Phutureprimitive with MIHKAL & Krakinov
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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 2 parts titled “Searching for Beauty in the Darkest Places,” he takes ideas from his previous releases and supercharges them with hard-hitting dancefloor appeal, while maintaining the depth and prowess this trusted producer is so well known for. His first national headlining tour in Fall 2013 debuted with multi-media production team Vinton Depiction & Michael Miller, the animation/visual effects creator behind NBC's "Grimm." The Dance Out Your Demons Tour featured an interactive game with the audience, where the audience members write down a "demon," fear, or something they are letting go of on a piece of duct tape, stick it to the bottom of their shoe, then "dance out their demons." Due to the smashing success of DOYD, Phutureprimitive announced that they will continue to incorporate it on future tours.
Brought up in the epicenter of underground electronic music culture, San Francisco Bay Area audio alchemist MiHKAL has made his mark as one of the most prominent & respected DJ’s on the westcoast. Notorious for his melodic yet nasty, hood rich trap production, mixtapes & ecstatic live performances, he provides dancers & listeners a sonic catalyst from which their own creative expressions can emerge. Wether turning up @ the club or laying down the sexy bedroom feels, MiHKAL consistantly delivers the soundtrack of the moment with utter finesse.
A true OG & master of his craft, MiHKAL has gained wide recognition in the festival community, gracing the stages of Coachella, Lightning in a Bottle, Symbiosis, Bass Coast, Emissions, Raindance, Lucidity, Northern Nights, Burning Man + many more. No stranger to the stage, he has provided direct support for fellow artists G Jones, MiMOSA, PANTyRAiD, EPROM, SALVA, Dimond Saints, Gladkill, Thriftworks, Alex Grey + many more. With no signs of turning down, watch him get the party lit with his undeniable stage presence & unparalleled vibe curation.
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