As the opening notes of “everything matters (when it comes to you)” started to drift into the crowd, thousands of fans who’d gathered to hear San Holo perform his album1 show lit up with excitement.
The June 13 performance was the artist’s first headlining gig at the storied venue, and he brought along friends like Shallou and Chet Porter to share in the experience. The bitbird label head performed his album1 LP in full during his set, taking his audience on a journey through fan favorites like “lift me from the ground” and “worthy.”
In the video’s description, the producer refers to his set as “vibrant,” and rightly so. Those who cherished album1 upon its September 2018 release and continue to do so will appreciate this glowing live rendition of the album’s 12 tracks. View the performance in full below.
With a third album on the way, a coinciding North American tour, and a jam-packed summer festival schedule, wherever electronic dance music is housed through the rest of 2019, Illenium will likely be near.
The Ascend Tour (named for the impending album) will kick off this September in Pittsburgh and continue through year’s end, with the current roster closing with a stop at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The tour also includes a three-day run at Red Rocks in October, capped off with a “throwback” set on October 12. The Denver-based bass-fielder ignited Illenium battle cries earlier this week with the announcement of a third LP in the works, scheduled to land August 16.
Fans who pre-order Ascend will receive priority access to pre-sale tickets to for the tour. Pre-sale begins June 19. More information on the tour and forthcoming record is available here.
WUKILEAKS is the (now-not-so-hidden) gem account for DJs across the Internet—a project that started approximately three years ago by Kris Berman—better known as Wuki. The Denver-based producer started off with mash-ups of Busta Rhymes, the Six Flags-famed “We Like To Party” theme, and more, all of which instantly exploded into DJ sets everywhere. One year ago, Berman fused Major Lazer‘s breakout hit “Pon De Floor” with Daft Punk classic “One More Time.”
Now, Wuki gives fans a new take on another masked-robot classic, teaming up with Ship Wrek on “Techno Logic.” The rising LA-based duo are making a ton of noise with their distinct brand of house, adding that flare to the grooved-out bass-line on this new collaborative homage to the French visionaries. Of course, listeners are also welcomed by utter craziness from Wuki under the beloved Daft Punk sample.
Illenium has a lot coming up in the near future. The DJ took to Instagram to tease a new Red Rocks headlining show and to tease his new single “Pray”. While Illenium didn’t come right out and say his new show was at Red Rocks, the footage in the post basically did. As if that
The mighty Zedd has just announced that he will be bringing a special summer show to Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Having played at just about every major dance event in the world, he will be making a debut at the open air venue. Support is set to come from Hippie Sabotage, Snakehips and Dwilly, and
Known for a big sound and a dedicated fanbase, Alison Wonderland has been a festival favorite for years. Now, after headlining her own tours and playing shows with Dillon Francis, Alison Wonderland continues her monumental rise with her first ever headlining show at Red Rocks.
Bringing along, Medasin (Dancing Astronaut‘s Breakout Artist of 2018), Ekali, and Wuki, the event is sure to showcase the fusion of lush textures and heavy bass, perhaps with a side of live instrumentation. Deemed the ‘Temple of Wonderland,’ the show is set to take place on September 12, 2019. While tickets are not yet available, Wonderland has provided a sign-up link to receive a pre-sale code in the near future here.
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