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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

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Beats in The Making with Marcos

22 Mar

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Check Out Emmett Collins’ New Sounds: REWIND

16 Feb

Emmett Collins and The Blackout Beat have teamed up again to create a new project for your listening pleasure! Rewind is the first sample from the upcoming, Music for Everyday People album. Rewind is a a tale of childhood friends who are reunited and new beginnings.  Please enjoy and share!  More great new music is on the way from The Blackout Beat!

-TBB

Blackout Beat Recording Studio Update

22 Nov

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It was important to us that we have a place where we can make our music as well as one that allows us to rehearse for shows and work on dancing.  Shows and dancing will be really important to everything we are about in the near future.  There are a lot of wheels in motion but soon, it will all amount to us being able to deliver our music to you all in exciting and entertaining ways.

-m

Wave 2 of Past is Prologue Time Capsule Box Sets are Here!! Order Yours Today!

30 Sep

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After a long wait the second wave of Time Capsule Box Sets for Marcos Garibay’s album The Past is Prologue are now shipping!  Like the first wave, they will be going fast so be sure to order yours today!  You can order your album box set at http://www.theblackoutbeat.com/tpip.html  

And just in case you missed out on the madness that took place during the album release for The Past is Prologue, we have some more info on the box sets and the album bellow.

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The Past is Prologue is the first solo effort from Blackout Beat Production Company producer and song writer Marcos Garibay. Important moments in time are colorfully painted on a Latin canvas that incorporates elements of Merengue, Bachata, Flamenco, Kizumba, 3Ball, and Dance Hall, over percussion foundations that draw inspiration from Timbaland and The Neputunes. Marcos assembled a unique and extremely talented group of musicians to help bring his vision to life: his brother Armando Garibay (the other half of The Blackout Beat) and his band The Circus House, Jillian Grutta, Felicia Gallegos Pettis, Lara Gallegos, Mia B., Emmett Arthur Collins III, and James Hurtado. The album explores the past, present and future while exposing a mainstream audience to a new fusion sound that carries The Blackout Beat’s signature. The Past is Prologue will be released as a special box set on June 28th, 2014.

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The Past is Prologue Time Capsule Box Set

When you purchase The Past is Prologue Time CapsuleBox Set you get much more than the album.  Each hand assembled and uniquely numbered package contains the following in addition to a few surprises: The Past is Prologue CD, welcome letter, original lyrics, deluxe extra sized CD companion book, Blackout Anthology infographic poster, photo cards, Blackout Beat magnet, Circus House teaser, time capsule carrying case, preview of Marcos’ upcoming book and more!

And here is one of the songs from the album: Click, Click, Glow featuring The Circus House and A’Dula

Click, Click, Glow is the first single from Blackout Beat producer, song writer and artist Marcos Garibay’s album, The Past is Prologue. The Circus House (Denver’s popular Electro Pop Band) and Denver Hip Hop heavy weight A’Dula are also featured on the track.

and here is the music video for the Dance Intermission Remix.

-TBB

Last Batch of Song Cover Art from The Past is Prologue

12 Jun

Here is the last group of album artwork from Marcos’ soon to be released album, The Past is Prologue.  The final front cover of the album will be revealed soon and the album’s first single, Click, Click, Glow will be released Friday of this week with a music video on the way (begins filming next week).   Enjoy!

-TBB

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Upcoming Blackout Beat Events Dates and Projects

8 Apr

Here’s a quick list of some upcoming Blackout Beat dates for events, shows and projects.

April 12 – Mix Seminar in Colorado Springs

April 23 – Circus House performance at Forest Room 5

April 24 – Circus House performance at X-Bar for Root 40 Music Expo networking event

April 25 – Blackout Beat hosting art day at Dupont Elementary School

April 26 – Blackout Beat DJ event in Aurora, CO

April 27 – Blackout Beat booth at Root 40 Music Expo

May 9 – Beat Shop Relaunch

June 6th – Release date for Marcos’s album, The Past is Prologue, Party at Blackout Beat Recording Studio

$100.00 4 Hour Recording Special Happening Now at Blackout Beat Recording Studio

25 Jan

IMG_3672If your a Colorado based artist looking for an affordable place to record your next project then be sure to check out this new promotion from The Blackout Beat.

4 hrs recording time + mixing for $100.00 at The Blackout Beat Recording Studio in Denver!
Contact us today for more info or to schedule your session!
(917)455-3577
contact@theblackoutbeat.com

Marcos in The Studio with Felicia Gallegos Pettis

16 Jan

Marcos is back in the studio with Felicia Gallegos Petis (from Soul Kidz) for a collaboration titled “After Love” that will appear on Marcos’ upcoming A is for Authentic album.  Peep the video bellow for a small taste of the Rumba and 3ball inspired track.

-TBB

Circus House CDs Now Available!

8 Jan

Our new Circus House CDs will be available at our next live show.  Stay tuned for more info 🙂

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-TBB