I'm djing at the Saucebox from 9-1. Come Check out some underground beats
from yours truly
L8RB4 Design releases the new Dj tan't Website. What dah yah think?
Dj Tan't Recording sum tracks with AED for the "Headphone Party" Compilation featuring Quiet Countries and Wilding. Stay tunes to have your ears bleed
Dj Tan't's birthday and im not playing a show. Is that right?
Recording a new album called Kiss Star. About half way done. click here to
HERE a non
Come join the evolution of live beatmaking at Beat Bodega at Chesterfield.
This week is the beat contest. Fierce competition all around.
DJ Tan't wins the Beat Off contest at Holocene. Legendary beats made only
to the ears of those who were there. My beat especially since my chord kicked
out and all beats were lost FOREVER. Once in a lifetime baby.
Traveled to the distant land of Singpore, Cambodia and Thailand for the
past 3 weeks. It was a great experience. Scuba-dived, Snorkled, Scootered,
drank lots of RedBull/Vodka buckets, Danced on the beach, shot an AK-47,
Saw ancient ruins in Cambodia, Recieved ample amounts of massages, Rode
many tuk tuks, etc. Many adventures and happy endings.
"Lollipop" will be featured on the UPCOMING MOTORCROSS
Dj Tan'ts 2nd Full length album "Notes of Abrasion" released on dismal city
Bar 15 2nd Fridays
Come and dance or just chill to sum old school hoppity hop. 10-2am.
DISMAL CITY will be releasing the anticipated full length album "notes
of abrasion" on CD with full artwork.
CD RELEASE PARTY @ HOLOCENE on the 13th of July.
DJ Tan't is showcased as background music on a restaurant website in CALIFORNIA
called Restauraunt Omakase.
Check it out.
Dj Tan't will be featured on the NEW Remix Compilation "It's Importland
To Me To Be One Step Further Than One Step Beyond" put out by Holocenes
new Label. The track Starlight Airport is a remix of Lucky Madison's
ALAN SINGLEY's brilliant song On Leaving
I am finally finishing up my full length CD "notes of abrasion."
Its been a long time coming.
Sky Onion is Mastering it as we speak and it will be released by April 1.
DJ TAN'T's first album "tantalize.tantric.tantrum" 2003 has been re-released
independently. Re-mixed and re-mastered by Jon Cohrs of spleenless
mastering, this album sounds fuller, bigger and sweeter than the first.
Check out "Hip-hop and just play schoolin yer ass" Tuesday 7-9pm
on PRA Radio 96.7fm with A Kid Named
Jobie and DJ Tan't.
If you ever heard the sweet orchestrated sounds of SUBTLE,
throw down your instruments and quit as a musician. These great, down to
earth, virtuous people have the trophy and will never cease to amaze there
audiences. That is why their audience needs to support them more than ever
right now. Feb. 24th, SUBTLE was on a kick ass tour when
there van hit a patch of black ice in Atlantic, Iowa and flipped, shattering
a vertabre of one of the most passionate musicians ever, Dax Pierson (THEMSELVES).
To DAX our hearts go out to you. We in portland wish you all our power and
support in recovery. Obstacles in life make us all stronger. Plow through
those barriers and create. MUCH LUV.
It's been six years since DJ Tan't (that's short for Tantrum) released Notes of Abrasion, and his new joint Mega Bloks is aptly named. Chunky, day-glo building blocks of sound are clicked and locked together to form thick beats—some that have the elasticity of hiphop and others the rigidity of chiptune. Tan't is the alter ego of Paul Lynch, who's filled the gap since Notes of Abrasion by working on his other projects, (((In Mono))) and Headphone Party. But Mega Bloks sees Lynch corralling a formidable list of Portland talent—including Sophie Vitells, Oh, and the ubiquitous Papi Fimbres—into an album that's playful, bright, and with surprising nuance, like a model city made out of toys that, on closer examination, reveals exhaustive and exacting detail.
