here is no doubt that last Thursday’s rooftop party exceeded some expectations. People’s energy and hype for the music was contagious. Potent Productions seems to be on a roll, completing their second rooftop party of the season. As the summer season really starts to take off, Jackson’s rooftop is proving to be the perfect place to cool down after a hot day and enjoy the cooler weather once the sun has set. On this particular evening, the acts included HU, GODLAZER, BARDZ and an epic headlining set by Prince Fox.
As the pre-week countdown for Sonic Bloom begins, people begin to start packing and getting their arrangements in order. We are here to help by providing some insight on what to expect once you pull up to the festival, as well as how to prepare beforehand. There is so much going on throughout the festival and in the days leading up, it can get overwhelming trying to figure out how to schedule your time. Whether it’s early morning yoga, sustainability workshops, the virtual reality tent or experiencing the magic of performance artists, there will be something for everyone at Sonic Bloom. We are very excited to relay some of the unique amenities and experiences that will be offered.
Our updated SV Featured Playlist is in, and with it like always, interviews and information from the artists themselves. SharedViews correspondent , Sophia Gabrielson, decided to pay homage to the upcoming annual installation of Sonic Bloom: The Unified Field. Each artist in this feature will indeed be taking part in the one of a kind music and arts festival, starting June 20th - June 24th, 2019. Sit back, relax, bump some new tracks, and we hope to see each and every one of you at the festival!
If you weren’t able to make it out to the show at Jackson’s, downtown Denver, last night… you missed out. Potent Productions gathered an incredible set of artists who played back to back all night long. Halfway to Mars kicked off the night with a bang, playing new mixes in preparation for his new album which will be released in June. This was his first show after spending the last year busily creating music, which is now ready to be exhibited to the masses.
The Road To Compound Sound has only ran through Denver so far, but this Friday, May 24th, we journey an hour north to “Fort Fun” or Ft. Collins, CO for the final pre-party event in conjunction with Compound Sound 2019. This time, Spectacle, MIDIcinal, Mass Relay, and BANKaJI will take the stage of Hodi’s Half Note for a night of fun and festivities.
Kicking off the night with LowPro’s audio/visual show was a solid choice by the Bloom family last Friday, May 10th for Unified Field: The Official Sonic Bloom pre-party. This is one of the first occasions in which LowPro. has graced the Denver scene with his combined audio and visual board that he has personally fused himself, allowing him to customize his own sound and visuals LIVE. This sort of out-of-the-box thinking and production value is something that rings true in every aspect of the Bloom process.
Well, here we are SharedViews, in our next stage of growth. Since we’ve started this journey we have always had the bigger picture of being able to go out and showcase the beauty of this world beyond our flagship city, Denver. We’re out there looking for the special souls and stories that lie untold, roads that are untraveled, and new heights that haven’t been reached. It’s time to officially announce that we are spreading our roots to a city we’ve always had a deep connection with, The Crescent City, the one and only, New Orleans.
Last week was an active one for the team at Sonic Bloom. Mostly by way of releasing their final phase of lineup announcements. With the final additions, also came the available yoga, sound healing, and flow art classes which will be available to festival goers during the 4-day music and arts festival taking place next month. The lineup was already pretty stacked for this Colorado fest, featuring some of electronic music’s biggest stars, like Opiuo, Emancipator Ensemble, The Russ Liquid Test, Yheti, Mark Farina, Daily Bread, & The New Observatory (SCI super-band), it begs the question of who else we could be lucky enough to be receiving on the bill.
Denver establishments come and go all the time. In this town, the hottest space one week can go belly-up the next, or so it seems. But this isn’t exactly the case with the eccentric and crowd-pleasing, Yeah Baby, which “Popped up” so to speak, last year as an impermanent creative space in Denver’s popular RINO district. The pure demand for this unique space was enough to motivate the team to set permanent roots for their creation, after a nice little face lift and remodel.
This week at SharedViews we have created a superbly eclectic playlist. I spoke to and incorporated artists that represent the local flavor of Denver’s electronic music scene, as well as artists who use their music to “create a sense of novelty” from their hometowns, spanning across the country. Spring is the season of rebirth, or what many consider to be a time for new beginnings. I wanted to take that idea and turn it into the theme for this playlist. All of the following artists have been busy making sure the new year embodies springs seasonal expectations by putting out new releases, booking lots of shows, and setting the stage for new opportunities. As the saying goes, “out with the old, and in with the new.”
