The best EDM shows in Denver in October
FRI | LOTUS at RED ROCKS | 10/4/13
The jazzy electronic quintet Lotus, known for its precisely timed improvisations during live shows, is celebrating its fourteenth year as a group. From incorporating video-game music to performing David Bowie tribute shows and playing Black Sabbath covers, Lotus has figured out how to evolve its music and have a lot of fun doing it. BoomBox and Break Science share this bill.
TUES | DISCLOSURE at BOULDER THEATER | 10/22/13
U.K. production duo Disclosure is made up of wunderkind brothers Howard and Guy Lawrence, who started releasing music when they were in their teens. And what music! Their chops in the studio give seasoned producers twice their age a run for their money. Spearheading a hot new wave of U.K. garage and bass-music innovation, Disclosure is breaking through the ceiling and taking over pop territory with impeccably polished vocal scorchers. Releases like "Latch" and "White Noise," which climbed to the top of the U.K. singles chart this year, have already made the act a household name at home. -- Sean Levisman
THURS | GRIZMATIK at 1STBANK CENTER | 10/31/13
Grizmatik is the name given to the blessed union of Griz and Gramatik. Griz is Grant Kwiecinski, who grew up in Detroit, Michigan, the American breeding ground for so much great electronic music. Mentored through classes with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Kwiecinski found his sound in the alto saxophone and has managed to hybridize it with hip-hop samples and danceable electronic beats. His affinity for music evolved into an obsession, and before he knew it, he was supporting a Gramatik national tour and promoting his own music under the name Griz. Gramatik, meanwhile, used to be an MC who rapped with his buddies over his beats. He grew up in Slovenia listening to DJ Premier, Guru, Rza, Dre, and an arsenal of hip-hop and break beats fills his catalogue of sample options. Sharing this bill with Grizmatik is A-Trak, Two Fresh and Exmag.
FRI | ZEDS DEAD at 1STBANK CENTER | 10/11/13
Zeds Dead makes music that both sounds good on your speakers and brings a show that you cannot forget. In the past, we've seen the duo play in front of strobed tombstones, but at the Global Dance Festival at Red Rocks last year, it was all LED panels and blasting strobe lights.The act is co-headlining at 1STBANK with Krewella; they'll be joined by Paper Diamond, Seven Lions, Candyland, DJ Green Lantern and Branchez.