We are back with another roundup of the hottest events coming to Denver this week. Listed below are our choices for the 5 best events coming to town this week that you need to go to!
5. TJR at Beta (Thursday)
TJR (real name TJ Rozdilsky) has built a formidable catalogue of original tracks and remixes since exploding on the scene in 2008. He’s the consummate DJ’s DJ and its clear that the mixing skills he’s honed over his career have never been more relevant; spinning, rolling and scratching live, TJR is a sight to behold behind the decks, especially in an era of pre-programmed playlists.
4. Kayzo & Maddy O’Neal at The Fox (Thursday)
Hayden Capuozzo was born in Houston Texas, but has called many cities his home. At the age of 24, Kayzo had his start in 2012 in a pretty unreal way. He was selected as the winner of Insomniac’s ‘Discovery Project Challenge’ with a mix that was absolute insanity in the best form. Winning this gave him a chance to play ‘Escape from Wonderland’ that year and making his performance one not to forget, that also happened to be his first gig ever.
Since his debut, Kayzo hasn’t let up, experimenting with creating music in genres like happy hardcore, hardstyle, electro, dubstep and even a bit of psytrance. He has recently created milestone collaborations on remixes with happy hardcore rising star Gammer on their Propaganda remix by DJ Snake and Carnage with their “Never Forget You” remix.
Kayzo released his EP “Welcome To The Doghouse” in Spring ’16 through his own label ‘Doghouse Recordings’. The EP was comprised of an eclectic couple of songs to sink you teeth into. KAYZO most recently released his newest collobroaration with Barong Family artist, Cesqeaux, entitled “Home.”
There is surely no slowing the Doghouse and Hayden.
3. Steve Aoki at Belly Up Aspen (Thursday)
Arguably no producer has done more to raise the international profile of Los Angeles in underground electronic music circles than Steve Aoki. He broke bands such as Bloc Party, The Bloody Beetroots, Klaxons and The Gossip though deftly marketed single and full-length releases on his Dim Mak label, which he began in 1996 and now has over 250 releases. Those releases often dovetailed into performances at his weekly Dim Mak nights including Dim Mak studios (still going strong every Tuesday night in the heart of Hollywood). As a label owner and shrewd curator of talent from around the world, those club nights have hosted the debut US performances of hundreds of acts over the last decade from Lady Gaga to Ed banger Records & Justice, Ke$ha, Skrillex, Kid Cudi, Kaiser Chiefs, No Age, to Boys Noize. Aoki’s become a force of nature who has helped turn underground house, electro and harder-edged EDM with rap and rock leanings into the phenomena it is today: regularly pulling in 150,000 + fans at events such as Las Vegas’ Electric Daisy Carnival and the debut of the IDentity national electronic touring festival.
2. JVST SAY YES at Beta (Friday)
Just Say Yes is new to the bass house movement, but by no means is new to the scene. You know who it is, but we’re not allowed to say who it is just yet…
Dack Janiels better known as Tanner Chung was born and raised in the bay area of Northern California. Dack comes from a background of semi pro/sponsored skateboarding and listening to excessive amounts of gangster rap as a rebellious youth. After discovering bass music, Dack set out to craft his own blend of crushing basses and gangster vibes.
1. JAUZ at The Ogden (Saturday)
Genre blending has always been a core tenant of Jauz – the project of 21 year old LA-based and Icon Collective graduate, Sam Vogel. Over the course of the past few months we have seen the young star rise, turning in some of the biggest tracks of the year, from taking on the likes of Ed Sheeran, Asap Mob, Childish Gambino, and more. Jauz has released addictive mid-tempo originals like “Feel the Volume” and remixes like “Hella Hoes” that have left both the festivals and clubs wanting more and garnered him support from industry heavyweights like Zedd, Skrillex, Diplo, Borgore, Destructo, Arty and others. His euphoric originals and viral remixes seamlessly weave in and out of several musical categories, staying true to his creed: “music has no boundaries.”