The Digital City of Decadence NYE Dazzles on Night One

The Digital City of Decadence NYE Dazzles on Night One

On Friday, December 30th, music lovers traveled from far and wide for the first night of Decadence NYE. This annual electronic music festival takes place in Denver, Colorado, at the Colorado Convention Center. For two days, tens of thousands of people come together to dance their way into the new year.

Not only is there music, but there are also unique photo opportunities, immersive art displays, food trucks, and more. This year, the digital city of Decadence did a fantastic job of transforming the venue. As soon as the citizens of Decadence entered the venue, they could begin to explore the beautiful city full of lights, art, and music.

A Massive Lineup

Doors for the venue opened at 6:00 pm, and festival entry began at 6:30 pm. Attendees did not hesitate to get there early to check their coats and be the first ones inside. PAWS got things going on the Mainframe stage while CloudNone took over the Motherboard stage. Both stages had crazy production, including enormous LED screens and unique lighting on the ceilings.

On the Mainframe stage, FrostTop, Kompany, Trivecta, LSDream, Clozee, and Griz all played insane sets as well. The Motherboard stage saw Kaskade (Redux), Jai Wolf (DJ Set), Big Wild, Tiesto, and Chris Lake.

Throughout the night, the Hyperdrive stage also hosted tons of great music! For the silent disco, attendees had headphones with three different channels to choose from since three DJs were always playing simultaneously. Halfrican, Chocolate Drop, SAVAGE, Method, Globzter, and more spun some tunes.

Beautiful Art

As citizens navigated through the venue, they found different pieces of art at every twist and turn. In the Cyberhub (by the silent disco), large inflated flowers were scattered around. Multiple tall color-changing light bars also made for great photo backgrounds! An illuminated Decadence NYE sign, a Be A Good Person resolution wall, photo walls, and LED arches to walk through all made the entire venue so much fun. Plus, different performers were also wandering around and interacting with citizens. Did anyone else see the characters on stilts?

Loads of Amenities

Decadence NYE is a marathon, not a sprint. If your rave squad decides to be there from start to finish, that’s over seven hours at the venue. Luckily, the venue had two water refill stations and three food trucks to keep everyone hydrated and nourished. Lounge areas were also plentiful if citizens needed to get off of their feet for a bit. ATMs were located throughout the venue as well in case attendees needed some extra cash.

Three huge merch booths were also open! These included signature Decadence NYE merch as well as merchandise for most of the artists on the lineup. There were a handful of other booths as well, including Sober AF. Medics, phone charging stations, and smoking areas were also available for those that needed them.

For night one, the bathroom and drink lines were insanely long. Citizens took to social media to voice their frustration, since going to the bathroom and getting a drink would take about an hour. When you’re at a festival hoping to see your favorite artists, the last thing you want to do is miss a big chunk of music just to go to the bathroom. On Saturday, Decadence NYE announced that they would be add additional bathrooms and bar staff to get wait times reduced! Hooray!

Night Two Up Next!

Once again, Decadence NYE brought the heat. From the crazy stacked roster of artists to the art installations and food trucks, this festival is always a great way to ring in the new year. This festival is always packed, so if you’re considering going next year, get your tickets early. You don’t want to risk missing it once tickets sell out!

Follow their social media accounts below to keep updated on next year’s edition of the festival!

Photos by Seth Noreman

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DUSK Music Festival Returns To The Desert!

As the sun sets on the horizon, all I have is DUSK on my mind. Dusk Music Festival, produced by Relentless Beats, will celebrate its sixth birthday this year. Taking place on November 11th & 12th, 2022, DUSK will be returning to Jàcome Plaza in Downtown Tucson, Arizona. This unique event will feature well-known artists that come from a variety of genres. Along with a stacked lineup, DUSK will also spotlight popular vendors for food and drink, and show off some incredible art installations for our community to enjoy.

Lineup

Phase 1 of DUSK has just been announced and fans are already hankering to buy tickets. 

DUSK attendees will be able to experience the musical stylings of Griz, Alison Wonderland, Young The Giant, NGHTMRE, Nora En Pure, Sofi Tukker, Zomboy, 4B, Aluna, Dillion Nathaniel, Dion Timmer, Inzo, K. Flay, Klye Walker, Lauren Sanderson, Ranger Trucco, Slothrust, and Spag Heddy

Many more artists will soon be announced along with the lineup for the local Arizona Artist Discovery Stage!

