There's something new coming to Denver and it's going to be big. Girls & Boys has been bringing the hottest electronic acts and wildest dance parties to New York and Chicago, and now it's Denver's turn to join in the fun. For Denver's inaugural show Girls & Boys Denver is taking over the Summit Music Hall, which will be hosting a stop for French record and fashion label Kitsuné, known for it's keen taste in electronic music. The first Kitsuné Club Night America tour begins this fall with stops in Vancouver, New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, Miami, Mexico City, and Denver. On October 22nd, Girls & Boys Denver and Kitsuné are bringing an entire crew of skilled high profile DJs and producers from in town and around the world to offer a first-class clubbing experience.
An Horse, Arcade Fire, Bear Hands, The Black Ghosts, Bloc Party, CSS, Chester French, Chromeo, Coconut Records, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes, Ellie Goulding, Empire of the Sun, The Gossip, Holy Ghost!, John Legend, Kaiser Chiefs, Kenna, Kings of Leon, Lady GaGa, Lenka, Mando Diao, Penguin Prison, Peter Bjorn & John, Phantogram, Phoenix, Ra Ra Riot, Radiohead, The Shins, Surfer Blood, The Temper Trap, The Tings Tings, Tokyo Police Club, Two Door Cinema Club, U2, The Whip, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, You Say Party! We Say Die!, Yuksek.
What do all these artists have in common? These are just a portion of artists that RAC (Remix Artist Collective) has remixed over the past four years, and the list continues to grow. RAC has been garnering widespread acclaim for the way they've been reinventing the art of remixing tracks. They seem to be willing to tackle any genre, and reconstruct songs in a manner that doesn't diminish but instead enhances the original song's identity while making them suited for the dance floor.
RAC DJs will be headlining the first Girls & Boys Denver party, and the team of André Anjos and Karl Kling have been turning heads by taking their remix concept and applying it to a live DJ set like none before it. They will take songs and remix them live, reading the crowd to determine how they will shape their songs and create the most energy. If you appreciate a wide variety of music, this is something you won't want to miss. Check out this RAC remix of Alex Winston's "Velvet Elvis".
Alex Winston - Velvet Elvis (RAC Mix) by RAC
BeatauCue is Alexis & Mederic, two DJs and producers from Caen, France. They went from making dance music in their bedrooms to unleashing diverse house and electro tracks on crowds of discriminating dancers all over the globe. Their modern disco-esque house tracks have received acclaim from big name producers, DJs and artists from around the world - Crookers, Diplo, Skrillex and many more. Check out "Close".
BeatauCue - Close by BeatauCue
Database is a DJ duo from São Paulo, Brazil. The team of Yuri Chix and Lucio Morais slay dance floors by creating hard hitting club tracks using original beats. Now one of the biggest names in Brazilian electronic dance music, they'll be bringing their brand of dance floor destroying electro house that should incite crowds to rage through the night. Check out "New Connection".
01 New Connection by database
Paul Anthony is a Chicago based DJ and producer who started out in the '90s rave scene and became a prominent figure in the Chicago house music movement ever since. Now Paul Anthony and ZXX run a the Dirty Fabric label, which now has over a hundred electronic dance music releases that have climbed up dance charts. Paul Anthony is sure to bring his signature Chicago influenced house sound to Denver. Check out "Higher" by Paul Anthony & ZXX.
Paul Anthony & ZXX - Higher by Paul Anthony
boyhollow has been featured on this blog before and is a prominent figure in the local Denver DJ scene, but for those unfamiliar, boyhollow is a versatile DJ with an eclectic mixing style. He will turn music from a variety of genres into face melting dance floor bangers, and he is sure to keep the temperature and energy on the dance floor sky high. It won't be enough for this resident Lipgloss DJ to just present this event, he'll contribute his part to make the whole night as memorable as possible. Check out the boyhollow and Chase Dobson remix of The Arch's "Ribdancer".
Ribdancer [The Arch] - boyhollow & c.db.sn by boyhollow
London Dungeon is the local DJ duo of Van Kalsing and Thrashton Kutcher. They are known to rock parties with their grimey, bass-heavy electro mixes. There's nothing subtle about their style, as it seems their goal is to keep dancers moving with one banger right after the next. Check out the 2011, Last Year Standing mix.
2011, Last Year Standing by LONDON DUNGEON
Fidget Factory is the collective effort of local DJs Brockstar and Vega. When these guys are behind the decks, expect to hear some mid-tempo electro house and slow bass designed to get people to fidget on the dance floor. They just might wow your ears with their crazy energy and wild sounds. Check out "Nachexmix!!"
Nachexmix!! by Fidget+Factory
Spencer Flower is a local up and coming DJ that has been making a splash in the scene over the past couple years. His penchant for mixing hard hitting and heavy electro house has been gaining him more and more recognition, and he's also been working with dubstep and more experimental forms of electronic music. Check out "HwerDayAt?!" by Luni Toonz and Spencer Flower.
Luni Toonz & Spencer Flower - HwerDayAt?! (Unmastered) by Spencer Flower
The inaugural Girls & Boys Denver party starts at Saturday, October 22nd at the Summit Music Hall. Tickets are $16 in advance or $18 the day of the show. Tickets are available online or at the Summit Music Hall box office.