- NED LANNAMANN see article
Aug '07 issue #56 With his second release, DJ Tan’t offers up a remarkable
selection of self produced audio treats that blur the lines between drum
n’ bass and hip hop. For the hip hop enthusiast, there are tracks that
offer the kicks and snares in their purest form. When he begins to explore
the realm of drum n’ bass, this is where he really begins to stand out.
In the blink of an eye, DJ Tan’t can feverishly swing from somber piano
keys to funky drums and snares to thrilling bass patterns. His full range
as a producer shines intensely on this set. see article
DJ Tan't's label is called Dismal City, which I can only imagine is a
reference to his hometown. I was in Portland once, and I thought it was
utterly delightful. It was sunny for me that day, but I can picture things
being pretty dreary if it was rainy and overcast. Seemingly a tribute
to his dismal city, Notes of Abrasion is a fine collection of moody, instrumental
beats that aren't afraid to break from the abstract hip-hop formula. In
other words, he's influenced as much by Prefuse 73 as DJ Shadow, who is
the obvious reference point. The album-opening "On the Gallows"
features raps by Sleepyhead, but after that the beats are refreshingly
rap-free. Surging downbeat leviathans like "Lollipop" are largely
the order of the day, but they are pleasant interspersed with more imaginative,
upbeat affairs like the unpredictable, Daedelus-esque "Daughter of
Wolves" and the excellent "Concerto Red," which pairs percussive,
experimental piano loops with grimy breakbeats. "Mercury Breeze"
is another nice surprise, with its slow, dubbed-out groove that somehow
morphs into a rolling breakbeat burner complete with old Casio drum sounds.
Other highlights include the epic, atmospheric "Jasmine in Blue"
and the somber, near-beatless "Tom the Waiter." Anyone can make
beats, but it takes an artist to flip sounds into something fresh and
adventurous. Tan't has got the skills and the ideas; hopefully he'll be
getting some much-deserved shine on his dismal city once word gets out
about this joint. see
Last winter, the Lucky Madison record label got a national distribution
deal and had to cut some of the acts from its roster. DJ Tan'T,
a.k.a. Paul Lynch, was one of ‘em. That's a damn shame: dude
is seriously one of the best rising talents of electronic music in Portland.
It's one of the first names that serious heads like Marius Libman
(Copy) or David Chandler (Solenoid) drop when you ask about the future
of the scene here. This track is off Tan'T's upcoming disc
Notes of Abrasion, and it's straight-up DJ Alias style. Two minutes
of wandering piano solo finds the perfect measure to drop in a beat, and
a half-minute later Sleepyhead joins in with some razor-sharp anglo-rap
a la Telephone Jim Jesus or 13 & God. Sweet. see article
Give a 4-year-old kid a pair of turntables, and Paul Lynch is what might
happen. Performing as DJ Tan't, Tantrum and (((in mono))), Lynch possesses
production-whiz fingertips and a give-a-fuck-less attitude on self-promotion
that could put him on stage at Holocene as easily as in a dank basement
for a crowd of five. Tours? Nah. Singles? Nope. Label whoring? Only if
the label's the whore (not to imply that there's anything whorish about
his current label, Dismal City). Add all that to the fact that Lynch plays
under three monikers—Tantrum is Tan't with a band and (((in mono))) is
indie-rockified Tan't (occasionally performed, in epic fashion, with Leb
Borgerson of Quiet Countries)—and he is begging to stay in the underground,
working for "cake and punch," 4-year-old style.
But then again, you don't drop a record like Notes of
Abrasion (Dismal City) and expect to stay buried. The disc is proper.
