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::MICHAL MENERT // Trees Dallas // Sept 19::
Late Night Radio, Mikey Thunder
2709 Elm Street
Dallas, TX, 75226
Doors 8:00 PM (event ends at 2:00 AM)
This event is all ages
Colorado-based Michal Menert comes from a complex musical background of guitar, keyboards, and a variety of other instruments, giving him a unique approach to composition. Menert co-produced the debut Pretty Lights album, Taking Up Your Precious Time, with Derek Vincent Smith. He has since released his first solo album, Dreaming of a Bigger Life in spring of 2010, and dropped the much-lauded 27 track mega-LP, Even If It Isn't Right, in April 2012. His sound combines obscure vintage samples from both Eastern European and Western vinyl with rich analog synthesis and organic hard hitting beats; a fusion of yesterday's elements and tomorrow's ideas.
Late Night Radio
Late Night Radio, is more than just a name its an idea. Bringing together energy & emotion Alex Medellin not only moves dance floors but imaginations. His deep admiration for early soul, funk & jazz results in an eclectic fusion which brings together everything from hard bass, to hip hop drums and organic instrumentation. After the release of his debut ep Concrete Collage in December of 2012 LNR has been steadily working his way up the scene with no intentions of looking back. LNR has showcased his sets comprised of originally produced tracks at well know Colorado venues Ogden Theater, Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, Hodis Halfnote, and others sharing the stage with artists from Michal Menert and Griz, to Two Fresh and Mux Mool. With the concept of no restrictions Alex has a constantly evolving sound and hunger for something new, so keep your mind and ears open for Late Night Radio.
Thunder spins a genre blending,bassdriven-partyrock-electrocrunk-futurefunk.With 16 years in the game,he's mastered the art of improvisation with an uncanny ability to work with and rework the vibe of the party with precision.Mikey learned his chops in the diverse music scene of Burlington Vermont where he gained a love and appreciation for all types of music and immersed himself into dj culture. In the fall of 1999,Mikey relocated to the mountains of Jackson Hole where he was soon kidnapped by Michael Franti and Spearhead for the Stay Human Tour.After opening for Spearhead in Jackson Hole,Thunder was handpicked by Michael Franti to open the rest of the tour where he mixed beats into their sets,during set break,and scratched with their beatboxer,Radioactive.
After the Spearhead tour Mikey relocated to Boulder and continued to pursue his musical career.He has shared stages with some of the biggest names in hip hop and electronic music including Jurassic 5,Digable Planets,Del The Funky Homosapien,Arrested Development,Guru,Big Daddy Kane,Blackalicious,Crown City Rockers Lyrics Born,People Under The Stairs,One Self,The Alkaholiks,Dead Prez,Jedi Mind Tricks,M.O.P., The Clipse,2 Live Crew,Swollen Members,Method Man,Redman,Z-Trip,JBoogie,Fort Knox Five,Bassnectar,Glitch Mob,Anasia,Panty Raid,Vibe Squad,Prefuse73,Random Rab,Alex B,Savoy,Particle,Boombox,Disco Biscuits,and the End of Tour After Party for Jack Johnson & Ben Harper at Red Rocks.At that time Thunder also was an Atari playing stuntman DJ in the band Sonar.The band shared the stage with the Wailers at the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City,the String Cheese Incident,and played Hightimes Magazine's SXSW party,and the Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam.
In the fall of 2009 Mikey joined the Pretty Lights team,opened for over 30 shows on their tours and performed cuts on the Making Up a Changing Mind EP,released in 2010.Thunder is currently Pretty Lights Music's DJ.
His favorite place to play is during sunrise on a old Chinese junk pirate ship by the trash fence on an ancient seabed drinking champagne and eating bacon with friends.