Frameworks

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.

Random Rab

Random Rab

Random Rab

Random Rab

Emerging from his own distinct corner of the West Coast electronic music scene, Random Rab offers a powerful and unique contribution to sonic exploration. Often referred to as “The Master of Emotion” his music is patently beautiful and melodic. With diverse influences ranging from trip-hop, classical and Arabic to bass driven compositions, his songs are considered anthemic and timeless. As a multi-instrumentalist and singer, his tracks are organic, uplifting and stand on their own as a distinct genre. Listeners of all types of music can find something they can relate to in his sound.

There is no doubt that Rab understands a multitude of musical styles. He has been the front man of a heavy metal band, toured as a classical trumpet player, played bass in a country music band, was a scratch DJ for a jazz fusion project, was the singer for a rock band in Mexico and has collaborated with countless musicians of all styles. From acoustic performances in the Himalayas to rocking packed clubs in New York, Random Rab has found a way to connect with people of all kinds.

With a dedicated fanbase born from the San Francisco underground, Random Rab has become a Burning Man legend known for his sunrise sets that have now become one of his most sought after performances. His current popularity can often be traced to his breakout album, The Elucidation of Sorrow.. This album firmly established him as a recognizable force in the electronic music scene. His latest and 4th album aRose, catapulted him into the state of momentum that is now taking hold internationally.

 

Yaima

 

Yaima

Yaima

YAIMA is a Cascadian Elemental & Alchemical Electronic Music Duo based in Seattle WA. 2014-present

Creating a deeply captivating and finely tuned container for their audiences- YAIMA (Mas Higasa and Pepper Proud) allow the listener the opportunity to Journey through Sonic Soundscapes traversing sensually stimulating and heart centered compositions deeply inspiring each listener to return to their truth. YAIMA’s music is interwoven with intention and acknowledgment for the elementals. As the earth transmutes through fire, the winds move the water, the water falls and replenishes the earth- the cycles of gratitude and reciprocity is what weaves these harmonies and deeply pulsing rhythms into a unique and balanced sensational journey. Their music is reminiscent of well known music groups such as Purity Ring, Massive Attack, Bjork, Portishead, Wildlight, Emancipator and Lulacruza.

 

Uji

Uji

Uji

Uji

Uji (Luis Maurette) is an electronic producer and musician born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. A nomad since the age of two, Maurette has lived throughout the American continent. Uji’s music is made for the dance floor, and has roots in indigenous, folkloric and African music and borrows from the aesthetics and sound design of electronic music. His fascination with sound and electronic music brought him to Berklee School of Music where he delved into synthesis, programming and sound design. In parallel he immersed himself in ritual music, which led him into the mountains and jungles to participate in indigenous ceremonies and songs, to make field recordings of the birds and rivers, to learn rhythms and dances, to discover ancient practices and to listen to the ancestral voice of nature. Uji’s music is the alchemical ritual of merging these seemingly opposite worlds of the ancient and the modern.

ALIA

ALIA

ALIA

ALIA

ALIA is an acclaimed Electronic Music Producer, DJ, Vocalist, and Producer of the Feminine MedicineTM Project based in San Francisco.

Inspired by the global bass movement, her music is an evocative, lush journey into her own blend of bass-heavy electronic dance beats, melodic frequencies, gorgeous feminine voices, conscious lyrics, and sacred psychedelic sounds. Described as feminine and fierce, elegant and gritty, ethereal and primal, her music unfolds in a pulsing, hypnotic journey that moves both bodies and hearts.

ALIA has performed at respected international festivals and conscious events including Wanderlust Festival, Envision Festival, Lucidity Festival, Enchanted Forest, and Beloved to name a few, where she has shared the bill with world-renowned artists such as Beats Antique, Bassnectar, Emancipator, Phutureprimitive, The Polish Ambassador, The Desert Dwellers, CloZee, Deya Dova, and many more.

For 10+ years ALIA has played at dance hubs around the world and has been a long-time resident DJ for the thriving global movement, Ecstatic Dance. Her original music is featured on the soundtrack to the popular documentary series, “The Bloom Series” and she is briefly featured in the recent documentary film, “Amplify Her”.

ALIA is the visionary behind Feminine MedicineTM, a series of collaborative albums and stage shows that brings more feminine frequencies to the dance floor. So far she has collaborated with over 30 artists for the albums and the stage shows. She released “Feminine Medicine Volume 1” independently in 2017 and “Feminine Medicine Volume 1 Remixes” in 2018. “Feminine Medicine Volume 2” is in production due for release in 2019.

EDMTunes.com said, “ALIA is paving the way for women in the conscious electronic music world” and ALIA was named a “Woman Changing the Planet” by ORIGIN magazine.

CATCH ALIA HERE:
Website: www.aliafrequency.com
Soundcloud: @aliafrequency
Facebook: @aliafrequency
Instagram: @aliafrequency

Fanna Fi Allah

Fanna-fi-Allah

Fanna-fi-Allah sufi qawwali Party

Fanna-fi-Allah

Fanna-Fi-Allah hold the flame of traditional Sufi Qawwali music, with the blessings of their teachers; some of the greatest masters of the qawwali form in India and Pakistan. Through the beauty of the music they embody a universal message of devotion and tolerance that is crucial to our time
The group’s founding members have spent over 20 years learning this classical art, which celebrates the great Sufi mystics of old and relishes in the love of the Divine through poetry. Sung with a powerful soaring chorus and accompanied by the energetic rhythms of tabla and group clapping, the Beloved is celebrated with ecstatic devotion.
Fanna-Fi-Allah have been blessed to play qawwali in its traditional setting at the honoured tombs of sufi saints in Pakistan and India, where qawwali originates. These include the sacred shrines of: Data Ganj Baksh (Lahore), Baba Ganj-e-Shakar (Pak Pattan), Baba Bulleh Shah (Kasoor), Baba Lasuri Shah (Faislabad) and in India at the tombs of Khwaja Nizzam-Ud-Deen Aulia, Amir Khusrau, Pir Inayat Khan (Delhi), & Khwaja Mueen-Ud-Deen Chishty (Ajmer).
During their 17 years of world-wide touring, they have offered audiences a unique glimpse into this rich and vibrant culture; playing at many international festivals and concerts in major cities. They have enthralled audiences in the USA, Canada, Pakistan, Europe, Indonesia, India, Egypt (etc) with their dynamic skill and passionate musical precision. Having published ten albums published, Fanna-Fi-Allah now offer us an even deeper glimpse into this Sufi world of Pakistan with the production of their new documentary: Music of the Mystics.

Poranguí

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.

KR3TURE

KR3TURE

KR3TURE

KR3TURE (“Creature”) is a multi-instrumentalist and producer based out of Santa Cruz, CA. Borrowing from various bass music genres, KR3TURE creates a unique signature sound that is soulful, sexy, and sublime, making bodies move and spirits lift. Live performances include improvisations on instruments like tenor sax, guitars, flutes, harmonica, and more, making him a dynamic one-man band.

Michael Manahan

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

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.