Friday, March 28, 2014

Snowball Afterparty MADNESS

Just when we thought it couldn't get any better, Snowball has done it again! The OFFICIAL Snowball after-parties were just released today, and let me say, DAYUUM! Four of the most amazing venues for electronic music that the great city of Denver, CO has to offer are participating in the shenanigans, and all have STACKED lineups! Casselman's, Norad Dance Bar, Cervantes Masterpiece, and the brand new venue, The 1UP Colfax are doing genre specific parties all weekend long! I already had my Friday/Saturday plans on lock with Adults Only Afterhours and Sub.Mission's 7 Year Anniversary Party, but these announcements are making me giddy! For any of you not in the know, I've put together little featured artist mixes for each night at each venue. Study carefully, and choose wisely! Tickets for ALL Late Night Events available HERE

FRIDAY NIGHT


Casselman's - FLOOZIES | heRobust | Nick Perfido

 

Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom - MiMOSA | Vinnie Maniscalco | Sunsquabi




The 1UP Colfax - Thomas Jack | Bagheera | Inner Oceans 



SATURDAY NIGHT


Casselman's - Kill the Noise | Caked Up | BONES




NORAD Dance Bar - J.Phlip | Option4 | Graff




Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom - Brother Ali | Bixel Boys | Turner Jackson




The 1UP Colfax - Wave Racer | Trippy Turtle | Chrome Sparks





SUNDAY NIGHT


Casselman's - KAPslap | What So Not




NORAD Dance Bar - Juan Maclean | Andhim | Graff  


Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom - GRiZ with Special Guests



The 1UP Colfax - Chali2na(Jurassic5)&House of Vibe | Afroman | Sunsquabi

Monday, March 24, 2014

The Real Countdown Begins: Snowball 2014

Getting SUPER PUMPED for Snowball in 10 DAYS!!!

I'm here droppin another Snowball Mixtape for your ears, this one focusing on the BIG Artists. GRIZ, Pretty Lights and the rest of the PLM Record Label, Knife Party, Brother Ali, STRFKR, Earl Sweatshirt, MiMOSA, Busta Rhymes, and more!  In case you missed em, you can also peep the Snowball HOUSE Artists Mixtape, along with tons of other super dope playlists HERE :)

The Snowball Team just keeps sweetening the pot too! Seems like everyday on their FB Page, there's some new feature of the festival shaping it up to be one of my favorites of the year already! They've kept their sponsorship with Sierra Nevada Brewing company, AND implemented an ALL DAY HAPPY HOUR! $1 Beers for the first hour, $2 beers the second hour, $3 beers in the third hour, followed by $4 beers for the rest of the day! Those of us who aren't down with that big hoppy flavor can still get Coors Light and lots of whiskey, but it definitely helps those of you drinkin on the cheap! 3 Day Passes and Single Day tickets are still available HERE.

Still waiting to hear from Snowball on the Official AfterParty Scene, but as of right now, Fix Your Face Radio's Saturday night is complete. After the PLM Artists Dance Party followed by Pretty Lights' Headlining set, we're off to the Darkstar Lounge in Denver, Colorado to celebrate Sub.Mission's 7 Year Anniversary with Mala, Goth Trad, Commodo, Kahn, and Gantz. It starts at 10pm but goes until 5am! Sunday will be a little rough, but well worth it! Those tickets are 40 bones and selling out quick, get yours soon if you wanna party deep, dark, and dangerous with us :) OH, PS. They are NOT selling tix at the door, so get em online SOON!




**UPDATE** Looks like Friday Night is locked in too! I'm a HUGE fan of Deep/Tech House and I just found a most excellent party to attend! 21+ , $20 Cover, OPEN BAR. It's at the Lumonics Light & Sound Gallery, Josh Romano VS Jon Shiberry headlining with support from Buddah Biggsbee, Illen, and Nate Ramirez. Should be EPIC!

