The best EDM in Denver this weekend
SAT | KASKADE at SKYLAB, DENVER COLISEUM | 9/21/13
Kaskade has crafted his own signature sound out of an unusual blend of disco-kissed deep house and big-room trance. Somehow the Utah-born DJ manages to balance these two disparate genres into a unified whole, leaning heavily on female vocals and sexy bass lines to tie it all together. In the studio, he's crafted a series of artist albums and a slew of hot remixes, and he's also dropped a number of fine mix discs and played clubs and festivals all over the world. Catch Kaskade this Saturday, September 21, at Skylab with Dillon Francis, Morgan Page and many more.
FRI | DAN GHENACIA at NORAD | 9/20/13
Those who turn their noses up at house music just haven't been exposed to enough DJs like Dan Ghenacia. One of the artists behind label/DJ collective Apollonia, Ghenacia's been lighting up the Paris after-hours scene since the '90s, in addition to being resident at Ibiza's lauded DC10 club and doing stints in California's West Coast house scene. Ghenacia's sound is, appropriately, a beautiful balance between the funky, soulful imprint for which California became known in the house realm and the twitchy, precise melodies that French producers have turned into a higher form of art. His use of gorgeous (sometimes sassy) vocals and warm, soaring tunes envelop his audience, creating a blissful place where it's easy to forget all your worries and lose yourself on the dance floor. Appropriately, Afterhours Anonymous is teaming up with HOME to bring this superstar to NORAD on Friday, September 20, with Uncle Buck and Bob Taylor also behind the decks. (9 p.m., 21+, $10 and up)