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Global Dance Festival 2013 Artist Additions

Posted: 06.14.2013

Summer has arrived in Colorado and we can hardly contain our excitement for the 11th annual Global Dance Festival! Every year, our goal is to showcase the talent of cutting-edge artists in order to bring you a completely unique experience in the Rockies. This year, we're bringing the sounds of the underground to GDF on their very own stage! This is your chance to witness the following artists:

Ryan Hemsworth (Sunday, July 21st)
No matter what genre of music you're into, you're going to love Ryan Hemsworth. With roots in hip and rap, he weaves deep bass, complex percussions, and chill melodies into a perfectly crafted charming sound that will have you hooked from start to finish. Just listen to his 7-track EP "Still Awake", which you can download for free here, and he'll instantly be on your must-see list for Global Dance Festival!

Robag Wruhme (Saturday, July 20th)
Hailing from Germany, Robag Wruhme is a man deeply fixated with the underground techno community, offering his own unique flavor of elaborately layered techno. Pulling from all corners of the music spectrum, he pieces together experimental works guaranteed to get your body rocking. Expect a set packed with proper ambient techno sounds with Robag at Global Dance Festival!

Justin Martin (Saturday, July 20th)
Feeding off the energy of the San Francisco underground and mentored by the legendary Claude VonStroke, Justin Martin is one of the driving forces behind the renowned Dirtybird Records. Recently skyrocketing to one of the most in demand artists in dance music, he brings a melodic and tough sound to the decks, encapsulating both melody and emotional depth in his dancefloor-demolishing sets. Get ready to expand your mind with Justin Martin at Global Dance Festival!

Additionally, we are excited to announce the first batch of our favorite locals who will be heating up the decks on Saturday & Sunday of Global Dance Festival:

Saturday, July 20th
Dragon & Jontron // Triad Dragons // Joman // JQA // Turner & Heit // Aviva

Sunday, July 21st
Ishe // Fury

Be a part of the magic of Global Dance Festival on July 19th, 20th, & 21st! 3-day passes already sold out, so purchase your tickets soon.

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Announcing Skylab 2013: Neon Planet

Posted: 06.11.2013

Last year Skylab ventured into uncharted territory, an area of space devoid of light and full of unexpected life.  Mission Blackout taught us to embrace the darkness together in a new realization of existence.

Now, 19 years into its stellar mission, Skylab encounters a world glowing like a beacon in a sea of black. A planet bursting with energy in the form of neon light. As we begin to break away from the darkness and enter a galaxy of cosmic light, the time has come to embark on a new voyage.

Your mission for Skylab 2013…  Light Up The Night!
Welcome to Neon Planet

Mission commanders will be announced at Caffeine: The Digital Circus

Join the crew- start planning your neon costume now!

Skylab 2013: Neon Planet
September 21st, 2013
Denver Coliseum
This event is 16+

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Caffeine: The Digital Circus

Posted: 05.06.2013

Many of you have eagerly been awaiting information about Caffeine Music Festival 2013 and today we are excited to share the details of this year's festival with all of you!

Launched over a decade ago, Caffeine Music Festival is Colorado's longest running dance music event that has paved the way for all other festivals in the state. As Colorado's original dance music massive, the success of this legendary party has been one of the key components in the development of the state's thriving dance music scene. Over the years, it has grown immensely in size, bringing together thousands of beautiful people each year.

Since its inception, the focus of Caffeine has always been to bring the scene together at a massive party once a year. This year, we want to enhance this concept even more to unite more people than ever before. This is why he have decided to join forces with our friends at Floorbangrs to bring you the most over-the-top Caffeine you have ever experienced. This year, we bring you Caffeine: The Digital Circus.

Joining forces with Digital Circus will allow us to bring you the most incredible production and headliners possible for this very special festival. It is the next evolution of Caffeine and a celebration of how much our scene has grown throughout the past decade. Moving the date closer to summer allows us to make Caffeine an indoor/outdoor festival so you can witness incredible outdoor production while you dance in the warm summer weather. Caffeine: a Digital Circus will feature 5 stages of music across a fully themed indoor/outdoor venue complete with circus performers, fire acts, jugglers, games, bounce land, 21+ bars & more! As an added bonus, this year Caffeine will be more affordable than ever with tickets starting at just $20!

Caffeine: The Digital Circus will feature:
Micro // Shogun // Heatbeat // Schoolboy
+many, many more!!

Get ready for the biggest, most extravagant Caffeine Music Festival yet on Saturday, June15th!

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More Global Dance Festival 2013 Artists!

Posted: 04.17.2013

The response to this year's Global Dance Festival has been incredible, with 3-day passes selling out faster than ever before. We know you're all excited to find out who else will be playing, so today we have a few more artists to announce for each day!

