The production was next-level all night.

DMVU and Toadface have been huge names in the bass music scene for years now. They each have their own unique style that attracts the most dedicated of fans. Both artists are complete powerhouses on their own, so when they come together it’s something special.

Between playing shows together and their new collaborative EP, It’s Dangerous To Go Alone, it’s clear that they make an amazing team and don’t plan on slowing down any time soon. This past Saturday, DMVU and Toadface took over Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom in downtown Denver, and brought some very special guests with them!

The crowd was just as artistic and expressive as the performers on stage.

Denver local and up-and-coming bass artist Don Jamal was the first to take the stage, and he certainly started the night off right. He was the winner of DMVU and Toadface’s Producer Contest, where artists were asked to submit a 10-15 minute mix with links to their work. Many Denver bassheads are already quite familiar with Don Jamal, and fans were elated to see his name added to the lineup. During his set, people poured into the venue ready to start the night early.

Don Jamal handing the decks off to Huck Jorris between their sets.

Huck Jorris, another Denver local, kept the energy going strong with the next set. He’s had a big year between releasing lots of music and having his name pop up on lineups left and right. His set was the perfect mixture of filthy bass and slower, melodic tracks that captivated the crowd from beginning to end.

Huck Jorris getting down with the crowd.

Canvas was up next, coming to us all the way from Atlanta. This set was very high energy, pumping up the fans as more and more people packed out the venue. We were treated to lots of Canvas’ own music, including a new track, “6 Lanes,” that had the whole room bouncing.

Canvas laid down new tracks left and right.

By the time Toadface took the stage, the floor was packed with a crowd ready to party. Toadface brought out his wonkiest, wubbiest self for us here in the bass capital! Tracks from the new EP with DMVU like “Morning Star” and “Uncut Diamonds” had everyone cheering and dancing, while slower tracks like “Serious” with Yheti seemed to put everyone into a state of blissful hypnosis.

Toadface melted some human faces, too.

DMVU was next to bring the heat, and the heat he brought indeed! The set began with bangers, including an extended VIP version of his hit track “Bloccd,” which he announced had been written seven years ago to the day. He also did a beautiful tribute to CharlestheFirst, which introduced a more ambient part of the set. Last but not least, he brought Toadface, Canvas, and Don Jamal back on stage for a special B2B. It was the perfect ending to the night, and would it really be a Denver bass show without a little back-to-back surprise ending?

DMVU played yet another unforgettable set in the bass capital.

This was another amazing night in the bass capital, with high-quality music from beginning to end. If you missed out on this one, don’t worry! I think it’s safe to say these talented artists will be playing lots more shows in Denver. In the meantime, keep your eyes peeled on social media for announcements for next year!

Photos by Kyle Brim

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