It's the sort of album DJ Alias might have done four years ago, before
he found violins and pretty vocals: often dark, effected and glitchy,
but never ditching the party. The vocals on the record—Tan't's second
full-length—are delivered by Sleepyhead, an emcee who also calls local
hip-hop label Dismal City home. He rhymes briefly on one of the disc's
highs, "On the Gallows," an unlikely jam of crushing beat and mini piano
concerto. It's good company. see
Portland, Oregon's DJ Tan't (Paul Lynch, also known as Tantrum)
throws one big and beautiful fit on Notes of Abrasion, his new breakbeat
opus and sophomore LP. Combining DJ Shadow's atmospheric drama,
Amon Tobin's frenetic rhythms and back-alley noir, and M83's
widescreen grandeur, Abrasionby turns pummels and soothes, bloodying listeners
with titanic drum barrages before applying the salve of a serene synth
wash or haunted piano refrain. The piano in particular plays a central
role in many tracks; while sampler maestro Tan't uses ample appropriated
sound in his beat productions (check the roughing-up given Ralph Vaugh
Williams on Computer Eyes), live drum, bass,
and especiallycourtesy of Tyler Evanspiano parts figure
heavily in the mix. Concerto Red, a fierce drum-and-piano
workout, stands among the album's highlights.
Legend has it that Tan't began his DJing career
at the age of three, when he was given two Fisher Price turntableswhich
he soon broke in his first fit of musical fury. Stints playing guitar
in the bands Carpathia and Only Connect during college and DJing at college
radio stations in Western Washington and Upstate New York followed. After
relocating to Portland, Tan't developed his love of hip hop,jungle,
and other forms of breakbeat into the luscious aural assault thatarmed
with trusty MPC,Yamaha keyboard, Megabox toy drum machine, and Loop Stationhe
regularly delivers to audiences. He self-released his first LP, tantalize.tantric.tantrum.,
in 2003 and contributed a sublime remix of Alan Singley's On
Leaving to Holocene Music's remix compilation It's
Important to Me to be One Step Further than One Step Beyond. In addition
to an upcoming gig with Dabrye, Tan't has also played with DJ Krush,
Sole, Alias, DJ Vadim, Themselves, Luke Vibert, Plaid, Subtle, Hood, Chris
Clark, Sixtoo, DJ Signify, Why?, Clue to Kalo, Jel, Blockhead, and DJ
Jan'06 Spun from the indigenous web of human-born DJ?s is the Portland-based
sultan of spin, DJ TAN'T. The music of TAN'T moves onto the arduous art
of turntable-based looping alongside MPC-based mash ups. Live, TAN'T combines
his spastic short-span hip hop beat structure with an ear on the pulse
DJ Tan't, who puts all those no-count, no-skill, hipster DJs to shame.
All of 'em. Shaaamed.
Gold Panda, Dauwd
Ambient set with Sick Whips and Open Marriage
Mega Bloks CD Release party with Regular Music, Hats Off and DJ Kevitup
Spinning Locals only on Serato
Snap!! Halloween with Colin Jones DJ Same DNA and Claude Balzac
Snap!! with Colin Jones and Doc Adam
Headphone Party CD release Party
Tony D and the Flippers, DJ Tan't, Hushd Puppies, Sleepyhead, DJ Colin
Live Set with Dungeon Brothers and AED (featuring Sammy Sosa and Harry
Palms on the MPC)
Djing Shambles CD release party. Also playing will be A.E.D and Sleepyhead
Chill beats with Tan't. Dj Set from 9:30 to Close. FREE
Opening for Ninja Tunes Ghislain Poirier and Small Axe. Great Dub-steb show.
Dont miss this shit.
Opening for Anticon's SOLE and the Skyrider Band. Playing live PA w/ Tyler
Evans on Piano.
HUMAN CANVAS PROJECT SHOWCASE. Live naked girls with images projected on
their naked bodies. Oh yeah did i mention they were naked. DJ Tan't Live
Dj set with Sad Music for Happy Humans, Ryze n Fall and Vortex tulip. Chillin
BUSDRIVER and Dj Tan't. Come on down.
Djing Jarras 10-2am. FREE.
Callin Out showcase with Colin Jones, Fogotron, Sixteen Switches and more.
Opening for another one of my hereos FOUR TET and also Strategy. Laptop
BEAT OFF. Tant and Erick Beats MPC project. Also my 31st birthday. YAY i
am still alive
Stones throw James Pants rockin da beats with tan't. Not to miss.
