Late Night Radio w/ Marvel Years, Artifakts, Krooked Drivers, Lidsky and Mr. Bugati
2637 Welton Street
Denver, CO, 80205
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 8:30 PM (event ends at 2:00 AM)
This event is 16 and over
Late Night Radio
Hustling to make his mark in Denver, Colorado's electronic music melting pot, Late Night Radio is earning the respect of fans and peers alike through prolific production, innovative experimentation, and a dogged dedication to the craft. Alex Medellin has put in his time in the industry, coming up in Texas and California, but his ascension in the Colorado scene speaks to his ability to not only create a stunning array of original tracks, but bring them to life onstage, practicing what he preaches - guided by the mantra "emotion over energy."
Medellin's background in hip-hop is crucial to his development as a producer. Unlike some of his contemporaries who came up in the dance music scene, Late Night Radio keeps his cuts funky and inventive with an unshakable commitment to soulful grooves. Even when LNR breaks into high-energy, cabinet-rattling climaxes, the emotional depth remains. His wildly popular Vinyl Restoration series of old-school mixes has rooted his sound in deep, expressive sampling that keeps him firmly grounded in the lessons of the past, while reaching forward to craft his own signature sound.
A slew of collaborations, remixes and tour dates with notable acts are propelling Medellin's vision into new territories. Late Night Radio is poised to break out of the Centennial state, spreading the love to cities coast-to-cast and beyond as the LNR vision spreads. The forthcoming tour dates will be anchored by a powerful full-length album, Far Into the Night, slated for a mid-August release.
Having recently made a surprise guest appearance performing at a sold-out Pretty Lights Red Rocks show in Denver, CO - Marvel Years (a.k.a. Cory Wythe) the up-and-coming producer out of Burlington, Vermont, is making waves within the electro-soul hip-hop scene. Gaining wide noteriety throughout EDM blogs and social media, Marvel Years is more than just a DJ/producer. He is a genius on guitar and shreds well beyond what you would expect from a guitarist his age. His blend of electronic beats and shredding soulful guitar on his original tunes and remixes creates a sound that is a unique hybrid of EDM combing glitch, retro-funk, soul, jazz and hip-hop. Often compared to Pretty Lights and GriZ, Marvel Years has smooth funky sounding music on lock, and his releases are primed and ready for you to forget your troubles and enter into a happier state of mind that are impossible not to love.
Marvel Years is working on future releases and will be dropping a number of singles and collaborations throughout the fall of 2013.
Marvel Years’ sophomore EP appropriately titled Nowhere But Up was released on April 9th through Gravitas Recordings with great success. It is available for free download, as is all Marvel Years music.
A kid with a dream, Marvel Years has the talent and the drive as he becomes a household name. Keep your eye on this fresh artist who is making big moves…. And become marveled yourself.
What happens when gritty electronic basslines meet vintage sample laced hip hop? You get the boom bap sample sound of indie producer Artifakts. Artifakts is the ever-evolving, electronic hip-hop project of Garret Meyer. Ranging from gritty down-sampled soulful stomp to mellow, airy and ambient hip hop, Artifakts has carved out a unique sound that not even trip hop can touch.
Hailing out of small town Newton, Wisconsin, 20 year old Garret began the collaborative project “Artifakts” in February 2012, and was joined by fellow 20 year old electronic producer William Thompson (Charleston, South Carolina) in March 2012. Following a summer festival circuit and live debut, Artifakts released the 11 track “Like This If” beat tape independently, featuring a smorgasbord of vinyl sampled, short electronic infused hip hop and airy trip-hop instrumentals à la Flying Lotus, Michal Menert, and DJ Shadow. Artifakts is set to release an EP in 2013 with sole works from Meyer.
Artifakts has also shared the stage with some of the biggest names in the scene such as Pretty Lights, MartyParty (of PANTyRAiD), and Cherub; not to mention plenty of collaborations with producers around the US. With multiple tracks under his belt, Artifakts set himself apart as one of the most sought after new electronic producers around.
Krooked Drivers is an electrohiphopsoul duo consisting of Maddy O'neal and Donnie Dalbora based in Denver Colorado. Their sound is a combination of classic boom-bap hip hop drums with heavy hitting bass lines accompanied by warm soulful samples. Their influences range from classic 90's hip hop to jazz, soul, funk and everything in between. When it comes to live performance Krooked Drivers will keep you on your toes fusing high energy and emotion that explodes into an all out dance party. Krooked Drivers is an ever evolving duo striving to push the envelope of production as well as their own sound, imagination, and creativity.
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