Tickets and Pricing

DUSK is an all-ages event. General Admission tickets are on sale for $99, before fees. VIP passes, with air-conditioned premium bathrooms, premium food experiences, comfortable lounge seating, front-of-stage viewing areas, complimentary coat and bag check service, and complimentary massages are available starting at $239, before fees. 

Returning this year, the Platinum VIP Experience presented by Iridius Capital includes everything that the Standard VIP pass has, plus: access to an all-inclusive, elevated viewing area with comfortable seating, complimentary wine, beer, craft cocktails, and non-alcoholic beverages, and a buffet of snacks, starting at $549. 

All ticket types are available online at www.DUSKmusicfestival.com. Payment plans are available for a limited time!

Vendors

DUSK is excited to partner again with Tucson Foodie to curate an incredible lineup of restaurants, food trucks, and chefs. Previous food lineups have included chefs from Gastronomic Union of Tucson (GUT), Dante’s Fire, Culinary Dropout, Fresco Pizzeria & Pasteria, Rollies Mexican Patio, KoolTwists, and Solid Grindz Hawaiian Cuisine

In addition, Tucson ARTS will include live art, larger-than-life sculptures, digital art, video projection, and lighting displays throughout the festival grounds. Additional pop-ups include Tucson PLAYS which will feature a variety of backyard games and classic arcade games from their partner, Cobra Arcade Bar. Tucson SHOPS market willalso be available for all your shopping needs. 

Finally, Lost in the Weeds is an exciting new addition! They will be providing an elevated professional, positive, fun, and interactive after parties to learn about the Arizona medical and adult-use cannabis programs.

Conclusion

DUSK has become one of my favorite festivals here in Arizona and I would highly recommend attending! Be sure to visit www.DUSKmusicfestival.com for the most up-to-date information. You can stay connected on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DUSKmusicfest, on Instagram at @DUSKmusicfestival, and Twitter at @DUSKtucson.

All photos were captured by Alexander Peet

New Releases From Griz, Clozee, Flume, and more!

This week was full of exciting music releases! With some big names and more under-the-radar artists dropping new singles, it’s going to be hard to keep up with this week’s hot new tracks. Here are five new music releases you shouldn’t miss out on this week!

New single by Griz & Clozee – Color of Your Soul

The much-awaited collaboration between Griz & fellow producer Clozee titled Color Of Your Soul” finally arrived on Friday. The track draws influence from both of the artist’s signature sounds: Griz’s glitchy, dubstep-heavy electro complements Clozee‘s laid-back vocals perfectly. The song fuses two ethereal synths together for an uplifting introduction that develops into an epic trance tune by combining high-energy melodies with heavy bass lines. Listen to “Color Of Your Soul” here.

New Single by Flume & MAY-A – Say Nothing

Australian producer Flume dropped his newest single “Say Nothing” with singer-songwriter MAY-A. The track features a subtle, airy vocal from MAY-A which blends seamlessly with mellow beats. If you’re into melodic dance songs, then you’ll probably enjoy this latest effort from Flume. Check out “Say Nothing” here.

New Single by ill.Gates – Goon

ill.Gates just released a new single called Goon.” The tune is unique in that it takes us back to early 90’s club music fused with futuristic sounds and jazz samples making for a killer hip-hop hybrid sound that still manages to stay true to ill.Gates‘ style. You can check out Goonon all streaming services now!

New Single by Sfam & Tvboo – doit4da

Sfam & Tvboo dropped a collaborative single “doit4dathis week. The song has an energetic feel with a jazz-like groove. In their typical fashion, doit4da is creative as hell with an eclectic mix of sounds and stylistic variety. The result is a complex yet catchy tune that manages to be both hard-hitting and uplifting. The track starts off with frenetic percussion before slinking into a sinister yet smooth soundscape. With this newest release, Sfam & Tvboo continue to demonstrate their mastery of producing music that makes people want to move.

New Single by Manic Focus – Back From the Future

Minnesota-based producer Manic Focus released a new single called “Back From The Future”. This track combines experimental rock with futuristic funk to create a song that is sure to get stuck in your head for days. Manic Focus never fails to impress us. With this new single, he delivers on all levels with excellent production, an awesome message about saving our planet for future generations. Check out “Back From The Future” by Manic Focus here.

Another Great Week for New Electronic Music Releases!

This week saw some big names in electronic music releasing new singles. Stay tuned next week to hear about more amazing new music!