MØ – Tickets – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR – March 15th, 2017


Monqui Presents


Wednesday March 15

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm


This event is all ages



Hotly tipped Danish songstress MØ aka. Karen Marie Ørsted is stirring up a buzz throughout the global blogosphere these days. Tastemaker media such as Pitchfork, The Guardian and NME wrote about her and she just returned home from CMJ in New York after playing some widely praised shows.

With no albums out and only 2 online tracks the 23-year- old MØ recently faced a bidding war, which ultimately led to signing with Sony for the Scandinavian territory. Now MØ is being pursued by some of the most respectable labels in the UK and US. Scandinavia, it seems, has done it again!

MØ is spending the fall in the studio, wrapping up her highly anticipated debut album with Ronni Vindahl of Danish producer entity No Wav.

Listeners can expect a lush, warm and soulful production, however MØ brings the Scandinavian cold/cool and a street vibe edge to the songs, which makes for a sonic juxtaposition.

Her unique mix of indie, pop, hip-hop, electro and soul is hella fresh sounding and it genuinely sounds like MØ is fighting a battle of mixed emotions inside of herself.

The Guardian named MØ 'band of the day' and hailed her as 'the next Grimes' and having played alongside acts such as Purity Ring and MS MR, it seems like MØ might just be the next indie act to break through to the mainstream masses.

There is not much info out there on MØ who tends to let her music do the talking, but her facebook biography reveals a glimpse of her current state of mind:

"The snow nation is eating your brain and your young heart – dark as the apocalypse. So just go perish in the snøw. mø mø mø MØ MØ MØ"
In a few short years, Lauren 'KITTENS' Abedini has gone from djing in her bedroom, to touring with Kid Cudi, performing with Chief Keef, as well as djing for Usher, who is her current mentor. Rising through the ranks of an industry dominated by men, she's learned how to play to trendy Hollywood crowds and underground music aficionados by balancing classic and current hip hop, trap, house, jersey club, future bass, and genreless dance music with some mainstream sounds sprinkled on top. Her selections have garnered support from artists like Usher, A-trak, Madlib, Kid Cudi, Ta-ku, and the Gaslampkiller (who was one of the first to teach KITTENS how to DJ).

Her foundation was built growing up as a classically trained dancer, listening to soul/funk/jazz cuts from her Mothers impeccable record collection, digging for any proper hip hop she could get her hands on, and during her teen years attending Low End Theory. All of these things combined provided her with a well rounded taste and understanding of good music.

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