expression. We bring the GOOD TIMES!!!
JPEACE LOVE CIRCUS
Here for THART! (think art/thought art) and anything and everything but not limited to the destruction of the hyper reality created by the system we ignore to see with our poisoned eyes.
LUMENAL CODE (THE GEEK FORT) - Dan Cohen & Gabe Shaughnessy
Dan Cohen is an Artist of the New-Renaissance. He is a classically trained painter, sculptor, designer, muralist, writer, and philosopher. His influences include world mythologies, quantum physics, active dreaming, the Qabbalah and other sacred sciences. His signature elements--beautifully rendered forms, archetypal symbolism, occult circuitry, meticulously crafted panels and constructs--bridge the ancient and the future, thought and memory.
Gabe Shaughnessy pioneered a technique for projection mapping murals, and has done installations around the country to transform static, 2 dimensional surfaces into an interactive, data-driven projection. It's a seamless blend of traditional mural painting techniques done with the latest digital tools, offering unimaginable possibilities for interaction and narratives.
The Lumen league are a group of artists, lighting designers, video technicians, architects and creatives who've come together to dream, discuss, devise and design new ideas for lighting and video. We have built this place for all of the people who do not define themselves strictly by corporate work, but who've also a more dynamic vision of surrounding environments.
Narayani transforms spaces into temples & sensory environments, while building ritualistic installations to inspire. Nara also leads dream groups into altered states of consciousness to find inspiration and uncover the secret messages of their psyche.