Action Potential ft. Laurel Halo

Kremwerk, Northwest Film Forum and Decibel are proud to present

ACTION POTENTIAL, a night of immersive LIVE electronic music and visual performance.


(Hyberdub, Honest Jon’s / Berlin)

(1080p / B.C.)

(Elevator / SEA)

(Rare Air, False Prophet, TUF / SEA)

Ticket Options...
○ Combo Ticket [also includes admission to Research ft. DJ Stingray, LNS, 214 on Sat. 6/16]:

○ Advanced Ticket:

Doors at 8 PM / 21+

Laurel Halo
Laurel Halo is a producer and live electronic musician from Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States. Influenced by her Midwest roots, the music speaks to new club ecologies, explored via abstracted rhythms, chaotic ambience and moody jazz elements. As Halo once told to The Wire Magazine, “Techno is a meditative force that can process darkness and remove problems…in their place, the ideal of a non-threatening, transcended, sexually charged headspace emerges”. Physical process and temporal drift are recurring motifs in Halo’s discography. She has released two-full length albums on the London-based electronic label Hyperdub Records.

You're Me
“Plant Cell Division is the first You're Me release, and it was recorded on Salt Spring Island just off the coast of Vancouver. The tape's "muted hallucinogens, dub-dappled ambience and abstracted electronica" were in part inspired by the Gulf Islands landscape.” - Resident Advisor

“Kirsten Thom’s solo musical venture Bardo:Basho offers up a blending of the Seattle artist’s various musical interests. The haunting spirituality of new age sidles along swooping downtempo beats, ghostly clouds of drones, and Thom’s steady and passionate vocals. It’s a decidedly sensual mix of sounds that feels at times like it’s taking shape before you.” – Portland Mercury

DJ Explorateur
“Seattle’s DJ Explorateur (vinyl enthusiast Valerie Calano) has been a key figure in Seattle’s thriving underground music scene as a DJ, promoter, and curator. Her deep knowledge of psychedelia, electronic, ambient music, funk, jazz, and other genres has led to gigs with Animal Collective, Faust, and Loop, and her affinity for blissfully curated selections is on full display at her DJ night, Rare Air, a unique and immersive ambient show at Q Nightclub.” - KEXP


Boots&Pants and Kremwerk bring you a night of live atmospheric techno:

KAFKA [LIVE] [Vancouver]
RYC / Concrete / SubSpec / Body Politic

Vancouver-based electronic musician, DJ, and promoter Richard Duggan has been writing and producing under various aliases since the early 1990’s, with KAFKA taking shape in late 2013. Since then he has become a key player in Vancouver’s underground techno community. Both his live and DJ sets are focused on the larger conceptual journey, often slow to draw you in, offering listeners an expansive soundtrack that explore the darker depths of techno and experimental electronic music. In addition to many headlining spots in Vancouver, Calgary, and Seattle, KAFKA was also a showcase artist at the 2015 DAT Festival in Missoula, Montana, as well as British Columbia’s renowned Bass Coast Festival. He has performed opening sets for prominent techno and experimental electronic artists including Subjected, Blind Observatory, Regis, Silent Servant, Kangding Ray, Erika, Deepchild, and Vancouver’s own The Automatic Message. On record, KAFKA has released on Berlin’s acclaimed Reclaim Your City Label, Rome’s Concrete Records, Vancouver’s own SubSpec Records, as well as his own online label, Body Politic Recordings, that he runs with Matthew Gunn (Thegn), Matt Tecson, and Trevor Jacobson from The Automatic Message.

wndfrm [LIVE] [Portland]
Prologue / Truth or Consequences

Somewhere between the motile crawl of tonal ambience and the inexorable riot-march of detroit techno, wndfrm represents vast planetary landscapes, the micro-cosmos of aural particulate, and an intense desire to fuse the abstract with the concrete.

R-Pal [DJ] [Seattle]
technodad / TUF