DJ Harlo
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DJ Harlo

Bend, Oregon, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2000 | SELF

Bend, Oregon, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2000
DJ Electronic Instrumental

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04
DJ Harlo @ Cabin 22

Bend, Oregon, United States

Bend, Oregon, United States

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Jason Harlowe aka DJ HARLO drops his new STEP UP EP on Mixed Heritage Studios/Ferrrara Multimedia. The Trap minded release features STEP UP (title track), Cinemalife and Steve Rock Tribute. Inventive sound design is combined with clever sampling while retaining a peak time party vibe to the overall sound. DJ HARLO is part of the ZONKEDOUT artist collective & family and is currently on tour as a DJ for Jay Tablet as well as Cloaked Characters. Harlo performs both with bands as well as a solo Electronic DJ.

DJ HARLO: “I've always had an open mind when it came to new and different sounds. The first time I first got introduced to dance music when I went to these large events in Southern California in the mid 90’s. Mainly the ones from insomniac & midnight bomber themed events where I really got into Trance and Drum & Bass type of music. Artists who really inspired me at the time included people like Deacon, 119 Cru, Aphrodite and Christopher Lawrence; all for whom I have great respect. I originally started my DJ career on turntables, but eventually moved to Final Scratch in 2003. Digital controllers came way later for me, but in my opinion it's not really about the tools that you use, but how you are able to use them.

My album drops this Summer. It will be a merger of several styles I love such as Trap, Trance, Drum & Bass. These genres have their own scenes in the world of EDM, but I embrace them all. There will be a few surprise featured artists on there as well. When people check out my music, I want them to feel that they can shed the outer ego; letting go of the rules that bind us, allowing creativity and the beauty of the child mind to emerge.”

DJ Harlo was one of the first artists to introduce the electronic sound to Central Oregon back when dance music was far from popular. He pushed for the sound as hard as he could bringing it to several clubs and bars around the area, working closely with the SMS Family. Currently Harlo holds a residency at the Astro Lounge in Bend, Oregon. Aside of that he will be on tour from April to May along side Jay Tablet with A Plus (from should of mischief & Hieroglyphics) and Knobody - Party Industries


Jason Harlowe aka DJ HARLO drops his new STEP UP EP on Mixed Heritage Studios/Ferrrara Multimedia. The Trap minded release features STEP UP (title track), Cinemalife and Steve Rock Tribute. Inventive sound design is combined with clever sampling while retaining a peak time party vibe to the overall sound. DJ HARLO is part of the ZONKEDOUT artist collective & family and is currently on tour as a DJ for Jay Tablet as well as Cloaked Characters. Harlo performs both with bands as well as a solo Electronic DJ. - Beat Lounge Radio


We have DJ Harlo. Harlo is set to release his Step Up EP this summer, and to get you prepared for an amazing record, check out the “Step Up” single here @ http://soundeo.com/track/dj-harlo-step-up-original-mix-4916239.html. Be sure to look out for the Step Up EP this summer - TrapStyle


Bend, OR native Jason Harlowe, or better known as DJ Harlo, has long been pushing the electric sound in Central Oregon with sleeves rolled up. As part of the ZONKEDOUT artist collective & family, and currently on tour as a DJ for Jay Tablet & Cloaked Characters, Harlo is hard at work elevating the scene and pushing the envelope in the Northwest trap & hip-hop game.

Harlo’s most recent release, Step Up EP, captures the essence of what this young bravado is all about. The three-track originals feature inventive, original sound design, clever sampling, and work to carve out a vibe that is truly his own. Cinema Life blends a trill/dirty south vibe with an evolving piano melody that provide just enough contrast to maintain a clean, progressive energy. The title track, Step Up, is an 808 slugger that goes in prim and proper in all the right ways. Perhaps most unique, and our personal favorite, was his Tribute to the late Steven Rock- it’s a celebration of a life that is better heard than described.

"I’ve always had an open mind when it came to new and different sounds. The first time I first got introduced to dance music when I went to these large events in Southern California in the mid 90’s. Mainly the ones from insomniac & midnight bomber themed events where I really got into Trance and Drum & Bass type of music. Artists who really inspired me at the time included people like Deacon, 119 Cru, Aphrodite and Christopher Lawrence; all for whom I have great respect."

Needless to say, this dancefloor vet is taking things to the next level and is aiming high with the release of his first full-length album in the Summer:

"My album drops this Summer. It will be a merger of several styles I love such as Trap, Trance, Drum & Bass. These genres have their own scenes in the world of EDM, but I embrace them all. There will be a few surprise featured artists on there as well. When people check out my music, I want them to feel that they can shed the outer ego; letting go of the rules that bind us, allowing creativity and the beauty of the child mind to emerge."

