SHIFT Thursdays At Cervantes In March

SHIFT Thursdays At Cervantes In March

Electronic music lovers are in for a treat this March. Five SHIFT Thursdays at Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom will showcase an array of artists. This month, start your weekend early! Tickets from $10 to $20 offer a vast variety of music. The double-sided venue stacks its SHIFT evenings with both well-known and up-and-coming artists. Ultimately, the dual-venue is Denver’s most unique.

Check out all of the upcoming shows below!

March 10th: Tech House Nigh

Guz and Offaiah headline Cervantes on March 10th. Prepare for a night of masterful tech house! Opening the night is Stereo Nine of Denver House Music. Headliner Guz hails from the Netherlands. His sound started as a small studio project before blowing up with the massive single, “Dancing Kinda Close.This past week, he’s been performing in London with Toolroom Records. Represented by the Sink or Swim Label, Guz will bring full-on party vibes to Cervantes. Check out a clip of one of his past sets here!

He’s joined by Offaiah of the Defected label. The DJ has more than 400,000 monthly Spotify listeners. Offaiah grew up in East London. Considered a phoenix-from-the-ashes story, his stage name is a play on the words “all” and “fire.” He’s been producing hits since 2000. His debut, Trouble, was one of 2016’s biggest dance records. A helicopter crash in 2017 took the artist out of commission for a bit, but the DJ is back on the scene in full force right now. His most recent single Up All Night is out now. Don’t miss this frontrunner of progressive house music.

March 17th: VCTRE + A Whole Lot More

March 17th continues stacking the eclectic SHIFT music collection. This night, see multiple artists on both sides of the venue! This will be an evening of signature dub and dance blends. VCTRE and Sumthin Sumthin headline the Ballroom. These two have a recent song together, check out Flutter. VCTRE pops off with his guttural bass and boisterous swagger. Get hyped for special guest Saka! Saka brings bass music from Hong Kong. Click here for Saka‘s song with Sumthin Sumthin, Damage.

Simultaneously, see Somatoast, Drrtywulvz, Dillard, and Quite Possibly perform on the Other Side. Somatoast takes listeners on a “multi-instrumental voyage through wacky circus dance music, expansive jazzy nuances, and left-field sound design.” Drrtywulvz brings his take on glitch and psydub music. Check out his newest album here.

March 24th: Black Carl & Player Dave

Next on March 24th, Black Carl and Player Dave headline. Hailing from Alabama, Black Carl has opened for Boogie T, Liquid Stranger, and more. He offers neurotic bass, both classic and progressive. Player Dave is an innovative artist from San Diego. Check out his latest release, Dumb.

Additionally, Oakk and Chmura are the featured guests. Performing first is Chmura from Vermont. This month, Chmura is performing in Salt Lake City, Dallas, and Denver. Don’t miss this popular artist’s set! Then, all the way from Canada, comes Oakk. He’s a master of blissful, organic tunes.

March 31st: Zeke Beats Digital Death Tour

Finally, the Zeke Beats Digital Death Tour closes out on March’s Shift Thursdays. Zeke Beats‘s new EP came out last month, check it out here. He blends hip-hop and grime into signature bass. The talented Australian musician is playing eleven shows across the U.S. this year. If you’re a fan of Blunts & Blondes or Shanghai Doom, you’ll love this headliner. Huxley Anne supports with her unique sound. She mixes abstract hip-hop, heavy bass, experimental electronica, and textural ambiance. Anne opened for Nghtmre and Slander‘s Alchemy Tour. This DJ is also a famed creative director. She’s directed videos and sets for Vince Staples, Migos, and Kehlani. Check out her creative video work here!

Cervantes and River Beats offer a plethora of amazing electronic music this month. From local Colorado talent to European stars, every artist is a master of unique sound. If you’re out of state, SHIFT Thursdays are well worth a trip to Denver.

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Temple Nightclub In March

Temple Nightclub In March

Denver’s hottest nightclub is in the heart of the Golden Triangle Creative District. And, it’s the city’s most modern venue. Prepare for thundering music, floor-to-ceiling lights and hypnotic visuals. Keep reading for Temple‘s events in March! Importantly, 1$ from each ticket goes to When The Music Stops, a suicide prevention organization.

