Show You Should Know – Turkuaz at Ogden Theatre

Turkuaz is a musical experience unlike any other. The group packs their stage with multi-instrumentalists dressed in a rainbow of colours plus belt out an eruption of all “powerfunk” — a union of funk, alternative, rock, R&B along with psychedelia — to a entranced audience. Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, the group has started a movement on their own epic dance parties while the musicians emphasise their eclectic voices and talents from the spotlight.

The group is famous for their constant touring, and Denver is going to be blessed with a halt on Saturday, February 16 at the Ogden Theatre in celebration in their September 2018 launch, Life from the City. Before the good times jam out, we surfaced up guitarist and vocalist Dave Brandwein, that allowed us into the creative process of their record and adventures influenced the material.

303 Magazine: Thank you a lot for talking to me now! Life in the City is album number five to your nine-piece Turkuaz. How do you manage to create space for each of the minds and voices in the group?

David Brandwein: As far as the stage, we roll with the punches for the most part. Fortunately, the stages we are currently playing are only getting bigger and more complex. I recall one time we walked into a little place realizing the limited space we had, and half the ring had to stand on either side of this space.

Creatively, previously, a song would be made by one of us and teach others the way it would go. This record has been considerably more collaborative, but there’s no one formula. There does have to be one individual but everyone contributes.

303: What do you believe is the thing about having a lot of cooks in the band’s kitchen?

DB: You would think it would be harder, but it s easier. I’ve operated in groups and you have a sound. There could be more direct tension. With such a large group, we take into account another’s remarks. But at the day’s close, I enjoy creating and producing music and am delighted to be the individual taking the lead for finalizing a direction.

303: I read that Life in the City was a slower creation for you than previous projects. Did you intend to take more time or did the procedure demand it?

DB: The procedure required it. I wished to get it out but we loved our album, Digitorium, therefore far and we didn’t want a new album out until it was as good or better. Also, it with collaborations lengthened the procedure.

303: You have touched upon the substance abuse which sometimes happens on the street “The One and Lonely. ” How do you operate on that while on tour?

DB: It’s a continuing thing. I’m not within a program, but it got to a point where I knew if I want to keep doing so, I had to take some time backagain. Basically, I’m abstaining, also for me, that’s a great deal simpler than finding the equilibrium.

303: Speaking of your tour, your winter trip will direct you to our lovely Ogden Theatre. How are you considering coming back to Denver?

DB: Great, enthusiastic. Denver is the capital of music. The amount of fans in Colorado blows my head. It’s an incredible place .

303: Do you have a unforgettable experience?

DB: Opening to your New Mastersounds was our first time, which was a very special night. Cervantes’ was a large help in obtaining us stages and the staff there continue to be our friends now.

303: What distinguishes Denver audiences out of other people?

DB: The enthusiastic audience to play to. There is a excellent combination of individuals looking for a good time, but are also fans of this group.

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Catch Turkuaz at the Ogden Theatre on February 16 with Eminence Ensemble. Grab tickets here. It’s possible to tune in to Turkuaz’s new album under and Eminence Ensemble’s music here

This interview has been condensed and edited. 

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