Highbrow/Lowbrow: A Very Varied Variety Show by Otterpup Productions celebrates using the voice that each of us has Awesome, Fun, Odd, Captivating ART! Remember- your voice isn't just your vocal cords, but what you say with each bit of your artistic self!
BIOGRAPHY Jason Szostek grew up in the musical theater staring in Oliver playing in the King and I on Broadway with Yul Brenner, Constance Towers and Angela Lansbury. After an year in Hollywood as a TV actor and model he realized that his first love was music.
He picked up a classical guitar, then a Les Paul and soon he had a huge collection of effect pedals. Once he got a Yamaha CS 01 synthesizer it was clear that making new sounds was what he was most attracted to. He sold his guitars and most of his pedals and bought synthesizers.
In high school he formed an electronic duo with his friend Steven Wytas who was acquiring drum machines and recording equipment . Free World would release cassettes and one was entered by WFCS into CMJ's best unsigned bands competition in 1985 earning them a spot on the Epic Records compilation the following year. 1986 they released their debut album "Amagi", an eclectic collection of experimental electronica inspired by underground new wave and industrial music of the 80s. Their follow up "The Tyranny of Culture" was released only after Jason started his own label, TOTC, where he also released a few of his side projects.
In 1989 he met Taylor Dupree and sharing many common influences as well as a desire to expand the boundaries of electronic music they formed Decameron and over the next two years released two albums on Taylor's Havoc Music. Some of these tracks would appear on early techno compilations under pseudonyms. Havoc Music's own compilation "Techno Criminal SubCultures" is where BPMF first appeared in '91.
In the spring of 1993 Dietrich Schoenemann asked Jason to join the jam session at Taylor's place where they had assembled all the classic early 80s analog gear. That fall they released "Acid Technology" on Instinct records and performed their first live show as Prototype 909, that night they also met Abe Duque. Abe Duque invited all of his friends to a back room at the legendary Limelight Club in NYC telling them to bring records and gear and be prepared to jam live. BPMF was there. The Rancho Relaxo All- Stars would release three albums and tour Europe together, eventually destroying the original Ultraschall in Munich, quite literally tearing the place down.
In New York he met John Selway of Disintegrator and realized they had a common a love for the early electro and new wave sounds. They formed Synapse and created Serotonin Records to bring the funk back and thus the first electro revival was born. Prototype 909 recorded four albums and played 70 shows. Synapse was the first American electro group to play live in Moscow. BPMF released tracks on Serotonin, Schmer, Instinct, EMF, Tension/Rancho Relaxo Records. In 2000 Jason moved to Philadelphia and went underground. In 2006 he and The Rancho Relaxo All-Atars reformed and released "The Answer Is Always Yes" and toured Europe. In 2007 BPMF released his first solo album "Parousia Fallacy" and in 2008 Prototype 909 returned with a reunion tour.
Recently BPMF has released a number of tracks and played live for Rizumu in Philadelphia and for Black Start in Berlin. He released a DJ megamix of 16 tracks on his Voder Records vodercast "Right Now". He released three volumes of his "Abide the Glide" series of portemento techno on his revived Schmer label. Played live on FNOOB radio. His ambient full length "Solaris" is out on Telepathic Bubblebath. Played live world wide from Berlin on lsb.tv. In 2017 look for BPMF live in clubs and events from Chicago to Berlin and for BPMF on vinyl on Schmer and Serotonin Records in stores everywhere.
discography as BPMF/Jason Szostek
Full Length Albums: 1991 Grease for the Spinning Junta - Havoc Music 2007 Parousia Fallacy - JSM 2016 Right Now - Voder Records 2016 Solaris - Telepathic Bubblebath
singles/EPs 1991 Techno Criminal Subcultures - Havoc Music 1994 Analog Heaven - Instinct Records 1995 Button - Rancho Relaxo 1995 Untitled - Serotonin Records 1995 The Synapse EP - Electric Music Foundation 1996 Delancey Tracks - Schmer 1996 Neurotransmitters Vol. 2 - Electric Music Foundation 1996 Ambient Systems II - Instinct 1996 Exit to New York - Instinct 1997 Little Happy Guy Saves Mankind - Serotonin 1998 Infusion - Serotonin's Revenge - Serotonin 1998 as Jason Szostek - Multiples - Serotonin 2016 Abide the Glide vols 1-3 - Schmer 2016 Sunyata - Mélodies Souterraines / Late-Night Rec.
