|Real name / ||Roger Vellion|
|The musical career of Roger Vellion aka LilRoj began in Louisiana, where at the age of 15 he began experimenting with turntables and electronic music. In 1994, at the age of 18, he broke into the nightclub scene, and two years later the New Orleans rave scene.|
Early gigs included the massive Freebass Society events at the State Palace Theater, known as the epicenter of music and culture in New Orleans, as well as many large mid 90's warehouse parties in cities like Houston and Memphis. He continued to be a staple in the Southern scene up until 2002, when he moved to Portland, Oregon.
In Portland, Roj quickly established a reputation for his skill, variety of styles and funky sensibilities. In recent years he’s refined his sound, focusing on funky, bass-heavy techno and minimal. He’s...
The Midwest native and globetrotting techno DJ will headline a late-night, two-room event at Bamboo Grove next weekend.