FRI | RYAN CROSSON at NORAD | 3/28/14 Ryan Crosson exemplifies techno at its finest, whether your measuring stick is based on the heyday of Detroit techno or on the sub-genre's modern-day residency in Berlin. Crosson made a name for himself in both cities; after sharpening his needles alongside art ... More >>
It is Texas time in Denver. All we'd need is the Geto Boys and Gary Clark Jr. to hit the spectrum of Lone Star exports: St. Vincent brings her shock of white hair to town tomorrow, the Toadies' Rubberneck victory lap hits Englewood and songwriting genius Joy Ely makes the Soiled Dove the perfect pla ... More >>
Eats Everything, the DJ formerly known as Daniel Pearce, has blown up over the past couple of years, getting signed to the dirtybird label and releasing track after track of dance-floor hits (including a brand-new US mix). In advance of his show at Beta this Saturday night, we caught up with Pearce ... More >>
GLOBAL DUB FESTIVAL @ RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE | FRI, 5/17/13 The music of Excision (due at Red Rocks this weekend with Flux Pavilion, Zomboy, Dirtyphonics and Designer Drugs) is a fitting soundtrack to the desolate, gritty, apocalyptic landscape of a future ruled by homicidal machines. His tunes are ... More >>
Mike Servito is a New York-based DJ and resident of the monthly Brooklyn techno club night, the Bunker. He came of age in Detroit during the 1990s, and you can hear it in his sound, which pays a substantial debt to many of the legendary mixmasters of that era. Equally inspired by techno heroes Derri ... More >>
Amidst the crazy sea of hipsters, hippies, old folks, pre-teens and babies(!), the first weekend of Coachella was also packed with EDM revelers ready to get their fist-pumping music fix over the course of the three-day bacchanal. In fact, it seems that dance music lovers are growing in numbers, so m ... More >>
We've heard rumblings about this for the past few weeks, but now it's confirmed: Beatport is reportedly being sold to SFX Entertainment for $50 million. According to the New York Times, who broke the news last night on its Media Decoder blog, Robert F.X. Sillerman, who heads up the burgeoning EDM en ... More >>
Fans of experimental techno know that Pan-Pot is not a reference to something that comes out of a kitchen; rather, it's a German techno duo that's named for a panoramic potentiometer -- a switch that splits audio signals into left and right channels -- and has been taking the production and dance-fl ... More >>
Welcome to the weekend! Feel like dancing? You've come to the right place. Regardless of your taste, we've got your covered, whether you have the gumption to lost in a Traversable Wormhole or simply lose your inhibitions on the dancefloor at Beta with the likes of Gabriel & Dresden providing the sou ... More >>
Saturday, August 25, NORAD, 303-297-7884.
Also see: - Slide show: Electric Daisy Carnival 2012: Day One - Slide show: Electric Daisy Carnival: More From Day One - Slide show: Electric Daisy Carnival 2012: Day Two [Update at 2:48 a.m]: EDC is over for the night. Organizers are waiting for crowds to thin out before making an official announ ... More >>
Friday, October 7, Beta, 303-383-1909.
Michelle MacielRichie Hawtin.RICHIE HAWTIN at BETA | 6/30/11 The closest thing to a household name in the world of underground electronic music, Richie Hawtin has been one of techno's greatest artists, innovators and statesmen for more than two decades. Consistently recognized as one of elec ... More >>
Thursday, June 30, Beta, 303-383-1909.
To commemorate surviving yet another week on the grind, we've brought you the list of the lists for how to spend your Thursday night. Thursday, you ask? Who goes out on Thursdays? Everyone. Thursday is the new Friday, and here's what's shaking. As always, if you've got something that we misse ... More >>
Techno and craft beer go together like ... well, like nothing we've ever seen before, because oftentimes, craft-beer-lovers and lovers of electronica occupy different spheres of existence. But come September 29, the inaugural Great American Techno Festival, brainchild of local DJ/producer/man ... More >>
For the better part of the last two decades, Wally Callerio has been one of the key players in the West Coast house scene. The Los Angeles-based DJ/producer/Dufflebag Recordings label boss/house music purist performs in Denver on Friday night with Treehouse Collective DJs Brick Lee and Trav ... More >>
Saturday, January 8, Casselman's Bar & Venue, 720-242-8923.
Have you heard the good/great news? Legendary punk band Fugazi is opening the vaults and releasing recordings of pretty much every live show the band has ever played. As a group with a reputation for incredible live shows who doesn't do a lot of touring these days, that's great news for fans ... More >>
Global Dance Festival 2009 (Official Video)Monolith may get more press, but of the summer's Red Rocks festivals, Global Dance Festival is not only bigger and more well-established, it's also a better place to see lots of gorgeous, half-naked women (see the video embedded above, which may be NSFW de ... More >>
pilfered from myspace David Guetta November 20, 2008 Beta David Guetta is popular. Of the many DJs I’ve seen at Beta, I think tonight was the most crowded, with the possible exceptions of Danny Tenaglia and maybe Richie Hawtin, which were close. It was so crowded I was constantly being walke ... More >>
What you missed while you were telling Philip Rivers to shove it ... Thursday: Yes, we started early here at Westword.com, with Richie Hawtin's DJ set at Beta Nightclub. Cory Casciato reviewed the show, and Uriah West took pictures of the DJ and his fans. Saturday: Yeah, we missed Friday, becaus ... More >>
Richie Hawtin September 11, 2008 Beta Better than: anything else you can do with your body besides sex. There are no words. Reviewing a DJ performance is difficult, at best. There aren’t exactly “songs” to point out, and even if I could catalog every track played, it wouldn’t mean anything ... More >>
Step into style. May the blogs be with you. Just in time for a soggy Friday, The Cat's Pajamas delivers Susan Froyd's guide to the most fetching boots to wear in the rain. Meanwhile, Cafe Society previews a Saturday event at Seven Cups -- and the Candy Girls sample Satellite Wafers. These sweets ... More >>
Take my picture and I will bust your ass Here's a handy compendium of all the great content you missed this week on Backbeat Online while you were busy pondering why Kanye West hates having his picture taken so badly he decided to bust up $10,000 worth of camera gear and get himself arrested. Reall ... More >>
The Roland TR-808 Drum Machine is a legendary piece of musical gear, instrumental in the formation of several styles of music including rap and techno. It’s best known for its impossibly low, deep kick, snappy snare and obnoxious cowbell sounds, but all of its sounds are near iconic. Ironically, t ... More >>
Mother Earth Sound System Bleep! Party
Celebrities spotted in this tent. Our Denver contingent arrived at the Coachella campgrounds Thursday night to set up; we quickly became known as the "Denverites who came with the Hawaiians." The entire festival was amazing, but here are some of the highlights: Friday: Brother Ali, Digitalism, To ... More >>
Top 10 DJ Mixes of 2006.
The year in review.
DJ John Acquaviva
Thursday, June 2, the Church, 303-832-3528.
Beatport.com turns the tables on the art of deejaying.
Friday, May 28, Two AM, 303-830-9324
Closer (m-nus records)
Perry Farrell wants to turn your frown upside down.
Come on, get Closer
Contrary to popular belief, there's more than one Josh Wink.