Not From Here’s Event Launch

This Friday, Denver’s newest nightlife event company Not From Here is having an event launch party, and it’s sure to be a showstopper. From Denver’s top brands selling their products to networking, a fashion show, and a dance party afterward, this event is a new avant-garde experience. So let’s get the deets!

Who is Not From Here?

Evan Carp is the founder of Not from Here. He looked at the Denver Nightlife and noticed that something was missing. Something luxurious. So he launched Not From Here with the mission of providing an up-scale place for people to network, have some drinks, and enjoy the best Denver offers. This event showcases all of this and even more amazing little details!

Where is the Event Launch?

The Event Launch is at Skylight, a Sante Fe Art District venue. The building was built in 1900, and throughout its life, it has housed many art and photography galleries. On top of all-white brick walls and skylights to highlight Colorado’s gorgeous skies, this event space is breathtaking and perfect for this event.

What is happening at the Event Launch?

The night will begin with drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and vendor booths from Denver’s top brands. After some time to mingle and check out the booths and the art on display by Matt Henserson, everyone will be gathered for a fashion show in partnership with INHERENT, a luxury menswear brand. After the fashion show, the drinks and hors d’oeuvres will return, and the vendors will shut down to make room for a dance party in partnership with Backyard Sessions.

Event Launch Itinerary

Who is INHERENT?

INHERENT is a luxury menswear brand that wants all men to look and feel their best. They highlight and bring awareness to men’s mental health and even have a nonprofit organization called Foundation by INHERENT that provides resources for men to focus on their mental and emotional wellness. Its mission is “to equip, enable and empower men in their journey for mental wellness.” On top of doing all this amazing work, their clothes are top-notch. With collections from Steve Mcqueen and Janie Bryant, this brand you don’t want to sleep on!

Which Backdoor Sessions Artists are Playing?

This is the fifth installment of Backdoor Sessions, and they have five amazing local artists set to play after the fashion show. First on the lineup is DeSh, a house DJ who has been spinning some rad rooftop parties this summer. Next on the lineup is Sean Lannan, a Boulder local who loves some bass. Also on the lineup is IIVX, a dubstep duo who will bring the dubs and wubs. Sam Kahn is also slotted to play, and he’ll be bringing the techno and house vibe to the decks. Stoneless will also be making a debut. Known for spinning avant-garde EDM, his debut is highly anticipated and sure to be fire! Lastly on the lineup is Airtraffique, who will be bringing the disco house vibes! 

Event Launch Wrap Up

There is so much to do at this event. Whether you shop, mingle, watch the fashion show, or dance the night away, there will be something fun for you waiting around every corner! Tickets start at only $30, and there are VIP packages available if you want to full send. For more info and to buy tickets, head to their website. See you Friday!


Latto Brings Big Energy to The Ogden

Latto Brings Big Energy to The Ogden

Do you know what I love about Denver? There is no amount of cold weather that will stop us from going to a show. With a line out the door well into the second act, this was leading up to be an unforgettable night. On a chilly Wednesday night, Latto along with special guests Saucy Santana and Kali, graced the Ogden Theater with their infectious presence. On tour to promote her new album “777,” Latto packed the house with a sold-out show. High in energy and drenched in heavy-hitting beats, I’m remorseful for anybody who missed out.

Performances

J Young MDK kicked the night off, followed by Kali and Saucy Santana. Kali burst onto the stage playing all the favorites from “MMM MMM” to “Do a Bitch.” Her outfit, consisting of nothing but black leather, screamed of influence from greats like Left Eye and Lil’ Kim. Shortly after, Saucy Santana emerged before the crowd, ready to keep the energy alive. Saucy was nothing but smiles, bringing audiences members on stage to perform. Both artists, engulfed in their performances, never hesitated to stop and take care of the fans, halting the show to help people out of the crowd and hand out water, which the people appreciated.

Main Event

“Latto! Latto! Latto!” is all you could hear as the crowd writhed in anticipation. Finally, after a 45-minute intermission, the Queen arrived ready to put on a show. The stage was set with a casino theme and followed by two amazing dancers, Latto turned the stage into a dance floor. She strolled out in an all “fur” outfit that screamed, “this will be a night to remember.” Playing chart-topping hits such as “Energy” and “Sunshine,” this show became a melting pot for a good time.

Conclusion

In Conclusion, even though this concert was phenomenal from start to finish, this wasn’t just a regular show. As I looked around, I realized this was an environment of inclusion. Different walks of life from different communities, like LGBT and BIPOC, congregated under one roof to enjoy some fantastic music. It was apparent that everyone was there to enjoy themselves, that’s it. With performers that come from said communities themselves, you knew it was ok to be yourself. At the end of the day, it didn’t matter what you looked like or where you came from, we all said “F*ck Rice Street” that night.

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Local Fashion Show Features Rick Ross And Other Artists At Reelworks

Local Fashion Show Features Rick Ross And Other Artists At Reelworks

What happens when you mix Denver’s black and latino fashion, culture, and music with the jewel encrusted flavors of Rick Ross? You get a hell of a time, that’s what. On Sunday Feb. 20th, fashion designers and aficionados alike gathered at Reelworks in Denver’s RiNo district for ‘The Life of Fashion’ fashion show. Which, would later be followed by a performance by the boss himself. Hosted by Maria Loreto and Milk Chris, this event had black and latino designers from across Colorado come to showcase their talent and hard work. Outfits ranged from conservative attires to glow in the dark streetwear. This fashion show was filled with outfits that scorched the runway the minute they hit the catwalk.

