Preview – Flight Facilities @ The Bluebird

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Flight Facilities, the dynamic duo from down under, are set to bring their live set to The Bluebird, one of Denver’s most intimate venues. Flight Facilities may not have the most extensive catalog of tracks, but everything they have produced has been pure gold, showing off command of everything from indie-house to nu-disco. Their music also brings out the best in other artists, as many of their tracks have received remixes from some of the industry’s biggest players. This is one of the few times they have made it to the States, so this is definitely a show you don’t want to miss so be sure to grab your tickets before this event sells out!

Mar 3 2015

Preview – ODESZA to Take Over Boulder, CO

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Set to play seemingly every major festival this summer, selling out shows all over the world, and making waves in every other aspect of the music industry, I think it’s time to declare that ODESZA has officially arrived. This weekend, ODESZA will be bringing their uplifting, bass-infused vibes to Boulder, CO for a run of three shows. If you were one of the lucky souls to grab tickets to these performances, bravo! If not, you’re out of luck as all three shows are SOLD OUT!

But don’t fret too much… This Monday at Twist and Shout in Denver, CO the duo (Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight) will be doing an in-store record signing for their first major release In Return. This weekend definitely proves that ODESZA has made their mark in the EDM scene as they continue to push boundaries with their unique sound and incredible live performances. And if you are still down about not catching this duo in Boulder, make sure to cop tickets to see them throw down at the world’s most iconic venue, RED ROCKS!

Feb 2 2015

Preview – The Floozies @ The Ogden 1/31

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The infusion of funk into today’s electronic scene has been well documented, especially in the beautiful state of Colorado. One group that has been leading the charge in the funk department over the last year has been The Floozies (Matt and Mark Hill), who’s meteoric rise can be attributed to their unique sounds and high-energy live performances. This Saturday at the iconic Ogden Theater in Denver, The Floozies will be getting the funk down in what is sure to be an insane show promoting their newest album, Do Your Thing. Featuring live guitar, drums and synths over a slew of over-the-top production and real-time improvisation, this will undoubtedly be one of the best shows of 2015. Snatch your tickets quick before this thing sells out and get ready for a funky good time!

Jan 1 2015

Preview – Slow Magic @ The Fox 1/29

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Enigmatic. Mysterious. Elusive. These are just a few words that only begin to describe Slow Magic, who’s seemingly genre-less music can be best captured by his own description, “the sound made by an unknown imaginary friend.” Combing the internet reveals virtually nothing about the origins or details surrounding Slow Magic. Image searches prove equally fruitless, as Slow Magic dons a psychedelic, shamanistic mask that only adds to his mystique. But once you begin to listen to the ethereal soundscapes he produces, you realize that the details don’t matter.

This Thursday, Slow Magic will be bringing his unique conceptualization of a live performance to Boulder’s iconic Fox Theatre for what is sure to be a one-of-a-kind experience. Featuring live instrumentation and tons of unexpected surprises, this performance will surely leave the attendees feeling both exhilarated and puzzled simultaneously. One thing is for sure, however: this is a show you DO NOT WANT TO MISS! Be sure to cop your tickets now before this thing sells out!

Jan 1 2015

Preview – Winter on the Rocks w/ Major Lazer, Damien Marley and Holy Ghost

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As the temperatures drop and the snow begins to fall, “outdoor concert” doesn’t register in the minds of most people. That is, unless you are headed to Denver for the 4th annual Winter on the Rocks! For those who have never experienced this one of a kind concert event, get ready to dance and jam with nearly 10,000 bundled-up concert brethren to the sounds of Major Lazer, Damien Marley and Holy Ghost this January 30th at Colorado’s infamous Red Rocks Amphitheater.

Boasting insane production, top-notch talent and the spectacle of a winterized Red Rocks experience, the legend of Winter on the Rocks continues to grow, and this year’s edition is no exception! Having covered several of these performances over the years, I can truly say that this is an experience that you don’t want to miss out on, so make sure you cop your tickets before this one sells out and you are truly left out in the cold!


Jan 1 2015

Preview – RL Grime @ The Ogden 11/23

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Get ready Denver… This Sunday trap/bass legend RL Grime is bringing his heavy-hitting vibes to the historic Ogden Theater for what is sure to be one of the most talked about performances of the holiday season!

RL Grime has absolutely obliterated everything he’s touched the last few years and has performed at countless venues and festivals around the world. And for an early Christmas present, RL Grime just released his first major album, VOID, which includes a variety of sounds and styles and really captures his creativity and command of music production.

This is definitely a show you don’t want to miss, so cop your tickets before this thing sells out and take your Sunday Funday to the next level!

Nov 11 2014

Preview – Michal Menert w/ Big Band @ The Fillmore 11/7 + New Track!

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Tomorrow night promises to be a groundbreaking and truly rocking good time in Denver when Michal Menert (PLM) brings his massive 22-piece live band concept to The Fillmore Auditorium. This show definitely is a big one for Menert, who has carved his own niche in the Colorado music scene with his eclectic sampling style and bass-heavy production. However, tomorrow he takes his live show to the next level by bringing a larger than life live ensemble to re-create his tracks in what is sure to be a memorable performance. Menert will be supported by fan favorites Orchard Lounge and Exmag, so all in attendance will be blessed with a ton of livetronica performances to get the night popping. Although Menert tours extensively, tomorrow’s performance marks only the second time he has played with a live band in tow, so get your tickets now unless you want to haggle with some Colfax Creatures for a ticket!

