Atlanta-based “chromafunk” producer Pure Colors has been dazzling the electronic music scene with his funk-infectious dance hits and hip-hop beats. Manned by Joey Tuholski, Pure Colors is starting off 2020 with a newly released full-length album under his belt, and the excitement of playing his first far-away-from-home show and Electric Forest in June to carry him throughout the year.Having shared the stage with Marvel Years, The Russ Liquid Test, Flamingosis, Big Gigantic, Late Night Radio, Break Science, and performed at Hulaween, Sigh In July, Seeds of Sound Music & Arts Festival and more over the years, the 26-year-old multi-instrumentalist is gearing up to make his debut in Denver alongside Maddy O’Neal, The New Deal, Nobide, RECESS, and Ben Silver (Orchard Lounge) on January 18th at Cervantes. Live For Live Music’s Mikala Lugen chatted with Tuholski about his upcoming show, recent Chromafunk release, new music in the works, and more.Live For Live Music: How did you first start getting into the electronic music scene?Joey Tuholski: We can throw it all the way back to junior year of high school. I took a music technology class and prior to taking that class, I’d been doing music for years and playing percussion mainly in school. I heard about this class and thought it would be pretty cool to try to make everything from scratch on a computer instead of just playing percussion instruments with a bunch of people. I started in this program called Reason 4. And we had a pretty good teacher. He would give us assignments and we had a deadline to finish up certain tracks with different objectives and I loved it. I thought it was so fun and just really rewarding. Unlike anything I’d ever tried to do before musically.From there I kept developing my skills, but I really dropped off a bit in college. I did it here and there, but I didn’t really progress super quickly with it because I was busy with all the new stuff that comes with college. So really once I graduated school is when I took it to the next level and I got serious with it, and now it’s my main focus career-wise.Live For Live Music: That’s awesome you got inspired in school! You call your mix of disco, funk, and hip-hop sound “chromafunk”, and you just released your first full-length album with that same name. Can you tell me about the production of that and why it’s called Chromafunk?Tuholski: So I put out three EPs prior to this new album. I’ve been listening to a bunch of music and artists that I love, and I noticed that they’re putting out these albums with incredible cover art. What resonates with me is my favorite full albums, versus an EP or a single. It’s the album that you fall in love with the most and what captures your attention. I previously had been fearful of doing an album because your first album is a big deal, ya know? But my new motto for putting out music is going to be to put out a bunch of music and do it steadily, not needing to worry so much about hyping up this first thing. I just need to start putting out albums more regularly, because I think that’s how you grow as an artist.I mixed Chromafunk myself and I usually do master everything I put out. But because sometimes it can just be a headache trying to master everything perfectly, it’s nice to have another ear on it. I actually had my friend from Athens, Georgia master Chromafunk and he did a great job. I decided to name it after this genre I put myself in as a true, full introduction to my music, a nod to what “chromafunk” really is.Live For Live Music: Well we definitely dig it and are psyched about this new music. Who were some of the artists you mentioned earlier that helped influenced this release?Tuholski: Definitley Flamingosis. He’s the man. I’ve hung out with him a few times and we made the track “Bootsy’s New Bass” together, which was really cool for me because he’s probably my favorite artist. He really inspired me because he’s got a really good workflow and he’s put out a bunch of albums over the last decade. And then I would also say Vanilla. He has a different style for sure, it’s a lot more downtempo and groovy, but he’s a master at sampling and the way he composes his songs. I would say right now I’m really inspired by The Kount. And then Birocratic is also a good dude and a really solid producer. I respect his approach to his craft.Live For Live Music: Sounds like a lot of great inspiration and influences went into this new album. What’s one song off Chromafunk that represents the current state of Pure Colors?Tuholski: “Drum Machine” is one of my favorite ones off the album. It’s really funky, but I also like “Heaven Is”, which is a different track with a different style.Pure Colors – Chromafunk [Full Album Mix][Video: Live For Live Music]Live For Live Music: We love “Drum Machine”! You also just released a new collaboration track with Sundae Sauce Presents last week, “Crystal City”. How did that come about?Tuholski: I really dig that label. I hit up the guy who runs it, Travis, because