Frameworks

Frameworks

Frameworks

Rich, warm compositions bursting with blossoming strings, pulsing bass, and haunting vocals fill the catalog of Frameworks, Manchester-based performer and producer Matthew James Brewer. Adding his sophomore LP, KINGS, to his previous two EP’s for Loci Records last year, Brewer has built an arsenal of deeply personal songs that move the body and mind. KINGS featured Ninja Tune’s Jono McCleery, who joins fellow UK standout JP Cooper among the high-profile vocalists who have contributed to the Frameworks project across downtempo, organic house, and subtle hip-hop. His debut album, Tides, released in 2015 by First Word Records first thrust the producer into the international spotlight, granting him a following in the United States.

Frameworks has made a splash on the North American festival circuit, performing at Coachella, Electric Forest, Lightning in a Bottle, Camp Bisco, Global Eclipse Gathering, and the 20th anniversary of Shambhala. He’s also toured in Europe alongside Loci Records founder Emancipator. This year, Brewer has been touring the Frameworks live band lineup with drummer Cory Eberhard (Pretty Lights, Dubskin), violinist Jessica Borth (Spectacle), and bassist Keith Thomas (O-Neb, Philsh). Taking the Frameworks catalog to new and evocative heights, the live band brings a depth and focus that demands to be experienced.

Poranguí

Poranguí

Poranguí

Reared among the three cultures of Brazil, Mexico and the U.S., Poranguí was steeped in various traditional forms of music, healing and ceremony since birth. Drawing from his cross-cultural background and ethnomusicology training at Duke University, Poranguí has over twenty years of international work experience as an artist, musician, educator, filmmaker, consultant and therapist, utilizing the healing properties of sound and movement to foster our individual and collective well being.

As a live looping artist and one-man orchestra Poranguí weaves ancestral songs and indigenous rhythms from around the globe. Creating his performances from scratch using looping technology, Poranguí’s live grooves range from meditative to dance party, moving the body, lifting the spirit, and transcending the divide between performer and audience. His World Soul concerts have taken him around the globe and led him to collaborate with many artists, including current works with Shaman’s Dream and Liquid Bloom.

Michael Manahan

Michael Manahan

Michael Manahan

Hailing from Seattle, Washington, Michael Manahan brings DJ and live sets that are influenced by cutting edge electronic styles and traditional sounds.
This DJ, performer, producer, and space cowboy is an innovator and mainstay of the Pacific Northwest and the West Coast Festival culture. Currently residing as the Lead Producer at Starborne Shows, Lead Producer at Chance of Rain Festival, Lead Producer of Cascadia Festival, Co-Owner of the Re-bar (Seattle Theatre/Night Club) and Partner at Hunt & Gather Records.
With Singles and Remixes on Hunt & Gather, Uniting Souls Music, Recovery Tech, Activated Records and over 20 years behind the dex, his performances always up the love.

 

Brian Hartman

Brian Hartman

Brian Hartman

A leader in the West Coast underground music scene, the Nevada City, CA resident is among the most versatile DJs in festival culture, his genre-spanning sets dot the globe and travel through time and space. Hartman is a master of connecting progressive musical ideas to unveil an emotional journey; his warm, organic rhythms are transmitted through a myriad of tempos and a bevy of creativity.  Brian Hartman’s vibrant DJ sets cultivate distinctly different offerings, he mixes Midtempo Intercultural Beats, as well as a variety of Latin, African, and Caribbean World Beat, journeying through Cumbia, Tropical Soul, Salsa, and beyond. Hartman distills traditional tones and rhythms, blending treasured songs and melodies, the soundtracks to cultures dating back hundreds of years.

 

Noo Moon

New Moon

Noo Moon

Once, long ago, on the planet Zaiäka [Zai-ah-kah] in the oOoo galaxy, there was a being named Sh’iki (meaning “New Moon”).

Sh’iki had many light forms, plant friends and kerbinads to keep her company but she longed for the expansive understanding of what existed beyond her life in oOoo.

So, she metamorphosed into star dust and traveled in search of knowledge and understanding. She traveled alongside comets and astral currents to find a planet and life form that she could learn from. Eventually, after millions of years traveling, she discovered a glorious planet of beings that had an immense and profound ability to love. More love and care inside of them than anything she had ever witnessed. Along with this incredible ability to love, was a deep, deep sadness and pain. She watched from afar as these precious beings destroyed their planet, their relationships, their bodies and one another. She was completely taken by the bizarre pain that seemed to coat their hearts. As though, they couldn’t feel the love through all of the pain. Intrigued, she flew down through the atmosphere and landed on the planet.
Planet Earth.

Beyond wanting to learn, she wanted to do something to help these precious beings be reminded of the Love inside of them.

In order to keep her identity protected, she divided her spirit into 2 bodies (Pepper Proud & Katie Gray) and the only formal form of communication: a highly refined frequency of sound waves. Only when the two bodies align in the vibration of sound, can her message be heard.

