There is no way Mike Relm could be confined by the simple title of mash-up DJ -- the San Fransisco-based artist not only cuts and pastes music together in mutated forms, but he deftly brings video to disjointed life, too, with on-the-spot edits. The multi-media performer manipulates music videos, commercials and movie clips in real time, as his audience watches, dances and laughs at pop culture intersecting in ways only a video-DJ like Relm could imagine.
And that, if anything, is the hardest part about experiencing a Mike Relm show -- you don't know whether to be bouncing to his Justin Bieber-spliced Ludacris joints or watching Isaiah Mustafa (you know, the handsome Old Spice dude) get triplicated and turned into a three-in-one-man show. Relm comes to Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom tonight for an all ages event, and tickets are $15-17.50. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., performances begin at 9 p.m.
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Bree Davies is a multimedia journalist, artist advocate and community organizer born and raised in Denver. Rooted in the world of Do-It-Yourself arts and music, Davies co-founded Titwrench experimental music festival, is host of the local music and comedy show Sounds on 29th on CPT12 Colorado Public Television and is creator and host of the civic and social issue-focused podcast, Hello? Denver? Are You Still There? Her work is centered on a passionate advocacy for all ages, accessible, inclusive, non-commercial and autonomous DIY art spaces and music venues in Denver.