The best EDM in Denver this weekend: Rrose, Paul Oakenfold, Forest Green and a bunch more
The sheer amount of talent in the city this weekend is truly dumbfounding. It's like the promotional powers-that-be are testing the boundaries of our dimension by packing as much dance-driven energy into as little square footage as possible. Needless to say, if you're looking for somewhere to shake your tailfeathers this weekend, you've got plenty of options, from Rrose to Paul Oakenfold to Forest Green. And that's just a taste. Keep reading to see what else is on this weekend's Dance Card.
RROSE @ WOULD SHOP II | SAT, 1/26/13
If you caught Rrose at the 2012 Great American Techno Festival, then you've got some idea of what to expect when the artist returns for an intimate, boundary-pushing DJ set on Saturday (and have no doubt already bought your tickets). If not, then perhaps the Sandwell District imprint will ring a bell: Rrose was the mastermind behind "Waterfall" on Merchant of Salt, the acclaimed EP that confirmed this enigmatic figure's serious production chops. The playful, funky techno that Rrose weaves together is high-energy and bold, with a whisper of tongue-in-cheek innuendo threading through the sets; appropriately, the name Rrose is a nod to Marcel Duchamp, the surrealist/dadaist artist who first used the pseudonym Rrose Sélavy ("eros, c'est la vie"). A healthy dose of that surrealist vibe should be present when Rrose plays the Would Shop II with Tiari, Scott Everett, Maya Amack and John Templeton. Note: There will be no walk-up sales, so purchase tickets in advance at rrose.eventbrite.com. (10 p.m., 21+, $30)