Evan Bartholomew has been performing electronic music for nearly 20 years as Bluetech, Evan Marc, Invisible Allies (with Kilowatts), and has recently joined the much buzzed about virtual reality startup MicrodoseVR, with Android Jones and the Vision Agency team, as the Lead Audio Engineer and Producer.
“As a lifelong musician and producer fascinated with synaesthesia and dreaming, Microdose VR is the closest experience I’ve seen to capturing the raw creative experience. I’m excited to be a collaborator on a project that democratizes the platform for anyone to be able to experience a flow state and immersion in the creative impulse. It’s a full audio immersive, synesthetic, transcendental experience where you get to paint with sound and light, and be inside music.” - Evan Bartholomew / Bluetech
As an an internationally recognized touring music producer with over 27 album/EP releases in the last 15 years, and a seasoned portfolio of video game and film scoring credits. Bluetech is a master of analog and modular sound synthesis and DSP audio manipulation, and brings a passion for sound design and cutting edge audio exploration into all the work he touches. His music transcends the constructs normally associated with a calculated “electronic artist,” pursuing music with meaning and purpose with downtempo, future bass, and progressive electronic music, rife with emotional intent, and polyrhythmic percussion. Bluetech’s latest album “4 Horsemen of the Electrocalypse: The Black Horse” is the third of a four EP set. The Black Horse release is an analog and modular based composition, in the same vein that he explored with his previous two albums “The Red Horse” and “The White Horse,” both released in 2016. Ranging from dark Detroit influenced electro, synthfunk, to more melodic techno explorations, this release pushes forward Bluetech’s unique analog based approach to sound and music production.
Bluetech began his training as a classically trained pianist at a young age, and has explored his craft as a DJ, musician, film composer, record producer and label owner. His work has evolved to include his roots in classical composition and ear for nomadic harmonic progressions and a deep awareness of music as a kinetic force with body moving beat mechanics. Working as a solo artist, as well as a producer, he has also written scores for film & television (CSI: Miami, Scared Sacred, Occupy Love, Albedo Absolute, Various television commercials), video games (Comet Crash 2 - forthcoming PS4) and virtual reality installations (MicrodoseVR). In addition to music, Evan has established a reputation as an accomplished graphic designer, illustrator, and 3D animator through both his personal work and commissions for clients (Microsoft, Austin City Limited, City Of Seattle). Having shared stages internationally with such acts as The Glitch Mob, The Orb, Bassnectar, Ott, Juno Reactor and many more, Bluetech has toured extensively throughout the U.S. as well as Australia, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, and throughout the United Kingdom.
“His exquisite sense of sound design makes him one of the most ingenious producers today.”
“Bluetech has become one of the most prolific and creative forces in the growth of Chillout over the last half decade. His intrinsic knowledge of chord theory and melodic structures via his classical training at an early age has become the framework for his auditory tapestries. His fusion of different rhythmic styles, time signatures and cultural influences are what have really set him apart with an originality and uniqueness unparalleled.”