Curbi to headline Colorado Sober Music Festival: Sundown Colorado

By | September 22, 2022

Ingesting alcohol week after week can take a toll in your well being — and, to not point out your pockets — and that is why Denver determined to strive one thing completely different final yr. Sunset, Colorado’s sober music pageant, was created out of a need to have one thing for everybody. It is not on daily basis {that a} music present promotes sobriety in a state recognized for its breweries and numerous dispensaries. To sleep in the identical manner Charger 303 have teamed as much as ship a weekend of music, mindfulness and unity in opposition to societal norms. This yr’s occasion is unforgettable as British producer and DJ Curbi grabs the headlines. Charger 303 sat down with Curbi on a video name to listen to a few of his ideas on the pageant, its progress and future plans.

Curbi, DJ, live music

Curbi. Photograph courtesy of Curbi on Fb.

Charger 303: How was your summer season schedule?

Curbi: I did just a few festivals right here in Europe. Tomorrowland – I really did this with Monstercat for his or her stage. I did a giant German pageant known as Peruville. I did some [of shows] within the Nederlands. I all the time do membership reveals. My sound just isn’t essentially the principle stage sound. I do a number of membership reveals nevertheless it was enjoyable doing the festivals.

303: Are there any festivals you wish to play that you have not executed but?

Curbi: I would love to do EDC and Extremely [Music Festival], certain. EDC in fact. As soon as I briefly confronted Tiësto, and I requested him what his favourite pageant was and he stated EDC, so it should be fairly good as a result of this man performed it.

The producer from Halstead, England has huge ambitions for giant festivals however had no bother saying sure to one thing a bit completely different from what he is used to. Apart from the meditation tent open from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. and the meals vans accessible, maybe essentially the most notable facet of the daytime present is the alcohol-free distributors. It is solely lately that mocktails and tender drinks have caught the curiosity of sober or sober-curious folks. Right here in Denver, the pattern has already turn into very fashionable with a number of low-key bars popping up.

303: What excites you about wholesome nighttime experiences just like the sundown? What does this deliver you as an artist?

Curbi: One cool factor is that folks will certainly bear in mind the night time. It is not that somebody goes to go out and go to mattress after which get up and really feel dangerous and never bear in mind the night time. I feel folks can faucet into themselves a bit extra. With out substances in your system to alter [the experience], it will likely be attention-grabbing. I feel persons are actually going to have a distinct expertise.

Curbi. Photograph courtesy of Curbi.

303: What brings you stability if you’re on the street on tour?

Curbi: I’d say that is the particular person I am with. I do know a number of DJs who journey with no tour supervisor or journey associate. They journey alone – most DJs try this and I’ve all the time had somebody with me, and it retains me in management. Due to course folks are inclined to really feel lonely, particularly on the present too, figuring out that I’ve somebody with me. I simply assume somebody by your facet is all the time going to assist. Despite the fact that you might be in an important atmosphere, you might be having a good time. It is good to know you will have somebody by your facet.

Any touring artist will perceive the loneliness that comes from the street, which is why it is essential to get these targets and wishes flowing. Requested about future plans, this is what Curbi needed to say:

303: Is there an artist you wish to work with on a reside efficiency or on a observe?

Curbi: I actually favored the techno stuff the previous few years. This man known as Reinier Zoneveld – I actually wish to work with him. He does some attention-grabbing stuff. I noticed it reside lately. He additionally did an 11 hour reside set.

303: Is there a spot excessive in your checklist to play?

Curbi: I would love to play in Printworks in London as a result of it additionally seems like a really particular environment. I’ve seen movies of it. I actually wish to play there. There’s a bit extra underground, a bit extra techno, however I feel someday I can get there and maintain going.

Curbi, DJ, producer, touring artist

Curbi. Photograph courtesy of Curbi on Fb.

303: Do you ever cease and take a second in your units to grasp the place you might be in your profession? Was there this kind of surreal expertise?

Curbi: I feel possibly Tomorrowland. It was good. This pageant is sort of a huge social gathering. It looks as if folks come from all around the world and you actually see that everybody is related to the identical factor. In that sense, I used to be enjoying there for half-hour, after which I discovered myself wanting up and taking all of it in and pondering, ‘Okay, yeah, that is my life. Individuals know my music. Individuals love my music.

303: Total, together with your music, what are you able to bear in mind out of your journey?

Curbi: Like I stated, I have been doing music for possibly eight years, and I have been by way of this journey attempting a number of various things. As quickly as I used to be on stage, I solely made music for a really brief time and I used to be nonetheless very younger. I nonetheless needed to undergo all these various kinds of favourite types and genres that I used to be listening to. I am simply comfortable proper now to be on this place the place I am nonetheless very inventive however I feel a bit extra toned down than earlier than. I would not say toned down in a foul manner, however I’ve an thought of ​​what works and what would not with me now creatively.

303: That stated, what did not work or gave you obstacles?

Curbi: I’d say across the yr 2017, I launched a number of chaotic songs. You’ll be able to sort of inform I used to be attempting to determine what I used to be really going to do as a result of I received bored in a short time at first of doing the identical factor. So I needed to strive new issues, clearly. However I feel I went off on a little bit of a tangent and received too loopy. Now I am at this degree the place I’ve discovered lots and I feel I’ve a steady sort of sound, which I am additionally very pleased with now.

With a discography courting again to 2014, the artist has managed to maintain busy for the previous 9 years. 9 years for an artist is a very long time, however he is not slowing down. In 2022, the DJ has already launched seven singles (excluding his remixes) and extra to return.

Curbi, producer, touring artist

Curbi. Photograph courtesy of Curbi.

303: Do you will have any main upcoming tasks that you would be able to inform us about?

Curbi: I do not know if I can let you know about this one but as a result of it is huge for me, no less than it’ll be huge. I do not know what my supervisor or my tour supervisor stated about it, however subsequent yr I am doing a giant challenge. It is not essentially an alias, nevertheless it’s greater than an alias. I’ll launch a number of music and never simply my very own music.

303: Lastly, what recommendation would you give to artists, producers, DJs or music creators simply beginning out within the trade?

Curbi: Keep on observe to be constant in music creation. Do as many issues as you possibly can. Maintain pushing your self. Don’t take a look at what is occurring round you. Do not evaluate your self to all of the music that is popping out proper now as a result of there’s like a flood of music completely in every single place and you’ll actually get misplaced attempting to determine the place you wish to go and what you wish to do. Keep in your lane and maintain it as a pastime as effectively. It’s extremely simple to get distracted now and evaluate your self to what is going on on round you. Maintain sticking to it, be persistent. For those who actually wish to do it, you’ll. And for those who actually imagine it, then it would occur. So it’s important to go on for that.

You may as well catch N2N, SkiiTour, Doublecrush and extra on the principle stage this Saturday on the Tivoli Quad, situated at 1000 Larimer Avenue in downtown Denver. Do not miss a one-of-a-kind expertise with superb performers and be sure you catch a killer set by Curbi himself. Tickets for Sunset Colorado are on sale now.