New Colorado EDM from Mikey Thunder, Lotus Drops, James Egbert and Root Mass

Keep Westword Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free.

Back with another edition of In the Mix, where we spotlight new dance tracks and mixes from local producers and DJs. This week with a couple fresh remixes from some familiar faces in Denver's dance music scene, along with a couple grimy originals, one from Roots Mass, a member of the Mile High Sound Movement crew out of Fort Collins, and one from Lotus Drops, a Sub.mission resident and dubstep diva we're totally excited about. Continue on to get the drop.

See also: In the Mix archives, fresh cuts from Big Gigantic, Vinnie Maniscalco, Krooked Drivers, Paper Diamond, option4, SuperVison, Unlimited Gravity and more

Mikey Thunder - "Just a Friend" (remix) We always love a good remix, and Mikey Thunder comes correct with this updated take on Biz Markie's late-'80s comedic classic about relationships. Mikey Thunder can pretty much do no wrong when it comes to style, and it's hard not to appreciate anything he lays his hands, particularly when hip-hop is involved. So this "Just a Friend" touch-up really just whets the appetite of what's to come this year.

Lotus Drops - "We Out Here" feat. Cloud-D Lotus Drops, a Sub.mission resident, brings a heavy, dark track that allows for some of Cloud-D's production to shine through in between the grime. Having played shows all around town, Lotus Drops proves that if the gloves need to come off, she can hold her own on the decks. It will be exciting to see what else she puts out, and where else she appears.

James Egbert - "Naughty Boy Feat. Sam Smith - La La La" (remix) Why James Egbert is releasing everything through SoundCloud and not some major label is beyond us, but his latest remix just proves he's got something much bigger in the mix for the coming year. Egbert, who has graced the stage at Global Dance Festival, plus numerous other EDM-centric events around Colorado and beyond, is certainly making a name for himself in the EDM world outside of Denver.

Root Mass - "Coaxial" Staking his claim as part of the Mile High Sound Movement, Root Mass, based out of Fort Collins, fits perfectly within that family. His production is complex in the tempos, and while it feels a bit forced in the production, that only leaves room to hone his style as he progresses. "Coaxial" is a bit jumbled up, but when you see the forest through the trees, you realize how much is going into the track, as well as everything off his latest effort Street Ritual.

• BACKBEAT'S GREATEST HITS • - The fifty best rap lyrics of all time - The ten biggest concert buzzkills - Five more concert buzzkills - From Phish to Floyd, the ten best light shows

Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.