LIPGLOSS | BLOC PARTY DJ Set | boyhollow & DJ Tower
608 E. 13th Ave.
Denver, CO, 80203
Doors 9:00 PM (event ends at 2:00 AM)
This event is 21 and over
Matt Tong of Bloc Party
Matthew Tong born on April 29 1979 in Bournemouth and later moves to Norwich to study Philosophy at the University of East Anglia. . He is the drummer for English indie rock band Bloc Party. He is both English and Chinese. As an early music lover, at the age of 11, he is capable of wonderfully playing the guitar, piano, and drums.
Okereke, Lissack, and Moakes had strict criteria for the qualifying drummer of their band which makes them turn down eight people who has auditioned. When it came to Tong's turn what they heard according to the three was "Magic, It's a sound we thought could possibly never exist". This is the moment when Bloc Party is officially formed.
In the 2005 "Banquet" video, Tong uses a five piece maple Pearl Session drum kit.
Tong is thought to be the friendliest among the group because he talks more on interviews which makes him seem less shy than the other members.
Hollow aka boyhollow
Hollow aka boyhollow is an old goth that plays music for hipsters, indie-rockers, bass-heads, gays, party kids, trannies, meat-heads, woo girls and even the occasional hippie. He doesn’t believe in writing bios containing a bunch of cliches about what an awesome DJ he is. He’d rather be making you dance.
He is the founder of Lipgloss (est. 2001), Denver’s longest running and most awarded club-night. Lipgloss pulls in over 500 people a week and consistently runs at capacity. Lipgloss was instrumental in - if not arguably responsible for - creating Denver’s indie dance scene. He is also resident DJ at Scumbag Sundays at Shag Lounge and founder and resident DJ of both Girls and Boys Denver and Porn and Chicken Denver.
He has worked with, performed at and produced parties with some of music’s biggest names: Passion Pit, The XX, Girl Talk, Miami Horror, The Juan Maclean, Miike Snow, Yeasayer, !!!, MSTRKRFT, Autoerotique, Figure, Mars Volta, Simian Mobile Disco, Steve Aoki, Bloody Beetroots, Chromeo, Calvertron, Le Castle Vania, Treasure Fingers, VHS or Beta, Le Tigre, Felix Cartal, Fake Blood, Blondie, Interpol, Phoenix, Boys Noize, Crookers, LCD Soundsystem, Guns'n'Bombs, Mustard Pimp, Junkie XL, LA Riots, The Faint, K.I.M. (The Presets), Chuckie, Cool Kids, Muse, Tommie Sunshine, The Klaxons, Devo, The Cars, Toxic Avenger, Daedelus, Snowden, RAC DJ's, The Motherfucking Gaslamp Killer, The Rapture, Airborne Toxic Event, Ghostland Observatory, The Bravery, She Wants Revenge, Mickey Avalon, Electric Six, Paparazzi, Paul Anthony, Bird Peterson, Hot Pink Delorean, Ladytron, Blaqk Audio, Peter Hook (Joy Division, New Order), Tim Burgess (The Charlatans), Andy Rourke and Mike Joyce (The Smiths), Spencer Moody (Murder City Devils), Marky Ramone (The Ramones), Stellastar*, Nadastrom, Anna Lunoe, Keane, Blondie and many more that have fallen into the drunken haze of time.
Currently involved in some exciting production and remixing work with artists like The Chaotic Good and Paul Anthony, keep your eyes and ears peeled for the new movement in Denver’s dance scene. It’s going to be a coup d'état of massive proportion.
DJ Tower has been DJing in Denver since 1993. He started by playing music at friend's parties and event with his own home stereo, cd players and a pawn shop special mixing board. Now he has been DJing for 15 years which has allowed him the experience to develop a sound and mix with his own unique style and technical skills.
In the early days, Tower developed his style by playing in many small venues such as Flavors, The Snake Pit, Tonic, 7 South (now Hi-Dive), and anyone who would have him. He also became involved with the world of band and event promotions with FastForward productions and putting on large Fetish/goth events. During this time he began to gain the attention of some of the established DJs in town. They in-turn, gave him the opportunity to spin his style of music to larger audiences.
Soon, he began DJing at some of the bigger clubs in Denver. Since this time, he has played to audiences at the Church, Deadbeat Club, Vinyl, Rock Island, Club Onyx and many other clubs and events.
Tower's musical tastes vary widely and spans many many genres. He has done nights in genres such as industrial, alternative, synthpop, futurepop, nuwave, gothic, 80s, nu school breaks, psytrance, indie, brit-pop and other types of music. While DJing, industrial and alternative he became aware of the bands Felix da Housecat and Ladytron. Through these bands he discovered the exciting and trashy world of electro/electroclash/dancepunk/electrohouse music scene. It is one of the most exciting musical changes in alternative dance music in a very long time. If you want to hear the freshest electro sounds, Tower will not disappoint.
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