Cappin off the night of the FRESH COAST TOUR with Bay Area legends Zion
I and Mistah FAB
Dj tant spinning vinyl at lovely Jarras 14th and Hawthorne
David House NE Portland
Dj Dance Party with Pants Machine, Paper Uppercuts, and more
Dj Dance Party TEN TO TWO with dj tan't spinning the best in old school
hip hop and electronic dance.
Playing Improv set with Paper Uppercuts & Wilding. Outside show so dress
Tony D and the Flippers, DJ Tan't, Hushd Puppies, Sleepyhead, DJ Colin Jones
Playing Live with M.A.N.T.I.S Jammed some tracks in front of 3 people. ELIOT
IS THE CHAMPION. Thanks buddy you have a special place in eyeball.
PAULS BALL'S BALL BENEFIT SHOW - Come Dance your Balls Off with the sweet
beats of COPY, DAT'R and GOUSEION. Also Djing is G-DUB-YAH and DJ HONEYDRIPPER
Opening for my favorite
Ninja Tune Producers AMON
TOBIN. Accompanied by Tyler Evans on Piano and David on the Flute and
Playing a dj set for the DAT'R Cd Release Party. Also playing will be Dykeritz,
Sleepyhead and dj copy. DANCE IT UP
Playing live with Shambles, Poindexta P, Nate diggy and Armotronix. My MPC
Took a fat shit on me. Fuckin Zip Drives. Improvised with MEGABOX and Emily,
Anticons Dosh will be tearin up the drums with Tantdrum (feat. David from
Prime Meridian), Break Character, & Dj Kev-itup. LOOP IT UP MASTER
Dismal City presents hip-hop night with Brokaw, Tan't featuring OH, and
Special Guests. Thanks to Sleepyhead for doin sound. ROCKED THE GHOSTS ALIVE
Abstract Earth Project presents RappinfortheGlitchMob. Featuring Edit vs.
Ooah, KJ Sawka, Dismal Disco ( dj tant, colin jones, oh)
First time debut of "O is in charge". GREAT SHOW
Hosted by Dismal City and PRA. SUPER ELECTRONIC PRA BENEFIT with Dat'r,
Gouseion, Pondexta P, & Masmod.
FUEL in SEATTLE
For all you Seattle folk who have not yet been tantalized come to the FUEL.
I will be playing along side with local QUIET COUNTRIES. SEATOWN
I will be opening up for one of the pioneers in down-tempo muisc, DJ
KRUSH. Also playing with Dj Beyonda. WHATTTTUPPPPPPPPP
TANT MAN HAS BEEN ASKED TO PLAY WITH HIS HERO DABRYE
PERCEE P. HOLY SHIT...also playing Trucksauras.
After Show Dance Party with Dj Tan't & DJ honeydripper. Come and dance
yer ass off to old school/new skool hip hop.
Holocene DOUBLE CD RELEASE PARTY for DJ TAN'TS New Album "NOTES
OF ABRASION" and WILDING'S New Album "SLEEPING IN TREES."
Also playing is Dismal Citys PoinDexta P, MC's Colin Jones, Sleepyhead,
A.E.D, DJ honeydripper, Dj Copy
After Show Dance Party with 4 star. Come and dance yer ass off to old school/new
skool hip hop.
Dj Tan't will be playing with Tom from CREEPY OLD TRUCKS on the Moog and
David from PRIME MERIDIAN on the Drums. Also Playing is one of my favorite
producers, Anticons ALIAS and TARSIER, & E* ROCK
PRA Benefit showcase with and array of musical artists, Quiet Countries,
Hot Pink, MASMOD, GuUA GUAU, ect.. Starts at 12pm and goes to 10pm. I will
be performing the
((( in mono ))) set so be aware.
INGREDIENTS. A mixture of video and music. I will be teaming up with Main
Sequence, Pluto, Diggles Jamal Qutub and Melinda Swenson to compose and
orchestrate a music video collage out of provided snippits and such. SEE
I will be spinnin records with Bay Area Hip-Hop Legends ZION I and COMMON
MARKET. OH YEAH
PRA BENEFIT 2006 with Graph Artist and Portland Underground hip hop, including:
Sleepyhead, Fogatron, Colin Jones, DJ Tan't, Wilding, Sick Mediks, Brown
Rice, Gwizski, A.T.M, Sixty Switches, DJ Hightower, DJ Homonym and more
Midnight Breakfast with G-dubya and Tantman spinnin reks.
