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DJ Reed Fox Doesn't Want Your New Year's Eve to Stop at Midnight

Levi Double U & Reed Fox collaboration.
Levi Double U & Reed Fox collaboration. Photograph by Juli Williams
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), f-ether and Chuck Shadow. Held at Spectra Art Space, the event will run from midnight to sunrise, and you can head there after catching Fuchs's set at the Pink Party at Yeah Baby.

"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 mate bar and an outside space with heaters for partiers to spread out.

"We are creating a safe space," Fuchs says, noting that it will be a different, more intimate after-hours party than, say, a night at Decadence.

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.

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."

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 Kadlubek.

"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."

NYE 2019: An AfterHours Space Odyssey, 11:59 p.m. Monday, December 31, Spectra Art Space, 1836 South Broadway, $25.
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Taylor Heussner has been writing for Westword since January 2018. She received her bachelor's degree in creative writing from Colorado State University and writes for myriad literary magazines. When she's not attending concerts, you can find Taylor searching for music, writing poetry or petting the neighborhood dogs.
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