Keeping up with the tradition of bringing you Colorado artists booming with potential we'd like to take a minute to introduce you all to Karlyle Sky Walker, also known by his stage name Krushendo. Born in Santa Monica, CA, Karlyle calls Ft. Collins, CO home and has been producing music for the past 10 years. With a background as a vocalist and a guitarist in various jam and metal bands, his diverse skill set culminated into the project Krushendo and he's been rapidly rising in the Northern Colorado underground scene over the past 6 months.
In just over a week the prodigal dubstep son Datsik returns to Colorado on February 4th to the 1stBank Center in Broomfield, CO to bring us his Ninja Nation Tour. (BUY TICKETS NOW) Featuring the Shogun stage, a fresh new sound from Beetles himself, and a diverse lineup full of some of the biggest names in electronic dance music and hiphop/rap, this is a show you won’t want to miss this year.
Kicking the 2017 year off strong, we start our festival journey in the Southwest region of the country with Gem and Jam Music Festival. The eleventh annual festival located in the heart of Tucson, AZ takes place February 2nd-5th, and this year things are heating up more than ever. With masters of hip-hop-funk Gramatik, The Floozies, and Lotus headlining the festival, Arizona will host one of the most notoriously funk-worthy festivals of the year--and that’s not all that's in store for funk-lovers alike. Phish bassist Mike Gordon, several members of the String Cheese Incident, G-Jones, OPIUO, The Russ Liquid Test, and more fill out the lineup making the 2017 Gem and Jam fest one of the best they've ever had. The festival also includes both on and off-site camping each night, and for all of us Coloradans getting buried under snow, Gem and Jam sounds like the perfect place to trade up the bitter cold for the warmth, light, and music for a few days. (BUY TICKETS NOW)
With so many options available on New Year’s Eve, when choosing your activity you have so many things to consider. Company, venue (if you’re the extroverted type), music, etc. And especially in a place like Denver, where the options on said holiday are virtually limitless, it’s paramount that you choose wisely.
Decadence was clearly the main show in town. That’s no secret, and hasn’t been for quite some time. But for those interested in taking in a show within a bit more intimate of a venue, the homies over at SOCO Nightlife District and Souls in Action Entertainment set up something which turned out to be quite the treat. With an eclectic lineup featuring a bevy of different visual and musical artists, the New Year’s Eve party they hosted at City Hall stood in stark contrast to the rest of the parties taking place that night. Amongst the variety of influences present in the lineup however, two luminaries stand out above the others: I’m talking of course about artist Alex Grey and London’s own Stooki Sound.
With electro-dubstep becoming increasingly popular across the country, it’s no surprise that the best of the best are back in the bass capital and sweeping the nation by a storm with their newest rendition of a Christmas tour. Circus Records, the independent UK music record established in 2009 in by Joshua “Flux Pavilion” Steele, Shaun “Doctor P” Brockhurst, Simon Swan, and Earl Falconer, has been one of the leading dubstep and drum and bass labels in the industry for over five years, and Colorado Culture’s Madison Shea and Elyza Desiree had the privilege to sit down and chat with some of it’s leading artists. With Steele leading the interview, alongside Tony “Cookie Monsta” Cook and DISKORD (a newer addition to Circus Records’ powerhouse focusing on heavy trap and dub) we had the opportunity to discuss the upcoming musical plans and direction for the crew, what their comeback means to them, and more.
Sometimes eating what we want, the way we want isn't always easy on our budget. The good news is Denver has a plethora of restaurants that cater to the vegetarian lifestyle. Being a vegetarian I've searched far and wide to find some of the best dishes around town. It was tough to narrow it down to just five, but here are my 5 favorite.
Colorado's culture is as vibrant and full of positivity as anywhere else in the world. There are so many things to do here, and it's a state that naturally encourages people to open up their eyes, their hearts, and their minds. To get out of their houses, away from their TVs and computers and experience the world without walls. Culture is all around us. Are you ready to find it?
