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Thursday, April 21,2011

Electronic Music...

...through 18-year-old eyes

By P.J. Nutting
Equipment failures can bring all DJs to the same level. In the case of rising electro producer Porter Robinson, 18, a decade of experience could not have fixed his busted sound card during his first Colorado performance at Snow Ball Music Festival in Vail. That was “spooky,” but Robinson also points out that a more recent lock-up at the Soundwave Festival was a technological failure that demanded a higher caliber of performance.
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Thursday, April 7,2011

Going old-school DJ

Ana Sia’s musical preferences have rocked clubs around the country

By P.J. Nutting
Thankfully, your body will remain intact after a night of the DJ's head-stretching electronic rhythms. The mission of this nimble bass sprite is to plug a subwoofer directly into the inherent human desire to move to vibration, as she reveals some of the best global-psy-funk tracks the electronic world has to offer.
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Thursday, February 24,2011

From France with congeniality

Martin Solveig just came to say “Hello”

By P.J. Nutting
Solveig has already racked up a few awards in his native France, and his newest single, the refreshingly sunny 'Hello,' held a No. 1 spot in countries all over Europe. That momentum carries him across the Atlantic to begin a wave of North American dates promoting SMASH,.
Thursday, February 10,2011

The terror of St. Valentine

Local horror film fest proves red isn’t just for roses

By P.J. Nutting
Let's face a simple fact about Valentine's Day: there are fewer things less romantic than being forced to be romantic along with the rest of the world. Instead of crowded restaurants and run-of-the-mill flower bouquets, forget the Hallmark holiday spirit this year and embrace campy chainsaw massacres with the My Bloody Violent-tine Film Festival,.
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Thursday, February 10,2011

Drum and bass and metal is massive

Pendulum keeps swinging forward

By P.J. Nutting
Pendulum is, in one UK-inflected word, massive. So massive that the rock-electro hybrid, consisting of three core members and three touring live musicians, will spend nearly every day of February splitting up across the globe to facilitate heavy-hitting live shows in the States and DJ sets squeezed in wherever globally possible.
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Thursday, January 27,2011

Fearsome gravitational pull

Buoyed by Boulder scene, Big Gigantic keeps growing

By P.J. Nutting
Winning a hefty ally in jamtronica in the form of STS9's David Murphy, and in a town that continues to ravenously support the genre, it wasn't long before Big Gigantic took their booming jazz-hop sound from basement clubs to the fields of summer festivals.
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Thursday, December 30,2010

Which house for witch house?

Pictureplane’s goth beats are taking flight

By P.J. Nutting
What do you get when you have a downtown warehouse with little city enforcement and a group of tenants whose primary addiction is art? You get Rhinoceropolis, a Denver D.I.Y. art establishment and anarchist commune that has been the city's most fertile breeding ground for new art projects.
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Thursday, December 16,2010

Hardcore plus electric equals skrillectrostep

Skrillex’s bass-heavy battle of good and evil hits the Fox

By P.J. Nutting
Once an obscure corner of English electronic music, dubstep will likely become a mainstream American sound in a matter of months look no further than dubstep champ Rusko talking production with Britney Spears for definitive evidence that the genres days in the underground are over for good.
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Thursday, September 16,2010

Rogue Sound around town

Meet some unknown veterans of Boulder

By P.J. Nutting
There was a time when college bands were real bands with real instruments. Its hard to believe if you live on the Hill and see DJs every weekend, but things used to be done sans laptop and it was awesome, better, back when the most expensive drum...
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Thursday, September 9,2010

Living the electronic dream

STS9’s Murph muses on the dynamics that make Boulder great

By P.J. Nutting
Someone who should definitely have a spot on that map is David Murphy, a recent transplant to Boulder known affectionately as Murph. Hes commonly found while out at Pearl Street nightspots, and easily recognized if you know hes the bassist for one of Boulders favorite electronic bands, Sound Tribe Sector 9.
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