Quite a week for fans of bass music this week, with Global Dub Festival at Red Rocks being the obvious highlight. That’s not the only one, as the list below attests. Don’t worry bass-haters, that’s not all that’s going on this week. Here’s our top 5 picks. If you don’t like ’em, just head on over to the homepage and find somethin’ you do!
5. Downlink at Rawkus (Friday)
Like Datsik and his friend and regular touring mate, Excision, Downlink is yet another badass bass producer/DJ from British Columbia. But his reach has extended much further than that, as he’s toured all over the world and wowed crowds with his technical 4-deck skills and ear-splitting bass. Colorado Springs is in for a treat when he takes the stage this Friday.
4. Project Pabst at RiNo (Saturday)
I’m gonna use Phantogram here as an excuse to put an otherwise non-electronic event in here. Seeing the duo, not to mention Ice Cube & STRFKR, outside at at block party in RiNo isn’t a chance that comes around often. In addition to two outdoor stages, the party will be going all day and night at Larimer Lounge, Meadowlark, Cold Crush, and Nocturne. Not a bad way to spend a Saturday.
3. Skydyed & Tnertle at Belly Up, Aspen (Thursday)
This lineup is tempting enough with one of Colorado’s best electro-rock bands (Skydyed), and Tnertle’s incredibly original live show, but the fact that there’s no cover at a venue that usually charges 4 or 5 times what others do, solidifies this as a must-see show this week. If you’re up in the Eagle county area this Thursday do yourself a favor and make it out.
2. Hotel Garuda at Bluebird Theater (Friday)
The collaboration project of accomplished artists Manilla Killa and Candle Weather has paid off in the form of over 25 million SoundCloud streams and critical acclaim from Billboard, Harper’s Bazaar, and Complex. Their chill and uplifting style of house music is nearly guaranteed to put a smile on your face and a pep in your dance step. Check out the Eternal Sun mixtape here for a taste.
1. Global Dub Festival at Red Rocks (Saturday)
Flux Pavilion, the headliner, is one of those acts whose sound just seems meant for Red Rocks. The natural acoustics just harbor his crystal clear production and dramatic, earth-shaking bass drops so well. The supporting lineup ain’t bad either, with Colorado heartthrob Illenium, dubstep household name Crizzly, Wilkinson, and Spag Heddy rounding it out. A true celebration of bass in the bass capital.