Weekend's best dancing and nightlife: Bassnectar, Julius Papp and more
Chris Morgan Bar Standards new Soiree will be on and poppin' on Saturday night.
A collaboration between Duane Taylor, Francois Baptiste and Alvin LaCabe of 3Deep and Kevin Kain Ent., Soiree is the brainchild of three of the city's top promoters and Bar Standard's latest Saturday night party. Judging from last week's packed patio opening, the results thus far are impressive. The launch of Soiree at Bar Standard strengthens a longstanding relationship between 3Deep Productions and SoCo; the former's long-standing Thursday night Reggae on the Roof party at Vinyl earned a nod in this year's Best Of Denver issue, and Soiree looks like it will become an equally hot party this summer as well.
Get wound up for summer at the aptly named Summer Wind Up at Diamond After Dark, with a tech/tech-house/deep house room and a dubstep/glitch/eclectic room (with a smattering of tech-house); the lineup includes Torin Schmitt, Mike Louth, Rough Weekend, RA13, Jon Foster, PowTron, Richard Morrissey, ALERT and Tiny Robot. That's a lot of goodness for a reasonable investment. (18+, 9 p.m., $10 before 2 a.m., $15 after)
A good portion of party people will be heading for the hills and the first Full Moon Gathering of the season (and 2012!), featuring Scott Everett, Just Ben, Tess, Louis Marr, Deciprocal, newnumbertwo, Cardinal and Justin Case on a new, private location about an hour outside of city limits. Leave no trace, drive in slowly and quietly, and get ready to get down; visit the event Facebook page to get location details. (21+, 6 p.m., $10-$15 donation per person)
Beta heats up with Art Department, Sergio Santana and Wolfe putting the "fun" in FUNhouse Saturdays. Basically, it'll be dance-floor mayhem, so come prepared. (18+, 9 p.m., $10)
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