Closer PDX Presents: Truncate, JAK, Andrew Boie, Tracy Why
315 SE 3rd Ave.
[TECHNO] Though his hyper-modern logo and the still unfamiliar sounds of techno may not seem to agree, LA techno producer David Flores is absolutely a retroist. Perhaps tiring of eight years of big room releases under the name Audio Injection, Flores started Truncate in 2011, and the project has the ambiguousness (the name is both a label and Flores’ alias) and visual style (many releases are simple white labels with hand-stamped names) of first-wave techno, with the simple, pounding kraut rhythms of millennial Berlin. There is, however, the influence of modern bass music creeping in, most recently on Truncate’s Pressurize EP, just released on Modeselektor’s 50Weapons label.
Address: 315 SE 3rd Ave.