Revist Skrillex’s legendary Red Rocks Mothership performance four years later

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Revist Skrillex's legendary Red Rocks Mothership performance four years later

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.

Featured photo: Caesar Sebastian; Aorta

WATCH: ODESZA threw down a wicked new remix of ‘IPlayYouListen’ at Red Rocks

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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.

H/T: EDM Sauce

Photo Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella

REZZ announces fall headlining tour in support of new LP

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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 LP after 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.

Announced Stops:

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

Photo Credit: William Selviz

Will Farrell Opens Up Marshmello’s Red Rocks Show By Announcing He Is Actually Marshmello: WATCH

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WHO IS MARSHMELLO. Well, let’s be real…we all kind of know at this point. But let’s all ignore that to continue having fun. Marshmello returned to Red Rocks this past weekend to a sold out crowd of all ages. Marshmello has done an incredible job merging in many different genres to dance music, making the

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Above & Beyond name new track after the locale of its debut: Red Rocks

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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.

Above & Beyond Finally Drop ‘Red Rocks’

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Above & Beyond have just wrapped up their North American ‘Common Ground’ tour celebrating their latest album of the same name. Now, the super group have released another new single, one that fans have been hearing in the boys sets since Group Therapy 250 – ‘Red Rocks’. ‘Red Rocks’ was a song that was created

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Pretty Lights announces 10th anniversary Red Rocks show

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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.

HARD Red Rocks Announces Lineup W/ DJ Snake, Virtual Self + More

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Today, HARD Events has announced the lineup for HARD Red Rocks 2018, returning to one of the nation’s most naturally stunning venues on August 2. HARD Red Rocks 2018 will welcome ‘Pardon My French’ flagbearer DJ Snake, Porter Robinson’s futuristic alias Virtual Self, one of electronic music’s most of the moment stars Mija, Australian trap

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Seven Lions Announces Chronicles Chapter 2 Lineup

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Seven Lions has announced the lineup for his Chronicles Chapter 2 event held at Red Rocks on October 11th, 2018. This is the second installment of the Chronicles series, Chapter 1 being held at the Wamu Theater up in Seattle. The lineup for Chapter 2 differs slightly by adding MitiS to the bill. Returning for

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Gramatik announces highly anticipated return to Red Rocks with Gryffin, Haywyre, and Ramzoid

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Gramatik has been situating himself as a cutting-edge headlining act over the past few years. When the former Pretty Lights Music signee isn’t busy pioneering the way in crypto-currency culture, Denis Jašarević has been hard at work with his new Re:Coil Part 1 EP project in addition to some monstrous collaborations with GRiZ on “As We Proceed” and Ramzoid on a remix of Flume’s track “Wall Fuck.”

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.