Russ Liquid

Event Date/Doors Open: 
Friday, December 20, 2019 - 8:00pm
Event Time: 
9:00PM
Cost: 
$15 Advance, $20 Day of Show

On Friday, December 20, the Community Center for the Performing Arts and University of Oregon Campus Radio 88.1 FM KWVA proudly welcome Russ Liquid’s Heliotrope Tour to the WOW Hall.

Redefining the possibilities of modern music, Russ Liquid (aka Russell Scott) fuses the raw vitality of classic funk and the inventive sound design of electronic production, bringing a much-needed injection of melody and emotion to the thriving dance floor community.

A kinetic energy infuses Russ’ music, giving way to a mixture of funk/jazz/electro, evoking a kaleidoscope of textures, senses and moods, and is improv-driven at its heart. Classically trained on the piano, trumpet, saxophone and flute, Russ Liquid spent his early 20’s touring the Caribbean and South America as part of a jazz quintet, playing resorts, cruise ships and dance clubs. He toured with psychedelic ska band Upright Dub Orchestra, and his one-of-a-kind artistry was unveiled in the genre-busting music performance group MarchFourth. 

Once the young composer was introduced to electronic music, his course in life was forever altered, and he soon discovered a new home in the international electronic music community.  He began performing as Russ Liquid, and his 2013 full-length debut, Foreign Frequency, showcased a forward-thinking mentality and fearless vision.

Hand-crafting sexy sounds by blending elements of many genres together, Russ Liquid applies the colorful tones of instrumental music to the realm of the beats with dance floor-rocking results. This talented producer has found an entirely new palette to “paint” with, and now he seeks to bridge the gap between classical and modern music with new electronic technology and sonic possibilities.

Russ Liquid is continually putting out new music and has quite a few releases up his sleeve, and creates a joyful sense of synergy in his high-powered live shows, with recent appearances including Shambhala Music Festival, Lightning in a Bottle, Summer Camp, and Sonic Bloom, among others. No matter the setting, a clear multi-dimensionality can always be heard in his projects.

“I want to make people feel good but also give them something to reflect with,” says Scott. “It’s not about just making party music or music that’s more introspective — it’s for the full gamut of human expression, and I want it to be just as dynamic as life itself.”

Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 day of show.  Doors open at 8:00 pm and showtime is 9:00.