Posts Tagged ‘ Colorado ’

Ben Samples: Choose Your Own Adventure LP

Ben Samples is one of the staples discussed when throwing around names in the glitch-hop and midtempo genre of music. His unique sound design and bass lines have such a distinct sound that he has helped evolve the direction of where the music is today. Samples has matured his sound over recent years and help his local area of Denver/Boulder Colorado become one of the Mecca’s for bass music. His duo act with Greg Fisk, Fresh2Death, has toured all over the States and considered one of the best live shows around featuring live remixes. His energy, skill, and talent is unmatched when he steps behind the controls, it’s truly a performance more than anything. Choose You Own Adventure is Samples new album released by Made in Glitch. The title is baed on choose-your-own adventure children’s book series that became popular in 80s and 90s where you chose your own destiny. This 15 track release is just that, an adventure into the mind and world of a legendary bass warrior battling through the life of a rockstar. The album has chapters that bring a familiar nostalgic feel and others that take us on entirely new trip into new dimensions. You will never know what is around the corner but it’s one hell of a ride. Throw the album on shuffle and see how long you survive.” – AfroMonk

In an era where most artists simply churn out singles as fast as they can and then compile them together into EP’s, it is always a pleasant surprise to see an artist spend the time to put together a cohesive concept album. That is exactly what Samples has done for us with his Choose Your Own Adventure EP. Pick your adventure and enjoy the ride!

Ben Samples – Return To Atlantis:

Choose Your Own Adventure(BUY THE ALBUM HERE)
Artist: Ben Samples        Release: MIGREC13
Label: Made In Glitch     Duration: 54:43
Genre: Breakbeat            Tags: Breakbeat • Glitch Hop • Glitchy • Midtempo
Released: 2010-12-06

BEN SAMPLES:
Ben Samples SoundCloud
Ben Samples Facebook
Ben Samples BandCamp

-Ethan

Frequent-C: Concert Review + Upcoming Show!!!

(Flyer by Berk Visual of ElmandOak.com)

Frequent-C aka Cody Yozipovic has really been establishing his vibrant new sound (As well as some Mile High Sound Movement love) around Colorado of late. With a show last Thursday with Robotic Pirate Monkeys and an upcoming show this Thursday, again at the Fox, playing alongside The Candyman as their collaborative project Slim Thugz. If you are at all able to make it to Boulder on Thursday, this is not a show to miss. Last Thursday Cody opened for Robotic Pirate Monkeys and absolutely stole the show. His stage swagger combined with sheer musicality put him far above the other acts of the night. On stage he captivates the crowd with his sheer personality as his normally calm and composed demeanor is completely dissolved by the rush of live performance. Cody is rapidly becoming a master at blending his own particular musical voice with every song or style he touches, making him highly adept at creating both Original tracks as well as top of the line remixes.

Not only is this weeks show another opportunity to see Frequent-C in his element, it is also the Debut performance of Slim Thugz. Cody and Candyman have collaborated on several songs before, and have a long-standing musical background. This show will be one for the history books, and hopefully a landmark in the Colorado 2010 music scene. Come out and support Frequent-C, a multi-talented artist, and contributing member of SubSynthesis’ cherished Mile High Sound Movement. Hope to see you all there!

Facebook Event:

More Info Slim Thugz is the new collaborative project of Boulder based producers Frequent-C & The Candyman. This is the first time they will be joining forces and fusing their unique musical styles in a live setting in which they will be performing a fully original set. With all of your love and support, together we can make this the first of many Slim Thugz shows to come. 

w/ DJ NARN

& The Hood Internet
For more bios, music, etc visit either of these websites..

MUSIC
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Frequent-C
www.soundcloud.com/frequent-c

The Candyman
www.soundcloud.com/thecandyman

(((With a very special guest appearance by ???)))

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Tickets: $10

Frequent-C SoundCloud
Frequent-C Facebook

The CandyMan SoundCloud

-Ethan

Concert Review #1: Project Aspect & PantyRaid

December 3 was an absolutely sold out night at the Boulder Theater. With a venue occupancy of around 1000, the show was an absolutely packed and wild party. Project Aspect started off the night at around 9pm, playing a fantastic all-original set and starting the show off on a more downtempo melodic note. In order to get the crowd ready for the insanity that was PantyRaid’s performance, Project Aspect worked the crowed into a wild frenzy with his increasingly crunk beats and energetic melodies. It is absolutely impossible to watch Project Aspect perform without being drawn into his presence on the stage. With seemingly the slightest of effort, he pours his heart and soul into every song, and you can always read his passion in the expression on his face. Project Aspect is no opener, if you have a chance to see him perform, take it!

PantyRaid came onstage at the perfect time for their performance. Composed of the all-star duo of Ooah (from the GlitchMob) and MartyParty, PantyRaid perfectly utilized the wild and frenetic energy raging through the crowd at the end of Project Aspect’s set. The duo had an amazing dynamic and it was clear from both their on-stage interactions as well as the quality of their set that they have great artistic chemistry. At the end of an extraordinary 2+ hour set during which multiple girls had to be “escorted” off stage and ejected as a result of their attempts to reach the energetic duo, Ooah finally announced his profound love for Boulder, Colorado, and the party of epic proportions that took place at the Boulder Theater the night of December 3.

