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Review – The Floozies at the Fox Theater

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If you were at the Fox Theater in Boulder this past Saturday, I’m sure that you’ve already told everyone and your mother what they missed. For those of you who weren’t there, you botched your chance to catch one of the most epic live performances of the year by The Floozies.

Guitarist and producer Matt was phenomenal, demonstrating stunning guitar skills, live talk-box vocals, and on-stage antics to capture the Boulder audience while brother/drummer Mark kept the funky vibes going throughout the night. The Floozies are quickly becoming one of the most interesting and unique sounds in the game today and they seem to be right on the cusp of blowing up a’la GRiZ did this past year.

Hit the interwebs immediately to see when The Floozies will be playing near you. Trust me, this is a show that will have you talking until you can catch them again!

Dec 18 2013

Preview – The Floozies + Exclusive Interview

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This Saturday, electro-funk duo The Flooizes will be belting out their one-of-a-kind sound at the Fox Theater in Boulder for a can’t-miss show. The brotherly duo of Matt and Mark Hill are fresh off of their newest album, Tell Your Mother, and are gearing up to bring their insane live performance to Colorado. Supported by Manic Focus, this is the perfect show to see given the Fox’s intimate setting! Not in Boulder? Fear not! The Floozies will be playing in Denver at the Bluebird on Friday night! We were able to catch up the guys for an exclusive interview! Check it out!

Your guys’ sound is so unique and refreshing. For someone who hasn’t heard your music yet, how would you begin to describe it?
Funk. We use all these modern tools and technology to make music so sometimes it get’s labeled as electro funk or future funk, which i have no problem with, but I usually just say funk.

Who (or perhaps, what) are some of the biggest influences on your music?
Musically we like all the classic funk stuff – James Brown, Earth Wind and Fire, all the George Clinton stuff, Herbie Hancock, Rick James, Zapp and Roger. Also Chris Cornell, Lettuce, Amon Tobin, Pretty Lights, GRiZ, Gramatik. We even listen to country. There’s something to learn from everything. And outside of music we’re inspired by people that are great at what they do: Daniel Day Lewis, Peyton Manning, Christopher Nolan, Lebron. It’s really inspiring to see anyone work hard toward a goal and achieve it, regardless of what that goal is.

Your album features a ton of awesome samples (the “Burger King” reference is pure gold on “Love, Sex and Fancy Things”). What’s your secret recipe for nabbing these samples?
To be honest it’s kind of random. I’ll just fall into a youtube tunnel and if I hear something we can use I’ll grab it and drop it into a song, tweaking the bejeezus out of it if necessary. Most of the samples on “One Word” are from an old obscure Bo Jackson interview.

You guys incorporate a ton of live instrumentation into your music. How does that play out on the production side and the live performance side of your music?
For the live versions of songs I leave certain parts out of the production to allow us more room to improvise and change things. I take out a lot of the guitar and drum stuff as well as set up the songs so that we can jump to any part of a song at any time as well as live loop something entirely new if we feel like it.

You guys have made quite a few trips to Colorado. How would you describe the music scene out here?
Incredibly fun. There’s always a good show to catch in Colorado, sometimes there’ll be like eight good shows to catch on the same day. And it’s great that there are so many music fans out there that you can be playing the same night as someone you’ve toured with before and both shows will be a blast. Always fun to play in Colorado. Plus it’s so pretty.

What are your keys to success for surviving the tour life? Any weird “must haves” that you guys bring along?
Facewash, vitamix blender, extra space in the suitcase for new socks, ear plugs, benadryl, and vitamin c packets. We’re still figuring that out too. The band tour gear is an ever evolving bag of stuff.

Thanks for your time guys! The Boulder show is going to be nuts!
Can’t wait!

Dec 11 2013

Big Gigantic – Touch the Sky

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And the Big Gigantic boys are back with the first single off of their upcoming album “The Night is Young” dropping in February…

Big Gigantic – Touch the Sky

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Dec 11 2013

Grizzly Bear- Will Calls (Diplo Remix)

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Another legit melodic trap remix from Diplo. Enjoy!

Grizzly Bear- Will Calls (Diplo Remix)

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Dec 3 2013

Icona Pop- All Night (TheFatRat Remix)

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Check out TheFatRat’s most recent disco-steppy remix.

Icona Pop- All Night (TheFatRat Remix)

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Dec 3 2013

Alex Young- SWTRWTHR

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I really like the moodiness of The Neighborhood’s original and love the way Alex Young has infused house, trance and trap elements into his retitled version.

Alex Young- SWTRWTHR

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Dec 3 2013

Paul Basic – Transient Horizons LP (Full Album)

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The artists on Pretty Lights Music label have been churning out insane albums all year. Now, we are treated to the work of Paul Basic, who releases his sophomore album on PLM after seeing huge success with his debut album “The Mirror.” Paul Basic’s newest work showcases his dark, gritty bass-filled tunes and really shows his development as an artist. Check it out!

Dec 3 2013

Review – Rusko at The Fillmore

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The night before Thanksgiving always promises to push the limits of celebration and those at the Rusko show this past Wednesday were in for something special. The Fillmore was packed with crowds feeling the “holiday spirit” and Rusko did his best to make the night extra special. And boy oh boy, he did not disappoint!

Rusko had two hype men and two dancers as part of his set and they were all on point. The hype men spit fire all night and worked seamlessly with Rusko, who dropped heavy reggae dubbers and wompiness that left everyone’s neck blissfully sore on Thanksgiving day. The show never missed a beat (pun intended) and it was popping off until The Fillmore shut it down. He played all the songs you expected and more that you didn’t.

Once again, Rusko reminded everyone why he has been and will continue to be one of the hottest producers in EDM. Although his tour is winding down, be sure to check Rusko out when he is in a city near you!

Dec 3 2013

Perseus – Shadow of the Beast

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I had been patiently waiting the release of this massive new Perseus track since first hearing it in the French Express LA Boiler Room mix. I have been waiting forever for this particular vocal sample and Perseus took from it perfectly. This song is the meat between a sandwich made of Moonboots’ huge CHVRCHES remix and Waze and Odyssey’s insane R. Kelly track, both of which are also included for download below since I’ve been so absent recently.

Perseus – Shadow of the Beast

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Chvrches – The Mother We Share (Moonboots Remix)

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R. Kelly – Bump n Grind (Waze & Odyssey Remix)

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Nov 27 2013

Hippie Sabotage – Stay High (Tove Lo Flip)

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Stop whatever you are doing and download this melodic, downtempo vibe with some AWESOME vocals…

Hippie Sabotage – Stay High (Tove Lo Flip)

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Nov 26 2013
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