Decadence Arizona Starts The Countdown To The New Year

Decadence Arizona Starts The Countdown For The New Year

As the countdown begins to the New Year of 2022, Relentless Beats and their partner, Global Dance, have been working day and night to curate such an exclusive lineup for this year’s Decadence Arizona. Global sensation, Marshmello, has just announced that he will be celebrating the new year solely at Decadence! Him and amongst other talented artists, such as Loud Luxury and TVBOO, will also be joining this stacked line up that will be held at Rawhide Event Center in Chandler, Arizona on December 30th and 31st, 2021.

Lineup

To give you the full details on the day to day lineup, Relentless Beats and Global dance just released Decadence’s schedule: 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30

Alesso; Alison Wonderland; BIJOU; Chris Lake; DJ Snake; Gem & Tauri; Kaskade; Madeon (dj set); Martin Ikin; Nora En Pure; Purple Disco Machine; Seven Lions; Austin Feldman and Dark Mark.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31

Alan Walker; Destructo; Diesel, aka Shaquille O’Neal; Dillon Francis; Excision; Fisher; Gordo; Lost Kings; Loud Luxury; Marshmello; Sonny Fodera; TVBOO; 2SOON, and Animate.

Travel Packages

New to Decadence AZ this year, Relentless Beats has introduced Travel Packages for both those local in-town fans and those traveling in from other parts of the country. Attendees can reserve packages for as little as $80 down, which includes a two-night hotel stay, a two-day festival ticket, festival Merch, expedited entry into the festival, access to the Travel Saloon, after-party access, and two penny drinks (1 per day/21+). Various tier levels and payment plans are available to book now. Additionally, Relentless Beats is now accepting Table Service Requests and Reservations.

Tickets

Two-Day General Admission passes for Decadence Arizona are on sale now for $179, before fees. Two-Day VIP passes will be available at two levels: Standard VIP, including everything that a GA ticket provides, plus express VIP entrance, a commemorative lanyard, access to VIP lounge, VIP front row viewing, premium restrooms, and passed desserts in the VIP areas. A Two-Day Platinum VIP includes everything that the Standard VIP pass has, plus: complimentary drinks, side stage viewing, access to artist hospitality lounge, steakhouse quality dinner, exclusive festival gift bag, and festival concierge. You must be age 21 and up to purchase Platinum VIP passes. Single-day General Admission, VIP, and Platinum ticket options have recently gone on sale. For full details and all ticket options, including payment plan options, visit www.decadencearizona.com. Decadence Arizona is an 18+ event.

This is going to be such a memorable weekend and I cannot wait to ring in the New Year at Decadence Arizona. Where will you be? 

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Late Night Radio: The Exclusive Interview

Late Night Radio comes to The Ogden for his long-awaited return on November 20th. Joined by the infamous Michael Menert, Bad Snacks, Def3, and Kaptain, the electro-funk DJ is a local favorite and never fails to put on a blast of a show every time. The budding producer and DJ, who’s real name is Alex Medellin, grew up around music, attending church and experiencing live music from a very young age. Gospel progressions, hip-hop, and funk sounds have played a huge role in influencing Medellin’s sound.

The multi-faceted and genre-bending DJ brings a fusion of live instrumentation plus the more electronic elements which combine to create sets of pure magic. We sat down with the artist to chat about his upcoming Ogden show in Denver! Check it out below.

The Man Behind The Beats

Getting Into the Interview

Late Night Radio: The Official Interview

Party Guru Press: Hey there! We’re stoked you’re coming to The Ogden. What do you remember about your Denver fans that you’re ready to experience again on November 20?

LNR: The feeling of community and family.

Party Guru Press: What is one memory you have from Denver that you’ll always remember?

LNR: The Sunday release party will always have a special place in my heart.

Party Guru Press: How would you say your style has evolved since you first became an artist?

LNR: Really I’m just more comfortable in doing whatever I feel at the moment.

Party Guru Press: How will this set differ from your last?
LNR: New music….

