with Russ Liquid, Marcelo Moxy & Willdabeast
Wednesday October 7th
Free dowload of Michal Menert & The Pretty Fantastics new album available here (bandcamp).
Michal Menert is an electronic music artist and producer based in Denver, Colorado. Throughout his youth, his father exposed him to a wide variety of Eastern and Western music, giving Menert fertile soil in which to plant his musical visions. His passion for original analog sounds coupled with a vast knowledge of music history has given him an even larger platform from which to produce. A multi-instrumentalist, he incorporates live guitar and keys into his final production for a full sound and rich feel. By tapping into the world of music that surrounds him, Menert twists and turns day-to-day inspirations into music that is all his own.
Menert worked as the co-producer with Derek Vincent Smith on the chart topping Pretty Lights album Taking Up Your Precious Time, and was a natural choice to be the first artist to join Pretty Lights Music in 2010 with the release of his solo album, Dreaming of a Bigger Life. Michal’s second album with PLM, the critically acclaimed mega-LP Even If It Isn’t Right, dropped in the spring of 2012. Within just a few short months, Menert bounced out of basement dives and into headlining slots at some of the most prestigious venues in the country.
Over the years he has shared the stage with a number of musical luminaries including STS9, Bassnectar, and more. His musical collaborations have brought him a wealth of inspiration, and led to the formation of a number of ongoing side projects including Half Color (with Paul Basic), Club Scouts (with Mux Mool) and Manic Menert (with Manic Focus). And 2014 saw the culmination of a musical dream with the debut of the Michal Menert Big Band – an 18-piece ensemble led by Michal that performed his catalog in front of thousands, including a November 2014 stop at a packed Fillmore Auditorium in Denver, and an April 2015 performance at Colorado’s famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre.
A dynamic and ideological producer, Menert has always taken a community driven approach. He works hand in hand with producers he chooses for his own record label, Super Best Records. By collaborating and working closely with a new generation of hip-hop & EDM producers, he’s bringing a new musical vision to life without any imposed limitations.
Michal released the highly anticipated Space Jazz LP on Super Best Records in April 2015. The Huffington Post notes “Space Jazz is a synthesis of past, present, and future, elegantly woven together by the hands of Michal Menert.” His sound combines vintage vinyl samples with rich analog synthesis and organic, hard-hitting beats. It’s a fusion of yesterday’s elements and tomorrow’s ideas. Catch him on tour throughout 2015.
Russ Liquid is the future-vintage groove-blasting maestro who has stirred the souls and minds of the electronic music world. Renowned for his ingenious compositional approach, this cosmic virtuoso and imprints a prophetic musical experience on his audiences. He detonates explosive beatscapes, seamlessly adding flourishes of instrumental color and emotion; while drawing from an endlessly diverse sonic palette.
In just a short time, Mr. Liquid has developed a reputation for radiating a sonic supernova of genre-bending beats on the dancefloor, captivating audiences with passionate live instrumental performances across the U.S. and beyond. His dynamic, multi-instrumental, experience has already been unleashed on some of the most innovative music events and festivals around the globe including: Coachella Music Festival, Electric Forest, Northcoast Music Festival, WTF?! (What the Festival) Lightning In A Bottle, Snowglobe Music Festival, Symbiosis Gathering, Shambhala (Canada), Synthesis Festival (Mexico), Envision Festival (Costa Rica), Eclipse Festival (Australia).
Russ broke musical boundaries and transcended expectations in 2013 with Foreign Frequency, his debut full length album on STS9‘s 1320 Records. With that release he transported listeners on an inter-dimensional adventure to the deepest circles of his musical universe, steering audiences into an expansive world of visceral beats, laced with spiraling instrumental accompaniments, and adorned with melodies that only a masterful improvisationalist could manifest.
This year, Russ Liquid continues to lead listeners deeper into robust sonic landscapes all across the globe in support of his latest album, In Love, available now on Gramatik’s groundbreaking new label Lowtemp, and on Winter 2015 Tours with Gramatik and The Floozies.
Marcelo has shared stages in support of Samo Sound Boy, Jerome LoL, Sango & Esta of Soulection, Star Slinger, LTJ Bukem, Kastle, Amtrac, Anna Lunoe, Animal Collective (Dj Set), Pat Mahoney / LCD Soundsystem, Doc Martin, JackLNDN, Bonobo Live Band, Michal Menert Big Band, Pretty Lights Music - Keeping it Crew 2014 Fall Tour_Direct Support in 24 cities, Eliot Lipp, Paul Basic, Supervision, Ana Sia, Wave Racer, Prefuse 73, Nosaj Thing, Mux Mool, Lindsay Lowend, G Jones, Exmag, Gladkill, Russ Liquid, Thriftworks, Half Color, Vibesquad, Sweater Beats, Muzzy, Buku, Mosis, MILKY.WAV, Ejay, Ivy, option4, Branchez, Sugarpill, Random Rab, Maribou State, Pumpkin, Freddy Todd, Govinda, Robot Koch, Andreillan, An-ten-nae, Kaminanda, etc.
Moxy has performed at nationally renowned festivals and venues such as Electric Forest, Lightning In a Bottle Festival, Symbiosis Gathering, The Fillmore Auditorium, Red Rocks Park & Amphitheater, Communikey Festival, Cloak & Dagger Music Festival, High-Sierra Music Festival, Earthdance in NorCal, Gem & Jam Music Festival, Sonic Bloom, Burningman, Dreamtime and many others under his various monikers and collaborative musical projects throughout the last decade.
Marcelo leased, staffed, and operated several underground after-hours warehouse locations in Denver and Boulder from 2000-2007, hosting significant early parties in Colorado with Casa Del Soul, Soulciety, CMKY, Wolf + Lamb, STS9, Bassnectar, Glitch Mob, Sacred Science, Family Moons, & Euphonic Conceptions debut events. He was also the sole promoter and production coordinator for the album release party for 'Taking Up Your Precious Time', the Pretty Lights landmark debut release; a performance that featured both Derick Vincent Smith and Michal Menert, the original Pretty Lights configuration, at his flagship warehouse, Green Spirit Studios.
Marcelo currently is the bassist for the Michal Menert Big Band, and Michal Menert & The Pretty Fantastics. Catch him touring the U.S. with the latter in the Fall of 2015, as well as providing direct support for the entire tour.
WillDabeast infuses live horns and synthesizers to compose and produce some of the most accessible and funk-driven beats in contemporary electronic music. In 2014, WillDABeast joined up with Michal Menert (Super Best Records, PLM) on trumpet to help create and arrange the Michal Menert Big Band.