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Best DIY Record Label 2024


"We chose Unit-E Records, champions of the growing art community, as Denver's Best DIY Venue back in 2012, when it was just a rented-out space in the Art District on Santa Fe. It was the best place to go during First Friday Art Walks, because you always knew there would be art worth seeing and music worth hearing. Now, over a decade later, that DIY ethos is being channeled into a record label designed to provide opportunities for local artists and encourage supporters through its record subscription program. The label might be relatively new, but it's already started bolstering its roster with rising stars such as Cherokee Social and Machete Mouth alongside Denver mainstays RAREBYRD$ and Wheelchair Sports Camp, among others."

-Westword, Denver's Alternative Weekly


Best DIY Venue 2012


"[Unit E] has since grown into the kind of place where underground bands of all stripes play alongside art shows, all reflecting the good and wide-ranging tastes of its curators. The clean, intimate venue bridges the gap between a warehouse space and smaller bars. You might not always know what you're in for when you go there, but it will always be worth your while."

-Westword, Denver's Alternative Weekly

Best New DIY Venue Letter of Recognition
Annie Geimer

"Unit E opened my eyes to all types of ways an arts organization can function. How it becomes a hub, a home, a safe space for people from all walks of life. They fostered a space of acceptance, of support, of community. Unit E laid the foundation for my career today. I am now a full time arts facilitator and I owe a lot to the Unit E family for helping me develop my interest and define my understanding of the community."


-Annie Geimer, Director of Special Projects and Curator at Meow Wolf, Curator at Denver Theatre District, Co-founder of Weird Touch

Best New Hip Hop Showcase Letter of Reco
Bree Davies, photo by Chris Nicholson 20

Delivering on the group's mission to bring art together with punk, hip-hop, noise, folk, funk and everything in between in an all-ages environment, Unit E hosts some of the most diverse local shows around… Unit E continues to serve the Santa Fe Arts District as a place where kids can see local and national touring bands in the midst of Denver's burgeoning art scene.

-Bree Davies, Host of City Cast Denver

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