Late Night Radio: The Exclusive Interview

Late Night Radio comes to The Ogden for his long-awaited return on November 20th. Joined by the infamous Michael Menert, Bad Snacks, Def3, and Kaptain, the electro-funk DJ is a local favorite and never fails to put on a blast of a show every time. The budding producer and DJ, who’s real name is Alex Medellin, grew up around music, attending church and experiencing live music from a very young age. Gospel progressions, hip-hop, and funk sounds have played a huge role in influencing Medellin’s sound.

The multi-faceted and genre-bending DJ brings a fusion of live instrumentation plus the more electronic elements which combine to create sets of pure magic. We sat down with the artist to chat about his upcoming Ogden show in Denver! Check it out below.

The Man Behind The Beats

Getting Into the Interview

Late Night Radio: The Official Interview

Party Guru Press: Hey there! We’re stoked you’re coming to The Ogden. What do you remember about your Denver fans that you’re ready to experience again on November 20?

LNR: The feeling of community and family.

Party Guru Press: What is one memory you have from Denver that you’ll always remember?

LNR: The Sunday release party will always have a special place in my heart.

Party Guru Press: How would you say your style has evolved since you first became an artist?

LNR: Really I’m just more comfortable in doing whatever I feel at the moment.

Party Guru Press: How will this set differ from your last?
LNR: New music….

Party Guru Press: Do you have any upcoming releases or projects we should know about? What about merchandise?
LNR: Ya, I’m in the process of wrapping up my new bass heavy Ep Back Around 

Party Guru Press: What does a typical day in your life look like?
LNR: I’m pretty much either holed up in the studio or romping around a river somewhere in the mountains fly fishing. 

Party Guru Press: If you could describe your sound in 3 words, what would they be?
LNR: Keep Soul Alive

Party Guru Press: Where do you see yourself as an artist in the next 5 years? 10?
LNR: 10 years ago I could have never imagined being able to have the life I have now so I have no idea. 

Party Guru Press: Any upcoming festivals or events you’re playing?
LNR: NYE Philos Takeover in Detroit is going to be one for the books. 

Party Guru Press: Last question…do you consider yourself a Party Guru?
LNR: Well since I can count the amount of afterparties I’ve been to my entire career on two hands I’d say no. 

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We’d like to say thank you to Alex for taking the time to chat with us before his headlining show. We’re stoked to check out the infamous Late Night Radio at one of Denver’s best venues, The Ogden Theater. If you enjoy funky beats and DJ’s that bring a level of talent unlike any other, this show is for you. Grab your tickets below before they sell out!

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Playboi Carti Heats Up Red Rocks Amphitheatre This Weekend

Playboi Carti describes himself as a “modern-day rock star.” This Friday, November 19th, Red Rocks Amphitheater is going to see exactly that at the “PLAYBOI CARTI: KING VAMP” tour.

The twenty-five-year-old American rapper, whose real name is Jordan Terrell Carter, hails from Atlanta, Georgia. He exploded into the rap and hip-hop scene in recent years. The self-proclaimed “punk anarchist” brings a unique and modern-day twist on what typically is considered hip-hop in the industry. Playboi Carti is largely recognized for his gothic looks and contradictory personality. Certainly, his music remains, unlike anything you’ve ever heard. He is constantly pushing the limits and breaking the boundaries of genre. The young rapper dabbles in hip-hop, rap, punk, and rock genres, with his recent chart-topping hit this year “Miss The Rage” (featuring Trippie Redd) boasting over 16 million views on YouTube. The track is sure to light up Red Rocks Amphitheater this weekend.

True Playboi Carti knows his original mixtape from 2017, which catapulted the young rapper into fame. The debut mixtape premiered early in the year 2017 and featured the Billboard charting single “Magnolia” and “Woke Up Like This” (featuring Lil Uzi Vert). His debut studio album “Die Lit” was released in 2018. It was ranked high on the Billboard Charts as well, coming in at Number 3. 

The city of Morrison is in for a treat this weekend, as rap and hip-hop shows at Red Rocks are incomparable to any other venue. Playboi Carti will be joined by twenty-five-year-old fireball Rico Nasty and another Atlanta budding rap star Ken Car$on. Despite the cold temperatures, we’re definitely looking forward to getting LIT this Friday. Click here to buy tickets if you haven’t already.

