The best EDM in Denver this weekend: Diplo, Terry Mullan, RJD2, Moguai and more
Diplo hosts the Winter On the Rocks afterparty at the Gothic tonight.
Well, look at that: Once again, you made it to the weekend, and that kind of hard work and dedication deserves to be rewarded. Why not treat yourself to some tunes and a little healthy insanity unleashed on the dancefloor? After all, when Monday comes around, you'll be glad you made the decision to just freaking go for it, all-out, balls-to-the-wall -- it'll give you something to daydream about once you're back to the same-old same-old. And (as always) we've got quite the selection of entertainment for your dancing pleasure, including Diplo, Terry Mullan, RJD2, Moguai and much more, everything from throwback disco house to whomp-heavy dubstep. Want to know what else is on our Dance Card this weekend? Keep reading.
There's only one person on the planet who's mastered the special fusion of jacking acid house, funky bass lines and precise mixing techniques that made Terry Mullan famous -- and that's Mullan himself. A product of the Chicago house explosion that rocked the Midwest in the '80s and '90s, Mullan melded turntablism with house music in ways that no one had ever heard before. As the world of electronic music has expanded and morphed, so have Mullan's abilities to spin sets for masses of dancers in prestigious clubs all over the planet. In addition, he's managed to stay relevant while remaining faithful to the underlying soulful, hip-bumping element that classifies the Chicago house sound. The man's technique and selection are world-renowned, and he'll no doubt showcase both at NORAD on Saturday with LL Bishop, Haroun Omar and Dagan. In the loft, catch a Yuma Records release party with Bruni & Danielle, Amber Cox and Oona Dahl. (9 p.m., 21+, $5 and up)
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1
Shake things up at the after-party for Icelantic at the Gothic Theatre, featuring Diplo, Walshy Fire, Trini Chris, Luck & Lana and DJ Nykon -- who'll no doubt be mixing up all kinds of goodies for your dancing pleasure. (11:30 p.m., 18+, $25-$30)
Helicopter Showdown joins Lumonix and Dodger on the main floor at Beta tonight with bass-heavy tunes; in the Beatport Lounge, those who prefer to revel in underground techno will find the UNstructured Sounds showcase with Hilary Warner, Renato Lopez and Chris Mitchell. (9 p.m., 18+, $10-$15)
Head to NORAD for Coven, an all-female-artist night featuring Amanda Jones, Starr and Slave1 playing electro, industrial, darkwave, witch house, dark indie, nuwave and all that good stuff. (10 p.m., 21+, $5-$8)
Denver Disco presents Need + Necessity, Falcon Punch and Charles B with funky, fresh house beats landing at Bar Standard tonight. (9 p.m., 21+, $3-$5)
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2
Moguai takes over the Beta sound system with Cognition + T-Rav and Marshall Monica on Saturday night; lace up those dancing shoes tight because it's going to be quite a journey! (9 p.m., 18+, $10)
Super Vision and Paul Basic will be getting down at the Bluebird Theater on Saturday night with OG Status and Jay Fresh. We don't know what will happen, but we do know there will be bass and drums galore. (9 p.m., 16+, $16-$20)
Greg Eversoul offers up a Passport to the World of House Music on Saturday night at the Funky Buddha with resident first-Saturday Passport hosts Fiat Luxx and Aneliz. (8 p.m., 21+, no cover)
Get to Opal on Saturday night for the Dirty Funk Squad with special guest Shaggz offering up everything from trip-hop to deep house -- as long as it's got soul. (9 p.m., no cover)
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