March 3: Xie

LA-based DJ Xie kicks off March at Temple. She has opened for Illenium and RL Grime. Xie combines EDM, pop, and hip-hop. Best of all, she sings and plays multiple instruments. Don’t miss her show! After all, there’s nothing quite like a DJ set that features live vocals and instruments.

March 4: Yultron

Yultron headlined EDC Las Vegas in 2019. This fall, he goes on tour with Troyboi! Don’t miss this king of dance’s set at Temple Nightclub.

March 5: So Tuff So Cute

Presented by Temple and Global Dance is So Tuff So Cute. The DJ duo has performed at Coachella, Lollapalooza, and more. Futurism and fantasticism defines their unique rock and bass.

March 10: Ranger Trucco

Ranger Trucco is a producer and vocalist. He’s new on the dance scene, with shows lined up across the country. Check out his bass-heavy unique sound on March 10th.

March 12: Solardo

Solardo is also a DJ duo. In 2019, they performed at Tomorrowland, EDC Las Vegas, Ultra, Glastonbury, and more. Solardo specializes in iconic house tunes and remixes.

March 17: Black V Neck

This month, Temple has a thing for DJ duos. Likewise, Miami natives Ian and Julian make up Black V Neck. These two deliver an inventive take on house music.

March 18: Marten Horger

Similarly, Marten Horger is a leader of high-energy bass music. Typically performing over eighty shows a year, he promises a fantastic night of EDM.

March 19: Madds

Next, MADDS. South African DJ Madison Louch holds residencies in Las Vegas and Houston. On March 19th, she brings her unfettered creativity to downtown Denver.

March 23: Not Your Grandma’s Bingo

Mirus Art Bar presents bingo with a twist! The gameshow-themed night is hosted by drag queen Lala Sears. Also, DJ Charisma accompanies. The night starts off at 7pm and is free to play. Additionally, this night features discount and special drinks.

March 26: Borgeous

Finally, platinum-selling DJ Borgeous closes out March at Temple Nightclub.

In conclusion, March is full of fun events at Temple Nightclub. For tickets and a full event calendar, click here. The nightclub is 21+. For VIP experiences, email vip@templedenver.com.

Temple In February

Temple is the unrivaled spot to be on weekends in Denver. The nightclub features state of the art lighting, visuals, sound, and talent. This month at Temple is packed with elite evenings. Keep reading for Party Guru’s guide to the higher dimension of nightlife in February 2022.

February 5: No Mana

Visual and musical artist No Mana has performed at Ultra Miami and EDC Las Vegas. His video game-inspired aesthetic will light up Temple‘s dance floor. If you like deadmau5, you’ll love No Mana’s music under the deadmau5 label.

February 8, 15, 22: Techno Taco Tuesday

Temple offers three techno-focused nights this February. Cera Khin headlines on the 8th. Her music is industrial and hardcore. She emphasizes high energy and dance in her production. Headliners for the 15th and 22nd are yet to be announced.

February 10: Hard Candy Burlesque Show; Tommy Trash

The burlesque show starts at 8pm. Then, Tommy Trash kicks off at 9pm until 2am. His remixes are so good that one earned a Grammy nomination. These “Transform Thursdays” at Temple offer a more relaxed, community-hangout vibe than the usual club atmosphere.

February 11: Denver House Collective; Joel Corry

Every Friday 6pm-10pm at the Mirus Art Bar is Happy Hour! Start your evening with board games, art, and music. Drinks are discounted! February 11th offers a Valentines card-making station. Also, if you stay til 10pm, entry to Temple is free! Later, Joel Corry opens the dance floor. This London-based producer has been playing clubs across Europe for ten years.

February 12: JSTJR

JSTJR is a frontrunner of the zouk bass movement. His experimental EDM emphasizes imagery and emotion. The Saturday show will be energetic!

February 18: Valentino Khan

Valentino Khan incorporates bass, trap, house and more. Join the party from 10pm to 2am!

February 19: Ofenbach

Dance with the Parisian DJ duo! They’ve toured all around the world. Ofenbach makes elite deep house music. They just released their single, “On My Shoulders.”

February 24: Open Art Night; Royalty Premier

Entry is free to Art Night! Live painters and local vendors begin at 7pm. Immerse in creative energy and cocktails. Then, hip-hop royalty begin performing at 10pm. Prince JDC promises a hype and entertaining night.

February 25: Baile de Carnival; Juelz

The 25th at Temple is a Brazilian carnival party! Also, Vancouver producer Juelz performs this night. He fuses hip-hop and electronica.

