Fly July at Temple Denver

This summer, we have been blessed with some amazing concerts, shows and festivals and now we have even more fantastic music at Temple! 14 amazing artists will be hitting the stage this month and we are ready to party the night away with them. With different vibes and sounds every week, there is sure to be something for everyone! 

Rusko July 1st

Kicking off the month is Rusko. He is hitting the stage Friday, July 1st. Born in Leeds, Rusko grew up with the amazing English Drum n bass scene. Bringing that hometown sound with him through music school, Rusko brings his own grimey dub-step vibe over to us. His most recent hit, “Butcher Shop” is an absolute drum n bass banger and we can’t wait to get down with him!

Klingande July 2nd

Following Rusko, Klingande will be taking over Temple Saturday, July 2nd. All the way from France, Klingande will bring the saxy sounds of tropical house with him. His first album “The Album” is full of some amazing house music and definitely worth a listen!

Deerock July 7th

The next week at Temple starts with Deerock, who is getting the party started on Thursday, July 7th. This East Coast producer is mostly known for his “Get Up It’s Gameday” mixes on Soundcloud, but his newest track, a remix of the Chainsmokers’ “High” is absolute fire!

Culture Shock July 8th

Next on the Temple stage is Culture Shock, playing Friday, July 8th. Hailing from across the pond, Culture Shock is no stranger to drum n bass, growing up listening to the genre on Britain’s various pirate radios. He released a compilation of songs earlier this year, but “Recombine” with Sub Focus is our favorite! We are excited to hear him spin!

Niiko x Swae July 9th

Also playing this weekend is Niiko x Swae. This duo will be bringing the heat July 9th. Hailing from LA, this duo recently dropped, “ Save Me” ft. JRM on Soundcloud. It has a real dancey vibe to it and is sure to be a summer anthem!

GLOBAL DANCE FESTIVAL PRE-PARTY: YELLOW CLAW

This Amsterdam duo is taking the stage July 14th for the official Global Dance Festival Pre-Party. The duo’s music is a mix of a wide range of genres and often incorporates elements from trap, hip hop, dubstep, and more. Yellow Claw’s latest Soundcloud track, “Deep Inside” is a heavy, high energy slammer that is sure to get anyone who listens to it pumped up!

Softest Hard July 21st

True to her name, Softest Hard is bringing the hard beats July 21st. The LA producer brings a unique history to her sound. Being Vietnamese-American in Vermont, she always aspired to be bigger than her town. Her song, “La Luz” just dropped back in April and it is a heavy trap banger! 

Bad Girls Club – Hard Candy Burlesque Show July 21st

The Hard Candy Burlesque girls are back July 21st, with their Bad Girls Club. The show starts at 7, so grab some friends and see some bad girls making all the moves, and then head to the main stage for Softest Hard.

Open Art Night July 21st

The Open Art Night is happening July 21st. Come meet and network with other Denver artists. Hosted in the Mirus, bring your artist friends, sip some cocktails and look at the local art. The doors open at 7!

Chapter & Verse July 22nd

Chapter & Verse is bringing the tech house heat July 22nd. Making waves in his UK hometown, Chapter & Verse is a quickly rising tech house star. He just dropped his song, “Taking Over Me” a little over a week ago, and we are loving it!

Sippy July 23rd

Sippy is coming on July 23rd with her Down Under Sound. Don’t be fooled by her appearance. Sippy makes the grimiest dubstep! Her most recent song, “Trippin” actually just dropped today, 6/22 on Beatport and we are OBSESSED!

Wehbba July 28th

This international producer, Webhha is hitting the Temple Decks on July 28th. Since he is traveling all the way from Brazil, you know he will be bringing the heat. He’s an international techno superstar and we are beyond excited for his techno beats!

Party Favor July 29th

No stranger to the party scene in Denver, Party Favor is returning July 29th.This Bass music producer is a veteran in the music industry and always puts on a good show! His song “Spirits Part 1” just dropped on June 17th and it’s another Party Favor banger!

