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AM/FM BY CHRIS LIEBING

Chris Liebing is a Techno pioneer, DJ, producer, radio host and the driving force behind CLR. He has been one of the first DJs who fully embraced the digital age of music and since then he has never stopped working on his DJ and production setup to find the most direct and dynamic form of sonic expression. For 2015 he and his growing team of like-minded artists are looking forward to a variety of exiting events and residencies worldwide.

Show Episodes

1) am/fm | 108

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 15:48:16 +0200
This week´s AMFM is the second hour of my 3h set that I played at Underground in Liverpool on Friday, March 17th. The club is called Underground, since.. well it is kind of in the basement. A great location with a proper sound system is sometimes all you need. There is not really much to say about that gig other than it was loads of fun and the vibe was great. Sometimes there is just not much more to it, just enjoying playing the music. So I do hope you can enjoy listening to it now :) Looking forward to be back … next week you will find the third and final hour of the set.

2) am/fm | 065

Mon, 06 Jun 2016 11:38:18 +0200
This week´s AM/FM is the recording of the first hour of my set on the Main Stage at Movement Detroit on Monday May 30th. I travelled to Detroit already on that Sunday straight from London and what a blast I had, hanging out on that festival that day without having to play. As I wasn’t aware of the full line up this year (sometimes I just don’t know… and been less online lately), I was very pleasantly surprised by all the people I ran into and got to hang out. Already checking in at the hotel met my good friend and amazing musician Guti, who invited me to the first beer and from that moment on it was all fun and games till late night/morning. Amongst having great times with Dubfire, Joseph Capriati, Moderat, Adam Beyer, Ellen Alien, Heidi, Hito, Tiga, Loco Dice, Matador and many more, I finally got to meet legendary DJ Pierre for the first time ever (some of you might have seen that moment during my set when he came on stage), who influences me till today with his wild pitch style since the early 90’s. Drinking tequila and having fun with Dave Smith and his lovely wife at his booth in the backstage also wasn’t helping to stay sober. So the Sunday already had set the mood for the Monday, which turned out to be equally exciting. I played right after John Digweed, starting before sunset and ended my set in darkness. Playing this Main Stage around this time is really something else, besides the great crowd, having these GM buildings in the background really constantly reminds you of that special place you are at. One of the birthplaces of Techno (as I believe there are many on the planet). What an honor to be there and play after all these years. Big thanks, of course next to everyone I met and saw, goes out to the Paxahau Crew who organize that whole thing. I know these guys since many years, they booked me to Detroit already over 15 years ago, when I slept in their basement (back then called the Paxahau Hotel). We have come a long way since then and they are still fully in there with their heart and passion. It is getting better year after year. Hope you enjoy the set as much as I did playing it….

3) am/fm | 068

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 10:48:13 +0200
This week´s AM/FM is the second hour of a 4h Collabs live set, that Speedy J and myself played on June 3rd at the Weather Festival in Paris. I got to know Jochem Paap from Rotterdam aka Speedy J first time back in 2000 when I asked him to remix a track for me. Back then he has already been a legend for all of us, with his outstanding knowledge and ability of making amazing electronic music. Just check out his discography and it'll blow your mind. So after he agreed to do a remix for me, he also performed one of his super-energetic live sets at a monthly night I ran in a club in Frankfurt called the U60311. We started to be more in touch, and one time in Frankurt, when he played a live set before me and was just about to finish, I kind of started to mix into the end of his live act, which encouraged him to not stop and play along. As much as I remember we continued like this for about half an hour, and looking back, this was kind of our first Collabs set ever. From this moment on we started to do this more and more and also started thinking about some sort of new setup that would give us more potential to recreate music live together. At that time we kind of morphed my DJ set up with his live setup. When we were about to start our first little Collabs tour, which happened to be in Australia, we spend a whole night in an apartment in Melbourne, the day before the gig, trying to find the best way to connect all of our equipment. Since both of us worked with kind of the latest hardware and software provided by Native Instruments and Ableton back in the days, all this was quite adventurous, and looking back we learned a lot by doing this. Our individual setups today are essentially the follow-ups of these early developments. Working closely with Allen & Heath as well as Native Instruments during that time really started to push the limits of what we can do. I do remember our first "official" Collabs gig in Melbourne was quite fun and interesting... and also very sweaty and rock and roll. Maybe someone who was there back then reads this now, if so please report in the comments ;) I think that was around 2003 or 2004. Around 2005 we started working on an album, which was released in 2006 on Nova Mute. It is called Metalism, for those who might wanna check it out. 10 years ago, things were a little faster. Working together with Speedy J in his studio was an amazing journey for me, not only that I got to spend loads of time in Rotterdam, I also learned so much from him… and still do. After 2008/09 we played less Collabs gigs and concentrated more on our own brands. Jochem started his very innovative and successful label and party series Electric Deluxe. We still play Collabs shows, but only about 2-3 selected ones per year. Funny is that we have the feeling that our gigs get a better flow every time we play. Last year´s Awakenings Festival was definitely in our top 3 gigs ever. Keep an eye out on Electric Deluxe, `cause that set might be published there soon too. More Collabs gigs are in the planning, and who knows, maybe one day we sneak back into the studio and do a follow up to Metalism…. until then, I hope you enjoy these 4 Collabs episodes on AM/FM.

