The Global Dance Music Festival Kicks Off At Empower Field

Music fans rejoiced this weekend as the Global Dance Music festival was set to kick off at Empower Field, home of the Denver Broncos. Artists from all over the world came to Colorado for two full days of music, dancing, and so much more. Including carnival rides and enough drink stands to keep party goers in the mix throughout the two-day event. Security guards had large water guns to give people a quick blast of cool water when they were hot. As a result, many people walked around the venue soaking wet with big smiles. The water-gun-wielding security guards weren’t the only reason people got soaked.

Rain, Rain, Go Away.

Extreme weather conditions put everything on hold during day 2. Thunder rumbled through the area as rainwater cascaded across the festival. Those inside the event and those who remained outside had to wait in their vehicles. Global Dance security stated that the weather had to clear before anybody could come back in. Thankfully, it didn’t take long. Global Dance was back in full swing quickly.

The Show Must Go On

Despite having a short delay, the show continues. Four stages packed with immense talent from all over the world rumble throughout the night. A silent disco stage with three channels plays local performers through headphones. Food vendors from all over the city serve delicious meals for those looking to make a pit stop. Though plenty of people were in attendance, some checked out the event from a different point of view. W Colfax Ave was lined with people trying to get a good look at the show.

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Global Dance Festival Is A Vibe

Despite a few unforeseeable hiccups here and there, Global Dance has proved
time and time again that it is a top contender in the Music Festival scene.
Every year thousands of people buy tickets to this event (Or just watch from W.
Colfax Ave) because it has consistently put on some of the best artists from
around the globe. So if you are a fan of music, one thing is for sure. Global
Dance Festival is a vibe.

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An outstanding performance from Borgore

Temple Denver has always had a knack for picking high-level performers for their lineups. This weekend was no different as Temple Denver welcomed a pioneer of early bass music. Borgore was sure to bring in the crowd as he’s well known for his signature “Gorestep” sound. The drinks were flowing and the music was blaring. If the energy in the crowd was any indication, one thing is true. That was an outstanding Performance from Borgore.

As stated before, Borgore has been packing the dance floors for over a decade with no signs of slowing down. His signature sound first made waves back in 2012 when he released a song titled “Decisions” with popular singer-songwriter Miley Cyrus. Since then, his music has garnered over 350 million streams across all platforms. He also managed to break into the top 3 on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Albums chart. This is not surprising as he has worked with an array of big-name talents such as G-Eazy, Juicy J, and Waka Flocka to name a few.

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While big names can certainly help build a brand, nothing can stay that big without a solid foundation. Borgore is a talented musician in his own right and has even gone on to create his own record label to help push other artists to new heights. Thanks to Buygore Records; artists like Bailo, TYPHON, and Decimate have all had an opportunity to push new sounds out to the people. It’s this type of work ethic that will keep Borgore in the spotlight for years to come.

Temple Nightclub is a solid venue offering only the best for the nightlife in Denver. Not only do they continue to choose high-level performers but they have the production to back it up. Lights line every wall in the club. The custom sound system can be heard clearly in any part of the venue. One thing is for sure: If you can’t find something fun to do during the weekend, you haven’t checked Temple Nightclub in Denver.

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Killswitch Engage Puts On A Powerful Performance

Killswitch Engage Puts On A Powerful Performance

This weekend at the Fillmore Auditorium fans of the metal scene rejoiced. Killswitch Engage, August Burns Red, and Light The Torch are finally able to bring the Atonement tour to Denver. The Atonement tour originally started back in 2020 but had to be postponed due to COVID 19 restrictions. Now after waiting over two years, the tour is back with a new schedule. At the time of writing this article, the Atonement tour is more than halfway finished. This seems to be adding some fire to the bands who continue to go hard for the people in attendance.

Let The Show Begin

Kicking off the show was Light the Torch, featuring former Killswitch Engage frontman, Howard Jones, on the vocals. Though the group has gone through some changes recently, Light the Torch has found their footing and are pushing forward. Currently signed to Nuclear Blast Records with two album releases under their new identity, the band continues to create more music for hungry fans. If you want to check out Light the Torch, they just released a music video for their new song “Death of Me“.

Light the Torch set the bar with their performance. As a result, August Burns Red had to bring it. That’s exactly what they did. Firstly, the stage lit up at the drop of the first track causing fans to go into a frenzy. Secondly, they played fan favorites like Whitewashed” and “Mariana’s Trench“. Thirdly and most importantly, they played new music. For those interested in hearing some of their new tracks for yourself, they recently made an official music video for “Bloodletter” off their recent album Guardians.

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Finally, Killswitch Engage takes the stage with the original frontman Jesse Leach. Most fans know that Howard Jones did the vocals for Killswitch Engage, so it was a treat to have both vocalists on the lineup for the evening. For the end of the night, Howard Jones came back out on stage to perform “End of Heartache” and “The Signal Fire” alongside Jesse Leach. Overall, Killswitch Engage puts on a powerful performance.