From hip hop to techno and all that between. TURBO aka Dustin Haffner’s first tape was Ice T Power and from there his obsession with electronic music was born. 80’s synth pop has always been his background and bands such as Depeche Mode, Pet Shop Boys, Erasure and New Order are his gods.
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Area 303 presents: Space Orbs 01 | 21+ event Sunday, May 28 at 10 PM – 3 AM
You Can't Do This on Television, a burlesque tribute to our favorite TV shows is back! We bring you shows from many genres and take you further than they allow on TV. Joins us as we find out what your favorite characters do when the cameras are off.
OUR AMAZING CAST: Alexa Perplexa Carmen DieOxide Jesus La Pinga Lady Drew Blood Lexi Luthor Sun Shiner... See MoreSee Less
June 3, 10-2 | 21+ | Substation, Seattle | $10 pre / $15 door
What started as a run of 6 shirts in Eastern Washington has turned into a nationwide movement in the bass music scene. The days of grinding to wubs are over, as festival-goers from Holy Ship to Paradiso Festival have been spotted in SGTD shirts, headbanging on anything they can find.
As Stop Grinding to Dubstep shirts are quickly becoming the symbol of broken necks in 2017, we are excited to announce the first official Stop Grinding to Dubstep event.
The multi-room bass fest will include a main room graced by Impossible Records artist Super Square, Metalstep and Stop Grinding to Dubstep man himself Sosleepyy, and AWOL Events' owner and cold brew connoisseur it me. Side room duties will be covered by the genre-jumping AWOL CREW, comprising Coltan Johnson, BeLaux, Vargo, Flow - Seattle DJ.
2 Rooms! 4 Hours of Music! Brand New Exclusive SGTD Merch!
===== Main Room ===== SUPER SQUARE www.facebook.com/iamsupersquare/ soundcloud.com/break_enter_society/super-square-lets-go Super Square was originally created by the late Ben Lavee and has since been successfully carried on by his bandmates: the trio consisting of producer A_Rival, DJ Jimmy Hits, and vocalist Helen Eugene. This Seattle based group was curated as a way to bring a unique sound and an uncommon live performance element to the current club scene. Inspired by their diverse musical backgrounds, these three bring everything you’d need for an exceptional high energy DJ set while adding original production and beautiful live vocals to create an element not commonly seen in the nightlife experience.
Their cutting edge production and songwriting skills shine in their original music and through this, the group boasts many accolades. Most recently their EP, "Push," (released on Seattle's own Impossible Records) hit the coveted #1 spot on the Beatport Top 100 for an entire week. In addition, the trio’s 2015 release "Erase Me" released on Carrillo Records reached #27 on the Billboard dance music charts and has seen radio play in several markets including in-studio features on Seattle's premier EDM station c89.5fm.
They've collaborated with EDM powerhouses including, KJ Sawka, Kissy Sellout, Eddie Amador, Sluggo and have performed with Nervo, Red Foo, Scndl, Dirty South and Lost Kings to name a few. Their official Key Arena debut in Seattle, WA opening for future house/bass house/trap producer, Marshmello at Bumbershoot 2016 was a highlight in the group’s performance history. Other highlights include: Create in LA, Manor in DC, Foundation Nightclub in Seattle, and their headlining residency at Marquee in Sydney.
During their “off time” you can find these three in the studio working on new original material, designing powerful visuals, and rehearsing for their next gig. Super Square is constantly growing and preparing and is ready for any stage big or small.
SoSleepyy www.facebook.com/SoSleepyy soundcloud.com/sosleepyy Jay Wellz aka SoSleepyy is a fresh face to the electronic dance music world having only been DJing just over a year. In that short period of time he has marketed himself& his brand, taking over the Eastern Washington scene and now making a huge impression on the Seattle bass music scene.
