The best EDM in Denver this weekend
SAT | MIM0SA at FILLMORE AUDITORIUM | 12/14/13 There is no doubt about it: MiM0SA is trill as fuck. Bringing a gangsta attitude to dance music, maestro Tigran Mimosa weaves in and out of his own original cuts, while dripping heavy bass onto some hardcore rap. His studio tracks ooze with glitch, and border over-production, but when he steps behind the decks, it's all party and bass. Buckle up, or knuckle up: It's going down at the Fillmore.
SAT | GEORGE FITZGERALD at NORAD | 12/14/13 Germany might have a lock on the techno scene these days, but when it comes to cutting-edge house music, the U.K. has the clear advantage. Just named one of the top fifty DJs in the world by Resident Advisor, George FitzGerald is one of the fastest-rising names in EDM, and his phenomenal house blends of garage, drum-and-bass, techno and dubstep are igniting dance floors all over the planet. FitzGerald's vivid soundscapes are alternately dreamlike and sassy, and his precision in the studio has garnered the attention of such labels as Hotflush and Aus, which he works with when he's not putting out music on his own ManMakeMusic imprint.
FRI | HEROES X VILLAINS at BETA NIGHTCLUB | 12/13/13 Trap music has been gaining popularity in the dance scene, and the Atlanta-based duo Heroes X Villains (Daniel Disaster and Pete Heartless) isn't just sitting idly by in the shadows of trends. The Diplo-endorsed act is a speaker-blasting dance party that winds its way through dubstep, trap, house music and everything in between.
SAT | DUB POLICE at OGDEN THEATRE | 12/14/13 Oh, you think know dubstep? Perhaps you've overlooked some of the legends that brought bass to the forefront of mainstream music, acts like Dub Police. Appearing here with Caspa, Trolley Snatcha, Subscape and J:Kenzo (all acts that Sub.mission Dubstep crew has brought to Denver as solo and multi-bills), Dub Police should have the Ogden Theatre rumbling. If you fancy yourself a whomp-aficionado, you'd be remiss in skipping out on this show.
SAT | PORN AND CHICKEN at CLUB VINYL | 12/14/13 Oh, you think you've been to the best dance party, but haven't been to Porn and Chicken? Well, the Chicago dance party resident DJs Dom Brown and Orville Kline will tell you a thing or two about that. Starting the wildest, and easily the most unique of its kind, dance party in a city home to some of best house music in the country, Porn and Chicken has become a household name as far as Honolulu.
FRI | THE WHITE PANDA at GOTHIC THEATRE | 12/13/13 Although this panda-mask wearing duo can throw down in its own right, it's the remixes and mash-ups that really draw you in. Mixing in everything in modern pop music, the White Panda brings a sort of early Z-Trip style of music to the table. You'll hear everything in the pair's sets, and when you think they've tapped the whole keg of tracks, they pull out a rabbit out of the hat again by dropping some Lana Del Rey on you after you just got hit with a Kendrick Lamar cut. You can't escape the party once you're in the cage with the White Panda, and you won't want to.
SAT | ORCHARD LOUNGE at CERVANTES | 12/14/13 Orchard Lounge couldn't be a more appropriate name for this house music trio. Painting a lounge picture with disco tracks, the act never produces the same the set. The three of them take turns behind the decks, and each one brings a different vibe to the table. These are DJs at the top of their game who dig deep in the crates to find the best cuts that will have you grooving nonstop all night.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13
Denver Disco presents Ableminds, Falcon Punch and Mantaray at Bar Standard (9 p.m., 21+, $6).
Viernes de Reventon at Club Vinyl with DJ Tatiana, DJ Le, DJ Javi and DJ Charly (9 p.m., 18+, $10)
Earphunk (performing as Daft Phunk) and Amerigo Gazaway at the Fox Theatre (9 p.m., all ages, $13.50-$15)
Vanilla Ace at NORAD on Friday (9 p.m., 21+, $8)
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14
Noches En La Catedral at the Church with DJ Tatiana, Star DJ Gonzo and DJ Ricky (9 p.m., 18+, $5)
Manic Focus, the Floozies and Krooked Drivers at the Fox Theatre (9 p.m., all ages, $12-$14)
Robbie Rivera at Beta with Cognition and T-Rav & Jontron (9 p.m., 18+, $10)
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