New Year's Eve at The Liberty with Late Night Radio and Nobide
The Roaring 20s are back as we ring in 2020 at The Liberty! Join us with Nobide and Late Night Radio.
Doors: 9 pm
Nobide: 9:45 pm
Clock Tower: 11:45 pm
Champagne Toast: Midnight
Late Night Radio: 12:01 am
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Late Night Radio:
The story of Late Night Radio starts in what might seem to be the most unexpected of places: church.
Long before he cooked up his hypnotic hybrid of electronic music, hip-hop, soul, and funk, the artist born Alex Medellin spent countless hours watching mom sing two masses every week. Learning guitar and piano throughout his childhood, obsessing over everything from UGK and DJ Screw to The Doors and The Beatles, and internalizing those formative experiences, he capitalizes on that latent influence with his 2018 full-length debut, the appropriately titled Sunday [Philos Records].
I only recently realized it, but my favorite music is always hair-raising, he exclaims. Im really into feel-good hip-hop, soul, and funk, and all of those styles are rooted in gospel progressions. As Ive gotten older, that really had an effect on my music. For Sunday, the vision was to take bits and pieces of those genres and chop them up into something new. It was a natural step for me to pay homage to what I grew up on. You could call it Sunday music.
Its also a style hes been working towards perfecting for nearly a decade. The Houston native bounced from New Orleans to Austin to Temecula and eventually Big Bear. During 2011, he started composing music for online videos and commercials before relocating to Colorado and seriously pursuing the art as a career, going full-time in 2014. Along the way, he released a series of fan favorite EPsConcrete College , Far Into the Night , Soap Box , and Reflective Tangents . The latter yielded Find the Love [feat. Borahm Lee], which clocked over 664K Spotify streams as the EP cumulatively tallied 2 million-plus. Emotionally charged and explosive live sets transformed Late Night Radio into a Denver sensation.
As the artist commenced work on Sunday, he broke the mold yet again. For the first time, the recording would be completely live, featuring his guitar playing and keys as well as live horn sections, trumpet, trombone, and saxophone. Additionally, it became his longest project at 11 tracks.
The easiest way to describe my music is, Electronic music for people who dont really like electronic music, he continues. Theres hip-hop bass and beats, which keep it relevant. However, Im taking it into new territory.
Representing that evolution, the first single In My Mind [feat. Julianna Reed & Kevin Donohue] hinges on funked-up clean guitar, glistening harmonies, jazz-y horns, and an airtight groove.
Thats my modern take on a soul song, he says. Its about empowerment and staying positive through todays climate. Its a bit of a statement for me.
Meanwhile, the follow-up single Overdue segues from a steeple-size hum into a fingersnap-punctuated boom-bap beat thats impossible to shake. In the end, the moniker Late Night Radio reflects the vibrant versatility at the heart of the sound.
At 3AM, DJs will play whatever they want on the radio, he leaves off. Thats what Im doing. Its a very eclectic mix. Its who I am.
Nobide is a live-electronic act out of Denver, Colorado. Setting traditional instruments amid an electronic backdrop, the Nobide sound has been described as Organic Electronic. Inspired by the diverse landscapes of Colorado, Nobide confidently explores different musical styles.
Rowdy enough for dance floors and deep enough for quiet exploration, the Nobide grooves are far-reaching. Nick Vanns edgy production, Matt McElwains driving rhythms and Tanner Fruits affinity for jazz and texture leads to a genre-bending and fresh sound.
Nobide points to not biding time, taking every opportunity to engage with life via sound, color and wonder.
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