This week officially brings us within 5 weeks of this year's installment of Colorados biggest festival, Sonic Bloom 2019. Tickets are on sale already and if you act fast, you can still beat the tier 3 ticket price increase that comes along with their final wave of artist announcements. Fans of some of music’s most relevant names like Gramatik, Opiuo, Russ Liquid, Daily Bread, and more have until tomorrow, May 8th, at 11:59 pm to get in on not only the better price tickets but payment-plan options as well! Tickets can be found here and VIP packages can be seen here.
Last month we were brought you coverage from some pretty incredible shows, but perhaps none more noteworthy than the one and only Michal Menert in Frisco, CO at the spanking new, 10 Mile Music Hall. The night was one to remember for everyone involved. If you were there, you know. If not, check the official recap coverage here!
Last Thursday we had the pleasure to stop in at one of Denver’s many versatile art galleries, Spectra Art Space, for an intimate dance party with the always fun and original, AHEE. The goof-ball, “Alien Fish” producer completed his two-date Colorado run, which sits smack in the middle of his Ghost Angel Tour consisting of at least 16 stops across the country. With direct support from Colorado-based AVRY, Braxx, Hansel The General, and LowPro. with the late night finish, the night rounded out as yet another home-run for the teams at Belly First & Potent Productions.
“The Village Hidden in the Bass is a community-driven promotional company. We select talent from our pool of DJ’s/producers out of our nearly 2300 Facebook members. People audition for the opportunity to perform at our resident show, The Shinobi Sessions. This event is held at the Black Buzzard underneath the Oskar Blues Brewery near the 16th st. mall.”
Denver! The weekend is coming a day early with an incredible collaborative show featuring AHEE and AVRY, this Thursday 4/25 at Spectra Art Space. Starting at 8, sets will also feature artists LowPro, Braxx, and Hansel the General. This lineup and its diverse group of artists will undoubtedly deliver eclectic beats to get you up and boogie down.
The 2019 summer music season is being kickstarted with a jam-packed 4/20 weekend, full of back-to-back shows and new releases. If you didn’t already request off work months ago and are now realizing that it’s less than a week away, now is the time to start sweet-talking your boss because this is not a weekend you want to miss! This article is your first chance to start marking down your calendars because for a summer that’s expected to be hot and heavy. We’ve had the chance to talk to some of those artists whom also we’ve featured on our most recent bi-weekly playlist. We got the inside scoop about their new music, upcoming events and a little of what goes on behind the scenes.
This week marks the official beginning of The Road To Sonic Bloom 2019 and if you’ve got the chance, we highly recommend making your way to The Black Box for the official kick-off event featuring VibeSquad and Andreilien TONIGHT! This event is brought to you by the team at Sub.Mission and with direct support from Fronzie and Dozier, this is easily the spot you want to spend your Thursday night in Denver. We’ve recently reported on the brand new EP AND graphic novel from Alex Rowan aka Dozier, of Potent Productions. She’s also fresh off of her performance debut at Denver’s famous Ogden Theatre. Read more about her revolutionary project here.
Michal Menert is making his 10 Mile Music Hall debut, and the Groove Train lands in Frisco Saturday, April 13th. Coming off a brand new EP release, this funk fest is likely to be a must-see. Taking place in the mountain town of Frisco, it will be a time to celebrate the end of the season and tread a measure with all your friends at the highest year-round music venue in the United States.
The first date in this series will be here before we know it on May 16th and tickets are already for sale! The rest of the dates are just about all else we CAN tell you about this series. On the first week of June on the 6th, two dates in July, the 6th and the 18th and a final date Aug 15th. The July 6th date will be the one and only afternoon session so be sure to jump on tickets early for that 4th Of July weekend as it's certain to sell out!
Coming to you from Houston, TX we bring you a special spring warm up. This mix is full of heavy whomps with deep bass and just enough energy to get you through the transitioning of seasons. Enjoy, make sure you stretch!
After 9 years of partying on the prairie, Compound Sound has begun to build steam for its 2019 installment and commemorative 10th year! Presented by the teams at Angry Neighbor and Intimate Infinite this festival came out of the gates swinging with the original announcement of both SoDown and Jantsen as their headline acts. Great start! Today, the official Phase 2 lineup was dropped and you’re among first to know! Listed on the Phase 2 announcement are about 20+ reasons you should celebrate your 4th of July weekend under the endless skies at Compound Sound.