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The best EDM in Denver this weekend

FRI | ICHISAN at BAR STANDARD | 2/28/14 It's not often that artists like Ichisan get a chance to play in this part of the world, so dance lovers in Denver should be stoked that he's headed here. The Slovenian musician began his musical career on stringed instruments -- specifically, the guitar -- for bands playing in several genres before he delved into electronic music and realized that that particular shoe fit him a little better. As a photographer, Ichisan has got an eye for moments that capture your attention, and he's parlayed that talent into both his production and his deejaying career, creating tracks and sets that smoothly reel in his audience. Although his taste tends toward the more gentle side of funky, that just means you'll be flat­out surprised at how long you've been bobbing your head or twitching your hips to what he's creating -- it sneaks up on you like that. -- Amber Taufen

See also: All upcoming shows in our constantly updated Denver concert calendar

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28

Regulators and Sluggo will play back-to-back in Beta's main room, as well as a set from Denver dubstep master Coult-45. (9 p.m., $10 and up)

Lipgloss (frequent flyer on Westword's Best Of) founder and resident Boy Hollow hosts the legendary party at Beauty Bar with DJ Tower, and you will have the chance to score some free tickets to The Knife show that is coming to Denver April 21. (9 p.m., $5.)

SATURDAY, MARCH 1

Unlimited Aspect (Unlimited Gravity + Project Aspect) headlines Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom with Up Until Now, GladKill, Sugar Pill and Cosby Sweater. (8 p.m., $15-$20)

Justin Martin takes over the decks at NORAD Dance Bar with Scott Paradis. Anytime a Dirtybird coems to town, Denver throws down, and this will be no different when the pizza loving impresario heats things up at NORAD. (9 p.m., $10-$18)

Option4 headlines on Club Vinyl's new Funktion-One sound system alongside Keepers and Sweet Talk. (9 p.m., $5-$20)

Dr. Fameus (aka Allen Aucoin of The Disco Biscuits) plays at Casselman's for the Voodoo Mardi Gras event with Juno What?!, GS3, and Namaslay. (7 p.m., $20-$25)

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Britt Chester is a writer and video producer living in Denver, Colorado. He's covered breaking news, music, arts and cannabis for Westword since 2010. His work has appeared in GQ Magazine, Village Voice, YES! Weekly, Inman News and the Winston-Salem Journal. He likes running, cycling, and interviewing people.
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