Slander’s Return to Red Rocks on the Thrive Tour For a Second Night

On November 10, 2022, Slander made their return to Red Rocks on their Thrive tour.

Who is Slander?

Since 2014, Slander has steadily been making a name for themselves through their uplifting and vibey sounds. Slander is a duo consisting of Derek Andersen and Scott Land, based out of Los Angeles, CA. Derek and Scott attended Icon Music Collective together, where they met their good friend and biggest inspiration, Tyler Marenri, also known as Nghtmre.

Gud Vibrations

Nghtmre and Slander performed, toured, and collaborated as “Gud Vibrations” while also developing their own unique sounds. You are probably familiar with Slander’s earlier heaven trap hits dating back to 2014 with their We Like to Party remix, Love Is Not Enough remix, and Up All Night remix. Shortly after, Slander and Nghtmre released their first single, Gud Vibrations, which elevated their rise into the spotlight.

The Rise of Slander

After this, Slander released banger after banger with massive hits like Love AgainSuperhumanYou Don’t Even Know MeFirst TimeLove Is Gone, and many more, moving away from the heaven trap side and more into the future bass and dubstep side. Their sound is described as either soulful, euphoric melodies with beautiful lyrics or heavy, girthy bass with a punch. Nonetheless, Slander has become a household name in the EDM community for their ability to make one both headbang and cry in the same set.

Opening Support

Nitepunk opened the second night of Slander’s Red Rocks stop with some funky and vibey trap that helped the crowd get moving. With breakbeat buildups and deep trap drops, Nitepunk started the night in a significant way.


Leotrix switched up the vibe a bit with some high-energy riddim! It was such a refresher to elevate the energy early in the night and bring in the heaviness. Leotrix definitely satisfied the bass heads in the crowd.


For a complete switch-up, Slander booked Dimension as one of the openers for some old-school drum and bass! With the rise of the sub-genre creeping into the bass scene, people could help but get moving with Dimension’s lively sounds. They helped people get moving to stay warm throughout the progressively cold night. 


 A staple in the bass music community and Denver fan favorite, Eptic pulled up as the last opener and brought some old-school bass into the mix. He played out some of his older classics and perfectly mixed in his newer tunes to make for a super fun dubstep set. 


Slander’s return to Red Rocks went a little something like this. Starting with a beautiful intro to Walk On Water and slowly creeping into a fiery bass-filled Move Back drop, Slander did not come to play around. The first half of the set was filled with heavy bass bangers dropping one after another! Slander threw in massive tunes like their collab with Svdden Death called Blood On MeBack to You, and Gravity. Later on, in the set, they moved into their popular sing-song tracks like First Time and Potions. The crowd was singing and screaming at the top of their lungs as they held their friends tight. Later in the set, they switched it up and played their newer dark techno song, Before Dawn, as everyone danced. The night ended with Superhuman as the crowd became illuminated with light. Overall, the crowd’s energy proved to be unbeatable, and the night was filled with many smiles, tears, hugs, and headbanging.


Production this year was still excellent but, compared to previous years, could have been a bit more involved. The infamous Slander “Eye” was in the middle of the stage, always equipped with fire and lasers. The Slander logo was projected onto the rocks as well. The late announcement and weekday dates for the shows may have been indicators of late production planning, but Slander still came through and threw down a fantastic set.

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Rezz Rocks Returns for its 4th Year

On October 28, 2022, the legendary producer Rezz returned to Red Rocks Amphitheater for the 4th annual Rezz Rocks and captivated the crowd. 

Who is Rezz?

Isabelle Rezazadeh is the creator of Rezz and is also known by fans as the infamous space mom. Canadian-born and raised, she got an early start in music at 16 with DJing and soon moved on to producing by teaching herself the basics. After catching the attention of massive stars like Skrillex and Deadmau5 in 2015, she released an EP on Skrillex’s nest imprint and then signed to Deadmau5’s label, Mau5trap.

