by E.P Pirt, Jr.
How the heck has it been five years since we started Electronic Colorado? Who knows but we’re ready to party like it’s 1999. The last five years have been a hell of a ride and hopefully we’ve been able to give something back to all the Colorado fans that are so near and dear to our hearts. There isn’t a single state in the country that we’d rather be covering. The fans here are as open-minded, diverse, and intelligent as they come, and it shows with the diversity in acts that come through every week. Want house? We got it. Ambient and experimental? Wook no further. “Jamtronica”? The best. Big room & trance? Duh. Techno? We’re gettin’ there. Bass music? Yea, guess you could say we do that too.
And what about our venues? We might not have as many as bigger cities (although that’s changing too), but every club, theater, auditorium, and dive bar that we do have has its own distinct character and is special in it’s own way. Oh yea, then there’s that place up in Morrison, too. As far as homegrown talent, again we don’t have the quantity of other cities, but we’ll put our talent up against any. Pretty Lights, Big Gigantic, and Illenium are just a few of the bigger names that call Colorado home. And we might as well be home for GRiZ and Bassnectar.
Point is, we basically have the best scene in the country and we’re proud of it. It’s been an honor to be a part of it. This Friday we celebrate this special scene with our friends The Black Box, where we’ll be taking over the lounge for an intimate (and free) dance party. Our long time friends and one of our favorite acts to come out of the 303, Action 52 will be dusting the cobwebs off their headphones and coming out of retirement to help us send it. Headlining will be local tastemaker and renowned DJ and friend, Aaron Bordas. Aaron has been killing it around town as a DJ and just about everything else in the scene that you can be, the last few years. To boot, fans like you voted him as the #1 DJ of 2016 in our annual “Best Of” awards. It’s only appropriate that he takes the reigns on this fine night.
Thanks to the generous folks at The Black Box, we’ll also be raffling off some tickets to some of their other shows as a perk for celebrating with us. If you show up you’ll have a chance to win tickets to:
Additionally, if you’re a local DJ and would like a chance to play an opening slot, send your best mix to [email protected] Likewise, we’re happy to accommodate local artists and vendors at the event as well. If you’re interested in selling your stuff or showcasing your art, send an email to [email protected]
So whether you’ve been with us the whole five years or you just know us as that website that broke the unbelievable (for good reason) news about that Red Rocks story, we hope you’ll join us as we celebrate our special scene. Event info below.
What: Electronic Colorado 5 Year Anniversary Party
Where: The Black Box (Lounge)
Who: Aaron Bordas, Action 52, Hot Surfaces, plus special guest
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/485172161858291/