The ten best EDM shows in Denver this April
V.I.V.E.K. laying it down at the Sub.mission 5-year anniversary
SUB.MISSION ANNIVESARY @ BOPPO! | SAT, 4/6/13 Sub.mission knows dubstep, and to mark another year of its devotion to the true sound, Nicole Cacciavillano and her crew are hosting a real U.K. underground-style throwdown with V.I.V.E.K., who performed at last year's party. He's set to perform alongside the entire roster of Sub.mission residents, who will rotating throughout the night with Kaiju and Grimblee.
PHUTUREPRIMITIVE @ SUMMIT MUSIC HALL | FRI, 4/26/13 With samples eclectic as heavy metal guitar riffs delicately layered over a multitude of synthesized sounds, Phutureprimitive takes the show from a head-banging level quickly to a subtle wave of trance with a simple flip on the midi controllers. Take a journey into space with Phuture, along with an impressive cast of supporting acts, Ill-esha and Unlimited Aspect (Unlimited Gravity + Project Aspect.)
RANDOM RAB / BLUETECH @ CERVANTES' | FRI, 4/5/13 If getting lost in a sea of trance-inducing beats and out-of-this-world mixing is what you crave, look no further than Random Rab and Bluetech. Random Rab is proof that auditory stimulation in a large room full of dancing people can evoke emotion like no other, while Bluetech has been creating music for over a decade that challenges listeners to think outside the box and work towards changing the world as a whole. It's a musical pairing of monumental talent you won't want to miss.
DJ BL3ND @ THE CHURCH | FRI, 4/5/13 Starting out on the West Coast passing out mixtapes, DJ BL3ND quickly caught the ears of clubbers who sought out the most epic parties to get down to. Sporting his mohawked half-face-covering mask, BL3ND now reaches followers all over the world by speaking the universal language: party music.
THE POLISH AMBASSADOR @ CERVANTES' | SAT, 4/6/13 Weaving hip-hop and soul into his productions, the Polish Ambassador is staying ahead of the curve in a genre that is evolving faster than the BPMs of the music. Constantly pushing his sound to new levels, he approaches his productions with a seemingly boundless creative energy. The Polish Ambassador returns to Denver with a new album that underscores his readiness to experiment and fearlessly take on new challenges.
FEDDE LE GRAND @ BETA | THURS, 4/11/13 With dubstep taking over the airwaves in America, house producer Fedde le Grand has remained true to his original influences while also incorporating elements of electro, trance, house and dubstep. Taking creative liberties with modern remixes, he distorts the tracks in the perfect places, flipping the choicest cuts from the hottest rising acts from around the globe.RUSKO @ OGDEN THEATRE | FRI & SAT, 4/12-4/13
Branching off into the world of hip-hop with a collaborative project with Cypress Hill, Rusko is still the force to be reckoned with when it comes to bass-heavy music. The smooth mixing of the U.K.-based dubstep producer, combined with the massive show he brings, always leaves fans in a sweaty pile clothes and grinning from ear to ear, and when he returns to Denver for two-nights, you can expect a similar outcome.
MORD FUSTANG @ BETA | SAT, 4/20/13 Mord Fustang has carved out his niche with remixes of popular American Top 40 songs. Earning a nod last year as Beatport's breakthrough artist of the year, Mord Fustang has steadily released a growing catalog of electro-house bangers that explore the depths of the genre with a modern microscope. Signed to Germany's Plasmapool imprint, Mord Fustang recently dropped a complex, multi-layered track called "Taito" that would be equally as potent whether played at the largest massives or rocking the smallest dance floor.
MAYA JANE COLES @ NORAD | SAT, 4/20/13 Named Producer of the Year in 2011 by DJ Mag, Maya Jane Coles has firmly staked her place in a male-dominated world of EDM. Taking the genre one step further by drawing on contemporary music mixed with her affinity for classic jazz drum lines, she brings an eclectically chilled-out element to the burgeoning dance music scene. Delivering sexy mix downs, Maya Jane Coles has a knack for seducing the ears while simultaneously coaxing the body to get lost in the music.
CMKY Festival @ BOULDER MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART | 4/25-4/28 Communikey Music Festival in Boulder, Colorado, has become the premier source for the evolving electronic music world since its inception in in 2007. Hosting acts from all the over the world, the festival highlights how artists are changing the way we experience music with visual and aural stimulation. This year's event will draw on acts from across the globe and offer a screening of Resident Advisor's Real Scenes, which is a documentary about the different EDM scenes from around the world.