In the Pink

The Blend got its start when DJs Hoang and Sami T launched the night in Los Angeles; after they moved to Denver, they started it up again with another local favorite, Brick Lee. "Each month one of us takes the lead, and we'll have creative control for that month," explains Sami. This month it's his turn to take the reins, and he's bringing in Ryel K of the Pink Mammoth collective for the Blend's first-ever Pink Party.

"My last theme night was in February, and we started doing this new thing where we battle," Sami continues. "We have two DJs playing together at the same time, and as far as I know, we're the only ones doing that. I did a theme night back in February and people really loved it, and it's really fun, because you can get creative when you play together. We're trying to keep it fresh, push the envelope and do different things. We're the Blend: We're not always house or techno; we like to do everything. So this month, we'll probably do mid-tempo house and a lot of disco. And it's pink-themed, so everyone should wear pink, and I'm going to pink out the Meadowlark."

The Blend also brings its own sound system to the venue, so you can expect to hear some high-quality tunes in a mellow, fun vibe. Limited-edition pink Blend T-shirts will be on sale if you forget your pink. Doors open at 9 p.m. and admission (21-and-up) is $5; for more information, visit the event's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/events/150606601733291.
Sat., May 19, 9 p.m., 2012

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Amber Taufen has been writing about people, places and things in Denver since 2005. She works as an editor, writer, and production and process guru out of her home office in the foothills.
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