Hi-Fi Music Hall Presents
44 E. 7th Ave
Eugene, OR, 97401
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 18 and over
Watch & Listen
Phutureprimitive is the moniker of Bay Area producer and songwriter Rain. Early childhood photos reveal Rain sitting at the piano plinking keys, grinning from ear to ear… a true sign of things to come. Continuing his early fascination with music, Rain was later drawn to electronic music, inspired by its ability to combine the best of organically played instruments and the synthetic pleasures of sounds more exotic to the human ear. After beginning a DJ career in the 90s, Rain began incorporating the music he was making in his home studio into his DJ sets. That was all it took to trigger a full-blown love affair with electronic music and the process of its creation... and Phutureprimitive was born.
Phutureprimitive's music is singular and unique in its approach. Lush melodies drift across intricate rhythms, groove heavy beats and warm, fuzzy bass lines. Often exploring a dark and dense palette, his music also manages to convey a sense of tranquility and beauty, engaging the listener into hypnotic movement and often escalating into a full-on kinetic experience. Shimmering with cinematic qualities, his music ultimately speaks to the body, mind and soul.
Despite electronic music's tendency to suffer a short shelf life, Phutureprimitive has already demonstrated a timeless quality with his debut album Sub Conscious on Waveform Records, which remains the top seller on the label since its release in 2004, obtaining a cult status among fans and collectors. With a string of singles released in the interim on various labels, the birth of Native Harmonix (Rain’s own Record Label) brought us the Luminous EP in 2010; delving into a lyrical based production, supported by undulating synth work and a palpable haunting texture throughout. His second full-length release Kinetik forged new territories of emotional electronic dance music, exploring a heavier, bass-centric sound that adds raw energy to intricately detailed tracks. Kinetik still remains on the iTunes Top 100 Electronic Music Chart, 3 years after its release.
With a new collection of songs released in two parts titled Searching for Beauty in the Darkest Places, released Fall 2014 and Fall 2015, takes ideas from his previous releases and supercharges them with hard-hitting dance floor appeal, while maintaining the depth and prowess this trusted producer is so well known. For the two-part release, Rain dropped his first official music video, “Lucid Dream,” collaboration with multi-media production team Vinton Depiction & Michael Miller, the animation/visual effects creators behind NBC’s “Grimm.” Searching for Beauty in the Darkest Places Part 1 & 2 were recorded in Rain’s home studio in the Bay and released on his imprint, Native Harmonix Records, and is available on iTunes, Spotify and at www.phutureprimitive.com
Evan Bluetech produces his unique style of digital downtempo from the West Coast of North America. Classically trained on the piano for public performing, Bluetech deviated from the traditional structure of classical music and being to relearn the instrument from an energetic and tonal perspective. This resulted in his interpretation of nature's expression of being, establishing a playing style that is dronal ambient, downtempo and improvisational. Explosions in technology and software have enabled him to explore the edges of contemporary music production, and a sound has developed which draws from the psychedelic community as well as the experimental/IDM community. His style fits somewhere snuggly between the two, and has been described as PsyDM (psytelligent dance music) and SpaceHop.
Bizio started playing around with mixing music in late 2013. In a short two years he has made massive strides across Oregon in the dance music scene having opened up for artists such as Big Gigantic, The Floozies, tyDi, Sound Remedy, Louis Futon, Love and Light, and many more. Bizio started playing out in the outdoor renegade scene in the spring of 2014 and by the fall of 2014 made it to the main stage of Eugene's very own WOW hall. Furthermore, 11 months later he was honored to play at the legendary McDonald Theatre. Bizio's DJ sets have a little something for everyone as he mixes everything from House to Breaks, Techno to Glitch Hop, Nu Disco to ChillWave; Bizio is known for being able to read the crowd and know his time slot and play the mood the crowd is begging for, without losing his own unique style. Every year leads to bigger and better opportunities for improvement and Bizio is hoping to make this his biggest year yet.