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Celebrating 10 Years Of Winter On The Rocks

The 10th anniversary of Icelantic’s Winter on the Rocks celebration kicked off this weekend at Red Rocks. Low temperature proved to be no issue for eager fans ready to join the party. Above all, the lineup for the evening was diverse and well-crafted, showcasing performances from Diplo, Sofi Tukker, Talib Kweli, DJ Matt Cassidy, and Jacoby. These artists were able to keep the crowd dancing enough to stay warm all night. Each set was different ranging everywhere from heavy bass bangers to soul-clinching singing and of course, plenty of dance music.

Icelantic’s Winter on the Rocks

Headlining for Icelantics Winter on the Rocks 10-year celebration was two well-known acts, Sofi Tukker and Diplo. Despite the two having differing sounds, playing one after the next insured an engaging crowd. In addition to cheetah print, there were also a lot of purple hats in the crowd as well. A reference to the hit song Purple Hat which Sofi Tukker pointed out as they began performing the popular track. If you are interested in Sofi Tukker, they have a new album coming. At the time of writing this article, the name of the album has yet to be revealed but fans can catch an early reveal by signing up to their mailing list.

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Capping off the night was L.A. producer and founder of the Mad Decent record label, Diplo. Coupled with a great performance from Soffi Tukker, Diplo’s performance was the icing on the cake. His creative mix continuously blended between a deep and dark house aesthetic to a high-energy dance hall vibe. As a result, the mood of the evening’s sound remained entertaining. For those just getting into Diplo, be sure to check out his new song on Mad Decent Called Forget about me. Those who would like to catch Diplo performing can find tour dates and other information like that from his website here.

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A remarkable performance from Yung Gravy and Dillon Francis

This past weekend at Mission Ballroom was an absolute party. With Yung Gravy and Dillon Francis at the lead, a rather large crowd of fans quickly filled the venue in anticipation of what was to come. As a result, the energy in the room was palpable as the opener for the evening, J|Adore, took the stage to kick things off. The crowd wasted no time getting rowdy to the hard-hitting bass music being amplified throughout the building. Once DJ Tiiiiiiiiiip took the stage, things took an unexpected but very well-received turn. The crowd began to sing in unison as DJ Tiiiiiiiiiip played one sing-along track after the next. Songs like, Country Roads” by John Denver, Africa by Toto, “Stacy’s Mom by Fountains Of Wayne, and evenLet it Go, the theme song from Disney’s animated film Frozen.

This sudden shift in energy set up a big entrance for Yung Gravy. By the time he took the stage the room was basically a madhouse. Dozens of bras were thrown on stage throughout the performance though he preferred to call them “Banana Peels”. This type of fun interaction showed how comfortable Yung Gravy was on stage. He was talking to the crowd in between performances of his popular tracks like oops! and “The Boys are back in town“. Afterwards, Dillon Francis put a solid cap on the evening with his widely popular dance tracks. Lots of newer songs were played out and seemed to be well received.In addition to a slew of throwbacks for any long time fans in the crowd. Songs like Candy” and “Get Low really got the dance floor moving.

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At the time of writing this article the tour has already passed its halfway point but the duo show no signs of slowing down yet. The Sugar Spice and Everything Ice tour is something that true fans of Dillon Francis and Yung Gravy don’t want to miss.

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Nite Rinse Special 3 Year Celebration

This weekend at ReelWorks, budding collective, Nite Rinse, made way for their 3-year anniversary celebration. Several talented artists made the lineup for the evening including Denver Locals such as Josh Fedz, CJ, and Housewife. Additionally, two more artists came to Denver for the celebration. Westend, a Beatport top 10 artist, and Lee Foss, head of the Repopulate Mars record label, headlining for the evening. House Music played all throughout the night as artists seamlessly transitioned from one performance to another. Nite Rinse certainly wanted to leave an impression with fans in attendance tonight. The performers picked for the evening flowed well together.

The new venue was fitting for such a big Nite Rinse milestone. Thanks to the bar lining the walls with enough tenders to keep up with drink orders, Lines were never an issue for people wanting to grab a quick drink or bottled water. The VIP section was right next to the stage. Though there’s plenty of space to sit on couches and chairs, most of the VIPers were standing railside. They still had a place to go when servers arrived with their bottle service. There’s also a second-story seating area complete with its own bar. All for those who prefer to avoid the busy dance floor.

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Nite Rinse has a mission to bring unique experiences to the underground by intersecting art, music, and curation. This new venue is sure to be a great place to do that. Especially if they continue to partner with other companies like they did this night with 128-Productions. With so much more room this venue invites the opportunity for much more people. And with that comes more opportunity for creative expression in the community. Head over to ReelWorks in Denver to see for yourself. The Nite Rinse team is doing big things.

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Boulder Theater Hosts Sensational Boombox Cartel Set

Boombox Cartel and SUAHN put on a show at Boulder Theater this past weekend. Unfortunately, Great Dane was unable to make it. He was originally on the lineup, however, he announced in a tweet on Thursday that he would not be able to make it due to feeling sick. “Heartbroken to announce I Won’t be able to play in Portland or Boulder this weekend.” The Tweet starts. “Was feeling trash all week so I wanted to be safe and get tested…”, He continued. Unfortunate as it may be, Great Dane seems to be doing the right thing for the people in attendance.