To this day, she travels the world, channeling her spirit through animals, children and plants to do anything she can to reach the confused beings; these precious humans [hue-mins].

When in contact with this unique vibration of sound, the humans automatically align and join into the frequency of consciousness emanating from Sh’iki. Some describe it as stillness. Others feel uncontrollable joy and laughter.

What will you feel?
You’ll have to find out for yourself.

OneDoorLand​

Onedoorland

OneDoorLand​

OneDoorLand​ ​creates​ ​a ​playful and intentional​ container of improv, prayer and ​spiritual contemplation to illuminate the ​profane and profound ​human experience. Combining the ​music​​ of Entheo, Water Eye, Dave Hoover, and Elijah, this ​S​ynergenius ​S​tew ​includes voice, harp, handpan, guitar and rhythmic beats​.​​ ​Together, in the magic and mystery of the Present Moment, they bring alive the universal language of music as medicine, cooking up a cauldron of transformation where all can enjoy a taste of collective liberation​.​

Space Buddha

Space Buddha

Space Buddha

Bruce Pavitt was born 1959 in Chicago, IL. At the age of nine, he sold Christmas cards door-to-door in the summer heat, earning enough money to buy his first record player, and soon after, his first record (“Revolution” by the Beatles).

A lifelong passion for music brought him to the Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA, in 1979, where he spent time as a DJ at KAOS-FM. Soon after, he started his own zine named SUB POP, which reviewed hard-to-find independent rock recordings.

In 1988, along with business partner Jon Poneman, Bruce opened the doors to the SUB POP record label in downtown Seattle. By the early 90′s, SUB POP had released recordings by Nirvana, Soundgarden and Mudhoney, and helped initiate a global interest in Seattle area music.

Both an entrepreneur and music historian, Bruce has authored two books, Experiencing Nirvana and SUB POP USA, a collection of his early Sub Pop zines and syndicated columns.

Recognized as a cultural visionary and Seattle business icon, Bruce has appeared in a number of documentaries, including Sonic Highways and Hype. His footprints have been bronzed and embedded into the Walk of Fame sidewalk at 6th and Pine in Seattle, alongside Jimi Hendrix and Bill Gates.

Bruce Pavitt currently lives on Orcas Island, Washington. He is the father of two, and works as Creative Director at 8Stem interactive media.

 

Little Star

Little Star

Little Star

Little Star is a celestially inspired conduit for the currents of the Universal. A visionary musician and alchemist of sound, she gracefully transposes the resonance of Spirit into etheric soundscapes. With her voice as her predominant medium, she weaves many-layered compositions of melody, harmony, and word, to create soul-stirring offerings of poetry and prayer. She believes music to be a powerful medium for healing and transformation, and crafts all of her music with the intention of anchoring the resonance of the highest self within all who listen.
Her debut album ‘Celestine,’ a sonic journey through hymns of vocal looping, was released on the Winter Solstice of 2016. In the winter of 2017, she released ‘Celestine, the Remixes,’ a three part remix album featuring further incarnations of her work by 17 world-renowned electronic artists, including Subaqueous, Living Light, Drumspyder, EarthCry, Erothyme, Masaru Higasa of Yaima, and more.
A voice for the subtle currents that run through All Things, Little Star guides listeners to spaces beyond themselves, beyond space and time, and deep within.

 

Bodhicypha

Bodhicypha

Bodhicypha

Bodhicypha (Bow-Dee-Sigh-Fah), Ian started his musical journey with two turntables and 50 records at his disposal in the year 2001 on Orcas Island. He kept at it through a 16 year journey deep into his heart and soul, while moving through a deeper understanding of the art of blending & mixing tracks together as a DJ. Bodhicypha continues to bring his own flavor of joy and happiness to his Earth tribe by sharing his musical talent at festivals and intimate gatherings. You can see him perform at various gatherings including his 4th year performing at Imagine NW Music & Arts Festival! His undying love and deep passion for music and its possibility of connecting people to each other through harmonic resonance is what propels him into his musical future. All in all, Bodhicypha feels that great connectedness that is shared with people and this Universe through the power of music and tribal connections.

Erothyme

Erothyme

Erothyme

Erothyme was born on planet Earth and has been making the jams since, like, forever, man! His sound is a majestic blend of overblown hyperbole and meaningless adjectives that actually have nothing to do with music. Each festy season he journeys across the land inducing immersive cutting-edge bassgasms and killin’ it, bro. Scientific research suggests that he is freshy fresh and his tracks land in your ear like a dolphin gracefully diving into the surface of the ocean after doing a triple backflip in front of the setting sun. Erothyme founded the Perpetual Victory Machine at the beginning of time because he knew it was good to be on the winning team. Some people think that Erothyme doesn’t be like he is, but he do.