Random Rabbit, Futexture, Kolourz
887 West Marietta St. Studio C
Atlanta, GA, 30318
Doors 9:00 PM / Show 10:00 PM
This event is 18 and over
Burrowing into liminal space, that forgotten zone between the organic and the inorganic, reality and surreality, that’s the place Bluetech calls home. Boundless cosmic beats stretch out across sprawling ambient soundscapes. Melodic strings pluck and shimmer; echoing voices expand and contract over the electronic landscape. You can’t pin down Evan Bartholomew, and there’s no sense trying.
Over a decade of releases has brought Bluetech’s music to fans of downtempo, future bass, and progressive electronic music, rife with emotional intent, and polyrhythmic percussion. From his homebase in the far-flung islands of Hawai’i, Bartholomew transcends the constructs normally associated with a calculated “electronic artist,” pursuing music with meaning and purpose. Choosing to spend his off-stage time meticulously tweaking precision productions, building the solar-powered studio of his dreams, running his music and arts webzine Nomadculture.net, or putting in time on his Critical Beats imprint—dedicated to preserving and protecting Earth’s remaining rainforests—Evan shirks preconceptions of fellow superstar producers.
Combining the rhythmic appeal of dubstep, hip hop, and house with melodic dreamscapes, creative sound design, and acoustic instrumentation, Futexture skillfully weaves a futuristic blend of glitchy bass-heavy IDM and jazzy techstep into a forward thinking sound that defies classification. Transcending the typical barriers between electronic and more traditional composition, this unique sonic synthesis is equally suited for both headphones and the dancefloor. Exceptional command over detail, depth of expression, and the ability to perform in a multitude of settings leaves the future looking very bright for this emerging artist.
Atlanta-based artist Kolourz grew up listening to bands, such as Smashing Pumpkins and Modest Mouse, and was always influenced by his older sister’s taste in music. However, it wasn’t until several years later, after a major shoulder injury in high-school hockey, that he picked up a guitar and began learning how to play.
Kolourz studied jazz performance at Kennesaw State University’s School of Music. At the university, professor Trey Wright helped advance Kolourz knowledge of composition and writing and expand his music skill set.
Kolourz has shared the stage with artists such as Nightmares on Wax, Minnesota, and The Werks at some of the southeast’s top venues. He has had the privilege of working with Grammy Award-winning engineer Glenn Schick and Los Angeles-based artist Leigh J. McCloskey.
In 2014, Kolourz released his first full-length album “Summer Solstice and the Ley Lines of Consciousness,” which was comprised of all original material he composed, performed and produced. Kolourz released his second album “The Age of Stars” in September 2015.