Phutureprimitive (RESCHEDULED FROM 3/28)
HopMonk Sebastopol at HopMonk Sebastopol
Dining Reservations Here! / Event Details Below!
Phutureprimitive is the moniker of Bay Area producer and songwriter Rain. Early childhood photos reveal Rain sitting at the piano plinking keys, grinning from ear to ear… a true sign of things to come. Continuing his early fascination with music, Rain was later drawn to electronic music, inspired by its ability to combine the best of organically played instruments and the synthetic pleasures of sounds more exotic to the human ear. After beginning a DJ career in the 90s, Rain began incorporating the music he was making in his home studio into his DJ sets. That was all it took to trigger a full-blown love affair with electronic music and the process of its creation... and Phutureprimitive was born.
Phutureprimitive's music is singular and unique in its approach. Lush melodies drift across intricate rhythms, groove heavy beats and warm, fuzzy bass lines. Often exploring a dark and dense palette, his music also manages to convey a sense of tranquility and beauty, engaging the listener into hypnotic movement and often escalating into a full-on kinetic experience. Shimmering with cinematic qualities, his music ultimately speaks to the body, mind and soul.
Despite electronic music's tendency to suffer a short shelf life, Phutureprimitive has already demonstrated a timeless quality with his debut album Sub Conscious on Waveform Records, which remains the top seller on the label since its release in 2004, obtaining a cult status among fans and collectors. With a string of singles released in the interim on various labels, the birth of Native Harmonix (Rain’s own Record Label) brought us the Luminous EP in 2010; delving into a lyrical based production, supported by undulating synth work and a palpable haunting texture throughout. His second full-length release Kinetik forged new territories of emotional electronic dance music, exploring a heavier, bass-centric sound that adds raw energy to intricately detailed tracks. Kinetik still remains on the iTunes Top 100 Electronic Music Chart, 3 years after its release.
With a new collection of songs released in two parts titled Searching for Beauty in the Darkest Places, released Fall 2014 and Fall 2015, takes ideas from his previous releases and supercharges them with hard-hitting dance floor appeal, while maintaining the depth and prowess this trusted producer is so well known. For the two-part release, Rain dropped his first official music video, “Lucid Dream,” collaboration with multi-media production team Vinton Depiction & Michael Miller, the animation/visual effects creators behind NBC’s “Grimm.” Searching for Beauty in the Darkest Places Part 1 & 2 were recorded in Rain’s home studio in the Bay and released on his imprint, Native Harmonix Records, and is available on iTunes, Spotify and at www.phutureprimitive.com
+ Naughty Princess
Jasmine Fraser grew up with the influence of traditional Indian music, and was inspired by the intricate Tabla beats and soaring vocals. Being part of the electronic music scene in Melbourne when it took off in the 90’s, her passion for dance was ignited, starting in the underground outdoor Trance scene and then moving into other genres as they emerged like Trip-Hop, Breakbeat, Jungle and Drum n Bass.
Relocating to San Francisco in 2009 brought her into the West Coast Bass scene of Dubstep, Trap and 808, and it was here amongst the fabulously funky Burner crew who drop the best beats and throw down so hard on the dance floor that she really felt she’d found her tribe!
After a lifetime of pursuing and moving to this music, it was finally time to dive in deeper, and DJ Naughty Princess was hit the LA scene in royal style! Her sets range from beautiful downtempo soundscapes to fun eclectic beats to searing late-night bass-drops to make the dance-floor go wild! The driving bass is overlaid with a diverse range of beats, tasty trap blending into hip hop, urban styles and gangsta grooves, with melodies and lyrics soaring through it all bringing the sacred, the saucy and the sublime!
Naughty Princess has played at top events and festivals including Lightning in a Bottle, Enchanted Forest Gathering, Abundance by the Grateful Generation, Belasco Theatre LA, Dirty Beetles Black & Gold Ball, Sound Nightclub LA, Camp Questionmark at Burning Man where the lineup included Skrillex, Diplo, Rusko and Griz, and on the Abraxas Art Car which earned her a glowing review in Fest300 magazine’s “The Most Magical Musical Moments of Burning Man 2016”.
Based in the LA area, Naughty Princess is all about bringing the sounds which light you up and inspire you to get down!!
DOORS: 9pm | SHOW: 9:30pm
$25 (+ online fee's OR $2 fee at door)
NO REFUNDS | ALL SALES FINAL
Tickets: After completing your purchase on See Tickets, you will receive an email confirmation with your attached PDF ticket(s). You MUST print and bring your PDF tickets AND VALID PHOTO IDENTIFICATION to be admitted for the event. You may download the See Tickets app and show your ticket on your mobile device for entry in lieu of printing.
All General Admission Tickets are Standing Room with limited seating. (Unless otherwise noted)