Charles B - Guest Mix!
I met Charles B through the Disco Biscuits and we became excellent friends. He is a DJ, a producer and soon to be a promoter! He was very kind to take some time out of his busy schedule to answer some questions and put together an amazing exclusive mix for us. If you are in Denver, Colorado make sure you go to one of his shows, and look out for Denver Disco!
DigitalDavy: You’ve gone from Sir Charles and now to Charles B, do you think this will be your final alias?
Charles B: Hahaha. We’re starting with this? Ok.
Here’s the deal. I started making music under “Sir Charles” back in 2010. In 2011, I got an email from a guy down in Florida who had started performing under the same name. He was already signed Eliot Lipp’s label at the time, and was blowing up. Producing and DJ’ing music is a fun hobby for me, and he seemed to take it more seriously. I obliged and let him have the name. After that, I decided to keep it personal, and stick with “Charles B”. I’m really hoping I don’t receive any more emails.
DD: With all the places you’ve played in the Denver area what is your favorite and why?
CB: Actually, I’ve recently grown fond of this newer club, NORAD. Their sound system is one of the best in Denver, and they started a new weekly Disco event every Thursday night. Brennen Bryarly and “The Hundred” crew have been doing some amazing work with NORAD. I cant wait to play there again.
DD: Are you looking forward to any shows, as a fan, coming up?
CB: OMAN. Mark Farina is coming back to Denver for Halloween. Pretty excited about that one, as I missed his last show in Denver. There’s a huge rumor going around, that Zimmer will be in town for a free show coming up…but I cant say much about it.
Also, Gigamesh is coming back this December; another great artist I’ve failed to see the last two times he’s been in town, due to conflicting gigs.
DD: If you could pick an artist to play with who would it be and why?
CB: I would probably have to say Toomy Disco. I recently discovered this guy, and am absolutely addicted. It’s slightly harder than what I’ve been listening to in the past, but really seems to match my style perfectly.
DD: If you were to change the genre you spin what would you change it to?
CB: Honestly, I’ve been getting into the harder side of NuDisco, even delving into some Tech House. I try and use these influences in my music. Honestly, I don’t like staying pinned down to one specific genre. I love changing things up.
DD: Do you have any new tracks (remixes or original) in the works?
CB: Brennan Bryarly, who I mentioned earlier is about to release his new single. I’ll be releasing a remix for that in a few weeks. Other than that, I’m actually working on my first EP. I’m expecting it to be available later this around March 2013.
DD: You recently started Denver Disco, do you have anything planned for a first show?
CB: Denver Disco is the brain child of myself, Paul Monninger, and Nick Callaio. NuDisco is finally starting to get some recognition in Colorado, and I felt like it was the perfect time to capitalize on this, by creating Denver Disco. I originally started the original group back in February 2012, and that has completely blown up. I recently sat down with Paul and Nick, and we decided it was time to take DD to the next level; by making it an official company.
As for out first show, I cant release too much information, but it looks like Denver Disco will start hosting regular shows at a popular Denver club within the next month! I can’t be more excited about it, and am thrilled to see what lies in store for us in the future!
- Charles B