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This past weekend, the legendary Billy Jam was in town for the Crush Walls Festival. The Crush Festival celebrates art, urban beautification, creativity, and culture by enriching the community through art.
I had the privilege and honor of being interviewed by Billy for his show, Put The Needle On The Record. As well, Billy played a handful of tunes from my upcoming album, L'appel Du Vide.
I had a great time and it's much appreciated. Thanks Billy!
Click the image below to listen to the episode.
Playing them serious cuts.
Whta up party people,
I will be performing a live production set at Larimer Lounge on Friday, June 29th. Deca will be headlining with DJ MarvL as well our good friend Felix Fast4ward will be laying down his genius.
It's been a few years since I've done live production sets. I'm very excited. I will be accompanied by Red C on the 1's and 2's and Jim Fierro on drums and percussion. All new material.
Here's a link for tickets. I have some physical tickets as well, so if you know me, hit me up. They're cheaper from my hand to yours.
See you there!
I'll be playing an open format all vinyl set on Friday, June 1st at Big Trouble.
Come and enjoy some good food, great drinks and bangers on wax.
See you there, or in your nightmares.
This Thursday at Bar Fausto we're getting out our elastic pants and not giving a damn about your hairdo. Come and hang with your mane Neon brown. 9pm-12am. All Vinyl. All Night. Alright.
Hey there my sensual Lovemakers!
I am happy to announce that Bar Fausto will be releasing a mixtape my dude Zak Harper and I recorded on cassette (don't worry, the cassette comes with a digital download code, so you'll be able to play it on your tracking devices) this Valentine's day.
Come on into Bar Fausto Wednesday, February 14th for a special Valentine's day event. There will be drinks specials, which include the free mixtape, a record/tape swap, and a performance by Big J Beats. As always, I will be holding down the music with an all vinyl J Dilla tribute in celebration of his birthday, February 7th.
I am very happy with this mixtape. Zak and I curated a solid 60-minute mix of smooth boogie and funk that will get you in the mood for love.
I hope you can make it out!
- 7 pm - 9 pm - Record/tape swap
- 9 pm - 10 pm - Neon Brown J Dilla tribute set
- 10 pm - 11 pm - Big J Beats Performance
- 11 pm - 12 am - Neon Brown J Dilla tribute set
Neon Brown will be DJing at Fort Greene Bar on Friday, Jan. 12th 2018 from pm-12am.
NBR is back, sort of. I have been wicked busy with workings of a third kind for the summer and have not had any time to dedicate to bathroom humor jokes and mixes of beautiful music. Until now.
The mix associated with these jokes provided by my associate Desi Mulcahy (Terri Gross) is a live mix I did a couple months back. All BOOGIE.
Click the image below to stream the latest episode.
Happy New Year!
Since it is the new year, I thought I'd send a little something-something out to everyone on the big brother monitoring system.
Below are two remixes of Erykah Badu and D'Angelo. Download them for free and do what you will with them.
Enjoy and I will see you out on the battlefield this year. We have a lot of issues that have yet to surface but when they do, I hope to see every one of you fighting for your rights and the rights of others.
On this sobering morning, I am at a loss for words. Blanketed by the foreseen fate of our ailing nation. Watching the development off in the distance like a storm on the western plains. The beautiful chaos dancing between the ancient formations of the land. Knowing, that from a distance I am safe. Able to stare into the eye of madness and project the strength of a thousand men. Though, once it advances, I know I am dead.
I believe the story, which is featured below and written by my brother Zach in 2007 holds true to our current situation. A metaphoric illustration of America from its creation to present day. I thought I'd share it with you.
Wind swept high over the rim of the North Park depression, sending snow, ice, and debris from seasons past into the thin morning air - seen from below, a crystalline trail of tobacco smoke betraying the den of some great reclining mountain dweller. The horse's breath drifted thick, semi-opaque, white in the first rays of sunlight, mimicking the path of the eastbound airstream. Sounds of the waking forest came omnidirectional: the metallic crunch of twice-frozen snow, lodgepole pines creaking in the breeze, the hollow clatter of two trunks contacting in their rebound. His hands, arthritic and cracked dry, shook slightly in the cold as he reached for the sorrel's reigns. He placed his boot in the stirrup, and heaved himself over into the saddle. The sorrel swayed slightly adjusting to its new weight, taking one step forward and to the side, then settling back onto three legs, the right front shoe raised delicately with the leg bent into a forward facing V, the head tilted down and quietly chomping the bit as some obeisant runner presenting for assignment to faraway lands.
The sun through the pines wove a laticework of stark light and shadow on the cold ground, a vermiculate and ever shifting tapestry - now brighter, now darker - textured as tufted fur by the thick bed of dried, brittle needles from summer upon summer precedent.