Drawing inspiration from Herobust, Datsik, Skism, Space Jesus, Zomboy, Rezz and many other high energy artists he brings a unique take to set building by being extremely versatile, yet still staying true to his basshead roots.
Political Open Mic is a open mic-style multimedia art showing and live performance event. We invite you to share art-in-progress, new art, and old art! All art types and people welcome. No hate speech allowed.
If your act requires special set-up or equipment, please let us know before 3 days minimum before event. 🙂 We do have access to a full PA, sound equipment, and projector.
Cost: Free! Time: Doors at 730pm, event starts promoptly at 8pm Drinks for 21+
This month we're featuring artist and organizer Roxanne Fonder Reeve of Seattle Trash Studio, a radically sustainable building project, and Earthship Seattle. She'll be speaking on actionable, sustainable art and lifestyle choices as well as upcoming events and projects you can get involved with!
Come show us your anti-Trump art, your poster from a recent march, your new political stand-up routine, or your interpretative dance piece about the death of empathy in America! Show video interviews you did with immigrant families, perform a Putin-on-Trump burlesque duet, or play tunes from your anarchist all-ukelele punk band! ANYTHING GOES!
Invite your friends & share the event with any artists you think may be interested!
Sign up to perform when you arrive, or alert the MC during the evening if you would like to perform. We do performances on a first-come, first-serve basis.
FAQ: Q: How do I know if my art is poltical? What if it's related to nature, science, my dating experiences, my family upbringing? A: Want it to be political? Make it political! It's all about the artist statement. Nature piece? Integrate conservation efforts into your statement. About your personal experience? Talk about how your race, privilegde, gender aligment, or income level contributed to this art. GET POLITICAL.
Q: I've never been to poltiical open mic. What's it like? A: Sign up to perform when you first arrive. Mingle with like-minded artists and make some new friends. Sign up starts at 7:30pm and acts start at 8pm. You may come late and still perform...Just alert the MC!
Q: What if I want to check it out before I sign up to perform? A: No problem! You can always alert the MC and let her know that you would like to perform, at any point in the night. Keep in mind that performanes are done on a first-come, first-serve basis!
Q: I want to participate but I live really far away! What do? A: Coordinate with us to perform via live stream! Message us for details. We believe in making it happen, but of course, in person is always best!
Q: I want to be a featured artist at poltiical open mic. How do I do that? A: Reach out directly to for details.... See MoreSee Less
An opportunity for ~ new local beginner, ~ aspiring amateur, ~ and known established professional FLOW performing artists to come together and present their work & talent on a stage before an audience.
In order to ~ increase public awareness of FLOW arts & FLOW artists and educate them on it's many tools, tricks, and outlets ~ promote the genre as a viable form of entertainment available for hire and enjoyable as a featured stand alone performance act/art with or without fire (instead of just periphery go go dancing at big rave events where the only people credited on websites and flyers as "appearing artists" are DJ's) ~ develop and establish an audience (fans) who would be interested in attending regular FLOW showcases and seeing it added to more vaudeville/variety/cabaret sets (instead of the majority all burlesque or other well known traditional classics) in order to increase the market of available paid gigs to be less cut throat competitive due to the oversaturation of often overly ambitious amateur artists ~ challenge ourselves to create new choreography and performance sets without relying on the danger/wow factor of using fire tools ~ meet others & network with each other in order to gain experience, mentorship, and open the lines of communication with each other so that we can build collaboration possibities, gig sharing, and general friendliness & respect for one another instead of stepping on others and driving down the market by the practice of intentionally or unknowingly underbidding each other which although may be one of the fundamentals of capitolism it goes against our personal principles, the philosophy of FLOW, and ultimately harms the potential of our aspiration to DO WHAT WE LOVE for an actual theoretical "living" instead of mere hobbyist.