Party Pupils July 30th

Wrapping up the month, Party Pupils is hitting the stage July 30th. LA based, this future house artist is bringing the technicolor neon vibes of LA to the stage. “Renegade” with Big Gigantic is a banger of theirs that came out at the beginning of the year and it absolutely slaps!

July Wrap Up

No matter who you see in July, be sure to make Temple one of your stops! There are tons of fantastic artists playing and it’s sure to be a party this July! 

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Daily Report – Under Construction: Fisher b2b Chris Lake Is A Success!

Daily Report - Under Construction: Fisher b2b Chris Lake Is A Success!

House heads far and wide were able to dance the nights away this past weekend at Under Construction: Fisher b2b Chris Lake. Hosted by Relentless Beats, this two day event showed off plenty of groovy artists, art installations, and popular vendors.

Location, Layout, and Production

Phoenix raceway, located in Avondale, AZ, has become the newest hotspot for events produced by Relentless Beats. This wide open space provides attendees with plenty of room to move their feet and connect with others in the scene. Another pro for this location is that it provides loads of parking for general admission, VIP tables, and ADA. There are also many signs directing where to park, enter and exit. 

Inside you’ll find the epic megastructure that has been shocking the local community with its grand lasers and visuals. There is also a VIP area with an elevated section for premier viewing and front row access.

Lineup

Fans were able to hear the musical stylings of so many artists this past weekend. 

Saturday, May 28th: Loco Dice, Anna, Joshwa, and Miane 

Sunday, May 29th: Hot Since 82, Eli & Fur, Cloonee, and Sosa  

Playing both days of course were Fisher b2b Chris Lake. This duo played an incredible three hour set both days that sent fans into a dancing overdrive.

Vendors and Art Installations

RB spared no expense when it came to the incredible vendors at this event! 

There was a mini food court with outdoor patio seating for all guests. Food included mac & cheese, loaded nachos, chicken tenders with fries, Mexican cuisine, and vegan burgers! Pop-up bars had everything from beers to seltzers and a variety of liquor for all your mixed drink needs. Monster Rehab also had a pop-up featuring some of the most popular flavors of their energized tea and lemonade blend. 

Vendors included some of the most popular brands for rave attire. To name a few, attendees were able to shop around at pop-ups for Kritter Klips, Kandis World, Rave Circus, Blvcklist, and more. 

Art installations included a light-up pegboard from Monster that fans could create on and there was an incredible “You Are Amazing” mural that was hand-crafted by graphic artist, Jayarr Steiner. The Weird and Wonderful Cast also made an appearance to bring art to life with their hypnotizing dance moves and elaborate costumes!

Conclusion

I would definitely recommend going to Under Construction to my fellow festival-goers. Relentless Beats is constantly evolving with every show they put on and I am so excited for their future plans. Stay connected on Instagram and Twitter at @RelentlessBeats and Facebook at www.facebook.com/RelentlessBeats for the most up-to-date information regarding upcoming events.

 

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Eyes On the Road, Under Construction: Fisher B2B Chris Lake Is Ahead!

Bringing the groove back to AZ is no other than the legendary duo Fisher and Chris Lake. These two icons will be going B2B at the Phoenix Raceway in Avondale, AZ for two nights on May 28th & 29th, 2022. This event will be carrying on the party after Relentless Beats’ spring concert series that launched in April.

Line Up

Filling the stage along with Fisher and Chris lake goes as follows:

Saturday, May 28th: Loco Dice, Anna, Joshwa, and Miane

Sunday, May 29th: Hot Since 82, Eli & Fur, Cloonee, and Sosa

RB will also have the superstructure stage that was featured in their 2021 and 2022 concert series. Attendees will also be able to enjoy various art installations, food and drinks, and vendors that are well-known in the EDM community here in AZ.

Tickets and Pricing

Tickets are on sale now. Types of tickets include GA, which grants you entry into the festival. GA+ passes include everything that a GA pass includes PLUS – Express entry & private restrooms. And VIP passes include everything that a GA pass includes PLUS – Express entry, a commemorative lanyard, access to VIP Deck with a premium view, premium bar, and VIP lounge. You are able to buy single day and weekend passes.

