The Melting Pot on 05/11/10

The Melting Pot
Air date: 
Tue, 05/11/2010 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
BLUETECH in the studio, Featuring- New Music and Interviews

As part of KBOO's Spring Membership Drive, EVAN BLUETECH and his band SATORI SOCIAL will be visiting the studio on "The Melting Pot" Tuesday  5/11/10 from 8-10pm. We'll be listening to the new album "Love Songs to the Source", talking about the release, tour, and the importance of non commercial radio in Portland and the world today. We will have tickets to the show and copies of the new release as Thank You Gifts for becoming/renewing your membership during tonights show. Thank You for your Support!!! 

Evan Bluetech is a classically trained pianist and master of the art of software production. Always keeping an ear open for new sounds, and stretching his musical palette with numerous aliases and collaborations, he proudly presents his new band Satori Social. Not limited by subgenre or stylistic restrictions, he is always looking to explore new sounds with his instantly recognizable attention to detail and unique production aesthetic.

Not content to play it safe, and seeking to expand the "producer behind a laptop" paradigm of electronic music, he hand picked a group of accomplished musicians to help him realize a more engaging live experience and Satori Social was born. Combining elements of dub, downtempo, soul, funk, and modern electronic music, the Satori Social project builds on the sonic world of previous Bluetech material, while stretching into new dimensions of evocative modern music, and is evolving into an experience that is more than the sum of it's parts, both in the live experience and new material born from the collaborative writing process.

The cast of characters includes Katrina Blackstone, a jazz trained vocalist from NYC with a passionate vocal presence, Russell Scott, an exceptionally talented multi-instrumentalist on various horns, flute, synth and keys, Jason 'Cedar' Miller, an expression percussionist, and Evan Bluetech himself running the live mix and playing keys and synth.

Bluetech's sound emerges from his custom-built Reaktor instruments and software based synthesisers as a primordial electro-dub alchemy. While encompassing musical touches from different parts of the globe, he presents a total blend, crossing genres and borders.

Bluetech has created a label called Native State Records to release his own music and music from other artists who cross boundaries between ambient/chill and more idm/experimental sounds.

Not content to stay at home, Bluetech has toured extensively and performed in Japan, UK, Germany, Spain, Italy, Croatia, France, Denmark, Mexico, United States, and Canada.

Bluetech has released two albums on Aleph Zero Records, an internationally acclaimed chill label run by recording artist Shulman, and is currently working on a third for release in 2008. Aleph Zero brought Bluetech's music to the attention of the international chill audience, and helped to launch his career worldwide through strong support and beautiful packaging. Stay tuned for the next chapter!


A highly acclaimed producer/remixer and a classically trained pianist, bluetech (aka evan bartholomew) has released five groundbreaking downtempo electronica albums (prima materia, elementary particles, sines & singularities, phoenix rising and the divine invasion) in the span of 7 years and has contributed music to numerous compilations from labels the world over. his versatility as a producer and sound designer shine through in his ambient and tech house side projects (evan bartholomew and evan marc) while his enduring commitment to music has been demonstrated via his own labels native state records and somnia.

working with the waveform records, aleph zero, somnia and thoughtless music labels over the years, he has collaborated with steve hillage and miquette giraudy of system 7 as well as with dr. israel, lynx and janover and tina malia. his recent remix of vieux farka toure's souba souba for six degrees records was one of the stand-out tunes on the release and he is set to remix a track for the upcoming kaya project desert phase remix album.  other notable remixes have been for pitch black and sts9. evan's work has, in turn, been remixed by system 7, pitch black and ott and his music was recently licensed to the popular hbo show csi miami.  

based in portland, oregon bluetech has built up a huge global fanbase and has maintained a very busy touring schedule across domestic and international borders during the course of his career.  recent notable performances include headline spots at earthdance 2009, the rainbow serpent festival in australia, boom in portugal as well as playing at voov, symbiosis, glade and camp bisco. 

the new bluetech album love songs to the source will be released on interchill records in may 2010








satori social makes me dancy!

Hey guys, thanks for all this info, and I will surely not miss tonights show, I have been continually impressed with your taste in music. Keep up the good work, and I will give my KBOO donation in honor of this show.

Much love.


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