Sign up form to Participate is pinned to both the top of this event page & under the tab "Sign Up Now" on The Seattle FLOW Showcase page. ALL ARE WELCOME!!! 🙂
Earthship Seattle and Uniting Souls are proud to bring you: EARTHSHIP
On June 9th 2017 we will celebrate life and sustainability at this fundraiser event. Earthship Seattle has joined forces with the Cascadia Now! Non profit organization for a 501c3 sponsored project. We are raising the money to build a Global Model Earthship here in Seattle to be used as a visitor center. Earthships are radically sustainable off grid homes that are made from repurposed materials. If you don’t know what an Earthship is exactly, you will by the end of the night. We will have a packed line up of your favorite local DJ’s in the main room. In addition to some great music, we will be highlighting art that is made from trash in the small room. There will be informational booths for you to learn more about Earthships and Biotecture. Also you will pick up the skill of turning your own trash into building materials.
Several times throughout the night you will notice models on the main stage wearing the latest in trash fashion. We encourage you to wear your favorite upcycled fashion as well. There will be a contest/prize for the best item.
The proceeds from this night's event will go into the fund to complete our mission of building this visitor center.
The Lineup: James Sorrell & Mr. Linden B2B Tribal Tech set Ramiro Buckmode Rob Noble Julie Herrera
$10 suggested Donation, but if you are in a position to do more, then by all means, please do. All the moneys will go to fund the project. Thank you so much for your support! We promise to make amazing things happen. Much love <3
James Sorrell [To Infinity Productions] soundcloud.com/james-sorrell/road-to-hypnagogia I was born an audiophile and have always been listening. When I was a papoose my safety blanket was a pair of old headphones and a gain knob within reach during nap times and still is after over four decades today. There's nothing more comforting than sub sonic bass frequencies and a bouncing mid range sprinkled with a melodic high end to soothe any and every emotion. When it comes to music and audio in general, it has a way of carrying us off and elevating our spirits every single time we close our eyes and just listen. Tribal rhythm and drums is where it all started for me growing up as a local northwest native american. My tribal roots run deep and I incorporate my heritage into every set I play by layering in ethnomusic percussion, in a sense grounding my sound back to where it all began for me as a child. Don't get me wrong, I am a fan of trippy weird spacey sounds and that's probably why I love techno so much as well, but every chance I get, I am going to create a soundscape that takes you on an emotional and spiritual journey. I play music in hopes to make an immediate connection with my listener and help them to find ways to make a deeper connection within themselves. Music is my weapon against all of the chaos and animosity in this world that we live in. I hope to only elevate you while you give me your ears.
Mr. Linden [HouseQuake] hearthis.at/vtqxrtkd/earth-deep-roots/ Mr. Linden moved to Seattle from Anchorage in 1998, saw Carl Cox 2 months later in 1999 and knew he made the right choice. He had pretty good luck for someone just ghosting though the Seattle DJ community; Played at ETG, Sole repair, a short residency at The Living Room, playing at the SAM Sculpture park for one of the REMIX nights several years on a makeshift Pride Float... It wasn’t until 2016 that he decided to take it a little more seriously and pursue his passion of making people dance with more gusto. Now Mr.Linden plays music appropriate for the moment, always looking to get people on the dance floor and keep 'em there using a blend of brand new and classic tracks.
Ramiro Gutierrez [Synchronicity, Uniting Souls Music] soundcloud.com/80hd-podcast/ep-53-ramiro-gutierrez-synchronicity-deep-tribal-house-mix In the early 90s, during his college years in San Francisco, Ramiro converged on the electronic music phenomenon that was exploding in the Bay Area. In 1995, with the help of friends, Ramiro began producing his own events, promoting community among an emerging group of artists & musicians, while showcasing their work. By 1997, Uniting Souls was born. As founder, Ramiro worked actively to build community through the power of house music, producing over 100 shows in SF through the late '90s, and several more in Los Angeles, quickly gaining a reputation for world-class events with incredibly good vibes. Since making Seattle his new home in 2000, Ramiro has been "an inextinguishable accelerant of Seattle's house scene" (Seattle Weekly), producing and performing at over 500 events in the past decade. Since 2006, Ramiro has also spearheaded the record label branch, Uniting Souls Music, with 4 consecutive sold-out vinyl releases, and licensed tracks to San Francisco's legendary Om Records (for DJ Heather & Onionz' "Summer Sessions" double-disc), Vancouver B.C.'s NordicTrax, and Belgium's Beaubar label. Ramiro has also produced label showcases in New York & at WMC in Miami Beach. Through his dj sets, Ramiro aims to uplift the dancer to a higher Spiritual realm, with a passion for forward-thinking tracks which push the boundaries of innovation, with dirty, techy, funky bass lines, and soulful, contagious good vibes!! When he's not throwin' down behind the decks, you're likely to find him on the dance floor!