Musical History

Rezz’s notoriety multiplied with her 2016 EPs and led the way into her full-length debut of Mass Manipulation in August 2017. She quickly became a household name in the EDM world with songs like Selector, Plague, Edge, and Relax. In 2018, she released Certain Kind of Magic with high-profile collaborations with Deathpact, 1788-L, and Fytch. Come 2019, she released her fourth EP, Beyond the Senses, followed by one of her most popular singles, Someone Else. Then in 2021, she banged out her third full-length album, Spiral, which features many fan favorites like Sacrificial and Taste of You.

Music Type

At the beginning of her career, Rezz’s music came to be considered the first of its kind and a new wave of bass music. It’s described as futuristic and dark mid-tempo bass with mild crossovers to techno. Rezz’s music and production are known to induce hypnotic, trance-like states and create a wicked, extraterrestrial atmosphere. A legend in her creations, Rezz always leaves her crowds mesmerized. 

Opening Support

Fise was the first opener of the night, and many were not sure what to expect! But he did a great job setting the mood with some heavy mid-tempo bass heaters. I’m sure many people are excited to see more from him in the future.


Fans were so excited to see Canabliss on the support lineup! She came on during an incredible pastel sunset and threw down some deep wubs that got the crowd moving. She also switched it up with a good amount of drum and bass, which was refreshing to hear.

Kill Script

Kill Script was a great addition to this support lineup, providing some dark, dirty techno! Featuring an excellent visual production with futuristic machines, Kill Script raised the energy with heavy kicks and kept the crowd warm when it started to get cold!


Many were also excited to see Chee on the lineup! He was a great addition with his profound experimental bass beats and track diversity. Chee made for a smooth transition into the next opener. 

Of The Trees

One of the most anticipated openers, Of The Trees, came ripping through next and did not disappoint. A fan favorite and Denver local, Of The Trees, played an incredible set with a super trippy visual production that pumped the crowd with energy.

Rezz’s Set

It’s safe to say that this was a Rezz fan’s dream set. Rezz Rocks opened with the classic voiceover saying, “Rezz, the humans, they won’t understand. They communicate in a different way.” As the crowd screamed, she started playing her first song, Chemical Bond, which is a huge heavy hitter. This set was full of fan favorites like Edge, Taste of You, Sacrificial, Purple Gusher, and so much more. She went back to 2016 and played songs like Plague, which made the crowd go nuts. Rezz also played tunes from other artists like Pretty Lights, Zeds Dead, and Charlesthefirst! It’s important to note that the songs she chose from these other artists were mixed seamlessly into her set and fit perfectly. Footage can be found on Instagram here!


The Rezz Rocks visual production was also top-tier, but who’s surprised about that? The stage was set with fog machines blowing downwards onto the stage and cauldrons of fire surrounding Rezz. There were live cameras on her as she played that projected onto the stage and were incorporated into the visual production that, made for a wild sight to see. As she stood in the middle of the stage with her bright red swirly glasses and her legs swaying under the decks, it was almost as if she became engulfed in the hypnotic visual experience behind her. At any given moment during the set, you could hear screams from left and right in the crowd due to the absolute madness that Rezz was causing! You can catch a glimpse into this crazy setup in her Instagram post here.


Overall, this was an incredible experience! From the support lineup to the legend Rezz herself, the night was filled with grimey music from start to finish. We are so lucky to have seen such a jam-packed Rezz Rocks, and we can’t wait to see what’s in store for all the artists involved.

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Mersiv’s Mile High Transmission at Mission Ballroom

Mersiv’s Mile High Transmission at Mission Ballroom

On October 22, 2022, local Colorado producer Mersiv‘s Mile High Transmission reached Denver and made for an outstanding headline show at Mission Ballroom.

Who is Mersiv?

