Big Ups With Neon Brown

Name, Location, What You Do:

Neon Brown
Denver, CO
Producer/Composer

Influences:
Smokey Robinson, H.B. Barnum, Patrick Adams, Kashif, D Train, Jay Dee, DJ Premier, Pete Rock, Roy Ayers, Sly Stone.

Favorite Records at the moment:
I’ve been feeling the new Madlib, Chris Swansen, Mad Honey, MF DOOM, Slum Village Fantastic Vol. 2, and a bunch of Brazilian psych.

Best Digging Story. 
When I lived in Brooklyn, NY, I was broke. Like dead broke. Like should I eat or buy a record? Can’t have both. That kind of broke. So I’d mainly shop at 6th Ave Record Shop in Park Slope, BK because that was the come-up spot.

I always wanted to go to Manhattan and dig at A-1, Academy, etc. but never had the $ for it. One day, I decided to throw caution to the wind and go to A-1 in hopes that they slashed all prices. Everything free! I found like 20 records from my list but of course, I couldn’t afford any of them. I left, head down like Charlie Brown.

About three blocks away from A-1 was a dude selling random shit. Laid out on this rug on the sidewalk was The Silver Apples self-titled album, the $ soundtrack composed by Quincy Jones, and Kool & The Gang Live at P.J.’s. Dude asked for $20 for all three. Made my day.

Favorite Mix and Why. Any Genre, Any DJ.
For the past 6 years, it’s been J Rocc Live at the Sex-Machine. I put that mix (CD) in the car when my girlfriend and I moved from East Bay to Denver. It’s been there ever since.

LP, 12”, or 7” format?
12″ for disco boogie sets, 7″ for soul sets.

Junk Food You Can’t Live Without
Red Vines.

Most Memorable Gig Played: 
Before COVID hit, me and my dude Chris (Red C) were doing this monthly called Pantones. It’s an all-vinyl, boogie, funk, disco night. We strictly play back-to-back, one record each. Chris always has the heat and he keeps me on my toes. Finding that perfect record to mix into a record you don’t own or have never heard can be challenging, but that’s why it’s fun. We had some really great nights at that party.

Record That Never Leaves Your Record Box or record you just go back to all the time.

Ned Doheny “To Prove My Love”
The Superlatives “I Don’t Know How”

Shout Outs, Last Remarks, and Gig/ Release info:

Big thank you to DJ Prestige for having me be a part of Big Ups. Much appreciated my man!
I wanna give a big shout out to my lovely lady Chelsea, my fam-a-lam, and all my friends. I love ya’ll!
Big up my guy Deca. We’re working on a new album at the moment. Be sure to check-in for updates.
To all the funky people that support my ventures, thank you! Can’t do it without you.
You can check out my music at iamneonbrown.bandcamp.com
Lots of good stuff there. Much more to come. 

Dig Deeper!

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