So Global… I haven’t even had time to process how great it was. It all started Friday with me and my good friend Jalen taking the media bus up behind the main stage of Red Rocks. We went to the top right away to go to the second stage dying to see Krewella who I must say blew our expectations away. We were slammin’ drinks waiting for the crowd to get a little crazier in the VIP when the rest of our crew of friends shows up. Then it started to get crazy.. We went into VIP to dance a bit for Krewella as the sun was setting. Not five minutes later the section was overflowing with elated fans dancing their asses off. Realizing that it was getting insane we turn around to see if the crowd behind us had grown. Well the whole of the upper part of red rocks was PACKED to the brim with people. People were overflowing into the VIP hoping the fence, the security guards almost helpless with the sheer volume of people up there raging to their favorite tunes. Krewella’s set finished up and we decided we would go check out some of the booths before Knife Party came on the main stage. Smoked a dude up and got free Puffalo’s hats. (For those that don’t know its basically the most weed oriented hat for CU Boulder possible) Ironically enough on our way down to the main stage after establishing our location for the rest of the concert we see Krewella in the VIP having more fun than anyone around them. I have to say, seeing artists love what they do but also be diehard fans still, makes me so psyched and hopeful that not all famous musicians will sell out and not want to interact with their fans.
Turns out that the members or Krewella, Jahan Yousaf and her sister Yasmine along with producer Rain Man are also nice as shit! Knife Party and Steve Angello kinda let us down. It being Knife Party’s first appearance at Red Rocks, and having some killer music already produced we were expecting to see a legendary moment at Red Rocks but it just didn’t seem to live up to what we had envisioned. Steve Angello of Swedish House mafia has a pretty annoying accent, and the fact that he kept saying “I’m Steve Angelloooooo” didn’t help our opinions of the performance… All that said they were both very fun to dance to and such, plus my ears were blown out, Steve Angello was actually so loud and repetitive toward the end we left early..
Friday I went to Beta for the super secret DJ, as the line up on Saturday wasn’t all that mindblowing, but Morgan Paige at beta wasn’t that insane either, being that the previous two years it was deadau5 and Dada Life..
Yet it was all going to come together for a night of 100% grade A dubstep: SUNDAY AT GLOBAL.
Sunday oooooh man it was unreal. The lineup on the main stage was pretty legendary, most noteably Dillon Francis, Crizzly, Adventure Club, Figure, Zeds Dead and Excision. Everyone killed their sets, got the crowd moving, jumping, and basically doing everything in their power to try and convey the flood of pure ecstasy that the music drive deep into their soles. Plus a lot of people were on a lot of drugs. Anyway my favorite of the night was definitely Dillon Francis, he fucking knocked it out of the park. Such a diverse set from dubstep to moombahton sampling songs from all genre’s. I fell in love with seeing Dillon Francis live that night. Here’s a taste of the Dill:
Adventure Club stayed in their zone of very emotional, lovey dovey, sad, dark dubstep. You know the dubstep you can have sex to. We didn’t get a chance to see Crizzly because the ain stage was so stacked with talent that we didn’t leave the whole time. Zeds Dead was outrageously mind blowing, Omar Linx? Well I thought he did a great job, but with Zeds Dead’s classic songs such as Coffee Break… I just want to hear it whomp without rap behind it, regardless of my opinion it was sick:
Anyway I thought they did an amazing job. Onto EXCISION!!! Holy facemelt. All the stereotypical dubstep adjectives such as face melting, ear tearing, eye bleeding, ragefest… They basically all apply to EXCISION better than any dubstep group I have ever seen. Watch this shit..
Ya insanely awesome. They threw down one of the most intense sets I have seen, constant insanity. Not really a break for their whole set.. My legs died but I was in heaven, talk about being sore from dancing too much. I can’t even call it dancing really it was all too crazy. The energy was growing the entire time right up to the moment the music was turned off and we were all left dumbfounded trying to process what happened. Killer show, killer crowd, killer setting… Global Dance Festival at Red Rocks is here to stay and if you haven’t been get a ticket for next year, I promise it’s an experience in its own that any dance music person will enjoy, and most likely attend again. And again….
Well look what we have here, a new EP fresh off the press from the trio we all know as Robotic Pirate Monkey, RPM, or as one disgruntled newspaper reported dubbed them, Robo Pi Mo.
This absolutely perfect ep shows us everything that is good with the black sheep producers of our world. God damn did they do a good job on this one, after a long long period where we weren’t sure what was going to come of RPM, they have proven the doubters wrong and kept their fans enticed with this masterpiece.
Sit down, grab a doob, brew or a stiff whiskey on the rocks and listen to this album start to finish on a nice sound system. Really get into it, it deserves your full and undivided attention.
Enjoy this free download of the EP or stream it right here from Press Play.
Moombahton… This genre has been pervading the internet noticeably for about a year now. Some of it has been half assed attempts at glory in a new type of music, namely they suck.. However some have hit it on the head with a hammer. Moombahton, from what I have experienced, is dirty, dirty, dirty, dirty. Those that have mastered the formula and developed Moombahton have taken the dirtiness and muddled nature of the crazy sounds a computer can make, and created music with a bass line that’s irresistible to move to. More than that they make it down right fun, something that is making me want to stop typing and rage right at this moment. Can’t resist but to holla’ sorry: Diplo at Red Rocks in the summer = DANCE BITCH!!! Speaking of which I think the same thing would happen if, Steve Lind under his DJ name Spenda C, an Australian Moombahton/Moombahcore/Moombahbounce/Moombahrave/Trap producer, came to the Colorado and raged at Red Rocks with us. He throws down dirty yes, but this isn’t go fall asleep music at all, its the perfect solution to people wanting to have a raging party but can’t get their lazy ass friends off the couch and involved in the party. Just turn on Spenda C.
Oh and the Don’t believe me about the Red Rocks thing? Hopefully not if you were there but just in case check out this video of Diplo dropping Spenda C’s remix of Rattle by Bingo Players. Oh ya it’s not sideways sorry. Was I fucked up? At least you can see hands everywhere.
Yes Similar to the uprising of the glorious, face melting genre ‘Dubstep’, I believe there will be a Grammy category under the label Moombahton in the near future. Then listen so you can say you knew it was going to happen all along.
The Denver duo Hujje is upping their production game with each release. We love supporting these guys because they are in it to win it and they are always trying to one up the competition with creative marketing. See the video below and you’ll see what I’m talking about.
Enjoy this anthem house original from the Joshes and make sure to catch their next set, wherever that may be.
PRESS PLAY AND ROCK ON.