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AstronomarASTRONOMAR
Astronomar has been a stalwart in the US club scene for many years lending his production efforts to labels like Mad Decent, Fools Gold, OWSLA, Dim Mak, Slow Roast, BNR Trax, Enchufada, Ministry of Sound, Top Billin and his own label Main Course (plus remix work for countless other imprints) and gaining support from many of the industry’s leading tastemakers like Diplo, Skrillex, GTA, Clockwork, Congorock, A-Trak, Zeds Dead and Martin Garrix, just to name a few.
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DJ Indica JonesFRONTIERS
Frontiers creates sonic landscapes that mold into psychedelic rock songs. Stemming from the compositions of Alex Simon, the songs are infinitely enhanced by the likes of bass synthesist Bryan Lovett, drummer Joel Davidson, percussionist Taylor Gersbach, and a collective trust of Bay Area musical geniuses. The music is about departing from the familiar and celebrating the wonder of the beautiful and often imperfect world we live in.
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Jeff AkerJEFF AKER
A long time member of Spokane Washington’s professional music scene, Jeff Aker has been playing both electric and acoustic guitar, professionally, since 1971. Both as a solo act and as a member of numerous bands, he has played everything from ‘ballsy’ Rock to 80’s Punk to traditional folk; Jeff has played it all. Regardless of the musical ‘detours’, his first music love has always been the Blues.

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DJ Indica JonesDJ INDICA JONES
DJ Indica Jones. Based out of Seattle, Washington. Indica is best known for his work with RA Scion, formerly of Common Market. Other MC’S he has spun for include Jeru The Damaja, Elzhi of Slum Village, Gift of Gab (Blackalicious), Humpty Hump, The KnowMads, XPERIENCE and many others.

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Audio VisualGREG & THE GREG GREGS
Greg & The Greg Gregs plays all the Gregs for all you Gregs and Gregettes, Gregories and Gregarinas, and of course the Gregs and the Gregs. A disc jockey is a person who mixes recorded music for an audience of dancers. Originally, “disc” spelled “disque” or “disk” referred to phonograph records. Today, the term includes all forms of music playback, no matter which medium is used. Wake up, world. Move to the rhythm rug.
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Kristi Lane SinclairKRISTI LANE SINCLAIR
Fierce and feisty, Haida/Cree singer-songwriter Kristi Lane Sinclair is emblematic of a new wave of Canadian aboriginal artists who are turning perceptions upside down. Raised in British Columbia’s backwaters, and drawing more from a DIY/indie aesthetic than traditional or mainstream music, Sinclair’s musical roots create a darkly intoxicating mix of grunge, folk and classical.
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Eric FreemanERIC “BLUERIDGE BOY” FREEMAN
Eric Aka Blueridge Boy Freeman Born 1970 in Charlottesville Va. How I come to play the Blues .My grandfather played when I was little .He jammed with a fellow by the name of Jack Jackson who was John Jackson brother the late great Piedmont Guitarist and my mentor.My grandfather died 1976.I didn’t play guitar until I was 23 years old.At age of 23 I started listening to Robert Johnson Mississippi John Hurt John Jackson.I didn’t own a guitar or Records my Cousin Robert Glasker had a guitar and records so I borrowed from him.I locked myself in my room for 8 months started learning songs and info about different artist.

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Audio VisualAUDIO VISUAL
Audio Visual (originally “Konsept” from the Juneau group, “AKronym” with DJ Astronomar) got his start in the early Alaskan Hip-Hop scene as an MC and a DJ. He hosted freestyle radio shows on 94.1 KBJZ LPFM, DJ’d (with other local DJs) and hosted the freestyle session for “Monday Night Raw” (a weekly Hip-Hop night in Juneau), and went on to win the 2006 “Juice” MC battle in Anchorage as well as local MC battles in Juneau and Sitka. His sound ranges from aggressive to chill depending on the content of the song concept.

