The best EDM in Denver this weekend

THUGFUCKER @ NORAD | SAT, 3/30/13 The duo collectively known as Thugfucker doesn't take themselves very seriously, despite collaborating to form the Life and Death brand -- a name you might remember from assorted showcases and live shows last year, including a stop at the AfterHours Anonymous anniversary party. Although some tales report the duo (Holmar Filipsson and Greg Oreck) meeting by chance atop a mountain in Iceland, odds are that the story of them encountering one another for the first time at a party in a European brothel is more likely to be true.

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When it comes to the act's sound, however, Thugfucker has much more depth than the pair's overt joviality might lead you to believe, with thick, juicy tech-house grooves that have been lighting up dancefloors from Fabric Lab to Burning Man. Who better to ring in the second AA anniversary at NORAD than the Life and Death teammates themselves, with Denver legend DJ Foxx opening things up?


Casselman's hosts a RE:CREATION session with Eliot Lipp, Mark Farina, Kastle and more; with a lineup like that, there will be no choice but to lose your worries on the dancefloor. (8 p.m., 18+, $25)

The Electric Pony is back for another smoking session at Appaloosa Grill; this round, Kered is in from New York to put the finishing touches on an evening of music that also includes Nathan Brown, Sound Advice and Garret. (9 p.m., 21+, $5 after 11 p.m.)

Munchi joins Dodger and Caustik on the main floor at Beta; in the Beatport Lounge, Chris Mitchell, Townsend Wardlaw and DJ LoBoT mix up underground techno for your dancing pleasure. (9 p.m., 18+, $10)


Chris Lake joins Dragon and Tommy Michael as the Beta groovemakers for a night of dance-heavy tunes for all who care to partake. (9 p.m., 18+, $10)

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