He flicked the reigns forward, administering a light prodding kick to the sorrel's flanks with the heels of his dusty boots. They moved forward as one on a downhill slope, the sun at their backs through the trees. Seen from below, the just-breaking orb of sun blocked all detail of them save the diffraction halo bursting from their edge - a holy centaur blinding in illumination.
He kicked again, increasing their speed, the air moving over his face now numbing his lips. The thin line of grey granite stretched across the horizon, approaching, becoming wider with each lope, more defined. The cracks and color variations of the rock came into focus in reckless contrast to the cold blue skyline resting upon it - hard, textured organic earth giving way evanescently, but indisputably, to azure infinity. The trees receded on both sides a short distance from the edge, resembling the curtain frame of an old movie theater, its massive screen blue and featureless - depth without definition, two dimensional or three.
The centaur tested that definition, that cold blue space/plane, the horse's eyes widening with fright, unable to divert - its will not its own, but reposed rather in the pilot above - the man's eyes narrow with purpose. Seen from below, they broke the barrier: appearing first head, then body, then wind-flapping tail. Born from the nothingness of granite to the being of sky. For a brief time, this foetal beast was a bird.
Jean-Jacques Perrey, electronic music pioneer, and composer passed away this past Friday from complications with lung cancer. He was 87 years of age.
He is known for being one of the earliest creators of electronic pop, alongside his contemporaries Gershon Kingsley and Dick Hyman. One of the first to utilize the Moog synthesizer upon its release, Perrey created surreal robotic orchestrations that give an eerie, sometimes funky, yet serene atmosphere.
Tonight I will be DJing at the Meadowlark Kitchen (2705 Larimer Street) in downtown Denver from 10pm - close. Come through and enjoy some delicious food and drinks and say what up.
For the past couple month's I've been on a northern soul and rock tip but tonight we shall get funky. I'll be playing a lot of funk, boogie, soul and hip hop. All vinyl, all night, all right. Get out into the Denver nightlife and enjoy yourself with the one and only Neon Brown. There's only one Thursday a week and that Thursday belongs to you, me, your jiggling butt cheeks and dancing feet.
NBR episode nine is now available for your earhole insertion. Free download. Peep.
This month I have producer extraordinaire Eraserfase from L.A. This fella has some amazing music, great stories, and a lot in store for the future, including his Tasty Chops business, which delivers hand chopped rare samples to your email box. Great concept. It takes out all the busy work in making beats and delivers the fun right to your beat machine.
As well, he recently started a podcast titled, “Bottomless Crates.” Check that out on his website at https://eraserfase.com/pages/bottomless-crates-podcast. On this month’s episode, Erase Fase shares an adventurous story about touring during the wintertime, as well as a new tune.
1. All things Considered Theme Song
2. The Impressions – I Loved And I Lost
3. Kraan – Nam Nam
4. Ramsey Lewis – Slipping Into Darkness
5. Pharaoh Sanders – Thembi
6. Stampeders – Gator Road
7. Young-Holt Unlimited – Soulful Strut
8. James Brown – World
9. Little River Band – Reminiscing
10. Count Bass D – The Mingus Sextet
11. David Ruffin – We’ll Have A Good Thing Going On
12. Bo Diddley – Oooh Baby
13. Booker T. & The M.G.’s – Melting Pot
14. The Troggs – I Can’t Control Myself
15. Apollo 100 – Joy
16. Alvin Cash & The Crawlers – Twine Time
17. Cliff Nobles & Co. – The Horse
18. The Supremes – Floy Joy
19. Lee Dorsey – Ya Ya
20. Blood, Sweat, & Tears – I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know
21. Eraserfase – Story
22. Eraserfase – Forks And Sockets
23. The Delegates – Funky Butt
24. KMD – Smokin’ That S*#@
25. John Ono Lennon – Instant Karma (we All Shine On)
26. Lee Moses – Reach Out, I’ll be There
27. The Originals – Why When Love Is Gone
In 2009, I released an album titled The Spectator, which was more of an experimental project. It ranged in style and sounds and had an indy rock, hip-hop genre-bending feel to it. Looking back, there are definitely some bangers on this album, as well as a few of those not so banging tunes.
The track I have chosen for today's post is a banger. "Space Petro", is a cosmic journey through the universe. Who knows where we'll end up or what we'll see? The song is accompanied by my bud Anthony Abatzis on vocals.
I've always enjoyed the build up of this track. It is non-traditional but has a good sense of pop. I feel I need to venture back into this world sometime soon. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do.
- Neon Brown