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The Blackout Anthology Mixtape EP is Finally Here! Download, Share & Enjoy!

23 Jun

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After several months of anticipation we are happy to present The Blackout Beat Anthology Mixtape EP.  This FREE digital EP is a 72 minute mixtape that features over 45 songs, celebrating over a decade of production and song writing from the Denver based production company, The Blackout Beat. Denver Glitter Pop band The Circus House, innovative R&B from Emmett Collins and Marcos Garibay’s Latin Pop Fusion are all featured on this project along with songs from all previous Blackout Beat projects including The RED EP, The TBA LP, Live at Rojas and several others. And finally, as if all that wasn’t enough, this mixtape also includes several new songs, never before heard versions and remixes including a Blackout Beat remix to The Circus House’s single What A Feeling.

Please download, share and enjoy this celebration of music!

-TBB

Marcos Diary Entry: The Blackout Beat Anthology, A Celebration of Armando and Marcos’ Work Up Until Now

10 May

11214159_10205434368530914_1633519626845562234_n-1What a month it has been!  The year has brought challenge after challenge and May has already proved to be some sort of insane endurance round, pushing mind, body, wallets and relationships to their limits. Luckily for me I came up with an idea during a shower,  that I was able to work on in small pieces, which has done wonders to keep my sanity in tact.   In many ways I felt like I was stuck in a standstill, paralyzed in inactivity as I tried to complete Emmett’s project, outline a book project I started all, while putting a set together for a new show and working at a school for 50 hours during the week.  I understandably ran out of creative juice and decided to take a step back before taking so many forward. Listening to the first Circus House album also led me to decision to start this project.  Not hearing that record for so long allowed me to hear it with fresh ears.  I was proud of it, proud of what Armando had envisioned.  I then began listening to our entire catalog.  I became inspired to do something to celebrate the work we had done. SubstandardFullSizeRender Each song, each beat told two stories.  One is the one that the song is written about, the other is the one that only Armando, I and the artists we worked with experienced at the time we created the song.  That is what really means the most to me about this project. It’s both humbling and overwhelming to think about everything we have been through while chasing this dream: leaving Pueblo for more opportunity and a bigger stage, our first commercial recording studio, the studios that followed, all the artists we worked with, the performances, the highs, the breakdowns, the parties, dances, beats, recording sessions, press and all the unexpected developments.   Above all else, Armando and I both went through our own personal and creative evolutions.  For me this included redefining what it means to be successful. The process for putting this project together was different than anything I’ve done before since the songs were already made.  I had to start by going through our catalog and pulling the best song and highlighting my favorite parts.  Initially I wanted to do each songs in chronological order, but eventually I decided against this because it was so much more fun to blend songs that would have never been heard back to back before, like a Juan Alvarez song and a Circus House song. The transitions, effects, song order and energy level are all the building blocks that I’ve used to weave our entire catalog into one continuous mix that tells the story of our creative journey.  Well not all of it, just about 10 years of it. It did take a lot of work and creative energy to complete The Blackout Anthology Mixtape EP but in a weird way it also recharged me so that I could complete the other projects I took a break from.  Now that I’m about two weeks away from releasing this free project I’ve already begun mapping out the songs, sets and new concepts for current and future projects. To help build excitement for the release of The Blackout Beat Anthology, I’ve been posting pictures and video clips with captions that tell the story of The  Blackout Beat.  It’s a personal marketing tactic for a projects that’s personal to me.  As we get closer I plan on ramping it up some cool video stuff and a very special event that no one dare miss.  And I mean that, if there is one Blackout Beat show to see it will be The Blackout Beat Anthology show, and not for reasons that are immediately obvious. More updates this week. -m

Emmett & Marcos Song Writing Session

14 Mar

Check out this short video of Emmett Collins and Marcos Garibay working on new music.

Tonight's writing session with @imgodgifted Feels good to be making new songs again. #producer #theblackoutbeat #denvermusic

A post shared by Marcos Garibay (@theblackoutbeat) on

-TBB

Mile Hi-Fi Reviews China Doll by The Circus House

5 Mar

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Here is a great review of the new Circus House single, China Doll by Mile Hi-Fi.

There are numerous advantages of having the producer Garibay as the lead creative: the pristine production is palpable from the moment the track starts. Layers fade in and out of the main soundscape in tasteful ways, and there is a certain cohesiveness throughout

Click here for the full article and to hear the song!

-M

The Circus House’s New Single: China Doll

4 Mar

china-dollListen to China Doll,  the brand new single from the upcoming album from The Circus House!  This one is a monster!  Great job Armando and everyone in the band!

-M

Check Out The New Single from The Circus House

20 Nov

The Circus House is back!  Check out and download their new single What A Feeling now!  More Circus Hose music and news from their new album on the way soon!

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-TBB

Past is Prologue Time Capsule Album Box Sets (wave 2) Begin Shipping Aug 30th

12 Aug

10405614_10203373699775483_9206614356669683449_n10552642_10203396886675141_174982809301774789_nYes!  Marcos’ Past is Prologue Time Capsule album box sets begin shipping on August 30th!  You can reserve yours by emailing contact@theblackoutbeat.com or you can buy it now from http://www.theblackoutbeat.com/tpip.html

Big thanks to everyone that bought the first wave or added their names to the waiting list for wave two!  We owe our success to your love!

 

-TBB

Song of The Week: FKA Twigs – Lights On

11 Aug

Happy Monday!  Here is some hot new music to get your week started!  I’ve been listing to this non stop for the last week.  Its nice to be excited about a song this much!  Get that LP1 when it’s out later this month!

 

-M

Front Cover for Marcos’ Past is Prologue Revealed!

8 Jul

Here is the final piece of artwork for Marcos’ album, The Past is Prologue.  The album’s official release date is July 25th.  Preorder information should be available in the next week!

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Click, Click, Glow Music Video is Here!!!

2 Jul

Here is the music video for Click, Click, Glow!  This song is Marcos’ first single off his album, The Past is Prologue!  It features The Circus House and James Hurtado.  Please enjoy and share so we can help spread the word and excitement about this song and project 🙂

 

You can also download the song for FREE here: