Thelem & Perkulat0r Bring Incredible Energy To Denver’s Black Box On Brutalist Utopia Tour
Denver is no stranger to underground bass music, and the scene has been sincerely refreshed since the opening of The Black Box almost two years ago. Those able to witness the UK and BC all stars Thelem and Perkulat0r grace Colorado with their mid-week throw down were treated to a fourth dimension of sound. Facilitated by Basscouch sound and a mystical display of visuals.
All photos provided by The Black Box and credited to Dark Matter Photography.
The night was palatable for every type of show-goer from hoopers, to loungers, headbangers, and the tech-savvy all looking to surrender to the beats. The Black Box has a prime location in the east end of the downtown mix without the hassle of being near the array of dive bars and restaurants that litter neighboring streets. The space also manages to feel as if you are at a local backyard or basement gathering with all of your closest friends.
This (black) hole in the wall possesses two stages both with unique vibes alongside a small portal to a quirky yet homie outdoor patio area that even patron’s pooches can enjoy in true Denver fashion. The setting is perfect for facilitating buzzing conversation and endless freedom of expression including a few vendors with Colorado’s signature swag. This meeting place is paving their way to unimaginable growth with the framework that has been established.
Thelem is a mastermind in a realm of his own and has been making huge waves in the music industry for the past decade. He blends traditional UK dub, drum and bass, jungle and hip hop influenced genres like halftime and beats. His productions range from traditional 70-90 bpm dub tempo but does not pigeon hole himself into anything too specific. In his own words he describes his trademark sound as “dark, textured, experimental bass with a twist.” Mat values creative expression and dabbling in every genre possible and it comes as no surprise why his integrity lines up with the mindset that Black Box holds of letting the feelings the music invokes do all the speaking.
Perkulat0r and Thelem both are sub.mission resident artists and go together like milk and cookies. Perkulat0r has a similar yet wildly different style of wonky beats ranging in intensity and set the stage perfectly last Thursday night. He set a playful tone entering the stage in goofy shades making him appear to be an insect from an alien planet. Keep an eye on Wakaan.
It is easy to see why this venue keeps music enthusiasts coming back and will continue to be Denver’s main stomping ground for other wordly underground shows. As they celebrate their 2 year anniversary this month, concert goers are excitedly awaiting the new year. Check out all the upcoming events at The Black Box here.