The best EDM in Denver this weekend

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Britt Chester

GLOBAL DUB FESTIVAL @ RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE | FRI, 5/17/13
The music of Excision (due at Red Rocks this weekend with Flux Pavilion, Zomboy, Dirtyphonics and Designer Drugs) is a fitting soundtrack to the desolate, gritty, apocalyptic landscape of a future ruled by homicidal machines. His tunes are warped, stuttering affairs studded with samples from both sci-fi and hip-hop (and probably some sci-fi hip-hop for good measure).

See also:
- Review: Excision at the Ogden Theatre, 2/16/12
- Slideshow: The People of Global Dub Fest, 5/18/12
- Review: Global Dub Festival at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 5/18/12

Wobbly bass that can double as a sonic weapon is the foundation for eerie, meticulously designed timbres that create a claustrophobic atmosphere around his twisting beats. The resulting tracks are masterpieces of the dark side of the dance floor. As a DJ, he fuses his own tracks with similarly sinister material from other artists into a gnarly, rapid-fire blitzkrieg. If you think dance music should always be chipper, upbeat and lighthearted, Excision will scare you away. -- Britt Chester

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821 22nd St., Denver, CO

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3563 Walnut St., Denver, CO

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1037 Broadway, Denver, CO

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