Krushendo Puts Out EP Announces Show with SoDown, DMNO, Bass Physics, Defunk, and More!
Krushendo returns with the last song off his EP entitled Believe in Myself which features BVLVNCE on vocals. This tunes reminicent of old Adventure club mixed with emo/rock inspired vocals which are beautifully executed by BVLVNCE. This concludes his biggest EP to date.
Krushendo has been on a roll this year since directly supporting ILLENIUM at X Games in Belly up; he has since played with MiTiS, Crystal Skies, 1788-L, Opiuo, and Defunk all in the short span of a few months. His most recent headliner at SHIFT Thursday’s at Cervantes Otherside was one of our favorite local shows to date. He has a bunch of shows on the calendar including Rekinection Festival in St Louis with LSDream, Shpongle, SoDown, Dirtwire, Maddy O’neal and many more this coming weekend May 19-21. He also has shows coming up with SoDown at The Mishawaka on July 29th and he hits Boulder May 28th with Jantsen.
Krushendo Releases 2nd Song off Melodic Dubstep EP with Cheyenne Duba on Vocals
Krushendo strikes again with the 2nd melodic dubstep tune off his upcoming EP with Cheyenne Duba entitled,”Break My Fall”. Krushendo has taken Colorado by storm opening for massive acts including ILLENIUM, MiTiS, Crystal Skies, 1788-L, and Getter in just a short period of time.
His next upcoming plays are Defunk /w Kyral X Banko on Saturday, May 2nd at 830 North in Fort Collins. Then he hits Rekinection festival with LSDream, Spongle, SoDown, Maddy O’neal, and many more May 21st-23rd then he hurts back to Colorado to open for the man Jantsen in Boulder at the legendary Fox Theater on May 28th.
Defunk Returns to Colorado Releases Collab with Marvel Years Following SoDown Collab in March
Dirty funky bass music extraordinaire Defunk is returning to Colorado with Kyral X Banko & Krushendo to 830 North in Fort Collins on Saturday 5/7. This comes just in time for an absolutely massive collaboration with Colorado’s own Marvel Years entitled, “Break Away”. Defunk and Marvel Years years truly brought their a game on this wonky, funky, and heavily rock inspired bass music extravaganza.
Defunk will be coming to Fort Collins on Saturday May 7th with Kyral X Banko & Krushendo to 830 North.
Kyral X Banko recently just played a completely sold out show at Mission Ballroom with Liquid Stranger / Wakaan. They have taken Colorado by storm in the last few years and just recently sold out their biggest headliner to date at Larimer Lounge with Mport and Stoic. They have several releases and an EP on Liquid Stranger label WAKAAN. Keep your eyes out for these snoitchy bois.
Krushendo is another Colorado hometown hero who recently had his largest headliner at Cervantes Otherside. He just released the first single off his upcoming EP entitled, “Believe in Myself”. He also has plays in St Louis at Rekinection Festival with LSDream, Spongle, SoDown, and many more on May 21-23rd and then again with Jantsen in Boulder, CO on 5/28 at The Fox.
Krushendo Releases First Song entitled Through The Fire off Upcoming EP Believe In Myself
Krushendo has been making waves in 2022 with recent plays with ILLENIUM, MiTiS, Crystal Skies, and Opiuo already as well has a huge headliner in Denver at Cervantes on 3/03/22.
Krushendo’s blend of melodic dubstep and heavy dubstep has been pleasing crowds for years now and his project look primed for the next evolution of his sound. Without further adeu, I give you Through The Fire ft Brittany Bouchard on vocals. His next show is 4/16 in Albuqueue, NM with 1788-l and Lick at The Electric Playhouse. Presave the other songs on his upcoming EP here.
Evanoff’s Debut Album, SINGULARITY, Is Here On March 2nd
Get To Know Evanoff
Evanoff is a Colorado-based trio that produces and performs music under the self-proclaimed genre “dream rock”. Their electronic-rock hybrid sound has attracted listeners within Colorado and throughout the United States. Their mission as a band is to provide euphoric and uplifting experiences through their music. But, that’s not all. Evanoff also strives to break down cultural boundaries and create a community of like-minded individuals in order to help the world better understand humanity.
