Good morning, and welcome to show 20 of my NaPodPoMo 2016 series. In our journey through time, we are now stopped on the 15th of May, 2016, which is the day Port of Est reached the top of the chart on CCHits.net, with their track “Valentine In My Headphones”.
Formed in 2013, Port of Est is the creative alliance of vocalist Hannah Tarkinson and producer Todd Kitchens, one that speaks fluently in the dialects of multiple influences such as IDM, drum and bass, shoegaze, hip hop, electronic pop, ambient, folk, and indie rock.
Port of Est delivers with a synth-layered and rhythmically complex machine giving way to a melodically lush vocal humanity. “Our music is electronic at its core, but has an unmistakable analog vibe,” Kitchens says. “This allows us to maintain a hands-on creative approach that provides room for spontaneity and fresh ideas.” This collision of nature and nurture creates a unique tension and synthesis that resolves in the listener becoming part of the narrative.
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