The best EDM in Denver this weekend
Catch Reid Speed tonight at Beta with Bolivan Marching Affair and Dirt Monkey.
Congratulations! You've officially survived the holidays, including a Monday-night edition of New Year's Eve. If you're fully recovered and preparing for another weekend of getting down, you've come to the right place. We've got a full rundown of the best EDM in store for you this weekend in Denver. The lineup should help you ease into the new year with Reid Speed augmenting a number of local options that are bound to do the trick. Keep reading to see what's on this weekend's Dance Card.
REID SPEED @ BETA | FRI, 1/4 Dubstep got a serious makeover when Reid Speed laid her hands on the genre. Blending elements of punk, garage and gangster rap into her dubstep mixes, Speed crafts sets that can jump all over the place tempo-wise, seamlessly segueing into each other with delicately placed transitional breakdowns. No artist is safe from her reach, which demonstrates a willingness to experiment with new sounds, skillful genre merging and exquisite remixing capabilities. If you fancy the lower end of things, Speed brings the bass and is not afraid to push the power of the 808. As she strives to propel EDM to the next level, this bombshell brings a New York flair and unmatched veracity to the speaker boxes. Catch her tonight at Beta with the Bolivian Marching Affair and local support by Dirt Monkey (in the Beatport Lounge, P.U.N.C.H.I.S. hosts DJ LoBoT, Sergei Loginov and Shea Delany who are offering up some underground techno). (9 p.m., 18+, $5-$15) -- Britt Chester
Narky Stares mixes things up at the Mercury tomorrow
If you're craving some daytime yoga with live tunes, DJ Narky Stares will be mixing things up at a Showga class (show + yoga) at the Mercury Cafe on Saturday morning, so stop by and stretch out. (10:30 a.m., all ages, donation-based)
NORAD hosts an impromptu dance party on Saturday night with Hollagramz, London Dungeon, Alex of Mancub, Mike Dee(z) and Collin McKenna, so come heat up that dancefloor if you're feeling frisky! (9 p.m., 21+, no cover)
Looking for a bass fix on Saturday? Head to Cervantes' to see Killagraham, Diamond Pistols, Dub GMC and Mr. Peebs dropping plenty of wobble and whomp to go around, and then some. (8 p.m., all ages, $20)
Cognition + T-Rav join Marshall Monica and Sergio Santana at Beta on Saturday night, pumping out tunes for your dancing pleasure. (9 p.m., 18+, $10)
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