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Born and raised in Ghana West Africa, Selasee’s pursuit of music eventually led him to the United States. Selasee’s music is a unique blend of Reggae, West African Highlife and American Pop music. Bright with color, his music threads together English and West African lyrics for a captivating sound. His current band is known as Selasee and the FaFa Family. Selasee and the Fafa family has Zacharry Flynn on Bass, Alex Bloomfield on Lead Guitar, Atta Addo on backup vocal Kit drum, Alex Cazet on Sax, Mark Glenn on second Guitar and Selasee Atiase on Lead Vocal and rythmn guitar.
As a young child in Accra, Ghana, Selasee realized his passion for music and understood at this early age how music can affect people. Selasee developed his musical talents through school and church. From his involvement with church music groups, Selasee formed a gospel group. Selasee recorded his first two albums with this group in 1997 entiled,”Love For All” and 1998″Heart to Heart”. He also recorded another album with his African Pop group in 1997, the group know as “Makuma” with their debut album”Makuma”.
Selasee continued to pursue his music in the US where he began his solo career in 2003. During this time, Selasee also started working with Running Dreams Records with Sean Cassidy acting as his manager. In 2005, Selasee recorded his debut album as a solo artist, entitled “Run.”
His title track “Run” won first place in the World Music genre of the International Song Writers Competition in 2005. “Run” and another track “Makuma” were featured in the 2006 FIFA Soccer and 2007 Cricket video games by EA Sports. In 2006, Selasee performed at a showcase during MIDEM 2006 in Nice, France and MUSEXPO 2006 in Los Angeles, California. In 2009 he won the “Best World Fusion Song” during the Independent Music Awards.
Selasee has worked the stage along with reggae legends like Might Diamonds, Don Carlos, Barrington Levy ,King Yellowman,and Steel Pulse, and keeps busy playing at venues and festivals around Boulder and Denver and western United States,where he connects with people who love his music.
Recently, Selasee finished recording his latest album named “African Gate.” With 10 new tracks, ranging from complex and uplifting to sad and beautiful, this recording marks an evolution in Selasee’s sound. Selasee says of his new album, “I think this record has a lot of depth…true highs and lows that I hope people who listen will feel.”
“Humility is power!”
Friday June 15th we have: Pretty Lights Music Artists Paul Basic and SuperVision!!
Over the last several years, Colorado producer Paul Basic (Paul Brandt) has developed his own brand of beats fusing dusty samples with hard hitting drums and razor-sharp basslines. His roots are in drumming, having played in a band with label-mates Michal Menert and Derek Vincent Smith through highschool before moving on to produce his own tracks. He draws from a slew of inspirations in order to create his own style within the PLM electro hip-hop movement. A Colorado native, Paul lived on both coasts while pursuing a degree in audio production, before he came back to CO to team up with his crew and begin his quest for domination of the global dance floor.
The sounds created and played by SuperVision are the works of Richard Blake Hansen. With a DJ career spanning over 12 years and 1000+ gigs, his place in the music industry has been found. Within a couple of years of DJing he was cutting his teeth in music production. He moved to Fort Collins Colorado in 2002 and met Derek Vincent Smith and Michal Menert. After studying production and learning from the best, he went on to audio engineering school. He has enjoyed sharing the stage with such well known acts as Pretty Lights, Michal Menert, DJ AM, Jazzy Jeff, Public Enemy, DJ Craze, Klever, DJ Skribble, Steve Aoki, Tommie Sunshine, Quest Love, Classixx, La Riots, Villains, RJD2, and Ghostland Observatory to name a few. In 2011 SuperVision has arrived. Available now for free download is his latest project ‘Telescopic’.
When drawing from the right pool of inspiration, sometimes the right mixture of sounds can come together and make something new. Possibly something hard to put one name on. Today people like to jump on the next genre bandwagon, and intentionally make music that fits one genre. SuperVision is not about one sound. Instead it is about many sounds brought together with an approach that delivers a stylistic sound design that isn’t classified with one or two words. It is a sound that you can count on evolving without departing from what makes it unique.
With over 400 shows, 4 releases, and 8 tours across two continents since their formation in 2009, Mad Dog and the Smokin’ Js have established themselves as one of the busiest road bands in Colorado. High-energy delivery and powerful songwriting propel the power trio’s reputation as a premier Denver based roots rock’n’roll band. Be sure to check out MDSJ’s forth release “Wired and Tired” (15¢/HighFive! Records) available now! MDSJ is currently touring with their forth release and working on their fifth; due out for release in mid 2012. In 2011 the band found good success with the release which drifted away from the power rock to a more surf roots and rockabilly sound. This sound was further enhanced with the appointment of but seemed cut short with the leave of Frazier, but lead to the acquisition of current guitarist and singer Jay Nasty. The sound again evolved to a wider spectrum of country roots and punk rock influence with their forth release, “Wired and Tired” (2011 15¢/HighFive Records).