February 26: DJ Pauly D

Global Dance presents DJ Pauly D! The celebrity DJ has residencies in Las Vegas and Atlantic City. He excels at classic club music. This will be a captivating night.

See a full calendar and purchase tickets here.

Start The Road To Global Dub Festival!

Start prepping for festival season at Cervantes Ballroom! February’s second Shift Thursday will not disappoint. Global Dub at Red Rocks Amphitheatre is the first major dance show of summer concert season. It is on May 21, 2022. However, you don’t have to wait til May. Get in the spirit this February! February 24th at Cervantes has been dubbed “The Road to Global Dub Festival.” Get tickets here.

Esseks Headlines Here, Then Opens Global Dub

Esseks headlines February’s second installment of the Shift series. He is performing at Global Dub Festival alongside Peekaboo and Dirt Monkey. Every year, Global Dub is one of Red Rocks‘ most anticipated festivals. On the 24th, Cervantes offers a sneak peek of the highly anticipated night.

Esseks will bring cutting-edge dance production to Denver. His music is centered around the bass genre edged with darker notes. His discography boasts stellar remixes and popular originals. Check out his recent single “Swamp Lord.

The Openers

UK-born A Hundred Drums accompanies this Shift night. Her powerful music is primal and pulsating. A Hundred Drums‘ signature sonics mesh experimental hip-hop, psychedelic bass, and indigenous hand drums. Check out her top songs “Bone Dust” and “Apex. You’ll love her music if you like Rezz! A Hundred Drums has been chosen to support Rezz‘s 2022. The tour has dates across North America including Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles. Get help planning a trip here!

Also bringing the party to Denver on the 24th is Jon Casey and Knetica. Hailing from South Africa, Jon Casey creates beautiful experimental electro. Casey is a self-taught artist. At only twenty years old, a fantastic future of mixing house, bass, and halftime awaits him. Then, emerging artist Knetica will fill Cervantes with artistic bass music.

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Shift Night is an eclectic EDM experience. It’s definitely worth a trip to Denver, which you can plan here!

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Get Shifty At Denver’s Shift Thursdays!

There’s a new party night in Denver! Shift Thursdays at Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom showcase an array of artists. For anyone who loves a great vibe, this is for you! This February, start your weekend early with Luzcid on February 17th. Then, on February 24th, start prepping for festival season! Esseks will be paving “the road to Global Dub Festival.”

Fans of EDM will be right at home at Shift Thursdays. However, each week also features masters of house, bass, and trance music. Shift Thursday offers combinations of every sub-genre of electronic music. Truly, there is an artist for everyone at Cervantes‘ fun-filled nights. Get your tickets here.

Luzcid and Smith

Get loopy with Luzcid on February 17th. His music is a sonic odyssey. The genre-defying DJ promises an auditory adventure at Denver’s coolest venue. Spotify describes his art as “hip hop-esque, expansive, psychedelic bass music.” You can also listen to Luzcid here.

Three phenomenal artists open. First, Smith. He brings unique production and playful bass. You might recognize Smith. from his support at Subtronics‘ shows. He excels at adding a signature touch to timeless tracks.

A Denver Party with the DJ Duos

Also, Shanghai Doom and As Above/So Below will be opening. Both are DJ duos. Hailing from New Jersey, Shanghai Doom has mastered experimental bass. Their music mixes sinister notes with heavy electronic infusion. Look forward to a set of dark and heavy bass.

Based in Belgium, As Above/So Below has a style of techno. Blending melancholy synths with pounding basslines, they create a hypnotizing environment. Their hypnotic music is sure to entrance Cervantes on the 17th.

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Shift Thursdays is an eclectic EDM experience. It’s definitely worth a trip to Denver, which you can plan here!

High Ground Festival Takes Denver To A Higher Level

Denver’s High Ground Festival debuted on October 2nd. It blended music, nature, and local vendors and artists. The day was sunny as High Ground opened its gates at noon. Summer was certainly not ready to say goodbye. Soon after, downtown Levitt Pavilion was alive and vibrant with electrifying techno.

The festival boasted two stages. The main High Ground Stage overlooked Levitt’s massive grassy amphitheater. Several Denver-based artists including Jacklndn and Bass Physics performed there until midafternoon.

