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The fall of Denver’s feature festivals

Velorama and Grandoozy will not return in ‘19 Denver’s first major music festivals, Grandoozy and Velorama, have announced that they will not be returning to the Mile High city in 2019. While the former suggested that their departure will only be a temporary “hiatus” and

Winding back the tape

How cassettes are helping indie bands Cassette tapes are making a comeback. BuzzAngle released a report called “2018 year-end report of U.S. Music Industry Consumption” that found that cassette sales grew from 99,400 to 118,200 units in The United States. Part of this comeback has to

Meet Non Systemaddict

Student musician gets political Non Systemaddict, Magdiel Esai, is a local rapper, producer, KGNU DJ, podcaster, and a music and business recording arts major at CU Denver. His debut, EP ONE, was released in August, and he was one of the openers for the Dead

New tunes for the new year

2019’s most anticipated albums Twenty-nineteen is already shaping up to be an excellent year in music. These highly anticipated new releases from some of music’s biggest stars are bound to make the new year memorable.  Khalid Straight off his mixtape release in October 2018, Khalid

The Fall of Pandora Radio

A Streaming service faces buyout Pandora Radio released in 2005, and upon its release it was very popular because they offered something that the audience really wanted: automated music recommendations. Pandora makes music stations based on select artists. Today, Pandora is trying to stay afloat. 

Mid90s is Spotify’s First Film ‘Playlist’

Jonah Hill’s Rap and Punk Bias Actor Jonah Hill, for his feature directorial and screenwriting debut Mid90s, recently collaborated with Spotify to create an official “motion picture playlist” for the film. What’s unusual about this featured playlist, which Spotify calls “the first of its kind,”

Breaking new ground in Denver’s hip-hop scene

Ground Broken  discusses collaboration and local vibe Ground Broken, consisting of Producer Surreal (David Lesperance) and Lyricist Escro (Rembert Hann), both CU Denver students, is a musical movement in hip-hop that has produced a lot of influence in the Denver area. When asked about who

Abbey Road puts new face on old legend

Abbey road re-brands to appeal to up-and-comers Abbey Road Studios has been a fixture in London since it opened in 1931 and has been used by artists from Pink Floyd to Lady Gaga. The recording studios are most closely associated with The Beatles who recorded

Denver Hip Hop is all about the Luv

Student-based hip hop group tells their story LUV, an emerging rap group originating in Colorado, consists of Gee·Cue (Gavin Romero), Oneder Bee (Brandyn Romero), Kee LUV (Keith Michael Wood Jr.), and BIG (Angelo Salas). For LUV, the group began right on the back porch of

Spotify supports female recording artists

Spotify’s EQL program focuses on women Spotify is partnering up with Berklee College of Music and Electric Lady Studios to create a more inclusive and receiving environment for women working in production areas of the music industry. Spotify went on the record on Aug. 15,