Perfomances

Of course, the outfits weren’t the only thing burning up the stage. A plethora of local talent came out, making sure the crowd never had time to digest the previous act. Rappers Json Martin, Jay Triiiple, J4 and Troy Good, came with incredible energy and stage presence. Some artists brought out their own drummers for support, and other artists let their voice become the instrument. As a result, each artist left no room to question “could this be any more entertaining?”

Main Event

The fashion show, though exquisite in every way, was clearly an appetizer. After a palate cleansing two hour intermission, it was time for the main course. Reelworks transformed into a buffet of trap music, beautiful people, bottle service and boss level vibes. Led by Floyd Brown, the night had lyrical talents such as A Meazy, Mo-Luv and Tana10Birdz. Sounds were provided by DJ Squizzy Taylor and others. Finally, the lights began to dim and when the words “Maybach Music” rang through Reelworks, we knew the boss had arrived. Rick Ross strolled out on stage wearing a cheetah-like printed sweater draped in so much ice you would think it dropped 20 degrees. With his DJ, Sam Sneak, The boss dropped hits such as B.M.F.and even did some features like his verse fromI’m On One. Which of course, is my all-time favorite Rick Ross feature.

Conclusion

From the minute I walked up to the door and got my wristband, I could feel the culture radiating out of Reelworks. The fashion told stories of where the designers came from, not only in the brand names, but the designs themselves. The music said Colorado” with vociferous effect that let everyone know who was in the building that night. And Rick Ross, looking drippy in his diamond studded glasses, reminded everyone why he’s called the boss. All the ingredients to a recipe for representation culminated right here in Denver, and I feel bad for anyone who starved themselves of an enriching experience.

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When Hip Hop’s Rick Ross And Fashion Meet

When Hip Hop’s Rick Ross And Fashion Meet

This Sunday hip hop rapper, Rick Ross & Friends + the Life of Fashion Show will be gracing Reelworks. Opening in 1945, the original company in the building was a tinsmith manufacturing facility. They specialized in steel and aluminum film reels for Hollywood. Fast forward to the 90’s, this building was known as Exdo Center. Originally, the owners were trying to get the neighborhood to be nicknamed “Exdo” for “Extended Downtown” but ultimately “Rino” was chosen. 

The building remained Exdo Center until the pandemic, when all of the live event venues were shuttered. Fear not, for it was during the pandemic when the building was reborn again. With $250,000 in renovations, the building was refurbished to be able to host more music events. Now a sprawling 3-D projection mapping system and JBL sound system allow the newly named Reelworks to host all types of events, including hip hop events. All of these upgrades make Reelworks a perfect venue for this hip hop event.

The Fashion Show

Starting the event promptly at 3 PM is the Life of Fashion show presented by Fashion Experience. Hosted by Milk Chris and The Session, Kush Alumni, 719 – 303 Promotions,The Chelstine Brand, KDJ Above and DJ Distreet, this fashion show features local clothing brands and designers that are sure to wow the crowd. With 20-40 models walking the runway, this is one event you shouldn’t miss. On top of the models, the fashion show also has performances by hip hop artists Jay Triiiple, Troy Good, J4, and JSON. This fashion show is the perfect pre-game for Rick Ross.

Keep Hustlin’

After the fashion show and a short intermission, the concert begins at 9 PM. With a banging lineup, this concert is sure to pop off. Headlining is Rick Ross. L.A. native, Rick Ross started his musical career in 2006 with his debut single Hustlin.” Then, he went on to sign a multimillion dollar deal with Def Jam Records. From there, his empire only grew. He founded Maybach Music Group in 2009 and was voted the “Hottest MC” by MTV in 2012. Outside of music, Rick Ross is also an acclaimed author, with his book, “The Perfect Day to Boss Up: A Hustler’s Guide to Building Your Empire” debuting in 2021. On top of Rick Ross, there are also some killer local support acts.

The Locals

First up are AP and A Meazy. AP has been touring Texas and California recently. Though, Denver is ready to have him back home. AP’s most recent album, “Big Homie 2” dropped last year so you know he is ready to bring his all to his performance. A Meazy is an advocate for mental health within the black community and uses his platform to preach self-care and self love. This message came across loud and clear in his album,“Protect Your Energy”, which dropped last year. He will be ready to keep spreading that message at the performance.

Also on the line-up is female hip hop rapper Mo-Luv. An independent artist, Mo-Luv is hitting the stage to prove that women can be rappers too. Her songs channel the struggles of living as a Black Woman in America, but also love and happiness. Last on the lineup is Tana 10 Birdz. He is also unsigned and is most known for his song, “Courtside.” His love for Denver is noticed in all of his songs and Denver will be ready to love him Sunday night.

Conclusion

This event is jam-packed with fun events and performers traveling from near and far. It is sure to be a banging event, so be sure to get your tickets now. For event details and tickets visit here.

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