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The Perfect Halloween Eve Party: Supernatural Fest

Denver’s biggest Halloween Dance Festival returned on October 30th. Global Dance brought Supernatural Festival to the National Western Complex in Denver, Colorado. It was sure to be a wicked good time, with six stages and a stunning lineup featuring top artists Galantis, Snails, Flux Pavillion, Monxx, and Spag Heddy.  Also, Denver local favorites Mport and Decadon graced the stage. Other Denver locals DJ’s also made an appearance. 

The night kicked off at 7 pm and attendees filled up the National Western Complex quickly with hundreds of unique and fun costumes. The venue was filled with the Halloween theme and vibe all throughout. It consisted of six different stages: Supernatural Arena, Afterlife Hall, Dungeon, Badlands Bass Hall, Haunted Academy, and Purgatory. Each stage had a different vibe of music suitable for every single type of electronic dance music lover. From drum and bass, house, and dubstep, attendees were sure to have a great time. Supernatural Arena also had various vendors, so attendees were able to pick up a new Grassroots hat or even merchandise to support their favorite artists. 

Starting The Night Off

Kicking the night off at the Supernatural Arena was Faybl and Ecotek right after. Following them were Wuki and Gammer.

Denver locals took over the Afterlife Hall and Dungeon with B2B’s. Afterlife Hall featured Skittez B2B Scvllywvg. Saltee B2B They Invade slayed the Dungeon stage. B2B’s at both stages continued almost all night long. 

Over at the Badlands Bass Hall, Rettchit kicked off the night with Mport, and T-Mass following. At the Haunted Academy, DJ E b2B Breaking Bad Started the night off. The Purgatory featured DJYEAHYEAH opening with a two-hour set! 

Dubstep fans were in for a treat with Decadon, Monxx, and Spag Heddy taking the stage. The crowd was definitely packed with happy attendees head-banging. Over at the Supernatural Arena, Flux Pavillion took the stage. Following right after was Knife Party, who both blew the crowd away. 

Ending the night off was Galantis at the Supernatural Arena and Snails at Badlands Bass Hall. Galantis played a variety of house and dubstep, including one of their popular song “Love On Me” with smoke and sparks shooting off. 

Conclusion

Global Dance certainly gave attendees an unforgettable Halloween eve night, with diverse artists and amazing production. We can’t wait to see what Global Dance has planned for Denver forthcoming!

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Big Night Rockies New Year’s Eve Party Coming to Gaylord Rockies Hotel & Resort

As 2021 is coming to an end in just two short months, be sure to start preparing what New Years’ event(s) you are attending! This upcoming News Years Eve, HiBall Events is hosting their debut Denver event: Big Night Rockies, a high-energy Gala at the Gaylord Rockies Hotel & Resort. 

HiBall Events has over 20 years of experience producing thousands of events like Big Night New Year’s Eve in DC, Chicago, New Orleans, San Diego, and Baltimore. In addition, HiBall throws on music festivals and theme parties like St. Patrick’s day and Halloween events all over the United States. 

This high-energy 21+ Gala will be a very unique pay-one-price-all-inclusive experience. It truly gives you the chance to focus on the great music and make memories without having to worry! The inclusive experience will include a great deal: all you can eat and all you can drink. This includes some of Denver’s top food vendors, and a wide range of beer, wine, signature cocktails, and liquors.

It will consist of five different stages giving you a variety of entertainment to choose from in multiple ballrooms.  In addition, there are 8 club zones and 10+ party bands and DJs. Artists like J|Adore, Bella Scratch, Pat Premier and Brandi Cyrus will be gracing the stages keeping you moving and dancing all night long. Also, guitar-based sound blending upbeat pop, folk, country, blues, and rock will be played by Marty Nightengale. Plus, Denver local 80s tribute band, That Eighties Band will also be taking the stage. 

This special high-energy event is sure to sell out, so be sure to buy your tickets here. We can’t wait to see what else HiBall Events has in store for Denver in the future!

