Retina Burn

DJ Retina Burn
Retina Burn is the resident DJ and founder of Neon Sigh Records. He has performed DJ sets using vinyl, CD and laptop since 2011, when he co-created the biweekly shoegaze music night Vapour Trail in Seattle, which ran through late 2012. He has DJed nationally and internationally for a variety of club nights and concerts, billed with the likes of Dengue Fever, The Telescopes, LSD and the Search For God, and Takako Minekawa.

Specialties include shoegaze and dreampop, vintage international music, soul/R&B/funk, roots reggae, and 80s + post-punk. Retina Burn currently co-manages AM I Normal? — a club night promoting “weird French music” aimed at exposing French music that goes beyond the more commonly-known 60s pop artists. Retina Burn also co-founded an occasional shoegaze club night in Seattle entitled Nowhere, and another by-appointment event named Who Isn’t Dancing? – a one-of-a-kind function consisting solely of vintage Cambodian pop music.

Retina Burn also continues to be regularly found playing sets as part of relevant concerts, and is available for bookings either solo in the multitude of styles listed below, or in the previously mentioned club night formats [Nowhere, Who Isn't Dancing?].

Available by format:

Vinyl: shoegaze/dreampop; 80s/post-punk; britpop; mixed international; ambient

Digital: shoegaze/dreampop; 80s/post-punk; britpop; international (mixed or regional); vintage cambodian pop; soul/R&B/funk; roots/dancehall reggae; 50s-60s rock pop; folk/vocal; ambient; modern classical

Please kindly contact via facebook for Retina Burn booking inquiries.

More mixes coming soon.


upcoming shows:

1 Mar 2018 – Lost Control
– The Hideout, Seattle WA
21 Apr 2018 – 4Ever Prince: Tribute 2 The Artist
– The Runaway [Moe Bar], Seattle WA

PAST SHOW HIGHLIGHT: JUNE 18 2016
NOWHERE and NEON SIGH present Starflyer 59 "SLOW" vinyl album release party at Revolver Bar Seattle - 18 Jun 2016

past shows:
3 Jan 2018 – AM I Normal? Weird French Music January edition
– Revolver Bar, Seattle WA
6 Dec 2017 – AM I Normal? Weird French Music December edition
– Revolver Bar, Seattle WA
11 Nov 2017 – Art Night: tribute to Frank Frazetta
– Studio Paradiso, Seattle WA
2 Nov 2017 – Lost Control
– The Hideout, Seattle WA
1 Nov 2017 – AM I Normal? Weird French Music November edition
– Revolver Bar, Seattle WA
24 Oct 2017 – Shipwrecked: Island Time Tuesdays
– Corvus & Co, Seattle WA
5 Oct 2017 – Lost Control
– The Hideout, Seattle WA
4 Oct 2017 – AM I Normal? Weird French Music October edition
– Revolver Bar, Seattle WA
7 Sept 2017 – DJ Explorateur and DJ Retina Burn
– Nacho Borracho, Seattle WA
12 Aug 2017 – Art Night: tribute to Otto Dix
– Studio Paradiso, Seattle WA
7 Jun 2017 – AM I Normal? Weird French Music June edition
– Revolver Bar, Seattle WA
19 May 2017 – Synth europeo y weird with NEONFACE and Oro negro
– Moustache Bar, Tijuana, MX-BN
21 Apr 2017 – Seagaze 2017 Night Two
–- Lo-Fi, Seattle WA
15 Apr 2017 – Art Night: In The Moulin Rouge
– Studio Paradiso, Seattle WA
9 Feb 2017 – DJ Explorateur and DJ Retina Burn
– Nacho Borracho, Seattle WA
1 Feb 2017 – AM I Normal? Weird French Music résistance edition
– Revolver Bar, Seattle WA
21 Jan 2017 — Art Night: Mystery School/The Art of Jon Strongbow
– Studio Paradiso, Seattle WA

12 Jan 2017 — Paradiso’s best of 2016
– Studio Paradiso, Seattle WA

17 Dec 2016 — Benefit for Standing Rock
– Highline Bar, Seattle WA

9 Dec 2016 — Northwest Film Forum: Annual Holiday Party
– Northwest Film Forum, Seattle WA

7 Dec 2016 — AM I Normal? weird French music one year anniversary
– Revolver Bar, Seattle WA

3 Dec 2016 — Popnoise Festival NW
– The Lo-Fi, Seattle WA

25 Oct 2016 — The Veldt w/ Black Nite Crash
– Substation, Seattle WA
[cancelled]
14 Oct 2016 — Tokyoidaho/Voyager One FINAL SHOW blowout
– LoFi, Seattle WA

