Many DJ’s know how to keep a party going. But too few capture and sustain the energy of a crowd in the way than the 36 year old Paris native, infamously known as Tchami. After day one of Colorado’s premier festival, Global Dance, Tchami graced Temple Nightclub with his presence and created an awesome way to round out day one.

FWB Open Up The Night

The night kicked off with local talent FWB (Friends With Benefits). While little is known about this duo, they do have ties to DJ’ing huge sports events. This duo turned out to be one of the most prominent musical discoveries of the weekend. They dropped deep house banger after banger, and their (honestly pretty impressive) dance moves on center stage showed just how much they were vibing with the crowd. The energy was infectious and a great kick off to the night.

When asked about their experience playing the club they stated: “Friday night was magical! Playing direct support for an artist like Tchami was a dream! On top of that the club was sold out, and let us tell you that energy was unreal! Thank you to Temple for having us and thank you to everyone for dancing with us. We love you.” Denver showed its true colors by supporting new homegrown talent so strongly.

Tchami Brings Down The House

Of course, once Tchami arrived, the dancefloor was primed and ready, and packed to the brim. The post-global energy combined with the local scene coming just for the man himself made for the perfect crowd. Tchami onto the stage donning his signature priestly attire, audible cheers could be heard throughout temple (a fitting name for a venue). The night began, and it was sure to be a killer time.

Tchami started off slow but steady, keeping the mood elevated and creating tension and intrigue as he does so well with his creative work. Relying heavily on his unique blend of 4-on-the-floor beats and deep complex rhythms, he created a journey that had the crowd hooked. He wasted no time dropping into his solid discography, utilizing tracks spanning the years of his creative work. Most notably, the tracks off his latest, Year Zero, and collaborations with artists like Gunna and Zhu.

As the night progressed, he pulled deeper into his work, pulling out tracks like his infamous remix of Alunageorge’s “You Know You Like It,” and his original, “Shot Caller.” Based on the reactions of the crowd, they certainly knew his work and it showed. Temple made for an even better experience with its beautiful floor to ceiling LED wall and killer sound system. The venue plays host to so much incredible talent, that it is no wonder why so many people flock here from throughout the city. After a full day of dancing and high energy, Tchami’s set was the best cooldown session one could ask for.


After a night full of dancing, drinking, singing and vibing, we can safely say that this night was one for the books. FWB was a an incredible unexpected opener that is worth seeing again. Temple is a top-notch venue and always a treat to party in. Tchami was nothing short of incredible and threw a high energy, killer set. All in all, this made for the perfect end to day one of Global Dance Festival, and an unforgettable night.

Photos by: Patrik Essy

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