Denver Disco presents
Special Guests: Munson Meeks v. Dobryman
FUN FACTORY, MANTARAY
Denver, CO, 80203
This event is 21 and over
Munson Meeks is a pretty uncompromising DJ. For most people this is a hindrance, but for Munson Meeks it's his strongest asset. "I'm mostly into Nu-Disco but dabble with a little Deep-House. I just play the songs I like. A lot of times it's hard to tell what genre the song actually is, so I just call them Sexy. That's basically what it comes down to: Is this song sexy as hell? Yes? Of course it is."
And while his song selection is spot on, his seamless mixing is what makes him stand out. "When I listen to a mix, I don't want to be able to tell when one track ends and the next begins. A perfect mix sounds like one 2-hour song with a lot of different parts. So that's what I like to do. I take 20 to 25 songs and piece them together like a puzzle, so when you listen to the whole mix it's just one long, amazing piece of music. There is so much good music out there, it's just a matter of finding it and figuring out how to piece it together in a way that makes the whole greater than the sum of its parts."
He may just play what he wants to hear, but he plays what's right. "DJ'ing is dictatorship. You stand there and force the crowd to listen to what you want to listen to. When you take a step back and think about, it's pretty strange. Yeah, I'm just playing what I want to hear, but I do it because I know it's what the crowd wants to hear too, they just don't know it yet. But once you play that track, everybody freaks out because it's perfect. I play my favorite songs because I know other people are going to enjoy them too."
Born in the rollings hills of the Czech Republic, Dobryman has emerged as a creator and facilitator of all that is dark dirty and danceable, crafting sets and tunes for your listening pleasure.
Fun Music for Good Times
MantaRay has developed his own blend of original Space Junk w the release of the Space Cadet EP to close out 2012. Shifting gears to focusing on Deep House and NuDisco twenty-thirteen has been careening along at light speed for this shooting star with opening slots for Tropicool, Christian Martin, Plastic Plates, Worthy,The Polish Ambassador, Signal Path, Abakus, Penguin Prison, as well as playing to a crowd of over 1000 at Denver's Ogden Theatre to culminate a 3 night tour with Conspirator.
Mixes are created using the S4 and countless hours of editing & re-editing tracks to give MantaRay sets a signature flair as almost every track mixed is a edit/re-edit of the original version. Using the S4 over Cdj's allows MantaRay to play these edits live turning the turntables into more of a musical instrument than an interface.Striving to create a constant mix, MantaRay is a mash up master creating 3 and 4 track mixes in the height of his sets! Expanding his horizons with the formation of the group Space Race, residency with Denver Disco, & an hour set at Electric Forest Festival the future is bright for this starchild.
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