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Thursday, 3/5 -> Red Bull Sound Select Denver w/Tokimonsta, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, CRL CRRLL & Fast4ward at Larimer Lounge, curated by DJ Low Key & hosted by Lazy Eyez! RSVP at RedBullSoundSelect.com to get in for only $3!!!

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THURSDAY, 3/5 -> Last year, I had the honor of curating three Red Bull Sound Select shows in Denver, bringing out the legendary Bun B for a long overdue Denver debut, prodigious rapper Vic Mensa & Leather Chords for their first CO gigs and musical genius Exile and his Dirty Science crew, as well as featuring some of my all-time favorite Colorado artists & more. Now it’s 2015 and I’m super excited my first RBSS show of the new year; Tokimonsta, Anderson .Paak & The Free NationalsCRL CRRLL, Fast4ward & host Lazy Eyez at Larimer Lounge!!! While I’m a hip hop dude first and foremost, anyone who’s seen me DJ knows that my taste in music goes a lot deeper and this show is a great example, filled with incredible artists that have hip hop roots/elements/etc in their music, but make experimental music that doesn’t really fit into a box, in the best way possible.

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If you’re not familiar, Tokimonsta‘s an INSANE producer/DJ from Los Angeles who debuted on Flying Lotus’s Brainfeeder label after blowing cats away at RBMA years prior. Her “2 On” remix was probably the single best remix I heard in 2014 and her latest EP, Desiderium, stays in heavy rotation. The first single from Desiderium is called “Realla” & features the show’s other out of town guest, the unbelievably talented Anderson .Paak.

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Formerly known as Breezy Lovejoy, Anderson .Paak put out both mine & Lazy Eyez’s favorite album of 2014, his stunning debut Venice. Soulfully drawing from a variety musical styles, Anderson’s music includes elements of R&B, rock, funk, house & more, but comes together for a sound that only he seems to be able to pull off. He’ll be rocking with his band The Free Nationals and based off of everything I’ve heard and the music, their live show is one of the best in music right now. Anderson also just dropped the first single from his upcoming collaboration No Worries project with Knxwledge on Stones Throw, check it below.

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Multi-talented, experimental singer/songwriter/producer CRL CRRLL‘s sound is also hard to box in, covering everything from soulful dance tracks, emotive downtempo joints to sophisticated pop anthems with ease. Fast4ward rounds out the bill with his own, one-of-a-kind skills, combining everything from turntables and beatboxing to piccolos and live guitars to create one of the most entertaining live shows I’ve ever seen. Him and CRL CRRLL will be performing their own music, but they’ve also been collaborating in the studio and have a few surprises in store for us, so make sure to come out early to see what they have in store.

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Things get started at 8pm sharp and with a super dope lineup, pretty small venue and Tokimonsta headlining, the show should fill up early, so I’d highly recommend getting there early. As if the stacked bill wasn’t enough, you can RSVP at RedBullSoundSelect.com for $3 entry (that’s right, only $3!!! Less than $1 per musical genius on-stage! It’s first come, first serve though, so get there early) and also get access to some great music, videos and more online. Otherwise, it’s still quite a deal at the $15 walk up price, just make sure you show up early, because being ready to pay a $15 cover does you no good at a sold out show. 18+/8pm/2712 Larimer Street.

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P.S. Stay tuned for more great monthly Red Bull Sound Select shows and new music in Denver, curated by myself, Souls In Action & The UMS, all year long (plus more shows all over the country)!!!

Saturday, 6/28 -> Red Bull Sound Select Denver w/Vic Mensa, Leather Corduroys (Joey Purp+Kami De Chukwu), BLKHRTS & CRL CRRLL at Larimer Lounge, curated by DJ Low Key & hosted by Lazy Eyez! RSVP for free entry, otherwise it’s only $5 cover!!!

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SATURDAY, 6/28 -> Back in April, it was an honor to bring Bun B out for his unfathomably long overdue Denver debut in my first Red Bull Sound Select Show show. Time to curate my second RBSS show and I’m super excited for some Denver debuts of a younger sort; Save Money favorites and Chicago’s own Vic Mensa and Leather Corduroys (aka Joey Purp & Kami De Chukwu) at Larimer Lounge!!! They’ll be joined by two of my favorite Denver acts to date, extra live rap monsters BLKHRTS and multi-talented, experimental producer/singer CRL CRRLL, as well as host extraordinaire Lazy Eyez, for what should be one of the craziest shows of the year!

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Fresh off of appearing next to fellow Save Money crew member Chance The Rapper on the recent XXL Freshmen cover and touring the globe with Disclosure, Vic Mensa’s continued to make a name for himself as one of the most interesting new voice in music. At just 20 years old, Vic’s diverse variety of styles and unique approach to songwriting made last year’s INNANETAPE one of my favorite projects of 2013 (download it for free HERE) and his latest single, “Down On My Luck”, picks up right where it left off, mixing top notch rap skills, inventive production and a catchy hook with all the makings of a Summer anthem.

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Whether you’re familiar with them or not, Leather Corduroys (aka Leather Cords) are the next part of the Save Money army primed to follow Chance & Vic’s success. Members Joey Purp & Kami De Chukwu are both formidable solo MCs, with Fake Shore Drive’s Best Of Joey Purp and Kami’s Light both getting a ton of play in my system and rave reviews across the country. With that said, the two recently partnered to create the group Leather Cords and dropped Porno Music Volume II:TSFR to critical acclaim, with more heat to follow.

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Ghetto goth, industrial hip hop, rock something or other, etc…Call it what you want, but once you hear them, you’ll definitely remember BLKHRTS. While the band has been splitting time between here and LA since their recent signing with ORGMusic/Federal Prism for their official label debut, you better believe that they stay repping Denver to the fullest. Rappers Yonnas Abraham, King F.O.E. & Karma and their ridiculous band smash performances with unparallelled energy and trademark ferocity, earning their spot as certified local legends with bigger things to come.

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CRL CRRLL’s sound is just as unique, but tougher to pin down. Regardless, the producer/singer has been on a roll the last few years, making fantastic music that has a hard time fitting into a box, whether it’s soulful dance tracks, emotive downtempo joints or sophisticated pop anthems. Regardless of what you call his music, as he makes his presence in the city and beyond more known, it’s hard to deny CRL CRRLL’s musical talent and ear for quality.

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Things get started at 9pm sharp and with a crazy thick lineup, small venue and Vic Mensa exploding on the national scene, the show should should be packed out early, so I’d highly recommend getting there early. As if the stacked bill wasn’t enough, you can RSVP at RedBullSoundSelect.com for FREE entry (that’s right, get in FREE!!! It’s first come, first serve though, so come early) and also get access to some great music, videos and more online. Otherwise, it’s still quite a deal of show at $5 (just make sure you show up early, because being ready to pay a $5 cover does you no good at a sold out show). Last but definitely not least, big up Joseph Martinez (fresh off of doing the artwork for Blu’s recent Good To Be Home album) for the ridiculous flyer art! 18+/9pm/2712 Larimer Street.

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P.S. Stay tuned for more great monthly Red Bull Sound Select shows and new music in Denver, curated by myself, Holy Underground, Souls In Action & The UMS, all year long!!!