Showcasing Seattle’s Finest: Contour Presents Friday Night Lights 8/8

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On August 8, Cartographer, Audioh, EnvyMatic and Xander will showcase their musical prowess at Contour’s hottest night for music: Friday Night Lights.

When: Friday, August 8 // 10pm – 2am

Where: Contour // 807 1st Ave, Seattle

Why: Because they’re ridiculously talented. Read on to learn more about (and listen to!) these up and comers.



Cartographer is a fledgling duo comprised of Tony Apfelbeck and Anthony Samaha. Hailing from Seattle, they look for the “perfect balance of airy synths and punchy bass” coupled with the “best elements of emotionally powerful trance music.”

Cartographer has stated that their goal of each set is “to make a journey through genres, from deep darkness, to peaceful tranquility, from driving energy to explosive and uplifting light.” Be prepared for one hell of a journey as Cartographer knows no musical boundaries spinning a “sprinkling of throwbacks from the golden age of trance shoulder to shoulder with fresh releases from the present.”

Connect with Cartographer: Soundcloud



Not only has he shared the stage with the likes of Above & Beyond, BT, Dinka, MS54, Late Night Alumni and more, but he’s planned and executed some of Seattle’s most successful gatherings, including the official PAX/Riot Friday Afterparty and an Oso Landslide Relief Benefit.

“There’s nothing like the feeling of producing an event, and playing on the stage you’ve created,” says Allen Oh, also known as AudioH. Not religious about mixing one type of electronic music, Allen Oh, aka AudioH (cheeky right?), is committed to setting the mood and building energy within the crowd.

Connect with AudioH: Soundcloud



Seattle natives Ben Saffel and Jay So aka EnvyMatic have been making waves in the Emerald City music scene since December 2013. They’ve opened for A-Trak, Bassjackers, Luminox, Party Favor and Ummet Ozcan in addition to spinning at Aston Manor, Meydenbauer Event Center and Contour where they have a residency. Having focused primarily on DJing they’ve recently delved into the world of production and are set to release an original track in the coming months.

With a colorful array of melbourne bounce, house, trap and more EnvyMatic will have you tearing up the dancefloor.

Connect with EnvyMatic: Facebook // Soundcloud


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Alex Lueth aka Xander defines his style as “dark progressive” infused with elements of trance, house and techno. Influenced by Markus Schulz, Armin Van Buuren, Ferry Corsten, Max Graham and KhoMha, Xander has been DJing for several years and has recently branched into production.

Xander believes in the art of DJing; characterized by harmonic mixing and the ability of using a refined ear to beat match without visual aid or other technologies.  With several projects nearing completion, be prepared to hear the debut of his orignal music woven into his live sets very soon.

Connect with Xander: Soundcloud

Is it Friday yet?

Lauren Hruska

Lauren Hruska

Writer at Only The Beat
Self proclaimed EDM Ambassador, Hruska (silent H!), was born and raised in the beautiful Pacific Northwest and began listening to electronic music at a young age. Nothing brings her more joy than sharing the music she loves with all of you. Die hard trance lover and house head, she also has a weakness for drum and bass. A sprinkling of her favorite artists include: Aly & Fila, Bryan Kearney, NERO, Netsky, Simon Patterson, and The Neptune Project.
Lauren Hruska
- 11 months ago
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