We took some time to sit down with Joe Burchard and Matthew Reyer of Black/Tuesday to discuss their place in the music industry as we close in on being less than two weeks away from the 2016 Cloak & Dagger Music Festival on October 15th here in Denver, Colorado. We had a very interesting conversation with the boys and their ability to pull off the triple threat.
It’s that time of year again Cultureheads: the time when the convention center downtown opens it’s doors to host the biggest event of it’s kind in the country. An event that is the quintessential adult playground. No kids allowed, just hopheads only. It’s the biggest annual event hosted by this space not featuring anyone named Lorin (ok well maybe someone will be in the building who has that name, but I digress). It’s time, of course, for the annual Great American Beer Festival.
Being that the calendar has turned to October and we’re now officially into fall, some of you make think that festival season is over. For outdoor festivals (in most of the country), this certainly rings true. However, we’re not done with festival season quite yet here in Colorado.
Continuing in our Monday tradition of bringing you fresh new music to move to all week long here's Dirty Little Thieves mix for all of us cultureheads out there featuring 30 mins of pure electro/house awesomeness.
Nearing the end of his U.S. Summer Tour, dubstep producer SPAG HEDDY offered up some hefty portions of filthy, wonky, juicy-tomato bass at Beta Nightclub this last Friday night.
After experiencing his set first hand, it’s quite obvious that this Mischa Reining born producer has spent quality time cooking away in the kitchen. Offering neck-breaking anthems all throughout his set, the dubstep juggernaut definitely dished up the recommended daily serving of bass. I had the opportunity to sit down with the well-known producer and ask a few of the questions that you’ve been anxious to know. Check out the exclusive Colorado Culture interview below:
Another Monday, another mix from some outstanding local talent. This one comes straight outta Aurora, courtesy of Derek Grant aka Fun Da Mentalist. Here you'll find a mix of some downtempo, some soul, and some hip hop. We've been following Derek for a while so (much like all of these mixes) we're excited to share this one with you.
One of the aspects of Cloak & Dagger, and this is something that we’ve previously alluded to, is the strong representation of local talent within the lineup that are all doing their part to push the local scene forward and help it grow. In that regard, this week’s artist Freddy Rule is no exception. We met with him in his home studio to chat a bit about life and music.
Today we’ve got a special one for you: Mile High Sound Movement heavy hitter Unlimited Gravity has released some new flavor for your ears just ahead of his three show run with the Unlimited Aspect (Unlimited Gravity/Project Aspect) live band along with Zoogma.
For those who know Andy Immerman, they know that he is both a mainstay over at Souls in Action Entertainment, and also a close friend of ours here at Colorado Culture...among many other things. For those who don't know Andy, we'll have you know that the aforementioned "many other things" include being a multi-talented artist, with his passions lying in music production, photography, and graphic design.
Wobble funk expert Pandasaywhat?! is at it again, and this time with a brand new EP. After just recently opening up for acts such as Bass Physics and Matoma, Jordan Panasewicz a.k.a. Pandasaywhat?! releases his first ever EP titled “What’s It Called?!
Continuing in our newfound tradition of dropping fresh mixes for you every Monday from some of Colorado's best musicians, DJs, and producers, is this mix by Colorado's own Decadon. Featuring some new original music and some classics get your fire extinguisher ready cause this mix is lit.
The first thing to understand about Graeme Duffy, aka PhaseOne, is that he’s not your normal run-of-the-mill computer music making producer. Sure, he’s trained in other instruments (guitar, piano, and drums), but his musical influences run much deeper than that.
It’s going to be really difficult saying goodbye to Sound Remedy in just over a week from now. His performances at the Fox Theatre and Mishawaka Amphitheater on the 16-17th will be the last he plays in Colorado before he retires from live music at the end of 2016.
Interview with Civil Youth
Q: How did you meet and form the band?
A: (Mike) I started the band in Boston and knew Daniel from high school and other projects. When I came back from Boston to live in Philly, I wanted and knew Dan, he slays it. So I said, “Dan be my man”. At first he said no I hate you but I convinced him.
Evan came a bit later, he produced the second record and when our drummer left, Evan knew all the material and he’s a brother so I asked him to be in the band.
Q: So it’s been a little over a year since the band first started touring in March 2015. How would you say the experience has been for you all to be able to travel the US with your music?
A: (Mike) it’s definitely been cool, experiencing all the different weather changes has made me a paranoid monster, I can’t drive without having an anxiety attack (laugs)
(Dan) it’s really cool to get the chance to visit different scenes and not only get to play with all these bands in the scene) but to able to experience the different scenes, cultures and towns. It’s been a humbling experience to be able to stay away from the area that I grew up in and actually see the country that we live in.
Q: Music will often times stem from a history. Your bio states that some of your work has stemmed from a history of anxiety and/ or depression. What is your advice for CO Culture readers who may be battling with these diseases?
A: (Mike) find something that you are passionate about because through that passion you find yourself. I specifically tend to gravitate towards the arts but it doesn’t need to be the arts, it could be construction it doesn’t matter as long as you are passionate about it, I think you will be able to find yourself.
(Dan) I also refer to the arts to get through difficult times in my life. One thing that I always realize when I get up on stage and play, it’s a giant stress reliever for me and
(Evan) We sit in a car together for 10 hours a day, so we all have the same train of thought on a lot of different things. I really agree, I think the biggest thing is being true to who you want to be. You do have find yourself. Don’t let people tell you that you shouldn’t do what you want to do
Q: What would you say your favorite part of your job is?
A: (mike) I like performing and creating music, being creative.
(Evan) this whole past summer we’ve been writing a new record and I was all about that. Its fun to be in such an awesome creative setting.
(Dan) for me its most definitely the shows, it can be tough and stressful sometimes.
Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
A: (Evan) South America
(Dan) the UK
(Mike) the islands
Q: What has been the most memorable/ enjoyable performance you’ve played?
A: (Mike) Our Danger Danger tour in March
(Dan) Pop’s in St. Louis. It was so cool because everyone was chanting our lyrics with us, it was surreal.
(Evan) When we opened for AWOLNATION and twenty one pilots in Camden, NJ. There was also a show in Utah were I had injured my leg so going to the hospital from the stage perfectly shows a spectrum of highs and lows (laughs)
Q: If you could hang out with any musical influence dead or alive, who would it be?
A: (Mike) Jared Leto
(Evan) George Harrison from The Beatles
(Dan) Simon Neil is my spirit animal
Q: If you could describe your musical genre or style in 3 words, which would you choose?
A: (Mike) Eccentric