Mississippi Studios and Willamette Week present a New Year's Eve party with WW's 2016 Best New Band
SOLD OUT: Chanti Darling
Natasha Kmeto, Jump Jack NYE Dance Party!
3939 N. Mississippi Ave.
Portland, OR, 97227
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
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Natasha Kmeto is a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and producer from Portland, OR. Kmeto weaves dreamy dancefloor hits with influences from soul, R&B, electronic music, and pop. Her songs are emotional, honest, and open in their sharp lyricism, over fierce, dynamic rhythms and beats that keep dancefloors pulsing. Natasha Kmeto controls the dancehall from the stage, utilizing an electronic toolkit she has developed over the years.
Natasha Kmeto’s music deals with the timely message of living in today’s world as a queer woman. Over the years, Kmeto has embraced her identity wholly, interweaving the struggles but also the pleasures of her life into her songs. By telling her personal story, Kmeto brings listeners into her world and elevates the important voices of the LGBTQ community.
It is because of her honesty and incredible talent that Kmeto’s music has received critical acclaim over the years. Natasha Kmeto has toured internationally, playing stages across the US, Europe and Canada. She has been the supporting act on national tours with TV on the Radio and Ghostly International artists, Beacon. Performances at major festivals include Coachella, Bumbershoot, MusicfestNW, Treefort Festival, SXSW, Symbiosis, Low End Theory, Le Guess Who, and Decibel Festival. Other notable performances also include sharing the stage with Four Tet, Squarepusher, Flying Lotus, Emancipator, Shabazz Palaces, Roisin Murphy, Jimmy Edgar, Machinedrum, and Shlomo. Kmeto’s music has been featured by NPR, Pitchfork, Spin, Fader, Resident Advisor and Rookie. She has played live performances over the air on Boiler Room and KEXP, and her tracks have been played by numerous DJs including the legendary tastemaker, Mary Ann Hobbes.
Praise for Natasha:
"As queer identity gets shoved aside with the mainstreaming of electronic music, as if the queer community didn't fuel the genre's formation, it's more vital than ever to have voices like Kmeto's bringing it to the forefront. This, without question, is a record of discovery and confusion as much as it is about the power of confidence in understanding and loving oneself. Inevitable is a collection of slowly ripping cords, the underlying tension manifesting on tracks as if Kmeto must manage simmering emotions and can’t, or maybe won’t." -Pitchfork
"We can’t recommend the album highly enough: lady sings the electro-blues." -Guardian
“Kmeto's power comes down to the way she displays her personal life—sexual energy, anger, pride and sadness all burn a hole right through the club-informed music. The formula makes Inevitable feel as fiery as it is intimate.” -Resident Advisor
Jump Jack NYE Dance Party!
Jump⚡️Jack Sound Machine is Portland's new dance floor and incubator for movers, groove makers, art darlings, and audiophiles with an ear for deeper cuts. House, Garage, Disco, Break, Tech; Jump⚡️Jack will focus on the sounds that have defined dance music as we know it, with a strong emphasis on vocal melodies. ( You wanna know where that sample came from in that dope house track?) Well, come and find out.
That said, it's not just a cute dance floor. You should come to sweat.
Jack your body!
$22.5 ADV / $25 DOS
Dance Floor Stage Level / Limited Seated Balcony