 I've got a few featured artist interviews coming out in the VERY near future, so stay tuned! For now, peep the Headliners Hotmix put together by yours truly :)

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Snowball 2014 : Worth the Wait

After what seemed like the longest wait EVER, the Snowball Team has finally released the line-up and location of this year's festivities. April 4-6th in Denver, CO at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Snowball 2014 has got one hell of a lineup!  I was super worried that the 4th year festy would not be able to happen this year, after the operation moved once already from their original location in Avon, CO. Last year, the festival took place in Winter Park, CO, and seemed to do well. Many out of towners are complaining that moving the party from a ski resort to the city is taking away from the original idea and the main reason people went to the party was the added bonus of being able to get some runs in on the hill before the BIG RAGER. I admit, the mix of snowboarding and music is fucking awesome; but as a Colorado kid, I feel like the lineup is dope enough to give it a chance. I can go ride some other time :) Early Bird Tickets are still available @ www.snowballmusicfestival.com/tickets



Also, in case you didn't hear: Snowball is doing a contest to play the festival this year. Our VERY good friends Pretty Ugly are currently in 3rd place with this ALL ORIGINAL MIX of ALL ORIGINAL MUSIC. Peep Game. to VOTE CLICK HERE!!! 

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Decadence NYE: Denver, CO Does it AGAIN!


The homies at Global Dance Music DEFY knows how to throw a party. This is year three of the epic NYE celebration Decadence held in downtown Denver at the Colorado Convention Center. This year the party has been extended to a 2 day MASSIVE, and they are not fucking around on the lineup. BASSNECTAR and PRETTY LIGHTS?!?! PLUS DAMN NEAR THE WHOLE PLM CREW?? PLUS BEATS ANTIQUE, LATE NIGHT RADIO, DATSIK, KEYS N KRATES, AND 12TH PLANET??? HELL YES, I bought my tickets two months ago as soon as I heard! I'm a dirty bass head, but my roots are defy in trance and house music; and with Tiesto, Dada Life, Above and Beyond, and BT in the Global Dance Arena, both nights will be tough picks on which arena to stay in. I do have to say, I was a little apprehensive about going back to Decadence after I went the first year only to stand in line for nearly two hours to get in. I missed Feed Me and was SUPER sour about it, but I'm hoping to chalk that experience up to first time in a new venue with 10,000 rave rats running around. I'm sure by now, they've got it together :) Here's a playlist I've put together featuring all artists from the BASS ARENA -

Show Reviews: Nightmares on Wax | Marvel Years w/ Jk Soul, Krooked Drivers and More

How was my week long Denver trip over Thanksgiving break, you ask? So fucking awesome, I decided to move there :) I can't lie, its been a long time coming. I always have such a great time and coming back to Junction is always so hard. Most everything has fallen into place at once, so I have finally decided jump in with both feet and head out there to chase the future.


Nightmares on Wax

The awesomeness started at the VERY special E-Tuesday at Cervantes presented by Sub.Mission. It was a dual venue show between the Masterpiece and The Otherside. It was the Nightmares on Wax debut in Colorado, and the vibes were flowing in the Ballroom for sure. He jumped around his whole catalog and touched on some of the finest tracks in his arsenal, and even played a couple of my favorite jams :) If you still haven't heard of this cat, educate yourself right meow!!






kLL sMTH

I caught up with another favorite artist, kLL sMTH, in The Otherside for the E-Tuesday weekly show. Something about his brand of gooey glitchy goodness that gives me the jitters!! I've been following him for a minute too. Here's an interview I did with him a few months back before the 710 Cup in Denver this summer.



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Cory Wythe aka
Marvel Years
Mikey Thunder
The next night back at Cervantes Otherside was by far, the most fun I had all week!! Another solid event hosted by Mikey Thunder, the lineup was unreal. Marvel Years has been on my watchlist for a hot minute: he's young, but talented as fuck! You guys know I'm kinda obsessed with Krooked Drivers, so let me remind you: I found out about KD at Sonic Bloom Festival earlier this year after they were introduced during Mikey Thunder's set in his infamous "15 Minutes of Fame" spot where he showcases his new favorite up-n-comers. This night was no different. This time around, the artist DELUXE played the 15 minute spot, and KILLED it, so keep an eye on this cat :) I also did a pre-show artist interview with Mr. Bugatti who opened the night, and coincidentally, used to go to school in Grand Junction! He knew a slew of the same peeps as I do! Small Fucking World we live in :) And I gotta give Mad Props to Mikey Thunder, he brought over JK Soul all the way from Slovenia, and dude was a beast!! His set reminded me of the first time I saw Gramatik play: soulful, soothing, sexy smoothness.










