Eazybaked & DMVU Co-Headline Cervantes

Eazybaked and DMVU co-headlined this week’s shift Thursday, at Cervantes’ masterpiece ballroom. The lineup for this special night was impeccable. Starting the night is Ceiva, followed up by Gangus. Then DMVU Takes the stage then Eazybaked to end the night.

Matthew Jones, aka DMVU is a Denver local and has been blowing up in the bass music scene. His career got some recognition when He dropped the song “Bloccd” with Deep Dark and Dangerous in 2016, which has over a million plays on Spotify.

Co-headlining along with DMVU is the rising duo known as Eazybaked. Eric Ray and Andrew Principe also known as “Eazybaked” have been friends for over 15 years and they have been making their mark on the bass music scene. The duo has already played the legendary Red rocks and festivals such as EDC Orlando, Okeechobee, and more.

The Openers

As doors open and people begin to fill the dance floor, the up-and-coming Ceiva takes the stage. Ceiva plays his deep experimental bass tunes with Patrick Boyle on the visuals, setting the mood for the night. Following up was The Denver local “Gangus”. The Denver local just dropped a 2 song ep with “Onhell” and has dropped a couple of tracks with the infamous “Tsurda“. Gangus came out playing his heavy deep bass hitting tunes, which was getting the crowd moving and grooving.

As you made your way around the venue, there were vendors selling merchandise, glasses, pins, and other small fun things. Alongside the vendors were live painters adding to the experience of the night. Some of the live painters were @itsmarisalove, @365dazeofgab, and @mommadose.

Headliner

The first headliner in the co headlong show didn’t need to travel far being a Denver-based artist known as DMVU. As he takes the stage, the venue is packed and filled with anticipation for the following acts. Dmvu came out playing his unique style of deep bass music. With some notable remixes of classic songs like the “Banana Boat” song by Harry Belafonte, “Bullet Proof” by La Roux, and “X” by 21 Savage, he also dropped a crowd favorite “Let em Drip” by Hydraulix and Dj Afterthought featuring Wi-Fi’s funeral.

Now closing out the night is the rising duo known as “Eazybaked“.  The duo did not disappoint one bit, they came out and blessed the people of Denver with their deep and charismatic bass tunes. They played out some new collabos one being with “Milano” and another with “Fly”.  Near the end of their set, they played the timeless song known as “Old Ways” by Lab Group.

Conclusion

Altogether, it was another incredible night in the beautiful city of Denver. All of the musical and visual artists and vendors came together to make an unforgettable experience for everyone involved. We can’t wait to see what the future holds for all of these young bright artists.

 

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Tripp St Takes Over the Ogden

Seeming to come out of nowhere, the enigma known as Tripp st. took over the Ogden, in which he showcased his music. Adding to the night was an extraordinary visual experience from the Denver local “Nox Lumina“. The lineup included Maxfield, followed up by Templo. Then the one and only Kill Smth play as direct support for Tripp St. 

All night, I kept hearing the same question being asked by curious fans, “who is Tripp St.?” He made his debut in just 2021 with an all-original 47-minute mix known as “Welcome to Tripp St.” Following up was his debut album “Welcome to Tripp St ” released on Clozees record label Odyzey. Not much is known about Tripp St. With speculations floating around that it’s a side project of a much larger artist such as Pretty Lights, Tipper, or GvO. Although many are skeptical of these rumors, one thing we are sure of is that he’s not new to producing. So the question remains who is Tripp St

The Openers

He got the night started in one of Denver’s most beloved venues, the Ogden with a capacity of about 1,600 people. The building is filled with history, closing its doors in 1917 as a theater and re-opening in 1993. Tonight, it will host Tripp St. as he takes over the Ogden.

Starting the night off as people fill in the dance-floor was Maxfield. With a slow-building eerie intro that drops into his unique style of production in which he seemed to blend ambient sounds with some trip-hop-inspired drums, layered with some deep bass . Contributing to the Maxfield experience was Alyssa Rose on visuals giving fans a visual experience of the music. Following up was Templo coming out the gate strong with his glitchy hip-hop-inspired tunes that had the people moving. At this point in the night, the Ogden is starting to feel like a sold-out event. The energy in the room was high and filled with excitement for the night ahead.

A wave of silence hits the crowd as everyone prepares themselves for the underground legend Kill Smth. The Denver local put on a jaw-dropping performance living up to the hype that surrounds his name. He played his deep experimental bass tunes with a touch of some drum and bass that had the crowd going nuts. In addition, Glass Crane and Actulize were on visuals taking fans on an all original pilgrimage through bass and time.

Headliner

At this point in the night, the venue is filled with people shoulder to shoulder. Tripp St. takes over the Ogden with a slow-burning intro with cinematic properties, which leaves the audience in an almost meditative state, preparing themselves for what is to come. For the next hour, Tripp St. took the people on a journey through sound mending genres together. This was carried by the steady flow of euphoric free form bass and a combination of classical instruments with a touch of hip hop and funk to tie the whole thing together.

Conclusion

Overall, It was another incredibly unforgettable night at the beloved Ogden. Tripp st. along with his stunning lineup of support, gave his fans an experience they will never forget. Although we did not find out who the man behind Tripp st. is, he did speak on the mic for the first time leaving us more curious about who this man is. We are excited to see what all these amazing artists have in store for the years to come. You can catch Tripp St. again traveling to Iowa for Kosmic Kingdom in June.

