I’ve been following Martin Garrix for a while since his first big hit ‘BFAM‘. The talent that this 17 year old DJ exhibits makes me wonder what they are putting in the water over there in the Holland. Nonetheless, Garrix’s latest remix of the song Project T is one of those house bangers that you are most likely going to hear on all the mainstages and is already at the top of Beatport’s top 10. In the track, Garrix leaves the melody mostly the same but completely reworks the drops and adds a layer of much harder hitting synths that will make you move and jump. Buy the track on Beatport today!
Here are a few chill and upbeat songs for those unforgettable summer nights we all wish we had some epic tunes for. I don’t know about you but sometimes there just needs to be a soundtrack to life and these songs are sure to make a fun night unforgettable. So bump it loud, bump it hard and keep on bumping on.
I know you have heard the terms, bangers, heaters, straight fire; all of the above applies to this year’s Global Dance Festivals tracks. Who could ask for a better venue than RedRocks Ampitheater? With Ekotek, Emma Hewitt, Arty, Sander Van Doorn, and Savoy slaying the stage on Saturday night, dancing was the only option. Ecotek warmed up the evening in style as he always does with some bog room tech house that got the amphitheater up on its feet. Following Ecotek was my favorite stretch of the evening with the gorgeous Emma Hewitt gracing our ears with Waiting vs. Sun and Moon, which in a way felt like shades of a tribute to Above & Beyond who rocked our world at last years event. Having a slight or rather, major girl crush on Hewitt dating back to GDF 2011, it was incredible to watch her performance. Anyone who has not seen her live, must. Her haunting vocals could make an entire city quiet, and that is what it did to RedRocks on Saturday night.
Couple that with the fact that she made her way down to the crowd, in the midst of song, taking each stilettoed stride like a champion, made me fall in love with her a little harder. The night of underlying A&B tribute continued as Arty mixed in Anphonic Thing Called Love With his recent release of Grand Finale featuring Fiora, what else could you be but stoked to listen to this young Russian talent work the crowd in true euro EDM fashion. Continuing deeper into the evening Sander Van Doorn took the stage to a satiated crowd. Thinking you had already heard amazing, Sander took you beyond to a magical land called fire-city. After Love is Darkness, What Did I Do, Kangaroo, KoKo, Joyenergizer, Ten, Nothing Inside and his brand new releases Into the Light and Neon, what else was to be expected from this legend of EDM.
The end Sander’s set felt like the end of the night, with the lights, the dancers, and the man himself going all out, any fan would have been pleased to have had their Saturday end night there. Fortunately for all of us Savoy was still waiting in the wings with closing duties and their unique blend of electro, house and disco did not disappoint! The first thing one would comment about their set beyond the music was the lasers.
Over the years Savoy have continued to improve their trademark lightshow and on this night they unleashed what must be the best iteration of it yet. The amphitheater exploded in neon lights as the crowd danced right up until the very end to tracks like ‘I Dare You’, ‘Dancing in the Dark’ and the Eric Prydz remix of ‘Personal Jesus’ by Depeche Mode. It certainly wasnt their most groundbreaking or ‘out of the box’ performance but it fit the needs of the night and the crowd perfectly showing that these guys understand what is needed to end a dance party of this magnitude.
Written by Anna Townsend
The largest dance music festival in the Rocky Mountains returns to Red Rocks Amphitheater for its 11th year! Get ready for three days packed with world-class music, production, and global dancing!
Global Dance Festival is not only the biggest dance music event of the summer, but also an emblem of the dance music scene in Colorado. It is the one time every year when we all come together and celebrate our unique culture at the most beautiful venue in the world. It is a multiple-stage showcase of some of the biggest artists in the industry, cutting-edge up-and-comers, and Colorado’s best locals. With breathtaking production and world class performers, Global Dance Festival is dedicated to bringing you the best dance music experience possible in our beloved Rocky Mountains.
The previous two iterations of this festival were incredible, and here at SBB we are sure that this years 11th edition will be the best to date. Global Dance Festival is without a doubt the biggest and best event in Colorado, not to mention one of the premier electronic music events in the United States being held at one of the most beautiful outdoor venues in the world! Check out the lineup below!