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RA ScionRA SCION
Since his emergence in Seattle’s hiphop hotbed as one half of Common Market, RA Scion has consistently delivered dense lyrical subject matter over a wide variety of beats. Whether rapping under the superhero pseudonym Victor Shade, going raw, no frills on BEGXBORROWXSTEAL or riding Todd Sykes’ Dilla-esque production on Adding To The Extra, the emcee is steadily expanding an already impressive catalog of pointed socio-political commentary.
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Get On Down With Your Bad SelfGET ON DOWN WITH YOUR BAD SELF
Like their namesake demands, Get on Down with Your Bad Self, produces hip hop music that, simply put, makes you want to dance. Hailing from Southeast Alaska this duo is brought to life by the lyricism of Sitka’s own Meathead MC and Manner from Juneau (of Diatribe NW). The two have been collaborating with Doctor Wax of Seattle creating music that is as funky as it is fresh. So go ahead-get on down with your bad self!
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Teri TibbettTERI TIBBETT
Teri Tibbett is an Alaskan singer-songwriter and performer. Since 1976, she has traveled throughout Alaska teaching in remote Native villages and performing on the stages of clubs and festivals. For 17 years she performed the one-woman show, Living the Alaska Life, to international visitors on board Alaska-bound cruise ships. Teri’s music portrays the lifestyles of raw and rugged people, of dog mushers on the Iditarod trail, extreme snowboarders in Alaska’s frozen icefields, and Inupiat whale hunters fighting for subsistence rights on the Bering Sea.
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Mitchell GonzalesMITCHELL GONZALES
From his earliest memories, music has been the center of Mitchell’s universe. As a 3 year-old at his local grocery store, he would embarrass his mother by belting songs he’d heard on oldies radio. From then on, he has let a lifelong love of classic pop and rock transform into a desire to write the most original material possible. He sings, plays guitar, bass, keyboards, and drums and is always looking to learn another. He pours myself into each and every composition, recording, and performance; the result is a sound that is both captivating and timeless.
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Astro King PhoenixPLAYBOY SPACEMAN
Playboy Spaceman is George and Bridget Kuhar, Simon Taylor, Jason Messing and Nick Wagner. Collette Costa describes their music as “Gospel Rock Futuristic Selectronica Magic”. Han Solo says,”If Playboy Spaceman ever made the jump to hyperspace there’s no telling how far they’d go.” Look for their new album, VITAL SIGNS, this summer of 2015.
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Astro King PhoenixASTRO KING PHOENIX
Astro King Phoenix is a young creative from Seattle, WA pushing the outer limits of the ethereal. He’s a visionary within hip hop and filmmaking with a great passion for creating art from the beyond in both mediums. Astro is a visual storyteller who uses lyrics to paint other worldly portraits of life from the inner city within reality fused with an abstract world with imaginative dreams to connect with all in close and far places.
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Vox ModVOX MOD
Vox Mod is an electronic music project that is an exploratory quest for enlightenment through sound and ideas. It is both a solo project and a collaborative effort. Vox Mod is mind bending and expansive, metaphysical and ephemeral. It is meditative and playful, contemplative and frivolous.
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Sassy BlackSASSY BLACK
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Chocolate ChuckCHOCOLATE CHUCK
Chocolate Chuck (aka Charles Paul Harris-White) is a Seattle based Producer, DJ, and VJ who has spent the past 12 years intertwining music and visual art into a multimedia spectacle. His experimental, hip hop, retro chill wave, production has allowed him to connect and perform along side Afro Futurist artists like; Shabazz Palaces, THEESatisfaction, Little Dragon, OCNotes, and Slick Rick.
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Jarv DeeJARV DEE
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Grey WavesGREY WAVES
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Tay SeanTAY SEAN
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Iska DhaafISKA DHAAF
Inspired by Sufi poetry, limitation, and an obsessive preoccupation with writing, Nathan Quiroga and Benjamin Verdoes have fused their seemingly disparate musical and personal backgrounds into something searching and honest. Their songs, with heavy rhythms and cutting melodic hooks, are at once infectious and sweetly disarming.
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Ephriam NaglerEPHRIAM NAGLER
Ephriam Nagler is an artist and producer currently residing in Portland, OR. Ephriam plays in the band You Are Plural, produced the Iska Dhaaf record Even the Sun Will Burn, and worked on the Benjamin Verdoes record The Evil Eye. His debut solo album is due out in September.