Anderson Benoit Gallegos, also known as Mersiv, has been making big moves in the bass music scene for the past couple of years. Mersiv is known mainly for some of his hits Beautiful and FilthyFire DanceParadise, and his Get To You remix. Since starting his musical voyage in 2015, Mersiv has made his way to massive festivals like Electric ForestShambhala, and Okeechobee. Mersiv is also the creator of MorFlo records, a platform constructed to showcase artists tapping into their flow through art. Although his focus is on bass-heavy sounds, his range extends far and wide, incorporating dreamy down-tempo sounds mixed with vocals. Make no mistake, though, Mersiv is unlike any other in the current bass scene. Mersiv’s heavyweight sound is undoubtedly deep and penetrative straight into the soul, leaving most speechless and wanting more. He’s currently on tour and made his Denver appearance special as Mersiv’s Mile High Transmission, which signified his return to Colorado planned for next year.

Opening Support
Mersiv Slow Down Set

For those familiar with the span of the Mersiv Sound Project, a “Slow Down” set does not happen often. This set mostly features Mersiv’s down-tempo tracks and creates a dreamy atmosphere. Fans were stoked to witness this lighter side of the Mersiv Sound Project because of its vital role at the beginning of the project! This set from Mersiv was the perfect opening to the show and set the energy in the best way.


Still on the come-up but no stranger to the scene, Duffrey was a highly anticipated support act by fans. Following Mersiv’s downtempo set, Duffrey picked up the pace with his eccentric sounds and bouncy beats. Duffrey’s psychedelic sounds, paired with his face-melting visual production, set the mood just right!

Darci (live)

Unlike Duffrey, many were unfamiliar with Darci and did not know what to expect from their 35-minute set. As a live show, Darci consisted of one person on the decks and another singing and rapping live. Darci was a wild card on this lineup but provided a nice break from heavy, bass-forward tunes with some mid-tempo, vibey hip hop, and rap.


The duo Integrate was one of the opening acts people were most excited about! Integrate is made up of Colorado favorites Black Carl and VCTRE. This duo crushed it with deep and thick sounds ripping through the infamous Mission Ballroom sound system. They definitely got the crowd’s energy way up and ready for the rest of the night!  

Coki b2b A Hundred Drums

Fans were also insanely excited about this b2b! Coki’s appearance with A Hundred Drums was a lovely surprise for fans because of his legendary status and contribution to the creation of bass music. This b2b provided the perfect mix of old-school deep-tempo bangers and newer wonky wubs. They also had a unique visual production by Actualize Visuals that had faces melting all over.

Mersiv Throw Down Set and Production

This was one of Mersiv’s biggest headline shows in Colorado, and the team didn’t come to play. Keeping consistent with the transmission theme, the stage consisted of two satellites on each side that shot lasers! The middle of the stage was a ring with circling lights and lasers that corresponded with the transmission theme. For this throwdown set, Mersiv came with some heat from his Pretty Dark Loud album with songs like Nine Tails and Fire Dance, his Smoakland collabs, and some downtempo tunes. Seeing the Mersiv project production coupled with the sound system of Mission Ballroom was indeed an experience. The Mission Ballroom disco ball even made an appearance as it lit up brightly and created the trippiest illusions as it rotated. The set ended with a visual scene where Mersiv Rocks was announced through a space transmission to Mars, and everyone went crazy!


Overall, from start to finish, the support acts, Mersiv himself, and his team put on a truly memorable show, and we can’t wait to see what else we will see from them in the future! Mersiv’s Mile High Transmission at Mission Ballroom was an experience we will never forget.

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Rome In Silver’s Debut Headline show at Meow Wolf

Rome In Silver’s Debut Headline show at Meow Wolf

Get ready to vibe out at Meow Wolf for Rome In Silver’s first headline show in Denver on 10/15! Vinny Pisciotta, known musically as Rome In Silver, has been on the rise for quite a while with his presence on lineups like Bonnaroo 2021, Okeechobee 2022, Lightning in a Bottle 2022, and support on Dabin’s Between Broken 2022 tour. Rome In Silver is known mainly for deep, melodic hits like “Never Be The One,” “Like You,” “Fade,” and “Skin,” to name a few.  


The general vibe of Rome In Silver’s music is vibrant, bass-forward, melodic, and unique. What one could expect in a Rome In Silver set is much more than just one specific vibe or genre. Rome In Silver breaks barriers in his sets by incorporating different genres. Notably, he plays anything from vibey breakbeat drum and bass to experimental wubs, then brings it back to his familiar melodies. No matter where Rome In Silver plays, whoever is present will go on a musical journey through the facets of electronic music. 