4) am/fm | 111

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:31:46 +0200
This week´s AMFM is the second hour of my five hours set that I played at blockclubtlv in Tel Aviv on March 30th. I had never been to this club before, but heard many good things about it, especially about the owner´s passion about the sound system. Actually part of the reason why I had never played there before was, that the club had an installed special mixer, that every DJ had to use. At that time I was using the XONE 92 from Allen & Heath and since I view my setup as some kind of instrument in which the mixer is a vital component, playing on a different type of mixer was always out of the question for me. That changed with the playdifferently Model 1 Mixer, as this is now the only other mixer that the owner of Block would allow to be used on his sound system. You just gotta love such passionate people. There are quite a few club owners out there who are proud of their sound systems, but rarely all the talk really lives up to the reality (ok, I admit, I am very picky with sound systems). Not so in Tel Aviv, the sound in the whole club, not only on the main dance floor, was really amazing. But more important for me (selfish DJ that I am), the monitor system in the booth was one of the most detailed and crisp sounding one I have ever played on. And I have played on a few. Did I mention that not only the sound system at Block is one of its kind, also the design of the club… and what’s even more important, the whole crew is super nice too. Consequently the DJing is a lot more fun and you can go a lot deeper into sound, which made me end up playing for 5h. And that was a great ride. I wanna thank you all in Tel Aviv again for that great night. I hope you enjoy the recording. Comments are always welcome!

5) am/fm | 058

Mon, 18 Apr 2016 10:19:57 +0200
This week´s set is the second hour of 4 hours that I played at one of the most prolific, relevant and fun clubs in Italy (which basically means in the world, as Italy is the country with the biggest history of clubs, or as I like to say with an over 2000 years long history of running events and parties). Il Muretto is in Jesolo, near Venice and every time it is quite an experience to be there, not to mention to play there. This date was not any different, or wait, somehow it was, as I felt that in all the years that I played there, I seem to get to know the club better and better, and that leads to an even more intense experience every time. This was maybe the biggest night I played there yet and I am happy to realize that I continue to say that after each gig at Il Muretto. Maybe this time it was due to the fact I had a 6h tattoo session the day before or because it was Easter Sunday and my 4th gig in a row after coming back to Europe from Miami and LA?! No matter what made it so amazing again, I can only say Grazie Mille over and over again for those good times in Italy! Hope you enjoy these 4h.

6) am/fm | 107

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:19:40 +0200
This week´s AMFM is the first hour of my 3h set that I played at Underground in Liverpool on Friday, March 17th. The club is called Underground, since.. well it is kind of in the basement. A great location with a proper sound system is sometimes all you need. There is not really much to say about that gig other than it was loads of fun and the vibe was great. Sometimes there is just not much more to it, just enjoying playing the music. So I do hope you can enjoy listening to it now :) Looking forward to be back … next week you will find the next hour.

