Purple State Productions Dance Till Dawn
Join our friends at Purple State Productions and Party Guru Productions for Sunrise Showdown Friday January 31st. This will be THE afterparty spot for Winter On The Rocks and ALL the Friday SIA events. This safe after hours experience will blend different Denver and National acts in a relaxed fan-friendly environment where anything is possible. We will be gettin down and dirty late night to the sweet sounds of Samples, Mikey Thunder, Proper Motion, Dawn Safari, BackseaTherapy and JHARLING! The beats will bumpin and the beer will be flowing free before midnight.
21+ || FREE BEER before midnight||$12 advance || $15 door*
*Show ticket stub from a show that same night (1/31) and get discounted price @ $10!
Doors // 10pm
Show // 11pm
Tickets available at Things That Glow and online!
Samples (aka Ben Samples), also known for his work in the live remix project Fresh2Death, is a Producer and Dj based out of Denver, CO. He creates and performs electronic dance music, including bass-heavy remixes of club and hip hop favorites, original glitch hop, soulful dub step, funky house or amalgamations of other styles. Starting his career as a DJ at a well known Colorado radio station covering various styles and genres with a focus on dance music and hip hop, Samples soon began creating his own hybrid of hip hop and dance music into a club sound that fits as well in theaters and festivals as it does on dance floors.
With a full length album released on Made in Glitch Records, EPs supported by Daly City Records, Simplify Recordings, and True Movement as well as tracks on Muti Music, Run Riot Records, Car Crash Set, Mambo Records, Old Tacoma Records, Global Vortex, and BomBeatz, Samples is one of the most sought out producers and remix artists in the Bass music scene with collaborations including some of electronic music’s most influential. Ranking among the top on charts on itunes, Beatport and Addictech has been Samples foundation to perform club, event and festival dates all over the country very often to audiences familiar with his music.
“Ben Samples is one of the staples when throwing around names in the glitch-hop and mid-tempo genres of music” (SubSynthesis, 2010) and continues to evolve a unique voice in electronic dance music with complexity and depth.
Thunder spins a genre blending,bassdriven-partyrock-electrocrunk-futurefunk.With 16 years in the game,he's mastered the art of improvisation with an uncanny ability to work with and rework the vibe of the party with precision. Mikey learned his chops in the diverse music scene of Burlington Vermont where he gained a love and appreciation for all types of music and immersed himself into dj culture. In the fall of 1999, Mikey relocated to the mountains of Jackson Hole where he was soon kidnapped by Michael Franti and Spearhead for the Stay Human Tour. After opening for Spearhead in Jackson Hole,Thunder was handpicked by Michael Franti to open the rest of the tour where he mixed beats into their sets, during set break, and scratched with their beatboxer, Radioactive.
After the Spearhead tour Mikey relocated to Boulder and continued to pursue his musical career. He has shared stages with some of the biggest names in hip hop and electronic music including Jurassic 5, Digable Planets, Del The Funky Homosapien, Arrested Development, Guru, Big Daddy Kane, Blackalicious, Crown City Rockers Lyrics Born, People Under The Stairs, One Self, The Alkaholiks, Dead Prez, Jedi Mind Tricks, M.O.P., The Clipse, 2 Live Crew, Swollen Members, Method Man, Redman,Z-Trip, JBoogie, Fort Knox Five, Bassnectar, Glitch Mob, Anasia, Panty Raid, Vibe Squad, Prefuse73, Random Rab, Alex B, Savoy, Particle, BoomBox, Disco Biscuits, and the End of Tour After Party for Jack Johnson & Ben Harper at Red Rocks. At that time Thunder also was an Atari playing stuntman DJ in the band Sonar. The band shared the stage with the Wailers at the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City,the String Cheese Incident, and played Hightimes Magazine’s SXSW party,and the Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam.
In the fall of 2009 Mikey joined the Pretty Lights team, opened for over 30 shows on their tours and performed cuts on the Making Up a Changing Mind EP, released in 2010. Thunder is currently Pretty Lights Music's DJ.
His favorite place to play is during sunrise on a old Chinese junk pirate ship by the trash fence on an ancient seabed drinking champagne and eating bacon with friends.
Proper motion was created to take that which we love most about music and reawaken it with the ever-expanding possibilities of EDM. With a vibrant foundation in the passionate sounds of classic soul, producers Noah Marion and Harrison Watkins have ventured to create a sound that is both cutting-edge and nostalgic.
Strong dedication to electronic production and a rich background in musical composition and performance spurred Marion and Watkins to create Proper Motion in Boulder, Colorado in 2011. From the beginning, the product was an exciting and heartfelt sound that has since come to be called FutureSoul. It is based on the idea that in this quickly changing, brave new future of EDM, there will always be the human core, exemplified here through soul music, that creates an emotional bond with what we hear, feel, and do.
Since its genesis, Proper Motion has earned themselves loyal followings in a number of markets, toured throughout the Southeast and the Rocky Mountains, and shared the stage with incredibly talented artists like Break Science, GRIZ, Chali 2na, PANTyRAiD, Big Gigantic, Lotus, Beats Antique, and many more. 2013 will bring the release of their second full-length album, titled “Soul Food”, along with a number of shows in both new and established markets. With optimism and feverous dedication, the group takes a step forward into the latest chapter of Proper Motion.
Hip-hop fans that are weary of trendy, overly produced, beat-of-the-week MCs deserve better. Denver based BackseaTherapy is the lifeblood of Colorado’s sustainably thriving hip-hop community. Acknowledging quintessential roots from rhythm ‘n’ blues to fusion jazz, this amalgamation of influences breeds fresh beats that are refreshingly distinct, contributing to the exciting resurgence of the conscious hip-hop movement. The duo of Christopher Williams and Robert Thomason represents over twenty-five years of collective musical experience. Williams, born and bred in Louisiana, has a background as a trumpeter and gigs as Dub/Coupdesoul in addition to his collaborations with SM Grims. Thomason, an experienced Denver-area drummer of over a decade also performs under the moniker Redhanded. These two artists are building momentum together in their most ambitious efforts to date as BackseaTherapy. With Thomason on turn tables and Williams groundbreaking rhymes the two take the musicality of their collective pasts with sincere conviction to bring you something entirely organic. Fans can look forward to the duos release of a brand new LP due out early in 2014.