they’ve been putting out a few compilations with a lot of funky producers, kind of like myself. He hit me up about being on this recent collaboration release, Butterscotch Drizzle. I made that track exclusively for that release, and didn’t use any sampling, it was mostly original composition, so it’s a special one for sure.What I’m doing is I’m slowly working towards the next album. But I’m not putting that out just yet. I’m just slowly starting that next project to follow up with Chromafunk. I’m working on something that’s a little more downtempo, being less funky, but still very groovy. Right now it’s less sampling than I did on Chromafunk, so it’s a lot more original composition too. “Crystal City” was a great turnout for doing original composition for my forthcoming releases.Live For Live Music: I love how there’s so many different artists on there for a sweet and spicy funky collab release. Talking about many artists, you make your Denver debut alongside Maddy O’Neal and The New Deal in 10 days, which is super exciting. What do you hope to bring to your first Denver show?Tuholski: Man, just a lot of energy and I hope that people come to dance because I’m going to be playing a lot of the new stuff off the album. I’m going to wrap up hopefully two or three tracks here that I can try to fit into my set that haven’t been released yet as well. I’m just really excited to be in a new city, far away from home. This will be my first show far away from Atlanta and it’s super awesome that it gets to be in Denver. This will be my first time playing there, and playing at Cervantes’ too. Denver has been one of my biggest online listening audiences.Live For Live Music: The show is stacked, it’s gonna be an awesome night! You also just recently announced your debut at this year’s Electric Forest.Tuholski: Yeah, I’m surprised and stoked. When my manager and booking agent called me to tell me about it I was pretty shocked I guess you could say, because a lot of artists have been playing longer than me and want to make that happen. And a lot of artists deserve that slot too, because it’s just such a nice, big festival and it’s really competitive to be on the lineup. But I’m stoked to meet some more Pure Colors fans at the Forest.Live For Live Music: Electric Forest is ready for some Pure Colors treatment. With all this new music coming out from you, can we see you at some more shows around the country?Tuholski: Yeah for sure. 2020 is already shaping up to be much more traveling than I did in 2019. I’m going to a few more cities and stops and hopefully even more than that. I am signed with a booking agency now and they’ve been doing great work just trying to get me at more shows. Touring is definitely a potential for this year if not just playing a bunch more individual shows out of Atlanta, GA.Tickets to Maddy O’Neal, The New Deal, Pure Colors, Nobide, RECESS, and Ben Silver on January 18th can be found here.
TOWN OF WALLKILL Last year, Circleville firefighters responded to 176 medical emergency calls in its district one-third of the total calls it handled. Now, they’re looking to cut those numbers significantly. The district recently decided it will no longer provide automatic response for medical calls. Department Chief Walter Szulwach says that with two ambulance companies in the town, as well as one ambulance stationed at its firehouse on Goshen Turnpike, sending firefighters out to medical calls is redundant. “It’s just not a prudent use of resources,” Szulwach says. “A lot of times when we responded to medical calls, an ambulance was already at the scene.” It’s a step many fire companies throughout the region have taken. Most of the 52 Orange County fire companies don’t provide automatic response to medical calls, including 12 that don’t respond, period. Eighteen out of Ulster County’s 50 fire companies don’t respond to medical calls, nor do 26 of the 40 fire companies in Sullivan County. Sullivan County 911 coordinator Alex Rau says fire companies in Rock Hill, Bloomingburg and Wurtsboro have recently scaled back their medical-call responses.Read More, Fire crews cut medical calls
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Food and Drug Administration says it has approved a first-of-a-kind heart-zapping implant from Boston Scientific that that does not directly touch the heart. Implantable defibrillators use thin wires to send electrical signals that disrupt dangerous heart rhythms. Surgeons have traditionally connected the wires to the heart through a blood vessel in the upper chest. The new device from Boston Scientific uses wires that sit just below the skin’s surface and do not need to be threaded through the heart’s blood vessels. Natick, Mass.-based Boston Scientific Corp. acquired the device through a $150 million buyout of San Clemente, Calif.-based Cameron Health. Under the terms of the deal, Boston Scientific will pay an additional $150 million for FDA approval, plus up to $1 billion in payments based on future sales figures.