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HEYZ – The Man, The Laughs, The Legend

Mike Hayes, a.k.a HEYZ, has been seen gracing the recognition and labels of MAU5Trap, Circus Records, and Deadbeats, just to name a few. The energetic (and particularly hilarious) social media star brings an energy to his performances and a sound design that is highly underrated, and hard to come by. The multi-faceted creative and bass music producer hails from Greensboro, North Carolina, and is rising to the very top of the electronic music scene with no plans of slowing down. We had the opportunity at Party Guru to chat with the viral legend as he prepares for his Temple Nightclub debut this Thursday. Check it out below!

The Official Interview

Party Guru Press: Maddi

Artist name: HEYZ

Temple, Denver

October 21, 2021

1. Hey Mike! It’s great to finally meet you and watch your come up as an artist. From MAU5Trap, Circus Records to DeadBeats…how would you say your journey as an artist has evolved since you began? You were recently here this summer opening up at the DeadBeats BBQ… how have you applied your knowledge/experience towards your sets here?

Nice to meet you too! Oh man, from mau5trap to now Deadbeats, my journey has changed a lot. I got signed to mau5trap so quickly after I started making music I was thrown into figuring out what kind of artist I wanted to be and what music I wanted to make WHILE just starting my journey. So I’ve pretty much changed in every way possible from when I started to where I am now, just growing and getting better and figuring out who I am! The DB BBQ was sweet! I just know Denver is spoiled with good bass music so every time I play here I know I need to and WANT to bring my absolute A-game. Temple is about to get it 😉

2. We’ve got some questions for you about Denver here. How do you feel about playing Temple Nightclub tonight? [It is your Temple debut…?]

It is indeed my Temple debut and I couldn’t be more excited. It’s my first Denver headline show so that makes it extra special. I see a lot of amazing artists playing Temple so I definitely want to come in and throw down and that’s exactly what I plan on doing. I’ll be playing a ton of cool edits and a bunch of unreleased music!

3. What makes Denver, Colorado stand out in your eyes?

The amount of amazing music that comes through Denver is incredible. I landed the other day and checked my BandsInTown and there are like 10 shows a night with quality stuff, it’s almost overwhelming lol. The FOMO must be strong here! Beyond that, I just really like the city and the people. Great vibes all around and there is a ton of fun stuff to do on a daily basis.

4. Denver is nationally recognized as being the Bass Capital of the U.S. Got anything planned in your set tonight for us? We hear your style has evolved into a very bass-forward sound, which has been awesome to watch over the years. Tell us a little about this.

I’m pretty much playing all my favorite bass records with a number of edits I’ve made to spice it up. I just try and pack my set full of energy and always leave covered in sweat and very happy and hope that goes for the crowd as well! My sound evolved from a Techno to a Bass-forward sound because it just felt more “me”. I love the energy and genuinely geek out over bass music records, and it’s super fun to make. It’s definitely more my world.

5. Can the Mile High City expect to see you here in Denver before the year ends? Or should we be on the lookout for next year?

I doubt by the end of this year BUT, I’m probably going to move here next year so expect to see me A LOT haha!

6. So, the funny thing is — I know I myself and others actually have found you on TikTok first. Explain a little bit about your journey on social media. Your TikTok has earned you over 361,000 followers, and 6 million-plus liked videos.

Yeah…it was insane. It was a result of boredom during quarantine and my strange personality, which apparently resonated with Tiktok. I started blowing up and yeah, now it’s just part of who I am I guess. I definitely want to branch out in the type of content I make but Tiktok makes it hard. They pretty much reward you for repetition and making more of the content you originally got virality from. I do really love Tiktok though, once you tailor your feed enough there is some absolutely hilarious stuff on there.

7. What is a dream collaboration you’d like to see happen? At a show going b2b, or on a project/song?

A dream collab for me would absolutely be Zeds Dead, hopefully, one day I can make that happen! I also love GRiZ and LSDream and think they bring a unique style to bass music which is really refreshing. I would love to do a b2b with one of my best friends Sippy just because I know we would absolutely go wild on stage together haha.

8. Tell us a bit about the musical plans you have planned for the rest of this year, and possibly into next year? Can we be looking out for any new music on the way?

I have a very sick Halloween mix coming out with Deadbeats next week that I’m stoked for. Beyond that, I have a lot of music lined up for next year with the first release coming very early 2022. I think next year is going to be big for me, the music I have planned and finished is definitely the best I’ve ever made.

9. Have any merch or special drops (any NFT’s?) this year?

Merch next year for sure! Haven’t explored the NFT space yet but feel like I’m missing out haha.

