Techno Music in Portland, Oregon

A curated list of information about where to find techno music in Portland, Oregon. Discover Portland techno artists, event promoters, labels and(eventually) venues.

Portland techno artists range from four on the floor techno DJs and producers to live experimentalists and everything in between. This list is not comprehensive, nor is it intended to be. But if you think we’re missing something essential please feel free to contact us here.

Portland Techno Music – Event Production Companies / Promoters / Labels

A Squared Muzik – Techno and house record label founded by Angel Alanis and picked up by PDX-transplant Evan Toutz with plans to relaunch from Portland in 2016.

Blankstairs – Record label with related underground events spanning both Portland, OR and Brooklyn, NY.

Closer PDX – Event production company that hosted various techno and house-oriented events. Currently on hiatus.

Disposable Commodities – Limited edition vinyl label recently relocated from the Midwest to PDX. Featuring artists such as Doubt, DJ DIS.CO.

Flight – Art of Hot’s long-running monthly is best known for house-related sounds, but occasionally hosts Portland techno editions.

Odyssey – Private event series focusing on live performances and DJ’s playing techno, acid, house, classics and disco in an underground environment.

Renegade Rhythms – Artist collective and production crew who were among the city’s earliest advocates for Detroit and Chicago-influenced techno and house music, remaining active to this day.

Saints of Bass – Recurring event series hosting techno as well as other forms of electronic music. Past bookings include John Tejada, Appendics.Shuffle, DJ Shiva and others.

Spend the Night – Monthly event series at The Liquor Store where house, techno and bass collide. Recent bookings include Mike Servito, Matrixxman, and more.

SubSensory Recordings – Record label and event production company owned by Jack Coleman (JAK). Hosts of the event series STATIC.

Portland Techno Music – Producers, Dj’s & Live Performers

Aaron Nesbit – Superbra
Alex ZorinGood Mood Promotion
Anunaki AfroTech
Apartment Fox – Motor
– Details Sound
Andrew Boie
– Closer PDX/Kansas City Techno
Bryan Zentz – Plus 8/Amam
Camino Acid – (SciFiSol + Carlo Frio)
Centrikal – Peloton
Coast2C – Gran Ritmos
Dave Bate – Renegade Rhythms
Evan Toutz – A Squared Muzik
Golden Donna – OOP
Graintable – Car Crash Set/Innerflight Music
Ian Hicks
Invisible Ziggurat
JAK – SubSensory
Jason Shelton – Derby City Bad Kids
Jerry Abstract – Modern Occcult Musick
Jonas Rake – Live performer
LilRoj – SubSensory/Fade Records
Los Datos – Acid Farm
Mason Roberts – Analog
Michael Mitchell – Renegade Rhythms
Marcus Knauer – SubSensory
Obviate (Wndfrm & JT Collins)
Optimal Decay – SubSensory
Sean Pierce – Motor
Solenoid – Community Library
Screendoor – Disposable Commodities
Seqwenzer – SubSensory/Radda Records
SciFiSol – Pleasure Boat Records
Tracy Why – Cock Block/SubSensory
Tom Mitchell (DLYTE) – Renegade Rhythms
Wndfrm – Prologue Music

Other Resources

Coming soon….

Thanks for supporting techno in Portland!