The best EDM in Denver this weekend
FRI | BONOBO at FILLMORE AUDITORIUM | 11/1/13
Simon Green's Bonobo project has taken chilled-out downtempo on a meandering journey through complex syncopation, sweeping strings and heavy bass lines since 1999, when he released the single "Terrapin" on the Tru Thoughts label. Since then, Green has created four full-length albums for both that imprint and the epic Ninja Tune. His use of exotic instruments like the sitar blended with soulful, funky horns and gentle cymbals creates a soundscape reminiscent of a laid-back DJ Shadow. Bonobo's albums are sweet, hypnotic and often melancholy, and his live work kicks the energy up a notch while maintaining his signature blissed-out downtempo feel.
APPLEBLIM @ CLUSTER STUDIOS | SAT, 11/2/13
Is there a more appropriate guest for a Día de los Muertos fiesta than one of the co-founders of Skull Disco Records? Mother Earth Sound Systems is continuing to celebrate twenty years of tunes by bringing in U.K. dubstep producer/DJ Appleblim, who launched the label with Shackleton way back in 2005; both were among the very first dubstep ambassadors, helping to pioneer the genre and turn it into the powerhouse it is today. And the reasons for Appleblim's longevity in the scene are clear to anyone who's heard one of his experimental remixes or kicked up their heels to a live set. Appleblim doesn't let genre define him. Although his sound is infused with plenty of bass, he's also maintained a playful element of the sheer soul that's usually only found on dusty vinyl albums from the disco era. Catch DJ Appleblim at Cluster Studios this Saturday, November 2, with local favorites Tess, Deciprocal, Scott Everett and newnumbertwo. (10 p.m., 21+, $20)