6. Dropping Gems
Dropping Gems is a music collective and party founded in Portland, Oregon in 2011. They began dropping compilations and EPs on their own label the same year. Squarepusher, Giraffage, and Balam Acab have played there. Their roster and crew includes DJAO, Citymouth, and Ghost Feet who cover unique points along the micro-beats spectrum. Their current release is Natasha Kmeto's hip-hop/dubstep flavored EP, Dirty Mind Melt."