There’s never been a lack of live music in Denver. From jazz to rock to electronic, there is something in this town for everyone. Bass music, however, seems to run the city even more than any other genre. There are so many bass shows, it’s often hard to pick and choose which ones to attend!
There are nonetheless lineups that stand out above the others. One such event happened this past Saturday, January 27th. Bass legend Shlump took the stage with massive supporting artists for a sold-out show at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, and it was a night to remember.
First up was RYNS, an artist who’s name we’ve been seeing a lot more of lately. Defining his music as “melodic freeform love,” he has remixed music for bass legends like Jade Cicada and has cut originals with talent like Ujuu and jordnmoody. His set was full of melodic, high-energy bass tracks. It was the perfect way to start off the night.
Next up was Denver local Bassface. Bassface has been making moves recently and has released music with lots of huge labels like Wubaholics, Electric Hawk, WTF’s That Sound, and many more. Between a crowd-pleasing remix of “Gunslinger” by Liquid Stranger, an unreleased ISOxo banger, and much more, he got everyone dancing and ready for the rest of the night.
XOTIX took the stage next. A DJ duo from Santa Rosa, California, these two have been on the bass music map for a while now. They’ve been performing everywhere from intimate clubs to festivals, so we were blessed to catch a set from them here in Colorado. Their set was colorful and diverse, starting off bass heavy before transitioning to high-energy-house and them back to bass again. They kept the crowd on their toes and mixed in lots of new music along the way.
Once MYTHM took the stage, the momentum of the crowd felt like it was raising the roof off of the room! MYTHM has gained popularity with huge collabs, releases with Deadbeats and Deep Dark & Dangerous, and his own mind-blowing live performances. This direct support set was filled with originals as well as unreleased music from heavy-hitters like Tsuruda and Bukez Finezt. It succeeded in setting the stage for the main event.
Once Shlump took the decks, Denver was wide awake and ready to party. He played lots of original fan favorites like “Zero Gravity” and “Strange Signal.” We were also treated to lots of other tracks by favorites like Zeds Dead, PEEKABOO, Hamdi, and even The Red Hot Chili Peppers. Shlump made it clear he was having the best time, coming out multiple times to dance and greet fans during his set. The energy in the room never wavered, and he kept the venue packed to the very end.
It’s always a great time when Shlump plays in Denver, and seeing him have such a good time makes it even better! If you didn’t make it out to this show, keep an eye on Shlump’s social media as well as that of all the incredible openers! They’re sure to be back to the bass capital soon.