In addition to wrapping up his April-May tour with Jay Tablet, A Plus, and Nobody, Harlo can be found crushing the decks at The Astro Lounge in Bend, to which he is a resident. - Dance Music Northwest


DJ Harlo, is one of the most influential DJs in the Central Oregon area, working in both the electronic dance music scene as well as that of Hip Hop production. He answers all our usual questions!

1 – Where does your DJ name come from?

its my last name with the “we” dropped off form the end. folks were always calling me by last name so it just stuck.

2 – Do you prefer producing or DJing?

ahh the big question. honestly the face of DJing has changed so much in the last decade that the lines between the two have blurred so much. producing is fun and always a good challenge in sound design, but in the end though there is no feeling like flowing though a sweet mix.

3 – Do you enjoy participating in competitions/ DJ Battles?

I have competed in one professional battle a a few “just for fun” ones as well. they are cool but take a different mind set when it comes to laying your program, not quite my thing but I have tremendous respect for those who take part on the regular. I have learned a lot about samples, cuts and scratching from those experiences. suggest all “performing DJ’s” try it at least once

4 – Who is your favorite DJ? Tell us why.

there are so many amazingly talented DJ’s out there especially in the underground and local scenes that it makes this question almost an impossible one. I would say SPL, Prajekt and Ells have really been an inspiration to watch grow into titans among men and I believe are leading the way for the next generation of DJ’s. if I had to pick an all around favorite, I would have to go with Aphrodite, he had been a pioneer since before the days of “drops” and the endless debate over pre made performances or actual live mixes. his shows and mixes were always just pure and in the raw. you could see what he was doing, planing and executing down to each fade.

5 – When you look back on the last 15 years what surprises you most about your career?

that even though the landscape of DJing has completely changed, there is still room for the “all around” or non genre specific DJ. it is refreshing to see the newer generations of listeners and their attraction to all styles of electronic music. I would have to also include that getting the opportunity to have interviews and share my story with the fans and listers via the awesome outlets we now have thanks to the progress of technologies is also a great surprise as well. to see the world of electronic music being accepted on to the global stage as it has makes this an exciting time to be in this existence.

6 – Was it tough for you to get a Masters degree in Audio Engineering & Postproduction?

was a fun and life changing experience , tough and at times a bit overwhelming as the DAW platforms were still in the infant stages. pro tools was the giant and logic a close second. reason was in version 3 and ableton did not even exist. most studios did not even look at DJ’s as nothing more that wedding entertainers let alone musicians. so pioneering through that process and even leaden some AES lectures on “digital beat making softwares” really helped me to pave my own way. coolest part was helping to launch an actual curriculum for reason at the school I attended. again this was 2005 which I know dates me but also helps to put it all in perspective.

7 – Is it worth to have your own music studio?

that totally depends on the direction one is heading, on the production side of things it helps a lot to have a dedicated space to create and express. even with the progression of portable DAW interfaces and headphones. a good workspace to “zen” out in is a must. so for me and my process its totally worth it.

8 – What services does Mixed Heritage Studios offer to the public?

a nice variety of media services from artist and label services, audio services as well as web development that is geared toward the music industry. mainly the focus now is artist development and music label services. Ferrara Multimedia Inc is the parent company so the more detailed questions would be best answered by them.. - Electro Wow


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Still working on that hot first release.

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Audio & Studio
  • Mixdown & Mastering
  • Beat Design & Compositions
  • Commercial audio design
  • Jingle design
  • Track and Stem Design
  • Mix downs
  • Loop construction, Remixes & Arrangements
  • Voiceover & ADR
  • Full Song Construction
  • DAW / DAS Template Design
  • Tech Consultations & Support
  • Festival and Stage Performance DJ'ing
  • Audio project consulting & project management
  • File management consulting
  • Creative crash sessions
  • Digital Deployment methodology
Content Creation
  • Graphic Design
  • Collateral Design
  • Jingle & Advertising sound design
  • Presentations & Tutorials (Screen Casting, Power Point, etc.)
  • Project Consultation & Support
Webspace
  • Full hosting with Free unlimited email & bandwidth
  • Single page to full builds
  • Media placement
  • Image optimization
  • Single Element construction
  • Domain Registration & Management

Background
  • Degree in Audio Engineering & Post Production from The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences
  • Brand DJ for Bendistillery / Crater Lake Spirits
  • Over 44 released music tracks & Remixed as well as 3 EP's
  • Performance DJ for "Jay Tablet", "Keegan Smith", "Cloaked Characters","Caitlin Cardier" and more.
  • Internship for Rocket Carousel Studios (Studio City, CA.) in 2006
  • Produced opening audio sequence for TEDTalks Portland, Oregon Expo
  • Shambhala Village Stage Performance
  • Director of Web Development & IT for Bendistillery, Crater Lake Spirits, Ablis, Bend Spirits Distillery
  • Manager of Client Support NAVIS Hospitality CRM

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