Producer/DJ/Promoter/Organizer/etc - SEQUENCE - Washington, DC
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+May 17 - SEQUENCE - Wata Igarashi, Rhyw, Ron Jackson, Furtive
Learn more about Furtive here:
Manifesting techno as a warped and acerbic tangle of textures, Furtive hesitantly insists on blazing his own trails of unconventional sound design, trying to reconcile techno’s brutal, implacable presence with glittering flourishes, both in his studio work and in DJ sets.
Furtive is a member of SEQUENCE, a colorful collective organizing and promoting some of the District’s zaniest techno warehouse parties.
The past year has had Furtive supporting celebrated artists including Rrose, Umfang, Adam X, and Tensal, as well as appearing alongside US-scene staples like Juana, Akua, Ron Jackson, & Mary Yuzovskaya.
Furtive grew up as a bit of a perpetual cultural outsider: born and raised somewhere in Southern California’s sun-weathered and dusty Inland Empire, but spending many formative years in Berlin, he grew up between three languages and even more histories. Furtive’s musical arc zigzags wildly: from classical music, Russian pop, and a formative, fateful exposure to trance in childhood, to trashy metalcore and gabber in high school, and later to the transcendental worlds of gloomy experimental metal, Cascadian singer-songwriters, and the thrill of exploring a dear friend’s vinyl collection on sunny afternoons.
While Furtive’s production is fundamentally techno refracted through these aesthetic and conceptual sensibilities and some wacky studio idiosyncrasies, the real drive for his output is the creative cauldron of Washington, DC. Furtive arrived in the nation’s capital in early 2015, and immediately threw himself into the strange, scuzzy, and enchanting underground spaces of the District.
Furtive also moonlights as an illustrator, splattering ink and breaking crayons in the studio.
In his words:
“I aim for the stars, but sometimes I land in a pool of mermaids.”