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Weekend's best dance music: Savoy and Lotus at Red Rocks, K.atou, Whomp Truck and more

Weekend's best dance music: Savoy and Lotus at Red Rocks, K.atou, Whomp Truck and more

Feel like getting down with your bad self this weekend? Good. As always, you've come to exactly the right place. We've got the drop on the, ahem, drop. Eclectic sounds of all genres of EDM take over the airwaves this weekend. Whether you feel like getting your groove on at the club or dancing the night away under the stars at Red Rocks with Savoy, Krewella, Lotus, Eoto and more, this weekend's Dance Card is full with just about every flavor of dance music available. Page down for the weekend's best dance bets.

See also: - The ladies of Krewella on seeing a sea of dudes singing along to female vocals - Under the electronic exterior of Savoy beats the heart of rock and roll - Q&A with Jesse Miller of Lotus

The scene from Savoy's show at the Fillmore on 11/11/11.
Chip Kalback

Red Rocks Amphitheatre has a big weekend of dance music with Savoy starting things off on Friday night. Supported by Krewella, Dirty South, SOFI, Heather Bright, Dirt Monkey, Lt. Dan and Robotic Pirate Monkey, the rocks will find themselves yet again painted with glow sticks and neon, as well as whatever insanely appealing light show that Savoy brings. Known for its heavy laser show, which Red Rocks has been no stranger to this summer, the fame-by-way-of-Boulder electronic trio will paint the night sky. (6 p.m., all-ages, $50)

For the second consecutive night of electronic Red Rocks nights, Lotus comes on their headlining tour through the best venue in the world. Backed by Eoto, the live-tronic duo who plays a completely unrehearsed set of house, dubstep, electro and anything under the umbrella of EDM, as well as Emancipator, this night will certainly be one that fans won't forget. (6 p.m., $50 on TicketMaster, $40 at box office)

A pre-party for the Lotus show is going down on Saturday at the Grassroots California flagship store at 2209 Larimer Street. Catch the sounds of Freddy Todd, as well as your weekend double dose of Fisk (who also happens to be releasing his custom GRC hat at this party) starting at 4:20 p.m. with free beer and free BBQ. The pre-party ends at 7:10 p.m. with a party bus driving people to Red Rocks.

Keep reading for more of this weekend's best dance bets.

 

Catch K.atou two times this weekend.
Catch K.atou two times this weekend.

On Friday night, Seven Lions and DJG bring the bass to Beta tonight; Dayquill will open things up for the dubstep impresarios, while P.U.N.C.H.I.S. heats things up in the Beatport Lounge with Martinez, Sergei Loginov vs. Shea Delany and Jens Irish. (9 p.m., 18+, $10)

NORAD hosts Black Tokyo, DJ Skunk, LoveJoy, Mike & Rena D, Dr. Turbo, Andrew Kevins, Steofan, Beekay and Steve Mangleson on Friday night for an underground extravaganza of sound. (9 p.m., 21+)

First Friday's down in the Santa Fe strip of art district always know how to party by extending a special invitation from the Whomp Truck Crew. This week, Unlimited Gravity, Fisk, NoahDeep and Lukos take over the bass-in-a-box-delivery vehicle, and will be parked in the lot behind Santa Fe Tavern at 13th and Santa Fe. It's free to dance, though donations are welcomed, and you must be 21+ to drink inside the Tavern. Meanwhile, Infinite Monkey Theorem has a new home; come help Ejay, Sami T and Jerome Baker welcome them into their digs on First Friday. (5 p.m., 21+, family friendly)

AA brings another pair of DJs to the city for the first time ever on Saturday night: Slow Hands and K.atou, two turntable heavyweights who are bringing their world-famous tunes to this city. Visit the event Facebook page to learn where this slamming good time will take place. K.atou returns on Sunday with Joey M and Doc Noe at NORAD; come chill on the patio and wind down the weekend in style. (3 p.m., 21+, no cover)

Open goes down up in Leadville with a killer lineup: A*Naut, Nommo, Brett Starr, Tom Schoppet, Airyck Sterrett, Car0, Johnny Nova, the Beat Culture, DubOCyde and Poppa Smurph. Keep your eye on the event Facebook page for details. House Revival returns to the Funky Buddha for another Saturday; this round, Self Inflicted and Louis Marr join Brett Starr for an in-the-round rotation of sound. (9 p.m., 21+, no cover)

Ravers in Wonderland, which has still yet to announce a venue for its four stages and insane laser show, will be going down on Saturday night somewhere in Wheat Ridge. Boasting an impressive list of local acts, as well as headliner Anthony Mayer, the lineup looks good, but the lack of venue still has us puzzled. (8 p.m., $5 + service fees)

Otto Knows puts the fun in Funhouse Saturdays at Beta along with Dragon and Tommy Michael; get your dance on. (9 p.m., 18+, $10)




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