The best EDM in Denver this weekend
Claude VonStroke, founder of the illustrious Dirtybird record label, flirts with genres from all over the spectrum, nodding to hip-hop, garage and soul while infecting the dance floor with his playful, upbeat take on house. Although he's long been a presence on the festival circuit, this year was the first that Dirtybird as a label hosted stages at festivals across the country, including HARD, Electric Zoo and TomorrowWorld. Unlike many festival staples, though, VonStroke and his protégés don't play the latest tunes. They're too busy scoping out the sound of the future and sculpting it into their own creations, envisioning and creating the cutting edge of what's new in the house world. Catch Claude VonStroke at City Hall this Saturday, November 9 with J.Phlip, Oona Dahl and Kal Halax.
When not performing as a member of the Glitch Mob, Ooah (Josh Mayer) sometimes collaborates with Martin Folb in PANTyRAiD. Not firmly entrenched in a specific style of electronic music, this project seems to freely associate and appropriate sound ideas and techniques from a wide variety of sources, including dubstep and hip-hop. The resulting collage of sounds and samples may have its roots in William Burroughs's cut-up technique, using music and noises rather than literary fragments, but the ensuing imposition of rhythmic logic reveals Folb and Mayer's knack for finding fresh and fascinating connections between disparate sources. The duo's The Sauce showcases the same with a shameless yet playful use and abuse of technology to push further into the frontier of electronic music. Catch them at the Fillmore with Ana Sia, Beni Haze and Kastle. (7:30 p.m., 16+, $47 and up) -- Britt Chester
Gaining a grassroots following with his catchy dance remixes of hip-hop, classic rock and a gaggle of other genres, the Polish Ambassador following is rabid in their love for the yellow onesie rocking producer. Along with Liminus, his visual guru, the duo creates an environment of pure enjoyment in both the audio and visual realm of production by engaging the crowd with a synchronized light and sound show. Utilizing life experiences to enhance his own music, the Polish Ambassador banks on his relation to his audience's real life feelings and experiences by delivering an original set that rollercoasters from low, chilled out grooves to intense, in-your-face jams that don't solely rely on classic hooks, but also original lyrics that draw you into the moment. DJ Vadim, Wildlight, Templo and T.Wilde will open things up. (8 p.m., 16+, $20-$25) -- Britt Chester
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8
Need a bass fix? Liquid Stranger joins Fury and Coult-45 at Beta to hook you up. (9 p.m., 18+, $10)
Go deep UNDERGROUND at Milk with React, who'll be preceded by residents Kevin Callison and Seth Nichols. (9 p.m., 21+)
Business Casual Disco is at Bar Standard with Pruitt and Sam Warren -- polish those dancing shoes! (9 p.m., 21+, $5-$10)
Feeling more like a space disco? At Space Disco 2.0, you can catch captain Simon Baker with support from Ryan Rushing, Rodd Sim, DJ Janis, Miss Vibe and Lady Sage at the Fusion Factory. BYOB! (10 p.m., 21+, $10-$20)
NORAD continues to bring in quality programming with Curses and xxxy for your dancing pleasure. (9 p.m., 21+, $10-$15)
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9
Catch Tourist with option4 at NORAD for some high-quality house music at HOME. (9 p.m., 21+, $8-$10)
Head to Beauty Bar for some high-quality tunes by Chris Karns, who'll host DJs Sounds Supreme and Low Key. (9 p.m., 21+, $7)
Ty Tek joins Cognition + T-Rav and Jontron for some heavy action on the dancefloors at Beta. (9 p.m., 18+, $10)
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