Party Guru Press: Do you have any upcoming releases or projects we should know about? What about merchandise?
LNR: Ya, I’m in the process of wrapping up my new bass heavy Ep Back Around 

Party Guru Press: What does a typical day in your life look like?
LNR: I’m pretty much either holed up in the studio or romping around a river somewhere in the mountains fly fishing. 

Party Guru Press: If you could describe your sound in 3 words, what would they be?
LNR: Keep Soul Alive

Party Guru Press: Where do you see yourself as an artist in the next 5 years? 10?
LNR: 10 years ago I could have never imagined being able to have the life I have now so I have no idea. 

Party Guru Press: Any upcoming festivals or events you’re playing?
LNR: NYE Philos Takeover in Detroit is going to be one for the books. 

Party Guru Press: Last question…do you consider yourself a Party Guru?
LNR: Well since I can count the amount of afterparties I’ve been to my entire career on two hands I’d say no. 

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We’d like to say thank you to Alex for taking the time to chat with us before his headlining show. We’re stoked to check out the infamous Late Night Radio at one of Denver’s best venues, The Ogden Theater. If you enjoy funky beats and DJ’s that bring a level of talent unlike any other, this show is for you. Grab your tickets below before they sell out!

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Playboi Carti Heats Up Red Rocks Amphitheatre This Weekend

Playboi Carti describes himself as a “modern-day rock star.” This Friday, November 19th, Red Rocks Amphitheater is going to see exactly that at the “PLAYBOI CARTI: KING VAMP” tour.

The twenty-five-year-old American rapper, whose real name is Jordan Terrell Carter, hails from Atlanta, Georgia. He exploded into the rap and hip-hop scene in recent years. The self-proclaimed “punk anarchist” brings a unique and modern-day twist on what typically is considered hip-hop in the industry. Playboi Carti is largely recognized for his gothic looks and contradictory personality. Certainly, his music remains, unlike anything you’ve ever heard. He is constantly pushing the limits and breaking the boundaries of genre. The young rapper dabbles in hip-hop, rap, punk, and rock genres, with his recent chart-topping hit this year “Miss The Rage” (featuring Trippie Redd) boasting over 16 million views on YouTube. The track is sure to light up Red Rocks Amphitheater this weekend.

True Playboi Carti knows his original mixtape from 2017, which catapulted the young rapper into fame. The debut mixtape premiered early in the year 2017 and featured the Billboard charting single “Magnolia” and “Woke Up Like This” (featuring Lil Uzi Vert). His debut studio album “Die Lit” was released in 2018. It was ranked high on the Billboard Charts as well, coming in at Number 3. 

The city of Morrison is in for a treat this weekend, as rap and hip-hop shows at Red Rocks are incomparable to any other venue. Playboi Carti will be joined by twenty-five-year-old fireball Rico Nasty and another Atlanta budding rap star Ken Car$on. Despite the cold temperatures, we’re definitely looking forward to getting LIT this Friday. Click here to buy tickets if you haven’t already.

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Powabunga Festival Makes Its Magnificent Return To Vail This December

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Winter in Colorado is absolutely breathtaking. Whether you call this state your home or make it a point to visit during the winter months, there is something to be said about spending time surrounded by the beautiful snowcapped mountain ranges. Nestled deep in the Rocky Mountains lies a small town called Vail, Colorado. This internationally-renowned winter destination is extremely popular for skiers and riders, as well as anyone looking to step away from everyday life and simply relax.

This December, one of Colorado’s newest music festivals is making its magnificent return to Vail. Powabunga Festival is set to take place from Thursday, December 9th to Sunday, December 12th. This festival will include “four epic days and nights of live music and mountain activities“. Powabunga will be held outdoors at Ford Park, with official after-parties at various locations.

The Powabunga Experience

Spring of 2019 marked the first time that Powabunga transpired in Colorful Colorado. After the event’s massive success, the festival was supposed to take place in two locations in the spring of 2020: Vail, CO, and Lake Tahoe, NV. Unfortunately, Powabunga had to be canceled due to COVID-19.

