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The Festival Fistful: Decadence Colorado

We’re grabbing a healthy handful of jams in our Festival Fistful! We’re going to be sharing our top 5 picks for this NYE at Decadence Colorado!


The Floozies

For those searching for the funk, look no further than The Floozies, the duo guaranteed to get your groove shoes movin.  After the successful release of their Funk Jesus project, these All Good Records signees have been touring non-stop and are making a stop through Colorado for Decadence this NYE.  With a combination of synths, guitars, drums and more being performed live, the Floozies are a must-see act for those who live for live.


It’s rare to see an artist so thoroughly immersed in their craft that they get te pursest distillation of their vision.  For Bassnectar, he finds the space between the beautiful, the trippy, the bassy and a commitment to delivering the most incredible live experience for his fans.  With visuals that are sure to make you question the very reality you’re living in combined with and his tireless work behind the decks for the entirety of his set, there’s a reason he’s cultivated his own Deadhead style following of people that follow him on tour.  Headbang your way into the NYE with Bassnectar at Decadence Colorado.


If you ever needed an injection of soul into your dance music, Brooklyn’s very own Gramatik are sure to deliver the vibes.  They hit on the things that a fan of Reasonable Doubt era Jay Z would love mixed with the bass slapping, can’t stop dancing style funk music released by the likes of GRiZ.  Oh and bass… a big heaping helping of bass.  Catch these guys rocking out on Saturday and have yourselves a funkin’ great New Years Eve!

Space Jesus

When you want to talk about the pure space bass saucey vibes, look no further than Space Jesus.  An icon within the bass music scene, his heady combination of dub, bass, and the secret sauce will leave you jammin and no other choice but rock out amidst the soundtrack of an alien takeover.  Be sure to catch him rocking out on Saturday helping bring your New Years Eve interstellar!


A Troyboi set is basically time spent dancing uncontrolablly with that OOOOOHEWWW stinkface on as Troyboi drops original after original, each going harder than the last and could simultanously serve as a backing track for any of your favorite rappers.  You’ll catch this man murdered out with a hat pulled low, too busy rockin the crowd to worry about trying to be flashy.  This multi-talented musician recently signed to Timbaland’s right-hand man and US Super Producer, Jim Beanz and we couldn’t encourage you to go check this man any stronger.


The Festival Fistful: Imagine Music Festival

With Imagine Music Festival closing in this weekend, we thought it proper to prep you for the best jamming experience with our 5 artists you have to look out for this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway.  After getting a chance to chat with the festival founders about what it is that makes this independently run festival so unique, we’re taking a chance to highlight a handful of our favorite artists from the lineup.  Be sure to download the official Imagine Music Festival 2017 App, available for iOS and Android!  Download and get easy access to the daily schedule, site map, festival updates and more!  They are also helping raise money for Hurricane Irma relief through the American Red Cross if you would like to donate!

GRiZ Spearheads New Age Funk Revolution

This summer you won’t hear suburban hood-rats bumping Wild Cherry, James Brown, or Rick James in daddy’s Jeep, but don’t fret, funk didn’t die with bell-bottoms and black lights. It’s alive and well.

The prevalence and popularity of EDM (electronic dance music) has initiated a resurgence of funk. New technologies and innovative artists have exponentially diversified electronic music. The coevolution is unprecedented, and it’s rapidly changing our perception and definition of “music.”

Now, EDM has more sub-genres than jelly bellies have flavors, and, like those godforsaken things, most new genres are equally indistinguishable in their mediocrity. It’s gotten to the point that categorizing music solely as EDM is inconsequential. Currently, there’s house, trance, glitch, drum and bass, dubstep, brostep, breakstep, and 100 other steps that no one gives two shits about. If you can name more than ten off-hand, congrats! It’s time to check into rehab.

But I’m not here to tell you about Swedish bubblegum techno, I’m here to tell you about a burgeoning new genre referred to by the hipster masses as “New Age Funk,” or “Future Funk,” and even though you’ve “probably never heard of it,” it makes for some groovy dance music.

Funky white boy Grant Kwiecinski, better known by his stage name GRiZ, spearheads the euphonious revolution. The Michigan native electronically emancipated funk music in 2012 when he released Mad Liberation. The sax-studded album is hip-hop oriented, yet manages to blend funky breaks with ambitious drops, eccentric beats, and obscure vocals. With the contemporary drift towards trap culture, GRiZ’s sound is refreshing to say the least. The entire album is polished, however, the Notorious “Better Than I’ve Ever Been” lives up to its name in the fullest.

On March 31st GRiZ smashed the funk once again with Say it Loud, a nominal homage to James Brown’s 1969 release Say It Loud — I’m Black and I’m Proud. The innovative album is more adventurous than its predecessor and features: The Floozies, Manic Focus, Mike Avery, Talib Kweli, Jessie Arlen, Sunsquabi, Orlando Napier, and iDA HAWK.

Whether it’s The Floozies’ funky guitar licks and high energy percussion in “Need This,” or Talib Kweli’s smooth flow in “For The Love,” each feature adds a lil’ somethin’ extra to the GRiZ sound, yet the electronic mastermind never strays too far from his funky niche. Grant kicks off the album with “The Anthem” — a soulful, feel-good track with James Brown vocals and children’s chorus reminiscent of the Jackson 5. “The Anthem” will grab you by the hips and drag you onto the floor; the rest is guaranteed to keep you there till dawn.