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“I want Space Junk to be about pushing the limits. I want to do things people have never seen at an Electronica show before. I want to haul a 50ft-tall rig that looks like a sattelite fell out of the sky onto my stage. I want to show people the beauty and horror and vastness of space in my music. I want people to experience arcadia; I want to push my own boundaries as an artist and a showman. People will feel the power of space, they’re gonna come back like they just went on a personal space odyssey. ”
Dane Shigley and Josh Katz are the architects of the SPACE JUNK music project.
“It’s centered around a seamlessly programmed DJ set coupled with Josh’s stellar skills on the drums. The set represents a pretty wide cross-section of our favorite selections in electronic, hip-hop, rock, and dance music. Our shows are packed with tons of energy, but can also phase through spacey groove sections, psychedelia, techno. I like to bring any genre I can to the equation, as long as our set has that futuristic ‘space junk’ sound.”
Having DJ’d for a majority of his life, Shigley has garnered a knack for song-selection and a keen ear for mixing: “I’ve been DJing for years, since middle school where I held a semester-long residency as the weekly lunchtime DJ. I did a couple of other charity events and friend’s birthday parties throughout high school and the beginning of college. Then I started getting some gigs at bigger and bigger house parties, then at bars, and then it kind of went from there.” His talents as a musician and as an artist may also be due to his other experiences in stage performance: “I played bass guitar in a rock band in high school, I must have drove my parents crazy. I also took a bunch of acting and video production classes.
Josh is also an experienced musician, having played drums since the tender age of 5; “I got my first drumset when I was 5 and I mostly jammed out in my basement to bands like Blink 182 and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. I played a couple of talent shows throughout middle school and practiced with some buddies in my first years of college, but Space Junk has really been my greatest opportunity to jam out in front of a live crowd. So far, it’s been nothing but awesome.”
Shigley is a current student of Environmental Design (Architecture) and Katz is a Graduate of Integrative Physiology from the University of Colorado at Boulder. They like spending most of their free time socializing, exploring Boulder and Denver, religiously attending concerts, and generally having a good time. All the rest of the time, however, they obsessively devotes to their highly technical, electronic, musical craft; SPACE JUNK.