Festival Main Stage

Los Angeles DJ Pluko graced the stage. I’ve wanted to catch a Pluko show for years! Saturday’s set did not disappoint. Pluko matched infectious heavy bass with a delicate sonic texture. Hearing his hit “Breath” was a highlight of the festival. If you like ODESZA, you’ll love pluko

After, Chet Porter followed. Festivalgoers went crazy for his remixes of San Holo and Flume songs. Finally, Chet Porter performed his recent release “Life’s So Good”. The rock/EDM fusion is beautifully on-trend and frenetically unique. 

As dusk fell on Levitt Pavilion, Louis Futon took the stage. Denver’s skyline glowed behind the main stage. Louis Futon‘s set was utterly unique. His visuals were reminiscent of the 70s/80s psychedelic era. Truly iconic EDM sets always have live instrument features, and Louis Futon ‘s guests did not disappoint. Dreamy saxophone and flute complemented Futon’s electronic tunes. The refreshing harmony took High Ground’s energy to the next level.

Levitate Stage

On the other side of the park was the Levitate Stage. It showcased several Denver musicians. The smaller stage was made even more intimate by it being literally filled with trees. Setting a rave stage in a mini forest made this stretch of the park its own little world. High Ground Festival was truly a special experience. 

My favorite of the Levitate performers was LYFTD. Their show transformed the lush green stage with wild sounds and lights. The Denver duo produced unique futuristic melodies. Notes of funk, rock, and soul dotted the electronic wubs. Andrew Scully killing it on the electric guitar perfected their set. Be sure to check out LYFTD‘s latest single “Can’t Stop”.

Local Art, Food, Culture

High Ground Festival was full of local vendors. Dozens of local merchants sold fashion, CBD, food, drinks, and more. I especially appreciated the Denver Chip Co’s 5$ chip/dip deal.

High Ground Festival is now home to the Transcendome. Festivalgoers meditated and relaxed in the massive tent. Further along the park, graffiti artists spent the day tagging the festival logo onto a massive temporary wall. Several painters overlooked the main stage, creating and selling pieces for the whole day. It was a fantastic showcase of Denver culture.

The Festival Headliners

Raver favorites Kasbo and Snakehips co-headlined the night. Their two sets were colorful and energetic. 

This was Kasbo‘s first headlining festival. He delivered flawlessly! Kasbo‘s music is entrancing and minimalistic. Chelsea Cutler’s delicious vocals echoed across Denver’s downtown amphitheater. The hit song “Found You” was definitely an audience favorite.

After, Snakehips took the stage. The audience’s energy was ethereal and exciting. Snakehips is an iconic duo hailing from the UK. Their atmospheric beats were soon filling the park. The crowd went wild for their global hits “All My Friends” and “Don’t Leave.”

Til Next Year!

The High Ground Festival was an environment, unlike any festival I’ve attended. It was intimate and relaxed yet wild and energetic. Keep an eye out for next year’s experience here!

Photos by Tony Moore

Supertask Leads A Super Concert At Cervantes

Supertask At Cervantes

Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom was full of life at the Shift night concert. Last Thursday, seven talented musicians performed on two stages. With headliners Supertask and Sully, it was bound to be a success. 

A Thundering Start to the Night

Before and during the concert, there was plenty of unique artwork and live painting to check out. At eight o’clock, the venue’s resident DJ began. Mikey Thunder set the mood for a fantastic evening. Above all, Mikey is a master of unsuspecting vibe switches in his DJing. He alternated frenetic wubs with ethereal tunes. Then, his mixing became more futuristic and edgy. Truly, an amazing set. As one of the bartenders told me when I asked who was on stage: “Mikey Thunder is THE man!”

The Openers

Coming all the way from Pennyslvania, Tiedye Ky delivered a unique combination of smooth melodies and distorted bass. Check out his latest release, “I Want 2 Fly Away.” The song is dually soothing and energetic.

Then, we heard the intense grooviness of Mport. His latest song “Fearless” was my favorite neck-breaker of the night.

Dual Stages!

Cervantes boasts two stages. The main ballroom and the “Other Side” give the venue its name. Also, it’s charm and uniqueness. The iconic venue has been around since 2003. However, the building itself has been hosting concerts and parties since the 1930s. One can sense the decades-old charm that exists between the two stages.

On one side, fans could dance to Supertask and Tiedye Ky. Then, take a short walk through the venue! The sounds of Sully, Pierce, and Mport bounced and boomed from the other stage. Truly, an outstanding and distinctive experience.

