The best EDM in Denver this weekend

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PRETTY LIGHTS @ RED ROCKS | FRI & SAT, 8/16-8/17
Returning to the Mile High City for his now-annual two-night run at Red Rocks, Pretty Lights maestro Derek Vincent Smith is bringing an album's worth of new music and a talented cast of characters to entertain the hometown crowd. On Friday, Pretty Lights will be illuminated by hip-hop companions Talib Kweli and Blue Sky Black Death, and on Saturday, August 17, a roster of hand-picked artists form the Pretty Lights Music imprint will get their chance to shine. Smith will undoubtedly be playing cuts from his acclaimed new record, A Color Map of the Sun, in addition to digging deep into his back catalogue for a choice blend of groove-driven tracks. -- Britt Chester

See also: For A Color Map of the Sun, Pretty Lights started from scratch

PROJECT ASPECT @ ARISE MUSIC FESTIVAL | 2:30 A.M., FRI/SAT
Jay Jaramillo, better known for the music he makes as Project Aspect, is a festival veteran, with appearances at Sonic Bloom and Wakarusa. Influenced by the likes of Glitch Mob, VibeSquad and Spork, Jaramillo began toying with the idea of electronic production under the name Project Aspect five years ago, after attending a Sound Tribe Sector 9 show and after-party. Since then, the producer, a co-founder of the Mile High Sound Movement, has built up a good deal of momentum in the scene for both himself and his crew, earning a spot as a go-to opener for acts like PANTyRAiD and STS9, whose 1320 Records imprint has issued three Project Aspect releases -- two original scores and one remix album -- in the past year and a half. -- Chester

See also: Project Aspect's Jay Jaramillo gives back with the Mile High Sound Movement

Location Info

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NORAD - CLOSED

821 22nd St., Denver, CO

Category: Music

Red Rocks Amphitheatre

18300 W. Alameda Parkway, Morrison, CO

Category: General

Bar Standard

1037 Broadway, Denver, CO

Category: Music

Beta

1909 Blake St., Denver, CO

Category: Music

The Church

1160 Lincoln St., Denver, CO

Category: Music

Funky Buddha Lounge

776 Lincoln St., Denver, CO

Category: Music


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