 

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Road To Global Dub With Esseks

Road To Global Dub With Esseks

Esseks paved the road to Global Dub for this week’s Shift Thursday! At the one and only Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, for an evening full of dancing and exquisite bass tunes. The lineup for this special night was immaculate with an array of young artists blowing up in the bass music scene. First up, we had Colorado local Knetica, followed by Jon Casey, A Hundred Drums, and the man of the evening Esseks.

Sam Eckstein also known as “Esseks” is a Brooklyn-based producer. He carved his path into the electronic music scene in 2015 with his debut albumBad Cartoonson Gravitas Records. Esseks has worked with a plethora of artists in his career such as, Yheti, Tsurda, Shanghai Doom, KLL SMTH, and FRQ NCY. Esseks is also a visual artist, which he showcases in his cover art and visuals during performances. His latest album is entitled Villain’s Journeywhich was released on September 2nd, 2021. The album is about a sword-wielding protagonist who navigates a flooded post-apocalyptic New York City.

The Openers

As doors opened and the people of Denver escaped the frigid cold night and onto the dance floor. The Colorado local known as Knetica warmed the people up with some deep low-end bass eccentric tunes. He ended his set with a collaboration between him and the Atlanta bass artist Kick called “Waves. Next up, on the stellar lineup was Jon Casey traveling from Pretoria, South Africa. Jon put on an absolute show for the people with an incredible stage presence that kept the crowd moving to his melodic and heavy bass-hitting tunes.

Having a break from the Spiral Tour as support for Rezz is A Hundred Drums. Coming to bless the people of Denver with some of her hip-hop, psychedelic bass tunes. A Hundred Drums took the crowd on a journey with her very low-end pulsating rhythm and indigenous hand drums.

Esseks Takes The Stage

 As A Hundred Drums set came to an end, the extraordinary Esseks was prepared to take the stage. The man wasted no time opening his set with deep and eerie tunes. In which, he had the crowd hollering in excitement for the set they had all been waiting for. Esseks put on a magnificent show displaying his cutting edge production styles that left the bass heads of Denver in awe. In addition to the performance was Actualize Visuals, who brought Esseks artwork to life for an incredible visual experience.

Conclusion

Overall, it was another incredible night here in the bass capitol. Paving the road to Global Dub, Esseks gave the fans a delightful taste of what is to come for the highly anticipated festival. Which will take place at the legendary venue Red Rocks! Esseks will get the festival started with a back-to-back with Buku. Followed up by ATliens, Flux Pavillion, Dirt Monkey, and Peekaboo.

Luzcid Takes Over Shift Thursday At Cervantes

Luzcid Takes Over Shift Thursday At Cervantes

 Luzcid brought his unique team out to Denver for this past week’s Shift Thursday at the beloved Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom. In which, he showcased new tunes and visuals bringing the Luzcid project to another level. The highly anticipated lineup from top to bottom was top tier. With some heavy bass hitters including the Denver local As Above // So Below, Shanghai Doom, and Smith.

Neil Berry also known as ‘Luzcid‘ has been steadily putting out music since 2014. He has worked with many of the greats in the bass music scene. For example, the legendary Liquid Stranger, Jantsen, Peekaboo, and many more. Luzcid hopes his music can be a platform in which the people of the world can reconnect, and begin to restore our home into a place that we all enjoy being a part of. 

The Openers

As doors opened and the beautiful people start to fill the dancefloor. The Denver local As Above // So Below kicked off the night with some thick and deep experimental bass tunes. Next up, was the experimental bass duo known as Shanghai Doom, traveling from Central Jersey. The duo brought out the real spicy, deep bass that this city loves so much. As the venue continued to fill up, Shanghai Doom put on a jaw dropping performance leaving the audience in a blunder of amazement. The duo played unreleased tracks with some notable names like Trip Drop and Tronex.

Once the duo’s set came to an end, the unforgettable Smith. took the stage. Smith. spared no time getting straight to business dropping his new remix of “Humble” by Kendrick Lamar. Smith. played his hip-hop-inspired bass tunes that include remixes of timeless classics like “Stay Fly” by Three Six Mafia, “Muthaphukkin Real” by Eazy E, and many more.

Live Painting And Vendors

Adding to the evening were some extremely talented painters. In addition, there was local vendors who came through to add to the wonderful experience. One of the vendors was Gonesville Goods who were selling thrifted clothing. Also, there was Colorimetry Lights who sells the colorizer, which is a handheld light that brings different mediums of art to life. The live painters all consisted of very different and unique pieces. However, all involved immensely psychedelic properties. The artists included Jim Murphy, Nicholas Scotella, Kelsey Huckaby, and Marisa Rose.

Time For Luzcid

Then as Smith.’s immaculate set came to an end, the man of the night graced the stage. As the room was filled with anticipation, Luzcid blew the crowd away with a performance no one will ever forget. Tying it all together was an incredible visual experience, with some anime inspiration and computer graphic art that was put together by the almighty Data Byte.  

Conclusion

 Luzcid ended the evening with a perfect combination of psychedelic bass and hip-hop esque. In which he played everything from orginals from himself to some Zeds Dead and Tipper. As 2022 continues to unfold into the festival season you can catch Luzcid at North Coast and hopefully the highly anticipated Wakaan Fest. Overall this Shift Thursday was one for the books, and we can’t wait to see what else is in store for the rest of 2022!

Photos by Kyle Brim

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