Portland Artists to Watch in 2015

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This came as a huge surprise and I am so honored. There are so many talented people in Portland, I look forward to seeing their work in 2015! This means so much to me. Thanks Mitch Lillie for the kind words.

“Splitting her time between Mexico City and Portland, it’s no wonder Sofía Acosta, akaCoast2C, has picked up influences from different parts of the world. In her DJ sets, a cumbia shuffle transitions to trap remixes of Drake to Mexican house music and back again. Acosta’s talent behind the decks is so profound it’s easy to overlook because of how smooth her sets are.”

Mitch Lillie. “The Next Big Things”. Willamette Week.

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Getting sentimental here… When I moved to the USA three years ago, I sort of took a break from DJing, a break that was maybe a little longer than I expected or wanted. After 2 years of slowly becoming more active, this year I finally decided to work hard and go back to doing what I love the most… so I went back to play with my decks ☺.

2014 introduced me to a bunch of people who are incredibly talented and who have encouraged and inspired me. I am closing 2014 with two awesome shows and starting the year with two more. I am honored to be sharing the booth with and dancing to killer lineups and DJs that I admire. This whole year has been fun, thanks 2014!

A big, warm, heartfelt thanks to <3 <3 Rap Class, Felisha, Aalto lounge, S1, KBOO, WeMakePdx, Lincoln, Massacooramaan, Anjali and the Incredible Kid, Michael Bruce, Club Chemtrail, Daniela Karina, Pocho’s Chingaderas, ASSS, Bed of Roses, Gran Ritmos guests, Zac Parker and everyone who comes out to dance. You make me love Portland even more <3 <3

NEXT GIGS:

12/26 – Gran Ritmos ft Dale Dale, Michael Bruce at The Rose Bar >>> Facebook Event

12/27 - Ital, Aurora Halal, Jason Urick, at S1 >>> Facebook Event

01/02 – Ecstasy ft. Helix, Gang$ign$, DJ Rafael, Holocene >>> Facebook Event

01/10 – Tropitaal ft Anjali and the incredible Kid. >>> Facebook Event 

 

 

GRAN RITMOS

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A party based in Portland dedicated to exploring new and old sounds of dance music in Latin and Pan-American regions. Gran Ritmos introduces DJs and live acts who are using latin music as an inspiration for re-makes and original productions for the contemporary dance floor.

– Cumbia, Reggaeton, Dancehall, Ruidoson, Moombathon, Bass, Favela, Baile Funk, Tribal, Dembow, Techno, Dub, Club, Post-Internet, Utopian and everything in between –

Every fourth Friday of the month at The Rose Bar.

Follow Gran Ritmos on Facebook & Twitter

White-Noise-Radio

pigmensotonicoHere is the live set I did last week for White Noise Radio live from Kboo 90.7 FM.Most songs were produced by Latin American producers, except: CosmoVitelli, Crowdpleaser, Fake Blood, Loco Dice, SPF666 and Taso.


Tracklist -> Continue reading

BAILEYI MIXTAPE

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Noisey Mexico released my latest mixtape two weeks ago. The set explores latinamerican producers or labels influenced by a mix of regional sounds and electronic music that vary from bass, techno, house, dub and dance. The dialogue between the songs are a mix of social topics such as drugs, colonialism, parties, violence and saturation of (mis)information.

The cover art is made by Mexican artist, METEORO. Mariana has been active in the Global Bass scene since the very beginning by creating visual identities for artists such as Bomba Estéreo, Frikstailers, Uproot Andy, Copia Doble Sistema, Copyflex, and others. In her work, she creates a psychedelic reinterpretation of Andean, Huichol and other Latin American tribes by using geometric references and street art. Her visuals are a perfect mixture of creole roots and digital sounds. She currently lives in Berlin working on new projects.

Tracklist:

Wolf Chase ( original mix) – Rubinskee

Deep Cumbia Riddim – Dany F

Cuyen – Matanza

¡Pierdelo! – Dj Nombre Apellido

Geffen ( Phillip Gorvachev version) – Barnt

Maldición de Malinche – Matanza

Cinco Tres Equis Cero – Cristamar

42 grados – Siete Catorce

Luciano los niños mueren de afuera ( Luciano 4 vice Matenlo edit) – Matenlo

La música del pasoncito – DJ Guaguis

El amante de la selva – Traansbordador Bataan – Lechuga Zafiro

El Camotero – Los Macuanos

Neter – Zut Zut

Se va la Lora- Dub Across Borders