The best EDM in Denver this weekend: Carlo Lio, Ott & the All-Seeing I and more

Catch Carlo Lio at NORAD tomorrow night

We're right in that lull between three-day weekends, and we almost can't comprehend waiting until Washington's birthday to have another Monday off. Thankfully, the weekends in this city always provide plenty of distraction, and this one is no different: On our Dance Card this time around, you'll find whompy, dirty dubstep, soaring electro-house and deep, funky rhythms to soothe your soul, from Carlo Lio, Ott & the All-Seeing I and Robbie Rivera, among others. Keep reading for the full rundown.

See also:
- The ten best EDM songs of 2012
- The ten worst EDM songs of 2012
- The ten best EDM shows of 2012

Although Carlo Lio has released a number of EPs and singles on various labels, it wasn't until last May that his first commercial mix (the highly anticipated SCI+TEC back-catalog blowout Past, Present, Future -- Vol. 2) saw the light of day. That might tell you something about the priorities of this tech-house DJ/producer, who's been mixing up the scene in Toronto for several years now. He's been so busy producing quality tracks and playing an abundance of high-profile shows that until now he hasn't really had the chance to slow down long enough from his prodigious output and touring schedule to select and mix an album. Lio, however, was the perfect choice for the SCI+TEC label project, as his particular blend of tech-house is a prime example of what happens when you perfectly meld the mechanical feeling of techno with the soulful vibe of house: pure dance-floor magic that's bound to keep you on your feet well past your bedtime when he headlines NORAD this Saturday with Danny Marin; Nutelli (Nutmeg and Tony Rodelli) will play the lounge. (9 p.m., 21+, $8 and up)

Location Info



1909 Blake St., Denver, CO

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Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom

2637 Welton St., Denver, CO

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Cervantes' Other Side

2637 Welton St., Denver, CO

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Opal Restaurant & Lounge

100 E. 9th Ave., Denver, CO

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