This year, the festival is back and better than ever. The insane lineup features headliners Rüfüs Du Sol and Bob Moses. In addition, attendees can look forward to seeing Vintage Culture, Elderbrook, Channel Tres, LP Giobbi, and more. View the full lineup below!

So far, the event’s schedule is as follows. The Welcome Party will take place on Thursday before the official festival and after-parties on Friday and Saturday. Finally, Bottomless Bunga Brunch closes out the weekend on Sunday. If the event aligns with 2019, attendees can expect to see various food, drink, and craft vendors as well as art installations at the festival. Additionally, heat lamps and seating areas will be available in the VIP section.

Discover Vail, one of Powabunga‘s official sponsors, has facilitated putting together a guide for those who plan on attending. Click here for more information on skiing and riding, après functions, dining and nightlife, and shopping. For those coming from out of town, travel accommodations for the event can be viewed here. It’s totally possible (and easy!) to get to and from your chosen Vail Resort hotel and your local airport of choice.

Secure Your Tickets

Currently, the only ticket still available for sale is the general admission weekend pass. Which provides the ticketholder access to the venue for the two festival days, December 10th and 11th. For those that scored a VIP ticket before they sold out, a bunch of extra perks is added. This includes a premium viewing area with heaters, passed hors d’oeuvers, a VIP tent with a private bar, and heated bathroom trailers.

Thinking you’ll decide to send it with your squad? Click here for tickets!

Let’s Boogie

Powabunga Festival will be here before we know it! Grab those beanies and oversized winter jackets. Lace-up your dancing (snow)boots, and start hydrating now. Secure your tickets and travel plans, and let’s get ready to boogie.

Here are a few pro-tips before you make your way to Vail:

  1. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate, especially if you are not used to the altitude. Water is important, and it will be for sale in the venue throughout the weekend. You can always boost your hydration with electrolytes!
  2. Bring extra layers. The weather will change significantly when the sun goes down, and it’s better to have extra clothes for when the temperature drops. Also, handwarmers are always great to have.
  3. Bring hearing protection. Outdoor venues are still loud, and we’ve heard that Powabunga has a bangin’ sound system.
  4. Designate a sober driver for the night, use the town’s bus service, or rideshare! Safety first, ladies and gents.
  5. Always be kind, considerate, and respectful!

We’ll see you in Vail!

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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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Yung Gravy Smothers The Boulder Theater With Comedy And Passionate Energy

Yung Gravy Smothers The Boulder Theater With Comedy And Passionate Energy

Yung Gravy Smothers the Boulder Theater with Comedy and Passionate Energy

If one word was, to sum up, Yung Gravy’s performance at the Boulder Theater on November 2nd, 2021, it would most definitely be lighthearted. The artist from Rochester, Minnesota wasted no time showing a relaxed, yet childlike presence on stage. He truly delivered a memorable performance in front of a vibrant audience.

Matthew Hurai, better known as Yung Gravy has been a professional hip-hop artist since 2016. He broke into stardom back in 2018 thanks to social media platform giant, SoundCloud, who helped promote his first platinum-certified single, “Mr. Clean”. Since then, Yung Gravy has performed and sold out several shows across the U.S. As well, he has an upcoming debut tour in Europe next year. His unique sound pairs 1950s oldies music as well as 1970s soul music with modern, trap-infused beats.

To start off the evening, Yung Gravy’s DJ, Tiiiip, appeared before a rowdy crowd of predominantly energetic Boulder students. He mixed together popular songs from a variety of eras, including Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’” and Miley Cyrus’ “Party in the U.S.A.”, to hype up the eager audience.    

Shortly after Tiiiip’s solo set, Yung Gravy approached the stage in a calm, yet collective manner as hundreds of spectators screamed with uncaged excitement. The stage lights dazzled on Yung Gravy as he opened his set with his funk-laced banger, “Gravy Train”. He directly followed up with his breakout hit, “Mr. Clean”, which ironically coordinated with his soothing voice that echoed through the speakers in between songs. 

