"Drew LaBarre is a Portland-based artist and producer currently creating house-centric dance music as Orthographic Figure. Drew moved to Portland with a background in audio arts and art theory, which he received from Columbia College in Chicago. In Portland, he performed in the punk outfit, Cellmate and experimental synth duo, Hoaxlander before creating Orthographic Figure. His current project references a wide range of Chicago house, West Coast electronic and early 90’s hip-hop. By utilizing hazy pads, layered loops of percussive grooves and thick, modified synth melodies he creates a language that articulates his experience and connection to dance music."