The best EDM shows in Denver in February
FRI | MICHAL MENERT, WINTER WARMER at FILLMORE | 2/14
Since dropping his debut solo album Dreaming of a Bigger Life, Michal Menert has been steadily touring the country building a grassroots following in the same way Derek Vincent Smith of Pretty Lights did when he first hit the scene. Menert has won fans over with his galactic spaced-out grooves, which draw heavy influence from the golden eras of soul, funk and hip-hop, and he's proven he can move a massive room. On the heels of a great show at the venue this past November, Menert returns to the Fillmore for the Winter Warmer with the Polish Ambassador, Mikey Thunder, Late Night Radio, Krooked Drivers.
THU | WINTER WARMER PRE-PARTY at CERVANTES' | 2/13/14
Previously, this was a two-night event at the Denver Marriot Tech Center, but due to unforeseen circumstances, that has all changed. Wick-It the Instigator will now kick off the pre-party alongside RumTum, Samples, Lotus Drops and 2Nutz at Cervantes'. Tickets dropped down to only $10, which means you don't need to skimp on the big V-Day bash you'd better have planned for the following night.
SAT | ARTOPIA 2014 at VARIOUS GOLDEN TRIANGLE VENUES | 2/22/14
Artopia is always a blast, and this year's lineup includes a cornucopia of producers handpicked from the local scene, including Pruitt, Mikey Thunder, Decadon, Lotus Drops, Pan Astral and much more. It's basically a showcase of local talent that is making big moves. Oh, and did we mention that there will be a ton of food and art? You don't want to miss this.
FRI | YOUNGSTA & TRUTH at BETA | 2/7/14
Hailing from the Deep Medi label, Truth will be playing alongside fellow dubstep pioneer Youngsta. Both acts take things into a region of sound not often heard on sound systems. This isn't just standard, run-of-the-mill dubstep that you think you heard on a movie teaser; this is dubstep as it's heard in sweaty rooms around the world that know the Truth.
THU | WOLFGANG GARTNER at BETA | 2/13/14
Wolfgang Gartner has a knack for hypnotizing audiences all over the world with his masterful mixing, composing, and production. You don't chalk up eight number-one hits on Beatport electro-house charts just because you're cranking out tunes. You earn that by cranking out absolute banger tracks that consistently prove you have a firm grasp on what makes the masses move. Gartner has absolutely no problem there.