7) am/fm | 067

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 10:59:41 +0200
This week´s AM/FM is the first hour of a 4h Collabs live set, that Speedy J and myself played on June 3rd at the Weather Festival in Paris. I got to know Jochem Paap from Rotterdam aka Speedy J first time back in 2000 when I asked him to remix a track for me. Back then he has already been a legend for all of us, with his outstanding knowledge and ability of making amazing electronic music. Just check out his discography and it'll blow your mind. So after he agreed to do a remix for me, he also performed one of his super-energetic live sets at a monthly night I ran in a club in Frankfurt called the U60311. We started to be more in touch, and one time in Frankurt, when he played a live set before me and was just about to finish, I kind of started to mix into the end of his live act, which encouraged him to not stop and play along. As much as I remember we continued like this for about half an hour, and looking back, this was kind of our first Collabs set ever. From this moment on we started to do this more and more and also started thinking about some sort of new setup that would give us more potential to recreate music live together. At that time we kind of morphed my DJ set up with his live setup. When we were about to start our first little Collabs tour, which happened to be in Australia, we spend a whole night in an apartment in Melbourne, the day before the gig, trying to find the best way to connect all of our equipment. Since both of us worked with kind of the latest hardware and software provided by Native Instruments and Ableton back in the days, all this was quite adventurous, and looking back we learned a lot by doing this. Our individual setups today are essentially the follow-ups of these early developments. Working closely with Allen & Heath as well as Native Instruments during that time really started to push the limits of what we can do. I do remember our first "official" Collabs gig in Melbourne was quite fun and interesting... and also very sweaty and rock and roll. Maybe someone who was there back then reads this now, if so please report in the comments ;) I think that was around 2003 or 2004. Around 2005 we started working on an album, which was released in 2006 on Nova Mute. It is called Metalism, for those who might wanna check it out. 10 years ago, things were a little faster. Working together with Speedy J in his studio was an amazing journey for me, not only that I got to spend loads of time in Rotterdam, I also learned so much from him… and still do. After 2008/09 we played less Collabs gigs and concentrated more on our own brands. Jochem started his very innovative and successful label and party series Electric Deluxe. We still play Collabs shows, but only about 2-3 selected ones per year. Funny is that we have the feeling that our gigs get a better flow every time we play. Last year´s Awakenings Festival was definitely in our top 3 gigs ever. Keep an eye out on Electric Deluxe, `cause that set might be published there soon too. More Collabs gigs are in the planning, and who knows, maybe one day we sneak back into the studio and do a follow up to Metalism…. until then, I hope you enjoy these 4 Collabs episodes on AM/FM.

8) am/fm | 110

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 14:07:17 +0200
Hello everyone, I am traveling and have not been able to write a proper set report. I will tell you all about this recording next week. Until then I wish you a great time and hope you enjoy the first hour of this five hours long set, which I played at The Block in Tel Aviv at the end of March.

9) am/fm | 106

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:59:30 +0100
This week´s AMFM show is the last hour and 45 minutes of my set that I played in Teramo Italy at the Warehouse Alternative Club (https://www.facebook.com/warehousealternativeclub). It was the fourth gig in a row on a weekend that already started on Thursday in Moscow with a @boiler room show, that you can actually re-watch on my facebook page. Friday I headed back to Germany, to play two clubs in one night, the Bootshaus in Cologne and later the good old Butan Club in Wuppertal till early in the morning. Since travelling to Teramo is not the easiest thing (not really any major airport anywhere near), we were flying from Düsseldorf to Rome and had another 3h car ride, to finally arrive at the Warehouse on Saturday night. So kind of tired and also still jetlagged from my 3 weeks in the states before, you sometimes are not sure how a gig will turn out, but the energy in Teramo even made me play longer in the end and I had again a fantastic time in one of my favorite countries ever. I hope you enjoy listening to the set as much as I had fun playing it. Now you could also put all four parts into a playlist and listen to the whole thing with seamless transitions. Thanks to the best fans in the world, you always push me to give it all…

10) am/fm | 109

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 13:51:46 +0200
This week´s AMFM is the third and last hour of my 3h set that I played at @Underground in Liverpool on Friday, March 17th. The club is called Underground, since.. well it is kind of in the basement. A great location with a proper sound system is sometimes all you need. There is not really much to say about that gig other than it was loads of fun and the vibe was great. Sometimes there is just not much more to it, just enjoying playing the music. So I do hope you can enjoy listening to it now :) Looking forward to be back with a new show next week … and now that you have all the three parts of this gig, you could also put them together into a playlist and listen to the whole set with seamless transitions.