Jacob, formally known as Just A Gent, is probably one of youngest producers in the game. Starting at fresh age of twelve, this lovetronic producer has been making his American debut on the Safe In Sound Music Festival tour, adding a refreshing change of pace to the heavy-banger line up. We had the opportunity to talk to Jacob prior to his SIS set and talk about his newest EP, his biggest supporters, and lots more. Check it out below!
Less than one week after Hallowfreakinween, crowds of teens and twenty-somethings made their way to the First Bank Center to attend Colorado’s 3rd annual Safe In Sound Music Festival. With twenty-five destinations and an assortment of eighteen artists, this year’s Safe In Sound line up was more than grand. Not only did Borgore, Zomboy, LAXX, and Just A Gent make a Coloradical appearance, but Denver’s own Decadon and PAWS made their way to the Broomfield line-up, making this show an event that this bass capital’s residents didn’t want to miss.
“Hey kids it's Borgore, do you know what’s hardcore?”
-Not your latest track, Asaf.
Borgore’s latest song, ‘Best’, may come as a major surprise to hardcore Borgore fans. The new track features an entirely new Borgore sound that is not dubstep, and if this concept isn’t controversial as is the songs' music video depicts a story that only leaves viewers with a multitude of questions. We fortunately had the opportunity to interview Borgore just hours after the release and ask him the questions that you've been dying to know. Check out the exclusive Colorado Culture x Borgore interview below!
Rising up from the ashes in a sea full of overplayed monotonous electronic music comes one of the most legendary trios in riddim history: Gentlemen’s Club. Comprised of artists Soloman, Coffi, and 50Carrot, the United Kingdom-based group made their return to Denver this past Halloweekend. Often times we find ourselves clouded in an industry of aspiring emerging artists, but on October 29th, City Hall in Denver opened up to reveal an incredible night full of face-melting bass and riddim.
If you're anything like us, this video of a baby dancing to unreleased Protohype made you 1) chuckle and 2) made you want to download the unreleased tune. After catching his set at Dancefestopia just last month we had the opportunity to interview Max Hype aka Protohype and ask him a few questions about what he's been conjuring up in the kitchen. Check out the interview and find out more:
It's almost here—Safe in Sound tour comes to First Bank Center on November 4th and we could not be more excited. With headliners Borgore and Zomboy, featuring LAXX and Just a Gent, and Colorado's own Decadon, Colorado’s bass-capital Denver, and other local bassheads are in for a treat this fall season. We highly recommend that everyone come ready and fully prepared for full-forced headbanging as one of Colorado's best fall electronic events returns.
In anticipation of their upcoming Colorado show with The Reminders at Cervantes Other Side on November 16th, 2016 we had the chance to sit down with Virginia based RDGLDGRN (pronounced Red-Gold-Green) to talk about music culture, The Lorax, and how complacency impacts the world.
If you’re well rehearsed in the Colorado lifestyle, you know that being outdoors and underneath the sun and stars is one of the most popular things to do, all year round. Colorado offers a wide variety of outdoor activities for one to embark on, and one of the most unique ones is to head down south to the Great Sand Dunes National Park. These sand dunes have formed over thousands of years as sand from streams and lakes on the San Luis Valley floor have been carried by winds, thus resulting in the massive playground of gigantic sand mountains.
We all know and love the wild variety and rugged beauty that Colorado offers. Many of us have fallen in love with a favorite hike that we’ve found while exploring. My personal favorite comes in the form of two sister peaks nestled between Allenspark and Estes Park. Twin Sisters rises roughly 11,400 feet, just enough to pass the timber line. Peaking through gaps in the trail, Longs Peak and Mount Meeker loom across the valley, watching over the Twins. Views of the majestic peaks will make you catch your breath in awe...that is, if you’re not already catching your breath from the strenuous hike and altitude.