Jai Wolf

Jai Wolf

Chet Porter, Trace

Fri, April 21, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Glass House

Pomona, CA

$25.00

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This event is all ages

Jai Wolf
Jai Wolf
Born in Bangladesh, Sajeeb Saha – the force behind the indie-electronic Jai Wolf project – bounced around quite a bit before finally settling in New York City. "I called Bangladesh, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and New York all my home before I turned 15."

Regardless of his changing environments, he kept his music studies consistent. "I started violin at age 5 and continued to learn until the end of High School," says Saha. However, once he had earned his spot in the New York All State Orchestra, he felt he had gone as far as he wanted to with the violin. He wanted something new. "Originally my parents didn't want me to listen to anything except for traditional Bengali and classical music – they were afraid I'd lose my roots. But by the time I was a teenager, they became accepting of American music, and I began my exploration."

In 2011, Saha started that exploration under the monicker No Pets Allowed. Within a few years, his mashups and bootleg remixes began to generate attention, quickly rising within the internet music community. However, at the top of 2014, Saha decided to part ways with the project and start something new. "I realized I wanted to make music forever, and I didn't want to leave my legacy with a name like No Pets Allowed. I didn't want to be boxed into making dubstep or EDM in general. I wanted to make authentic music that would last forever."

With the momentum generated through his previous project, Saha dove head first into the Jai Wolf project. Within the first few months, the project began to land a string of official remix opportunities throughout 2014 for established artists including Melanie Martinez, Dirty South, Alesso and ODESZA – each remix landing the #1 spot on Hype Machine (an organic, internet version of Billboard's Top 100). His biggest break came in late 2014 when Skrillex put the official stamp on one of Jai Wolf's bootlegs. "Skrillex has always been one of my biggest inspirations. I had messaged him the remix, but I didn't actually expect him to hear it. Next thing I know, someone tweets out that Skrillex dropped my remix at Glastonbury festival and soon after he signs it to Owsla."

Soon after, Jai Wolf began to perform across the country with some consistency, including a debut festival performance at Coachella. In the summer of 2015, Jai Wolf released his debut single Indian Summer through ODESZA's label Foreign Family Collective.

"The success of Indian Summer has been so incredibly humbling. It's the first time I've created a track where I was completely true to myself." Saha's journey from classical music to electronic music, and from No Pets Allowed to Jai Wolf is a compelling example of growth and success. "It took me a while, but I finally feel comfortable making the music that I've always wanted to make."
Chet Porter
Chet Porter, in his own words, makes music to pet dogs to. His charming and unique sound, featuring everything from melodic harps and Zelda samples, evokes warm feelings of youth and innocence that bring smiles to his listener's faces. As a member of the famed underground music collective Moving Castle, he's poised to have a big year in 2016 as he expands from niche SoundCloud musician into a mainstream act.
Trace
TRACE's EP has been a year and a half in the making- all the way from the DIY recording studio in her apartment bathroom. In March 2015, TRACE released her debut single, Heavy Shoulders. Following the success of the track and video, she held off on making moves until the time felt just right. In December of 2015 she quit her full time job as the editor at Darling Magazine to pursue this longing to fill her every day with music. Since then, she has released another two tracks from the EP; Honey and Low. She's had some real big accomplishments in this first year of her career, but has made even bigger relationships. Finally being settled in to her new found reality, the time has come to share the full package of TRACE's debut EP with the rest of the world. The EP is set to release August 16, but Pre-order now and you can hear Away exclusively with purchase.

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Venue Information:
The Glass House
200 W. Second St
Pomona, CA, 91766
http://www.theglasshouse.us/