Black Carl and Player Dave Grace The Stage At Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom

Black Carl and Player Dave Grace The Stage At Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom

Thursday nights are always a heater in Denver’s electronic music scene; there is always something to do to start your weekend off early. Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom and River Beats are back again for their weekly SHIFT Thursday. On March 24th, Black Carl and Player Dave graced the stage with Oakk and Chmura as support.

The Openers

Up and coming artist Chmura started the evening off. Recently, just about a week ago, Chmura released single “Ocean Floor” after unleashing downtempo single So What” three months ago. Chmura has been rising in the experimental bass scene the last few months. Last summer, Chmura graced the stage at Sound Haven festival. In February alone, Chmura headlined Frequency Fridays at Denver’s artist-created dance bar Beacon, and opened for Mystic Grizzly in Indianapolis, Indiana. In May, Chmura will be taking the stage at The Untz Festival. Be sure to stay up to date with this rising artist on his Sound-cloud here.

Chmura set the tone at Cervantes with basslines getting the crowd moving and ready for the remarkable evening ahead. With live painters on both sides of the venue, and vendors, individuals were sure to have a night to remember.

Hailing from Canada, master of blissful, organic tunes, Oakk took the stage next. In the last month, he released body – moving EP “Gimme That” with tunes “Gimme That” and “Bota“. In addition, Oakk released an remix of hip-hop single “Vent” this month. Coming up soon, Oakk will be opening for Ivy Lab, click here to keep up with his fresh tunes.

Oakk got the crowd ready for Player Dave and Black Carl with beatific tunes getting the crowd moving. Individuals were seen filling up the floor dancing to each beat the openers played.

The Co-headliners

Embody innovator Player Dave got every single person sitting down upstairs absorbing the bass. This evening was Player Dave‘s first co-headline and he certainly did not disappoint. From experimental bass to drum and bass tunes and everything in between, Player Dave‘s set brought smiles to the faces of the crowd . His energy was unmatched. That could be felt through each song played, including beloved CharlestheFirst tune In Pieces. In addition, towards the end of his set, Player Dave brought out extraordinary artist kLL sMTH, which got the crowd thrilled.

Finishing up the powerful evening was Alabama local Black Carl. Bringing neurotic bass, both classic and progressive, the crowd was seen dancing in pure bliss. Just two days ago, Black Carl and Player DaveFallen EP ” were unleashed with singles Petal and “Fallen“. Individuals were noticed to be filled with ecstatic and joy hearing these tunes live. Also, Black Carl shout out Mr Bill as he played some of their songs. In addition, Black Carl played parts from his recently released, “Operation Exclamation (Unreleased Spring Mix 2022), which got the crowd in a euphoric state of mind.

Conclusion

To sum up the evening, it was beyond doubt, a night to remember filled with surprises and numerous talented boundary-pushing artists. We certainly can’t wait to see where each of these unique artists blossom next. Closing out March off at SHIFT Thursdays at Cervantes is Zeke Beats with his Digital Death Tour, find the information you need here.

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VCTRE, Sumthin Sumthin, and More Take Over SHIFT Thursdays

VCTRE And Sumthin Sumthin Co-Headlines SHIFT Thursday’s

Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom hosts their weekly installment of SHIFT on Thursdays. Each Thursday, Cervantes showcases an array of artists for electronic music lovers. Gracing the stage(s) at this unique dual-venue recently this month include, Guz, Offaiah, and Denver local Krushendo.

On March 17th, both sides of Cervantes were open, creating a special night. On the Otherside, Somatoast, Drrtywulvz, Dillard, and Quite Possibly took the stage. In the ballroom, VCTRE and Sumthin Sumthin co-headlined the evening with support from Saka and Omnist.

Art & Vendors

By the bathrooms, individuals were greeted by vendors selling numerous crystals, jewelry, artwork, and other small items. On both sides of the venue, there were talented live painters creating the perfect divine pieces. In addition, a few people with flow toys, including hoops and poi.

The Openers

Starting the night off was Denver local Omnist. The floor started to fill up as he played some deep wubs for the crowd to get down to. Just last month, Omnist released a two-track EP, “Expressions” with single “Concrete“. Overall, this up-and-coming artist certainly set the tone for the magical evening. To keep up to date with Omnist, check out his Soundcloud here.

Following right after, was an experimental bass producer and DJ, Saka. Hailing from Hong Kong, Saka has had an extraordinary time so far. With releases via Cyclops Recordings, Gud Vibrations, and more, Saka was sure to have the venue moving. He has been releasing heat after heat, with “Damage” with Sumthin Sumthin three months ago. And just seventeen days ago, Saka released a single “Masamume” via Gud Vibrations. Saka‘s remarkable crafted sound with rippling melodies, and distorted basslines, brought smiles to individuals throughout the ballroom.

The Headliners

At this point, the floor and upstairs were crowded with individuals preparing for what was to come. Next up, was co-headliner Sumthin Sumthin. Just nine months ago, Sumthin Sumthin released a single, “Flutter” with VCTRE. He graced the stage and started off with his unique experimental bass sounds. In addition, Sumthin Sumthin shared some new and unreleased tunes with the crowd. As well, he remixed the beginning of popular dubstep artist Svdden Death‘s single Behemoth, which got fans hyped.

Closing the evening was highly-anticipated VCTRE. He brought major heat with experimental tunes getting people moving with songs like “Dufflebag“, and his collaboration with EazybakedThe East “. To make it an even more special night, Omnist, Saka, Sumthin Sumthin, and VCTRE, did a b4b.

Conclusion

Overall, Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom held a very special evening. A dual-venue show filled with bass, unique vendors, and live painters, created an unforgettable night for individuals. We certainly can’t wait to see where these artists continue to flourish in the experimental bass world. Check out what the next two SHIFT Thursdays at Cervantes are for this month here.

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Sfam And Friends With A Spicy Guest

Sfam And Friends With A Spicy Guest

Sfam headlined Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom in Denver bringing a spicy special guest along for the night.

The Openers

Starting the night off was Contra Scandal. He is a Denver local producer known for producing deep bass tracks and incorporating the violin into his live sets.

The next act of the evening was Big City. They are a duo based out of Virginia producing experimental bass music. Big City really got the crowd moving. They are known to release a lot of music with Meso’s music collectiveSpicy Bois.” They have also released an EP with Boogie T’s Label “Drama Club Recordings“.

As the night went on UM.. (um dot dot) graced the stage. They have so much original music released independently. In addition, they have released music on labels such as “Electric Hawk” and “Dead Beats”. All in all, they really set the tone for what was to come.

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Once the time came for sfam, they wasted no time to get into their set. These guys didn’t come to the bass capital to not drop some heavy-hitting bass. They also debuted multiple unreleased IDs and collaborations such as a new song with fellow New Orleans producer Tvboo, getting a cheering reaction from the crowd.

Aftersfam concluded their set, they were preparing to bring out the special guest they’ve been teasing for a few days prior to the event.

As they announced that they had brought Meso founder of music collective “Spicy Bois” out to play the remaining hour slot of the night, the crowd went crazy. Throughout his hour-long set he played out his newest collaboration with LSDream “Love Rocket.” This lineup of artists was all around stacked for some up-and-coming experimental bass producers to push their sound.

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