The best EDM in Denver this weekend


Mark Farina plays mushroom jazz, and that's just the way it is. Seamlessly fusing funk, soul, jazz, and hip-hop into a fluid soundtrack, Farina has grown into a household name at Bar Standard where he regularly plays sets in what could be called his home away from home. Denver Disco prides itself on bringing nu-disco to the masses, but when Mark Farina gets behind the decks. disco goes rogue and turns into a nostalgic funk fest where nothing is safe from the remixing skills of one of the best in the game. Catch him with Uriah West at Bar Standard (9 p.m., 21+, $10 and up) -- Britt Chester

SAT | HUXLEY at VINYL | 3/22/14

House music can usually be identified by region, whether it's the sassy, soulful Chicago house sound that was so prevalent in the mid-'90s or the slightly slower, smoother tunes produced in San Francisco in the early '00s. Lately, the scene revolving around underground warehouse parties in the United Kingdom has produced some of the most interesting, playful house you'll ever hear. Huxley has emerged from that crowded field as perhaps its singular talent. No easy feat, that -- but Huxley has done it, releasing tracks on an enviable roster of labels (including Fear of Flying and 20:20 Vision) and establishing himself as a master of bass-heavy melodic music. His style is fast-paced and eclectic; he pulls samples from a variety of sources and blends them together beautifully, creating a quixotic patchwork sound that hangs together like it was made to be played that way. (9 p.m., 18+, $5-$20)


Soul Clap headlines HOME at NORAD with Keepers and Uncle Buck also in attendance. (9 p.m., 21+, $10-$15)

Beta hosts Funtcase with Fury and Subliminal for some Friday night bass flavorings. (9 p.m., 18+, $10)


Thomas Gold takes over the main floor at Beta with Cognition + T-Rav and Jaceo + Vedic. (9 p.m., 18+, $20)

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Amber Taufen has been writing about people, places and things in Denver since 2005. She works as an editor, writer, and production and process guru out of her home office in the foothills.
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