Michal Menert Prepares To Rock Frisco w/ The Party People, MIDIcinal, and Jordan Polovina
Michal Menert is making his 10 Mile Music Hall debut, and the Groove Train lands in The Rocky Mountains 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.
Some of you are likely familiar with Super Best Records but for those of you who haven’t heard, we are referring to the brainchild of Polish-born American and super-star Producer Michal Menert himself. His label Super Best Records has helped to bring us artists all over the country from Maddy O’neal, Late Night Radio, and Tnertle. The diversity of the label is apparent, as are the unique sounds they each produce.
For this mountain-town throw-down, Michal will share the stage with some of Colorado’s rising stars, MIDIcinal and The Party People and Jordan Polovina. Scott Rhatigan aka MIDIcinal, mixes hip hop, funk, and bass while bringing together old school and new to create his own electronic sound that you can’t help but dance to. Recently, Rhatigan shared the stage with Colorado home-town heroes, Tnertle, and for the first time was able to showoff his live-band installation in a set that brought what seemed like a jam session for the ages. It was a set Rhatigan is likely to remember for a long, long time.
The Party People are the funky trio consisting of Mikey Thunder. Mr. Bugatti, and Benjamin's Vibe who come together to make a sound that they describe as a mix of retro hip hop, modern synth designs, and a strong anchor in funk, blues, and jazz. Leading everything off for the night will be Jordan Polovina, the Colorado rapper, cellist, and producer. Get there early because this power-packed line-up of Denver producers and musicians will be sure to get the vibe started proper.
Though he doesn’t reside here anymore, Menert is no stranger to Colorado. Polish-born, he moved to Loveland, Colorado in 1987 where his love of music was cultivated at an early age. Menert and his team recently swung through his stomping grounds (Ft. Collins, Colorado) to put on not only a show at the local Aggie theatre, but also a DJ production class in conjunction with Ableton Live. Attendees not only learned how to create music in Ableton, but they also got a crash course on building a budget studio and learned ways to distribute their music. Teachers included Menert himself, Richard “Sleepy” Floyd,Nick Gerlach of Turbo Suit, David Najarian, Julianne Thomas, Matt Van Den Heuvel, Jason “Schollaship” MacLeod and Zaak Kerstetter of Zenotope.
Since his come-up in Loveland, Menert has continually been on the cutting edge of music production and was the first artist on his longtime buddy, Pretty Lights’ Music label. He was also an integral part in the production of Pretty Lights historical first album Taking Up Your Precious Time. Since his departure from Pretty Lights, his sound has evolved into something that is both ancient and fresh. It’s soulful, moving, and cutting edge. He molds different sounds from impossible eras. We can only anticipate the arsenal he’ll bring with him for this stop, but we are sure you’ll be in for one hell of a time!
10 Mile Music Hall is leading the way in not only lighting and sound but also the overall experience of every concert guest. Personally, this writer can’t wait to see their bar technology in action. Apparently, you can order and receive your drinks without ever waiting in a line. Download the app called Noble: Easy Order. Easy pay right on your phone. After you place an order, you’ll receive a text when it’s ready and then pick it up from a dedicated area of the bar with no line. Now there is more time to get the funk down with your friends on the dance floor.
Worried about getting back and forth? The Summit Stage is a free bus service that drops off 100 yards from the entrance to 10 Mile Music Hall and runs from Frisco to Breckenridge, Copper, Dillon, Silverthorne, and Keystone. The bus typically runs every 30 minutes and the last bus leaves Frisco at about 1:30 am. For detailed info and the current schedule, visit the Summit Stage website.
Tickets are available on the link here. The official facebook page can be found here so you can RSVP to the event. There’s currently two live contests running to help you and your friends win some free tickets for this show! SharedViews is giving away a pair of tickets plus some Michal Menert and SV merchandise. Those details can be found here. Potent Productions is also giving away a pair of tickets and that contest can be found on their facebook here. See you on the dance floor!
Below is Menert’s brand new EP. Have a seat, relax, and take in all the slow coast vibes.