(Ooah is on the Left, MartyParty is on the right)

Be sure to check out some of the new music put out by both MartyParty and Ooah, as well as Mile High Sound Movement’s very own Project Aspect!

Newest Track By Ooah:

While You’re Away I Wait, To Crumble In Your Arms by OOAH

PantyRaid Mini Mix:

PANTyRAID MINI MIX 2010
by PANTyRAID

-Ethan

Frequent-C: Wood Grain Symphony & Upcoming Shows

(New logo courtesy of Eric Spector Designs)

December is one of those months where there are just too many good artists playing in Colorado for you to decide which ones to see. Frequent-C aka Cody Yozipovic is one of these outstanding local acts; if it comes down to picking a limited number of shows for the month, catching Cody is an absolute must!

As to his new material, Frequent-C has been working on a long-standing collaborative effort (named Slim Thugz) with his friend The Candyman. Make sure to catch these new tunes (the original as well as a remixed version by the Frequent-C and The Candyman themselves). Not only is the new track excellent, it is a perfect representation of the chilled-out, jazzy crunk feel that Frequent-C has been going for; the ideal blend of progressive melodies and beats that make you want to dance! These guys know how make fresh tracks so be sure to catch them live on December 9th at the Fox for their first live ALL ORIGINAL set!

Slim Thugs – Wood Grain Symphony:

Slim Thugz – Wood Grain Symphony (Unmastered) by Frequent-C

Also, Frequent-C is playing this Thursday in Boulder, be sure to check it out:

(Flyer Design by Berk Visual of ElmandOak.com)

Hope to see you all at the show (as well as at the collab set on December 9th), Frequent-C is gonna tear it up! Come join SubSynthesis is supporting the Mile High Sound Movement, these guys are the next generation of fantastic Colorado music! Make sure to check out his Previous Feature here on SubSynthesis for more of Cody’s great music.

Frequent-C SoundCloud
Frequent-C Facebook
The CandyMan SoundCloud

Upcoming Live Events with Frequent-C:

Dec 2: The Fox w/ RPM
Dec 9: The Fox w Hood Internet **Slim Thugz live debut feat. The Candyman**
Dec 10: City Hall w/ Mochipet
Dec 30: Official STS9 After Party

-Ethan

Greg Fisk: Lunar Ocean

Returning to us today with multiple great releases is previously featured Colorado local, Greg Fisk. Fisk is half of the Colorado super-group Fresh2Death (Along with Ben Samples), and they have been touring the country tearing up the dance-floor recently. Now returned to us, Fisk has put out two new songs of a more trip-hop melodic variety. “Lunar Ocean”, as well as the Fisk Remix of “WunderKind” feature the more experimental hip-hop side of Fisk’s production. Both tracks have the standard Fisk emphasis on crunk basslines and engaging melodies, but the overall feel of the songs is far more spacey and psychadelic (Especially that of Lunar Ocean).

Greg Fisk’s sound is maturing rapidly and to top it off, he is giving out both of these new tracks for free on the Fisk SoundCloud. Download Lunar Ocean now and support this Colorado Native; I promise you will not regret it!

Fisk Facebook
Fisk Twitter

-Ethan

Unlimited Gravity: Glitch-Hip Anonymous

That’s right, Unlimited Gravity AND Project Aspect are playing in Fort Collins, Colorado at the Aggie Theatre the day after thanksgiving….and its FREE! Yep, I said it, free show featuring both shining stars of the Mile High Sound Movement. If you are going to be in town for Thanksgiving, you might as well make it out to this show and extend your festivities!

Even better news, Unlimited Gravity just released his next track on the Unlimited Gravity SoundCloud titled “Glitch-Hop Anonymous”. Yet another wonderful story by Ronnie Weberg expressed through this all original hyphy-glitch-hop adventure. From the glitziest arpeggios to the dirtiest wobble breaks, Unlimited Gravity knows how to keep you loving every second of it. Check out the track while its hot and grab it when its released on his next EP!

If you aren’t sure if you want to go to the show, check out this video and consider the issue again!

-Ethan

Ben Samples: DBS 3 Year Anniversary Set

Here he is being featured yet again, the exceptionally prolific Ben Samples. Last Friday I went to the DBS 3 year anniversary event at City Hall in Denver, and Samples, the new head of the Denver Bass Squad, played an absolutely killer set during dinner. The event started off with a Potluck during which Willy Whompa and Samples set the mood of the event. Taking a break from his usual dance-floor slayers, Samples toned down his set to create the perfect eating environment. If you want to support DBS, hear some new tracks by the Legendary Ben Samples, or simply have a set to play while chilling around the house, check out the new Samples live set!

Ben Samples DBS 3 Year Set

Ben Samples – DBS 3 Year Anniversary Set:

Samples live at the DBS 3 Year by Ben Samples

Thanks Samples for the Exclusive, and good luck on your Leadership of the Denver Bass Squad! Give this guy all the support you can!

Track List:

Also swing by the Samples SoundCloud and check out some of his newest releases, including the Samples Remix of the Justice song Stress, which is available now for FREE DOWNLOAD.

Justice- Stress (Samples Remix):

Justice – Stress (Samples Remix) by Ben Samples

-Ethan