Nov 11 2014

Preview – Break Science @ The Ogden 9/18

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This Thursday, Break Science (Borham Lee and Adam Deitch) are brining their unreal live set to the Ogden Theater in Denver, CO. Anyone who has seen Pretty Lights’ live set has experienced the sheer awesomeness that Break Science can bring to the keys and drums. This Thursday’s show will kick off Break Science’s fall tour and they are showing Colorado mad love with a 3 night run throughout the state. With their see-it-to-believe it take on a live EDM show, Break Science is sure to have the crowd rockin’ on Thursday. Get tickets now to avoid missing out on this amazing live performance!

Sep 9 2014

Preview – Bass Physics Set to Bring It to Boulder This Weekend

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Colorado natives and rising powerhouse in the music scene Bass Physics (A.P. Adair and Luke Sims) are gearing up to bring their signature live performance to Boulder this weekend! The duo is set to perform a late night set at The Fox. These guys have made major noise in the Colorado music scene this past year with their superior sampling, hot beats, and unique interpretation of what a live EDM show looks like. Whatever your plans, this double-header is just the way to set your long weekend off right. This is definitely a show you don’t want to miss so make sure to grab your tickets and get in gear before this thing sells out!

Aug 8 2014

Preview/Interview – Kraak and Smaak @ 1UP (Denver)

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This Friday, the Dutch super-funk trio Kraak and Smaak are bringing their insane live show to one of Denver’s newest venues, 1UP Colfax. This promises to be a super energetic performance that will meld almost every genre and vibe known to mankind. The guys were kind enough to answer a few of our questions and get us even more stoked for this show! Below the interview we have some of their most recent work for you to check out!

We’re sitting down with Kraak and Smaak to talk about their upcoming show in Denver. Your guys’ sound is truly one of a kind. How would you describe your music style?

I guess it’s a mix of various styles of dance music, from downbeat to uptempo house, but with an eye out for poppy songs as well. Although we have our roots in underground an alternative music scenes, and it’s not something we strive for explicitly, but most of our music seems to be fairly accessable for a larger audience as well.

We just have a very broad taste in music and this seems to be reflected over and over again in the stuff we make. Above all however, we are just very happy with the fact that it seems to be an original sound, and that this has always been the case throughout our musical career.

“Kraak and Smaak” is a name that definitely rolls off of the tongue. How’d you guys settle on the name and what exactly is the story behind it?

I think I heard that question before! The name derives from the dj company one of us had before we started out together. It’s a positive twist on a Dutch proverb, literally meaning ‘crunchy and tasty’, in this case music. We used it as a letter header when we first sent around demos to European record labels, and the one that bit, Jalapeno from the UK, suggested it as our act name. Of course we didn’t have the faintest idea that, pronounced in English, it seemed to mean something completely different, haha.

There definitely seems to be a recent push in the electronic music genre to include a lot of live instrumentation into the production and performance side of the music. How do you guys incorporate live instrumentation into your production and live performances?

Well, we have never been plugin or sample-based producers only, but through time we do have managed to acquire more hardware, it just gives you more creative possibilities and the hands on feel of ‘real’ musical equipment can often be very important in that process.
Our current flagship if you like is our Roland Jupiter 8. Maybe not very practical – the thing weighs about a 30kg – we always take it along when we play. But its sound is currently very important to us.
Our live show is for a small part laptop-based (for sequencing and sounds we cannot reproduce very well live), plus live synths, a live drummer (using triggers), a bass player, a dj for sounds and samples and a male and a female vocalist. In this way we feel we have the best of both worlds, somewhere inbetween a live band and an studio-based electronic act.

For someone who has never seen your perform live, what sort of show are they in for? How does your live show differ from your DJ sets?

Our live show features a full band on stage, lots of energy, rock n roll, funk, house, but also musically interesting and very dynamic in terms of style. It’s also original K&S material only, while our dj set contains more music than only our own. With the latter, we are currently much into the more deep house / (nu-)disco kinds of sounds. It’s great and feels totally natural to be able to do both live and dj shows, as we produce so many different things.

Who are some of your biggest influences on your musical style?

Oh wee, that ranges from proper house music to funk to disco to soundtracks to good pop music. Artist we really liked recently are f.e. Metronomy, Detroit Swindle, SBTRKT, Chet Faker, Moodymann, Max Graef, etc etc. Too many too mention really!

It’s awesome to see you guys playing in the States. Any must-haves or survival tips for the tour life?

We notice that it helps to stop partying heavily after a couple of days haha. We’re also in love with this fruit / vegetable drink ‘Naked’, which you can buy at most truck stops across the country: a good way to balance your fast food diet while on the road. And of course have look around if you can, you’re sometimes in the strangest places.

Thanks guys! Can’t wait to see you rock the house at 1UP this Friday!

May 5 2014
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