The weekend's best dance music: Trick or Bass, Guy Gerber, Peaches, Sonic Blossom and more
Catch DJ Ishe with KDrew and Dirtmonkey tonight at Hot 107's Trick or Bass at the Gothic Theatre.
DJ Ishe (aka Nate Lappegaard) has been making music longer than most of his fans have been alive. Nearing his two-decade mark as a DJ, Ishe is one of the underdog producers in Denver who's helped propel the dubstep scene, and he's done so by keeping true to himself and true to his music. Catch the local dubstep powerhouse tonight at Hot 107.1's Trick Or Bass at the Gothic Theatre with KDrew and Dirtmonkey, and keep reading for more on your weekend's best dance music, including Guy Gerber, Peaches, Up Until Now and much more.
Guy Gerber does things his own way. When he released a Fabric album earlier this year, instead of mixing popular or up-and-coming tunes from other artists, he created sixteen of his own tracks to weave into a set. The Israel native was on his country's national under-sixteen soccer team as a youth, but the game couldn't compete with the appeal Gerber found in acts like My Bloody Valentine and Joy Division; even now, his soaring synth lines, techy beats and gorgeous instrumentals (some of which are played by Gerber himself) are introspective and shoegaze-touched. He plays the bass guitar on his latest release, "Steady," dropped just this month, and he's currently collaborating with P. Diddy on an underground project titled 11:11. Catch him at Beta on Saturday, October 13, fresh from a hot summer in Europe.
Making its third Denver appearance this year, Up Until Now, the livetronic offspring of Jay Murphy, is returning for Euphonic Conceptions' semi-annual Sonic Blossom festival, with support from Jay's brother David Murphy of Sound Tribe Sector 9 and Jon "The Barber" Gutwillig of the Disco Biscuits. Blending reggae, electronic, hip-hop and other worldly genres, Up Until Now delivers a show that can go in any direction -- and with the addition of Murph and Barber's heavy musical muscle, this performance should be dripping with live jamming.
No one knows how to push buttons quite like Peaches. Whether she's writing and directing her own autobiographical musical or organizing a Free Pussy Riot campaign, this electro-punk (aka Merrill Nisker) is always a few steps ahead of even the most radical of sex-positive visionaries.
Keep reading for more of the weekend's best dance bets
Catch WhiteNoize tonight at Satori.
Eden and WhiteNoize (out of San Francisco) headline the brand-new dance hotspot Satori tonight; disco attire is encouraged, so come raise the roof at Denver's freshest club. (9 p.m., 21+, $10)
J:Kenzo and Geno Cochino bring the bass to Beta tonight, courtesy of Sub.mission, and Subliminal supports; in the Beatport Lounge, Attentat, Steofan, Seth Nichols and Kevin Callison will get down with the underground techno goodies. (9 p.m., 18+, $5-$15)
A warehouse party at a to-be-named location will feature underground house superstar Clive, all the way from London to play for the masses; Princess JITTS, Greg Eversoul and Future Flash are also in the mix. Visit www.rooflessentertainment.com for information. (10 p.m., 21+, $20)
House Revival returns to the Funky Buddha on Saturday night; Brett Starr, Brandon Bass and Johnny Nova will spin records in-the-round for your all-night dancing pleasure. (9 p.m., 21+, free)
Compiled and written by Amber Taufen with contributions from Josiah Hesse and Britt Chester.
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