On January 21, 2023, Dirt Monkey, a Colorado local and fan favorite, made his way back to Mission Ballroom with a killer support lineup and production.
Who is Dirt Monkey?
Patrick Megeath, also known as Dirt Monkey, is a Boulder, Colorado-based DJ primarily known for bouncy dubstep tunes that pack a wonky punch. Dirt Monkey’s biggest industry advocates and collaborators include Rusko, Ganja White Night, Boogie T, and Subtronics. The unique sound of Dirt Monkey is a wonkier and crispier spin on old-school dubstep. More recently, he has explored the deep sounds of drum and bass, making him an experienced multi-genre master. His most popular songs include Shut Up, West Coast Wobble, Warp Drive, and Lift Off. Over the past couple of years, Dirt Monkey has received much well-deserved praise over the past couple of years for his growth as an artist and will remain a Colorado fan favorite.
Green Matter, another Denver local, started the night with an eccentric set filled with heavy-hitting dubstep. This set served as the perfect starter for a bass-filled night, and Green Matter is an artist you want to keep under your radar!
Kilamanzego was the next opener and mixed things up a bit with a more down-tempo vibe. Previously seen opening up for CloZee on her Red Rocks stop, she came through with melodic and beat-centered tunes that resembled the sound of a jungle-like Flume set. Kilamanzego’s set was unique in the mix of the bass-centered support lineup and did well with switching things up.
Space Wizard was next in the opening support and was anticipated by many Denver fans! He turned things up a notch with heavier tunes and debuted a collab with the infamous Svdden Death! Having him on the support lineup was a treat, and we can’t wait until the Svdden Wizard collab is released!
Jantsen was the last of the support acts of the night! Despite his presence on the lineup attempting to be secretive, most fans could quickly distinguish his name in the blurred spot on the event poster. Jantsen was also highly anticipated and a fan favorite among Dirt Monkey and didn’t disappoint! He came out swinging with old and new bangers, filling the room with a distinctively thick and heavyweight sound.
As expected, Dirt Monkey threw down a super high-energy set packed with multiple genres and a bunch of wobbles. He laid out a set with deep, dark old, school dubstep going into high-energy drum and bass and even tossed in some funky bass house. At one point, he played a drum and bass remix of the famous song “Rumble” by Skrillex, Four Tet, and Fred Again, which had the crowd getting down like crazy. Overall, Dirt Monkey owned the night by showcasing a wide array of tracks traversing multiple genres. The crowd expected nothing less from such a talented Colorado local, and he blew it out of the water.
The show’s production was perfect for the opening support and Dirt Monkey! The visuals and lasers were on point with the show’s overall energy and theme and synced well with the tunes played by each act. Most electronic production done at Mission Ballroom always comes out properly, and it was a perfect venue for this show!
Overall, the supporting acts and the don Dirt Monkey came together to create an enjoyable and memorable show for artists and fans alike. Dirt Monkey at Mission Ballroom was a great show to start 2023 and set the bar for many amazing shows to come. We are so proud of the supporting acts and Dirt Monkey and are excited to see what they will do next!
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