MOPO BRING'S VALENTINE SOUL TO THE MTNS

This February, San Francisco's favorite funklectic DJ makes his first trip to Colorado to rock a diverse range of parties from Steamboat to Denver. Along the way, DJ Motion Potion gets a chance to show off some of the versatility he is notorious for, spinning four distinct sets for four distinct audiences. The highlight will be a February 13 appearance at the Gothic Theatre in Denver, at the "Bass Extravaganza Powerjam"--a late night throwdown featuring Porter, Batiste, Stoltz, Oteil and the Peacemakers, and special guests Kyle Hollingsworth and Dave Watts. Mopo will open, rock the breaks focusing on funk and jam tracks, then drop samples for the big jam.


Mopo by Scott Chernis
On February 12 and 14, Mopo hits Steamboat Springs for two special solo sets, both free to the public. On February 12, Mopo will spin an edumacational "Funk-Hop" set alternating back and forth between old school hip-hop hits and the classic funk and soul tracks which formed their foundation. On Valentine's Day, Mopo is planning a set of the sexiest soul and disco tracks of all time--featuring Al Green, Marvin Gaye, Barry White, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Roy Ayers, the Blackbyrds, etc... On February 16, Mopo returns to Denver to play the "YouNight" hip-hop party at The Soiled Dove. The city's premier underground hip-hop party will feature live and spun hip-hop, including a set of prog-hop (J5, Spearhead, Lyrics Born, Blackalicious, etc...) from Mopo.

A seven-year veteran who prides himself on his ability to appeal to a diverse audience, Mopo has been known to weave funk, soul, disco, house, hip-hop, Afrobeat, blues, rock, Latin, Brazilian, and even jam band hits into a coherent tapestry. This versatility has landed him high-profile assignments like High Sierra Music Festival, BerkFest, Jam Cruise, MidAtlantic Music Experience, and Gathering of the Vibes. Mopo has worked hard to educate live music audiences about urban music, and urban audiences about live music. This approach has garnered him coveted gigs like Gov't Mule's historic "Deepest End" show in New Orleans in 2003, and an eight-night residency at The Zephyr in Salt Lake City during the 2002 Olympics (opening for the likes of Sheryl Crow, Coco Montoya, and Rebirth Brass Band, and jamming with Garaj Mahal and Chris Duarte).

DJ Motion Potion Tour Dates:
  • 2.12: MoPo @ Mahogany Ridge Brewery in Steamboat Co. 9:30pm-2am
  • 2.13: MoPo @ the Gothic Theatre in Denver, CO. Spinning latenite as part of a huge show with PBS (Porter, Batiste, Stoltz) Kyle Hollingsworth (of SCI), and Oteil and the Peacemakers, & Dave Watts http://www.fcircleproductions.com/
  • 2.14: MoPo special Valentines show @ Mahogany Ridge Brewery in Steamboat Co. 9:30pm-2am
  • 2.16: MoPo @ the "YouNight" Hip Hop Party in Denver @ Soiled Dove www.soileddove.com
  • 2.20: New Monsoon, Shanti Groove & MoPo @ 12 Galaxies www.virtuous.com
  • 2.21: Yo Flaco! & MoPo @ Elbo Room www.yoflaco.com
  • 2.24: the 7th Annual San Francisco Mardi Gras Ball w/ Zigaboo Modeliste, Skerik's Syncopated Taint Septet & MoPo @ Great American Music Hall www.sunsetpromotions.net
  • 2.26: "the Real" @ Nickie's BBQ w/ MoPo & Guests - 460 Haight St San Francisco - 9:30pm
  • 2.27: "Flavor of the Month" @ Club Milk w/ DJ's Shortkut, Apollo & Vinroc + special guest MoPo www.triplethreatdj.com
  • 3.01: Lords of the Rhymes (HOBBIT RAP!) w/ MoPo @ Elbo Room www.sunsetpromotions.net
  • 3.12: Rebirth Brass Band w/ Crown City Rockers & MoPo @ Great American Music Hall www.sunsetpromotions.net
  • 4.09: SYN 5 w/ Lavernues Cool & MoPo @ Club Coda in NYC www.relix.com/syn

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[Published on: 2/6/04]

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