The best EDM in Denver this weekend: Pan-Pot, Prefuse 73, Bad Boy Bill, Tommy Lee and more
Catch Pan-Pot tomorrow night at NORAD Dance Bar
Are you ready for this weekend? Are you sure? Because there's a lot on this weekend's Dance Card, from tech-house darlings Pan-Pot to the illustrious and always brilliant Prefuse 73 to the persistent house stylings of Bad Boy Bill. Tommy Lee from Mötley Crüe, meanwhile, will be drumming up a set at Beta with DJ Aero. It's the twenty-year anniversary of So What! The Club at Beauty Bar. There's a new breaks night to feed your soul at Lumonics, plus a drum-and-bass version of the Blend and more. Keep reading for the full rundown.
PAN-POT @ NORAD | SAT, 1/19/13
Fans of experimental techno know that Pan-Pot is not a reference to something that comes out of a kitchen; rather, it's a German techno duo that's named for a panoramic potentiometer -- a switch that splits audio signals into left and right channels -- and has been taking the production and dance-floor realms by storm during the past few years. Tassilo Ippenberger and Thomas Benedix met at Berlin's prestigious SAE Institute, where they discovered they were both interested in electronica and began creating tunes together. Now the two produce music that spans the spectrum of techno's capabilities, dropping in elements from other genres (and sometimes creating entire tracks in other electronic subgenres). In person, the two switch off at the decks, using a combination of pre-recorded and live sounds to spin the floor into a frenzy with their unmistakable murky, twisted signature sound.