11) am/fm | 066

Mon, 13 Jun 2016 09:46:37 +0200
This week´s AM/FM is the recording of the second and last hour of my set on the Main Stage at Movement Detroit on Monday May 30th. I travelled to Detroit already on that Sunday straight from London and what a blast I had, hanging out on that festival that day without having to play. As I wasn’t aware of the full line up this year (sometimes I just don’t know…and been less online lately), I was very pleasantly surprised by all the people I ran into and got to hang out. Already checking in at the hotel met my good friend and amazing musician Guti, who invited me to the first beer and from that moment on it was all fun and games till late night/morning. Amongst having great times with Dubfire, Joseph Capriati, Moderat, Adam Beyer, Ellen Alien, Heidi, Hito, Tiga, Loco Dice, Matador and many more, I finally got to meet legendary DJ Pierre for the first time ever (some of you might have seen that moment during my set when he came on stage), who influences me till today with his wild pitch style since the early 90’s. Drinking tequila and having fun with Dave Smith and his lovely wife at his booth in the backstage also wasn’t helping to stay sober. So the Sunday already had set the mood for the Monday, which turned out to be equally exciting. I played right after John Digweed, starting before sunset and ended my set in darkness. Playing this Main Stage around this time is really something else, besides the great crowd, having these GM buildings in the background really constantly reminds you of that special place you are at. One of the birthplaces of Techno (as I believe there are many on the planet). What an honor to be there and play after all these years. Big thanks, of course next to everyone I met and saw, goes out to the Paxahau Crew who organize that whole thing. I know these guys since many years, they booked me to Detroit already over 15 years ago, when I slept in their basement (back then called the Paxahau Hotel). We have come a long way since then and they are still fully in there with their heart and passion. It is getting better year after year. Hope you enjoy the set as much as I did playing it….

12) am/fm | 107

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:32:03 +0200
This week´s AMFM show is the third hour of my set that I played in Teramo Italy at the Warehouse Alternative Club (https://www.facebook.com/warehousealternativeclub). It was the fourth gig in a row on a weekend that already started on Thursday in Moscow with a Boiler room show, that you can actually re-watch on my facebook page. Friday I headed back to Germany, to play two clubs in one night, the Bootshaus in Cologne and later the good old Butan Club in Wuppertal till early in the morning. Since travelling to Teramo is not the easiest thing (not really any major airport anywhere near), we were flying from Düsseldorf to Rome and had another 3h car ride, to finally arrive at the Warehouse on Saturday night. So kind of tired and also still jetlagged from my 3 weeks in the states before, you sometimes are not sure how a gig will turn out, but the energy in Teramo even made me play longer in the end and I had again a fantastic time in one of my favorite countries ever. I hope you enjoy listening to the set as much as I had fun playing it. Thanks to the best fans in the world, you always push me to give it all…

13) am/fm | 065

Tue, 07 Jun 2016 11:24:39 +0200
This week´s AM/FM is the recording of the first hour of my set on the Main Stage at Movement Electronic Music Festival (OFFICIAL) on Monday May 30th. I travelled to Detroit already on that Sunday straight from London and what a blast I had, hanging out on that festival that day without having to play. As I wasn’t aware of the full line up this year (sometimes I just don’t know… and been less online lately), I was very pleasantly surprised by all the people I ran into and got to hang out. Already checking in at the hotel met my good friend and amazing musician Guti, who invited me to the first beer and from that moment on it was all fun and games till late night/morning. Amongst having great times with Dubfire, Joseph Capriati, Moderat, Adam Beyer, Ellen Allien, Heidi, Hito, Tiga, LOCO DICE, Matador and many more, I finally got to meet legendary DJ Pierre for the first time ever (some of you might have seen that moment during my set when he came on stage), who influences me till today with his wild pitch style since the early 90’s. Drinking tequila and having fun with Dave Smith Instruments and his lovely wife at his booth in the backstage also wasn’t helping to stay sober. So the Sunday already had set the mood for the Monday, which turned out to be equally exciting. I played right after John Digweed, starting before sunset and ended my set in darkness. Playing this Main Stage around this time is really something else, besides the great crowd, having these GM buildings in the background really constantly reminds you of that special place you are at. One of the birthplaces of Techno (as I believe there are many on the planet). What an honor to be there and play after all these years. Big thanks, of course next to everyone I met and saw, goes out to the Paxahau Crew who organize that whole thing. I know these guys since many years, they booked me to Detroit already over 15 years ago, when I slept in their basement (back then called the Paxahau Hotel). We have come a long way since then and they are still fully in there with their heart and passion. It is getting better year after year. Hope you enjoy the set as much as I did playing it….