Friday, July 19th:
Signal Path
Are you ready for an introspective experience on the dance floor? Signal Path contorts electronic music, masterfully blending technology with live instrumentation to create a uniquely powerful sound. Their beautiful yet intense live shows incorporate everything from guitars and basses to mandolins and the bajo quinto to deliver unrelenting rhythm combined with massive low end production. Brace yourself for depth and intricacy of sound when Signal Path brings their incredible live show to Global Dance Festival day 1! Be on the lookout for their new EP released this Sunday, April 21st.

Become engulfed in the otherworldly artistic performance of Sorne. Referred to as 'theatrical creativity at its finest', Sorne is a powerful encapsulation of mankind's primal facets and over-the-top visual artistry. With tribal influences, the 3 piece band incorporates poly-rhythmic drumming, mysterious folk songs, technical guitar work, all powered by raw, animalistic emotion that will truly blow you away. The performance itself tells the story of 5 siblings reacting to the death of their father, represented through an authentic, twisted, deeply textured abstract performance. For a better idea of what to expect at Global Dance Festival day 1, check out this video.

Saturday, July 20th:
Bursting into the scene just a few years ago, Carnage is quickly cementing his position as Fool's Gold's next heavy-hitter. Slicing and dicing electro, hip hop, pop, and trap, Carnage creates an intoxicating sound that smashes dance floors everywhere he goes. His diverse palate of party-rocking bangers have gained him notoriety from artists including A-Trak & Hardwell, and he has collaborated with the likes of Kaskade and The Cataracts. A monster behind the decks, his performances are a recipe to rage to, injecting enough energy to shake the very core of Red Rocks. Just check out 'Bangto see the incendiary drops Carnage creates.

K Theory Live
In the past few years, K Theory have made a huge mark in dance music, crafting incredible original sounds loaded with emotional heft, rupturing baselines, and a unique broken beat technique. They have topped charts with tracks including '18th Century Gangster' and 'Glith & Blues', and gained notoriety from artists such as Gareth Emery & DJ Fresh. Their performances are described as 'high energy explosions of sound', harnessing an unshakable momentum you have to see for yourself to believe. Be on the lookout for K Theory in 2013- and witness their LIVE performance at Global Dance Festival day 2!

Sunday, July 21st:
In the past few months, Baauer has had a meteoric rise to fame and has become undoubtedly the most well known trap producer in dance music. The man behind international super hit and viral YouTube craze 'Harlem Shake', Baauer brilliantly integrates the raw energy of southern hip hop and deep underground bass to rock the dance floor all over the world. Just listen to 'Dum Dum' and his remix of Flosstradamus' 'Roll Up' and it is easy to see why he is rapidly rising the ranks in bass music. Get ready to do the Harlem Shake with Baauer at Red Rocks for Global Dance Festival day 3!

RL Grime
On the forefront of trap music, RL Grime has introduced a completely new sound that is quickly becoming the future of electronic music. You might know him by his electrohouse moniker Clockwork, a master of the bass-heavy big room sound, but he has recently been receiving worldwide acclaim for his RL Grime productions & remixes including 'Mercy' & 'Grapes Alla Vodka'. We can definitely expect huge things from this young producer in the next year, and you can see him first doing a B2B set with Baauer at Global Dance Festival day 3!

Full Lineup: (so far)
Friday, July 19th:
Beats Antique, EOTO, Emancipator, Ott, Zoogma, Signal Path, Sorne :: Purchase Tickets

Saturday, July 20th:
Savoy, Sander van Doorn, Arty, Emma Hewitt, Carnage, K Theory Live, Ecotek :: Purchase Tickets

Sunday, July 21st:
Mimosa, Griz, Gramatik, Baauer & RL Grime, Seven Lions, Kill Paris :: Purchase Tickets

+ many more TBA for all 3 days!

Summer is quickly approaching and before we know it, we'll all be global dancing together beneath the stars at Colorado's biggest and most highly anticipated dance music event of the season! Make sure you purchase your single day tickets before they sell out too.

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Announcing Armin van Buuren at the Fillmore on May 8th!

Posted: 04.05.2013

Global dancers: we have heard your requests and have worked hard to bring the #1 DJ in the world to Denver- Armin van Buuren.

Arguably the most in demand DJ in the world, Armin van Buuren has singlehandedly changed the face of dance music with his prolific output of top-notch tracks, A State Of Trance podcast, Armada record label, and unparalleled performances. Perpetually recognized as the greatest DJ in the world, he is a master of the decks with the perfected capability of sweeping audiences into a state of absolute euphoria. He has not performed in Colorado since 2011, so we thought it was time to bring him back for a night of impassioned trance at the Fillmore on May 8th.

Tickets are already on sale and we expect them to sell out very quickly! This is your chance to witness one of dance music's living legends as we embark on a rare journey through sound with the one and only Armin van Buuren.

Armin van Buuren @ Fillmore
May 8th, 2013
This event is 16+
Doors open at 7pm

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