Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Five Roots Breaks Down the Organization, Starting at the Roots

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Recently a group of musically talented Denverites formed their own non-profit organization called Five Roots. Named in part for the roots they’ve put down in the Five Points neighborhood, the group’s aim is to bring underprivileged school children opportunities that wouldn’t otherwise be available to them. Five Roots aims to offer everything from school supplies, to field trips to Elitch’s. Five Roots is set apart from many other charity organizations particularly in their creative and effective fundraising ideas. They host networking mixers in the form of speed dating, for those involved in the music and entertainment community here in Denver. They also throw free dance parties (with a donation box at the door). Five Roots incorporates fun, and provides networking and growth opportunities in exchange for an opportunity to improve the community. You undoubtedly are familiar with at least some of the names of the innovative and charitable few that started this organization, as they’re all heavily involved in the ... Read More »

Fresh Pressed: FL, Plat Maravich, Soul City, Kid Vegas, Aires Jackson, Catch Lungs, and more

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Singles, albums, and videos on videos. We had an unprecedented amount of submissions this week, so we chose some of our favorites. Which ones are you feelin’? FL – “Time” Beware the drop on this one. FL is at it again, and the Young Amsterdam 4:20 Mixtape is sounding like it might be everything we hoped for. Simply put, “Time” is trance-enducing, and FL’s voice has never sounded smoother. Plat Maravich ft. Smoove Quotes – “Baby James” The Yonnas produced beat is both abrupt and soul-infused, and Plat Maravich plays it to perfection with a nice addition from Smoove Quotes. Plat raps over this beat the way The Godfather of Soul used to perform over one- replete with high pitched vocal inflections and exclamatory delivery. Typhy, Ill Se7en, Panama Saweto – “Blazing Saddles” Mikey Fresh gave the Soul City boys a colorful, wild west backdrop with this beat, and the emcees filled in the scenery. The sound is filtered and relaxed, ... Read More »

Mikey Fresh Talks Soul City Studios

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Soul City Studios has been impossible to ignore lately. They’re headlining their own shows, occupying a supporting spot on national tours’ Denver stops, releasing singles, prepping for full projects, and generally becoming official in a way that is integral to any crew’s success. Mikey Fresh, the label’s CEO, producer, DJ, and backbone, sat down with us to talk about Soul City. Though humble to a fault, he’s undeniably proud of his brand and his crew. He spoke on the “fantasy team” he’s assembled, their sound, their collabs, and their future. Soul City has been kickin’ around for a minute, but you’ve made it official now with the Soul City Studios brand. What compelled you to take that next step? To make it official was more a business decision. We needed to make it an LLC and put it on the books. We wanted to be more professional about it and really brand it instead of just, “oh it’s all of ... Read More »