DUSTIN KRCATOVICH IS A WRITER, DESIGNER, AND DJ BASED IN PORTLAND, OREGON. HE IS A FAN AND/OR CHRONICLER OF ALL ERAS OF JAZZ, EXPERIMENTAL FILM, ODDBALL AMERICANA, MICHIGAN UNDERGROUND CULTURE, COMMUNISM, FERNET BRANCA, SEXUAL INTERCOURSE, MUSIQUE CONCRETE, MICHIGAN POPULAR CULTURE, 1970S DIRTWEED/VAN ROCK, ALAN WATTS, AUDIO CASSETTE DISTORTION, EARLY ROCK & ROLL AND R&B 45S, THE BUDDHIST "GREAT FOOL" RYŌKAN, 1970S SCIENCE FICTION, RECORD-SETTING BALLS OF TWINE, LAPHROAIG DISTILLERY, BOOTS RILEY, 1990S SCANDALS, AMERICAN APPAREL 4415 (PRE-BUYOUT), OLDIES RADIO, 1960S REGIONAL/EXPLOITATION FILMS, LAVA LAMPS, SOCIALISM, GUY MADDIN, ERNIE KOVACS, SEXUAL DISCOURSE, 1990S "SLACKER" ROCK, GHOULARDI, AND OF COURSE, THE STOOGES. NOT EXCLUSIVELY, AND NOT NECESSARILY IN THAT ORDER.

DUSTIN IS FOUNDER OF GOLDEN FEELINGS DJ SERVICES, AND CO-FOUNDER (WITH BUSINESS/LIFE PARTNER MICAH VANDERHOOF) OF THE RECORD LABEL AND PSYCHEDELIC LIFESTYLE ENHANCEMENT CONCERN IMPERMANENT PROJECTS. REPORTEDLY, A PIECE OF HIS WRITING ONCE DEEPLY OFFENDED A MEMBER OF THE SQUIRREL NUT ZIPPERS.



DUSTIN WRITES ABOUT MUSIC, FILM, AND CULTURE AT LARGE FOR A VARIETY OF PUBLICATIONS. FOR PRACTICAL REASONS, NOT ALL OF THEM ARE LISTED BELOW; INSTEAD, THESE ARE VENUES FOR WHOM DUSTIN IS/HAS BEEN A REGULAR CONTRIBUTOR, WHO ALSO HAPPEN TO PROVIDE PAGES WITH ALL OF A GIVEN WRITER'S CONTENT. DUSTIN HAS ALSO CONTRIBUTED MORE SPORADICALLY TO DOWNBEAT, UNDER THE RADAR, VINYL ME PLEASE, THE WILLAMETTE WEEK, AND OTHERS.

WHEN THERE'S A FRIEND IN NEED (OR A COMPANY WITH MONEY), DUSTIN ALSO SOMETIMES LENDS A HAND "BEHIND THE SCENES", WRITING COPY AND SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS FOR ACE HOTEL, SAAGARA, ENCORE RECORDS, AND BRASS TACKS SANDWICHES. OCCASIONALLY, HE'LL ALSO JUMP TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE PROMOTER/PROMOTEE FENCE TO WRITE PRESS MATERIALS FOR ARTISTS LIKE WILLIS EARL BEAL, JIB KIDDER, AND THE FUR COATS.







DUSTIN ALSO DOES FREELANCE GRAPHIC DESIGN. IT IS NOT A PRIMARY PURSUIT AT THIS POINT — MORE SOMETHING HE DOES TO HELP OUT FRIENDS WITH BANDS, LABELS, AND SMALL BUSINESSES, AND IN ORDER TO KEEP A TIGHT AESTHETIC TRAJECTORY FOR HIS OWN PERSONAL PROJECTS — BUT HE CAN OCCASIONALLY BE PERSUADED TO UTILIZE HIS HARD-WON CHOPS AND TASTE TO OTHER ENDS.

BELOW IS A SAMPLING OF RECENT WORK, ALONG WITH A FEW "GREATEST HITS".




















DUSTIN ALSO HAS A LONG-HELD PASSION FOR VINYL RECORDS AND OTHER RECORDED MEDIA, BORNE OF YEARS OF DJING ON COLLEGE RADIO STATION WCBN AND WORKING AT RECORD SHOPS LIKE ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN'S LEGENDARY ENCORE RECORDS. AT SOME POINT, IT BEHOOVED DUSTIN TO START DJING PARTIES AND EVENTS AS A SIDE BUSINESS, IF ONLY TO JUSTIFY THE EXPENDITURES OF HIS HOBBY.

