Catch Natasha live on KEXP, Seattle! Performing live on Audioasis on KEXP, Saturday, September 15th at 8:30 pm PT!
90.3 FM in Seattle and streaming worldwide at KEXP.ORG
Natasha is very proud to be representing Dropping Gems in their Decibel Festival showcase:
Thursday, September 27th, 2012
For their 2012 Decibel Festival Showcase, Dropping Gems has assembled a fresh group of innovative electronic producers in service of their perennial effort to bring thought-provoking electronic music to the club environment. All of the artists featured here are as dedicated to emotional expression and exploration as they are to making audiences dance, with special attention paid to texture, space, and atmosphere in composition. The uncompromising individuality of each of the
Balam Acab headlines the showcase with his live set, a locus of thick ghostly ambience. Few other artists have been able to compose music so warm, sorrowful, and personal, and still manage to totally envelop (and move) their audiences in the process.
Devonwho is a synth visionary, a veteran of buttery chords and percussive inventiveness. A long time friend and supporter of DG, Devon never fails to bring a smile to his audiences faces, and his music is the sonic embodiment of that positivity.
Natasha Kmeto is a DG crew member and soulful dancefloor demolition expert. Her incredible vocal talent enshrouds inventively composed beds of bass and rhythmic texture, great on record but even more visceral when seen live. Her energetic and utterly commanding stage presence is not to be missed.
DJAO is also a DG crew member, in addition to being a cultivator of bass-induced shivers. His music is typically dance oriented but can lapse into ambient drone at a moment's notice, only to build back again into pulsing swung-out floor burners.
Miko Revereza will be providing visuals for the showcase. One of LA’s most sought after masters of lo-fi ambience, Revereza utilizes a suite of archival analog VHS equipment to manifest unique and deeply zoned-out images.
Balam Acab - PA (Live A/V) Tri Angle https://www.facebook.com/pages/Balam-Acab/321654552079 https://twitter.com/#!/thebalamacab https://soundcloud.com/balamacab http://pitchfork.com/artists/28640-balam-acab/
Devonwho - San Francisco, CA (Live) All City http://devonwho.com/ https://www.facebook.com/pages/devonwho/112689878205 https://twitter.com/#!/devonwho https://soundcloud.com/devonwho
Natasha Kmeto - Portland, OR (Live) Dropping Gems http://www.natashakmeto.com/ https://www.facebook.com/natashakmeto https://twitter.com/#!/natashakmeto/ https://soundcloud.com/natashakmeto http://www.youtube.com/user/NatashaKmeto
Barboza 925 E. Pike St
Ticketing info: Showcase ticket: http://bit.ly/RbrYXU
Full Festival Pass: http://dbfestival.strangertickets.com/
Lots going on in July. Here's what's new: _________________________________________________________
NEW NATASHA KMETO MIX FOR THE LATEST DROPPING GEMS PODCAST
CLICK HERE to download
7/13 PDX, Backspace ALL AGES!!!
7/19, PDX, Holocene, PDneXt
7/27 PDX, Disjecta, Sometimes A Great Notion Festival
7/28 White River Canyon, OR, What The Festival
7/31, PDX, Wonder Ballroom, Squarepusher
Very excited to be heading to Nevada to join in the fun at Symbiosis this year! I'll be returning to Portland on the 22nd to take part in the FREE Dropping Gems showcase at Holocene. Hope to see you there!
Listen to and download this FREE cover I did of Rihanna's "We Found Love" here:
April shows: PDneXt (Portland), COACHELLA (Indio), Low End Theory (LA), Reason To Party (Sacramento)
(So very excited for April!)
APRIL 12, 2012
Portlanders please join me at PDneXt, a monthly event I throw with fellow producers Danny Corn, Graintable and Plumblyne. PDneXt is an idea, a sound, a community of people who are exploring the possibilities of what is "next" in electronic music. Join us as we look to create something special for Portland's electronic music community. This month's special guests are Cosmic Revenge and Quarry.
APRIL 20TH, 2012
APRIL 25TH, 2012
Equally as stoked to get back to the Airliner in Los Angeles to play at world famous, Low End Theory!
APRIL 27TH, 2012
Sacramentans please come out for Reason To Party where I'll be playing my live Audio/Visual set with Timeboy. Reason to Party brings together California communities and businesses to raise funds and awareness for local charity organizations by doing what we do best, having fun! By attending a Reason to Party event, you support under-served populations in California and our new approach to nightlife.
Very proud to announce my new record entitled, 'The Ache' that I'm releasing through PNW label, Dropping Gems!!! The Ache will be available on Bandcamp as a name your price download and iTunes February 14th. There will also be a limited amount of CD's available at http://droppinggems.bandcamp.com/album/the-ache
Check out a free download of "Detox Saturday" from XLR8R here: http://www.xlr8r.com/mp3/2012/01/detox-saturday
I'm so stoked to have a new song, "Belly", on a new compilation with my crew/label Dropping Gems. We're also happy to announce that all of the money raised by Gem Drops Two will be donated to our friends at the American Cancer Society to support cancer research, in the same manner as the first Gem Drops compilation. Listen, download, donate, and join us for another peek over the horizon. Download it here: http://droppinggems.bandcamp.com/album/gem-drops-two