HOLOCENE NYE 2015/2016

HOLOCENE NYE 2015/2016

This NYE, we've put together a line-up of our favorite locals to create an ultra-posi arc of colorful, moody R&B, sexy Boogie Funk and Disco, and joyous House.

We'll kick things off with a vibey warm-up DJ set by Dan Vidmar of Portland's beloved Shy Girls, plus a theatrical set by the large ensemble disco outfit Ancient Heat. After that, Boogie supergroup Chanti Darling (featuring powerhouse vocalist Chanticleer Tru, plus internationally renowned producer Natasha Kmeto and members of the Gossip) will shine with a live performance, and we'll have dancing into the night with sets by some of our go-to selectors: DJ Bobby D, Ben Tactic and Nathan Detroit.

The emblem of our festivities is the almighty fire emoji.
Use this fabulous emoji for inspiration towards your look, your vibe, and as a way of talking about the party with your tribe.

Come clink glasses and share a dance with us!

Chanti Darling DJ set

Ancient Heat

Ancient Heat is a large ensemble dance band, formed in 2010. The 10-piece powerhouse revels in an exhilarating mixture of west coast funk, disco, and R&B, merged with the infectious polyrhythms of African pop and a healthy dose of psychedelia. In both their exuberant re-contextualization of classic works and their own inventive compositions, they convey an unpretentious style and a deep sincerity. The group dresses in all white for their compelling live performances, leading the local press to label these magic-makers: "a cross between Abba and The Children of God." It's a spectacle of skilled musicianship and ecstatic theatrics that you'll need to see to believe….

Nathan Detroit

Actively deejaying since 1999, wearer of many hats.

Ben Tactic

Ben Tactic is a veteran dj & producer from Portland, Oregon via Kansas City. Both as a solo artist and half of the dj & production team ‘Tactic’, Ben has established himself as a versatile and forward thinking figure in the US dance music scene. Known for his great ear and ability to seamlessly move through genres and tempos, Ben’s dancefloor sensibility has taken him all over the United States. He has performed at some of the best parties and clubs in the US along with prime time appearances at festivals like SXSW
(Austin TX, Decibel Festival (Seattle) & What The Festival (Oregon)

Ben Tactic’s production has garnered international attention with plays on London’s prestigious BBC Radio1 and KISS FM, Seattle's KEXP and NYC’s East Village Radio. His production has made its way into the dj sets of Diplo, Sinden, Toddla T, Brodinski, Starkey, Jackmaster, Dave Nada, Cosmo Baker, J Boogie and many more. To date he has had remixes and original tracks released on labels such as Mad Decent, Dress 2 Sweat (now Numbers), Top Billin, Palms Out Sounds, Seclusiasis, Get Flavor, Rot10 Musik, and his own label Think 2wice.

In 2010 Ben, along with co-founder Lincolnup, established Bubblin; a groundbreaking event that features sounds from the house, garage, techno, UK funky and tropical bass continuum. Bubblin has become internationally recognized as one of North America’s definitive advocates for progressive club sounds. Over the years he has performed alongside genre defining artists such as Kode 9, Mt. Kimbie, Lazer Sword, Prefuse 73, Martyn, Pearson Sound aka Ramadanman, Cari Lekebusch, Africa Hitech, Jimmy Edgar, Kyle Hall, Lunice and many more.


An elementary school teacher by day, Bobby Smith is a writer, disc jockey, and local media archivist by night. His Night School program on XRAY FM has served the Albina musician community since 2014. In partnership with Portland arts and education non-profit, World Arts Foundation, he founded the Albina Music Trust––an initiative to elevate 20th century Albina musicians through storytelling, performance, and releasing unissued local soul records. He has been a contributing writer for Wax Poetics, Hot Stuff Magazine, and Portland Mercury.

$17.00 - $20.00


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