As festivals sprawl up all over the U.S. and inundate the already heavily commercialized electronic industry, USC Events and LiveNation have put together a massive electronic music festival out in the secluded Gorge Amphitheater in George, Washington. Returning for its second year bigger and better than ever, Paradiso has been upgraded to a two-day, overnight camping experience that combines the likes of Coachella and EDC. Portlanders and Seattleites composed the majority of the audience this year but patrons from far and wide made their way to what was one of the larger electronic lineup’s I’ve seen in my 20+ years living in the Northwest. Held at the same venue the venerable Sasquatch Music Festival calls home, Paradiso threw the largest party the Columbia River Gorge has seen in it’s 12-17 million year old existence, and narrated it with some of the biggest names in the industry. Continue Reading
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Ladies and gentlemen, Rabbit Records‘ newest release is a massive split 7″ featuring Djemba Djemba (aka St Andrew) and FuzZ. The EP is nothing short phenomenal and starts off strong with Djemba Djemba’s Dont Stop. The track is a hard and melodic masterpiece that gets your head uncontrollably bumping at 100 beats per minute. Fuzz’s ????$ is a dark and dirty anthem that chills you to your bone while getting your body moving; the perfect ending to this monster release!
The special release is limited to 100, hand numbered, 45rpm records pressed on gorgeous white vinyl [Pick it up here] (Also available for digital download)