Over the past few years, Evanoff has really worked to push their unique music, sound, and inspiring message. Specifically, they have performed at venues across the United States, creating a cult following of sorts. They already have a sold-out tour under their belt which was their most recent tour, the Fall tour.
On March 2nd, 2022, Evanoff will release their debut album, “SINGULARITY”. This album is highly anticipated by listeners everywhere. According to Evanoff, “SINGULARITY” isn’t just a collection of songs. Instead, “it is a concept album that flows as a single piece of music and brings to light important conversations about society that we need to be having.”
For their debut album, Evanoff is going back to their roots and incorporating elements from their early musical influences as opposed to the jamtronica that they’ve been focusing on most recently. When listening to “SINGULARITY”, listeners will be reminiscent of the sounds of Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd, Metallica, and Led Zeppelin. In othe
r words, this album is going to be heavy-hitting and full of energy. For example, the first track of the album, titled “Zizkov”, does little to ease you into the album and comes out strong from the get-go.
What To Expect
“SINGULARITY” is a glorious work of art. Truly, it proves to be an emotional listening experience from start to finish. Evanoff combines soaring lead guitars, massive drums, and intelligent sound design in each and every song. In fact, this is the type of music that you can expect to hear at huge stadium rock shows.
Throughout the album, different monologues and interludes are included. The purpose of these is to remind listeners of the approaching singularity. The term singularity can be defined as “the moment in which technology and humans become one”. Some of the topics that are brought up during the album are serious and can be controversial. However, Evanoff isn’t trying to take a stance on the varying topics. What they are trying to do is remind people how important it is to have these conversations with others.
“The Future Is Now”
Evanoff‘s upcoming debut album, “SINGULARITY”, does a wonderful job of sharing the band’s mission with its listeners. Furthermore, it provides a beautiful and emotional listening experience full of important topics relevant to the world as we see it today. On March 2nd, listeners will finally have this masterpiece in their hands. It’s only a few days away!
Currently, Evanoff has a few upcoming tour dates scheduled. On March 5th, they will be performing at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom in Denver, CO. After stopping in Steamboat Springs on March 12th, they’re off to tour the East Coast as well as the midwest. Great news; they’ll be back in Colorado this summer for Sonic Bloom!
To keep up with the band, check out their website, social media accounts, and music streaming pages below.
There are some big names in the music industry that released new music this week! This includes the hip-hop artist Flo Rida, dance music DJ Alesso, and pop star Katy Perry. Plus there are some new songs from EDM producer Zhu, rap artist Grieves, and trap DJ moguls Slander. Take a look at all the new music you should be listening to this week below!
‘Wait’ by Flo Rida
‘Wait‘ is an upbeat track from popular rapper Flo Rida. Its lyrics describe a man who is waiting for his significant other to make up her mind about whether or not she wants to continue their relationship. In this seductive new track, Flo Rida ditches his typical pop style for an EDM-infused track that harkens back to his old school reggae roots. The song has a lot of elements that are reminiscent of his prior hit ‘Good Feeling.’ While both tracks were produced by DJ Frank E, ‘Wait’ has more of a dance feel to it. Catchy and fun, you’ll be spinning ‘Wait’ on repeat all year long!
‘When I’m Gone’ by Katy Perry and Alesso
Katy Perry and Alesso combined their forces to produce an emotional electro-pop anthem. When I’m Gone combines Perry’s distinctive voice with Alesso’s signature electronic beats. The lyrics talk about her fear of dying before her lover does. It really tugs at your heartstrings when she begs him not to fall in love with anyone else while he’s gone on tour or out with his friends. The song holds strong lyrically and melodically. Alesso mesmerized the crowd at Decadence last weekend when he performed this track during his set. The song progresses very nicely from soft keys to upbeat synths that make it a little more contemporary. This is definitely one of Alesso’s best productions yet, especially because it fits both Alesso and Perry perfectly.
