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Gramatik talks back stage at Red Rocks: "I think the praise that we get should go to scientists"

Gramatik (aka Denis Jasarevic) had played master of ceremonies for a long night of music. It started at 6 p.m. and included some of his friends and heroes: BRANX and Gibbz and Exmag were there, and legendary funk band Lettuce dropped a bravura performance in the middle of the show. Gramatik himself closed out the night with a two hour tour-de-force of diverse musical styles within and without the canon of current EDM.

And after seven hours of that, at close to 1 a.m., we met him in the bowels of Red Rocks. If he was fatigued, we couldn't tell. Gramatik's manager made introductions and, following an impromptu Polaroid session, we sat down to speak privately in the room that often serves as the meet-and-greet area.

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Tom Murphy is a writer, visual artist and musician from Aurora, Colorado. He was a prolific music writer for Westword and a documenter of the Denver music scene.