What we're about

House music, (named "House Music" after The Warehouse club in Chicago where it originated in the early 1980's,) is a style of electronic dance music that was developed by dance club DJs in Chicago that were influenced by early to mid-1970s dance music as spun by DJs in New York, and spread to Detroit, New York, and eventually Europe. House music is strongly influenced by elements of the early to mid 1970s soul- and funk-infused dance music style of disco. House music takes disco's use of a prominent bass drum on every beat and developed a new style by mixing in a heavy electronic synthesizer bassline, electronic drums, electronic effects, funk and pop samples, and reverb- or delay-enhanced vocals.

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This group is for people who like this kind of music and would like to share their interest in it with others, as well as any others who would like to learn more about this kind of music. Also to spread the word and enrich the culture of House Music in Portland metro area.
There is some House Music culture movement in Rose city, but I feel that it's so underground, that I have hard time finding a place or a group that I can follow.

Upcoming events (2)

Local Heroes Anniversary with Dj Tennis

100 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd

TIER 1,2,3 are sold out.

Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/local-heroes-pdx-with-dj-tennis-tickets-224997502587?aff=MeetUp

LOCAL HEROES PDX Anniversary
We can't believe it's been another year! We are excited to introduce our SELECTOR Session for our 4 year anniversary show. We are excited to share that Dj Tennis will headline our event.

TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/local-heroes-pdx-with-dj-tennis-tickets-224997502587?aff=MeetUp

💥 DJ TENNIS
Founder and A&R of Life and Death, Manfredi Romano grew up tour-managing punk bands and organising left-field music events in Italy around the turn of the Millennium. Having completed his studies in computer science at the University of Pisa, Manfredi went on to form DAZE, Italy’s first booking agency solely devoted to electronic music.
Drawing on two decades of experience behind the scenes, Romano shifted focus in 2010, establishing himself as a DJ in his own right.
As a performer, Tennis valiantly showcases an astute ability to create intimacy in even the vastest of gatherings. As a respected producer, Romano consistently channels his past relationships with post-rock luminaries such as Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Tortoise and Fugazi into intricately-synthesised electronic constellations.
Fine chef and restaurant owner, Tennis splits his time between Miami and Barcelona, where he enjoys riding motorbikes, collecting vintage action-figures and building upon his vinyl record collection - which now numbers over eleven-thousand strong.
https://soundcloud.com/djtennisdjtennis
https://tennisdj.bandcamp.com/
https://www.instagram.com/djtennis
https://www.facebook.com/tennisdj
https://twitter.com/dj_tennis

Local Support:
💥 Umlaut
Local Heroes resident dj Umlaut will at the decks as well. Umlaut spent the first 15 years of his musical career in Germany. From a classic piano education he made his way into electornic music over 20 years ago. Besides playing the Love Parade in 2010 Umlaut toured across Germany for many years playing some of the most iconic clubs. He now calls Portland and the PNW home.
https://www.beatport.com/artist/umlaut/334680
https://www.instagram.com/officialumlaut/
💥 Kotagachi & Zhenya aka The Dustbunnies
Kotagachi aka Dakota Ushigome and Zhenya aka Gen Ariella aka The Dustbunnies were both deep into the house music scene spending many a late night into early mornings in San Francisco and New York respectively. Both were drawn to the dance culture and connection to the scene.
In 2016, they connected in Portland where their passion for house music carried on into their relationship and they decided to just “go-for-it” by investing heavily in DJ equipment and music production classes.
One thing quickly led to another and they started playing private parties and special events. This dynamic duo skyrocketed in popularity soon after their Portland debut as headliners of CandyLand at Pride 2018, playing at notable parties at many clubs including No Vacancy Lounge, Whiskey Bar and Local Heroes. This fashion-forward two-some is known for their high energy vibe, synchronicity and crowd interaction.
Their distinct style of mixing old school house vocals alongside UK tech house beats keeps the dance floor shakin’ all night long.
https://www.instagram.com/thedustbunniesofficial/
https://soundcloud.com/thedustbunniesofficial

💥 Important:
⚡️ Proof of vaccination (digital or physical) + matching ID + temp below 100º.
⚡️ Location will ONLY be released to ticket holders at 3pm PST the day of the event.
⚡️ The theme for this event is TENNIS. Let's welcome Dj Tennis to PDX with a bang!
⚡️ Refunds only up to 7 days prior to the event.

Down the Rabbit Hole -Outlandish @ Crystal Ballroom

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Tickets:

https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/8150119/living-prism-presentsdown-the-rabbit-hole-202021-portland-mcmenamins-crystal-ballroom-portlandor



🎩 New Date ~ Down the Rabbit Hole ~ Outlandish 🎩

💜🐰 April 1st, 2022 🐰💜

Hello dear community that we miss so much!