New Release ‘DREAMLAND (DELUX)’ by Zhu
The week was off to a hot start when ZHU released a deluxe version of his most recent album, DREAMLAND. The deluxe album includes two brand new songs: ‘Mannequins & Egos’ and ‘Coral.PINK.’ ‘Mannequins & Egos’ features a pulsing baseline, topped with strange effects and captivating vocals. ‘Coral.PINK’ is a collaboration with Trombone Shorty that is destined to be a club anthem of sorts with its simple yet infectious beat and catchy chorus. Both new tracks show that ZHU continues to take risks in his music; he pushes boundaries that no other producers are willing or able to go. You can stream both songs as well as the full DREAMLAND (DELUX) album now on all streaming services!
New Single ‘Tomorrow’ by Grieves, Marley B., and DJ Hopper
Renowned indie rapper Grieves is back with his newest single ‘Tomorrow.’ He recently teamed up with Marley B., along with DJ Hopper to release a hypnotic new track that gives us hope that he’ll be making some new full-length material soon. With the support of top-tier rappers like Atmosphere, Grieves has made a name for himself in the music scene. The rapper has been out of commission for quite some time, but when he’s on his game there aren’t many who can do it better. Let’s hope he doesn’t go anywhere anytime soon. Listen below to ‘Tomorrow’ here!
New Single ‘Getting Late’ by Slander, if found, and Danni Carra
Slander and artist if found released a dirty bass-infused tune featuring rising vocalist Danni Carra. The single, ‘Getting Late‘ was released on Slander’s record label Heaven Sent. Slander has grown through the EDM scene over the past few years. They have gained a lot of attention from the electronic music community through their collaborations with EDM superstars like Said the Sky and NGHTMRE. Their new song begins with reverberating piano chords before Carra takes over with an opening verse about having no regrets for her actions that night. It is when she sings “But we gotta get going / Because it’s getting late” that she sets in motion what will become an incredibly energetic chorus as Slander ups their production to create one of their best songs yet.
An Amazing Week for New Music
A lot of incredible music was released this week for you to enjoy for the rest of the new year. If you’re looking for some fresh tunes to help get through these times, check out each of these new music releases today!
Denver, Colorado’s own Krushendo hits us again with a heavy yet mesmerizing remix of CloZee’s Mirage. Krushendo has taken the Colorado scene by storm in the last few years and is primed to be a break out electronic artist in 2022. More info at https://krushendo.com
The Black Box has worked to become a staple venue for underground electronic music ever since it opened its doors to the Denver area back in 2016. Local music lovers use it as a hub for finding new and interesting artists not just locally but from around the country. This week, The Black Box welcomed mysterious Detroit based duo, DEEPFAKE. The Enigmatic DJ/VJ pair promised fans an immersive experience which blurred the lines between what is real and what is fake. Before talking about that, let’s discuss the local support for the evening.
Alana English warms up the crowd with an engaging house mix
Though raised in Pittsburgh, Alana English currently resides in Denver. She is a DJ working with local company 128 Productions. Alana English was able to read the crowd well as she got them warmed up for the evening with an engaging house mix. To hear what she can do, you can check out Alana English on Soundcloud. She has a handful of mixes put together each running over an hour long. She also happens to stream on Twitch for those more interested in seeing her performance live.
Nothing Bad About Bad Little King
Up next to provide support was local DJ and Producer Bad Little King. His set was a deep, dark and groovy ride through Techno. If interested, you can hear his style of mixing for yourself. He has been busy putting out quite a few mixes on Soundcloud. There, you can find his mix series titled “Into the darkness” which is currently on volume 8. When it comes to mixing a good set, there’s nothing bad about Bad Little King.
DEEPFAKE: The Mysterious Duo From Detroit
Mystery Duo, DEEPFAKE, take the stage and prepare to perform a 2 hour Audio/Visual set. The Black Box crowd waits quietly as the room goes black. Suddenly, a deep robotic voice can be heard saying “We are DEEPFAKE” before the stage lights up and the duo appear. The crowd cheers as they begin to embark on the radical audio visual experience. DEEPFAKE is a DJ/VJ team whose audio and visuals are created to be enjoyed in unison. The enigmatic pair recently released a three track EP titled “The Fakeside” which does well to encapsulate their sound. Fans inside The Black Box really reacted when DEEPFAKE played their new track titled “Quake.”