14) am/fm | 105

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 10:57:55 +0100
This week´s AMFM show is the third hour of my set that I played in Teramo Italy at the Warehouse Alternative Club (https://www.facebook.com/warehousealternativeclub). It was the fourth gig in a row on a weekend that already started on Thursday in Moscow with a Boiler room show, that you can actually re-watch on my facebook page. Friday I headed back to Germany, to play two clubs in one night, the Bootshaus in Cologne and later the good old Butan Club in Wuppertal till early in the morning. Since travelling to Teramo is not the easiest thing (not really any major airport anywhere near), we were flying from Düsseldorf to Rome and had another 3h car ride, to finally arrive at the Warehouse on Saturday night. So kind of tired and also still jetlagged from my 3 weeks in the states before, you sometimes are not sure how a gig will turn out, but the energy in Teramo even made me play longer in the end and I had again a fantastic time in one of my favorite countries ever. I hope you enjoy listening to the set as much as I had fun playing it. Thanks to the best fans in the world, you always push me to give it all…

15) am/fm | 104

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 10:44:28 +0100
This week´s AMFM show is the second hour of my set that I played in Teramo Italy at the Warehouse Alternative Club (https://www.facebook.com/warehousealternativeclub). It was the fourth gig in a row on a weekend that already started on Thursday in Moscow with a Boiler room show, that you can actually re-watch on my facebook page. Friday I headed back to Germany, to play two clubs in one night, the Bootshaus in Cologne and later the good old Butan Club in Wuppertal till early in the morning. Since travelling to Teramo is not the easiest thing (not really any major airport anywhere near), we were flying from Düsseldorf to Rome and had another 3h car ride, to finally arrive at the Warehouse on Saturday night. So kind of tired and also still jetlagged from my 3 weeks in the states before, you sometimes are not sure how a gig will turn out, but the energy in Teramo even made me play longer in the end and I had again a fantastic time in one of my favorite countries ever. I hope you enjoy listening to the set as much as I had fun playing it. Thanks to the best fans in the world, you always push me to give it all…

16) am/fm | 103

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 10:34:50 +0100
This week´s AMFM show is the first hour of my set that I played in Teramo Italy at the Warehouse Alternative Club (https://www.facebook.com/warehousealternativeclub). It was the fourth gig in a row on a weekend that already started on Thursday in Moscow with a Boiler room show, that you can actually re-watch on my facebook page. Friday I headed back to Germany, to play two clubs in one night, the Bootshaus in Cologne and later the good old Butan Club in Wuppertal till early in the morning. Since travelling to Teramo is not the easiest thing (not really any major airport anywhere near), we were flying from Düsseldorf to Rome and had another 3h car ride, to finally arrive at the Warehouse on Saturday night. So kind of tired and also still jetlagged from my 3 weeks in the states before, you sometimes are not sure how a gig will turn out, but the energy in Teramo even made me play longer in the end and I had again a fantastic time in one of my favorite countries ever. I hope you enjoy listening to the set as much as I had fun playing it. Thanks to the best fans in the world, you always push me to give it all…

