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FREE Song Friday: TBA (whole album!)

19 Jul

FREE Song Friday is back with another big release: The entire TBA album from 2011!  Enjoy the sound of our past as we pave the way for the future!  




FREE Song Friday: Closer by Jeremiah Perez

17 May

Closer by Jeremiah Perez is off The Blackout Beat’s TBA album. This throwback baby making jam is a perfect example of where our production has evolved from over the years. This song is best enjoyed while your getting “closer” to someone.


FREE Song Friday: OD feat. Jerimiah Perez

26 Apr

OD feat. Jerimaiah Perez is off off our 2010 TBA album. This is one of my all time favorite songs that we have produced. The writing, the way Jerimiah rides the track and the track itself are all things I never get sick of.   It has a David Bowie vibe as well as that classic pre-Circus House Armando sound. For more please check us out at www.theblackoutbeat.com orfacebook.com/theblackoutbeat



Marcos Forming New Hip Hop Band, New Full Length LP on The Way

23 Mar

ImageWith The Circus House’s momentum, The Beat Shop and a host of other production and recording projects it’s hard to believe that Marcos would be able to fit anything else onto his already full plate.  But the truth is that the artist (or the Leo) in Marcos has been itching to get some new material out for some time.  “I’ve wanted to get some new solo music out since we started TBA.  The original intention of that project was that we would perform and promote it like an album and a group.  The Denver move and the lack of artist availability made it near impossible so eventually we moved on”.  Said Marcos Garibay about his creative itch.   The Circus House was the project that followed TBA.   Although Marcos wasn’t an artist or producer on the project it still kept him very busy via live performances, promotion and booking.  “It was a bit weird at the start of Circus House.  Not being a part of the music was an interesting experience but that was quickly overshadowed by the bigger picture.  It’s still Blackout and it’s still something that my name is attached to so it’s a priority to make it successful.”  said Marcos on The Circus House and his involvement.  

ImageAnd anyone who is a keen on Denver’s night life should be able to tell you that The Circus House is definitely something The Garibay brother take very serious.  “The Circus House is like The Blackout Beat’s N.E.R.D.,  its a way for us to show artists what we can do for them as well as make new fans for our production and music.  It’s also an extension of me and the artists on it.  I get a lot of artistic satisfaction from this project”  Said Armando Garibay on his brainchild, The Circus House.  “Its amazing how quick things started happening with the live show.  Things just really took off, and don’t get me wrong, that’s a good problem to have.   We are finally at a point now where we can sit still for a minute and really look at what works, what doesn’t and figure out the best ways to make the show a complete experience that is like nothing else out there.”  Said Marcos Garibay.  “And the more I thought about what Armando said about how The Circus House is a way for us to show artists what we can do for them, I thought that eventually we need to reach other audiences, with other genres of music that we do well.”  That time is now.

As Armando and Marcos prepare for “The Circus Retreat”, a short break from performing that will allow them to revamp the Circus House Show, Marcos has begun making some major moves that will lay the foundation for the second half of 2012.  In addition to the (spoiler alert) brand new recording studio, Marcos will head a brand new Blackout Beat group that will function as a performing band.  The almost nearly completed group consists of Marcos, R&B singer Emmett Collins, Female Rapper AC and a female singer and male rapper that will be announced in the next week.  The group will begin work on a full length album, as well as solo EP’s for the individual members.  The sound of the album is something that is being discussed right now.  “There are a lot of elements I’d like to put into the pot but I want to be very careful to not let the sound be to diverse.. I think TBA and Circus are as strong as they are because there is a sense of continuity.  But count on some of the drums and sounds that I’m known for to be there, just leveled up a bit.”  Said Marcos Garibay

Stay tuned for more info on this project as its developing quickly.  Also, next week we will feature an exclusive interview with Armando Garibay on all things Circus House.  

