Euphonic Conceptions, Longevity & Mindbeam Productions Present
RE:Turn Tuesdays Feat. Blockhead w/ Yppah, Arms and Sleepers and FullyMaxxed
167 N College Ave
Fort Collins, CO, 80524
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is all ages
Tony Simon, a/k/a Blockhead, has been making and releasing utterly distinctive, funky and emotive music for the last two decades. Blockhead grew up in downtown New York City. As the son of an artist, surrounded by visual culture, he early on found that his passion was for music, for the sonic. A fan of a whole range of sounds, especially hip-hop, Blockhead steadily built a tremendous collection of tapes and later CDs from innumerable artists, a quiet accumulation of knowledge and know-how. After a brief stint as a rapper, he realized his calling was behind the boards and not on the mic– and from there he began to produce beats. Since making that decision, he's kept pretty busy: carving a niche as a sought-after underground beatmaker that people call when they want something special. Blockhead produced nine tracks on Aesop Rock's critically acclaimed album ͞Labor Days.͟ Additionally he produced half the tracks on Aesop's follow up EP, ͞Daylight.͟ He has also worked with other indie giants Atmosphere, Murs, Mike Ladd and Illogic. In between, he found time to complete a break beat album entitled ͞Blockhead's Broke Beats,͟ with ten hard-hitting instrumental tracks, which was released on Mush Records, the US home of cLOUDDEAD. To understand Blockhead͛s Stateside presence and gravitas – look no further than the fact that he has also contributed three tracks (including the first single) for Cage͛s ͞Hell͛s Winter͟ on Def Jux. The other producers on the project are DJ Shadow, El-P and RJD2. All this occurred simultaneously to his debut album on Ninja Tune, ͞Music By Cavelight,͟ described as ͞one of the most fantastically good albums you͛re going to hear this year͟ (Sunday Telegraph) and ͞a beautiful record͟ (Metro), with Blockhead himself tipped as ͞definitely one to watch͟ (Touch.) Blockhead returned in 2005 with ͞Downtime Science,͟ another set of deep, emotional instrumental hip hop tracks, this time dedicated to the downtown area of Manhattan where he grew up and has lived his entire life, encompassing all the attitude, anger and edginess of the neighborhood. This expansive album also features some melancholy reflections upon failed relationships and the promise of future loves. "The Music Scene," was released in 2009 to both critical acclaim and commercial success – launching Blockhead on a global string of headlining dates ranging from Pittsburgh to Poland – where he participated in the world famous Zubroffka festival, providing a live score for some of Charlie Chaplin͛s earliest films. Blockhead followed this album with ͞Interludes After Midnight,͟ further showcasing his development as a solo artist with a unique voice. This brings us to 2014 and the release of ͞Bells and Whistles,͟ his last release and a bold artistic statement unlike his previous work. According to Blockhead – the naming of the album speaks to emerging trends in music he is seeking to address: ͞The whole idea behind the album is that music has gotten so far away from just being music. I think that whole way of thinking, relating to music and art in general, is bullshit. I don't want to use those tactics to distract people or create a buzz that's separate from my album. I want to be judged purely on the music itself – just well constructed songs with no frills...thus ͚Bells and Whistles.͛͟
2017 has been as busy as ever for Blockhead, with a trio of new projects. Behind the boards, he handled production duties on Billy Woods acclaimed new album, Known Unknowns. In addition, Simon teamed with with UK music publisher DeWolf Music to create The Art of Sampling. Capitalizing on Blockheads ability to twist unexpected material into new, modern music, DeWolf opened their vaults to Simon and let him go to town. Finally, 2017 brought Blockhead͛s latest solo album, Funeral Balloons. Filled with 12 new cuts of layered goodness, his new album brings the people what they have grown to expect from the seasoned beat maker in his prime!
Landscape and memory have always played a central part in the music of Joe Corrales Jr. aka Yppah (pronounced “yippah”). It’s what gives his tunes their sense of place, their physicality, and their ethereal – almost nostalgic – sweetness. Drawing on a cultural heritage that took in My Bloody Valentine alongside hip hop and heavily influenced by various forms of electronic music, psychedelic soul and rock, his music often mixes guitars shoved through massive reverbs/delays, keyboards/synthesizers, live drums, and other techniques. Alluring, uplifting and imbued with natural, unaffected warmth that cuts through the most biting cold, Yppah’s music gives listeners an experience that is both rooted and revitalizing.
Yppah currently has three albums available on Ninja Tune; You Are Beautiful All The Time (2006), They Know What Ghost Know (2009), and Eighty One (2012).
His third album reflects a change in the landscape around him. Midway through the process of recording the demos for what became Eighty One, Corrales started making regular trips to Galveston, on the Texas Gulf coast, to surf. So energized was he by his experiences, he left his home in Texas and moved to Long Beach, California. Unsurprisingly then, he says that the images he had in his head as he made his new music were of the sea and the beach. “I wanted a lot of the songs to feel like a warm wash,” he explains. The record takes its title from the year Corrales was born and, perhaps the very act of moving away from childhood locales stirred up “memories from random times in my life. Like I was trying to recreate certain feelings I had at different points in my life with melodies, if that makes any sense.” And he goes on to ask, “You know how when you’re a child you feel your life has a certain melodic theme that you can’t really put your finger on and you can almost hear it, but it’s not anything you’ve ever heard before?” Eighty One is his attempt to capture those melodies.
Yppah is now performing material from Eighty One with a live band with rotating members sometimes featuring singer, producer and classically trained violinist, Anomie Belle.
Arms And Sleepers
Arms and Sleepers is the indie/electronic duo of Max Lewis and Mirza Ramic. Formed during the summer of 2006 in Boston, Massachusetts, the band has produced 11 releases and has toured extensively throughout North America, Europe and the UK. With each release, Arms and Sleepers have explored a different approach to the compositional process, ignoring musical genres and its creative limitations.
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Since 2006, Euphonic Conceptions has been dedicated to putting on events featuring fresh directions in music and art. The goal is to develop, support, and sustain culture that can birth groundbreaking artists and allow them and the community they represent to flourish.
A donation based company that gives back 15% of its profits from events to the community. Specializing in professional visual effects and sound production.
Music: brings ones from diverse backgrounds into a realm of similar objective parallelism. Creates happiness or invokes emotional response. Overall bridges a gap unimaginable by many but for seen by few.
Longevity Productions is a company that thrives to bring you the best acts and all around musical experiences they can provide. Working with people in the local Northern Colorado community to bring art of all styles together. We focus on artist booking, artist management, promotion, and event facilitation.
It was launched by Bri Long in September of 2017. With the help of her community and friends around her, her dream and love of music has finally manifested into a career.
Current booking roster:
Elctrx | TwoScoops | Genetic Concepts | Cezbot
Bass Prophets | Dj Wadada | Pitta Patta | Jimeni
I am FullyMaxxed: Providing awesome/groovy vibes for your ears with the power of music since 2013!
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