It's bittersweet news to report that local EDM producer Daytona is moving out of Grand Junction and over the hill to pursue music dreams on the Front Range.
"Denver just seems right," Daytona said. "Denver is booming with extremely talented producers in the EDM field and I'm fortunate to know most of them."
Living in the Mile High City will give Daytona a chance to play more often and to larger crowds as he continues to grow as one of the best young producers in the region.
If you are unfamiliar with his work, Daytona has been tearing up speakers with massive beats for quite sometime. As the gold standard for Western Slope DJs, Daytona has been a stalwart in the growth of the local dance scene. Thought highly of by area DJs and fans alike, it was only a matter of time before he left for new challenges.
"I'm not sure what's completely in store for me," he said. "All I know is that I've enjoyed my life so far and I believe with a good attitude it can only get better no matter where I go."
It's only fitting that he exists with one last epic throw down in the company of all his friends at the appropriately named party "Exodus." Daytona will spin one last hometown set with help from friends Jontron, Chis Epic, and S Mayjor. Lucid Visions Video will also be on hand, providing another killer light show.
"Exodus" starts at 10 p.m., this Friday at the Audio Underground Warehouse located at 601 Pitkin Ave. Cost is $5 and is an 18 and up event.
Check out this exclusive interview BBC Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe scored with Daft Punk. It's basically everything you need to know about their new album, "Random Access Memories."
In the interview Daft Punk, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalterand, talk about their unique style of making records and how they live in a timeless world when it comes to music. Anyone interested in music production will appreciate the level of detail and the duo goes into and how they view technology when recording.
With so many people calling themselves a DJ lately, its become increasingly difficult to sift through the nonsense. I'm here to offer a helping hand by compiling the definitive list of Grand Junction DJs on Soundcloud. Now keep in mind this isn't a complete list, rather a work in progress.
What we have is a listening collection from eight area DJs, each representing a particular style of electronic music. A DJs bread and butter is in the mix so I specifically picked out live sets so you can hear the transitions and creativity each one of these DJs bring to the tables. The following DJs all perform regularly in area clubs and/or on radio, so keep an eye out for their next show.
Enjoy. Round 1.
1) Lazuli - Robotic Pirate Monkey Opening Live Set Redo
2) Chamber Bot - Ear Blood Volume 3, Live Set
3) Chris Epic - Electron 3 DJ mix
4) DJ Strangefellow - Zombie Prom 2012, Live Set
5) Denim Party - Ultrasound 5/3/2013, Live Set
6) Dusty Thunders - Spring Affair Hotmix '13
7) Zionexx - 400 Followers Mix
8) DJ Trizz - (F)unky. (S)ummer. (B)reeze. FSB Mixtape
It's easy to see why Twista has had so much success in the rap world. The guy spits lyric tongue twisters faster than that Micro Machine dude and has material for days. Even Kanye West admits that he can't do it as fast as Twista. High praise from someone who is self proclaimed the "greatest of all time."
Twista's worked with everybody. West, Diddy, Ludacris, Mariah Carey, Chris Brown, Waka Flaka Flame, Pharrell, etc ... and this Saturday (3/11) he brings over 20 years of experience to the Mesa Theater Main Stage.
The World's Fastest Rappers hasn't slowed down a bit on his latest mixtape, "Twista Reloaded."The Chicago rapper takes on classic hip hop topics (money, swag, girls, and hustle) with unprecedented speed and clarity. To really understand Twista's unique flow check out the contrast between him and AB-Soul on "3rd Eye" (warning foul language alert). It's stunning just how quickly he can go through a verse.
Fresh off a regional tour with nu metal rock group Taproot, one of Grand Junction's biggest local bands is set for a homecoming gig tomorrow night at the Mesa Theater and Club.
The band, of course, is Intertwined. Since their formation in 2004 they have grown steadily. The alt rock band with hints of metal has released multiple albums and toured extensively. What's next for the band? Making a career out of playing music full time.
Don't be too surprised when it happens.
"Since last playing the Mesa Theater we have grown to a new level," says Intertwined guitarist Colin Cummings. "Touring with Taproot helped Intertwined to ascend some of the more trivial problems and to focus on our mutual goal; to create and play music for a living. Every one of us feels more certain about that goal than ever now."
Touring in different parts of the country with Taproot and Boy Hits Car has been a great experience for Cummings and the rest of the band. From partying with Texas club owners to stoping by the memorial for Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell, the band has grown a lot. Not only has their fan base increased, but Intertwined now feel more confident about their sound and appeal as a band.
"It's really neat to know that we are bringing a style and a sound to people who have never heard anything like us," Cummings said. "One of the nicest surprises was hearing people say 'I've never heard anything like you guys, and you kicked some major ass!'"
For tomorrow's show expect a refined ass kicking power punch from Intertwined.
"Being on the road and seeing what goes into being a 'professional' in the industry has taught us a lot," Cummings said.
From stage set up to the performance itself, Intertwined is dialed in and ready to take the band to new heights.