Thursday, December 31, 2009

The Last Party at b.side - CMKY New Year's

Ring in the new year with CMKY and help bid a fond farewell to the b.side Lounge! 2 rooms of good music, good people, and good vibes, all for one of the most reasonable covers you're likely to see on NYE.

Noah Pred (Toronto, Native State, Thoughtless),
Royale, Papyrus, Josh23, Alala.One, Brandon Brown, Story 

b.side Lounge
2017 13th St., Boulder, Colorado 

Wednesday, December 23, 2009


Hello Wednesday reunion party. Wed. Dec. 23rd, 9:30 PM - Close. 
"... djs-tech-glitch-dub-warm-you..."

Your hosts Jantsen & Alala.One with Special Guests
Ivy (Black Bridge), Ejay (Bump Shop Music)

$5 Covers your local music
First 10 friends in the door get in FREE! 

b.Side Lounge
2017 13th St., Boulder, Colorado 

Facebook event page here.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Fab Classic!

Join the original Fab Afterhours crew for a night of classic house music all in the spirit of caring and sharing. 100% of proceeds will be donated to Maxfund and Cat Care Society. $25 ticket includes donation, entry, and open bar.

Featuring: Jonas Tempel, Hipp-E, Tribal Touch
Second Room: Bones,

$25 online tickets available now from Groovetickets
Facebook event page here.

The Space Gallery is located at 765 Santa Fe Dr.

Update: DJ Ivy has been confirmed for the second room to drop some disco goodness! And he is honored to say the least!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

R.I.P. Bart's

We're very sad to hear about this to say the least. It's true - Bart's is closing. Collectively, we've probably spent thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours in the depths of Bart's stacks. Our good pal Jon Martinez (in the photo), DJ Rootz, and DJ Vajra were always there in the height of our digging. We'll miss you sorely. Another record store down. Boulder has lost an institution. Rest in Peace oh dealer of DJ crack.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

New Release: Spaceflight Orchestra - An Orchestra of Remixes, Volume Two

ARTIST: Spaceflight Orchestra
RELEASE: An Orchestra of Remixes, Volume Two
1. Step Now (Quincy Jointz Remix)
2. Lead Jammer (1st Lieutenant Middle St. Remix)
3. What It Shall Be (Love Machine Mix by Astro Raph)
4. Solid (Drop Logik’s Soft Intake)


Black Bridge’s finest producers and friends break down and remix their favorite Spaceflight Orchestra tracks.

First up is a remix by Germany’s rising star of funk, Quincy Jointz. Qunicy is widely known as one half of the duo, Geriba, as well as extensive remix work for the top tier of funk breakbeat artists including work on a wide variety of labels including Ft. Knox, Timewarp, and Aniligital. This is a mellow groove down happy times lane with lilting cowbell and mellow tron stabs. Sprinkles of horn’s and nice trippy breakdowns round out the dub synths on this lazy joint.

1st Lieutenant Middle St. flex’s his funk muscle on the “Lead Jammer” remix. Diving kick drum and a stompy break ride out a groovetastic bongo sample into the funky promised land. Synths fired from the mothership and deranged slide guitar licks swell together and create a driving funky fever.

Astro Raph’s “Love Machine Remix” of “What it Shall Be” puts James Brown in a blender set to a schizophrenic puree. Oceanic washes and deep synths dance a dizzying tango with the beat, dropping you off into pristine spaces, only to be swooped up again and sent down the groovy train express. Astro Raph’s brilliant production and twisted sequencing keep the listener on a rolling mental water slide.

Drop Logik’s “Soft Intake” remix of “Solid” is just that - a beautiful cotton puff of a track that falls on the ear as if delivered by a summer breeze.  That is if the cotton was grown on Venus and the breeze originated in the Andromeda Galaxy. Add to that a funky alien synth and syncopated rhythm and you get a goregusly crafted track that will most likely increase your I.Q. upon first listen.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Stephen Powers' Love Letter Project

Espo (aka Stephen Powers) is one of my favorite artists, and this project is absolutely beautiful. From the website: "Love Letter is a project by Stephen Powers with the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program and is sponsored by the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage through the Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative. Generous support provided by the Brownsetin Group and Septa."

Monday, December 7, 2009

Covers. Ranking Joe.

Ranking Joe, "Roller Skate", 1981. Ranking Joe and his friends had their own rollerskate club, and thus this great album artwork.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

The Boombox

While perusing the Joy Engine blog today, I was pleasantly reminded of the great NPR feature earlier this year on the beloved Boombox.

There's a Fungus Among Us

Those nerd muffins otherwise known as the Black Eyed Peas have fessed up that they are indeed outright thieves. Nice guy Adam Freeland spoke out and let the world listen to one of these instances earlier this year. The Peas have now paid off Freeland without having to face the boys in blue. Amazing how one of the world's most popular bands making bajillions of dollars off of their bajillions of fans can easily just opt out of being creative on their own.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

New Release: Spaceflight Orchestra - An Orchestra of Remixes, Volume One

ARTIST: Spaceflight Orchestra
RELEASE: An Orchestra of Remixes, Volume One
1. Step Now (J-Boogie Remix feat. Aima the Dreamer)
2. Step Now (J-Boogie Instrumental feat. Aima the Dreamer)
3. Step Now (J-Boogie Acapella feat. Aima the Dreamer)
4. Step Now (J-Boogie Remix feat. Aima the Dreamer) - Radio Version
5. Truer Than True (Drop Logik Refreak)


J-Boogie (of OM Records’ J-Boogie’s Dubtronic Science fame), purveyor of all things funky, takes his remix of Spaceflight Orchestra’s “Step Now” into deep sexy waters. Head nodding funk, soul claps, and sultry vocals from Aima the Dreamer wrap up this gem of a track like a silk sheet dipped in melted butter. “Don’t sweat the petty things baby, you can pet my sweaty thing baby”, is the PG-13 rated chorus that urges people to let the less pressing issues of the day go by the wayside in favor of hot and heavy lovemaking:  a fine theme for this skillfully executed re-work. We’ve also popped in a bonus accapella and instrumental for DJing pleasure. Keep your eyes peeled for the upcoming video!

Add in Drop Logik’s mondo psychedelic “Refreak” remix of “Truer than True”, and you’ve got one of the hottest Black Bridge releases to date!!