BoomBox the electronic-funk-rock, EDM duo stormed into Aspen last night to play a SOLD OUT show at Belly Up, Aspen. Russ Randolph and Zion Rock Godchaux laid down their potent mixture of electronic programming and live instrumentation in Aspen as part of their nationwide Winter tour.
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The dance floor was the show as BoomBox wove their brand of psychedelic & funky house sounds around their signature backbeat causing the intimate building to come alive. "It's all natural and it's all real time and that's why it's rock and roll" said Godchaux. BoomBox mixes drums, keys, guitar and bass with electronic beats to create an organic and unique live experience. BoomBox admitted that they try to go into each show with no game plan and feed off the energy of the crowd. "We're down to get down...and we hope that people are down with us" shared Randolph.
Honestly, AspenSpin had no pre-conceived notion about BoomBox before the show. We weren't sure what to expect, but once the beats started to flow and the dance floor erupted in motion...we dug it..a lot. BoomBox's set was almost like one long song...a single continuous jam...and the audience loved it. As we learned during the recent Aspen Live Music Conference...Electronic Dance Music or EDM is currently in the sweet spot of the music business...and BoomBox is right there. The demand for tickets outside the venue was very high as the show was sold out. Inside the drinks and other extra curriculars were flowing. The audience was young, excited, and in constant motion. The smooth sounds of BoomBox and the freaky light show helped create a festival-like atmosphere in the small (capacity 450) club. Despite sub-zero temps outside...it was hot and sweaty inside for BoomBox. The dance floor was mobbed with pretty young things and the boys who want to be with them.
The BoomBox show in Aspen was a multi-sensory experience enjoyed by all in attendance. "The room was definitely groovin" said A-Spin's Andy Party. It was a long day and a long night, but we're sooooo glad we didn't miss BoomBox. If BoomBox comes to your town...don't hesitate...get a ticket. BoomBox is hot and getting hotter. In fact they are playing 2 nights in Denver at the Ogden Theatre (Jaunary 4 & 5)...we're thinkin' about rolling down the hill to get some more BoomBox.
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