by E.P Pirt, Jr.
This week’s top 5 list is perhaps Electronic Colorado’s most diverse and eclectic to date. House, techno, jam, funk, hip hop, dubstep, trap, electro pop, and everything in between will be represented at equally diverse establishments. Have fun out there.
5. Behrouz at Sushi Hai (Friday)
HaiLands Underground has become a Denver dance music institution over the last two years, but sadly it’s coming to an end. This Friday is your final chance to indulge in some #SushiSakeAndBeats, in the heady basement of Sushi Hai in the highlands. Providing the beats for the last time, will be the owner & curator of Do Not Sit On The Furniture (Miami),BEHROUZ. Come get down to some deep house and, as he likes to call it, “romantic techno”. Keep up with the promoter, SeifHaus, to see what other exciting events they have coming up.
4. The Disco Biscuits Ogden Theatre run (Wednesday – Friday)
The ‘Biscuits Ogden run has become an annual pep rally tradition, as the prelude to the main event – their headlining set at Red Rocks. Fans of the jammier side of electronic music no doubt have this week marked in their calendars months in advance, and why shouldn’t they? Not many artists get three chances to play an intimate indoor set to their fans in the days leading up to a hallowed Red Rocks performance.
3. The Motet & Jurassic 5 at Red Rocks (Friday)
Electronic will be just one of many genres on display at Red Rocks this Friday when The Motet & Jurassic 5 take over. In all honesty, it will probably take a back seat to the funk and hip hop blasting through the sound system, but as we’re fans of all three, I think this deserves a spot here. The Motet are one of Colorado’s best recent success stories and J5 are hip hop legends. This is going to be a special night.
2. MartyParty at The Black Box (Friday)
A long-time household name in dubstep and bass music circles around the world, MartyParty will be making a highly-anticipated debut at The Black Box this Friday. The South African has been a staple of Denver promoter Sub.mission for years. In fact, his first paid gig was at Cervantes, the former home of Sub.mission. His “purple” brand of bass music hinted at electronic trap music before it was even a thing, and we can’t wait to hear it on the new bass couch system.
1. Chromeo & Rüfüs Du Sol at Red Rocks (Thursday)
Chromeo, a longstanding name in the electronic music scene, has become a regular at Red Rocks over the last few years. Every performance is as good as the last, and each year they bring with them an irresistible ensemble of supporting acts. This year is no exception, with Claptone, Hayden James, and the red hot live trio from Australia; Rüfüs Du Sol. Don’t miss this stacked lineup at the best venue in the world.