The Black Box has stayed true to its original mission of introducing underground electronic music to the Denver scene. At this venue, it isn’t just about the top dollar talent. It’s about raw sound and what can be done to produce a unique listening experience for the people. The talent buyers of The Black Box do well to keep a mix of musical genres coming through the doors. by doing this it ensuring a good listening experience no matter how many times you show up. By providing everything from locals on the rise to Veterans finding their true sound, The Black Box is sure to be on the map for some time.
Denver grown bass house producer Jvckpot just dropped a new EP, Blowin’ Smoke, and we had the opportunity to ask him some questions about the project and check out the EP. It’s clear these two tracks might add the perfect touch to your summer playlist. The title track kicks off with a hard-hitting party vibe right from the start and bounces an addictive, clean drumbeat off bodacious bass lines dripping in attitude. The other track, Ripped Off, is equally as energized but has a darker vibe, with a dance-y grimy bassline through the whole track. Blowin’ Smoke is a summertime banger to add to your party playlist- find him on Beatport, Spotify, or Soundcloud. Check out the interview Party Guru Press did with him to learn about his background and the new release!
“Drawing inspiration from his roots of fidget house in 2008 combined with intricately interwoven drum styles of trap and breaks of the next decade, Jvckpot has his mind set on retaking his hometown of Denver, Colorado. Originally a founding member of the Denver based production collective Got Bass Music, Jvckpot has returned with a new alias garnering support along the way from friends and local favorites. This veteran house connoisseur will have the dance floor bouncing no matter the occasion. Combining elements of house, breaks, dubstep and trap, he maintains an immersive and eloquent mix across the board.“
Party Guru Press: How long have you been working on this EP?
JVCKPOT: In total, about 3 months. I started the idea for “ Blowin’ Smoke” way back in November of last year but I hadn’t started shopping it out until I had some more tracks on the back line. “Ripped Off” came together much quicker and was motivated following the Night Bass Anniversary live stream on Twitch back in February. I’d say it probably took me a week to bang out the second track.
Party Guru Press: Did you run into any challenges when working on this project?
JVCKPOT: Blowin’ Smoke being an earlier track I certainly had my issues figuring out the progression and direction of the track. For a while I was trying to fit that deep and low house vibe but growing up on Electro and Fidget I always tend to add in more energetic bass sounds. Early in my production career though it can be tough getting so many aggressive sounds to fit well together without overwhelming the listener. Ripped Off is a bit more straight forward with it’s leads and I already had a vibe I was going for though admittedly the second drops ends up going pretty hard as well haha.
JVCKPOT: I still don’t quite believe it to be honest. I never thought I’d be charting this early on, let alone Top 5 releases. Have to give massive props to the exposure that Incursion Recordings already has and the amount they worked with me on promoting the release. To have this validation early on in the project feels really amazing and further motivates me to grow. I’ve set the bar for myself so it’s something to continue working to improve. I think it would be nutty to be on the overall top 100.
Party Guru Press: Other than bass house, do you feel any other edm genres in these tracks?
JVCKPOT: There is a lot of fidget house influence in my tracks. I’m a gigantic Crookers fan and I think my productions reflect that. I’m pretty proud of one of the wonky bass sounds in Ripped Off near the end of the drop. There’s definitely a hint of complextro influence in there as well.
Party Guru Press: How was the stream with Bassbloc?
JVCKPOT: The Bass Bloc stream is always a great time. I’ve gone back with those guys over 10 years so getting to go back and DJ for them is like riding a bike. We pick right back up where we left off. Last stream I got to tag team with Matty Ghost who is an absolute riot of a person, haha. We had a great time and cruised back to his studio space to shoot the shit afterwards. I’m looking forward to some sessions with that dude soon!
Party Guru Press: What drove you to choose the samples you did for these tracks?
JVCKPOT: I wish it was more thought out, but in reality they just kinda felt right for the tracks after trying a bunch of splice samples. Just trying to be as smug and obnoxious as I maybe was feeling myself at the tail end of the lockdown. Feelings of being rinsed and ripped off perhaps? Blowin’ Smoke is a bit more straightforward of a decision; it’s what the “pot” in Jvckpot stands for after all.