Many fans are excited to see how Rome In Silver’s cutting-edge production will play out among the infamous confines of the Meow Wolf venue! After experiencing some of his previous sets, it’s safe to say that his energy matches the immersive nature of Meow Wolf. Despite performing on 10/14, the night before Meow Wolf at Red Rocks, as direct support for Louis The Child, Vinny is excited about this specific event. Specifically, he states, “This is my very first headline show in Denver, so naturally, my excitement level is through the roof. Meow Wolf is going to be one hell of a show!” Rome In Silver has a couple more remaining tour dates through New Year’s Eve. 


Overall, we are very excited to have a talented artist like Rome In Silver make his first headline debut at a fantastic venue like Meow Wolf. We can’t wait to see what he has in store for fans and the experience he will create. We look forward to seeing you all there! Tickets are still available for purchase here!

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Odesza’s Return to Colorado on The Last Goodbye Tour

After four long years, here comes Odesza’s return to Colorado. With a two-year hiatus ending with the release of their newest album, The Last Goodbye, fans were incredibly eager to see what the duo had in store for their performance in Colorado, and it did not disappoint. 

Say My Name
Who is Odesza?

Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight make up Odesza, both from Bellingham, Washington. The duo quickly rose to fame with their first couple albums, Summer’s Gone and My Friends Never Die. They became future bass and chillwave pioneers by blending various instruments and sounds to create soulful, dreamy songs. The duo released In Return with their most popular hits, Say My Name and All We Need. After some years spent taking time off, Odesza released A Moment Apart. Which was an incredible comeback with a more modern sound and live vocals! After their last A Moment Apart tour performance, Odesza took another break for three years until 2022. They then released their current album and focused on their tour, The Last Goodbye. And now, Odesza’s return to Colorado is finally here in 2022!

Supporting Acts


This tour’s lineup support was a great fit for the tour. The support did an awesome job showcasing talent on Odesza’s label, Foreign Family. The first opening act of the night was Nasaya. Nasaya is an artist from France who heavily draws influence in his music from his hometown with breezy, easy-going sounds.

Sylvan Esso

Sylvan Esso was the next opener, an electric pop duo made of singer Amelia Meath and producer Nick Sanborn of North Carolina. They had a great performance with Amelia’s unique voice and the funky alternative sounds of Nick and their band. Sylvan Esso brought a little bit of a vibe change, but it was exactly what the crowd needed from an opener for the night.


Elderbrook was the last opening act of the night, also known as Alexander Kotz of London, United Kingdom. Elderbrook’s style is deep with airy beats mixed with many instruments and beautiful vocals. Elderbrook was anticipated by many, and fans got excited to see him as an opener on the lineup! He kept the crowd captivated and dancing. 


After Odesza had announced in 2019 that they would not be returning to many Coloradans favorite venue Red Rocks, for their A Moment Apart tour, fans became devastated. When Odesza’s return to Colorado was announced in 2022 but this time stopping at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater, many fans had to settle.

Venue Conflicts

Many believe that Fiddler’s Green had to be the venue of choice because of its high capacity levels but it put a damper on the experience for many. With the huge crowds that Odesza draws in, people were having difficulties doing simple things such as using the restroom or walking to their designated spot across the venue because of how people were crammed. On the GA lawn, many people got upset because they had laid out blankets, and as the venue filled, people would be forced to stand on their items or in their area. Overall, the amazing performance by Odesza made all of the commotion worthwhile, but the venue did not provide an overall pleasant experience.

Odesza’s Performance

At this point, we expect Odesza to put on an incredible show each time they play, but this time hit much differently than before. Especially since Colorado had not seen Odesza since 2018, fans did not know what was coming for them. One of the most impressive things about this performance was that Odesza expanded its range while flawlessly incorporating older fan favorites. Odesza also doubled some of their songs to create a beautiful mix of hits.