10.  Be honest – do you think you’re the ultimate Party Guru?

DUH, JUST WAIT AND SEE THURSDAY AT LVL TEMPLE!

We can’t wait to see HEYZ perform at Temple Nightclub this Thursday. Make sure to check out his socials below to keep up to date with HEYZ!

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BIJOU’s Fire New 6-Track Release: Street Knowledge EP

House heavy-hitter BIJOU (Benjamin Dorman) continues to dominate the electronic music scene with his hip-hop and bass house-infused style, releasing countless bangers off of his very own label Do Not Duplicate Records, and strengthening the G-house genre with his constant production talents. This year is no different, with his new EP, Street Knowledge which was released on September 17th this month. The 6-track masterpiece features rhythmic bass paired with notes of hip-hop and rap, each song better than the last. Street Knowledge features a refreshing twist to the oversaturated bass music scene by adding rappers into the mix, including Rick Hyde, Tony Watts, Youngworld, ElCamino, and more.

House Heavyweight Brings the Heat

The Phoenix, Arizona-born house DJ has risen to fame in recent years and continues to push the boundaries of what defines house music in today’s growing electronic scene. “Roots are a nod to where it all started, and that’s what this project is all about. I took it to my roots in Phoenix and Buffalo. Two cities that are often overlooked and slept on,” says BIJOU.

“I had the opportunity to work with some of my favorite rappers each one having their style while keeping things raw, street, and no BS. “Street Knowledge” is unequivocally every piece of me, what I’ve been through, and where I am now.”

Party Guru Press: The Official Interview

Artist name: BIJOU

We had the chance to chat with Ben Dorman (BIJOU) at Party Guru Press about the release of his EP. Check it out below!


Maddi: Thanks so much for chatting with us today. So this EP is a pretty big deal – 2020 was a crazy year for all of us, especially artists – and some might say 2021 has been equally as challenging. How would you say the past two years have influenced or shaped your sound? Or your vision for this EP?
Dorman: I would say it really gave me more time to sit back and dial in a full-on concept. From the music to the art, to the artists that I worked with on the project, the vision included every single piece of the puzzle and allowed me to really flush it out how I intended to.

Maddi: Where do you see BIJOU heading next – any merch drops or concert tours we should be looking out for?
Dorman: I’ve been on the road pretty much every weekend since mid-May its been CRAZY. There have been glimpses of time off but we’ve been full force playing shows to really get back into the market we didn’t have for almost two years. Merch wise we’re going hard this year. We did the BIJOU The Valley Jerseys last month and they sold out in 4 days. Next up we have hats and quite a few concepts this year. Everything is going to be super limited so once it drops you only can get it during that one time on sale.

Maddi: Where do you see yourself at the end of this year? What about in 5 years?

Dorman: At the end of this year I see myself really digging into the next body of work for me musically. I already have the concept dialed in so now it’s all about executing that vision. In 5 years I see myself deeper into the hip-hop world. It’s something that Has been part of the plan from the beginning.

Maddi: How would you say hip-hop has influenced your sound as an artist over the years? And how does this ties into Street Knowledge specifically?
Dorman: I think it’s allowed me to think outside of the box. I bring sounds and different parts of that genre into what I do which is totally separate from your usual dance or house music lane.

Maddi: What would you say your number one inspiration in your life right now is?
Dorman: My mom and dad. They continue to support and push me to the next level.

Maddi: How do you remain motivated to create?
Dorman: My love for the music. I LOVE producing so it’s easy to sit down and be like okay I’m making this today. Part of it too is that I don’t only produce house music so I never really get burned out on one thing.

Maddi: Where is one place/venue you’d like to perform that’s on your bucket list?

Dorman: Tomorrowland – looks like such a cool festival.

Maddi: What is one goal of yours as a DJ?

Dorman: To have my own festival.

Maddi: Name 3 words you think best describe your sets.
Dorman: Energetic, smooth, & intoxicating.

Maddi: The last question… do you consider yourself a true Party Guru?
Dorman: You Know The Vibes.

BIJOU has been consistent in proving to his fans he is one to keep on the radar. We are so excited to see his international and national performances come this Fall. Be sure to keep up to date with his recent releases and all press coverage right here at Party Guru Productions.