(see next blog for more on studio)

-B. Rossin

FREE Song Friday for June 24th, 2011 – Make U Love Me feat. Marcos, Reflecshuan & Juan Alvarez

24 Jun

Hey everyone,

This one is a favorite.  We did this song a few years back when Blackout was in a real interesting place.  We had just finished Juan Alvarez’s album and began to consider a move to Denver from Pueblo.  This was actually the last song we did with Juan before he moved back to Mexico.  We both came up with the hook and then I did the verses.  After adding Reflecshaun to the track it felt solid.  I love songs that include the “Revolution” Blackout artists and this was the last one we were able to do with Juan.  Hopefully one day we can do more music with Juan but until then we have FREE Song Fridays.



download at http://www.theblackoutbeat.com/freesongfriday

Blackout Beat Radio Singles!

13 Jun

Right now we have 4 radio singles that are now starting to get played. This Love and Watch Me are off our recent TBA album, City

Gather the family because The Blackout Beat is coming to a radio near you.

Girl featuring Reflecshaun and Trouble are both featured on upcoming releases (The Love/Hate EP and The Blackout Anthology vol. 1).  You can listen to all 4 singles bellow.  We are just getting started too!  Expect future singles from these projects as well as brand new singles from projects we are working on right now.

Big thanks to Beat Infusion on AM 690 and 100.3 FM in Pueblo, Colorado for helping launch the new singles.


The Blackout Beat in The Studio with Story and Clark

12 Jun

Here is a quick sample of a new song that Armando is doing with Story and Clark.  Stay tuned for the full song and many more new productions from both Marcos and Armando!


FREE Song Friday for 5-27-11: All My Love

27 May

This weeks track was originally intended to appear on TBA. This Armando Garibay production features vocals from frequent Blackout collaborators Reflecshaun and Lexie as well as a verse from Marcos Garibay. All My Love is a story of three failed relationships that stands on a smooth and still hard hitting TBA-esque track by Armando.


Download here.

New Article In DeVelo Magazine Featuring The Blackout Beat

8 Apr

Check out this new article in DeVelo Magazine featuring The Blackout Beat:  http://develomagazine.clvr.tv/blackout-beat-recording-studio-opens-its-doors-in-denver-colorado’s-rino-arts-district/     The article talks about the new Blackout Beat recording studio, the release of the TBA album as well as a album review and the artists on it.



TBA Box Set March 11th & Sooner at Release Party

10 Feb

After years of hard work in the studio, tireless promotion and months of package presentation, the release date for our heavily anticipated TBA Box Set is no longer “To Be Announced”.  Its March 11th.  You will be able to buy it at a grown list (which will be announced in two weeks) of retailers and for online order.  If you can’t wait that long for the box set you can download TBA now on iTunes or Amazon.   Click here for that page:  http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/tba/id414235691

So here is the official list of what the TBA Box Set contains:

1. TBA album in digi-pack box.

2.  TBA DVD with music videos & making the album documentry

3. Deluxe TBA CD book with lyrics, photos & more.

4. Thank you/info card from 5280 Comic Book Classroom & The Blackout Beat (10% of sales go to 5280 comics).

5. Blackout Beat Bumper Sticker.

6. 5280 Comic Book Classroom Button.

7.  The Blackout Beat Anthology Pt. One digital album download card, contains 17 of the best of Blackout Beat’s music over the years!

8.  Blackout Beat FREE Song Friday & Social Networking Postcard.

9.  Recycled Box with TBA Sticker and rope wrap to house all of the above.

10.  Each box set is autographed by Armando & Marcos Garibay (first 1,000 units only).

All of this for only $ 12.00!

But wait, there’s more!  Order soon and we will throw in a bonus Snuggie, a car wash for your feet and a bonus Snuggie for your dog for FREE!   Just joking, but really for $12.00  you have to admit its a hell of a deal.  And last, if you would like to get your hands on the box set before the March release date you can come to our release party.  We’ll have plenty there 😉  Facebook us for more info: Facebook.com/theblackoutbeat