Posted: 2012-05-28 12:04:00
Last year, Knife Party exploded into the electronic music scene with their debut EP '100% No Modern Talking', receiving over 500,000 downloads and cementing the duo as one of the most innovative artists in the industry. Today, Knife Party released their second EP 'Rage Valley' on Beatport, featuring four tracks of ear-shattering sound: Rage Valley', 'Centipede', 'Bonfire', and 'Sleaze feat. Mistajam'. Make sure you turn your speakers up for this one and prepare yourself for 4 tracks of dancefloor-demolishing bangers. The EP will be available on all other digital retailers on Monday, June 4th.
Purchase 'Rage Valley' On Beatport
Blending elements of virtually every genre and injecting some seriously pounding bass, Knife Party's productions and DJ sets possess all the right elements to whip any audience into a dance floor frenzy. We are very excited to host them for their first Colorado appearance Friday of Global Dance Festival! Make sure you give the EP a listen for a taste of the madness to come.
Posted: 2012-05-25 14:11:00
In the past decade, Global Dance Festival has grown to be Colorado's most anticipated electronic music event of the year. It is an experience that transcends your average concert, bringing together thousands of people from all over the nation to experience electronic music in one of the world's most elite venues. Throughout the years, the event has evolved from its humble beginnings to the biggest electronic music event in the Rockies. Last year, Global Dance Festival made history by expanding to three days.
"Expanding to 3 days last year was huge for Global Dance Festival," said Ha Hau, CEO of Global Dance, "With over 25,000 attendees over the course of three days, I could not be more thankful for the continued support as Colorado's biggest dance music festival evolves further into the future."
This year, we invite you to make history with us once again and celebrate the 10th anniversary of Global Dance Festival at Red Rocks! With tickets selling faster than ever before, we're gearing up for the biggest Global Dance Festival to date.
We asked some of you via twitter to tell us what Global Dance Festival means to you. Here's what some of you had to say about the experience:
"It means the best time of the whole summer! No vacation or anything in that matter compares to Global!!!!!"
"Global Dance Festival represents Colorado!!! It shows how beautiful amazing friendly and fun our state is! One big dance family"
There's nothing we love more than seeing all of you fill up Red Rocks auditorium with your festive outfits, positive vibes, and pure excitement. So grab your friends, prepare your costumes, and get ready for an unbelievable weekend of global dancing at the 10th anniversary of Global Dance Festival on July 20th, 21st, and 22nd!
Posted: 2012-05-21 17:16:00
This past Friday, we made history with the very first all dubstep festival to take over Red Rocks Amphitheatre: Global Dub Festival! The event sold out over a week in advance, packing out the rocks with over 10,000 dubstep enthusiasts. The festival was nothing short of mayhem, with Flux Pavilion, Doctor P, Datsik, Downlink, and Dirtyloud turning up the bass at the amphitheatre like never before!
The sold out event is indicative of how strong the demand for dubstep in Colorado has become in the past few years, as well as how much the dance community has grown in strength and size in general. Colorado's undying support for electronic music is tremendous and it only seems to be gaining momentum as the years go on. Global Dance Festival began as a modest event with a little over 1,000 attendees and has since grown to be Colorado's biggest dance music event that people travel to from all over the country. It is a celebration of our culture and an opportunity to experience dance music in one of the world's most breath-taking settings.
2012 has already been a landmark year for dance music in Colorado, starting with Decadence NYE. As the first electronic music event to take place at the Colorado Convention Center, the sold out event propelled dance music to new heights, which was further cemented with the massive success of Global Dub Festival. As we push further into the year, our excitement for the 10th anniversary of Global Dance Festival continues to grow. Tickets are selling faster than ever this year and we are gearing up for the biggest GDF in history.
The first Global event of the year sold out, so we encourage you to purchase tickets for Global Dance Festival as soon as possible so you do not risk missing out! If you loved Global Dub Festival, be sure to check out the lineup for Sunday of Global Dance Festival, featuring a full set of heavy-hitters in dubstep, including Excision, Zeds Dead, Kill The Noise, and more!
Posted: 2012-05-16 17:59:00
Whether it be reuniting with old friends, returning to Colorado for the summer, experiencing electronic music at Red Rocks, and everything in between, the Global Dance Festival experience holds a special place in all of our hearts. We're launching a photo contest to allow you to showcase what the Global Dance experience means to you! Submit a photo you took at a past Global Dance Festival that encompasses the vibe and energy of the festival. All entries will be displayed online for others to comment and vote on. The two best entries will be chosen by our panel of judges to receive a pair of tickets to a day of their choice of Global Dance Festival 2012!
The contest runs until Wednesday, May 23rd so get your photos in and show us what Global Dance Festival means to you!
Posted: 2012-05-16 16:24:00
Over the past decade, Global Dance Festival has introduced several top-notch artists to Colorado for the first time and showcased the talent of many up-and-comers who have gone on to become superstar DJs. Just last year, GDF hosted Avicii who is now headlining the first ever EDM arena tour as well as Skrillex who won a Grammy this year! To give you a peek inside the array of talent Global Dance Festival has hosted throughout the years, look how many of the DJ Magazine Top 100 DJs have played past Global Dance Festivals:
Armin van Buuren: 2006
Deadmau5: 2010, 2008
Markus Schulz: 2009
Paul van Dyk: 2010, 2004, 2003
Gareth Emery: 2011
Ferry Corsten: 2008
Infected Mushroom: 2010
Benny Benassi: 2009, 2011
Kaskade: 2006, 2010
Dada Life: 2011
Steve Aoki: 2010
John Digweed: 2009
Paul Oakenfold: 2005
Porter Robinson: 2011
This year, we are adding to that list with Above & Beyond, Steve Angello (of Swedish House Mafia), Hardwell, and Wolfgang Gartner, in addition to a lineup of fresh up-and-comers including Knife Party and Krwella who are quickly becoming the next big thing in dance music.
Global Dance Festival is committed to being Colorado's source for cutting-edge talent in an unparalleled festival experience. We seek innovative, avant-garde artists so you can experience them first at one of the world's most beautiful venues. Combining leading-edge artists in the unparalleled setting of Red Rocks sets Global Dance Festival apart as one of the world's premier electronic music gatherings. Global Dance Festival is truly a one-of-a-kind Red Rocks experience you can't find anywhere else in the world, any other time during the year. Join us for the 10th anniversary of this prodigious event on July 20th, 21st, and 22nd!
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