We are giving away a pair of tickets to Speakeasy Electro Swing at Someday Lounge on Thursday, January 31, 2013. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, January 28.
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Welcome to the retro-future. As our economy revisits the depression era, it is time for our culture to revel in the glory of those days. It is time to get snazzed up, and get down to the sounds of Electro Swing that have been taking over the UK and the rest of Europe in the last few years. We are bringing you the first events to focus on these sounds of now on this continent where the music began.
As we scour the crates of dusty old record stores and remake these songs into club tunes of today, updating the swing sounds with electro, hip hop, house, bass, and dub. The sounds have been spreading through the Electro Swing compilations on Wagram music out of France, and the White Mink/Black Cotton albums from the UK in the past few years. With Electro Swing coming to every major festival in the EU this summer, we know it will only take a moment for folks on this side of the sea to find out why we are all working up a sweat about the sound.
As our Speakeasy Electro Swing team started out holding events in Montreal (evolving from loft parties with a claw foot tub full of booze to monthly events selling out a venue of 350), we are now spreading the sound far and wide with regular events in Oslo, Seattle, Vancouver, Austin, and now Portland. DJ Eliazar, a past Portland resident who did many events at Holocene, the Nightlight lounge, Crush, the Aalto, PRA, etc, started these events in Montreal and is now coming back home as it were to bring some swing to Stumptown. Sharing the stage with Portland’s own Global Ruckus, who has already been bringing some electro swing nights to this fine city for the last few years along with his myriad of other musical taste making shows. Also on the bill is Sknny Mrcls, bringing some silky smooth sounds to your ears.