17) am/fm | 102

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:57:10 +0100
This week´s AMFM is the third hour of my set that I played at Beta Nightclub in Denver Colorado on Sunday, January 22nd. It was my first US weekend in 2017 and that Friday night I played at the new Schimanski club in Brooklyn. For those who don’t know, the club is named after a famous German TV character, a police detective who was always known for his rough and rebellious style. It was quite a night in that way as well. Without much sleep I flew to Montreal, where I played Igloo Fest on Saturday night, closing the main stage around midnight. What a festival. An Open Air in the middle of the Canadian winter. Then catching the only direct flight to Denver at 7 in the morning. We started to feel the lack of sleep a little by then. So after a good bit of sleep we arrived at @Beta around 9:30. The Sundays there are quite special, due to the fact that you have quite a dedicated crowd of people who come out for an early night. The plan was to play till midnight, but we ended up extending it 2h longer. I thought no one minded. So for an early Sunday evening, it turned out to be quite a ride. So much energy in that room, I somehow ended up playing some new stuff mixed up with my personal old favs from last year and before. No rules, even quite rebellious at times ;) Well let´s have a listen. I hope you enjoy these four hours of Denver.

18) am/fm | 101

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 10:47:35 +0100
This week´s AMFM is the third hour of my set that I played at Beta Nightclub in Denver Colorado on Sunday, January 22nd. It was my first US weekend in 2017 and that Friday night I played at the new Schimanski club in Brooklyn. For those who don’t know, the club is named after a famous German TV character, a police detective who was always known for his rough and rebellious style. It was quite a night in that way as well. Without much sleep I flew to Montreal, where I played Igloo Fest on Saturday night, closing the main stage around midnight. What a festival. An Open Air in the middle of the Canadian winter. Then catching the only direct flight to Denver at 7 in the morning. We started to feel the lack of sleep a little by then. So after a good bit of sleep we arrived at @Beta around 9:30. The Sundays there are quite special, due to the fact that you have quite a dedicated crowd of people who come out for an early night. The plan was to play till midnight, but we ended up extending it 2h longer. I thought no one minded. So for an early Sunday evening, it turned out to be quite a ride. So much energy in that room, I somehow ended up playing some new stuff mixed up with my personal old favs from last year and before. No rules, even quite rebellious at times ;) Well let´s have a listen. I hope you enjoy these four hours of Denver.

19) am/fm | 100

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 11:28:17 +0100
This week´s AMFM is the second hour of my set that I played at Beta Nightclub in Denver Colorado on Sunday, January 22nd. It was my first US weekend in 2017 and that Friday night I played at the new Schimanski club in Brooklyn. For those who don’t know, the club is named after a famous German TV character, a police detective who was always known for his rough and rebellious style. It was quite a night in that way as well. Without much sleep I flew to Montreal, where I played Igloo Fest on Saturday night, closing the main stage around midnight. What a festival. An Open Air in the middle of the Canadian winter. Then catching the only direct flight to Denver at 7 in the morning. We started to feel the lack of sleep a little by then. So after a good bit of sleep we arrived at Beta around 9:30. The Sundays there are quite special, due to the fact that you have quite a dedicated crowd of people who come out for an early night. The plan was to play till midnight, but we ended up extending it 2h longer. I thought no one minded. So for an early Sunday evening, it turned out to be quite a ride. So much energy in that room, I somehow ended up playing some new stuff mixed up with my personal old favs from last year and before. No rules, even quite rebellious at times ;) Well let´s have a listen. I hope you enjoy these four hours of Denver.

20) am/fm | 099

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 11:07:57 +0100
This week´s AMFM is the first hour of my set that I played at Beta Nightclub in Denver Colorado on Sunday, January 22nd. It was my first US weekend in 2017 and that Friday night I played at the new Schimanski club in Brooklyn. For those who don’t know, the club is named after a famous German TV character, a police detective who was always known for his rough and rebellious style. It was quite a night in that way as well. Without much sleep I flew to Montreal, where I played Igloo Fest on Saturday night, closing the main stage around midnight. What a festival. An Open Air in the middle of the Canadian winter. Then catching the only direct flight to Denver at 7 in the morning. We started to feel the lack of sleep a little by then. So after a good bit of sleep we arrived at @Beta around 9:30. The Sundays there are quite special, due to the fact that you have a dedicated crowd of people who come out for an early night. The plan was to play till midnight, but we ended up extending it 2h longer. I thought no one minded. So for an early Sunday evening, it turned out to be quite a ride. So much energy in that room, I somehow ended up playing some new stuff mixed up with my personal old favs from last year and before. No rules, even quite rebellious at times ;) Well let´s have a listen. I hope you enjoy these four hours of Denver.