Nov 14 - 3p
Located on Skype Live Studio, Southwest 6th Avenue, Portland, OR, United States
Skype Live Studio
Southwest 6th Avenue, Portland OR
Get Directions ›
Max Frost began music as an experiment. He was obsessed with The Beatles, Hendrix, Sinatra, and Sam Cooke. The Blues were his foundation. Frost hung with a crowd of young musicians who shared his love of the classics. They listened to vinyl. Frost’s safe, little vintage rock world was turned on its head when underground hip hop came knocking at his door. Rappers wantedhim to sing hooks on their songs. Frost never in a million years thought what he did made sense in hip hop. Eminem and Outkast had blown his mind as a kid, but it was still an alien world. As uncomfortable as it was, Frost jumped in. At first, his bluesy singing made the hooks come across as a sort of “blue-eyed soul” thing. The hooks he loved most had been sampled from old records. They contrasted the beat in a cool way. They felt distorted and fuzzy and their juxtaposition with modern music had an accidental magic. The experiment was to see if Frost could convince people that his hook was a sample.
As you probably already know, Trillium has partnered with Alpha Media to get our #KeepOregonWell message out into the world. Since then we have been rocking it with some fantastic artists, including Jarryd James Klapper, Amy Helm, Jamestown Revival, and Ages and Ages!