To say 2018 has been REZZ‘s year could easily discredit her exemplary 2017, which included her chilling Mass Manipulation debut LP; nonetheless, the past 10 months have been stratospheric for mau5trap‘s breakout star.
Another album, another headlining tour, a visual mixtape, and a high-profile slot at seemingly every stateside festival helped make her an emblematic name in dance music, summoning throngs of swirly-eyed fans. However, according to REZZ herself, the current highlight of the year and biggest night of her life so far was her headlining performance at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Now, fans can relive the devilish magic of “Rezz Rocks” (or experience it for the first time), with her full HD upload of the set.
The sold out performance saw REZZ run through early classics, heaters from her two albums and fan favorite remixes, accompanied by fleets of lasers, a towering video screen, and her hallmark, tripped-out visuals. Colorado’s characteristically icy atmosphere couldn’t dampen the night, which was truly an extraterrestrial testament to her unequivocally loyal following.
Back in 2014, we saw Skrillex‘s career reach its first real peak with the release of his seminal debut album and the ensuing Mothership Tour that followed. But four years in dance music can feel more like an eternity, and since then, detours with Jack Ü and massive collaboration opportunities with some of the world’s biggest pop stars have generally occupied the majority of Skrillex’s creative output, leaving fans starved for any semblance of hope that a pick-up-where-Recess-left-off scenario might still occur. Rumors of a sophomore record have been circulating for some time now, most notably with Diplo spilling the beans in passing, but while we hold our collective breath waiting for that to materialize into anything substantial, we can still revisit the pinnacle of Recess-era Skrillex on the fourth anniversary of his famed Red Rocks Mothership performance.
From the moment the curtain drops in front of the life-sized spaceship rig, the OWSLA figurehead rattles Red Rocks Amphitheater with a full two hours of heavy bass essentials for what is undoubtedly one of Skrillex’s most memorable outings to date. A lot can change in four years, and in the life of an internationally renown global dance icon, four years probably feels more like eight. But something tells us were approaching something big from Skrillex, and a revisiting of his Red Rocks set might be the perfect primer.
Few things compare to the wave of musically-induced euphoria that ensues when witnessing ODESZA play out their 2012-classic “IPlayYouListen;” though, seeing the electronic duo throw down an incredible new version of the tune might just surpass that.
Fans of ODESZA witnessed history in the making at the duo’s recent Red Rocks show, as they went into a new rendition of the track.
Just a year to the date of their last performance at the legendary venue, ODESZA sold-out their two-night run in mere minutes, and seemed, as they always do, to delight their fans with surprises new and old along the way.
REZZ cannot be stopped. After announcing a new album, Certain Kind of Magic, set to be released on mau5trap, the Canadian producer started teasing studio sessions none other than deadmau5 and caused fans to reach new heights of anticipation. Fans got a peek into what to expect from her sophomore LPafter she released the first track from the compilation, “Witching Hour.”
REZZ now has another huge announcement that is sure to keep her momentum going — an album release is only made whole with an accompanying tour. The producer will be headlining a fall tour in celebration of the album’s release on August 3, where she will be performing at iconic venues such as Red Rocks, The Shrine, and The House of Blues. More enticingly, REZZ has a number of dates that are still yet to be announced and are sure to delight the legion of fans who make up the Cult of REZZ.
15-Sep-2018 House Of Blues Boston, MA
13-Oct-2018 Red Rocks Morrison, CO
31-Oct-2018 Armory Minneapolis, MN
21-Nov-2018 Revention Center Houston, TX
24-Nov-2018 Shrine Los Angeles, CA
Simplicity is key with Above & Beyond‘s naming convention for their newest single, “Red Rocks.” The track is named after the legendary Colorado outdoor amphitheater, the place where they first dropped the song.
“Red Rocks” has a pulsing rhythm and dynamic synthesized vocal accents, adding variation to their infamous trance sound. The track has a grooving bent to it that is perfect the club and equally at home in larger venues — like its namesake. The trio released both the original and extended version of the release, which is out now on Anjunabeats.
Pretty Lights has been obscenely quiet for some time now, and it’s rumored amongst his tight-knit family following that the reason behind his silence is that he’s working on new album material. After all, his Color Map of the Sun LP was released more than five years ago. To add further fuel to that speculation, Smith has halted announcements for his heavily attended episodic tour that have been taking place over the last two years.
However, it wouldn’t be summer in Colorado without Derek Vincent Smith’s return to the beloved Red Rocks Amphitheater — and he’s not calling it an episodic tour stop either. Lineup support has yet to be announced, but if it’s anything like his previous events, fans can expect a fully loaded talent roster with funky groove appeal.
The special 10th anniversary event will take place over two nights, August 10-11, in Morrison, Colorado. A limited number of presale tickets will be available at 10 a.m. EST Wednesday, April 18, but fans must register for the Pretty Lights newsletter to get the special code.
Having just embarked on his album-supporting Re:Coil tour this past December, Gramatik has just announced he will be capping the year’s festival season with his annual return to the legendary Colorado venue Red Rocks Amphitheater. The Lowtemp Records boss will be joined by fellow NYC producer and multi-instrumentalist Gryffin, Monstercat favorite Haywyre, Canadian future bass beat- maker Ramzoid, and recent Lowtemp-signee Balkan Bump, who has just released his debut EP and will be joining Gramatik on stage during the main act. The live event is set to take place Sept. 1, 2018.
General on-sale begins Friday, March 16. More information can be found here.
Known for their organic sound and fully immersive live show, ODESZA have become a spectacle act over the past few years. After last year’s sold-out, two-night performance at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado, the two Seattle natives embarked on the biggest tour of their career, which DA celebrated as one of the top tours of 2017. Their world tour was armed with brand new material from their A Moment Apart LP — the first in three years — along with a colossal visual set-up, the industry’s top technical professionals, a full cast of star vocal talent and an impressive drum line to boot.
The question now becomes, how are they going to top 2017?
If January is any indication, ODESZA have much higher peaks to climb. After all, the duo has already begun tackling the year with their upcoming debut performance at Coachella and delivering the Winter 2018 Olympics anthem. Now, the two have announced their annual summer return to Red Rocks on Friday, June 15. ODESZA has been headlining the world-class venue since 2015, with an extra night added to their 2017 show, which sold out in record time.
Pre-sale for the event begins Jan. 23 at 10 a.m. MST. Regular tickets will be released on Friday, Jan. 26.
On Nov. 21, Canadian producer REZZ built excitement throughout the day leading up to her Denver show with a series of tweets, leaving her followers curious what sort of announcement could be coming during the show.
I have a rly huge announcement in Denver tonight wen I’m on stage
Deadmau5 is currently in the midst of the second jaunt of his ‘lots of shows in a row tour.’
In honor of his two-day October stint at Colorado’s venerable Red Rocks Amphitheater, deadmau5’s released an aftermovie, showing off his custom-built Cube 2.1, and even taking the time to tease some new music.
The aftermovie launches into deadmau5’s recent Shotty Horroh feature “Legendary,” but as the video nears its halfway point, the scene shifts to mau5’s performance, wherein a new track, “A Seed” is revealed.
Standing at a slight but mighty 50-second clip, deadmau5 plants the seed for what is likely a number off his new record.