Let’s all hope the world doesn’t end on the 21st because Decadence NYE is right around the corner! Colorado’s largest New Year’s Eve dance party is back for it’s second anniversary with one hell of a lineup. Hitting the stage this year are ATB, Wolfgang Gartner, Mimosa, Rudee, Ecotek, Paul Basic, and Fury – along with some of my personal favorites – Flosstradamus, Krewella, and Zeds Dead. If you’re looking for an opulent way to spend the last few minutes of 2012, look no farther than Decadence NYE. With over eleven thousand attendees last year, this year is expected to get even more rowdy. Be sure to make your way to the Colorado Convention Center this New Year’s Eve to welcome 2013 at the hottest spot in Denver.
Zeds Dead – Global Dub Arena
Canada’s biggest bass enthusiasts – Zeds Dead – will be headlining the Global Dub Arena, hosted by Sub.Mission. Comprised of members DC and Hooks, this duo is known for their awe-inspiring shows, turning even the most reserved audience members into bassheads. Blurring the lines between genres, Zeds Dead somehow always manages to flawlessly mix everything from hip hop to glitch into their largely dubstep based sets.
Krewella – Global Dance Arena
One of 2012′s biggest break out EDM acts has to be Krewella. The perfect combination of sugary sweet vocals and Skrillex-esque production have allowed this trio to provide us with some of the most infectious tunes of the year. I found out these guys really like to party after witnessing their unbelievable set at Global this summer. The video below chronicles the day Krewella spent in Denver before playing their set at Red Rocks.
Flosstradamus – Global Dub Arena
Through the course of 2012, trap music has undoubtedly overtaken the North American music scene. At the forefront of the trap music movement are Chicago’s notorious party starters – Flosstradamus. Bringing new styles into a sometimes repetitive genre, this duo is a must see at Decadence. Their X EP is one of my favorite releases of the year and after seeing them perform at the Filmore in October, I have no doubt they will cause everyone to have a twerking fit this NYE.
The 2011 debut of Decadence NYE was a spectacular success with over eleven-thousand in attendance – making it the largest single-day dance music event in Colorado history. This year, thousands of revelers will once again flock to the Colorado Convention Center – downtown Denver’s crown jewel – to ring in the New Year within two massive rooms adorned with exquisite décor, top-notch production, sensational entertainment and the top DJs in the world.
This year’s GLOBAL DANCE ARENA – hosted by Triad Dragons Entertainment – will feature performances from ATB, WOLFGANG GARTNER, KREWELLA, RUDEE and ECOTEK. Germany’s Andre Tanneberger, better known to the legions of trance lovers as ATB, will provide his unmistakable uplifting sounds, perfect for celebrating the last minutes of 2012. A highly sought-after producer in the EDM world, WOLFGANG GARTNER has churned out more than a handful of No. 1 hits on Beatport, as well as collaborations with heavy-hitters like Deadmau5, Skrillex and Tiesto. Known for his high-energy sets, electro lovers will not be disappointed. Gaining attention rapidly in the last year, the trio known as KREWELLA really knows how to work the dance-floor into a frenzy, getting the crowd “wet” with their perfect combination of heavy production and sugary vocals. Newcomer, RUDEE, will join the all-star lineup, along with Denver’s own ECOTEK.
Returning to the American bass music epicenter for a last hurrah of 2012 in the GLOBAL DUB ARENA – hosted by Sub.Mission – are ZEDS DEAD and MIMOSA. The Canadian duo of DC & Hooks, or ZEDS DEAD, have certainly made a name for themselves in the world of bass music. Known for their mind blowing live sets combining everything from dubstep and electro to glitch and hip hop, this performance will be an ideal way to ring in the new year. Selling out shows repeatedly with each visit to Colorado, MIMOSA’s varying innovative style accompanied by his undeniable stage presence make his set a must see for NYE. Chicago’s riot inducing duo known as FLOSSTRADAMUS have been destroying the trap music scene that is taking over North America recently. With a strobe filled twerk instigating set to match, be sure not to miss this performance. The diversity of this year’s Global Dub Arena lineup continues with performances from Pretty Lights Music artist and electro hip-hop extraordinaire, PAUL BASIC, as well as drum and bass main-stay, FURY.
Decadence NYE is an adults-only, 18+ event. Doors will be open at 7 p.m.