The best EDM in Denver this weekend
Some musicians are such activists for the artistic community in their neck of the woods that their names become part and parcel of the scene in that particular place -- and that's exactly what Rob Paine has done in Philadelphia. His early exposure to reggae and dub sounds contributed to his unique sound, which takes the deep, soulful nature of dubinspired music and fuses it with the faster pace and more synthetic tunes of house and techno...and Paine's been making those connections since well before "dub" became an electronic music buzzword. He's the mastermind behind Worship Recordings, and not only can he spin a set that will captivate a dance floor for hours, but he also produces most of the work that comes out of the Worship house.
Denver Disco resident DJ Falcon Punch -- or Avery Henderson, as he's known to his family back home in Minnesota -- recently moved to Boulder from Los Angeles. After graduating from Occidental College, where he majored in sociology and minored in music, he took a job at an ad agency in Boulder and immediately tuned into the local music scene. Through a friend, he found the Denver Disco thread, submitted some music and earned a spot in the crew. Combining his fluency in bass, guitar and piano, Falcon Punch is reviving the funk and disco movements by inserting a modern, upbeat tempo into the flavors that founded the best dance-music era of them all. (9 p.m., 21+, $5-$10) -- Britt Chester
FRIDAY, JANUARY 31
Anna Lunoe is at HOME at NORAD with Sam Warren and Rose Hips. (9 p.m., 21+, $8)
Dirtyphonics joins Jakes on the main floor at Beta with support by Subliminal for an evening of bass. (9 p.m., 18+, $10)
UNDERGROUND at Milk presents Maya Amack with Seth Nichols and Kevin Callison. (9 p.m., 21+)
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1
The Blend is teaming up with 5 and Dime to bring Atish to Denver alongside Sami T for what's bound to be a memorable night of dancefloor magic at the Meadowlark. (9 p.m., 21+, $10)
Z-Trip does his mash-up mastery at Beta with support by Goldenchyld. (9 p.m., 18+, $20)
Butane takes over NORAD for a Denver Winter Showcase pre-party; get heated up in style. (9 p.m., 21+, $5 and up)
Louiseahhh! joines Bones and Action52 on the Vinyl floors for some house stylings. (9 p.m., 18+, $5-$20)
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