The best EDM in Denver this weekend: Slam at NORAD, Matt Rissi, Cedric Gervais at Beta
Catch Slam this Saturday night at NORAD.
Without a doubt, the biggest draw this weekend is going to be the first Slam show in Denver in more than a decade on Saturday night, but there's plenty more on tap, including a brand-new monthly vegetarian dinner buffet/yoga practice/tai chi lesson/dance party that's bound to bliss you out in one way, shape or form at Satori, the Midwest Madness tonight in Beta's Beatport Lounge, featuring Matt Rissi and others, as well as a Night Slugs takeover and much more. The Dance Card is stacked this weekend. Keep reading to get the full rundown.
SLAM @ NORAD | SATURDAY, JANUARY 12, 2013
Longevity is rare in many professions, and it's especially elusive in the fickle electronic-music business, where fleeting trends come and go almost overnight. So it was a very special occasion in 2011 when the legendary DJ/producer duo Slam (comprising Scotsmen Stuart McMillan and Orde Meikle) celebrated the twentieth anniversary of its highly influential house and techno label, Soma Records. Slam's debut, Headstates, helped define the tech-house style during the 1990s, and it remains a dance-music classic, along with many of their singles, perhaps most notably the 1993 techno standard "Positive Education." In recent years, the act has reached a creative peak, founding a second imprint, Paragraph, and releasing numerous high-profile singles, as well as doing remix work for the likes of Carl Craig, Pan-Pot and Radio Slave. Today, the two regularly perform at the world's most renowned nightclubs, including Fabric in London, Berlin's Berghain, the Womb in Tokyo and the Arches in their native Glasgow. Slam will play at NORAD on the duo's first North American tour in a decade with H-Foundation (Hipp-E and Halo) and John Templeton. -- Matt Miner