Hi-Fi Music Hall Presents
Tor, VOLO, Balkan Bump
44 E. 7th Ave
Eugene, OR, 97401
Doors 9:00 PM / Show 10:00 PM
This event is 18 and over
In a feedback loop of adventure, music, and love, CloZee and her fans are ready to letthe force of the sound carry everyone to places they have never been before. Beingbased simultaneously in Toulouse, France and on stages across the world makes thiselectronic musician stand out. With inspirations far afield from music - a painting, theweather, a dream - in her craft, Chloé Herry’s derivations are difficult to trace. Under thebroad structure of electronic and bass music, and informed by sound the world over,Clozee finds her best fit in World Bass’ corner.CloZee has performed on many continents: from Coachella to India, on four US Tours,and everywhere around her native France. She is a standout on the roster of her labels,Gravitas Recordings & Otodayo Records. Followers in many languages drive streamscounted in millions. But art’s ability to transport others is this talented producer’s specialmagic - manifest whenever someone presses play.In the way the clean curve of a Japanese roof is understated and exotic, CloZee pullsher power from a bold simplicity. Her classical guitar roots allow her an informed,melodic space that draws influence from flamenco to edIT of The Glitch Mob. Thismelting pot of instrumentation and cinematic flair puts listeners in a mood to move, withinternational crowds now cultivating the evolution of her genre. Chloé says she rarelylays down only electronic sounds. Her favorite sources are organic and real.To describe her life, CloZee grins and dramatizes her mind exploding. With tractiongrowing stateside, she is set to expand far beyond the transformational festivals andtours where she grew the same roots that nourished Bassnectar, Beats Antique, andBonobo. CloZee is breaking through the canopy and into the sun. Come see her fly.
Emerging in late 2012 with a sound that was all his own, Tor’s debut album ‘Drum Therapy’ was the culmination of over a decade of quietly honing his craft, merging the aesthetics of dusty samples with polished production, addictive melody and distinctive driving percussion. After catching the attention of Emancipator, it became the first release to launch his new label Loci Records. Even though Tor’s background had been strictly studio-based, he quickly found footing in the touring world supporting established acts like Emancipator & Bluetech on national U.S. tours, performing at multiple festivals such as Shambhala, BassCoast, What The Festival & Burning Man, in addition to remixing artists like ODESZA.
Now over 3 years since his debut, Tor returns with his sophomore album ‘Blue Book’. It serves as the perfect follow up – a natural evolution of the best qualities of his previous work, while pushing his sound forward with new sonic palettes, ideas and tempos. Named after a childhood drawing book, the album references a raw creative time in Tor’s life with the theme of reconnecting with that part of him after years of looking for purpose. It’s a record that plays like a journey from start to finish, with rhythmic bell patterns, chopped vocal harmonies, atmospheric swells, warm basslines, and a newfound love of analog synthesizers all taking his songs to new levels, and establishes that Tor is an artist whose trajectory will be exciting to follow for years to come.
Balkan Bump is the newest project from trumpet player, producer and ethnomusicologist Will Magid.
Balkan Bump launched to an unexpecting audience in late 2017 with his debut track “Aymo” alongside superstar collaborators Gramatik and Talib Kweli. Finding an affinity based in his own Balkan roots, Gramatik has championed the new project; debuting Balkan Bump’s first live performance at Gramatik’s anticipated NYE show at Terminal 5; taking Balkan Bump’s live show on the road for the Spring 2018 Re:Coil tour; and releasing Balkan Bump’s debut EP via his Lowtemp label imprint.
Musically, Balkan Bump is a fusion of live instruments, world influences and lush electronic production. His debut EP flaunts experience as an instrumentalist and arranger, fusing energetic Balkan brass with heavy electronic production and hip-hop/trap influences. This thrilling blend of live brass and electronic production carries over to Balkan Bump’s live show, as he joined Gramatik to unveil his horn-infused live set to a North American audience in Spring 2018.