If you had any doubt that TheHundred would thrive in the Denver music scene, Saturday night was proof that it has taken the city by storm. Previous parties have included notable acts such as Kris Barman of Innerpartysystem, DJ Mykill, Ginger Perry, and of course option4 - the mastermind behind TheHundred. In our experience, no previous party has come close to the madness that went down Saturday night!
With over 400 people walking through Beauty Bars' doors, this was by far the most hyped Hundred show yet - you could feel the energy walking in. Openers Colin McKenna, and Narky Stares greeted patrons with a nice warm-up for the main event, but before option4 and Brenmar took the stage, Peter Black seriously took the venue over. He had all of Beauty Bar jumping up and down in a mosh pit-like fashion; bumping into one another and dancing like drunken fanatics. Dare we say he stole the night? If you were there, we will let you decide.
The fog machine must have been stuck on high, it was like being on a Cheech and Chong film set. The cloud of fog combined with a jam packed room caused temperatures to rise and sweating naturally ensued - a true sign of an epic dance party. Once the night was in full swing, Brenmar hopped behind the booth and took the party to a whole other level. If you missed our interview with him last week, check it out below!
Saturday night reaffirmed what we already knew, TheHundred is here to stay and if you haven't had the chance to make it over to Beauty Bar during their monthly party, I strongly suggest you scrape together the $5 entry fee to get in next time. I know, I know, I know, it's sounds like a lot, but I promise it's worth every penny (or dime, or nickle).
Be sure to catch Gina Turner (she's hot!) next month and make sure to bring a towel and your dancing shoes because shit will get rowdy!
SWAAGER: You grew up in Chi but now reside in NYC. What do you miss most about Chi and how did the city affect you musically while you were growing up? I miss my family the most, they are all there. Musically, I’m a product of what I grew up listening to in Chicago, whether through my older sister, the radio, house parties, etc. Juke, ghetto house, Chicago house, hip hop, r&b…I was surrounded by it all. Chicago’s a very urban city.
SWAAGER: You bring a lot of hip-hop and R&B into the music you produce. Who are some of your favorite hip-hop and R&B artists, old school and newer? Ciara, Juicy J, Aaliyah, Meek Mill, Fabolous, Young Jeezy, The Clipse, Destiny’s Child, Dipset, Missy Elliot, Timbaland, R. Kelly, Jeremih, Mary J. Blige, Craig David, Ashanti, Kelis…
SWAAGER: You are playing SXSW and Ultra Music Festival in March. What are you most excited about for each festival? Which acts do you want to see play live there? I’m excited to play, always excited to play. I really don’t know who’s going to be at either festival yet, I haven’t really seen any lineups.
SWAAGER: What is your creative process like? Do you have a certain routine or formula when you produce? Yes and no. I usually start a track or remix with a certain idea but I leave myself open to happy accidents or whatever. If it works, it works. I work every day, make tracks every day. You’ve got too, it’s how you sort through what works and what doesn’t. Not every track is a hit, ya know. I have a particular aesthetic that I’ve developed for myself that I play within with every track, a lot of people can tell when I’m behind the beat.
SWAAGER: What kind of music would your fans be surprised to learn you listen to? Hmm…I’m really open about what I like, no guilty pleasures here.
SWAAGER: You recently played in Mexico City. What was that like? According to Twitter, driving there is like being in Mario Kart…any other crazy stories? Mexico City is wild, for real! Food is amazing and everyone is really nice. I wouldn’t say it’s the safest place in the world but that didn’t hinder my experience. As long as you have someone who knows what’s up showing you around, you’re good. I played with Toy Selectah and Pablito Mixx – the show was really fun. What I play is hard to find in Mexico, the scene is still really tiny. I’m blessed I got to go.
SWAAGER: You’ve got some serious ink on your right arm! What’s the story behind it? The solar system