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Need & Necessity are finding old ways to build Denver's dance-music scene

Matt Friedman and Ross Kiser, co-founders of Denver-based Night Supply Records, are making quite a name for themselves as house duo Need & Necessity, doing everything from playing house parties at the University of Colorado in Boulder, where they went to school, to curating shows with The Hundred founder Brennen Bryarly (aka option4). On the production end, the East Coast natives are creating sounds similar to those coming out of the U.K. With roots in hip-hop and funk, Need & Necessity is part of the latest wave of house-music producers helping to make the Mile High City a go-to spot for great dance music. They play on Saturday at Vinyl with Kevin Saunderson
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Britt Chester is a writer and video producer living in Denver, Colorado. He's covered breaking news, music, arts and cannabis for Westword since 2010. His work has appeared in GQ Magazine, Village Voice, YES! Weekly, Inman News and the Winston-Salem Journal. He likes running, cycling, and interviewing people.
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