Tuesday, November 19, 2013

I am thankful for DENVER: THE MECCA


It's no secret; Denver, CO straight up murks the bass music game. I live in Grand Junction, CO and am doing everything in my power to bring the fun to the valley, but it's hard work and fuckin A expensive. Sooo, five or six times a year, I treat myself to a week long Denver trip, laden with more shows than I can handle. Thanksgiving week will be no different. Time to spend some quality time with my friends and family, hitting bass shows and at many different venues as I can. SUPER STOKED that this year has a STACKED lineup for me. The festivities start on Tuesday night 11/26/13 at Cervantes Masterpiece for Nightmares on Wax featuring JK Soul, Mikey Thunder, and CurlyOnE thanks to the Sub.Mission crew for another solid E-Tuesday. I'm covering the event so you KNOW I'll be getting some dope video for you all to vibe on. Oh say what? You never heard of these cats? Well that just won't do, familiarize yoself :)




Wednesday (11/27/13) its back to Cervantes, this time on The Other Side for Marvel Years with Krooked Drivers, JK Soul, Lidsky, and Mr. Bugatti hosted by Mikey Thunder. Marvel Years aka Cory Wythe is an east coast producer from Vermont that has been crushing the game with his soulful glitchy sample based tunes and getting LOTS of love from the Colorado scene, thanks in a big way to miss Bronzy Wizzle, the owner of The Daily Steeze, another prominent Denver music blog. Ya'll know I've been on the Krooked tip for a minute, and it's no secret that having the PLM family man Mikey Thunder in their corner has done nothing but great things for them. SOOO JAZZED on their new EP dropping today on Gravitas Recordings, shit is FIRE!! I saw them open for Artifakts, Late Night Radio, as well as Marvel Years earlier this year at Cervantes before the two day Pretty Lights run @ Red Rocks. Never seen Lidsky or Mr. Bugatti live, but their tunes or dope and if they are sick enough to share a bill put together by Mikey Thunder, I'm sure it's gonna be epic. Check out their music!!






And Thanksgiving Night: Porter Robinson @ Beta for NRG Thursdays. This is going to be a very special show for me, as I have NEVER been to the world renowned nightclub Beta Denver. Mostly because I'm nearly 30 years old and going to clubs chalk full of 18 year olds hasn't been my thing for a grip, but for Porter, I think I can make an exception :) He's been one of my favorite mainstream electro house producers for a while now, and to hear him play "Say My Name" on a primed Funktion 1 sound system should be a real treat!


Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Pretty Lights: I would tattoo that shit on my face!

Its true. I love Pretty Lights. He's my favorite producer of all time. I love his music, his light shows, his record label, his business model, process, you name it, I love it. His brand new album, A Color Map of the Sun, dropped today. And its fucking awesome. He's had the preview of the album up on his soundcloud account for a while and I tried my best not to listen to it and wait until I could hear it on vinyl first, but today I broke down. I'm not sorry, only to myself for not breaking down earlier! I won't paraphrase the AMAZING documentary I watched made by Derek and his creative director/girlfriend Krystle Blackburn, but when you get some spare time, WATCH IT. It's truly amazing what he has put together. He worked with hundreds of different instruments and  musicians to create his very own samples pack pressed to vinyl. Genius.Did I mention that it's all recorded in ANALOG? Derek is a BEAST!!!

Being the obsessive nut that I am about Pretty Lights, I've seen most of the interviews he's done, this one here from the Steve Renman Show is one of the classiest, most informative interviews I've seen, def worth a watch if you love PL like I do. The new album is available for Pay-What-U-Can @ prettylightsmusic.com