We had the good fortune of connecting with Kali Catalonia and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kali, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
My thought behind being behind my own art and music is that in this day and age everything from the ground up, such as distribution and promotion can be done without any outside help, and thus it ends up being cheaper in the long run. I have always been a fan of the DIY work ethic.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I am big on Japanese influences, as well as surrealism as far as from a visual perspective. Musically, I am drawn toward deep house and lo fi house, progressive break beat, and all genres of rap and hiphop.
Challenges are part of all creative endeavors. If you aren’t challenged, your expanses will be limited. Its been a challenge navigating the personalities and egos of the Denver rave scene, but after a lot of hard work and patience, I am finally getting the hang of it and getting recognition.
I would just want to say, Be a good person. Life is short and karma is truth!
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I would highly recommend the Sugar Cube, Black Box, and all the little independent and underground EDM shows.
The mountains aren’t the only thing Denver has going for it.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to give a big shoutout to all the independent DJs who have given me a lot of know how and opportunities. Shout out to AOTA, KmanBeatz, Ishbeats, DJ official, BG, Detøx, Tim Dugan, and anyone who has been along for all my creative growth.