The best EDM in Denver this weekend

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MANO LE TOUGH @ NORAD | SAT, 9/28/13 Mano Le Tough is a Berlin-based artist whose output ranges from sweeping, atmospheric house soundscapes to a more minimalist slant on the techno side of things, with mechanical beats and melodies that evoke what you might hear if robots could write melancholy love poems in sound form. The Dublin native is one of the geniuses behind Berlin's monthly Passion Beat parties (co-hosted by fellow Irishman the Drifter), and his talents behind the decks and in the production room have earned him spots at Panorama Bar, Berghain and other top-notch clubs around the world.

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Mano Le Tough's sets have a pure quality to them, often eschewing hard-driving beats in favor of dreamy, meandering tempos and soaring melodies that uplift and inspire audiences to new heights of emotion they didn't know were possible to reach through music. Catch his Colorado debut at NORAD with Job Jobse and Heath Spiegelberg. (9 p.m., 21+, $10-$15)

DUSKY @ NORAD | FRI, 9/27/13 Dusky specializes in an older style of house -- the kind of house that was around before 10,000 fist pumpers everywhere latched on to house music. No, this is the good stuff. This is the stuff babies are made to. You'll know exactly what we're talking about when you hear Dusky's smooth vocals on top of those sultry house beats. Catch the duo with Cassian tonight at NORAD. (9 p.m., 21+, $10-$15) -- Britt Chester


The talented and lovely DJ Colette spins in the intimate Milk Bar space for UNDERGROUND with Seth Nichols and Kevin Callison. Love that house music! (9 p.m., 21+, $10)

Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom and Cervantes' Other Side have a full plate of tunes for you tonight with the Dance Party Time Machine in the ballroom, featuring David Murphy of STS9 and many more. On the Other Side, catch Poolside with Luke the Knife, MantaRay and Sam Warren. (8 p.m., 16+, $15 for Other Side, $22 for Masterpiece Ballroom)

Helicopter Showdown joins Coult-45 and Lotus Drops for some bass action at Beta. (9 p.m., 18+, $10)


Brodinski, Louisahhh!!! and Marshall Monica take things to the dancefloors at Beta for what's bound to be a booty-shaking night. (9 p.m., 18+, $10)

Experimental musician Daedelus gets down with Insightful, Mosis and Gunkst at Cervantes' Other Side. (8 p.m., 18+, $15-$20)

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