There are also various hotel packages, shuttles, and table services to choose from!

To purchase tickets and get more info on this event, please go to https://www.underconstructionaz.com. Please note that this is an 18+ event.

Conclusion

Visit www.relentlessbeats.com for the most up-to-date information on all Relentless Beats events. Stay connected on Instagram and Twitter at @RelentlessBeats and Facebook at www.facebook.com/RelentlessBeats.

Modest Mouse Returned To Colorado In Their Prime

Modest Mouse Returned To Colorado In Their Prime

Modest Mouse is a band that has been a main staple in the indie-rock scene for nearly 20 years. Their albums have continually shaped the whole genre. Indie Rock in the 2000s wouldn’t have been nearly as widespread on radio channels without the success of “Float On”. With such an expansive catalog, it’s a treat to see the six-piece band at any capacity, but Mission Ballroom provided the perfect setting for them.

The Cribs Returned To Denver After 15 Years

The Cribs are a band originally hailing from Wakefield, West Yorkshire from the early 2000s with an electric approach to the Indie Rock genre. With heavy influences from The Strokes, Pavement, and The Smiths, they have all of the ripping rifts to put on a show. Playing to their advantage, this was the perfect setup for their long-overdue return to Denver. The spotlight was on them in front of thousands, as they were opening up for one of the largest bands known to indie rock. The Cribs shined through their set as they played early hits like, “Come On, Be A No-One”, to the highlight of the show, “Be Safe”. This was a performance that set up Modest Mouse perfectly.

Mission Ballroom Was The Perfect Venue For Modest Mouse

Isaac Brock couldn’t have said it better himself that he was ecstatic to play Mission Ballroom over anywhere else in Colorado. This felt like a true Modest Mouse show, which was their first headlining show in Denver since Velorama in 2018. There’s a lot different about Mission Ballroom in comparison to a music festival, as the intimacy is at the forefront. Truly, there is not a bad seat in the entire venue, which played favor to the packed audience. All of the way from the front to the back of the venue, “Alright!” could be heard in correspondence to “We’ll all float on..”. When diving into their performance, it was clear that Modest Mouse was having fun while playing in front of thousands.

Having Fun With It and Nailing It

After twenty years of recording some songs, they sounded just as good as ever live. This was a treat for anyone who has been following the band since their debut, “This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About”. Opening their set with “The World At Large”, everyone was immediately immersed as the six-piece performed. It was only the start of a catalog that stretched through all eras of Modest Mouse. Jumping back and forth, each song on the setlist transitioned perfectly while setting the dance floor on fire. Topping off an outstanding setlist, they came out for an encore, which featured their 1996 hit “Dramamine”. This performance had something in there for everyone, and the best part is that Modest Mouse had fun doing it.

Aged Like Fine Wine

It was a spectacle to see Modest Mouse and The Cribs both surpassing expectations. Aging like fine wine, both bands showed that there are plenty more years left in them. Mission Ballroom was the perfect venue to host this experience, as it was the perfect balance for both bands to utilize the amazing production to play their hits. “No, don’t you worry, we’ll all float on, alright” after this night.

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Eazybaked & DMVU Co-Headline Cervantes

Eazybaked and DMVU co-headlined this week’s shift Thursday, at Cervantes’ masterpiece ballroom. The lineup for this special night was impeccable. Starting the night is Ceiva, followed up by Gangus. Then DMVU Takes the stage then Eazybaked to end the night.

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.

The Openers

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.

Headliner

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.

Conclusion

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.

 

Photos by Ethan Klement

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EarthGang Mobs On Mission Ballroom

EarthGang Mobs On Mission Ballroom

A Great Show Sheds Light On A Greater Issue

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.

The Show

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.

Grass-fed Beef

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.

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Nite.Rinse Washes Over Reelworks-Draft

Nite.Rinse Washes Over Reelworks

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.