Friday, July 19th: Friday, July 19th:Beats Antique, EOTO, Emancipator, Conspirator, Papadosio, Ott, Zoogma, Signal Path, Sorne, Bass Physics
Saturday, July 20th: Savoy, Sander van Doorn, Arty, Emma Hewitt, Carnage, Candyland, K Theory Live, Ecotek, J Flash, Robag Wryhme, Justin Martin, Dragon & Jontron, Triad Dragons, Joman, JQA, Turner & Heit, Aviva
Sunday, July 21st: Mimosa, Griz, Gramatik, Baauer & RL Grime, Cookie Monsta, Seven Lions, Kill Paris, Ryan Hemsworth, Jim-E Stack, Sound Remedy, Savages, Basscrooks, Ishe, Fury, Caustik, Subliminal, Lotus Drops, Shank Aaron, Coult45, CurlyOne
Red Rocks Amphitheater
18300 W. Alameda Parkway, Morrison
Doors 5pm | This is an all ages event | 21+ bars
Purchase tickets on ticketmaster.com:http://bit.ly/GDF2012Tix
Authorized Outlets with limited available. Get them early!
Things That Glow. 918 West 8th Avenue Denver (303) 751-4569
Millenium Trenz. 333 S Federal Blvd. (303) 975-9286
Millenium Trenz. 1012 S Federal Blvd. (303) 942-8008
Cricket Communications. 14500 w Colfax Lakewood. (303) 590-1586
Millenium Trenz. 10072 Grant St Thorton. (720) 222-3288
Cricket Store. 12201 E Arapahoe Rd. (303) 747-6288
Root on the Hill. 1121 Broadway St Boulder (303) 939-0012
High Society. 608 West 9th Avenue Longmont (303) 682-8876
Rock’n Robin’s. 804 South College Avenue Fort Collins (970) 221-9977
Tickets: Purchase tickets here:http://bit.ly/GDF2012Tix
MOBILE VIP CLUB: Text TRIAD to 46786 from your cellphone to get exclusive offers to our events!
Official Website: www.globaldancefestival.com
Marquee New York presents the technical and musical genius, Sander van Doorn, this Saturday, March 30th. Sander has cranked out more dance floor destroyers, sold-out gigs, number one records, and awards than many artists do in a lifetime. Attendees are in for a special experience seeing the main-stage regular in an intimate setting.
“First weekend of UMF in Miami was off the hook! Then a sold out LIV.. thank you all for a great start of WMC 2013! See you at Spinnin Sessions on Wednesday at Nikki Beach.” – Sander
Sander van Doorn is known to drop some heat on the dance floor and we’re excited to hear him play tracks like ‘Kangaroo‘ and ‘Koko‘ + more. Tell us what Sander van Doorn tracks you’re excited to hear this Saturday night to get you to party from ‘Dusk Till Doorn’. Come out to Exchange LA this Saturday night for some fire music !!
Walking into Electric Zoo on day 2 was truly like walking into a zoo of young people hungry for electronic music. Randall’s Island was packed like we have never seen it before, and even after an explosive day 1, everyone surrounding us was energetic and ready to rage the day away.
Our first set of day 2 was our man Morgan Page, a classy VT huss who started his EDM career in nightclubs up by the Canadian border. Page is a master at warming up a crowd, and he cleverly started his set off slowly, opening with his “The Longest Road” intro and gliding into Deniz Koyu’s track with Tegan and Sara entitled “Bong”. The set started getting swanky with his catchy choon “Body Work” and every girl’s favorite song off Page’s In The Air album: “Addicted”. Morgan spiced up the set, effortlessly easing our sore muscles from day 1, with Dada Life’s banger “Feed the Dada”. Our personal favorite moment was when he dropped his remix of the classic 80s jam “Your Love” by the Outfield, which had all the girls in their high waisted jorts bopping around like they were getting saved by the bell. We loved that Page closed his set up with a little Ministry of Sound with Tonite Only’s jam “Go”. The set was well thought out and was the perfect balance between club and pop music for the kick start of a day time festival.
