RE: Search ft. Defunk w/ Megan Hamilton, lespecial, Mikey Thunder, Jordan Polovina and Very Special Surprise Guest CloZee

Cervantes', Euphonic Conceptions & MHSM Present

RE: Search ft. Defunk w/ Megan Hamilton, lespecial, Mikey Thunder, Jordan Polovina and Very Special Surprise Guest CloZee

Wed, June 27, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

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Defunk
Defunk
Hailing from the Canadian prairies, Defunk has made a distinct name for himself in the electronic music scene. Defunk’s unique brew of funk, blues, soul and bass music has proven him to be a true connoisseur of genre blending. His innovative style has created a path for fans of all genres to venture into the bass music scene…and a niche that has left him virtually untouched. He melts the experimental with the familiar, pushing the envelope with each new release. The versatility Defunk delivers in both his DJ sets and live performances has caught the attention of Pretty Lights, GRiZ and Gramatik. With a constantly changing set and rapidly expanding discography, Defunk consistently constructs a show brimming with allure and absolute magic.
Megan Hamilton
Megan Hamilton
Megan Hamilton is a producer/vocalist out of Minneapolis. After several years in the twin cities’ music scene, Hamilton has branded a sound similar to no other in the U.S. As Ghetto Funk’s official U.S. ambassador, she drives a European sound inspired from glitch hop, old school samples, and future funk. As not only a DJ/Producer, Megan is also a fan and activist for this great music movement. Constantly devoting her time towards this growth through social media, word of mouth, and even her own artwork, Megan has developed great brand recognition. After several releases this year with Buygore, Ghetto Funk, Audiophile, and more, Hamilton is spanning genres in high demand. Recently Megan has also added an impressive group of live instruments, whom she calls The Bermudas. These artists range from Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar to even Saxophone and Triangle. Supported by moguls like Benny Benassi, Sick Individuals, Oliver Heldens, Stickybuds, Aaron Jackson, Love and Light, and more.
Megan Hamilton is a producer/vocalist out of Minneapolis. After several years in the twin cities’ music scene, Hamilton has branded a sound similar to no other in the U.S. As Ghetto Funk’s official U.S. ambassador, she drives a European sound inspired from glitch hop, old school samples, and future funk. As not only a DJ/Producer, Megan is also a fan and activist for this great music movement. Constantly devoting her time towards this growth through social media, word of mouth, and even her own artwork, Megan has developed great brand recognition. After several releases this year with Buygore, Ghetto Funk, Audiophile, and more, Hamilton is spanning genres in high demand. Recently Megan has also added an impressive group of live instruments, whom she calls The Bermudas. These artists range from Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar to even Saxophone and Triangle. Supported by moguls like Benny Benassi, Sick Individuals, Oliver Heldens, Stickybuds, Aaron Jackson, Love and Light, and more.
lespecial
lespecial
Born in the woods of Connecticut and raised in the wilds of Boston, lespecial has established themselves as innovators and tastemakers on their own unique trajectory. The aggressive death-funk dance trio explodes with energetic live sets, tapping into a primitive past distorted through the lense of contemporary technology. Coming off the release of their second EP, Ceremony, preceded by Playonbrother Sessions (2011), Jonathan Grusauskas (guitar/keys/trumpet), Luke Bemand (bass guitar) and Rory Dolan (drums) ignore convention, instead amalgamating the familiar styles of Afro-Latin rhythmic traditions, Hip Hop, Funk and Metal into a singular sound that dexterously transforms during their live sets and over the course of their studio albums. As Ben Weiss of Relix Magazine puts it, “Amidst the rest of the noise, lespecial is the squeaky wheel that demands attention.”
CloZee
CloZee
In a feedback loop of adventure, music, and love, CloZee and her fans are ready to let the force of the sound carry everyone to places they have never been before. Being based simultaneously in Toulouse, France and on stages across the world makes this electronic musician stand out. With inspirations far afield from music – a painting, the weather, a dream – in her craft, Chloé Herry’s derivations are difficult to trace. Under the broad structure of electronic and bass music, and informed by sound the world over, Clozee finds her best fit in World Bass’ corner.

