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Portland's Best Dance Music Options, March 20-26

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WW contributing writer Mitch Lillie helps the discerning club-goer put together their weekly calendar by compiling Portland's best dance-music options for the next seven days. Turn up, tune in, drop the bass. — The Portland Art Museum is not a venue you’ll see too often on Beats Per Week, but Red Bull’s Canvas Cooler event on Thursday is too weird to pass up. Featuring DJ sets from Natasha ...   More
 
Thursday, March 20, 2014 MITCH LILLIE

Beats Per Week

Portland's Best Dance Music Options, Dec. 12-18

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In this new column, WW music calendar and contributing writer Mitch Lillie helps the discerning club-goer put together their weekly calendar by compiling Portland's best dance-music options for the next seven days. Turn up, tune in, drop the bass. — Though holiday choral concerts may be bursting forth with seasonal cheer, they’re totally putting a damper on dance parties. That doesn’t ...   More
 
Thursday, December 12, 2013 MITCH LILLIE

Dirty South Legends

Geto Boys, Gray Matters, Rap Class, Cassow


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If you know Jay-Z, Lil Wayne and Wiz Khalifa, then you know Houston’s Geto Boys. Originators of the soulful Dirty South sound, the trio’s influence on hip-hop spans generations, with samples o   More
 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 EMILY BERKEY

Top Five Dropping Gems Releases


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Various Artists, Gem Drops I-II Featuring tracks from crew members, affiliates and like-minded fellow travelers, either of these interchangeable compilations makes an ideal entry point for wading   More
 
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Rap Class: Wednesday, Oct. 31

Portland beatmaker John Kammerle wants to take the songs stuck in his head and cram them into yours.


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[SAMPLE-BASED] To quote an overused hip-hop proverb, sampling is an art. For local beatmaker and DJ John Kammerle, aka Rap Class, it’s also a turn-on.  “I don’t want that to sound w   More
 
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 REED JACKSON

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