Gem & Jam Festival 2016

Infinite Music, Euphonic Conceptions, New Earth and Challenger Present:

Gem & Jam Festival 2016 Gem & Jam Festival 2016

February 12th, 13th, 14th 2016
1102 West Grant. Tucson, AZ

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Michal Menert is an electronic music artist and producer based in Denver, Colorado. Throughout his youth, his father exposed him to a wide variety of Eastern and Western music, giving Menert fertile soil in which to plant his musical visions. His passion for original analog sounds coupled with a vast knowledge of music history has given him an even larger platform from which to produce. A multi-instrumentalist, he incorporates live guitar and keys into his final production for a full sound and rich feel. By tapping into the world of music that surrounds him, Menert twists and turns day-to-day inspirations into music that is all his own.

Menert worked as the co-producer with Derek Vincent Smith on the chart topping Pretty Lights album Taking Up Your Precious Time, and was a natural choice to be the first artist to join Pretty Lights Music in 2010 with the release of his solo album, Dreaming of a Bigger Life.  Michal’s second album with PLM, the critically acclaimed mega-LP Even If It Isn’t Right, dropped in the spring of 2012. Within just a few short months, Menert bounced out of basement dives and into headlining slots at some of the most prestigious venues in the country.

Over the years he has shared the stage with a number of musical luminaries including STS9, Bassnectar, and more. His musical collaborations have brought him a wealth of inspiration, and led to the formation of a number of ongoing side projects including Half Color (with Paul Basic), Club Scouts (with Mux Mool) and Manic Menert (with Manic Focus). And 2014 saw the culmination of a musical dream with the debut of the Michal Menert Big Band – an 18-piece ensemble led by Michal that performed his catalog in front of thousands, including a November 2014 stop at a packed Fillmore Auditorium in Denver, and an upcoming April 2015 performance at Colorado’s famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

A dynamic and ideological producer, Menert has always taken a community driven approach. He works hand in hand with producers he chooses for his own record label, Super Best Records. By collaborating and working closely with a new generation of hip-hop & EDM producers, he’s bringing a new musical vision to life without any imposed limitations.

In 2015, Michal will release the highly anticipated Space Jazz LP on Super Best Records. His sound combines vintage vinyl samples with rich analog synthesis and organic, hard-hitting beats. It’s a fusion of yesterday’s elements and tomorrow’s ideas. Catch him on tour throughout 2015.

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