Global Dance are longtime leaders in electronic event production. The Colorado-based collective is responsible for some of the most highly anticipated shows in the country, including the notorious Decadence NYE in both Colorado and Arizona. After a long tenure at the Red Rocks Amphitheater, the festival will be switching venues to Sports Authority Field at Mile High. While the venue has changed, Global Dance Festival kept to an honored tradition of booking some of the year’s most successful producers and DJs. In fact, the venue change has allowed the festival to book a wider array of performers for this year’s rendition. Here are a few we’re excited to see at the 15th Global Dance Festival.
Australian beat machine Zeke Beats blew us away with his NEST HQ premiere last year. Since then, he’s impressed us with some multigenre tracks on his debut EP, Dispatch. Collabs with G Jones and Bleep Bloop were nothing to overlook from Zeke Beats in 2016, either.
Remix maesters Two Owls spent most of 2016 blowing us away with refreshing remixes of some classic tracks. The LA-based duo has a penchant for adding more than a touch of bass to some old gold, and with great results. What more can we say about Two Owls that isn’t already said on their version of Mt. Eden’s classic Sierra Leone.
Excision B2B Datsik
Besides being a no brainer for any self-respecting basshead, these dub legends should bring some added energy on the heels of Lost Lands. Since the announcement of the most stacked lineup for dubstep in recent history (or ever for that matter), we have had our eyes glued to everything this duo touches. Expect to see a little extra from the Canadian natives as they prepare for this October’s festivities.
Ganja White Night
It’s gonna be rough for Ganja White Night to follow b2b neckbreaking performances at Electric Forest 2017. The Belgian duo impressed us then, and has done so for most of 2016. Their performance at EForest with fellow bass producers Boogie T and Russ Liquid was one of the more face-melting moments of either weekend. We’re looking for GWN to recreate that magic at Global Dance Festival this Friday.
Another b2b-weekend warrior of Electric Forest 2017, LA-based producer Crywolf has hit us in the feels with somber vocals and melodic drops countless times. Crywolf’s tracks bring a level of musicianship not always seen in bass music; the instrumentalist frequently incorporates his own recordings into his production. With a cult following that has built following each amazing live performance (think Bisco 2016 Jaenga Bus set), we’re excited to see what Crywolf brings to Colorado at Mile High this weekend.
Global Dance Festival 2017 will take place this Friday and Saturday at Sports Authority Field in Denver. Single and two Day passes are still available. With a stellar roster of artists and an expanded grounds to build upon, Global Dance Festival will likely celebrate 15 years with its best event to date this weekend in Colorado. Until then, enjoy this video from one of the first Global Dance events featuring legends Fatboy Slim and The Chemical Brothers on the decks.