No Rails Left Unbroken in Denver

Rail breakers descended into Ogden Theatre in Denver, for Riot Ten’s first stop on the “Hype or Die Tour” on August 16th. The hard hitting, “headbustin’,” “no surrendering” dubstep DJ debuted his tour in the “Bass Capital” with several other DJs, including special guest Crizzly.

Special guest Crizzly opening for Riot Ten at the Ogden Theatre

Headbangers ages 16 and up patiently waited alongside Colfax Avenue for the doors to open at 8 p.m. When the music started, they were greeted with the sounds of the first act of the night, Jessica Audiffred. With songs including “Like What the F,” “Wasted,” and “Let’s Get It,” she started the night off with a bang! It is no surprise to see why the Mexico City DJ is becoming one of the hottest breakthrough artists in the bass music scene.

Once Jessica Audiffred was done “steppin,” the next artists took to the stage to continue teasing the crowd. Codd Dubz and Mark the Beast shared the decks and performed a back to back set that was sure to have left some brains scrambled! The two threw down a mind boggling set, which was highlighted by their single together “Problem,” which features Born I Music.

Codd Dubz B2B Mark the Beast opening for Riot Ten at the Ogden Theatre

Following their performance was another back-to-back consisting of Yakz and Somnium Sound. Both artists complimented each other with relentless beats that sent the crowd into a frenzy. The duo also performed some of their new music for the anxious crowd and was met with a thunderous roar. As their set was ending, you could feel the electricity continuously grow throughout the crowd as the time for Riot Ten’s performance was approaching.

Crizzly was the special guest for the evening and he obliterated the crowd with every drop that was unleashed on the crowd! He only allowed a few moments of rest between songs to let the crowd catch their breath, or sing along, before wreaking havoc on their brains. Crizzly brought Jessica Audiffred back on the stage to perform their newest song together. He was a sure show-stopper, and complimented perfectly with his fellow Texan who was next to play!

It was finally time for the main event of the evening! Chris Wilson, also known as Riot Ten, took to the stage and started his set with “Thunderstruck” by AC/DC, which transitioned it into a nasty drop that sent shock waves to the farthest reaches of the venue. It was obvious that the non-stop, heart pumping, bass infused set was one that the crowd would not soon forget! Riot Ten truly delivered and ensured that he was a DJ you would not want to miss the next time he stopped in your city. The only thing that could top such a magical night in the “Bass Capital” would be a super back to back to back! All of the DJs took to the stage and put an exclamation mark on the night for the last 30 minutes of the show!  

Riot Ten at the Ogden Theatre

Photos by Mark Munson

As the clock struck 1:45 a.m. the first stop on Riot Ten’s “Hype or Die Tour” was over, and crowd was left seeking some medicine, a doctor and a neck brace for the weeks to come! The next stops on the tour are definitely not ready for what is about to be unleashed!

Riot Ten: Soundcloud, Facebook

Crizzly: Soundcloud, Facebook

Somnium Sound: Soundcloud, Facebook

All Yellow Brick Roads Lead to Dancefestopia 2019!

Dancefestopia Music Festival is returning to its home, just south of Kansas City in Lacygne, Missouri, for the 8th time, from September 5th through the 8th! DFT brings fans of all ages from around the country to Emerald City for a weekend of camping, eclectic music and exciting activities, such as rock climbing, zip-lining, fishing, and more!

This festival has previously brought big name artists in the past, such as Bassnectar, Excision, Tiesto and Illenium, and will be bringing back RL Grime for the 2019 edition. This year’s lineup spans multiple genres and features a very diverse soundtrack that peaks the interest of headbangers and house heads alike. Artists such as Alison Wonderland, CID, Feed Me, Ganja White Night, Golf Clap, Kayzo, Liquid Stranger, Zomboy and many more will be throwing down their best sets they can to the Emerald City!

The stage takeovers this year will fulfill your every bass need. Liquid Stranger’s record label Wakaan will be taking over one of the stages on Thursday, and is guaranteed to bring you to your knees! Zomboy’s label Never Say Die will be providing the hottest music on Saturday. Along the way, there are many other stages to enjoy throughout the festival, so you’ll never stop dancing!

PK Sound will be featured on the stages, and it has been used by Excision and many artists for their tours, because it is one of the highest quality systems you can find, and provides soul rumbling bass that you’ll crave to feel over and over again!

Those wishing to camp for the festival have the option to arrive Thursday night, which allows for an extra day of fun activities. Those not camping have access to many hotels in the surrounding areas, and also have access to special rates courtesy of Stay22 and Airbnb partners. Parking is available at the festival grounds for a price of $35, and shuttles are also available for those who plan on partying responsibly. If you would like to store your personal belongings, you may do so by purchasing a locker for the entire weekend, but spaces are limited!

 Follow the yellow brick road to Emerald City this September and immerse yourself in the music! Dancefestopia Music Festival is something you do not want to miss in 2019!