Due to COVID-19, Down the Rabbit Hole ‘Outlandish’ and the official after-party ‘Thru the Looking Glass’ are moving to April 1st, 2022. We hope that Down the Rabbit Hole will be a joyful place for our community to reunite on the other side of all of this and get down like the old days.

Rescheduling such a large and multi-faceted event in the current climate hasn’t been easy. Sorry it took us that long to find a new date (again) and Thank you for your patience & kindness in the process.

If you already purchased tickets - they are valid for the event on the new date, so there's nothing you need to do. If you are interested in a refund, you can get it in an email you’ll be receiving today or tomorrow.

We are looking forward to playing, laughing, and dancing with you all on the other side of this. Until then - stay in touch with us via our Instagram @LivingPrism where we’ll be posting updates, nostalgic moments from past events, and other magical surprises…

Take care and hope to be with you soon… ♥️🙏

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Living Prism is delighted to present:

🎩 Down the Rabbit Hole 2020 🎩
🌹🌼 Outlandish 🌼🌹

Wild, wondrous and more whimsical than ever, we dive Down the Rabbit Hole for the 7th annual journey through the dreamy world of Alice. Get ready for a magical evening, filled with magnanimous performers, ethereal artistry, eccentric characters and a host of surreal surprises. Embrace the crazy, the puzzling & the beautiful, because "we're all mad here."

♦ Stage & Aerial Performances
♣ Wonderland Photobooth
♥ Mad Hatter Tea Party
♠ Costume Contest
♦ Interactive Art
♣ Live Painting
♥ Afterparty
♠ Vendors

🎩 Main Event 🎩
🌹 Down the Rabbit Hole 🌹
8:00pm - 1:30am
Crystal Ballroom | 1332 W Burnside St, Portland, OR
Presented by Living Prism

🎟️ Tickets - https://tinyurl.com/th8cqq8

♠ Official After-Party ♠
⏳ Thru the Looking Glass ⏳
1:00am - 7:00am
Epicenter | 6781 NE Columbia Blvd, Portland, OR
~ The best afterparty of the year. This year - two stages at the exciting new Portland venue Epicenter ~
Presented by SHIFT Festival, Uplift, Bootycorp, Fun Luv'n, & Living Prism

🎟️ Tickets - epicafter.eventbrite.com

~ 21+ events | Please bring ID ~

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♛ Main Event Musical Lineup ♛

🎷 High Step Society 🎷
Eugene, OR
highstepsociety.com

🎻 DISSØLV (live) 🎻
Santa Cruz, CA
dissolv.net

🍄 Scott Nice 🍄
Nevada City, CA
scottnice.com

🐱 AppleCat 🐱
(with violinist Andisheh)
BC, Canada
soundcloud.com/applecatmusic

🎸Symbiotica 🎸
(Debut performance)
Portland, OR

♛ Afterparty Musical Lineup ♛

🏠🍄 House Stage 🍄🏠
~ Manoj
~ The Serious
~ Fluffy Stuff
~ Bizio

🔊🐰 Bass Stage 🐰 🔊
~ Scott Nice (Special Set)
~ DAR
~ Mienne
~ Zorro

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Between rounds of dance floor merriment, adventure up to explore the balcony dimension. Socialize over a complimentary cup at the Mad Tea Party Lounge, take a wander through the bewitching bazaar of artisan vendors, and don't forget to hop into the photo booth with your friends for an epic family photo shoot! Especially dazzling looks will be selected throughout the night to participate in our traditional costume contest, so don't hesitate to dress to the nines. 😉🎩

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✨♦️♠️🌹 The Costume Contest 🌹♠️♦️✨

The costume contest winners will win a miraculous collection of prizes. Yes, plenty of lovely things for your body, mind, and soul... ✨

All you need to do is join us in your most wondrous look, and one of our three crowd judges may give you a ticket to go on stage for the final judgment on stage. 🌹

*You can meet the judges at 11pm by the vendors downstairs to present yourself.✨

Prizes will be announced here soon...

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We're elated to host our 7th wonderland experience at the historic Crystal Ballroom. Being a 21+ event, we will not have the center divider on the dance floor. This will allow a natural flow in between all the magic. Also, we won't have a VIP section so we can all be connected on the same level.

Down the Rabbit Hole had sold out before door time every year since it's beginning 7 years ago. We recommend that you buy your tickets ahead of time if you want to secure your journey down the rabbit hole.

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We strive to create loving and inclusive events. DTRH 2020 will be a safer space for people of all colors, ethnicities, genders, and sexual orientations. Please practice proper consent and be mindful of the friends around you.

Living Prism is dedicated to bringing music, movement, and art in unique ways. Stay connected:
Facebook - bit.ly/2tDlHPa
Instagram - bit.ly/2Rdlonc
Twitter - bit.ly/2TOKcUj
Newsletter - bit.ly/2RgFFIP

See you soon, Down the Rabbit Hole... ❤️

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