5 Oct 2016 — AM I Normal? Weird French Music no-no edition
– Revolver Bar, Seattle WA

17 Sept 2016 — InterXections: Spean Rajana Arts Summit
– King Street Station, Seattle WA

16 Jul 2016 — CHANNEL Fest evening show
— Fred Wildlife Refuge, Seattle WA

13 Jul 2016 — Nowhere (shoegaze + dreampop club night – #4)
— Revolver Bar, Seattle WA

7 Jul 2016 — Head In The Clouds: Monthly dreampop dance party
— Moe Bar, Seattle WA

22 Jun 2016 — Explorateur BDay Party
— Revolver Bar, Seattle WA

18 Jun 2016 (4pm) — Nowhere (shoegaze + dreampop club night – #3)
— Revolver Bar, Seattle WA

18 Jun 2016 (noon) — Equal Exchange café 10th Anniversary Party
— Equal Exchange at Ballard Market, Seattle WA
7 Jun 2016 w/ The Stargazer Lilies, Tokyoidaho
— Lo-Fi, Seattle WA

25 May 2016 — w/ LSD and the Search For God
— Lo-Fi, Seattle WA

23 May 2016 — The Rookery, Brooklyn NY
19 May 2016 — Puget Soundtrack: Under The Cherry Moon
— Northwest Film Forum, Seattle WA

14 May 2016 — Nowhere (shoegaze + dreampop club night – #2)
— Revolver Bar, Seattle WA

14 Apr 2016 — Explosionism: Drew Lausman works at Artwalk w/Diogenes
— Fred Wildlife Refuge, Seattle WA

1 Apr 2016 — w/ The Telescopes, LSD and the Search For God
— Milk Bar, SF CA [SOLD OUT]

30 Mar 2016 — Nowhere (shoegaze + dreampop club night – #1)
— Revolver Bar, Seattle WA

8 Mar 2016 — Who Isn’t Dancing? (Cambodian pop night) w/ Dengue Fever
— The Crocodile, Seattle WA [SOLD OUT]

older
20 Oct 2013 — w/ Takako Minekawa & Dustin Wong
— Chop Suey, Seattle WA
23 Sept 2013 — w/ Soft Shadows
— Cat Club, SF CA
18 Jun 2013 — {{{¡DISTORTIONS!}}}
— Linda’s Tavern, Seattle WA

11 Apr 2013 — London Loves
Lo-Fi, Seattle WA
5 Mar 2013 — w/ Golden Gardens
— El Rio, SF CA
24 Jan 2013 — London Loves
— Lo-Fi, Seattle WA
19 Oct 2012 — Blissfest 2012
— Late Bar, Chicago
18 Oct 2012 — Blissfest pre-party
— Late Bar, Chicago
30 Aug 2012 — Vapour Trail
— The Living Room, Seattle WA
9 Aug 2012 — Transmission: Postpunk Shoegaze Psych Postrock
— The Mercury, Seattle WA
19 Jun 2012 — Vapour Trail
— The Living Room, Seattle WA

14 Jun 2012 — “Hairdresser on Fire” a London Loves party
— Lo-Fi, Seattle WA

5 Jun 2012 — Vapour Trail — The Living Room, Seattle WA
15 May 2012 — Vapour Trail — The Living Room, Seattle WA
1 May 2012 — Vapour Trail w/ DJ JR
— The Living Room, Seattle WA

17 Apr 2012 — Vapour Trail — The Living Room, Seattle WA
3 Apr 2012 — Vapour Trail w/ DJ Stella
— The Living Room, Seattle WA

20 Mar 2012 — Vapour Trail — The Living Room, Seattle WA
8 Mar 2012 — Transmission: Postpunk Shoegaze Psych Postrock
— The Mercury, Seattle WA
6 Mar 2012 — Vapour Trail — The Living Room, Seattle WA
21 Feb 2012 — Vapour Trail — The Living Room, Seattle WA
7 Feb 2012 — Vapour Trail — The Living Room, Seattle WA
17 Jan 2012 — Vapour Trail — The Living Room, Seattle WA
8 Jan 2012 — Vapour Trail — The Living Room, Seattle WA
11 Dec 2011 — Vapour Trail — The Living Room, Seattle WA
8 Dec 2011 — London Loves — Lo-Fi, Seattle WA
1 Oct 2011 — NWFF: Local Sightings
— Northwest Film Forum, Seattle WA
24 Jul 2011 — Vapour Trail — The Living Room, Seattle WA
10 Jul 2011 — Vapour Trail — The Living Room, Seattle WA
26 Jun 2011 — Vapour Trail w/ Dr. Troy
— The Living Room, Seattle WA
12 Jun 2011 — Vapour Trail w/ The Sight Below, DJ Vipers, DJ Shani
— The Living Room, Seattle WA
8 May 2011 — Vapour Trail
— The Living Room, Seattle WA
13 Mar 2011 — Vapour Trail (opening)
— The Living Room, Seattle WA