The best EDM in Denver this weekend

SAT | MIM0SA at FILLMORE AUDITORIUM | 12/14/13 There is no doubt about it: MiM0SA is trill as fuck. Bringing a gangsta attitude to dance music, maestro Tigran Mimosa weaves in and out of his own original cuts, while dripping heavy bass onto some hardcore rap. His studio tracks ooze with glitch, and border over-production, but when he steps behind the decks, it's all party and bass. Buckle up, or knuckle up: It's going down at the Fillmore.

See also: Mimosa: "I don't have an ultimate goal. I'm just doing what I love, and following my heart"

SAT | GEORGE FITZGERALD at NORAD | 12/14/13 Germany might have a lock on the techno scene these days, but when it comes to cutting­-edge house music, the U.K. has the clear advantage. Just named one of the top fifty DJs in the world by Resident Advisor, George FitzGerald is one of the fastest­-rising names in EDM, and his phenomenal house blends of garage, drum­-and-­bass, techno and dubstep are igniting dance floors all over the planet. FitzGerald's vivid soundscapes are alternately dreamlike and sassy, and his precision in the studio has garnered the attention of such labels as Hotflush and Aus, which he works with when he's not putting out music on his own ManMakeMusic imprint.

FRI | HEROES X VILLAINS at BETA NIGHTCLUB | 12/13/13 Trap music has been gaining popularity in the dance scene, and the Atlanta-based duo Heroes X Villains (Daniel Disaster and Pete Heartless) isn't just sitting idly by in the shadows of trends. The Diplo-endorsed act is a speaker-blasting dance party that winds its way through dubstep, trap, house music and everything in between.

SAT | DUB POLICE at OGDEN THEATRE | 12/14/13 Oh, you think know dubstep? Perhaps you've overlooked some of the legends that brought bass to the forefront of mainstream music, acts like Dub Police. Appearing here with Caspa, Trolley Snatcha, Subscape and J:Kenzo (all acts that Sub.mission Dubstep crew has brought to Denver as solo and multi-bills), Dub Police should have the Ogden Theatre rumbling. If you fancy yourself a whomp-aficionado, you'd be remiss in skipping out on this show.

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