With the 11th annual Sonic Bloom music festival coming around the corner, Cervantes Masterpiece assembled an official two day Unified Field pre-party. This duel venue popped off with talented performers of all genres prepping Colorado for a serious throw down. Friday night was funky and super lively with artists such as The Funk Hunters, Defunk, SoDown, Phutureprimitive, Mikey Thunder, Sam Klass and YuYu. Saturday night vibes were more glitch-hop, downtempo and a lot of head banging with performers such as Louis the Child, CloZee, Filibusta, Pysmbionic, Giraffage, Flamingosis, Megan Hamilton and Snubluck.
The Colorado music scene is blessed with an incredible amount of talent, and it’s beautiful to see so many artists coming together for a hometown fest like SB. Bringing the Hummingbird Stage, the most memorable stage from last year’s Sonic Bloom, to Cervantes’ was a serious highlight. Pickles Visuals really knows how to bring his immersive talent from venue to venue. SoDown brought the funk to this stage Friday night blowing the crowd away with his sexy saxophone mastery. Playing his newest EP “The Journey” really pumped up the Ballroom to get the funk down. He played an unreleased collaboration between fellow Mile High Sound Movement artist Homemade Spaceship, and he absolutely slayed it. Ehren Wright (SoDown) also played a personal favorite of mine, ‘Brass Knuckles’ from the retired Robotic Pirate Monkey, and that was extraordinary. Closing his set with his remix of ‘Roses’ by Outkast, Ehren definitely threw down one of my favorite sets this weekend. Following up this hour of energy were fellow Westwood labelmates Funk Hunters and Defunk.
While we are on the topic of funk, I can’t get over The Funk Hunters thrilling performance. If you have never heard of these boys, please do yourself a favor and check them out! Nick Middleton and Duncan Smith brought their heavy bass to us from Vancouver, Canada, and these two talented producers are a musical match in heaven, using hip-hop to bring soul to today’s electronic music. My favorite moment during their performance was their very last song, dedicated to a very talented artist that recently passed away named Pumpkin. The crowd begged for an encore, and a tribute was exactly what we needed. Thanks for bringing the funk to Colorado, we love you guys – till next time!
For Saturday’s shenanigans we were beyond prepared for a healthy dose of down-tempo and nasty glitch, and we had the perfect lineup for it. Louis The Child, a duo set on delivering bass heavy yet uplifting productions gave us a memorable first set as their euphoric vibes were some of the best all night long.
Once again, Clozee blew minds with her tripped out electrifying and spiritual performance Saturday night on the Other Side of Cervantes. She really knows how to make the crowd dance, and she served up banger after banger. Clozee is an ingenious music producer from Toulouse, France who did a B2B performance with Psymbionic, an otherworldly bass maker who are both on the Gravitas Record Label out of Austin. Together they supplied an ample amount of glitch hop goodness that kept a headbanging crowd stuck to the stage all night long. Psymbionic kept his frenetic performance interesting by whipping out plenty of originals, new releases, and sick drops that satisfied the rowdiness in us all. He also took his Colorado performance as a chance to share his latest collaboration with Denver producer Unlimited Gravity, called ‘Down Low’, a sexy and gritty track that rattled the walls of Cervantes.
All in all this past weekend was filled with talent and love. Colorado is extremely blessed to witness such a beautiful scene. Make sure to get your Sonic Bloom tickets so you can catch Clozee and many more gifted artists that will be performing. This is a music festival you won’t want to miss located in breathless Rye, Colorado.