New and Old

For example, Odesza doubled a newer song off The Last Goodbye called Love Letter with their remix of Something About You and mixed them perfectly. Odesza also performed older hits like Say My Name, All We Need, and Bloom, making the crowd go insane. And, of course, the infamous Odesza drumline and Odesza horns combined forces to add an extra kick to the sound. Odesza even performed one of the songs from their alter-ego group Bronson called Heart Attack that, quite literally, gave the crowd a heart attack in disbelief at hearing the rarity!

Something New

At one point, the vibe became darker and heavier, with the screen displaying visuals of a red demon dog and Odesza throwing down some deep techno-like beats. Fans in the crowd were going crazy, cheering at this surprise as it transitioned into some future bass sounds. There had been rumors circulating about Odesza’s affiliation with the masked EDM group, Deathpact. They threw the crowd for a loop by playing some similar sounds! Vocalist Naomi Wild even performed an acoustic version of Higher Ground as well! The crowd was speechless at the musical journey that Odesza had brought them through during this set with old and new songs! Colorado has seen a handful of breathtaking performances by Odesza. But this night at Fiddler’s Green had to be one of the best. We are so lucky to have the opportunity to experience it. 


If you’ve seen Odesza before, it’s safe to say that the production plays a huge role in the overall experience. Although Fiddler’s Green didn’t show up positively in some aspects, it was a great venue to provide an incredible production. First off, the sound quality was awesome, and the instruments sounded amazing and full!

Pyro and Lighting

Pyro has always been a big part of Odesza’s production, but this year, they went off! The pyro was moving in different directions and swayed with the movements of the drumline. It was truly a crazy sight to see. Odesza’s lighting setup this year was also breathtaking. With the notorious icosahedron logo at the top of the stage, the lights circled the outside of the stage and created an awesome illusion. Fiddler’s Green also allowed fireworks this year which was awesome. Overall, Odesza’s production this year in Colorado at Fiddler’s Green came to be one for the books.

Overall Experience

Despite Fiddler’s Green’s inconveniences, Odesza’s return to Colorado this year was one of those concert experiences that stay burning vividly in one’s mind for a long, long time. The emotions felt collectively by the crowd during the show were indescribable and left everyone wanting more. This is what it’s all about! Colorado fans couldn’t be more grateful for the memories that Odesza’s performance has left them with. We can’t wait to see what else is in store for Odesza!

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High Ground Festival 2022 Brings High Energy to the Colorado Polo Club

On Saturday, September 10th, festival-goers kicked off their weekends with a bang at High Ground Festival 2022. With an even larger and more eclectic lineup than last year, there was a lot of excitement brewing for this year’s experience.


Day one’s lineup included 19 groups and/or artists that performed with sets starting at 1 pm and ending at 11 pm. The lineup included bigger names like Maddy O’Neal, Elohim, Shallou, Tokimonsta, and Troyboi on the main stage. High Ground also had a second stage named the Levitate stage that featured smaller artists like LYFTD, Laika Beats, Muzzy Bearr, and Lucid Vision. The festival did an incredible job curating a diverse lineup that could provide for fans of many different genres. The diverse lineup brought in a diverse crowd with fans that loved the house, bass, techno, trap, live bands, or even were just there to discover new music. Overall, the lineup had a lot of variety and did a great job spotlighting smaller artists!


With the change of venues from last year, festival-goers didn’t know what to expect from the High Ground Festival at the Denver Polo Club. Being located in Sedalia, approximately 35 minutes from Denver, it presented a bit of an inconvenience for some festival-goers traveling from the city. Despite this, the venue was easy to enter and fairly spacious. The fields were full of green grass, which added to the experience. One of the biggest concerns at High Ground was that there were no water stations inside the venue. Because of this, security allowed for re-entry so patrons could go to their cars and get water. But if patrons were out of luck and didn’t pack any extra water in the car, they had no choice but to pay for it in the venue. This should be an improvement to consider for next year.