BUCKMODE [1LUV] soundcloud.com/buckmode BuckMode is always sure to get things bouncing with his booty shakin’ sound that refreshes your souls from the inside out! A large helping of BuckMode on the decks has been known to cause BSS (Booty Shakin’ Syndrome.) His passion for music and love for the industry shines throughout his musical compilations. When BuckMode is behind the decks he will surely leave you weak in knees! You have been warned!
Julie Herrera [Flammable] www.mixcloud.com/julie-herrera/ A California native, but raised in Seattle from the age of 13, Julie considers the northwest home and Seattle takes pride in claiming her as their own. Music has always been a source of inspiration for Julie; first from her older sibling’s collection of 70’s and 80’s soul, Disco and R&B records, mainstays like Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Teena Marie and Rick James. This coupled with her own tastes for new wave and dance artists of the 80’s such as Prince, Depeche Mode, Yaz, The Cure, Eurhythmics, Michael Jackson and Madonna… helped to set the foundation for her future in music. In the 90’s, a teen age Julie was drawn to Seattle’s underground/dance rave scene. She quickly found herself spending more time at the DJ booth inquiring about music than on the dance floor with the rest of the crowd. By day-she found herself at the record stores with scraps of paper from the night before- scribbled names of artists, song titles and producers such as Masters at Work, Danny Tenaglia, Murk boys ala Liberty City & Funky Green Dogs, Frankie Knuckles…She was hooked!Her first official gig “playing out” was in 1996 at the now defunct Kid Mohair (Now the Baltic Room). Her ferocious appetite for varied styles of music coupled with her unique ear and soulful style, Julie quickly created a buzz in the underground club scene. In 1998 Julie became one of the resident DJ’s at ARO.space’s infamous club night “Hot Box” while simultaneously becoming a member of the Hitgirl! Collective with fellow local DJ’s and comrades L. A. Kendall, Ginger Vaughn and DJ Aundroid. The 1-2 punch of Hitgirl Collective and HotBox had an important and long lasting impact both on her career and Seattle nightlife history in general by giving a voice, opportunity, access and exposure for herself and a host of other emerging female talent at the time. With a career just past the twenty year mark, Julie has had the opportunity to work, play and share the stage with some truly legendary parties and most recently was tapped to be the newest resident of the longest-running weekly House music night this side of Chicago - Flammable along with Seattle legends and heavy hitters Brian Lyons, Wesley Holmes, Xan Lucero, Eric Allen and Karl Kamakahi. Julie’s ability to take you on a flawless journey from classic Chicago stylings, tech-house, disco, nu-disco, afro /tribal/ Latin house, deep-acid and vocals (she is NOT afraid of a good vocal) is unmatched! A true artist with a nuanced presence both as a DJ and performer, she is as much fun to hear as she is to watch. With an unparalleled ability to “read” a crowd, Julie will hands down leave you with an electrifying, soulful and uplifting dance floor experience.
Rob Noble [Manifest] soundcloud.com/rob-noble Constantly evolving and pushing his craft, Rob has been a dedicated DJ and performer for the past 15 years based out of Seattle.
Recycled art in the back room:
Roxanne Fonder Reeve is a mixed media artist who loves to find beauty in things others have cast off. Her work is described by those who like her as eclectic, because they are too kind to say it is weird. Roxanne owns the Seattle Trash Studio, the city's first Earthship-style construction project. Her current projects include up-cycling used pill bottles into strange things, creating a trellis garden out of a twin mattress that she definitely did NOT set on fire, found-object shrines, and mixed media canvases using throw-away objects for texture and visual interest.
Emma Jones, is an up-cycle artist recently relocated to Seattle from Phoenix via Chicago and Atlanta. Her recent works are explorations in giving still-functional forms a second life as art. A recovering graphic designer, she strives to minimize her techno time for creating a more direct organic interaction.