After Morgan Page’s massive set, we made our way over to main stage for the set of one of our personal favorite producers, Sander Van Doorn. Sander is a technical genius with an incredibly unique sound that makes you want to dance from dusk til Doorn. Wasting no time, he opened his set with Deniz Koyu’s remix of Zedd’s epic track “Spectrum” feat. Mathew Koma…and we definitely ripped some vocal cords. After that he dropped “Alter Ego” and his tune “Nothing Inside” with Mayaeni. Slipping into the ghoulish Deadmau5 groove “Professional Griefers” and then his classic “Chasin’”, there wasn’t a person in the crowd that wasn’t entranced by his dancing spell. The middle part of Sander’s set comprised of a bunch of songs we’d never heard, with a little Pryda and Afrojack mixed in the mystery choons. Doorn appropriately closed his spectacular set with Firebeatz & Schella’s “Dear New York”, and in true Sander Van Doorn fashion he had the crowd all yelling to each other afterward, “What was that? Trance? Progessive House?….no it was SVD-style.”
After Sander, we got our bananas and champagne and geared up for some full-on DADA Life fun. Blasting off immediately with their destructive banger “Kick Out The Epic Motherfucker”, the crowd at main stage was going absolutely bonkers – tossing blow up balloons all over the place and womping out harder than we’d seen all day. Dada’s remix of Kaskade’s gorgeous track “LLOVE” graced the speakers, and the sing along that ensued was oh-so-sweet. The animals at the zoo got ferocious when Dada Life dropped their remix of Duck Sauce’s “Big Bad Wolf”, and the hard-hitting track by Tiesto & Showtek that followed soon after provided a primo fix to all the hard dance fiends at the festival. Otto Knows’ awesome jam “Million Voices” was a nice break in the set before the hardness ensued again with huge tracks like Ralvero’s “Rage” and Knife Party’s “Rage Valley”. Alesso and Ingrosso’s chune “Calling” led into the closing track of the set, “Feed the Dada”, their original track that the EDM family just can’t seem to get enough of!
The most anticipated act of the day was surely Axwell, especially after the recent break up of Swedish House Mafia, who have dominated the realm of House and Progressive across the globe. We were a bit nervous about how the set would go, but we can honestly report that this set was one of the best we’ve ever witnessed. “Greyhound” never sounded so good, blasting out to us through a 20,000 watt sound system and grooving into a mix mash of Pryda’s “Allein” and Gregor Salto’s “Azumba”. Axwell rolled that into Henrik B. and Rudy’s “Leave a Light On”, and the result was nothing short of orgasmic. His set led us on a journey through time with Swedish house classics and new upbeat tunes, remembering times of old and revelling in the present progression. The highlight of the set for us was SHM’s “Every teardrop is a Waterfall” mixed with his recut club version of “Resurrection”, which he blended into “Beating of my Heart in Sweet Disposition” – a mashup of Matisse and Sadko vs. Temper Trap. The way all these tracks complimented each other was brilliant and fluid. The sound was further complimented by the impressive visual scenes, which comprised of some of the trippiest naturistic images we’ve ever beheld. Axwell wrapped up his mind-blowing set with “Heart Is King” into (you guessed it!) “Save the World”
Above and Beyond, our favorite trance trio, had their work cut out for them following Axwell’s genius performance. Matching the energy of his progressive house domination would be quite impossible, but Above and Beyond offers an entirely different musical atmosphere, connecting with their audiences on an emotional and spiritual level. Transitioning from Axwell’s upbeat house to A&B’s long build ups and euphonic dark drance was exactly what we all needed and wanted. Although some concert goer’s (all the newbies) started leaving after the long build ups lost their attention, a heart-wrenching set is classic Above and Beyond, and anyone who is truly devoted to the EDM scene understands the passionate phenomenon that is their musical identity. Axwell perfected new school, and Above and Beyond brought us back to the old school roots. The tracks were so beautifully meshed together it was hard to get excited about one song in particular, but this Group Therapy session took everyone on an emotional roller coaster ride dropping “On My Way to Heaven”, “A Thing Called love”, and “Sun and Moon”. Words can’t even express the euphoric feelings buzzing throughout the trance family during Andrew Bayers’ “From the Earth”. You would almost think you were hearing two completely different DJ acts going from Friday to Saturday night’s Above and Beyond set. Thank you Above and Beyond for really connecting us all together, moving us beyond reality and giving us a little slice of heavenly peace with another perfect Group Therapy session.