The best EDM in Denver this weekend

FUR COAT @ NORAD | SAT, 3/9/13 Fur Coat hit the international scene hard last year after Damian Lazarus signed the act to his illustrious Crosstown Rebels label. Riding that wave of exposure, tracks like "Fall's Out," "You and I" and "Space Ballad" garnered hundreds of thousands of spins on dance floors around the globe. Heavy-hitting, soul-loving house artists everywhere have remixed and played tunes by the duo, which comprises Israel Sunshine and Sergio Muñoz out of Venezuela. The two had collaborated for years before catching everyone's attention with their silky-smooth funky grooves, which have a smidge of Latin heat and a hell of a lot of danceability. Catch Fur Coat with the legendary Nick Curly at NORAD with Hipp-E and Sergei Loginov.

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FRIDAY, MARCH 8 The Electric Pony presents Chuck Love Friday night with residents Sound Advice and (birthday boy) Garret -- and it's a wig party, so dress up. You know the love is going to be thick in the air at the Appaloosa Grill! (9 p.m., 21+, $5 after 10 p.m.)

Beta hosts Downlink on the main floor Friday night with Coult-45 and Thorazine, both of whom will be bringing the bass; in the Beatport Lounge, P.U.N.C.H.I.S. presents DJ LoBoT, Shea Delany and Jens Irish offering up some underground techno. (9 p.m., 18+, $10-$15)

You'll find Tribal Touch, Skunk, Chris Irvin and That Bastard Thomas spinning house, tech-house, techno, funk and more at NORAD on Friday. Upstairs, the new Home residency offers up the debut of Uncle Buck, plus Peter Washington and option4 mixing up sweet, funky house music. (9 p.m., free before 11 p.m.)

Tatsu Ogata and Kevin Alves worship at the Church on Friday along with Audio Punk, Nuggz and KC Ray; it's bound to get feet moving on the dancefloor. (9 p.m., 18+, $5-$10)

Luke the Knife joins Mike Moses, Charles B and Fun Factory at Bar Standard on Friday night, so you'll have your nu-disco/modern house fix. (9 p.m., 21+, $3-$5)


Craze comes back to Beta on Saturday night with Sureshot and Marshall Monica, and he'll be mixing it up like he does every time. (9 p.m., 18+, $10)

Club Vinyl presents Soulshocker, Rush Hour, Lee Harris, Barraza Bros, DZD and Jose Mascro on Saturday, so come dance the night away. (9 p.m., 18+, $10-$15)

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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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