Not only did High Ground Festival have an amazing lineup, but awesome vendors and activities! Vendors like Grassroots Clothing, The Wooks’ Nook, and the Eklektic Collektive were just a handful of dope food, clothing, and accessory shops at the festival. Some of the activities included learning how to make adaptogenic mocktails, learning about the practice of Reiki, and much more! There were also interactive areas, one of which allowed patrons to enter an igloo-like structure and create music on multiple instruments simultaneously. Along with these areas, there were live artists creating murals that were beautiful to watch come to life. One of the interactive art structures that especially stood out was the Qube by Diod Design. The Qube is an 8’x8’x8’ piece that strobes lights to create an audio-visual experience to the music that plays around it. It was positioned at the back of the sound booth at the High Ground stage, and patrons could also step through it as it strobed! 


Production-wise, festival goers were pleasantly surprised to see the detail and size of the main stage! The High Ground stage made it so that there was a good view from all angles. The top-tier visual production truly brought each artist’s vision to life. Another pleasant surprise was that both stages’ volume and sound quality were great. Even from the back of the crowd, festival-goers could still hear the music loud and clear. High Ground Festival nailed the volume and sound should always be prioritized at any festival.


High Ground Festival had great vibes! Because many festival goers could score free tickets, they were ecstatic to be there! Many were concerned that the drastic change in weather would ruin the weekend. But to be real, when has a little cold weather and rain ever stopped any Coloradan from partying? Many showed up bundled in hoodies, jackets, and boots and still had an absolute blast. How could you not get a little hot during that fire Troyboi set? The energy at the High Ground Festival was certainly high, and it was evident that everyone was happy to be there!

Overall, High Ground Festival was a great experience! Apart from not providing water stations, the festival measured up in all other aspects! We look forward to seeing how this festival grows in the future.

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Flume Returns to Red Rocks After 2 Years

“Hi This is Flume”

Harley Streten also known as Flume is a 30-year-old artist from Australia that quickly made a name for himself. Old hits from 2012 like his Tennis Court remix, You and Me, and Drop the Game made him a household name in the EDM community. Harley then went on to release his album Skin in 2016, where he then headlined his first red rocks show. In 2019, he released his “Hi This is Flume” mixtape. Flash forward to May 2022, he releases his newest album, Palaces which is the focus of his current tour. 

Opening Support

The second night of the red rocks shows brought in a different crowd than the other two shows, mainly because of the openers! The openers were OKLOU, Shlohmo, and Eprom. This night’s openers were a bit darker and more on the experimental side but turned out to be perfect for the show’s vibe. OKLOU brought some futuristic sounds and had great vocals. Shlohmo came with a deep, synthy set. And, of course, Eprom shook the crowd with his heavy-hitting experimental bass and even brought his son out to jam with him!

The Show

There were many speculations about what to expect for this show considering fans were caught off guard by his 2019 Red Rocks performance in which Flume was seen smashing a computer with a sledgehammer. Despite last year’s oddities, this year’s show did not disappoint. Flume threw down an incredible mix of his older classics and newer music with a seamless flow. The musical range of the show was truly impressive, transitioning from dreamy songs like Sleepless to dark and experimental songs like Get U. The energy from the crowd was so high, with everyone screaming the words to the songs that they had been jamming out to since 2012. It was evident that Flume was also feeding off this energy. He also brought out vocalists Kai, LAUREL, and KUCKA to sing their songs live. These ladies all dominated the stage with their powerful performances and elevated the emotions portrayed by the songs they performed.


The stage production this year was minimalistic but fit the style of the set perfectly. With carved arches that alternated between the sides of the stage during the set and long steps at the front of the stage, it gave true Palace vibes. The arches and steps would even light up with visuals spanning across the stage, coupled with visuals on the screen behind, creating many trippy yet beautiful moments.


Flume ended the show with a champagne toast and said that Denver always has the best crowd and best venue, Red Rocks. Flume had the time of his life on this stop of the Palaces tour, and so did the fans. Especially after having to miss out on this for two years, everyone was elated to finally be back on the rocks with Flume. Overall, it was an amazing experience, and we look forward to catching Flume again in the future.

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