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Soul’d Out Festival / Thomas Jack w/ special guest The Human Experience
April 14, 2016
Doors 8 p.m., Show 9 p.m. | $25 | 18+
More info: etix.com
1332 W Burnside St, Portland, Oregon 97209
Soul’d Out Festival & Beloved Festival Proudly Presents
w/ very special guest, The Human Experience – David Block
Thomas Jack is an Australian DJ and producer who refers to his summery, laid-back dance tracks as “tropical house.” Inspired by deep house as well as acoustic rock and jam bands, his tracks heavily feature live instruments, particularly saxophone, flute, piano, and guitar, and generally have a relaxed, sunny, uplifting feel. His tracks often feature samples of speeches; Jack has noted Charlie Chaplin’s closing speech from The Great Dictator as being particularly inspirational to him. He began using the term “tropical house” somewhat jokingly, but it stuck, and international producers such as Kygo and Klingande soon became associated with the subgenre.
Jack began a podcast mix series called Tropical House, which featured guest mixes by Felix Jaehn, Bakermat, Robin Schulz, and others. Jack became well-known across EDM websites for his original tracks such as “Symphony” and “The Final Speech,” as well as his remixes of popular artists such as Of Monsters & Men and One Republic and house producers like Adrian Lux. His busy touring schedule brought him to clubs around the globe, causing Jack to refer to himself as “homeless,” but he has spent a considerable amount of time in the United States, particularly in Florida. After devoting much of 2014 to remixes (including his take on Gabriel Rios’ “Gold”) and live gigs, he released a new single, “Rivers,” in 2015.
THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE
David is constantly pushing the boundaries of live electronic music. Playing, composing, and conducting his own electronic symphony live on stage, his performances are brimming and layered with human emotion, world exploration, and sacred sounds. Whether performing by himself, or with a live band, “The Human Experience” always delivers an emotionally charged show.
“The Human Experience” aims to cross cultural barriers through music. David has collaborated with artists all over the world including Ignacio Perez (Buena Vista Social Club), William Close (The Earth Harp), Random Rab, Govinda, Amae Love, Rising Appalachia, and many others.
Since his debut album “Inaudible Sounds” in 2010 , he has released nine other albums in the last four years and has four new projects planned for release in 2015. Each song is a sonic journey; interweaving psychedelic layers of melody and harmony with organic grooves and international vibes.
Composing and performing live with the Audio/Visual/Dance projects “Phadroid” (Andrew and Phaedra Jones), “Quixotic”, “Lucent Dossier”, and “Seraphim” David is expanding his sounds into the mixed media world.
David has performed all over the world sharing the stage with renowned artists such as, Thievery Corporation, Bonobo, Tipper, Emancipator, The Polish Ambassador, and many more.
Over the last three years he has toured in UK, Europe, Russia, Israel, Central America, Canada, and all over the United States at a variety of events including festivals like Burning Man, Boom, Electric Forest, Wakarusa, Lightning in a Bottle, Symbiosis, and Envision.
His music has been featured on NBC prime time TV and is beginning to make its way into the world of cinema.
David is consistently redefining himself as an artist, performer, and human being. Moving and traveling around the world, meeting people from all walks of life and realms of consciousness, he is continually learning, growing, and sharing inspiration with those around him.
“We don’t play music, music plays us” – David Block