Pacific Patterns – Exploring the Patterns of The Pacific NorthWest
Written by DJ Mkulima (The Farmer) on November 30, 2016
This weeks’ Learning to Grow with DJ Mkulima (The Farmer) features Pacific Patterns – Portland local electronic music producer. Pacific Patterns Grows his sound organically from the very sounds that surround him in what is the beautiful Pacific NorthWest. Drawing inspirations from the patterns of nature and beauty/inspiration of the natural sounds that surround him, Pacific Patterns has gained a reputation of experimentally pulling natural sounds together into a cohesive yet experimental West Coast Bass dance experience!
Pacific Patterns has found success through working to develop modern electronic music around the rhythms and sequences of our natural world. As the URL and IRL draw closer together, we must all find ways to establish a balance.
For Chris Petersen, the Pacific Patterns project is the perfect channel toward finding this balance. Residing in Portland, Oregon, Chris has utilized Pacific Patterns as a way to jumpstart the underground club scene. He has brought new life to dance floors as resident DJ for well renowned production crew Doki Doki, sharing the stage with the likes of Stooki Sound, Sweater Beats, Graves, Wave Racer, Prince Fox, Zeke beats, Holly, and many more. After garnering massive support from the local community, Pacific Patterns was offered his debut festival performance at What The Festival in 2016. This marked a massive achievement for the project and has pushed his sounds even further into unexplored territory.
This year alone, Pacific Patterns has seen releases from notable Pacific Northwest record labels like Phuture Collective and STYLSS culminating in a collaborative release on powerhouse German bass imprint Saturate Records.
Pacific Patterns has his eyes on the future. 2017 is sure to be a massive year for him with plenty of brand new releases already in the works.
Don’t forget to Keep on Growing out There!