"It's Importland To Me To Be One Step Further Than One Step Beyond" CD Release
Party. Live Performance of Starlight Airport with Alan Singley.
Dj Tan't playing live beats with PDX BADASS MC SLEEPYHEAD
Also Playing ELIOT LIPP, SUBTITLE and LEO 123. RAD DUDES
12.31.05 (NEW YEARS EVE)
Doug Fir Restaurant
Dj Tan't will be spinning the sweet dance tunes from 9pm to MIDNIGHT BABY
at the DOUG FIR LOUNGE UPSTAIRS. It will be outside under an exotic tent,
heaters and movies projected on my face. SEE YAH THERE
First show in a long time as
((( in mono ))). Rocked it with one of my favorite dance band DAT'R.
Thanks to Marius for bartending...i am so proud of you!!! and Sleepyhead
and Brokaw for showin up and rockin the support. DISS COMPANY YO
Doug Fir My first Doug Fir Show. I played a grueling hour set, all
live performance. Played along with my heroes and super baddass dude man
JEL and Super Group SUBTLE.
PRA BENEFIT. Man what a drunk fuggin awesome night. Also Played Alan Singley
and Pants Machine, Sleepyhead, Pt. Juncture, WA, Copy, and Strength to CAP
OFF the epic dance party
Gotham Blg Tavern Spun sum vinyl with PDX favorite Dj Beyonda and
good budds (didn't even know they were playing that night) STRENGTH,
& THE KINGDOM.
BAND IN PREP KITCHEN??
Holocene ALAN SINGLEY, CARRIBEAN,
and dj tan't rocked the pop. Thanks to my buddies for sticking around to
the bitter end to see the tant man headline. Too bad the bachelorettes left.
Holocene QUIET COUNTRIES, WILDing,
P-r-i-m-e- -M-e-r-i-d-i-a-n, dj tan't, Schweet Show. I introduced
live production with the m.p.c. Hella chiller music combined with hip hop
accepella and live drumming by the boomster of drum gods -David the prophet
messiah suckah. yeeuhh. Steller Gussiah in WILDING grinnin on the winds
of bm boom bp bm boom bp bm boom bp bm boom bp...and of course QUIET COUNTRIES
showed off. SUPER SEXY. Also, P-r-i-m-e- -M-e-r-i-d-i-a-n rocked the walls
of the ocean. OHHHKAAAY
BOOM BIP, THE FOG, DINO FELIPE, FINESES RUNAWAY, SAMOS, and Tan't
man are playing a kick ass show together. Don't miss it.
Orange Room Taurus B-Day Party!!! Happy b-day to Chip, Tan't, and
other horny Bulls. I performed a live set with the MPC and MegaBox (((bom
bom---tshhhhhhh h h...))). DJ HAIRY PALMS produced sum
live beats with MC extrodinaire SHAMBLES. Also, Dj Copy and E*Rock spun
sum vinyl to the wee hours of the morn.
WHY?, NEDELLE and FRED THOMAS of LOOKS
GOOD TO ME, rocked the sets in a qurky sort a way. I mixed sum
records and alchohol. SHWIINGin and REWAXtion.
Thanks to everyone who rocked the party. I broke free from the flu as i
strummed my first chord for the ((( IN MONO ))) set. It
was a magical moment. Also, my new favorite band in portland, PRIME
MERIDIAN rocked the shit out of my basement. As well as POMERANIAN
from Seattle. GOOD TIMES.
WHAT A BADDAAASSS line up. WILDING rocked the upright and
EMU with the usual smile, while SLEEPYHEAD grooved sum
box that GOD's would enjoy..."where does he get those wonderful toys".
Fresh and talented AED accompanied Dj Tan't
in what was an epic moment in time. Also, BELLY dj'ed the
sweeet beats. All thanks to BROKAW of Diss Company. BOOOTTY
Excellent show. I busted out my red toy beat maker and got lots of oohs
and aahhhs. SLEEPYHEAD molested the mike like MJ.
