Michael Rosa (Desert Hearts | Stranger People)
Presented by Strange People and Yeah Baby Denver
Thursday, December 6 | 9PM — Late
No Cover | 21+
Lounge opens at 7PM. Card Only / No Cash.
Open Decks 9-10pm
Michael Rosa makes music that brings bodies together in blissful motion on the dance floor. With every sonic vibration, the Denver-based producer’s vision of community resonates in the soul of every audience member.
Raised on the breakbeat, hip-hop and freestyle of a bygone era, Rosa utilizes his formal training as an audio engineer to craft house and techno with an almost tribal groove. An infectious swing permeates through every enigmatic rhythm. Labels like Desert Hearts, Yoruba Records, P.U.N.C.H.I.S, Super Freq have signed his songs, and he’s released others via his own imprints, Early Morning Music & Strange People
Rosa also branched out into vinyl-only releases in 2015. His remix of Duky’s “Creatures of the Ocean” sold out within a month of being pressed, and “Tennessee Confessions” came out on Still Play Records with remixes by Julie Marghilano and Synkrone on the flip.
2019 marks his 3rd vinyl release.
At the beginning of 2015 Rosa made his long-awaited Desert Hearts debut with a “re-smash” of “Another One Bites The Dust” by Queen. Later in the year, he released an EP titled Sound Engineer through the label, With his Abu and Numb ep to follow in 2017 and 2018. Also a edits ep 'What have you pumped for me lately" in which was heavily supported by jamie jones and many other heavy hitters.
As a label boss, Michael Rosa has facilitated releases for the such artists as Mikey Lion, Coriesu and Hernan Bass, Herck an many more via Early Morning Music, In 2018 Rosa also launched an artist imprint called Strange People, releasing artist such as Jay tripwire, Lubelski, Cicuendez, Tripio X, Julia Niko, Prince L.
To date, he has also put out originals and remixes via Draft, RITMIK Records, My First Love Record, Malicious Smile, Lowroom Recordings, Natural Beat Recordings, Sound Revolution Records and Kanja Records, and most recently his heavy hitter ep 'House Party' which was charted by Loco dice in november of 2018.
Having performed as a DJ throughout the United States. Among his more notable bookings are TBA in Brooklyn, New York; Flash in Washington, DC; Electric Pickle and Treehouse and the infamous club space in Miami, Florida; Kava Lounge in San Diego, California; and three editions of Desert Hearts Festival in Warner Springs, California.
No matter the setting, Rosa only wishes for his music to build bonds between all who accompany him on any given aural journey. His hope is that each participant takes the friendliness that they experienced while listening to his music and apply it to their day-to-day lives.
A dance music fan longing for more sophisticated sounds would do well to follow Michael Rosa