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Strummin DogSTRUMMIN DOG
Dave Galanin began playing guitar at the age of 14. Although he listened to a great variety of musicians, he has always been inspired by acoustic guitar music and influenced by Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin. Dave continues to play rock, slide, and acoustic guitar music, but became seriously interested and immersed in the Delta Blues in ’99. Today, Dave often uses the “Strummin dog” alias and considers himself a “delta blues style” guitarist.
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Kirt DebiqueKIRT DEBIQUE
Kirt Debique is a singer/songwriter from the Pacific Northwest by way of Trinidad and Tobago. A part of the Seattle music scene for the past few years, he is now performing under his own name and preparing to record and release his debut solo album, Things Left Unsaid, in 2015. Kirt is also the owner of Brick Lane Records, the label for artists such as Iska Dhaaf, Benjamin Verdoes, and Chimurenga Renaissance among others. Check out http://bricklanerecords.com for more or email info@bricklanerecords.com.
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Breathe Owl BreatheBREATHE OWL BREATHE
As Breathe Owl Breathe, Michigan trio Micah Middaugh, Andréa Moreno-Beals and Trevor Hobbs sound as intimately familiar with woods and wild as their band name suggests, but there’s an air of cosmopolitan sophistication, too.
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BudoBUDO
Budo is Josh Karp, a Seattle-born and based multi-instrumentalist, composer, recording artist, producer, and touring musician. Raised on a steady diet of Sam Cooke, Miles Davis, Emmylou Harris, and Howlin’ Wolf, he is known for combining a wide array of disparate influences to create a unique tapestry of textures, rhythms, and sounds. As a child, he studied trumpet and music theory, at the same time pursuing as many other instruments he could get his hands on, and finding solace in sound, texture, composition, and production.
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No PicTHE WOOL PULLERS
The Wool Pullers are an acoustic based duo that reside in Juneau, Alaska. Since day one, many have tried to describe as to what kind of music they represent, but have yet to succeed fully, their unusual yet resonating harmonies and technical yet sophisticated instrumentals takes this group to a new original aspect of this generations music.
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No PicBENJAMIN VERDOES
Benjamin Verdoes is a songwriter from the Pacific Northwest often known for his unorthodox approach to composition. In the last decade he has written four albums, two as a part Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band. The Evil Eye, which he began composing in 2011, is the first recording released under his own name. Verdoes also currently plays alongside Nathan Quiroga in the emerging Seattle band Iska Dhaaf.
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No PicSILVER JACKSON
Welcome to the future-now sounds of Indigenous expansion. Silver Jackson is the musical alias of multi-talented Tlingit/Aleut artist Nicholas Galanin, whose recent adoption into the rising art and music collective known as the Black Constellation represents both a bold progression of the “expanding now” he is developing alongside his interstellar kin—Shabazz Palaces, Erik Blood, THEESatisfaction, Nep Sidhu, and Maikoyo Alley-Barnes—and an emergent model of creative collaboration and community.An effortless evolution of his style and aesthetic, where electronic-inflected, acoustic folk experiments abound with clever melodic turns and spiralling harmonies, fading and swimming through percussive clicks, crackles, and looping rhythms.
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No PicERIK BLOOD
Erik Blood creates music that lives in the magic hour. His music reflects the feeling of dreams slowly disappearing from your mind as you wake. His production is a nuanced secret told only to his co-conspirators (Shabazz Palaces, Moondoggies, THEESatisfaction most notably). After two albums and a film score, Blood is delving further inward, into the dream, and returning with tales and melodies that evoke the warmth between two bodies and the dizziness of love, sex, or other substances. All are welcome.
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OCnotesOCNOTES
OCnotes, AKA Otis Calvin III, is a Seattle-based producer/singer/MC/multi/multi/instrumentalist (playing 12 instruments at last count)—in the past described in local press as a cross between Madlib and Mos Def, a reductive tag (you’d probably want to add equal parts Daedelus, Dungeon Family and Cody ChesnuTT to get closer to the fact) but a handy enough reference.
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