WILDING (back from the grave) showed off his talents by making
people see how hip hop is formed from the ground up. Also thanks to Michigan's
CLOUD NINE MUSIC. Blissful escape to chill jazz and grooves.
You guys were great and sooo nice. It's rad to hang with people from the
state of my bloodline.
Super sweet lineup. Thanks to Holocene, the artist and all yuz' muthas
that made it out. Twas' splendid. Great performance by DJ COPY
and BROKAW. Sick lyrics by LEGACY,
and i do mean sick. Bump and grind with SLEEPYHEAD and
nice live looping production by DJ VOID and crew. Special
guest appearance by portland and soon world famous beatboxer FOGGATRON.
Also, thanks to my Godfather Jim who came and supported me with his cast
iron leg. He was moving like a champ. HARDCORE
Ash Street Saloon
Good times with the Gallapogas 4 crew. MC's QWEL
and MESTIZO ripped shit up on stage with live production
and djing by Dj Maker and MPC producer Kip Killigan.
Also, Old Dominions' GRAYSKULL bumped the beats and rhymes.
"Get the fuck up you are not dead"-LEGACY
rocked the mic as well. Dj Tan't orchestrated sum looped
beats and melodies and the girls gushin. Thanks to a great show and rad
What a line-up. Thanks to Scott @ Holocene for letting me dj with my heroes.
CHRIS CLARK blew everyone out of the boat into the water and created a Tsunami.
Holy shit I danced hard. PLAID and LUKE VIBRET also worked the dance floor
with their laptops and gadgets. SWEETNESS
A righteous Ninja Tune show with DJ VADIM rockin the tables and apple. Along
next to his side was MC BLURUM spitting the rymes left and ryme. Plus I
had the wonderful opportunity to show audiences orchestrated live looping
Turntablism. I got great responses. WIZZZORD
Thank you Jon Cohrs for organzing a great lineup. Calm circuit bending by
JANICE, electro beats by INDEXWERK. This show was the first introduction
to ((( IN MONO ))) by Dj Tan't. Narley jamm at the end. I pulled this thing
out of my ass which would make the tribal gods stir. OOHHHMMM
Thanks to Leb for puttin on the show. Sweet melodic break beats by COZY
That drummer is the human drum machine. Too bad Imminent Music Company couldn't
play, i guess his pussy hurt. Thanks to the quirky tunes of DRATS!!! and
the live looping guitars with MODERNSTATE. And of course the legendary LAZERHAWK
busting out the stoney jamms. SPPPHHHH
01. On the Gallows (feat. Sleepyhead)
02. Jasmine in Blue
03. Felix da Dog
04. Interlude Cure
06. Concerto Red
07. Daughter of Wolves
08. Tom the Waiter
09. Computer Eyes
10. Mercury Breeze
01. My Tie 02. Beat on the Ocean
03. ...Until I...
04. ...Drown From...
09. Ninja Gate
10. Darth Sky
11. Cold Fridge
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Portland's dj tan't [Paul Lynch] discovered
djing as soon as he popped out of his procreator. For his 3rd birthday
he was gifted two fisher price turntables and started mixin...he then
threw a temper tantrum and broke them. Inspired by indy rock, paul started
playing guitar in bands Carpathia and Only
Connect during his college years. He also dj'ed at KZUU
(a college radio station at WSU) where he expanded his knowledge
on to hip-hop and electronic music. When Paul broke his guitar and amp
from a temper tantrum, he moved to Upstate New York. There he spun hip
hop, rock, jungle, drum n' bass and breakbeats while djing for the college
radio station, WSUC 90.7 The Dragon. He broke that too.
After relocating to Portland, Paul became better known as Tantrum (dj
tan't). He started a revolution by sampling layers of hip-hop beats
LIVE and composing classical piano parts from fellow messiah, Tyler
Evans. Teamed with Evans this unstoppable force started wrecking
everything in its path and throwing the biggest tantrum mankind has