Monday, June 9, 2014

Catch USF and Airport's Air-Tight Techno at Chop Suey Tonight

Posted by on Mon, Jun 9, 2014 at 2:01 PM

Local electronic heads in the know have been down with USF and Airport for longer than a hot minute now, and tonight the two acts grace Chop Suey's Dragon Lounge for a few hours of mutated disco and haute beats.

USF is the lovechild of Jason Baxter and Kyle Hargus, an alternately heady/euphoric dance outfit who tend to eschew traditional 4/4 beats in favor of slick syncopation, as well as possessing impeccable ears for tasty melodic textures - "Sibilant", streaming above, is off their forthcoming SIMISM EP, out June 24 from Ceremony Recordings.

Airport (real name Jayson Kochan) takes a more stripped-down approach, favoring tense, coiled buildups and jittery, almost anxious synth lines, with a well-placed nostalgia for classic Roland 303 bass. And bonus points must be awarded for his acidic take on noise-rock crew MTNS' newly-minted (yes, I'm minting it!) classic "Hut on a High Peak."

For those of you who are all "tl;dr", all I can say is: don't sleep. Seattle's electronic scene wouldn't be near what it is without these dudes.


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I'd rather eat too much pot brownie and listen to Tangerine Dream on the wrong speed setting for four and half hours than this shite.
Posted by "In the know" my ass. on June 9, 2014 at 6:05 PM · Report this
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Beautiful track, thanks for turning me onto the awesomeness.
Posted by schmacky on June 9, 2014 at 8:17 PM · Report this

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