When jazz legend Milton “Mezz” Mezzrow took the journey from Chicago to Harlem, he brought with him a lifestyle that would surpass his living legend. A staple at jam sessions of the Harlem Renaissance, Mezzrow became known for having the most potent cannabis the artist community had ever experienced. In fact, his name, “Mezz”, would become synonymous with the high-grade experience, carrying on to the new evolution of cannabis culture, with Mezz Brands. Now the brand is taking over BETA Nightclub for two days of massive 4/20 programming and the launch of the latest formulations crafted by Evolab, with soundtracking by NERO live.
April 20th has long been the day that weed smokers around the country (and world) come out of hiding to celebrate our favorite plant, puff tough, and let the government know that there are millions of otherwise law-abiding citizens who use cannabis. Ever since legalizing recreational use in 2012, Denver has become the epicenter of the celebration as host to several full on festivals, as well as a barrage of concerts around the city the entire weekend. While it would be impossible to hit every show that’s going down, we’re sure as hell going to try. Check out our weekend preview of the events we’re looking forward to the most, listed chronologically.
Last week, UK based production/DJ duo Stööki Sound took over The Black Box, one of Denver’s premier venues to catch up and coming electronic music. With their immaculate blend of genres ranging from Trap to Hip Hop, to UK bass, the London duo threw down an energetic set that had the crowd turned all the way up, even moshing at times. Our homie Willis Small aka @Shutterspit captured the eventful performance. Check it out!
G-Eazy has risen from relative obscurity to super stardom in a short time and he shows no signs of stopping. The Bay Area rapper’s hit song “Him & I,” featuring Halsey has been on Billboard’s hot 100 for 12 weeks now, and it’s in heavy rotation at radio stations around the country. We caught the Denver stop of his The Beautiful & Damned Tour w/ Phora & Trippie Redd at 1st Bank Center, where the 28 year old MC performed to a packed house. Enjoying A1 stage production and G-Eazy’s signature crystal clear vocals, the crowd sang along to all the hits, and the young artist reminded everyone why he’s one of the most popular rappers out right now. Our boy Blake Jackson captured some of the magic, check it out!
Fans of Stööki Sound can rejoice, as the talented duo is back in full swing with some upcoming shows and the announcement of “Stööki Sunday’s,” a weekly music release that will incorporate fan voting as well as some choice cuts picked by Stööki themselves. To set off the series is the fourth installment of their Legacy Mix series aptly titled Legacy IV. We’re feeling this exciting blend of bass music, hip hop, trap and more peppered with some exclusive edits and mash-ups.
Rapper A$AP Ferg will continue to strive in 2018. The 29-year-old emcee has announced the initial dates on his 2018 Mad Man tour, which sees him trekking across the U.S. and Canada this spring. 31 dates are scheduled along the tour leg between February and April. View the complete list of tour dates below.
Bay area native G-Eazy has been on fire for a while now! His new album debuted at #3 on the Billboard charts and his song “No Limit” feat. A$AP Rocky and Cardi B is literally everywhere -currently number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100, and his song “Him & I” with Halsey is in heavy rotation too. Eazy is coming to Broomfield on March 6th for his The Beautiful & Damned Tour with special guests Trippie Redd, Phora, and Anthony Russo.
Our friends at Doperoots teamed up with Audiomack and X-Games to bring No Ends to Denver. This unique event combines Hip Hop, EDM, and Action sports culture for a multifaceted party unlike any other. The Denver edition of No Ends featured a heavy hitting lineup including Baauer, Cousin Stizz, Lil Skies, and a surprise performance from Audiopush among others. The skaters threw down all night, and the arcade and tattoo booths towards the back were a perfect break from the mayhem when needed. Blake Jackson captured the action, check out the photos below!
NYC Based record label Doperoots has teamed up with X-Games and Ferg to create No Ends, a perfect fusion of action sports, hip hop and edm featuring and onsite skate park, musical performances and much more. The event debuted in NYC, but they are now bringing this unique party experience to Denver on Jan 21st at Exdo Event center, and it’s not one to miss. Set for Jan. 21st, the week before the Winter X Games take over Colorado, No Ends will deliver a diverse lineup of performances that includes Baauer, Cousin Stizz, Lil Skies, MTN Men, TJ Mizell, Jayceeoh, RHÊTORÍK, TGUT, Lenny Emery, Playpat, Smokeasac and Dylan St. John, and a very special guest. Get tickets here and get in on the fun!
Red Rocks season is just around the corner, and today we’re thrilled to announce that we’re partnering with Zeds Dead to present their fifth consecutive annual Dead Rocks event! In addition to the announcement, we’re excited to add that Dead Rocks will expand to a two-night run on July 2 and 3 of 2018.
RL GRIME isn’t your average trap DJ/producer, he operates on a higher taste level, and does everything with intention and skill. On the heels of his annual Halloween Mix (on of our favorite drops every year) RL is on the road for his NOVA world tour. At his 1st Bank Center appearance in Colorado, RL had the whole building lit. Flexing a brand new elevating stage set up unlike any set up we’ve seen, RL Grime reminded us why he’s one of the most respected DJ’s in the game with an epic performance blending Trap, Hip Hop, and a variety of bass music genres.
Action Bronson is one of our favorite weed smoking entertainers in the world right now, and he was in our home state of Colorado this week, so it was only right that we caught his show at the Boulder Theater. He rocked a dope set with a few old tracks and the majority of his latest album, Blue Chips 7000. Our friend Blake Jackson captured the mayhem, check it out below!
Hip hop artist and cannabis aficionado Action Bronson has garnered the adoration of legions of fans over the last few years, dropping several projects and working with the likes of A$AP Rocky, Mac Miller, The Alchemist and many more. Known for his outlandish style, Action blends comedy and other unexpected antics into his verbose lyrics making him unlike any artist out right now. He’s also a bona fide celebrity chef and youtube personality as the host of F*ck, That’s Delicious, his own series on Vice.
We teamed up with our friend DJ Low Key to create DotDotDot, a one of a kind party experience at The Metlo in Denver. Powered by Doctor’s Orders Dispensary and Cannabis Queen edibles, the event featured a three course cannabis infused dinner, roll-your-own-joint stations, as well as a rooftop a rooftop dance party with DJ’s and performances including DJ Sounds Supreme, CRL CRRLL, Sur Ellz, Sedrick Ave and more. Turnout was great and we had a blast, check out the photos below, and join our email list to get your invite for the next one!
Mad Decent’s Party Favor brought his A-Game for his headlining performance at The Fox Theatre in Boulder CO this week. Performing a slew of new music & edits as well as some fan favorites, and the crowd was energized and inspired. He brought full production to the cozy Fox Theatre making it an extra special night. Check out the photo recap below courtesy of our friend Blake Jackson (@Jake_Blackson) and see what you missed!