The best EDM in Denver this weekend

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DJ TENNIS @ NORAD | SAT, 7/13/13 Like much of the electronic world's cream of the crop these days, DJ Tennis lives in Berlin, but he grew up in New Jersey and moved to Italy to play semi-professional tennis (hence the moniker), where he threw parties at his tennis club before switching his focus to the music. DJ Tennis creates minimal techno landscapes layered with hidden complexities through which his audience moves on the dancefloor.

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These days, when he's not creating his own tracks or mixing sets, he's working to sign new talent for Life and Death, the label he founded with Greg Oreck of Thugfucker. DJ Tennis makes his Denver debut this Saturday, July 13, for a day party at NORAD with Moth, Matt Tolfrey, Laura Jones and stefanb. (2 p.m., 21+, $10).

AC SLATER @ BETA | SAT, 7/13/13 With ongoing success through various music outlets like Beatport and Hype Machine, AC Slater has developed a rabid fan base that's always ready to party when he gets behind the decks. His electro-dubstep tracks bang like a herd of elephants tap dancing on a kick drum, and with proper audio control, the frequencies will make it impossible to not absolutely lose your shit on the dance floor. Cognition + T-Rav and Jontron will open things up for the dancefloor master at Beta. (9 p.m., 18+, $10) -- Britt Chester


Two of the hottest names on the Pretty Lights Music imprint, Eliot Lipp and SuperVision are steadily climbing the ranks. Lipp is gaining notice with spot-on production and a live show that offers fluid beats and on-the-fly MOOG synthesizing, while SuperVision delivers a modern take on dance music with strong roots in hip-hop and liberal use of glitched-out synths. (8 p.m., 18+, $10) -- Chester

RIVERBEATS III @ MISHAWAKA AMPHITHEATRE | FRI 7/12/13 & SAT 7/13/13 In its third year, Riverbeats returns to Mishawaka Amphitheatre with a stacked lineup of local and national acts to performing at the creekside venue, including Half Color (Michal Menert and Paul Basic), Two Fresh, Samples, David Starfire, Knight Riderz, Ill Mannered, Sir Charles, SuperDre and Ana Sia, among others. (6:30 p.m., 16+, $20-$35) -- Chester


DJ Slink takes over the main floor at Beta with Coult-45 and Dayquill. Meanwhile, P.U.N.C.H.I.S. presents Buffete and André Orcutt bringing the underground techno sound upstairs. (9 p.m., 18+, $5 and up)

Good Night Keaton will make a rare (and no doubt phenomenal) appearance courtesy of Denver Disco at Bar Standard, so start getting pumped! (9 p.m., 21+, $5-$10)


Billy Caldwell and Greg Eversoul rock out the Beauty Bar with the kind of house music to make you move all night long. (10 p.m., 21+, $5)

Need some bass for your face? Bass Face 4.0 can take care of that. DJ Curious, EvilBot, X-Static, Drask, TekNikol and Hazy Meadow will be throwing it down at the Funky Buddha. In the upstairs lounge, Zeke Noeval, Seth Nichols and Kevin Callison bring smooth, sexy house music to the masses. (8 p.m., 21+, no cover)

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