Riddim: A Brief History
April 17, 2019
April 17, 2019
At the heart of the EDM scene, actually at the heart of any music for that matter, is live, raw, and unfiltered talent. Most producers picked up some sort of instrument before they got behind the decks and Brock Thorton, also known as Boogie T, is no exception. Hailing from New Orleans, Thorton grew up in a hotbed for soulful, funky music. Learning the guitar and piano at a young age and playing in bands since before his teenage years helped him develop an incredible ear for music. His newest project, the Boogie T.Rio, gathers all of his musical knowledge and bundles it into one jam-packed masterpiece.
Consisting of Thorton on guitar and vocals, Andriu Yanovski on the keys, and Frank Castro on the drums. Their debut came last year at the second weekend of Electric Forest and garnered great reviews. Their sets contain a huge mix of jazz, funk, hip-hop, and everything in between. Using their own originals, covers, and a few re-imagined versions of Boogie T tracks, their live show is something to behold. It’s clear that these guys genuinely love what they do, as you can see from their set at Red Rocks below.
BOOGIE T.RIO – Live @ Red Rocks 9.28.18
Whether it’s a face melting guitar solo, an impressive usage of the keytar, or a feel-good singalong, a Boogie T.rio show will have it all. These guys will get you groovin’ whether you’re an old school rocker or a riddim connoisseur. Their sound is an old school style with a very technical new school flair. They embark on their first full US tour this month and bring the action to Crescent Ballroom on February 9th. You can purchase tickets here, but be warned that it will get a little wonky.