The best EDM in Denver this weekend
AUTHOR @ CERVANTES' MASTERPIECE BALLROOM | SAT, 6/8/13
As Author, Jack Sparrow and Ruckspin -- two dubstep producers that hail from the U.K. -- produce haunting melodies and captivating rhythms layered with just the right amount of glitchy bass and distortion. The result is totally worth hearing live; the sets would convince any dubstep-hater that the genre holds hidden depths of possibility still being explored by intrepid travelers like Author.
Jack Sparrow and Ruckspin are worthy headliners in their own right, but their collaboration is more than the sum of its parts. They'll perform both individually and together at the Outlook Festival Denver launch party (brought to us by none other than Sub.mission), with Kryptic Minds and Shiba, at Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom. (8 p.m., 16+, $20-$25)
BORGORE @ BETA | FRI, 6/7/13
Whether you're a fan of the whomp or not, dubstep is here to stay. Borgore is definitely on the newer end of movement, but the Tel Aviv-born producer and DJ has already carved out his own style within the genre. Former drummer of the Israeli metal band Shabira, Borgore incorporates a similarly sharp sound to his drum and bass re-workings as evidenced on his remix of Britney Spears's "Womanizer." Find out for yourself at Beta with Mystical Influence and Dayquill (in the Beatport Lounge, P.U.N.C.H.I.S. presents Sergei Loginov and Jens Irish.) -- Bree Davies