There's no excuse to skip the party this June.
There's no excuse to skip the party this June.
Miles Chrisinger

Twelve Wildest EDM Nights in Denver in June

We may be weeks away from summer, but concert season is in full swing, the clubs are getting hotter, and Denver's EDM scene is exploding. This month, look to these nights to dance in the summer with some of the best the electronic-music world has to offer.

Borgore and fans at the Ogden Theatre.EXPAND
Borgore and fans at the Ogden Theatre.
Borgore

Foam Wonderland: Climax Tour
Borgore and Party Favor
Saturday, June 3

National Western Complex
Known for having more butts than an ashtray at his shows, Borgore will headline Foam Wonderland at the National Western Complex, where the crowd will party in suds. Soap will surely be in order. Borgore is known for captioning his Instagram pics with choice phrases like "The face ur dick makes when u put on a condom" and writing lyrics for his face-melting dubstep like "Good head is the only way to fix my anxiety."

Destructo
Destructo
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Destructo
Saturday, June 3
Beta Nightclub

Bass drops used to be Destructo's bread and butter; however, the dubstep DJ has started producing slightly calmer tracks. On his newest album, he showcases hot rappers including Pusha T, ILoveMakonnen, E-40, Too $hort and Ty Dolla $ign. Look for Destructo to mix hip-hop and electronic music in his Saturday night set.

Samantha Vogol sings to the beats of Marian Hill.
Samantha Vogol sings to the beats of Marian Hill.
Marian Hill Facebook

Marian Hill
Saturday, June 3
Ogden Theatre

Marian Hill was one of the biggest breakout groups of 2016. The band spent a few years supporting artists and playing early slots at music festivals across the country. But since the outfit's smash hit "Down" was included in an Apple commercial, the act has stepped into the limelight. Marian Hill chops and loops vocal samples to build beats that are paired with Samantha Vogol's singing and sax playing to create an intoxicating blend of fresh dance music.

Miike Snow
Miike Snow
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Miike Snow
Tuesday, June 6
Black Sheep

After a three-year absence from touring and recording, Miike Snow is back with new material. While the group mostly produces electronic recordings, Miike Snow disdains using laptops during live sets. Instead, the act plays as a conventional band that includes a Swedish-constructed instrument dubbed "T=the Blob." Miike Snow will play the Black Sheep in Colorado Springs the night before it opens for Phoenix at Red Rocks (Wednesday,June 7).

Noisia
Noisia
Noisia Facebook

Bass Rising
Noisia & Dubloadz
Thursday, June 8

Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom
Two bass-strong acts from different genres bring heavy music to Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom. The Dutch trio Noisia, which mostly plays drum-and-bass, works across electronic genres and with multiple labels. The group will be joined by Dubloadz, which produces head-pounding dubstep with bass elements.

The Crystal Method
The Crystal Method
The Crystal Method Facebook

The Crystal Method
Saturday, June 10

Beta Nightclub
The Crystal Method has always been America's answer to the big-beat movement. The act's essential ’90s breaks paired with short vocal samples have been used in commercials, movies and video games for two decades. Give "Name of the Game" a listen, then head over to Beta, because the Crystal Method is callin' all freaks now.

Read on for more of Denver's best EDM nights.

Marshmello
Marshmello
Miles Chrisinger

Trapfest
Marshmello
Sunday, June 11

Red Rocks Amphitheatre
The anonymous Marshmello is coming to Red Rocks with his trippy visuals for the sold-out Trapfest. Marshmello follows in the footsteps of Deadmau5 and Daft Punk. The DJ's style can vary from pop dance and progressive house to bass music. Be sure to catch the opener, the rising Jai Wolf, who has remixed some of the biggest names in the electronic world since the success of his unique single "Indian Summer."

Mat Zo
Mat Zo
Mat Zo Facebook

Mat Zo
Friday, June 16

Beta Nightclub
Will a genre-swapping set at Beta be a success for the grammy-nominated Ajunabeats DJ Mat Zo? With forty EPs under his belt, the British trance artist is trying his hand at drum-and-bass. Zo has remixed the likes of Elton John, Radiohead and U2 into trance, and will likely turn pop hits into drum-and-bass bangers.

Gramatik at Red Rocks.
Gramatik at Red Rocks.
Tom Murphy

Gramatik
Saturday, June 17

Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Gramatik incorporates hip-hop, funk and electronic music into jam sets, much like Colorado natives and favorites Big Gigantic. He offers up a patterned quilt of music with underlying bass rhythms that keep crowds moving for hours. Paired with unique on-screen visuals, Gramatik's sounds are a favorite for Red Rocks ravers.

Sam Feldt
Sam Feldt
Sam Feldt Facebook

Sam Feldt
Thursday, June 22

Beta Nightclub
Since Sam Feltd released his own version of the ’90s big-room dance ear worm "Show Me Love" (which charted in ten countries), he's churned out more tropical, vocal-heavy tracks to feed fans' appetites. The Dutch DJ falls on the lighter side of house music with sunny, down-tempo tracks like the aptly named "Summer on You." The only way this Beta set could be better is if it were by the beach.

RL Grime vs. Baauer.
RL Grime vs. Baauer.
Miles Chrisinger

Baauer
Friday, June 23

Beta Nightclub
Yeah, we know. It's almost impossible to talk about Baauer without somebody saying: "Oh, the guy who did 'Harlem Shake'?" But the DJ behind the viral dance craze came out with his first studio album a whole four years after he had every office jumping to that song. And if you like trap and bass music, he's good – really good. He's honed his production skills working with industry heavyweights like the Gorillaz and Nero. Don't bother making a video of you and your friends at this show; you'll be too busy head-banging.

Andrew W.K.EXPAND
Andrew W.K.
Andrew W.K

Andrew W.K. (DJ set)
Friday, June 23
Bar Standard

Party wizard Andrew W.K. will step behind the decks for a Wednesday night DJ set at the small Bar Standard. He plays everything from hard rock to vintage rap. Bar Standard will get wild fast, so take a sick day on Thursday.

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