When the honeyed tones of The Jazz Age meld with hottest beat drops of the new millennium, you get High Step Society’s elixir of live Electro Swing. Grandma remembers when she listened to jazz giants on the old Victrola. Grandkids feel the bass beats deep in their chest cavity. Merging dance music from our past with sounds for the future, High Step Society features a shimmering horn section that soars over syncopated high hats and rat-a-tat snare. The kids in the band are electronic music producers as well as educated jazz musicians. Audaciously sophisticated, High Step Society is rethinking jazz with unorthodox arrangements, and bringing a touch of elegance to electronic music. Formed in 2015, they are off to a rocketship start, playing festivals and packing dance halls across the Northwest.
Emerging from the emerald twilight of Portland, Oregon, Sepiatonic is a vaudeville-inspired dance and music experience. Some parts theatrical show, some parts wild dance party, this project always brings innovative audio and visual entertainment! They feature non-stop original live and electronic music, focusing on electro-swing, but extending out into further realms of balkan beats, hip-hop, funk, and more. Sepiatonic strives to bring vintage class into today’s electronic music, and to put a bumpin’ booty party into a vaudeville experience. With high-energy tunes, dance acts, and wild antics up their sleeves, they strive to distribute joy everywhere they venture!
Produced by Karolina Lux, theatrical belly dancer and burlesque artist, eZel, innovative electronic producer and musician, and Anthony Meade, touring composer and recording artist, Sepiatonic is available for festivals, cabarets, theatrical venues, private events, and more. All projects contain original music, fabulously theatrical characters, sass, verve, award-winning dance and musical skill. Sepiatonic’s members are also available to teach workshops.