MIND at LARGE Presents: The 2017 SOUL(AR) SOCIETY FUNdraiser
SOUL(AR) SOCIETY is preparing to return HOME to the dust of Black Rock City and we need your help! We have a bunch of ambitious projects and your support will help us fulfil our dreams to share our art at Burning Man 2017 & beyond!
Soundtrack Provided By: FooFou [Opulent Temple // Studio 4/4] Tollefson. [Studio 4/4 // Q Nightclub] Meistro [MIND at LARGE // Studio 4/4] HYDEF [MIND at LARGE // Low_Pass] MTBTZ-Meaty Beats [MIND at LARGE // Foolish] DJ Old English [MIND at LARGE // Soul(ar) Society]
Visual Art Prodived By: Chris Tower [Champagne Campaign // Low_Pass] Dylan Mansfield [Soul(ar) Society // Disco Dokie] The Ghost Of [MIND at LARGE // Foolish] Soul(ar) Society Artists
+ MORE FUN & SURPRISES...
ABOUT SOUL(AR) SOCIETY Soul(ar) Society is a Seattle-based theme camp dedicated to providing Black Rock City with solar energy and a space for individual growth and freedom of expression. Our objective is to create an environment that is fun and educates the community about the importance of sustainability for earth, body, and soul.
Join Seattle's Burlesque Super Villainess, Morgue Anne, as she gathers together the most dasterdly assortment of performers to raise money for Gender Justice League to help their awful mission of helping those in the LGBTQA+.
Join us June 13th for this Pay-What-You-Can show to benefit Gender Justice League and all the good (er, evil!) work that they do to make the world a better place for people many of the world has deemed unworthy.
Doors at 730, Show starts at 8pm. All Profits to Gender Justice League. 21 and Over... See MoreSee Less
Why Patronus and not Spirit Animal? Spirit Animal is a culturally appropriated term which bastardized an important and significant Native American spiritual practice into white girls calling Lindsay Lohan their spirit animal as she crashes her car drunk with coke all over her nose. Patronus is the non-offensive Harry Potter originated word that is the animal that forms at the end of your wand to protect against dementors.
Who are we? For the past nine years, a Seattle-based group of friends have been traveling to Burning Man, spreading the love of Burning Man upon return, and growing larger with each burn. In 2016, Champagne Campaign was first officially placed as a registered theme camp. The universal activity enjoyed by this group of friends is meeting at 12:00 in front of the temple every sunrise for a champagne toast to the new day. This group of friends has continued the sunrise tradition at home in Seattle, and plans sunrise champagne events during the summer. At Burning Man, Champagne Campaign is an interactive camp that hosts daily debates in a campaign-esque setting. Our champagne bar is open during debate hours to encourage lively debates paired with champagne party punch. We encourage lively debates where people are free to give their opinion no matter the absurdity and engage themselves among burners of all different backgrounds and opinions. Champagne Campaign returns to Burning Man in 2017 in that hopes that it will continue to be an interactive inclusive theme camp for years to come on playa as well as in Seattle. All proceeds go to getting our camp to the playa and stocking our bar so we can gift the joy of champagne all week long!
Come one, come all, to an evening you’ll never forget!
At 6:00 pm, the spinning of vinyl reggae will initiate Marinated Beats. Beautiful art displays and a wall of poetry will help foster the vibe necessary to free your mind, body, and spirit.
Stoup Brewing will be providing a great selection of craft beer as well as a number of other Stoupidly fun promos. From 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, DJ Carnitas and Crew will be providing delectable food parings for all to try… including ACTUAL MARINATED BEETS! As the evening progresses, beets give way to beats, and we will dance the night away while enjoying a dynamic selection of music and visual experiences.
Tear it up in Fremont! Spiderface returns with The Plot Sickens (comprised of members of Go Like Hell, the Accused and Dreadful Children) plus the return of Dying Off and the always awesome hardcore Land Of Wolves!
Land Of Wolves 9-9:30pm Dying Off 9:45-10:15pm Spiderface 10:30pm-11pm The Plot Sickens 11:15pm-11:45pm Doors at 9pm $10