Aside from how Yung Gravy portrayed himself as a performing artist that night, seeing him humbly portray himself as a person became an intriguing part of his set. Throughout the set, he discussed his perennial love for sports, which energized the college football-crazed crowd. To play along with Yung Gravy, Tiiiip enthusiastically threw on the NFL on Fox theme, as a wave of kids jumped up and down with excitement. Yung Gravy also portrayed his friendly demeanor when he let his DJ and his producer rhyme with him on stage during select songs. Yung Gravy displayed his romantic and softer side, as he gracefully tossed roses that were directed towards the younger women in the crowd.

To settle down his vivacious spectators, he performed sentimental songs like “Charlene” and established a more soothing mood to his set in contrast to the vibrant club anthems that he started the show with. 

Conclusion

Aside from his musical performances, Yung Gravy’s infamous on-stage segments were the most unforgettable part of his set. These sudden antics consisted of jovial throws of both water bottles and carrot cake into the audience. Shortly after supplying the audience with perishables, he proceeded to show off an unexplained tattoo of Martha Stewart’s name inked on his upper shoulder before performing his song with the famous Food Network’s star name in the title.

Yung Gravy’s merry persona may make him one of hip-hop’s funniest live performers, but his passionate and fan-appreciative performance on-stage that night in Boulder was no joke. With joyful energy that distinctly matched the power of his tender heartbeat, he not only showed that he was a talented performing artist but showed that he was a master at crowd control as well.

Hurai’s performance style resonates with fans not only in the hip-hop community but also connects with fans that carry eclectic tastes in music. For that reason, his live performances, such as this one, are the coating to mainstream hip-hop’s turkey. With this type of charismatic performance, he likely won’t be leaving the music industry alone anytime soon.

Sfam And Friends With A Spicy Guest

Sfam And Friends With A Spicy Guest

Sfam headlined Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom in Denver bringing a spicy special guest along for the night.

The Openers

Starting the night off was Contra Scandal. He is a Denver local producer known for producing deep bass tracks and incorporating the violin into his live sets.

The next act of the evening was Big City. They are a duo based out of Virginia producing experimental bass music. Big City really got the crowd moving. They are known to release a lot of music with Meso’s music collective Spicy Bois.” They have also released an EP with Boogie T’s Label “Drama Club Recordings“.

As the night went on UM.. (um dot dot) graced the stage. They have so much original music released independently. In addition, they have released music on labels such as “Electric Hawk” and “Dead Beats”. All in all, they really set the tone for what was to come.

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Once the time came for sfam, they wasted no time to get into their set. These guys didn’t come to the bass capital to not drop some heavy-hitting bass. They also debuted multiple unreleased IDs and collaborations such as a new song with fellow New Orleans producer Tvboo, getting a cheering reaction from the crowd.

After sfam concluded their set, they were preparing to bring out the special guest they’ve been teasing for a few days prior to the event.

As they announced that they had brought Meso founder of music collective “Spicy Bois” out to play the remaining hour slot of the night, the crowd went crazy. Throughout his hour-long set he played out his newest collaboration with LSDream “Love Rocket.” This lineup of artists was all around stacked for some up-and-coming experimental bass producers to push their sound.

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San Holo’s Euphoric Sounds Are Coming To The Mission Ballroom

bb u ok?

This Thursday, November 11th, San Holo is bringing his bb u ok? tour to Denver, Colorado. In just a few days, the Mission Ballroom will be filled with euphoric, future bass music and thousands of loyal fans.

Light“, “We Rise“, and “lift me from the ground (feat. Sofie Winterson) are just a few of San Holo‘s iconic original tracks. This Dutch musician, producer, and DJ has been releasing music for the past seven years. His first official release was his Cosmos EP in 2014. Soon after, he put out music on various labels including OWSLA and Monstercat. Since then, San Holo has gained worldwide recognition for his unique, electrifying sounds that bridge the gap between different genres.

His debut album, album1, premiered in 2018. In June of this year, he released his second album, titled bb u ok?. San Holo is also the founder of the label bitbird. In addition to self-releasing various tracks on the label, artists including Taska Black and Droeloe have also found success through bitbird.