Boulder Theater was still in high spirits with more and more people coming in as each song played. SUAHN took the stage first to get the crowd active. He blends elements of acid, techno, and bass-driven music. In 2021 SAUHN managed to gain the attention of big-name artists such as Louis the Child, Liquid Stranger, and Boombox Cartel. Because of this, It makes sense that he would cover for Great Dane tonight by opening for Boombox Cartel. His sound fit in well with the evening.

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With this in mind, Let’s talk about Boombox Cartel‘s sound. While the two-man project consists of both music producer Americo Garcia and writer Jorge Medina, Americo was the only one of the pair in attendance tonight. No stranger to a crowded room his enthusiastic presence on stage was easy to watch. That, blended with his playlist for the evening made this a great show to attend. Furthermore, the duo recently released a new EP titled “The Cartel II,” A follow-up to his successful 2017 release of the same name. Because of this, they’re sure to keep up the rise in popularity. Be sure to catch them at an upcoming show if you get the opportunity. Or check them out in one of the links below!

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A Delightful Performance By Whethan At The Boulder Theater

A Delightful Performance By Whethan At The Boulder Theater

This Halloween, The Boulder Theater hosted a Halloween bash with Whethan headlining the evening. As a result, hundreds of costume-clad party-goers came along to celebrate. Halloween decorations lined the venue. Before Whethan took the stage, the crowd warmed up to performances by Branson and Disco Lines. Hands were in the air throughout the night. For those who don’t know him, let’s talk about the Headlining performer of the evening.

Whethan is a music producer and DJ from Chicago. He gained notoriety back in 2015 with his remix of “XE3by Mssingno. In 2018, Whethan produced a track with Dua Lipa titled High.” This song was featured in the popular film Fifty Shades Freed. More recently, Whethan released two tracks. One titled “Warning Signs featuring Kevin George and another titled “Think You Rightfeaturing Ericdoa and Glaive. In 2020 he was set to perform at Ultra Music festival in Miami but that was cancelled due to the covid-19 pandemic. Making up for this however was the fact that he was able to play at EDC just last week. Whethan certainly has been making strides in his career.

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In conclusion, Boulder Theater knows hows to throw a Halloween party. Their choice of decor for the evening ensured a comfortable experience for those looking for a place to party in costume. Not to mention the important choice of entertainment for the evening. Not only did Whethan come out dressed as a Sith Lord from star wars. (Lightsaber and all.) He also opened his set with a remix of “The Imperial Death March“. The famous theme song of Star Wars Villain, Darth Vader. In the event that you are looking for a welcoming environment for your next holiday party, you may want to keep Boulder Theater in mind.

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Chromeo Astonishing Electro-Funk At Temple

Chromeo Astonishing Electro-Funk At Temple

Temple Nightclub hosted an evening of entertainment that would be capped off with a performance from the popular Electro-Funk duo, Chromeo. Formed by David “Dave 1” Macklovitch and Patrick “P-Thugg” Gemayel back in 2002. They’ve seen some success over the years including a Grammy Award nomination for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical in the 61st Grammy Awards for their album “Head Over Heals“. More recently, the duo released their first-ever live album titled “Date Night: Chromeo Live!

Club goers at Temple this evening heard a DJ Set however and it was no less of a party. The crowd danced all through the night as C02 and confetti canons went off to their amazement. The LED walls displayed bright images of dancing aliens and other characters as the stage changed colors with every transition Chromeo made. In addition, there are two stages at Temple for those who want to switch up the vibe at any moment. Furthermore, There’s an art display away from all the noise for those who want to take a moment to relax and have a drink. In other words, there is something for everybody at Temple.

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Chromeo certainly knows what they’re doing when it comes to controlling a crowd’s energy levels. Coupled with a venue like Temple this was almost guaranteed to be a night for the books.

If funky dance music is your thing, you won’t regret checking out this talented duo. They are on tour now so catch them at one of their upcoming shows. Check out the links below to find more from Chromeo!

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A Stunning Display Of Sound: Opiuo At Mission Ballroom

This weekend at Mission Ballroom, Opiuo Stopped by with 1788-L, Esseks, BRUX and a whole lot of funky bass. Fans quickly filled the venue dancing along to the diverse line up.

First on the agenda for the evening, Brux waisted little time getting the crowd moving. Her vocals carried throughout the venue and washed the over the entranced onlookers. Esseks took the stage afterwards and kicked things up a notch with his heavy bass mix. Mosh pits began to open up around the venue. That energy would cary over into the set of 1788-L. With his unique electronic sound design, he was able to carry fans through various peeks and valleys during the night. Last on the docket was Opiuo. His funky/groovy bass design was a well received shift in the evening’s sound.

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Opiuo was set to Headline at Red Rocks the following night but this show at Mission Ballroom was a welcomed treat for fans of his music nonetheless. Though his Red Rocks Show was spectacular, tonight showed that he plays his heart out no matter what venue he is in. Be sure to check out Opiuo if you haven’t already.

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