This back-to-back-to-back triple-header is a must for anyone interested in the past, present and future of West Coast house music.
Ardalan, Pezzner, Max Ulis
They say that great things have small beginnings. A spontaneous moment of collaboration at one of 2017’s biggest events, the Oregon Eclipse Festival, has grown into the Ones Tour. Over three days a trio of west coast heavyweights will blow through Seattle, Portland and finish up in Vancouver on a whirlwind tour of the Northwest. Ardalan, Pezzner and Max Ulis will meld their unique styles into a fresh, new sound as they go one for one, tagging out after each track in an epic four hour extended set!
Range, appeal and a massive dose of nasty, gritty bass are the three chief weapons every Dirtybird artist has in his quiver, but Ardalan seems to be the peak culmination of all those assets in one wieldy point. Born in Tehran, Iran, Ardalan Noghre-Kar possesses a peculiar, fresh perspective on music genesis without even trying. His mixes, remixes and dubs are known for their sass, energy and wickedly wry samples that snap like a wet towel to the face, but his original tracks are where his efforts shine, like those released with Justin Martin-“Mr. Spock,” a 2010 party anthem charted by Diplo and Jesse Rose, and “Lezgo,” charted by Dog Blood (Skrillex and Boyz Noise)-and those soon-to-be-released on his own EP with Dirtybird. It's no wonder he's been given the nod by everyone from Papa Dirtybird himself (Claude Von Stroke) and A-Trak to those who are charting his remixes, like Maya Jane Coles, Audiojack, and Riva Starr.
When it comes to eclecticism, no other electronic musician can replicate the sheer ingenuity that American producer David Pezzner invokes within his mosaic compositions. Hailing from Seattle’s enlightened indie-music scene, the multifarious studio mogul has steadily supplied a series of notable releases since the early 90s. After initially fulfilling career ventures as one half of classic house outfit Jacob London, his sights have recently shifted towards a more independent musical outlet: his prolific solo project, Pezzner. Unhindered by the industry’s often-scrupulous guidelines, David’s artistic reinvention (under his newest production moniker) has amassed considerable acclaim in light of its obstinate diversity – exploring a kaleidoscopic assortment of styles and sounds.
About Max Ulis
Max is half of Sabota, and a charter member of Lighta! Sound, which has been instrumental in the building of Vancouver’s underground movement for the better part of a decade. He has performed at prestigious festivals such as Decibel, Mutek, and New Forms, is a regular on the west coast festival circuit. His music has been played by notable performers such as Tim Green, Skream, B Traits, Shadow Child, Grenier, &ME, and Breakage and he’s shared the stage with a who’s who of contemporary dance music.