Unicorn Domination Thriving in the rich performance art culture of Portland, OR, is Chelsea Dixon and Clint Havard’s music project Unicorn Domination. The duo weaves a soundscape of fat electronic beats spliced with melodic hooks. They demonstrate an expressive live performance, exuding a superhero persona with a popping delivery. Inspiration lies in the symbol of the Unicorn, a playful and fierce beast of the magical world. Their self titled 2010 EP invokes the dark edge of triphop and electroclash with a smooth spread of ambient synths. They are currently recording their first album where their sound has departed from dreamlike shoegaze to have more of an upbeat, dancy feel. Influenced by artists such as Goldfrapp, Lady Gaga and Outkast, Unicorn Domination utilizes the synthasizer, live drums and vocals to create unique electro/synth-pop music. Both members collaborate to compose their original tracks. A Portland native, Chelsea Dixon spent most of her early life in the visual arts, obsessively devouring music. She is a proific painter and song writer and releasing a self titled acoustic e.p. 2007. In 2009 she released an e.p. called “Autonomous Device” in the music project “Stereotech”. She has worked as a studio artist recording vocals for bands such as Hockey, on the track “Learn to Loose”, as well as recording vocals for San Diego based artist Jamuel Saxon, and LA based artist Benu. Her voice is resonent of bells, gliding through phases of soft and ethereal swells into sharp prescision. Hailing from Mobile, Alabama, Clint Havard’s musical style and on stage thunder deeply reflect the attitude and pulse of the dirty dirty. His animated character is like a breakfast of caffeine and pop-rocks. Clint uses southern hip hop, rock, marching band, and orchestral influences to carefully weild floor shaking beats. His musical vision is essential in the collaboration and creation of Unicorn Dominations unique sound.
"If you get excited at the names “Eurythmics” and “Animotion,” you may want to check out the “Unicorn Domination” show at Club Illusion (formerly known as Riverfront Bar) on Friday, March 11. Though their name may produce images in your head of an ironic hipster sporting a mustache, headband, P.E. shorts and a broken Casio keyboard at a Holocene show in 2006, “Unicorn Domination” follows the format of '80s fashionista runway pop acts and modern Euro-club bands like Glass Candy. Unicorn Domination focuses just as much on image and presentation as songwriting and production, just as the previously mentioned bands do. If you’re a fan of this type of fashion pop (is there a better term