Closer Electronic Music Festival // PDX 2013


Closer Electronic Music Festival PDX returns for a third exciting year, June 20th - 23rd, 2013 in Portland, Oregon.

Closer PDX is a multi-day festival set in Portland's inner-East and West sides, offering cutting edge electronic dance music, world-class guests, diverse musical genres, and an unparalleled selection of local and regional talent and labels.

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**John Tejada - Kompakt/Palette **

**Monty Luke - Black Catalog/Mothership/Planet E**
2013 IDMA nominee for best underground dance track

**Lars Behrenroth - Deeper Shades/Liebe Detail/Compost Black Label**

**J.Alvarez / 214 - Hypercolor/Frustrated Funk**
Ranked by XLR8R as one of the top new artists of 2012!

**Bryan Zentz - Plus 8/Thoughtless Music**

**The Beat Broker - Flexx/100% Silk - SF

** Natasha Kmeto - Dropping Gems **

**Ctrl_Alt_Dlt - Sweatbox/From 0-1/Innerflight **

**Nonfiction - Casual/Relief/Robosoul**

**Masa Ueda - Torque - Japan**

**IG88 - Nueva Forma - Seattle**

**Jamal - Stamina Sundays/Compression - SF**

Jon AD - LoDubs/Losonofono
JAK - SubSensory Recordings/Torque/530Techno
Etbonz - Vohyerism Records
Audioelectronic - Nude Photo Music
Marcus Fischer - 12K
Grown Folk - Icee Hot
Alter Echo - LoDubs
Mario Maroto - Neim Records/SubSensory
Art of Hot - Flight/SubSensory/Mizumo
Mercedes - All Ours
Ben Tactic - Bubblin
Lincolnup - Bubblin'
The Architects - All Ours
Missy B
Centrikal - Nude Photo Music/SubSensory
Micah McNelly - Folding Space
Jed Black - Basscult
Monkeytek - Various
Ryan Organ - LoDubs
Jacaranda - Playground
Josh Romo - Mixer
Tronic - Closer PDX/Dancefloor Mayhem
Acid Farm - Ecstasy
Sci Fi Sol - Pleasure Boat Recordings
wndfrm - Nueva Forma
Sun Hammer
A Gap Between - Nueva Forma
The Bear and the Sea - Nueva Forma
Michael Gabriel - After Dark
Jamar Hughes - After Dark/Seventy Four
Matt E Star - After Dark
Mike Jedlicka - Optic Echo
Nathan Detroit - Booty Basement
Senseone - Proper Movement
The Dirtmerchant - Proper Movement
Aksion - Konkrete Jungle
Richie Staxx - After Dark
Suff-X - Basscult
Mena - Gnarr
M!nds Eye - Koncrete Jungle
Kontagious - Proper Movement
Dylan Gouty - Basscult
Jai - Planet Earth
David Solmes - Playground
Pipedream - Fubar
Sonik - Nude Photo Music
Coast2C - Pigmento Sonico
Sonik - Nude Photo Music
Strategy - Community Library, Endless Flight, 100% Silk
MyMind vs HalfDeaf - Muopia
Jagga Culture (MC) - Small Axe Soundsystem
Live lighting by @1313 Effect

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+ many more top-notch djs and live acts from the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

"The Dance Music Ecosystem"
On Saturday, June 22nd from 1pm - 5pm, Closer Electronic Music Festival presents an afternoon with local electronic music professionals and very special guests speaking about production, mastering/vinyl, label management and distribution, and booking and promoting events. We're also very proud to present a discussion panel focused on women in the electronic music community. More at

Nude Photo Music // Playground Phenomena // Bubblin // Dropping Gems // SubSensory Recordings / LoDubs Records // folding|space // All Ours // After Dark // Proper Movement // Basscult // Sanctuary Sundays

*Refuge PDX: For the third year running, Refuge PDX is our top sponsor. This beloved PDX venue continues to lead the way with innovative events, incredible sound and an unparalleled aesthetic and we’re pleased to expand our presence at Refuge during the festival this year with two nights of events at Refuge with multiple stages featuring the likes of John Tejada, Monty Luke, Lars Behrenroth, J.Alvarez and much more.

*Rotture: This will be the first year we’ve included Rotture, a prime PDX nightlife spot that will host Nueva Forma's KONTRAST event with The Beat Broker, IG88 and more!

*Holocene: The iconic SE Portland nightlife spot will host the release party for Natasha Kmeto's 'Crisis' EP on Dropping Gems, with an appearance by Montreal's Grown Folk + the Bubblin crew.

*The Rose: New PDX hot-spot The Rose is in the mix this year, with a Friday night After Dark house music showcase and a Saturday night Basscult broken beat Showcase.

*Crush: Inner Southeast Portland nightlife spot Crush will host the Closer PDX 2013 opening event with Ctrl_Alt_Dlt, Mario Maroto, Art of Hot and Mena.

*PSU 5th Avenue Cinema will host a special ambient/experimental event as well as our educational program "The Electronic Dance Music Ecosystem."

*FREE Sunday afternoon/evening park event @TBA

PRESALE TICKETS: Presale passes are now available! Festival passes offer the best value for access to official events, seminars and workshops, as well as discounts on VIP afterhours events. Grab yours today at Brown Paper Tickets.

OFFICIAL AUDIO TECHNICIANS: This year we’re proud to partner with one of Portland’s most renowned purveyors of quality sound, Alignment! Expect crisp, clean and bassy sound for the audiophiles and partiers alike.

LODGING PARTNER: We’re teaming up with The Jupiter Hotel for this year’s festival. The Jupiter Hotel is the Boutique Lodging League's runner up for Best Boutique Hotel Internationally for 2011 and offer a uniquely Portland experience. This mid-century hotel with a modern twist offers complimentary wireless internet, complimentary Water Ave Coffee every morning to guests, unique wall art murals in each room and full chalkboard doors to unleash your inner artists. The Doug Fir Restaurant and Lounge is on property and is considered one of the tastiest places in Portland for breakfast and happy hours. Please note that on some summer weekends The Jupiter has a two night minimum stay.
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Sponsors: Closer PDX is made possible by: Nude Photo Music, SubSensory Recordings, Refuge PDX, folding|space, Drop In Media, The Jupiter Hotel, LoDubs, SoundCloud, The Rose, and Dancefloor Mayhem.

Age restrictions: Most events are 21+, with the exception of special daytime events.

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