Denver Music Spotlight: Who Is Miggy Camacho?

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Hailing from the City of Angels, Miggy Camacho has been one of the Denver music scenes true ambassadors to live music. Just Miggy as he is known by has been at the forefront of blessing us with some of the finest R&B, Hip Hop, Soul, Funk and Motown music our city has to offer. From rocking the decks to promoting one of the best nightly parties at Goosetown Tavern on a weekly basis, Miggy is the heart and soul of a scene that truly caters to those who appreciate the throwback sound of yesteryear. His events always spark up nostalgia (Sorry Fresh Prince, we had to) with some classics and rare unreleased joints that people often find themselves scratching their heads when played. Truly a music ambassador in our ever growing music scene. If you are ever in the Bluebird District drop by Goosetown Tavern for a drink or two and enjoy some good quality grown folks music, tell him we sent you!

Make sure to check him out and one of the many events he hosts on a weekly basis. this week the amazing and talented Mandy Yoches and The Hell Knows will be Miggy's guest along with DJ Polyphoni (who just rocked our amazing anniversary party). As always the party is free and no cover for those 21+ 

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Option4 Releases New Single "Back2Business" Out Now Via Psycho Disco!

Hailing from our own Denver, CO, DJ, producer, label head, and promoter Option4 has proven a true jack of all trades in the electronic music space. The mastermind behind leading event promotion company The Hundred and founder over at Hotboi Records, Option4 still somehow manages to not only perform as a DJ, but also produce music in his downtime from throwing some of the most renowned events in the country. Today, Option4 has put his producer cap back on with a brand new single titled "Back2Business" out via Atlanta house music label Psycho Disco! 

A long time collaborator with the Psycho Disco! label, Option4's latest solidifies why legendary producers like MK have called him a producer to watch out for this year. Described as an "ear worm" and "peak-time house thumper" by Complex UK, "Back2Business" sees Option4 delve deep into the throes of a classic house formula whose sonic peaks and valleys ignite an adrenaline rush within the listener. The team over at Psycho Disco! aren't the only ones hearing the potential in this tune either, "Back2Business" has already received initial support from lauded tastemakers including Shiba San, Huxley, Kidnap, Rudimental, Don Diablo, Golf Clap, Vanilla Ace, Jeff / Rainer & Grimm, Horse Meat Disco, Mat.Joe, Paco Osuna, Blake Jarrell,  Eric Sharp, and Codes.

If this is your first introduction to Option4, real name Brennen Bryarly, the music industry renaissance man has captured ears worldwide thanks to releases on labels including Ninja Tune, Nurvous, Club Sweat, and more. In addition, via his own Hotboi label, Bryarly has also released some of the genre's most praised recent releases from artists including Will Clarke, Huxley, Ill-Esha, and more. You may also be familiar with Option4 thanks to his co-productions with partner MANIK as 1/2 of duo 909 Til Infinity. 

Brazilian Girls Danced Their Way Into Our Hearts

The Bluebird Theater was transformed into a warm and muggy dance party on Wednesday night courtesy of New York dance rockers Brazilian Girls. The four piece band made Denver one of four tour stops making for an exciting show. We were fortunate enough to catch them earlier in the day for an Open Air CPR taping and interview. With an all too familiar swag led by the talented Sabina Sciubba, the band with an almost cult like following belted out a pretty amazing set consisting of older and new favorites. The Grammy nominated band even took in the finer amenities of our fine state by partaking in some recreational smoking of our finest leafy product. The crowd never felt disengaged and even a few members got a chance to get up on stage and dance away their inhibitions while the band played their style of reggae, dance, and electro mashup of their customary element of sound.

303 Music Fest Is Just Around The Corner

Our friends at 303 Magazine have always been supporters of the Denver local music scene and this year they are taking things up a notch by putting on this amazing event. We suggest purchasing tickets before this thing sells out. Trust us with this lineup you wont want to miss it.

303 Music Fest will feature performances by headliners STéLOUSE and Trev Rich. Also on the lineup The Other Black who will be leading our Colorado SuperJam, CITRA, Ray Reed, Eldren, church fire, Jay Triiiple, MILKY.WAV, Ghost Tapes, Impact, boyhollow, DJ Simone Says and Ru Johnson as your host. Be on the lookout for many more to be announced soon!

The Church Nightclub, one of Denver's hottest nightclubs, has hosted industry giants from Anjunabeats to Jack Novak and Deorro, and we can't think of a better place to party. In addition to the silent disco, Super Jam and meet and greet we'll be selling "303 Music Vol. 1" at the event. Eighty percent of all record profits will go to Youth on Record, creating a better tomorrow for local youth and in turn, the Colorado community as a whole. "303 Music Vol. 1" is a Colorado compilation record printed by “the best damn record club out there,” Vinyl Me, Please. Featuring strictly Colorado musicians, the ALBUM features beloved local artists like GRiZ, Trev Rich, Wildermiss, an exclusive track by Flobots and more — only on vinyl.

Record Features: Limited to 1,000 copies on vinyl only, an exclusive track by Flobots, a photobook featuring quotes and photos of all participating artists, exclusive album art by Denver artist John Vogl, colored-splatter wax and a FREE download code for a Youth on Record album.

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Getting To Know: Porlolo

We have been loyal fans of Ft. Collins outfit Porlolo for sometime now, from their epic performance at last years UMS to their new recent project. The band is playing tonight at Lost Lake for their EP release, be sure to drop by and enjoy some amazing music.

Formed in Denver in 2002 by the eccentric and prolific Erin Roberts, Porlolo is a highly collaborative effort. A true labor of love, Porlolo has become a project of good friends finding peace and adventure through musical connection. Roberts--a self-defined sister, swimmer and stunt artist—is a powerful songwriting force, cranking out grungy, sometimes twangy, often pure pop hits. Over her last 15 years of deliberate wandering through Denver, Gunnison, Eugene, and most recently Fort Collins, Roberts draws inspiration from the dramatic landscapes and even more dramatic personalities she encounters.

Porlolo releases Awards EP on April 27, produced and engineered by James Barone (Beach House). Players include Tom Mohr, Anna Morsett (The Still Tide, Brent Cowles), Jake Miller (Esmé Patterson, The Still Tide, Brent Cowles), James Barone (Beach House), and Pat Meese (Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats).

Awards EP showcases Roberts’ thoughtful and playful songwriting, fully supported by the talent of her influential friends and bandmates. The EP combines indie rock and folk, amplifying Roberts’ songwriting with its delicate balance of rustic guitar, punchy percussion, and precision hooky riff. Says Roberts of her current lineup: “Porlolo has been an incredibly powerful force in my own life, providing equal amounts of sanity and absurdity, keeping it weird when life gets tedious, heavy and too adult.”

Porlolo discography includes What Would This Be For (2002), Storm and Season (2004), Meadows (2006), Pony Trekk (Split EP with Kate Magnus, 2009). In December of 2014, Porlolo released Everything, Barely (2014), a three song EP produced and recorded by James Barone (Beach House). Erin Roberts also released Fill Your Lungs (2012) with the Denver-based band Ending People. Porlolo has extensively toured the US, playing alongside Jessica Lea Mayfield, Cass McCombs, Destroyer, Magnolia Electric Company, Fleet Foxes, Phosphorescent, Two Gallants and more.