CloZee has performed on many continents: from Coachella to India, on four US Tours, and everywhere around her native France. She is a standout on the roster of her labels, Gravitas Recordings & Otodayo Records. Followers in many languages drive streams counted in millions. But art’s ability to transport others is this talented producer’s special magic – manifest whenever someone presses play.

In the way the clean curve of a Japanese roof is understated and exotic, CloZee pulls her power from a bold simplicity. Her classical guitar roots allow her an informed, melodic space that draws influence from flamenco to edIT of The Glitch Mob. This melting pot of instrumentation and cinematic flair puts listeners in a mood to move, with international crowds now cultivating the evolution of her genre. Chloé says she rarely lays down only electronic sounds. Her favorite sources are organic and real.

To describe her life, CloZee grins and dramatizes her mind exploding. With traction growing stateside, she is set to expand far beyond the transformational festivals and tours where she grew the same roots that nourished Bassnectar, Beats Antique, and Bonobo. CloZee is breaking through the canopy and into the sun. Come see her fly.
Mikey Thunder
Mikey Thunder
Mikey Thunder likes to party. But more than that, Mikey Thunder just so happens to be the party. Thunder spins a genre-blending, bass-driven partyrock, fusing banging electronic beats with funk, hip-hop, soul, jazz, blues, swing, reggae and anything else the party may call for on the fly. With 19 years in the game, he's mastered the art of improvisation with an uncanny ability to work with and rework the vibe of the party with precision. If you’re a true connoisseur of the Colorado music scene, you’ve seen Mikey share the stage with any number of your favorite artists- no matter the genre.

It all began for Mikey at the age of 15 when he discovered DJing in Springfield , Mass. Thru friends older brother's record collections and the Hiphop scene in the city. From there he moved up to Burlington Vt. and immersed himself in the diverse musical culture. In the fall of 1999, he relocated to the mountains of Jackson Hole where he was soon kidnapped by Michael Franti and Spearhead for the Stay Human Tour. After opening for Spearhead in Jackson Hole, Thunder was handpicked by Michael Franti to open the rest of the tour, where he mixed beats into their sets, during set break, and scratched with their beatboxer, Radioactive.

After the Spearhead tour Mikey relocated to Boulder and continued to pursue his musical career. At that time Thunder also was an Atari playing stuntman/ DJ in the band Sonar. The band shared the stage with the Wailers at the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, the String Cheese Incident, and played Hightimes Magazine’s SXSW party, and the Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam. In the fall of 2009 Mikey joined the Pretty Lights crew, opened for over 30 shows on their tours and performed cuts on the Making Up a Changing Mind EP, released in 2010. He also has played the sold out Red Rocks Amphitheater runs with PL in 2012/13/14.

Since that time, he has made his presence known in every single facet of the Colorado music industry. Over the years he has shared the stage with an extremely diverse range of musicians, including (but certainly not limited to): Bassnectar, The Glitch Mob, The Disco Biscuits, Boombox, Soul Live, Lettuce, The Motet, Michal Menert, Nightmares on Wax, Mr. Scruff, DJ Krush, Bonobo, Z Trip, DJ Qbert, Pete Rock, DJ Premier, Jurassic 5, Slick Rick, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface killa, Red Man, Juicy J, and Big Boi of Outkast. Additionally, he has been prominently featured on such festivals as Shambhala, Sonic Bloom, Snowball, Global Dance Festival, and many others.

Mikey Thunder’s true talent lies in his versatility. Every Thunder performance presents something familiar in an entirely unfamiliar way, as well as something unfamiliar presented in a way that is immediately recognizable as Thunder.
Jordan Polovina
Jordan Polovina
Jordan Polovina is a cellist, producer, vocalist currently in Colorado. other bands include: Whiskey Blanket, Grim&Darling, and, Glitta Kings
Re:Search Wednesdays
Re:Search Wednesdays
Euphonic Conceptions
Euphonic Conceptions
Since 2006, Euphonic Conceptions has been dedicated to putting on events featuring fresh new directions in music and art. The goal is to develop, support, and sustain culture that can birth groundbreaking artists and allow them and the community they represent to flourish.
The Mile High Sound Movement
The Mile High Sound Movement
Denver based artist collective & record label
Party Guru Productions
Party Guru Productions
Venue Information:
Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom
2637 Welton Street
Denver, CO, 80205
http://www.cervantesmasterpiece.com/