Higher Sound

The Higher Sound is a diverse team of experienced and creative DJs, Selectors, and Event Curators.   Our passion is music, and we provide the best music for your event!

 

We are a group of DJs from the Denver (and Boulder), Colorado area.  Most of us are not originally from Colorado, but we now call this amazing place our home.  Everyone on our team came together through spinning and playing parties, and we've all been DJ'ing along the Front Range of Colorado for over a decade.   The company was birthed after we started noticing that our friends had a tough time finding great DJs for their weddings.  After talking amongst ourselves and relaying our experiences to each other, tthe light bulb went off.   We realized we had an opportunity to provide a service.  We seized that opportunity, and The Higher Sound was born. 

 

Our is mission is to provide exceptional music for your party.  We are not traditional.  The traditional DJ is kinda boring.  We do not play the same music for every show; instead, we are constantly updating our sounds.  We are not chatty MCs who tell jokes.  We do not haul in obnoxious lighting rigs.  We do have accent lighting that we can set up…   or not.  We can play the cheesy standards if you like.  But it's not our specialty.  That being said, we are humble servants whose mission it is to take your event to the next level, we are not ego-driven; we'll play anything.  It's your party, after all.  Take a look around our website to find out more about us. 

Derek Russo

Derek Russo

Derek Russo

Obsessed with music since a wee little lad, Derek's been following the notes ever since.  He's been spinning records since 2002, and has DJ’ed hundreds of events from large wedding receptions all over, sold out clubs, art gallery openings, and even had his own radio show while living in Queenstown, New Zealand.  Derek's musical interests span the whole spectrum of recorded music, and he continues to search the globe for new and exciting sounds.  Branching out and playing all these different events has gained him the skills to exceed his clients’ expectations.  “I love to work with my clients, listening to what they want, and together creating an experience that they will never forget".

Sami

Sami's long love affair with music began in childhood, where he dabbled in piano, trumpet and guitar from his early years through high school before a pair of turntables landed in his lap in 1999.  Since then, Sami has DJed all sorts of events including weddings, radio gigs, dance parties, corporate events, yoga classes, intentional gatherings, eclectic afterhours, retreats, cocktail lounge parties and more.  Whether it's classic soul, disco and funk, 80s music, dance grooves, jazzy downtempo, chill-out and ambient yoga vibes, latin rhythms or anything in between, Sami takes pride in being a versatile DJ and music selector.  

In 2013, Sami founded Infinite Space, a chill-out, ambient, healing and yoga themed music project.  Infinite Space does events around Denver and is involved in the yoga and wellness community.   Sami is currently studying healing music as part of his private bodywork and resonance therapy practice in Denver.  

Mr. Gettdowne aka Matt Kapinus

Matt Kapinus

Matt Kapinus

Mr. Gettdowne (a.k.a. Matt Kapinus) started deejaying out of his sheer love of the music and his desire to spread it. With 40 years of music appreciation to his name, Mr. G's library spans from swing to doo-wop, from classic rock to hip-hop, and from disco to modern day sounds of house, breakbeat, and glitchfunk. Surfing the waves of various tempos, he subscribes to one simple rule- keep 'em dancing. He keeps his musical basket full of floor-burners of every genre. From teenagers to grandmas, whether it's noon or 1 in the morning, come see why everyone who has ever graced his speaker-space agrees - Mr. Gettdowne fills the place with musical love and light.  

Brandon Brown

Brandon Brown

Brandon Brown

As a DJ with over 15 years of experience playing events ranging from weddings, gallery openings, concerts, raves, radio shows, house parties, cocktail soirees, brunches, picnics, and so much more, as a curator for Boulder's world-renowned Communikey Festival since its inception in 2008, as a composer, producer, and recording engineer, Brandon Brown has devoted his life to listening - spending countless hours poring over the finest sounds the world has to offer, and listening just as attentively to the needs of clients and environments in order to imbue every experience with the perfectly sophisticated blend of tasteful intellectual form and primal dancefloor function.

DJ Segue (Brett Ericson)

With the Godfather of Soul smiling over his shoulder, DJ Segue (pronounced seg-way) lets the funk flow as he craftily mixes and blends a myriad of musical genres into a work of art, or as he refers to each of his mixes, a Soundscape. Press play on any, or all, of Segue's various "soundscapes" and allow the intoxicating vibes of his mixing style to take you on an epic sonic journey... your eardrums will be glad you did!"

DJ Segue is one of the most versatile DJ's in Colorado and beyond, with a record collection that would make the common DJ drool a little bit.  You can catch him on KGNU radio running the "Afternoon Sound Alternative" show where he has been for the last 10 years.  A DJ of many talents, Brett also runs "Reggae Bloodlines", "Dub Palace" and "Sound Lab" from time to time.  You can check him out online at www.kgnu.org for live streaming, or www.afterfm.com for archived shows.  And of course, on the Colorado airwaves, 88.5 FM in Boulder, and 1390 AM in Denver.

 

 

 

 

 

Higher Sound                                                                                 E: derek@thehighersound.com              

2207 Hooker St, Denver, CO 80211                                                    P: (303)503-3598