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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rekinection Festival Comes to St Louis /w Shpongle, LSDream 2x, Dirtwire, SoDown, Random Rab, Wookiefoot, Soohan + More
Doubling in attendance every year, ReKinection Festival at Astral Valley Art Park has quickly become one of the top musical festival experiences in the Midwest. The music lineup echoes the diverse, forward-thinking artists and unified vibe that emanates throughout the festival’s various workshops, performances, visionary art and immersive experiences.
Featuring 75+ music sets by LSDream (two performances including a special LIGHTCODE sound healing set), Shpongle, Dirtwire, SoDown, Random Rab, Wookiefoot, Maddy O’Neal, An-Ten-Nae, Nattali Rize, Balkan Bump, SooHan, Recycled Funk, Indubious, Dub Sutra & more, the 4 stages will dazzle all ages with world-class production. Over 100 workshops at 7 activity areas by presenters from all around the world are at the core of what sets this festival apart and fulfills the vision of creating a collaborative, inspirational, empowering and entertaining event that transforms our spirits and our lives! And the festival’s signature aerial-fire-dance show featuring some of the best performing artists from across the country amazes and inspires the audience!
Hosted once again at the incredible Astral Valley Art Park 45 minutes south of St. Louis, festival attendees will be awed by the beautiful 230 acres to be explored. Whether you’re being dazzled by the ReKinection performers, releasing your stress in a yoga class, or expanding your mind at a workshop, there is something for everyone at ReKinection Festival. The ReKinection staff has carefully curated a unique festival experience that will transport you into a world of celebration and connection.
Get lost in the art, music, workshops and community that is co-created by everyone in attendance. We come together May 19-22 to celebrate each other and the unique contribution we each have in creating a better future.
Temple Denver has always had a knack for picking high-level performers for their lineups. This weekend was no different as Temple Denver welcomed a pioneer of early bass music. Borgore was sure to bring in the crowd as he’s well known for his signature “Gorestep” sound. The drinks were flowing and the music was blaring. If the energy in the crowd was any indication, one thing is true. That was an outstanding Performance from Borgore.
As stated before, Borgore has been packing the dance floors for over a decade with no signs of slowing down. His signature sound first made waves back in 2012 when he released a song titled “Decisions” with popular singer-songwriter Miley Cyrus. Since then, his music has garnered over 350 million streams across all platforms. He also managed to break into the top 3 on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Albums chart. This is not surprising as he has worked with an array of big-name talents such as G-Eazy, Juicy J, and Waka Flocka to name a few.
While big names can certainly help build a brand, nothing can stay that big without a solid foundation. Borgore is a talented musician in his own right and has even gone on to create his own record label to help push other artists to new heights. Thanks to Buygore Records; artists like Bailo, TYPHON, and Decimate have all had an opportunity to push new sounds out to the people. It’s this type of work ethic that will keep Borgore in the spotlight for years to come.
Temple Nightclub is a solid venue offering only the best for the nightlife in Denver. Not only do they continue to choose high-level performers but they have the production to back it up. Lights line every wall in the club. The custom sound system can be heard clearly in any part of the venue. One thing is for sure: If you can’t find something fun to do during the weekend, you haven’t checked Temple Nightclub in Denver.
They say you have to capture your audience with the very first sentence. That an article is defined by the content of your words. Though I loved Earthgang, I expect the same from any show, which brought me to one simple conclusion; this particular show’s content did not carry. This is not a conviction of the artists or show, just the consistency I see from show to show. I’m not an expert by any means, but I continue to see a problem with how Hip-Hop is treated, and how it treats itself. This won’t be the only thing I focus on in this piece, I do believe it should be touched on.
It was another beautiful Saturday night in Denver and Mission Ballroom was ready to match the vibe. I got to the box office at 8:00pm to get my media pass. By the time I was on the floor at 8:15pm, the first artist was done, which was disappointing. I bet you’re like, “ok? Why did you even bring it up?” I’ll get to that. Next up, we had Mike Dimes hit the stage. Dressed in all black, Mike Dimes put on a great show. High in energy and incredibly engaging, Mike Dimes and his Dj were really in sync with how each song was presented. It was clear they have been working together for awhile and knew exactly what the other was doing. At the climax of his set, he took off his jacket and I thought homie was about go off. Quite the opposite actually. He did two more songs and his set was finished. Don’t worry I’ll touch on that as well.
