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Steal This Track: Churchill, the Courtesy Bandits, the Foot. and an exclusive first listen to Jonathan + BPro, remixed by Option4

Denver producer and DJ Option4
Denver producer and DJ Option4 has begun producing remixes of Denver bands. Photo by Amanda Fuller.
We weren’t happy when we heard that electro pop duo Jonathan + BPro had moved to New York City, but learning that DJ and producer Option4 (a.k.a. Brennen Bryarly of the Colorado Springs-based Jrumatic Records) has finally decided to settle down here helped us dry our tears. At the end of February, he’ll be taking over for Chase Dobson as resident DJ at Lipgloss, alongside boyhollow (a.k.a. Lipgloss co-founder Michael Trundle). Option4 first met Jonathan Nelson and Barry Billy Prohaska after the pair performed at Lipgloss. He offered to remix a song of theirs as part of his new commitment to working more with Denver-based artists.

However, thanks to Option4’s demanding travel schedule, the project took a while to come to fruition. Partly due to logistical constraints and partly to the producer’s desire to try something new, the remix of “Turn It Up” was made without Option4 ever hearing the original single. He simply built a new song, based on the vocal acapellas, but incorporating his own unique vision. The resulting banger retains Jonathan + BPro’s electro pop sensibility, but also introduces Option4’s love of tech house. This remix is bound to get some blog love in the coming days and weeks, but you can hear it first — and steal it as a high-quality 320kbps MP3! — here on Steal This Track.

If you like Steal This Track, you’re gonna love Steal This Track: a Reverb Dance Party at the Hi-Dive. We’re taking over the South Broadway indie rock institution on the last Thursday of every month with special guests, giveaways, drink specials and more. February’s guests will include John Common and Jess DeNicola (John Common and Blinding Flashes of Light), Matt Close (Achille Lauro), Andrew Novick (Warlock Pinchers, Get Your Going) and Kirk Montgomery (9News). In the later hours, DJ Savior Breath (a.k.a. Reverb’s own Eryc Eyl) turns the shindig into a pants-dropping dance party. And just like Steal This Track, it’s absolutely free. You won’t want to miss it.

Please note that downloads offered via Steal This Track are intended to whet your appetite, and are NOT CD-quality recordings. If you want those, please support the artists by buying their music and/or seeing them live.

If you’re a band or musician ready to expose your fresh sounds to the readers of Reverb, email your tracks — along with any interesting facts about them, as well as a photo or album art — to Eryc Eyl for consideration.

Eryc Eyl is a veteran music journalist, critic and Colorado native who has been neck-deep in local music for many years. Check out Steal This Track every Monday for local music you can HEAR, and the Mile High Makeout every Friday. Against his mother’s advice, Eryc has also been known to tweet. You can also follow Steal This Track on Twitter. Sorry, Mom.