Bluetech - Boogaloo pre-party ft. Everyman, Henry Pope & Orphic.

Bluetech - Boogaloo pre-party ft. Everyman, Henry Pope & Orphic.

Henry Pope, EVeryman

Wed, April 26, 2017

8:30 pm

Velvet Jones

Santa Barbara, CA


This event is 21 and over

Bluetech’s most recent release is called Basement Dubs. "In my efforts to be an example of change in the way I approach and utilize technology in my art, I am attempting to convert my work space to a solar powered studio. Funds raised from the sale of this EP will go towards this goal, and your support is greatly appreciated" - Bluetech
Containing 3 remixes and 2 originals, ‘Basement Dubs’ gives a taste of both of the forward thinking downtempo dancefloor worlds to be featured on the upcoming full length album ‘Illuminated Gates’, as well as some of the emotionally resonant ambient soundscapes that are contained on the impending full length release ‘Dreaming Into Being’.

Bluetech's upcoming album "Illuminated Gates" is about liminal spaces, the spaces in-between known & unknown. Music never stops. There is ALWAYS some loop repeating in his head, something heard or something new that’s wanting to find a way out and be planted like a seed & grow into a song tree

Crawling behind his living room soundsystem listening to classical music with headphones on when he was 4, was when he first fell in love with music. He left his body and traveled through the landscapes of sound. It all began with a piano.

His music continually grows. He’s come full circle in many ways, with new releases this year having a strong ambient quality to them that is reminiscent of his early work. It has evolved though; the musical geometries unfold in different ways, and move in different directions.
Joel Jakub (aka "Orphic") is an up and coming producer from Detroit living in Venice Beach, California. He is the newest member on the Take Back the Night Productions' roster and his mission is to blend the passionate yet alien sounds of bass music into a funky stew of delicious melodies reminiscent of the musical bloom of Motown as experienced from another planet. It's like listening to Stevie Wonder through a kaleidoscope. His unique, groovy sound is sure to revolutionize the way people define "EDM". He pushes the parameters of genre barriers, and doesn't limit his creativity to a specific style or BPM. Orphic's compositions are sure to get any dance floor moving and every booty bouncin', and are diverse enough to span all age ranges and genre preferences. Fractal Beach, Orphic's newest release and first full album, that was released on February 24 on Adapted Records, sends you to another planet where only good vibes and funky grooves exist. If you would like to be taken on a psychedelic journey through space and time, this is for you. Welcome to a new era of music.
Henry Pope
Henry Pope
Henry Pope has smashed the edge off the cubist and injected color into the monochromatic. It is no surprise that for the past several years his music has been popping up on radio stations around the globe, Top 100 lists, huge festival lineups (Coachella), and tastemaker music blogs.

Pope’s live electronic sets enthrall massive crowds with world class musicians melding seamlessly with phenomenal mixes. Riding a wave of critical acclaim and triumphs at some of the world’s largest festivals, Henry Pope released his debut EP titled “Waiting” on Street Ritual Records in 2014. The record was a huge success.

Buzz Bands LA said, “Henry Pope’s forward-thinking electro has become a favorite on the experimental edges of the EDM scene,” and that “Waiting” offers a formidable collision of synths, beats and live instrumentation, all funked up amid some deft songwriting,” and finally that Pope “combines compositional acumen with big-sound system bombast; let it rip.”

Cassette Blog said “Waiting” is “Excellent” a “Rhythmic Awakening”, and concluded by saying “This album is fresh, thoughtful and deep, with voices that inspire nostalgia and transport us into space.”

EDM Sauce called “Waiting” “Classic, beautiful, and special.”

Yo!Venice simply stated “Waiting” was “Hot!”

The Dankels said that the “Waiting EP” was “quality that is sure to catch on.”

About “Waiting,” said, “It drives us crazy in the best possible way, (Pope) knows exactly what’s he’s doing.”

Henry Pope’s DJ mixes have also earned considerable press.

“I really admire when a DJ can catch me unaware and make go, “ohhhh!,” just before running to my record box to dig out a long forgotten track, and I did that about four times in this one mix,” said Interesting of Henry Pope’s Root Society set from Burning Man. called Henry Pope’s set at Maui’s Source Festival, “An awesome set of electronic tunes, with heavy bass and a range of chilled and up tempo beats to give the audience a lot of flavor. You’ll hear funk, dub, trap, hip hop, glitch, breaks and even Brazilian beats in this mix.”

Originally inspired by the tunes of his Floridian upbringing, Pope was committed to his early music education that, eventually, led him to the University of Colorado at Boulder. Although he now makes Venice Beach his home, Henry Pope has rocked international crowds in Canada, India, Nepal, Costa Rica, Mexico, and Europe.

Closer to home, his musical mastery has been enjoyed by discerning crowds at Coachella, Burning Man, Source Festival, One Love Festival, Lightening In A Bottle, Lucidity, Envision, Genius Loci, and with the Lucent Dossier Experience. He is a veteran of the stage, who, as a bassist, has toured with various national artists including indie favorite, Small Flowers, where he revealed his skills as a writer and producer.

During 2013 and 2014, Pope co-produced Genius Loci FEST in Mexico, an exciting kaleidoscope of surfing, music, yoga, and environmental activism.

In addition to the release of his EP, Pope’s original compositions are earning him accolades from film and television placements.

If you love music of the highest quality, stay tuned because Henry Pope is dedicated to dropping pure gold.
Venue Information:
Velvet Jones
423 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101