About The Show

Kasbo, Chet Porter, and Rome In Silver will also be playing on Thursday night. These artists all have a similar sound to San Holo, making them perfect additions to the event’s lineup. Furthermore, these three artists all have a connection to San Holo in one way or another. For example, Rome In Silver’s latest release is out now via bitbird and Chet Porter has a track with San Holo on bb u ok? titled you’ve changed, i’ve changed“.

The Mission Ballroom is located on the North end of the RiNo Art District. This revolutionary venue opened at the end of 2019 and is owned by AEG Presents. One of the most unique aspects of this new venue is the fact that the stage has the ability to be moved in order to adjust the capacity for each show. This way, each show will feel more intimate and engaging. Moreover, there is a large tiered seating/standing area in the back of the venue along with two VIP balconies so that everyone can have a great view of the stage.

If you plan on attending San Holo’s bb u ok? show this Thursday, keep in mind that proof of full COVID-19 vaccination is required. The physical vaccination card will be accepted as well as a photo of the card or a digital copy via the MyColorado app.

Get Ready To ↑%

Now, we hope that you’re ready to enter the mesmerizing world of San Holo this Thursday at the Mission Ballroom. His beautiful music accompanied by bright visuals and live instrumentation are sure to make for a memorable night. It’s been a while since San Holo has played in Denver, so the anticipation is high. If you want an insider’s look at how bb u ok? was made before you attend the show, check out his album documentary on Youtube, filmed by Haley Lan.

Click here to secure your tickets for the show. You can also pre-pay for parking if you don’t plan on using rideshare services. Finally, follow the social media links below to keep up with San Holo and, of course, stay vibrant.

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The Perfect Halloween Eve Party: Supernatural Fest

Denver’s biggest Halloween Dance Festival returned on October 30th. Global Dance brought Supernatural Festival to the National Western Complex in Denver, Colorado. It was sure to be a wicked good time, with six stages and a stunning lineup featuring top artists Galantis, Snails, Flux Pavillion, Monxx, and Spag Heddy.  Also, Denver local favorites Mport and Decadon graced the stage. Other Denver locals DJ’s also made an appearance. 

The night kicked off at 7 pm and attendees filled up the National Western Complex quickly with hundreds of unique and fun costumes. The venue was filled with the Halloween theme and vibe all throughout. It consisted of six different stages: Supernatural Arena, Afterlife Hall, Dungeon, Badlands Bass Hall, Haunted Academy, and Purgatory. Each stage had a different vibe of music suitable for every single type of electronic dance music lover. From drum and bass, house, and dubstep, attendees were sure to have a great time. Supernatural Arena also had various vendors, so attendees were able to pick up a new Grassroots hat or even merchandise to support their favorite artists. 

Starting The Night Off

Kicking the night off at the Supernatural Arena was Faybl and Ecotek right after. Following them were Wuki and Gammer.

Denver locals took over the Afterlife Hall and Dungeon with B2B’s. Afterlife Hall featured Skittez B2B Scvllywvg. Saltee B2B They Invade slayed the Dungeon stage. B2B’s at both stages continued almost all night long. 

Over at the Badlands Bass Hall, Rettchit kicked off the night with Mport, and T-Mass following. At the Haunted Academy, DJ E b2B Breaking Bad Started the night off. The Purgatory featured DJYEAHYEAH opening with a two-hour set! 

Dubstep fans were in for a treat with Decadon, Monxx, and Spag Heddy taking the stage. The crowd was definitely packed with happy attendees head-banging. Over at the Supernatural Arena, Flux Pavillion took the stage. Following right after was Knife Party, who both blew the crowd away. 

Ending the night off was Galantis at the Supernatural Arena and Snails at Badlands Bass Hall. Galantis played a variety of house and dubstep, including one of their popular song “Love On Me” with smoke and sparks shooting off. 

Conclusion

Global Dance certainly gave attendees an unforgettable Halloween eve night, with diverse artists and amazing production. We can’t wait to see what Global Dance has planned for Denver forthcoming!

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