Concerts

Five Artists Who Will Blow Your Mind at the 2017 Global Dance Festival

The Global Dance Festival took over Red Rocks July 8-10, 2016.
The Global Dance Festival took over Red Rocks July 8-10, 2016. Aaron Thackeray

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click to enlarge Nero heading the Safe in Sound music festival at 1STBANK Center in Broomfield. - WESTWORD
Nero heading the Safe in Sound music festival at 1STBANK Center in Broomfield.
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Global Dance Festival lists Nero as its special guest. The London trio, comprising Dan Stephens, Joe Ray and vocalist Alana Watson, has wowed audiences with two full-length studio albums and spectacular live sets. Originally formed as a drum-and-bass act, Nero quickly shifted to dubstep with mind-blowing vocals, garnering the act many awards. The group produces slower-paced dubstep backing Watson's epic vocals. In a weekend full of DJs behind decks, Nero will offer a captivating change of scenery.

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Zhu takes his music seriously. While releasing his first two EPs, he attempted to remain anonymous so that he could be judged solely on his music's quality. The verdict: Zhu deserves immense praise. Both EPs were well received and revealed a vast array of influences, from hip-hop and trap to down-tempo house and nu disco. Last summer, Zhu released his debut studio album, Generationwhy; he provides vocals for most of the songs, offering mellower and softer house tracks that contain sonic vibes akin to the Weeknd's early material.

Kaskade
After Kaskade teamed up with Deadmau5 to release "I Remember," electronic music was never the same. The song became one of the hottest progressive-house/trance tracks of the last decade. With it, Kaskade anchored his name on the marquees of famous dance clubs around the world. Being twice voted the United States' best DJ and receiving five Grammy nominations has not distracted Kaskade from dropping hit after hit. His last album, Automatic, is approaching its two-year anniversary. Automatic was a more bass-influenced album, but still features the airy female vocals that recall Kaskade's trance roots.

Global Dance Festival, July 21-22, Mile High Stadium, 1701 Bryant Street. Buy your tickets online.
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