The Cradle Will Rock, with music, lyrics and book by Blitzstein, is set against the backdrop of a steel strike and peopled with fat-cat capitalists, brutal policemen, heroic union organizers and a warm-hearted prostitute. Matthew Saldivar, Robert Petkoff and Michael Park are joining an all-star roster for the Encores! presentation of Marc Blitzstein’s The Cradle Will Rock. Directed by Sam Gold and choreographed by Chase Brock, the political musical plays New York City Center July 10 through 13. Saldivar’s Broadway credits include Grease, Peter and the Starcatcher, The Wedding Singer and A Streetcar Named Desire. Petkoff has appeared on Broadway in Ragtime, Anything Goes, Spamalot, Fiddler on the Roof and Epic Proportions. Park’s Broadway shows include Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Little Me, Smokey Joe’s Café and Carousel. Gemme played Michael Banks in Mary Poppins on Broadway. Margulies appeared on Broadway in Conversations With My Father, Comedians, The West Side Waltz, Wonderful Town, 45 Seconds From Broadway, Angels In America and Brighton Beach Memoirs. His screen credits include Ghostbusters, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, 9 ½ Weeks, All That Jazz and The Sopranos. The show, headlined by Raul Esparza, will feature Saldivar as Reverend Salvation, Petkoff as Professor Trixie/Gus Polock, Park as Trixie/Bugs/Dick, Aidan Gemme as Steve/Prof Mamie/Cop and David Margulies as Prexy. The previously announced cast includes Danny Burstein as Mr. Mister, Anika Noni Rose as Moll/Mrs. Mister, Da’Vine Joy Randolph as Ella Hammer, Judy Kuhn as Sadie/Editor Daily, Martin Moran as Yasha/Sister Mister, Eisa Davis as Reporter/Prof Scoot/Clerk/Dr. Specialist, Peter Friedman as Harry Druggist and Henry Stram as Dauber/Junior Mister. Chris Fenwick musically directs. View Comments Star Files The Cradle Will Rock marks the inaugural production of Encores! Off Center-Series. Michael Park
There are currently 17 active renewable energy leases on state trust lands with over 30 pending applications for new solar and wind energy projects. Director Jeremy Lewis and Analyst Kelly Haug are tasked with managing existing projects, aggressively pursuing new opportunities, and stewarding relationships between the renewable energy industry and the State Land Office. Jeremy Lewis comes to the Land Office from the Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department’s Energy Conservation and Management Division, where he served as the Chief of the Energy Planning and Program Bureau. Kelly Haug, a former Senior Land Negotiator for Enchantment Energy Inc., will assist in the analysis and execution of wind and solar leases. “As part of the first Office of Renewable Energy, we have the opportunity to dedicate ourselves to maximize New Mexico’s abundance of natural resources,” Haug said of her new position. “I am very fortunate to be a part of this new office and pave the way for how New Mexico State Land Office shapes the renewable energy division. I am excited at the opportunity to be on this team and provide New Mexico with clean energy.”Wednesday, Sept. 11, Commissioner Garcia Richard signed a lease awarding close to 7,000 acres of state trust land in Torrance County to Pacific Wind Development, LLC. The energy generated from the project can power an estimated 5,651 homes for an entire year.“This addition to the La Joya Wind Farm will help us reach our goal of tripling the amount of renewable energy generated on state trust land,” Commissioner Garcia Richard said. “This lease will benefit New Mexico public schools to the tune of over $8 million during the life of the lease. The State Land Office is grateful to Jeremy and Kelly for joining us on a journey to help New Mexico actualize its renewable energy future. These projects are vital to helping us diversify the money that we raise to fund our public schools, universities, and hospitals.” Commissioner Garcia Richard Awards 7,000 Acre Lease for La Joya Wind Farm Expansion “My long term goal for the Land Office is for renewables to play a significant role among our diverse energy offerings in New Mexico. To start, this means tripling wind and solar power generation and revenues on state trust lands,” Director Lewis said. “It is exciting that we are already on track to hit this goal, so essentially the sky is the limit when looking at all of the remaining land that is prime for wind and solar leases.” STATE LAND OFFICE News: SANTA FE – The State Land Office has hired two new staff within the first ever Office of Renewable Energy. Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard requested and received funding during the 2019 Legislative Session to create the Office of Renewable Energy in order to help the Land Office reach a goal of tripling the generation of renewable energy on state trust land.
