THE BEST HOUSE MUSIC AND NIGHTLIFE IN PORTLAND
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"Portland is lucky to have Local Heroes PDX! Such a great endeavor for house music and nightlife in Portland!"
"The crowd this event attracts is amazing, such friendly loving people that are there to dance to house music, socialize, connect and interact with liked minded people around house music in Portland."
"Good house music, good vibes, GREAT people! I love Local Heroes PDX and what they're doing for house music and nightlife in Portland!"
"The best house music party in Portland I have experienced. I knew Portland had it in it, finally I found a reason to go out with quality, adult and professional party people who are into house music."
"The best house music in Portland. Local Heroes PDX is bringing people together through house music in Portland."
The Portland Nightlife is full of surprises. The nightlife in Portland offers something for everyone. From techno lovers to house music purveyors. The city of Portland offers something for every taste. The Indie scene and singer songwriter community are huge and represent a big part to the nightlife in Portland. From small intimate events to large scale house music events, Portland nightlife offers something for everyone almost every day of the week. Now, how does Local Heroes PDX fit into the Portland nightlife?
We support House Music in Portland
Local Heroes PDX is a collective of local house music djs based in Portland, OR committed to share our passion for all genres of house music and techno music; including but not limited to tech house music, deep house music, vocal house music, minimal and deep techno. Our talent and dis are diverse, from Portland, focused on house music and changes with every event we organize in Portland.
Since the launch in 2018, Local Heroes PDX has delivered multiple house and deep house music event in Portland and established itself as an institution for Portland's House Music scene and nightlife in Portland. House Music in Portland and on the West Coast is experiencing a revival and Local Heroes PDX aims to accelerate and support that house music movement in Portland with Portland Oregon based djs.
House Music in Portland has a long history. Local Heroes PDX aims to compliment the Portland House Music and Deep House scene and bring a fresh perspective and new energy to House Music in Portland (PDX) while supping Portland djs.
House music is our energy. House music moves us forward. House music defines who we are and house music is what we care about. House music is our energy. House music moves us forward. House music defined who we are and house music is what we care about. House music in Portland is at an all time high with many Portland Oregon based dis and we are excited to be part of the Portland house music and deep house movement. Join us at our next house music event in Portland and experience the infectious energy that house music creates. Join us at our next house music event in Portland and experience our way of bringing house music and deep house music to life in Portland (PDX).
Our mission is to support local Portland Oregon based djs highlighting house music in PDX in an inclusive and positive environment where the guests become the real local heroes supporting a greater cause that helps the community and local Portland djs. One of our main goals is to support and showcase Portland Oregon djs. We have a lot of Portland djs and talent in the city with musical breadth and depth. We are committed to provide an opportunity for all Portland, Oregon based Djs. We will always give a new Portland Oregon dj a chance to shine. As a Portland Oregon Dj it is hard to find a solid gig when first starting out but our commitment is to give that Portland Dj a chance. So, if you are a Portland Oregon Dj please send us a house music mix today or this week.
Local Heroes PDX is committed to delivering and curating unimaginable house music experiences with the best house music Portland has to offer and to support the Portland house music scene. Join us today to become one of our next Local Heroes in Portland.
In 2021, during COVID, the house music scene in Portland has pushed the limits into raves, pop-up and outdoor events to create a save space for guests. IN 2021, Portland raves are the new standard and are popping up all over the city.
HISTORY OF HOUSE MUSIC
House Music Guide: A Brief History of House Music
WHAT IS HOUSE MUSIC?
House Music is a genre of electronic dance music which is characterized by a four to the floor beat. The beats per minute or BPM is around 120 to 130. House Music was created by house music djs and house music producers from the Chicago underground club culture in the early 1980s. It really started with disco where djs from the altered disco tracks to give them a more mechanical, richer and deeper basslines.
A BRIEF HISTORY OF HOUSE MUSIC
The genre was pioneered by DJs and producers mainly from Chicago and New York such as Frankie Knuckles, Larry Levan, Ron Hardy, Jesse Saunders, Chip E., Steve "Silk" Hurley, Farley "Jackmaster" Funk, Mr. Fingers, Marshall Jefferson, Phuture, and many others. Its origins derive from within the Black American LGBT communities but has since spread to the mainstream. From its beginnings in the Chicago club and local radio scene, the genre expanded internationally, then to other American cities and has become a worldwide phenomenon ever since. There are numerous subgenres, such as acid house, deep house, progressive house, tech house, electro house, hip house ghetto house, organize house music and many more.
House music is characterized by repetitive 4/4 rhythms including bass drums, off-beat hi-hats, snare drums and/or claps at a tempo between 120 and 130 beats per minute (bpm), synthesizer riffs, deep basslines, and often, but not necessarily, sung, spoken or sampled vocals. In house music, the bass drum is sounded on beats one and three, and the snare drum, claps, or other higher-pitched percussion on beats two and four. The drum beats in house music are almost always provided by an electronic drum machine, often a Roland TR-808 or the TR-909. Claps, shakers, snare drum, or hi-hat sounds are used to add syncopation. One of signature rhythm riffs, especially in early house music, is built on the solid clave patterns.
House music originated from a Chicago club called the Warehouse. Clubbers to the Warehouse were primarily black, who came to dance to music played by the club's resident DJ Frankie Knuckles, who fans refer to as the "godfather of house".
CHARACTERISTICS OF HOUSE MUSIC
House Music has different sub genres but there are basic elements that stay the same regardless of the gengre:
Steady, propulsive beats: House or House music is known for its 4/4 time and four-on-the-floor kick drum pulse. Off-beat hi-hat patterns and claps give the music a groovy edge.
Dance tempos: Nearly all house music falls between 120 and 130 beats per minute, which makes it easy to dance to.
Emphasis on early synthesizers: House artists and djs frequently compose their music with 1980s synthesizers such as the Roland TR-808, the Roland TR-909, the Korg Poly-61, and the Roland TB-303 Bass Line.
Disco and soul influences: House music emerged from the soul and disco era, and while it does not use the live instruments of those genres, it often embraces their funky, soulful style.