Party Guru Press: Where did you record these tracks?
JVCKPOT: These tracks are home studio creations! For the techies I’m running an i5-10400 with Ableton, Rokit 5s and a T10S sub. I was actually staying with my mom at the time I made them so kudos to her for dealing with the noise for those months. Mastering was done in house by Incursion, shout out to Ryan Gallus!
Party Guru Press: How has the reception been from your fans since this dropped?
JVCKPOT: It’s been pretty insane! The past 3 days it’s been climbing the Beatport release charts so clearly someone is enjoying it. It’s still kinda hard for me to grasp to be honest. As in any sort of art field, I don’t quite feel all that worthy yet so I appreciate all of the amazing feedback and support I’ve gotten from the community.
Party Guru Press: Who did the graphic design for the cover art for this?
JVCKPOT: Graphics were all provided by the great team at Incursion Recordings. Those folks hustle so hard to deliver some top notch bangers every week.
Party Guru Press: In your own words, what vibe does Ripped Off throw down?
JVCKPOT: Ripped Off is best listened to with a broken cig hanging out of your mouth, preferably wearing a matching Adidas tracksuit. Throw on a smug look and fist pump your problems away.
Party Guru Press: What about Blowin’ Smoke?
JVCKPOT: I’d describe Blowin Smoke as pure bass aggression. Thick FM wobs followed by squelchy wurps accompanied by that jackin’ bass house drum line. It’s got a gun cock sample too so you know it’s edgy.
Party Guru Press: What’s next for you after this EP?
JVCKPOT: Most recently, I’ve really been focusing on collaborative work. I feel like I’ve proven that I can create some pretty awesome stuff and I’m looking forward to bringing my own flavor to the table. I’ve got a pretty beefy remix awaiting label approval which would be a massive accomplishment as well. Heading into the tail end of summer, I’m sure I’ll start up a couple originals also!
Party Guru Press: Would you consider yourself a party guru?
JVCKPOT: Being a product of the Denver bass scene I can confidently say that I am able to impart my decade of party knowledge onto the next generation of aspiring bass heads. Pleasure to be here representing the Denver Bass House community!
Mize is an emerging experimental bass producer from Alabama. During the past few years, he has won over the electronic music community with a magnetic appeal that comes through in his innovative style of music production.
This week, Mize returns to the music scene with a highly anticipated EP, Balancing Act. His innovation and talent are obvious throughout this EP as Mize demonstrates his unwavering ability to create music of exceptional quality. This EP takes listeners on a journey filled with peaceful atmospheres and whimsical melodies, complete with exciting and energetic drops. Balancing Act is now available to listen to on all streaming services.
Mize’s Creative Journey
Ian Evans started producing music in 2012. For the first several years into his project, he went by the alias ‘ianqt.’ Eventually, he changed his name to Mize to memorialize his grandmother’s last name.
Mize discovered his signature style by pushing the boundaries of electronic music and experimenting with sound designs. He was inspired by genre-defying artists such as Tipper and Netsky. Mize spent years mastering his craft, developing a sound that combines psychedelic downtempo and melodic dubstep with hip-hop influences.
In 2020, Mize debuted with WAKAAN when he released his single and follow-up EP titled ‘Thought Process.’ In February 2021, he released ‘Satori,’ a collaborative single with Super Future. This was the first single released on Liquid Stranger’s new downtempo label, SSKWAN. Now, Mize is returning to SSKWAN with his EP, Balancing Act. A testament to Mize’s ever-growing talent, this EP demonstrates his potential to become a top artist in electronic music.
“Balancing Act is both a call back to some of the sounds and places that made this project come together in the beginning as well as a foreshadow of the new ideas, techniques, and themes I’ve been diving into as of late. Constantly as I grow older I notice that many aspects of my life are endless periods of balancing many things whether they be relationships, work, leisure, time, and even things as simple as taking care of your own body. I find that sometimes being an artist can be a Balancing Act of adopting new ideas while also attempting to keep the essence of what brought me here alive.” —MIZE
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The incredible talent of Mize is undeniably inspiring a new generation of music producers. We are so excited to see what he does next. Click here to listen to Balancing Act, now out on all streaming services!