Talk about a ridiculous amount of international talent in one place at one time! This weekend, Denver is hosting Matthew Dear, Donato Dozzy and Pete Tong, plus Sonic Blossom at Cervantes' and much, much more. Here's what's on our dance card:
At Beta tonight, P.U.N.C.H.I.S. presents Diizel, Angel Castro, Jeff Bartosik and Jens Irish in the Beatport Lounge; dubstep king Bare will headline the main floor, with support from Dodger and Coult45. (9 p.m., 18+, $10)
Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom presents the first night of Sonic Blossom tonight, featuring live art and musical performances by eclectic electronica artists Phadroid, Octopus Nebula, Bird of Prey, Kaminanda, Govinda, Jantsen, Marley Carroll, Shiba and the Human Experience. (8 p.m., all ages, $25, $40-$45 for two-day pass)
It's Global Friday again at the Church. Hycloud, Skye, Floorbangers, Twenty42 and Phunke Elements will hold down the main floor, plus Klutch Beat Bootique in the mashup basement and Peter Elzi in the Retro Room. (8 p.m., 18+, ladies 21+ get in free all night)
Electronic music doesn't get much bigger than Pete Tong; the dude's spent twenty years on BBC's Radio 1, held down residencies in Ibiza and Vegas, and just re-launched his Warner Bros. record label this year; catch him at Beta on Saturday night with Dragon and Cognition + T-Rav, plus Awesome Factory in the lounge. (9 p.m., 18+, $15)
If underground's more your style, Italian Donato Dozzy will be laying down a once-in-a-lifetime set at the Werkz on Saturday, presented by AAMP and MESS. This will be a memorable musical trip not to be missed! (10 p.m., 21+, $15 before 11 p.m., $20 after)
At the Beauty Bar on Saturday, Greg Eversoul and Hipp-E, two of Denver's electronic-music pioneers, will play till the house lights come up, with support from Bones. (10 p.m., 21+, $3 before midnight, $5 after)
In2Deep's Elevate Patio Sessions are bringing in Spettro on Saturday at the Funky Buddha; the house DJ and producer has had quite a summer of remixes, and he'll be supported by Joey M and Swank. (9 p.m., no cover)
Cervantes' is bringing back Sonic Blossom for a second night on Saturday, and it'll be a bass-heavy, glitchy night with Kraddy, Random Rab, Karsh Kale, Phadroid, Jamie Janover, Eminence Ensemble, Project Aspect, Samples, Papa Skunk and Dayquill. (8 p.m., all ages, $25, $40-$45 for two-day pass)
Not dark enough for you? This Saturday at Milk, Mike Rich will be rolling out the best 80's and 90's in the Milk Bar while Roland rocks out in the jazz room with the best goth, industrial and dark wave you've never heard. (9 p.m., 21+, free before 10 p.m., $5 after)
Vinyl presents celebrity DJ Heavygrinder on Saturday; the L.A.-based beauty has spun sets all over the planet, and we're sure Denver will come out in force to check out her tunes. (9 p.m., 18+, $8 in advance, $15 day of show)
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