The best EDM in Denver this weekend
In just one short year, Tigran Mimosa went from bass-bombing Cervantes' and playing free shows at Boulder record stores to headlining the Fillmore. His album 58 Degrees showcases his drum-and-bass influences while hinting at his progression into a finer, more complex realm of musical composition and cross-genre remixes. A true student of the electronic era, Mimosa isn't just another whomp-stomp-wobble-repeater maestro: His tracks blend drums, bass, hip-hop, dub and downtempo into one melodic collage that will have you grooving from start to finish. Bass Science and Papa Skunk will open for this impresario. (8:30 p.m., all ages, $25) -- Britt Chester
Ideal Flow (who also goes by Peter Cliffton) was born and raised in Los Angeles, the town he currently calls home, but he also spent some time in the Mile High City, playing in a couple of bands and honing his chops before returning to the West Coast. Fans of dark, minimal techno will appreciate his sound, which is extra-gritty while retaining a deceptively simple, minimal undertone. Ideal Flow has created remixes for several labels and released his own tracks on Android Muziq, Gynoid Audio and many more. Dropping heavy bass lines with delicately syncopated rhythms and robotic synth sounds, he meshes everything together in a mechanical groove that's beyond captivating.
Catch Valentino Khan on Saturday at Beta.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 30
Get underground with Underground Friday at Milk Bar, featuring Brian Ess with residents Kevin Callison and Seth Nichols.
Alan Braxe plays at NORAD with option4, Need & Necessity and Uncle Buck for HOME Fridays. Get your dance on! (9 p.m., 21+, $10-$15)
Denver Disco brings the Soul Train Runway (co-hosted by So What!) to Bar Standard for some funky, soulful sounds. (9 p.m., 21+, no cover before 10 p.m., $5 after)
SATURDAY, AUGUST 31
Get away from it all at Pitch a Tent with Brick Lee, Dylan, Ejay, Himay, Isaac H., Jasun Lovejoy, Khalib, Miz Astrid, Rob Gray, Styles Davis, Travis Press and Uriah West in the beautiful Rockies. Attendees must RSVP to the event Facebook page or join the mailing list at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Catch Valentino Khan at Beta with Cognition + T-Rav and Tommy Michael filling the dancefloor with their superior sounds. (9 p.m., 18+, $10)
Maxxi Soundsystem takes the max sound to NORAD with option4, Keepers and Dylan Nerim for all your dancefloor needs. (9 p.m., 21+, $10-$15)
Funky Buddha hosts Bass Face 5.0 with MK Ultra and J-Double. Whomp, whomp, whomp! (8 p.m., 21+, )
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
Hit up the Bar Standard rooftop patio for some Sunday end-of-summer action with Beekay, Bones, Sergei Loginov and more. (6 p.m., 21+, no cover)
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