Share Who: Chef Daniel Sharp, Executive Chef, The Meatball ShopInstagram: @ChefDSharpChef Sharp’s Guest-Worthy Recipe: Spinach-Basil PestoWhy?“Our pesto is nutty, light, and packed with flavor — it’s perfect for a light summer pasta salad, atop chicken or fish, or over one of our signature veggie balls! Because we keep it simple (like everything we do at The Meatball Shop), the pesto is a gorgeous, bright green color and tastes incredibly fresh.”Ingredients:1/4 c roughly chopped walnuts4 c baby spinach leaves2 c fresh basil1 tsp salt (or to taste)1/2 c olive oil1/4 c grated Parmesan cheeseDirections:Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.Fill a large stockpot three-quarters full with water and bring to a boil over high heat.Meanwhile, spread out the walnuts on a small rimmed baking sheet and roast in the oven for about 12 minutes, giving them a shake after six minutes.Continue roasting until golden brown and toasted.Set aside and allow to cool thoroughly.Fill a large bowl halfway with ice and water, and set it close to the sink.Dump the spinach and basil into the boiling water and stir. After a minute, strain the greens, and plunge them into the bowl with ice water. Drain the greens again and squeeze them tightly to get as much water out as possible. Chop the greens roughly.Combine the greens and walnuts with the salt, olive oil, and parmesan in a food processor and process until a smooth consistency is reached. Taste and season with additional salt if desired.
CGG is set to start a multi-client airborne gravity and magnetic survey offshore South Africa. The Petroleum Agency of South Africa (PASA) has authorized the program which will extend across two blocks totaling approximately 78,000 line kilometers. The survey areas are located offshore Cape Agulhas (West Bredasdorp area) and offshore Durban (Eastern Margin area).Data acquisition is anticipated to take four months utilizing specialized geophysical survey aircraft. The project has received prefunding from the oil industry; survey data and interpretation products will be available for licensing in mid-2016, CGG said.The survey will provide partial coverage of the largely underexplored Western Bredasdorp, Durban and Zululand basins and the data will assist with mapping crystalline basement and magnetic and density anomalies within the sedimentary section. The airborne survey will allow data collection through the “transition zone” from the marine environment to the near-shore.A comprehensive interpretation, combining this new data set with available geologic and geophysical data, will also be undertaken by CGG’s in-house interpretation team. Deliverables will include a full geophysical interpretation report, including definition of basement lithology and structure, mapping of sediment fairways and depositional-centers and any intrusives or salt which may be present in the sedimentary section.The final results will be presented in ArcGIS®format for assimilation into the clients’ own seismic, geological and well control databases. These survey deliverables will provide significant assistance to exploration and de-risking of prospective areas by oil companies when they become available for licensing in mid-2016, the company explained.PASA Acting Chief Executive Officer, Lindiwe Mekwe, said: “The oil industry’s funding of CGG’s early-phase exploration effort offshore South Africa is a testament to the prospectivity of the region. PASA expects that the geological insights of the West Bredasdorp and Eastern Margin areas gained from the CGG survey will attract further exploration investment and help focus explorers’ efforts.”Greg Paleolog, Senior Vice President, Multi-Physics, CGG, said: “Our multi-client South Africa project will be a great addition to our existing multi-client gravity & magnetic database that contains over 16 million line kilometers of profile data. It will result in a unique exploration dataset in an exciting frontier area about which we have, as yet, very little information regarding active petroleum systems.”
Darryl BergerThe port commissioners also serve as directors of the New Orleans Public Belt Corporation (NOPB), a Port NOLA subsidiary.Berger – founder of real estate firm The Berger Company – joined the Port NOLA and NOPB boards in February 2017. He brings a wealth of experience in real estate development and finance to the board.Tara Hernandez, the most recent past chair of both Port NOLA and the NOPB boards, will continue to serve as a commissioner until her five-year term ends in July 2021.www.portnola.com
The first case allowing vulnerable victims and witnesses to give evidence ahead of trial started last week.Pre-trial cross-examination is being tested by Crown courts in Leeds, Liverpool and Kingston upon Thames for 10 months. If it proves a success, the measure will be extended more widely.
INDIA: The foundation stone for the Medha Traction Equipment Ltd plant was laid during a ceremony in Hyderabad on March 3.The traction motor factory is being developed by a joint venture of Traktionssysteme Austria and local company Medha Servo Drives. The first motors are expected to be delivered from the plant during 2013. The Austrian company has recently won a contract to supply Polish manufacturer Solaris Bus & Coach with traction motors for the five trams ordered by the German city of Jena, and is to supply Vossloh Kiepe with traction drives for 25 Citylink NET 2012 tram-trains to be delivered to Karlsruhe.