OVER A DECADE SINCE HE STARTED DJING REGULARLY, DUSTIN'S BUSINESS, GOLDEN FEELINGS DJ SERVICES, NOW REPRESENTS A LARGE PORTION OF HIS TIME AND INCOME. SPECIALIZING IN JAZZ FROM THE 1950S-70S (ESPECIALLY HARD BOP, SOUL JAZZ, AND FUNK FUSION), HE'S ALSO A SERIOUS COLLECTOR OF MANY KINDS OF 45S, MOSTLY SOUL, "PRE-SOUL" R&B, MYRIAD VARIETIES OF ROCK & ROLL AND ADJACENT MUSICS (ESPECIALLY PRE-BEATLES GIRL GROUPS, INSTRUMENTALS, VOCAL GROUPS, ETC.).

BESIDES DJING AT MANY VENUES IN THE GREATER PORTLAND AREA, DUSTIN ALSO HOSTS A BIWEEKLY RADIO SHOW, 'RUTABAGA PIE', ON LOCAL LPFM STATION FREEFORM PORTLAND (TUESDAY 10 AM-NOON), WHERE HE PLAYS SELECTIONS FROM HIS SIZABLE, AND EVER-GROWING, COLLECTION. BELOW IS A RECENT EPISODE. MORE ARE AVAILABLE ON THE GOLDEN FEELINGS MIXCLOUD PAGE.





BESIDES HIS WORK FOR OTHERS, DUSTIN ALSO HAS SEVERAL PET PROJECTS WHICH RARELY PROVE ECONOMICALLY SOUND, BUT ARE AT LEAST ARTISTICALLY SATISFYING. THESE PROJECTS INCLUDE:

IMPERMANENT PROJECTS, THE RECORD LABEL AND PSYCHEDELIC LIFESTYLE ENHANCEMENT CONCERN HE SHARES WITH HIS PARTNER MICAH VANDERHOOF. THOUGH PLANS ARE COOKING FOR APPAREL, FILM PROGRAMMING, A MAGAZINE, AND OTHER PROJECTS, IMPERMANENT HAS TO DATE BEEN FOCUSED ON RELEASING CASSETTES AND VINYL, PLUS BOOKING LIVE EVENTS. THE LABEL HAS OVERSEEN LIVE SHOWS BY THE LIKES OF TECHNO/EBM HEAVYWEIGHT CHARLES MANIER, CASSETTE MAGICIAN AMULETS, NATURALIST SONGSMITH FLETCHER TUCKER, SYNTHESIST ASTRAL TRAVELER PULSE EMITTER, DIAPHONOUS DREAMWEAVER BENOIT PIOULARD, AND STONER-FOLK LIFER PATRICK ELKINS, AMONG COUNTLESS OTHERS; 2018 SAW THE FIRST BATCH OF PHYSICAL RELEASES ON THE LABEL, BY THE AFOREMENTIONED BENOIT PIOULARD (SEATTLE, WA), GOSSAMER (OAKLAND, CA), CRIME VICTIMS (YPSILANTI, MI), EDWIN PERRY MANCHESTER (FARGO, ND), HOPECHEST (FARGO AGAIN), TALC (PORTLAND, OR), AND KRCATOVICH'S OWN PROJECT

SKIN LIES, AN ONGOING EXPLORATION INTO NON-DUALISTIC MUSIC FOR CONTEMPLATION, HEALING, AND CATHARSIS. SINCE STARTING SKIN LIES IN 2014, KRCATOVICH HAS RELEASED MUSIC ON LIFE LIKE (MI BY WAY OF MONTREAL), SECRET LAIR (MI BY WAY OF TACOMA, WA), AND HIS OWN IMPERMANENT AND FM DUST LABELS; SHARED THE STAGE WITH TYVEK, BENOIT PIOULARD, DANIEL HIGGS, LIKE A VILLAIN, THE TENSES, MATT NELSON (BATTLE TRANCE), AND BYRON WESTRBROOK; AND TOURED WITH FRED THOMAS AND WILLIS EARL BEAL.

BELOW, ENJOY A COUPLE SAMPLES FROM THE IMPERMANENT PROJECTS AND SKIN LIES CATALOGS.




DESIGN © DUSTIN KRCATOVICH 2018.
DJ PHOTO BY MICAH VANDERHOOF.
DOUBLE EXPOSURE PHOTO BY JONATHAN SIELAFF.