Attention all Colorado fans – Opiuo and VibeSquad will be kicking off their co- headliner tour at the Boulder Theater on Thursday, September 6. If you’re looking to get down with some of the bass riding, dub fueled tracks from VibeSquad, as well as some of the body shaking, versatile sounds of Opiuo, come by and check it out. If you’re a fan of partying down to some music, this will be one that you won’t want to miss with two of EDM’s top performers being on stage on the same night. Opening up the show will be Supervision of Pretty Lights Music as well as Seth Abrumz. Be the first to see these two take the stage together as they co-headline a tour that will see them as far east as Burlington, Vt and even hit up locations in Kansas and Nebraska. The tour is brought to you by the one and only Beatport, so we know they are going to bring out all of the stops regarding the production value. VibeSquaD hails from Colorado, so this show will be extra special for him, meaning the show is not one to be missed! Tickets are still available at the box office and will be sold at the door tomorrow evening for $25.
As his first headlining bus tour continues to roll through America, Porter Robinson leaves his mark as the prodigy that has finally come to age. Tearing through the states with a few buddies (Matt Zo and the M Machine) has Porter making his stamp in places like Saskatoon, Canada and Tempe, NM before he ascends on the Rocky Mountains this weekend. With two dates in Colorado to help celebrate America’s epicness, Porter Robinson will have us all begging for another week off for recovery. First, in Boulder, he and his band of fools will tear down the Boulder Theater before heading into Denver for a big Saturday night. The Ogden Theater is set to host the biggest show in Colorado during what is being called an all out “bender week” here in the Mile High. This is the kind of show that you want to get in early, as every single act is a must see in my opinion. As the show will most definately sell out with kids of all ages from all areas of the country, it would be wise to buy tickets now! Hope to see everyone there on Saturday!
Boulder Teater 7/7: Tickets
Ogden Theater 7/8: Tickets
Here’s what Porter did earlier in June on his first stop of the Language Tour at the Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas NV…
Colorado got a treat this past weekend with Big Gigantic blowing through the state on a massive 4-stop tour that took them through Aspen, Ft. Collins, their hometown of Boulder, and finally landed them in Denver. The two-piece DJ/saxophonist and drummer duo have established quite the following here and had no problem selling out all their shows. Personally, I had the pleasure of attending both the Boulder Theater show and the Ogden Theater show in Denver. I had never actually seen a full live set of Big G before Friday night and was extremely impressed with their stage presence and their unique style. Their new light setup brought a fitting spectacle to the music and filled the spaces well. The show on Friday in Boulder, packed to the brim with die hard fans, was notable for the mix of new and old material they played, their popular rendition of Flux Pavilion’s “I Can’t Stop”, a welcome cover of Jay-Z and Kayne’s latest hit “Niggas In Paris”, and their double encore performance. Saturday in Denver – my favorite of the two shows I saw and their last stop in Colorado – stood out to me for the heavier dub influence in their track selection (Denver loves their dubstep), including covers of some of my favorite songs of yesteryear like “Diminishing Returns (Alvin Risk Remix)”, “Amplifire” by Skrillex and Diplo, and “Louder (Doctor P and Flux Pavilion Remix)”. They even played about 2 minutes of drum and bass (?!!). The crowd also seemed much more lively at the Ogden Theater, which I found surprising being that Boulder is their home base, however the seeming abundance of ecstasy-fueled concertgoers in Denver might have accounted for that. Be sure to check out our galleries from both nights on our Facebook Page here.
Now to get into this week’s tracks. Moguai, who you might recognize for his smash remix of “Push the Tempo (Ya Mama)” which was played by countless DJ’s in the past 6 months, released his new progressive track on Mau5strap recordings this week and I am personally really into it. He’s been teasing it for some time now but to hear the full thing in all it’s glory is truly inspiring. If you’re not one for waiting in prog tracks, jump to the 3:00 mark to hear it drop.
