SATURNALIA SPECIAL: A holiday dance party, Gold Casio

SATURNALIA SPECIAL: A holiday dance party

Gold Casio

Karma Rivera, DJ BOBBY D, Liquid Beat DJs

Sat Dec 22

9:00 pm

$5.00 - $8.00

This event is 21 and over

Join us for a holiday dance party with local disco pop favorites Gold Casio, fast-rising local MC Karma Rivera, and DJ sets blending hip-hop/R&B, disco, funk and soul from some of our favorite local DJs!

Gold Casio
Gold Casio

WHEN ON HIGH, the Cosmic Mirror Ball first shot forth its multitude of exuberant lights throughout the Universe, came forth from the Chaos, Gold Casio.

Both instrument and entity, keyboard and cabal; A spectral synthesizer permutating all realms of existence, from Internet to Grave. A voice from the urban wilderness, calling out and drawing in; Into dingy basements and darkened dance clubs with visions of sweaty nights. Sweaty nights of ecstatic apparitions and psychedelic nightmares. But what came first, the Fever, or the Dream?

Heed little the human counterparts of Gold Casio, for they are but vessels, merely mechanisms through which the Disco Gods make known their final decree. Party Forever? "Amen!"

Relinquish the curtains of this reality, strip away the layers of meaninglessness until all that remains are Babes and Bass. Only then will you begin to understand.

AND should you choose to behold Gold Casio, Lo, know thine time has come. For no longer can your arms remain tightly across your chest, nor your feet remain steadfastly planted on the ground.

Possessed by sound and light, tonight you will get down. And you're probably going to spill your drink.
Karma Rivera
Inspired by the creative brilliance of '90s artists like Missy Elliott, Lauryn Hill, and Eve, Karma Rivera is looking to revive that era's sense of authenticity and ingeniousness while showcasing her lyrical skills as an MC to the forefront. The Chicago raised and now Portland dweller, Karma Rivera beguiling bars will land like a Mayweather jab, hitting effortlessly and continuously.
An elementary school teacher by day, Bobby Smith is a writer, disc jockey, and local media archivist by night. His Night School program on XRAY FM has served the Albina musician community since 2014. In partnership with Portland arts and education non-profit, World Arts Foundation, he founded the Albina Music Trust––an initiative to elevate 20th century Albina musicians through storytelling, performance, and releasing unissued local soul records. He has been a contributing writer for Wax Poetics, Hot Stuff Magazine, and Portland Mercury.
Liquid Beat DJs
DJs Roane Namuh, Matt Nelkin, & DJ Kez provide a seamless mix of the best in beat based music
Venue Information:
1001 SE Morrison St.
Portland, OR, 97214