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Circus House Performance at Blackout Beat Anthology Release Party

25 Jun
The Circus House performing at Blackout Beat Anthology Release Party

The Circus House performing at Blackout Beat Anthology Release Party

-TBB

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The Blackout Anthology Release Party & Concert

24 Jun

Friday, June 19th was a music filled night that will likely be hard to forget for all who where in attendance.  The house party featured food, drinks, Blackout Beat nostalgia and fantastic performances from The Circus House, Emmett Collins and Marcos Garibay who all performed new material.  There was also a special on stage surprise finale to the show during Marcos’ set that was the highlight of the entire evening (video of this coming soon).  Bellow are some pictures taken from the event as well as a link to download The Blackout Beat Anthology Mixtape EP!

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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

FREE Song Friday: Emmett Collins feat. Allan Watts – Won’t Be Televised

4 Jan
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Here is the first FREE Song friday of the 2o13!  Enjoy the free download of Emmett Collins in Won’t Be Televised.  This song will apear on the upcoming deluxe edition hard copy of Emmett’s Mysterious EP that was released in the summer of 2012.  This song is a bit more political than some of the things that have come from The Blackout Beat.  Perhaps its a taste of things to come?  We hope you like the song and come back next week for another FREE Song Friday installment!

-TBB

Marcos in the Studio with Baby H

26 Mar

Saturday Marcos hit the studio with one of Denver’s hottest upcoming Hip Hop artists Baby H.  Aside from vocals for his latest mixtape Baby H recorded a verse for Emmett Collins’ Mysterious, a song off his soon to be released EP produced by The Blackout Beat.  Stay tuned as next week Marcos will release mixed samples of Emmett’s project.

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New Introduction and Tutorial Video for The Beat Shop

29 Mar

Check out our brand new video that introduces as well as explains our new Beat Shop!

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