Adventure Club! Need I say more? This time, an ORIGINAL from the Canadian dubstep duo. These guys have gone absolutely viral (a stop over to their Facebook Page the other day revealed they have over 72k fans already! Pretty impressive for such a small catalog…) and are worth knowing if you haven’t heard of them yet. If you know about them, then you know what to expect.
This track isn’t by a big artist, which is normally who we’d feature here, but this track gained so much popularity in the past week all over the net and has an amazing sound that it just had to be posted here. Be sure to keep an eye out for more from TheFatRat.
Last up, Zedd brings the fire again in his remix of the collaboration between Skrillex and The Doors which recently was released on his Bangarang EP. Honestly, I don’t know which one I like more but definitely appreciating the new sound Zedd brings to the already amazing track.
Survival Sunday: Avicii Slays Boulder [Gallery] and Tracks from Nervo, Steve Angello, Gramatik and More
What a weekend it has been! I for one can say I’m honestly so stoked to have Survived this weekend in top form, having the pleasure of seeing Dave Audé (AU-DE, ALL DAY, AU-DE, ALL DAY!) on Thursday night then jetting up to Boulder Theater on Friday night, armed with one of our new high-def cameras and lenses, to document Avicii murdering the sold out show. I will be completely honest when I say that the number of times I have seen Avicii is many, the number of times I have been impressed is far fewer. Friday would certainly qualify as one of those few exceptions where the energy was just right in that theater and his song selection and mixing was on point (notice the abundance of CDJ’s and lack of a visible laptop in the photos…). Jontron, a local Triad Dragons resident DJ and one of our favorites here on the blog, warmed up the crowd adequately with his opening set to Avicii’s two-plus hour tour de force. To anyone who had to pay $200 or whatever they were scalping for at the door to go, I hope you would agree with me that it was worth it. We’ve whittled down our best pics from the show and you can find them on our Facebook page HERE. Be sure to tag yourself in the photos and look out for us next week at Big Gigantic!
In other news this week, Cochella released tickets this week and apparently even a festival spread over two weekends cannot meet the demand for such a high-profile event. The first weekend sold out in 40 minutes and the second in two hours. So much for my plans to go to Cochella. Guess what else sold out this week? Ultra. What festivals are we gonna go to now people?? However, this week also saw the announcement of Axwell’s position as headliner for the Cosmic Opera 6-hour rave/spectacle set to go down at Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC in late Feburary. If you’re gonna be anywhere near it, I would make it a priority to check it out. Still shrouded in mystery but you can find more details here.
Here’s some of the tracks from this week as you know we do oh-so-well. First, the sexy and seductive Australian twin DJ’s and producers of the duo Nervo released their newest track this week, which was originally rumored to be a collaboration with Avicii himself. Despite my diligent research, I never could get a straight answer whether it is or not but the thing is…who cares? If they keep pumping out tunes like this, with their already amazing catalog, they’re destined for the stars.
Steve Angello’s at it again, bringing innovation to the sounds of Swedish house like he’s done time and time again with songs like “Show Me Love” and “Knas”. This time, his sound is a Daft Punk-esque heavy guitar riff that lends itself well to a new house anthem. This one’s not yet released so grab it while I’ve got it.
Well, with “Antidote” quickly becoming one of the most iconic songs of the present, it is only fitting that people are gonna start taking their stab at it in the form of bootlegs and remixes. We heard this one previewed a couple weeks back but it was just released. Tommy Trash’s epic rework of the song brings a welcome electro energy to the already incredibly hyphy track.
And, last but certainly not least, new Gramatik! This Pretty Lights Music artist earned our respect for his eloquent LP Beatz and Pieces Vol. 1 released last year and he continues to deliver. We had a chance to sit down with Gramatik not too long ago and you can peep that interview here.
For anyone who might of missed it, Joman, another Denver rising star, released one of the most original and downright awesome things I’ve seen/heard in a while. Even if you’re not an Always Sunny fan (is that even possible), I’m pretty sure you can appreciate this. You can pick up a DL of the song in the video description but make sure to watch it cuz the video absolutely makes it…