Next up, the dynamic duo known as EarthGang arrived to deafening screams and uproarious applause. Equipped with a full band, which really surprised me, EarthGang put on one hell of a performance. Drenched in swag, Johnny Venus strolled out in an yellowish green fit while Doctur Dot had a much more relaxed outfit, rocking a bucket hat with designer jeans with lil’ devils on them. That was something that really stood out to me, they came out shining without having to flaunt. Of course, both had their bling, but they let their fashion sense do a lot of the talking. Digging deep in their bag, they played classics from all over their discography including “Saturday,” which is top-tier EarthGang in my opinion.
We have finally arrived to the meat of the article. I know, super corny. Before I go on, this is just an opinion and I say this because I love the community. I think there were a few issues with this show that seems to happen during most hip-hop shows. I’ll break it down for you. I believe Hip-hop is treated very differently than other genres here in Denver, especially at bigger venues. Artists are always fighting with crews about sound levels, such as Snow tha Product and Lauryn Hill. Some of these artists are forced to fit a whole performance in 2.5hrs along with other artists like last night where an EDM artist can go to the same place and get a 2hr set, along with 2-3 other hour long openers. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good EDM set, but if we’re a community that loves music, then we should act like it..
The Second part of my argument, though straight to the point, is just as important. I think the Hip-Hop community needs to focus on how it treats itself. I mean, these are Grammy nominated artists, and the artists they bring on tour are extremely talented themselves. They shouldn’t have to take this disrespect, even if unintentional. Anyone that loves hip-hop knows that you’re going to see a performance, and just like any other performance that takes time. I don’t know what happens behind the scenes, but I hope that these artists are fighting for more than 15 minutes to prove that they deserve to be on that stage. And maybe they are and that’s why you’re seeing Rick Ross at Reelworks, instead of Red Rocks.
When I Say Earth! You Say Gang!
Despite my peeves, this was still an incredible show. Mike Dimes still had a really fun performance and even if I missed the first artist, I’m almost positive they did their thing. EarthGang spoke volumes not only through their lyrics and fashion, but how they catered to the fans, making the show about us. I know that I spoke on something that seems grander about EarthGang, but EarthGang and guests were just as grand. No matter my opinions, I appreciate and loved the opportunity to spend my night at Mission Ballroom and watch these individuals work. it always bring me overwhelming joy to see the culture thrive and last night was no different.
At 2pm, individuals started to lineup outside of 1STBANK center in hopes of receiving a floor wristband. Every individual was excited to go to Church and seen in Black Tiger Sex Machine jerseys and other merchandise.
Doors opened at 7pm, and attendees were ready to get food, drinks, and merchandise. Kicking off the night first was Hairitage b2b SWARM. The two brought major heat in their b2b playing dubstep and other genres that set the tone for the evening. By this time, the floor was starting to fill up.
Next up was Reaper, who followed Hairitage b2b SWARM major heat. Following afterwards was Jessica Audiffred who blew everyone’s minds away with each drop, and remixing top artists like HE$H and Monxx. Individuals were noticed to be headbanging and in moshpits.
The last opener before BTSM took the stage was Lucii. She had a wonderful blend of melodic and heavy dubstep, as well as her own vocals and songs.
Throughout their whole set, every person was seen dancing and moving in pure bliss. There is no doubt, Black Tiger Sex Machine brings a unique experience for attendees each show with their mind-blowing visuals and video clips, lasers, and even fire. Additionally, after the show, BTSM announced they were meeting people at the rail, everyone rushed over there to talk to them, get signatures, and take photos.
Welcome to yet another Friday night in Denver on the cusp of summer. There’s a light breeze cooling the evening air and the atmosphere is heavy with good vibes. You know what that means, right? It’s time to put on your freshest fit and head to Reelworks in RINo. With the night hosted by Nite.Rinse, Reelworks became the place to be on Saturday night, May 7th. Filled to the brim with house-y vibes, brought to you by Mat.Joe and friends along with Nite.Rinse, this venue is definitely making it’s mark and these artists are solidifying it.
A Londen Summer(s) arrives in Denver
The festivities kicked off with Londen Summers, who absolutely destroyed her set. Coming ready to play, she stepped the tables in a “Bratz-y” outfit that just added to her whole aesthetic. Let’s not get it twisted though, her style wasn’t what spoke the loudest. Simply put, Londen Summers had some of the cleanest mixes I have ever heard. With seamless transitions and edits including popular songs in unique ways, she showcased her talent in impeccable form. Londen Summers kept the energy high, the vibes vibrant, and showed that it takes real skill to do what she does. If you haven’t heard of her, you will soon enough.
Muus and CutSnake bring the house down
Following the first act, Muus took to the stage with shades on and bottle in hand. I knew it was about to go down. With a “too cool for school” vibe, Muus opened up with a great deep house set, phasing in some tribal beats here and there. Though, my favorite edit he did was when he mixed a tribal percussion loop with the lead loop from “Put your hands up for Detroit” by Fedde Le Grand. So friggin’ good.
Afterwards, it was time for CutSnake to show us what was up and he did not disappoint. Let me start by saying this, my man was nothing but smiles when he hit the stage. Opening up with some tribal beats himself, CutSnake came ready to have a good time. Eventually, CutSnake transitioned to a deep house set with some awesome techno edits sprinkled in, concluding his time with some hard-hitting beats, the last ten minutes of his set was amazing. With CutSnake going heavy all the way through, you could feel the bass all the way to 38th and Blake.
Mat Period Joe
At long last, the main act arrived to give us a show. In true legendary fashion, Mat.Joe arrived on the scene joking around and having a good a time, making sure to show the previous act some much deserved love. Now, I’m not an earplug guy, I just find them uncomfortable, but I definitely wish I had some that night. The bass was astounding, startling people standing next to the speakers on nearly every drop, Mat.Joe made sure they were heard. But what really made Mat.Joe stand out was the call and response between both artists. Working almost in unison, Mat.Joe was able to switch off seamlessly while still being able to engage with the crowd and have fun with the people on stage.
An Honest Conclusion
As always, I’m going to be straight up with you guys. This kind of music is not necessarily my forte or even my favorite. With that being said, I still had an absolute blast watching these people work. See, even if something isn’t for you, that doesn’t mean incredible talent should not be recognized. You might not always understand the music, but you can always understand skill. Each one of these artists displayed what sets them apart. From their styles and vibes, to how they mixed and played their music, Mat.Joe and friends were still capable of blowing my naïve mind. But isn’t that what we all want when we go to a show? To be able to walk out those venue doors and say “Damn, they killed that set?” If my assumption is correct and you said “yes,” then you missed out on a spectacular show.
Lucidity Fest Returns Transformative Conciousness to the Music Scene + Interview with Headliner,
In the valley of the Los Padres Mountains lies the beautiful grounds at Live Oak Campground where Lucidity Festival returns with a fully enriched weekend of healers, artists, and musicians alike. Many fest-goers were looking forward to this years’ sold out chapter (Regenerative Earth) and the eclectic lineup. Headliners included Polish Ambassador, Funkhunters, Subdocta, California Honeydrops, CAPYAC, The Sponges, Russ Liquid, our post-set interview subject Mary Droppinz, plus many more to shape a diverse weekend of music. Sounds coming from the 3 main stages were only a portion to the many attractions at Lucidity. Workshops, Drum Circles, Educational Classes, Art Gallery and installations transformed a campground to an all-ages playground; Yes! All ages. One of the few music festivals boasting a family-friendly affair. It’s quite a scene to see face painted kids and eco-friendly glittered ravers. All have come together for a transformative experience that many festivals cannot rival.