Tour Diary: Project Aspect and Unlimited Gravity check in from the road on their first tour
The scene in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Over the next few weeks, we will be following Project Aspect (Jay Jaramillo) and Unlimited Gravity (Ronnie Weberg) as they tour around the country on their first national tour. The pair have grown together collectively in the scene as the Mile High Sound Movement. The two will crisscross the country before returning to Denver on Saturday, March 1, for a show at Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom. In the meantime, these rising producers will check in from the road to share the struggles of tour life.
After having some much needed R&R, we have finally had a chance to properly reflect back on the first four shows of The Triple Threat Tour.
Wow, what a journey it has been...
The third stop on the tour was Sioux Falls, SD. This city is also very special to us in many ways. Ronnie attended school at University of Siouz Falls while living with his family who, coincidentally, still lived out there. While Ronnie attended school there we were able to start a brand new music scene from scratch by putting together house parties and performing for packed living rooms. Eventually, this grew to become one of the strongest electronic music scenes we have been able to perform in. Much like Denver, Sioux Falls is just as much a home for The Mile High Sound Movement.
Arriving to Sioux Falls in the same packed car with four people and all of our gear overflowing, we stopped at Ronnie's family's house to drop off our bags and get situated. The home was extremely welcoming and comfortably accommodating to all of us. After that, we said our usual "WHAT'S THE BEST THING TO EAT OUT HERE?"
We knew just the spot.
TC's Referee was the choice to be made. Needless to say, we grubbed down like ummm... uh... BOSSES.
When we got to Big's Sports Bar, the venue, we were not sure what to expect production wise. We walked into a pool hall bar and literally watched it transform into a music venue. Sound check is always a very important thing to us, especially with Unlimited Aspect, because we use so much different live sound it is critical to dial it in correctly before the show. After quite a bit of time of tweaking the sound and using every last second before doors opened -- although not ideal -- the sound proved to bump to any bass heads standards.
The music started with our Nebraska homie Sammy Marz, who would be joining the travels through Wisconsin. Following Sam was our good friend, and amazing South Dakota producer, Trevor Larson (aka True Livin). By this point, there was a great early crowd, and we could tell people were flooding in by the dozens.
Gloominoti took the stage before the Triple Threat (Unlimited Gravity x Project Aspect x Unlimited Aspect), and they got the place shaking with a strong serving of trap and dubstep. These guys were great and ended up becoming homies.
As ProJect Aspect took the stage for his first solo set, the venue was warmed up and ready for more bass. Alternating thity minute solo sets with Unlimited Gravity for two hours led up to what would surely be a barn burner with Unlimited Aspect.
We had Sammy Marz play a short tweener set before Unlimited Aspect, and he kept the crowd hyped. Our set took place, and we can easily say this was personally our best performance together to date. We are shedding our shells more and more with the live electronics, and we don't plan on letting up. We got 250 people in Bigs Bar, and this set the bar high for the rest of the tour.
Next up was Vermillion, South Dakota. We always get treated so well by the fine folks at Maya Jane's. This show battled on-stage sound problems, but the sound on the dance floor more than made up for it! Again, we had the homies True Livin, Gloominoti and Sammy Marz warm up the festivities. No one disappointed.
Our solo sets, we felt, lacked much depth, thus feeling difficult to reach the bar crowd, and making it nearly impossible to fill the dance floor. There were a few soldiers raging the whole time (you know who you are), but you could feel an anxious energy. When Unlimited Aspect took the stage, everything seemed right. Everyone was raging and dancing like this was what they were waiting for the entire night. We had so much fun and cant wait to hit SD again soon!
After five days of rest in Sioux Falls, we hit the road on Wednesday, and made a stop in Minneapolis to take a road break and chill with friends in town. With a strong winter storm forming overnight, we are now on the road to Milwaukee to play the Miramar Theater tonight! We are excited to play music again after what seemed like such a long break.
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