Once upon a time, there used to be this fun, friendly, and generally kick-ass blending of visual art, DJs, and MCs every month at the Lo-Fi thanks to the Artifakt crew. It was at these parties that I first caught local trio Life Cycle performing their smoothed-out West Coast hip-hop and Tacoma-born, Brooklyn-based electro-spazz-act Eliot Lipp wobbling the walls. And then--poof--the party was gone.
Nyx spins tonight at the Lo-Fi. 21-plus. Doors at 10 p.m. Ladies free and guys $5 before 11p.m.
So, why did it recede into the fog? According to Artifakt principal Jake Wagner, it was because the crew had outgrown the Lo-Fi for a time. "We did a couple colab shows that were bigger and needed more capacity, so we did two shows at Nectar over the summer. Then we took a couple months off--no other reason then to relax and have a well-needed break. We're back now though, and instead of doing a monthly we're gonna do a bi-monthly with some really cool themed events." Hence, tonight's all-female line-up of jocks (Eva, Colby B, Nyx) and visual artists (Cameron Kim, Sullivan Giles, and Heather B Allsion), and, in February, a Valentine's Day event featuring girl-vs-guy DJ battles. Both events will take place at the Lo-Fi. Welcome back, Artifakt.