Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Announcing Closer - the Electronic Music Festival in Portland!



Celebrating Portland’s unique and vibrant underground techno and house music scenes, Closer 2011 is a three-day, multi-venue festival event featuring the best in modern electronic dance music.

In its debut year, Closer features 25 local djs and live electronic music performers, along with special guests from Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle. Local and guest performers include artists from Portland-based independent record labels and collectives including Nude Photo Music, SubSensory Recordings, Bassland, Alga-Rhythms and Click Track Lab.

“In addition to the great guests, this year’s lineup includes some of the Portland scene’s most respected and influential talent,” said Gustavo Lanzas, an organizer for the event. “These are artists who’ve given back to the scene by producing original music, organizing events and helping push Portland’s electronic music culture beyond city limits.”

The line-up includes Bryan Zentz, Jerry Abstract, Let's Go Outside, Audioelectronic, JAK, Trevor Vichas, Chris Firenze and many more. For full lineup click here.

For full festival details, visit CloserPDX.com

A full festival pass is only $15 and can be purchased from Brown Paper Tickets. Click Here to buy tickets now!

For a chance to win a pair of festival passes, leave a comment below with your name and e-mail address, who your favorite performer is from the lineup page and why. Comments will not be published, it is just a way for you to submit information. Please be 21+ as most events are in nightclubs. Contest ends at 12am (midnight) Pacific time on Sunday, June 19th. Winner will be notified via e-mail and the passes will be delivered via mail or in person.

Here are some goodies from some of the performers at the festival::

JAK - A Thought Apart [click to download]


Click Here to purchase music by JAK from Beatport. JAK runs SubSensory Recordings - a Portland-based techno and tech-house label.

Juan Farcik - Irritante (Chris Firenze Remix) [click to download]


Chris Firenze is a Portland-based techno and tech-house producer who runs Akashik Records.

Chris Firenze Facebook

Let's Go Outside + Unknown Wanderer - Fantastic Teeth [click to download]


Let's Go Outside is a Portland-based producer who makes a variety of sounds and has released tracks on Soma. He now runs his own label - Slant Records.

Ain't No Fool (Jerry Abstract's Flapjax remix) [click to download]


Jerry Abstract is a very eclectic producer and DJ who has released music on a variety of labels including Shitkatapult (Musick), From 0-1, Slant, Dragon's Eye Recordings, Semisexual, Peloton, Dulcette, Memex and Fourthcity.

Jerry Abstract SoundCloud

Closer Festival Facebook Page

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