Optycnerd & Play Pat Join Forces For 'Nonfiction' EP

By: Norman Hittle

Denver’s latest collaboration EP Nonfiction brings OptycNerd and Play Pat together with four tracks that are certain to get some winter dance parties grooving. Check it out:

OptycNerd is an electronic hip-hop/pop duo based in Denver. After meeting at a party and realizing they both had the same first name, Chris Kimmel and Chris Scott knew immediately that they had to form a group. Over the past few years, the Chris' have been crafting their sound and building up their body of work, including their released December 3rd single “Apollo” which is currently in the top 10 running for 93.3 KTCL’s Hometown for the Holidays - and you can vote on until December 12th!

Play Pat is an indie hip-hop artist with a great deal of work under his belt, including his most recent November 2017 release “Uber to Space”. Although he seems to keep his personal information under the radar, Play Pat has a solid SoundCloud following, including multiple tracks with over 10k+ plays- no small feat!

Optycnerd with Play Pat.

Optycnerd with Play Pat.

With their Nonfiction collaboration, both artists bring a solid hip-hop/rap effort to the table, featuring sounds reminiscent to Disclosure, Macklemore, and even nods to artists like Kendrick Lamar on their track “Photoshoot”. Yet, this isn’t the first collaboration these artists have had together, and likely it won’t be their last. Back in September, they combined their powers for the first time on the single “PM AM,” a far more pop/hip-hop oriented track.

Keep up with both acts via their social media, and keep an ear out for more material to be released. These guys are serious about content creation, so if you like what you hear, keep checking back!


All photos, videos, and embedded tracks per the artists featured and those credited. This feature was edited for brevity and clarity by BolderBeat.

Colorado Hip-Hop Culture Taking Over Boulder House This Friday

By: Hannah Oreskovich

After Trev Rich’s recent Denver performance, it’s clear that Colorado hip-hop culture is thriving. This Friday, March 31st, the takeover continues with a slew of talented Colorado performers spittin’ for you live at Boulder House. The event, put on by Black Nation Management and The Denver Clone Store, will have you bumpin’ all night while sippin’ specials from Snova Vodka.

Watch AP’s official video for “Dead Weight”:

Denver’s Anthony Porch, better known as AP, who you may remember from Trev Rich’s Ogden show, will share Friday’s stage with Reve Kallel and Dylan Montayne. This will be a big show for AP since he just announced last week he’s on the verge of releasing some dope new music. Dee Langston, Looney Ando, Boulder’s DJ JaryMane, and Boulder’s DJ David Devine are also on the bill, rounding out the night with bangin’ beats.

Check out DJ JaryMane’s “Still Life”:

We were told to expect “a bevy of rhymes, progressive beats, and dynamic performances,” so don’t miss out on this event! We’re giving away four tickets on our Instagram, so roll there for your chance to win! Full event info and tickets here.


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All photos, videos, and embedded tracks per the artists featured and those credited. This feature was edited for brevity and clarity by BolderBeat.