Visual Perfection

It was “Shift Thursday” at Cervantes. Undoubtedly, the music was elite. The aura of the crowd was fun, leaving nothing to be desired. But also, the evening was aptly named due to the visuals on-screen. Any regular EDM patron knows that concert visuals can be just as good as the music. Sometimes, better! The art on the screen can make or break a venue’s vibes. At Shift night, the colors on screen swirled, shifted, and dripped. Certainly, the backdrop complemented the music fantastically.

The Headliners

Supertask and Sully headlined the two stages. Supertask’s top songs are “Get to You” and “Divide”. They each have nearly two million plays on Spotify. Check out his latest EP “Captcha”! It has three fantastic songs. Certainly, the crowd could not get enough of Supertask and his super sounds. 

Simultaneously, Sully performed on the other side of Cervantes. Hailing from Detroit, Sully provided an unforgettable bass experience. I was most excited to finally see his breakout single “Duck Hummus.” Check out his latest song, “How Much Further.” It features G-Rex and The Arcturians.

A Night to Remember

Certainly, this past Shift Thursday was a success. The openers and headliners alike created a superb evening in Denver. This week, Cervantes will feature six artists on Thursday. Be sure to check out the venue downtown!

Photos by Ethan Klement

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Mile High Concert with Em Possible, Know Self

EM POSSIBLE

Last Sunday, singer-songwriter extraordinaire Em Possible put on a mesmerizing concert. It was at Mile High Spirits in downtown Denver. She hails from the mile high city herself. Em has been singing since before she could talk. She’s spoken and performed at TEDx events. You might have seen her at Denver’s Stars and Stripes Streetfest this summer. Now, her albums Stupid Love and Time are available everywhere.

Following Em tonight was talented rapper Know Self. He formally calls himself Knowledge Thyself. During the concert, the rapper translated his name into his art exceptionally. Know Self‘s mission is to heal and activate through music. His top songs are “Conscious Thought” and “The Healing.” Clearly, his music is full of philosophy and enlightenment. Check out his recent album Flight of the Phoenix.

Accompanied by a lively band, Em Possible’s voice hypnotized the audience immediately. Ranging from sweet and raspy to funky and resounding, the artist defined herself tonight as truly genre-defying. Her performance was sweet yet spicy. It was girly yet, funky. Also, soothing yet, invigorating. Above all, angsty electric guitar accentuated powerful vocals perfectly. The downtown street echoed her unique sound as concertgoers enjoyed the show. Ted Kleist on the guitar truly showed out.

Em’s most entrancing moment was her performance of “Monday Morning.” Raw emotion from the singer filled the venue during this song. Immediately, the funky ballad echoed an excellent combination of soul and rock. Then, she closed her part of the concert with a cover of Emotional Oranges’ “West Coast Love”. Em’s voice complemented the lyrics and vibes with perfect precision. The artist added an edgy twist to the cool beach bop.

Em Possible and Know Self performed a surprise collaboration. Her lovely vocals and his hype lines bounced off each other in awesome harmony. The intimate venue glowed with pink and purple, blue and green lights. Enchantingly, the unexpected duo collaborated onstage. In conclusion, this collaboration cemented the night as fantastically genre-defying.

Spiritual rapper Know Self followed Em’s wonderful set. Refined and uplifting, Know Self’s lyrics took Mile High Spirits on a journey of encouraging enlightenment. It is no exaggeration to say that Know Self was absolutely spitting bars. Continually, I was impressed by his smooth voice and flawless delivery. DJ Roadhouse’s harmonic melodies complemented the rapper’s words. The lyrics were enlightening. Vulnerably, his words were raw and real. No doubt about it, Know Self is a rapper to look out for.

Chat With Em Possible

I caught up with Em Possible after her captivating set. Have a look into her artistic development:

Question: Who inspired you to make music?

Em: My friend Craig in high school taught me how to play a little bit of guitar. Unfortunately, he passed away a year after. I felt like I had to keep going for him.

Question: Which person would you love to collaborate with? Dead or alive?

Em: Amy Winehouse! Someone alive, though, who inspired me to step outside my comfort zone, would be ZZ Ward.

Question: How would you describe your music?

Em: Funk rock!

Party Guru has a full interview with Em Possible by Danielle Sparano here.

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