Black Electro featuring Thavius Beck
A benefit for KBOO Community Radio
Friday, April 3 at 9pm
Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, Portland
$10-50 sliding scale
A Night of Electronica featuring
Rasheeda Ameera/ De Angelo
with host Deena B from KBOO's The Soundbox
plus live art with Sub2mit Crew
Composer of mercurial soundtracks for uncertain times, Thavius Beck conjoins various strains of electronic music to arrive at a daringly ambitious sound. He has received recognition in The Wire, Spin, and Urb for his solo releases under the moniker Adlib, the Labwaste project with fellow LA artist Subtitle, his recent production for fellow Mush artist K-The-I???, his early work with Global Phlowtations, numerous guest appearances, and producing for and touring in support of and accompanying Saul Williams. An exceptional programmer, engineer and multi-instrumentalist, Thavius Beck’s many talents allow him to take a song from idea to completion without ever having to leave his cluttered studio. Check out one of his videos here
Experimental Soulstress, has worked with Nico Luminous, Mic Crenshaw, and Hungry Mob. A wow factor for the Electrogals event at Holocene in April 2008. She mixes computerized beats with organic musical accomplianment for a dark sound with lighter influences.
Cheetah Finess is a solo act created by the artist purely as a vehicle for artistic expression. She combines heavy beats with textural samples of voice, keys and sounds that layer into a rhythmic hypnotism.
From L.A. this new arrival to Portland, is a singer, songwriter, instrumentalist, and beat maker. Ayam co-wrote and performed two songs with Mic Holden on the Alpha Dog soundtrack; “Let’s Chill”, and “Never Give Up”. In addition, her voice can be heard on the main title of the entertainment news show “Made in Hollywood”, and the HBO Documentary, Heidi Fleiss: The Would-Be Madam of Crystal. Ayam Music is the debut album released by her this year.
A community whip, with a long relationship with KBOO Community. Her show on KBOO An Evening of Afrotainment is a mix of electronic black music from all decades is a staple in the community. Always propelling forward with one eye behind her, she knows how to definitely rock a party. Celeste is also co-host of More Talk Radio, with Cecil Prescod.