New Year's Eve isn't just about staying up until midnight and going to bed anymore, and Reed Fuchs of the DIY collective Moon Magnet Studios gets it.
The creative mastermind behind the psychedelic band DéCollage and the television series Cosmic Pineapple is partnering with Belly First Productions and event coordinator Hey Hay to create NYE 2019: An AfterHours Space Odyssey for a truly out-of-this-world experience. DJs include Reed Fox (Fuchs's pseudonym),
"It’s fun to party with people late into the night," Fuchs says, "New Year's is my favorite holiday."
Fuchs adds that there will be an open bar, a
"We are creating a safe space," Fuchs says, noting that it will be a different, more intimate
Despite a slew of shows tonight — Slim Cessna's Auto Club at Globe Hall, Itchy-O at the Oriental Theater, the second night of Decadence, DeVotchKa at the Bluebird Theater, Rubedo at Lost Lake, Wildermiss at the Larimer Lounge and many more — there's not so much going on after bars close.
That was part of the appeal of throwing the party at Spectra Art Space, which also held Fuchs's Grandoozy after-party this year as well.
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As for Fuchs, he's excited to wrap up 2018 and enter a quieter 2019. This year, he finished Cosmic Pineapple, a soap-opera web series based around life at Moon Magnet Studios.
"It was so magical because 25 people helped create it," he says — and they premiered it at Alamo Drafthouse this past December. "We are going to release it on YouTube every day from January 1st to the 15th, then release the soundtrack after that."
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Over the year, he also deejayed countless parties, helped run Denver Balanced Breakfast, a music networking event, alongside fellow creative force Mona Mango; the two hosted Meow Wolf CEO Vince
"I'm going to take a step back from doing so many events and focus on releasing music and curating our Moon Magnet label," Fuchs says.
On top of all that, he has recorded an album of songs as Reed Fox. His New Year's resolution, he laughs, is to "actually release them."