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Dominate Your Summer 2016 Mix Tape

Jul 28, 2016 Comments (0) Dominate Your Summer 2016 Mix Tape

At Ninkasi, we strive to create not only delicious, quality craft beer, but also exceptional music. Whether you decide to kick up your feet, grill up some grub, watch the sunset, kayak through treacherous waters or climb crazy mountains, we’ve got the playlist for you. Curated and produced in part at Ninkasi Studios by our very own James Book, this mix is the perfect accessory for a blissful summer of fun. All of the bands featured here are Ninkasi Partner Artists that share our love for beer and adventure. We want you to get to know each band better so you can love them as much as we do. Feel free to check out each artist’s personal webpages through the Ninkasi Studios Soundcloud.

Sapient is an independent hip hop artist based out of Eugene, Oregon. His heady musings and powerfully self-produced beats leave audiences captivated.  Sapinet's new album, Fool for Gold, includes two tracks on the Dominate Your Summer Compilation. 

Vokab Kompany is a hip-hop and electronic fused band based out of San Diego led by vocalists Rob Hurt and Matt Burke. Vokab Kompany took home best Hip Hop album and best Hip Hop video at the San Diego Music Awards and has performed at many popular music festivals, including Coachella, Electric Forrest, and Snowglobe. Catch these dudes performing at the Whiteaker Block Party in our very own backyard in Eugene on August 6th, free of charge!

YOURS is a San Francisco collective that blends traditional and electronic instruments together to create unique and vibrant sounds.  Fusing indie and electro pop elements, YOURS will be appearing at the Ninkasi N10 celebration in Eugene on Sunday, August 14th.

The Quick and Easy Boys is a powerful trio based out of Portland, Oregon that proudly plays traditional Rock 'n Roll. They describe their music as a combination of the Minutemen, the Police, and the Band of Gypsies rolled into one. In 2016, they performed at the Ninkasi Helles Yes Tour stops.

Tyler Fortier is a producer/songwriter based out of Eugene, Oregon. After graduating from the University of Oregon in 2010, he pursued his love for music and was named Eugene Weekly's “Next Big Thing”. William Kennedy of Eugene Magazine describes Fortier’s music as an “expertly crafted collection of pop/Americana music: tastefully twangy, constantly melodic, and full of cinematic American imagery.” Tyler Fortier recently appeared at the Ninkasi Better Living Room & Troubadour Stage at Northwest String Summit.

Willow Groove is a Washington based husband and wife musical duo, CJ and Carr Pickett. Carr's smooth, melodic vocals and CJ's smoky grit blend to create a sound almost reminiscent of a "Johnny Cash and June Carter of today." Their impeccably crafted melodies and heartfelt lyrics strike close to the soul, telling tales of overcoming obstacles in life, love and dealing with adversity. We were honored to record this perfect summer jaunt at Ninkasi Studios when the band came to Eugene to perform at the 2016 Olympic Trials.

Johnny Young is in Oregon raised and California hewn indie-country rocker who tours nationally. A longtime friend of the brewery and wicked guitar slinger. Catch him live soon!

Island of Black and White is a combination of funky reggae, acoustic rock, and soulful blues based out of El Dorado Hills, California. The group was voted one of the top 10 bands in Sacramento and won Hard Rock Tahoe Battle of the Bands. Their performances leave audiences captivated and their energy is shared with all who listen.

DBST is a funktronic soul group based out of Olympia, Washington that blends blues, funk, and rock grooves to create a unique combination of sounds. DBST appeared on the Ninkasi Helles Yes Tour stop in Seattle and will appear at Whiteaker Block Party in Eugene on Saturday, August 6th.

Listen to the entire Dominate Your Summer Mix Now! 

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