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Migos Brings “Halloween Tings” To CU Boulder

Migos, largely recognized as some of the top figures and performers in the global hip-hop scene today, are bringing their “Halloween Ting” event to the beautiful city of Boulder, Colorado at the end of this month. Composed of individual artists Takeoff, Quavo, and Offset, the three Migos are constantly topping the Hip-Hop charts, and are individually as successful as they are together. Migos hardly ever comes to Colorado, so it is a real treat to have them out for this one. Migos are truly some of the top artists in hip-hop today. It is going to be one lit Halloween up at the University of Colorado Boulder this year!

Supporting Artists Coming In Hot

The supporting lineup featured is equally as hot. Jacquees, Blxst, Omb Peezy, and June Poole perform before Migos hits the stage – we expect them to heat up the venue all night in preparation for the three headliners. Jacquees hit singles “B.E.D” and “Trip” are some top highlights – and we can’t wait to see these songs performed live. Featuring beats by the legendary DJ Cook, the night is going to be a can’t-miss event for any rap and hip-hop lovers in the state.

Ticket and Event Information

The event takes place at the CU Events Center Arena on Saturday, October 30. Tickets start at only $39. 
Tickets can be found online at www.cubuffs.com. Grab them while they still last – and get ready to turn up this Halloween!

Krushendo Krushes The Melodic Bass Scene With A New Remix

Denver local Karlyle “Krushendo” Walker has released another banger of a remix. He has certainly continued to rise to the top of the melodic bass scene here in the Bass Capital. Krushendo hails from Santa Monica but was raised and currently resides in the mountains of Fort Collins. He remains one of the top local artists in the state and is a force to be reckoned with. Krushendo‘s large following and an impressive roster of bookings to date is reason to keep an eye on this one.

His most recent tune release “MiTis – TRY featuring RØRY (Krushendo Rekrush)” is a prime example stylizing just how far this local heavyweight has come since he opened up for MiTis in 2018. Since then, Krushendo has been grinding in and outside of the studio, constantly improving himself and his craft by incorporating the heavier melodic bass elements with the smooth tempos of slower, heavy-hitting bass music.

The tune is an emotional remix that will give you chills and leave you wanting to hear more. We are very excited to see what Krushendo continues to do in the music scene here. Krushendo will be opening up for Champagne Drip next weekend in his home city Fort Collins at the infamous Aggie Theater, featuring Mize as support. Tune in to Party Guru Productions for future updates and events by Krushendo!

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Local Talent Heats Up: Denver’s Own Patrick Skyler Releases New EP – “A CERTAIN JE NE SAIS QUOI”

Denver, Colorado is the only place to be for the weird, wonderful wubs, the grittiest synths and the heaviest basslines. The Bass Capital is not only home to some of the biggest artists in electronic music like Griz and Pretty Lights, but a plethora of local talent which never cease to impress. It is the talented and constantly-grinding local artists here which continue to give Denver the growing, incredible music scene it does. Denver’s own Patrick Smith, who performs under the moniker Patrick Skyler, brought the heat this September with the release of his new 4-track EP, eloquently titled A Certain Je Ne Sais Quoi.

The EP is exactly that – “something which cannot be adequately expressed.” Patrick Skyler is a member of the Mile High Sound Movement. He has harnessed a unique and meticulously crafted sound design through his 20+ years of audio engineering and DJing experience in the local community. He has played venues such as Cervantes, 1Up, Black Box, and Larimer Lounge, just to name a few, and has even been seen gracing the Sonic Bloom lineup. Few locals have the talents and ability to design sound and music the way Patrick Skyler does. Creating music is one thing, truly understanding it is another. This artist does both.

Patrick Skyler continues to push the boundaries of what it means to create live music. His style is an amalgamation of everything weird, loud and simply sick in the Bass community here. His production talents only continue to strengthen, and this EP is a direct reflection of that. 

The EP definitely is a musical journey. From the beginning with the very first track “Dick Dastardly” and ending with “Blastin’ Heat”. Don’t just take my word for it – check out the fresh EP below. Patrick Skyler hopes the EP “takes you for a ride…and gently tucks you in”. We’re certainly stoked to follow this local’s journey, and can’t wait to see where his work takes him next.

Check out the EP here.

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