Electronic dance music fanatics flooded Red Rocks Ampitheatre last weekend for a ritualistic event – the 11th annual Global Dance Festival, produced by Triad Dragons and Global Dance. Nestled in the glorious Red Rocks of Colorado, the ampitheatre is often referred to as one of the most beautiful music venues in the world. During his set, Kill Paris even said, “this is my favorite place to play in the world!” Much of the Global Dance Festival experience is due to its location. As the sun sets behind Red Rocks, the light show reveals its true colors.
Adding an entirely new element to the experience, the light show amplifies the music while mesmerizing the audience. The rhythm is not just music for the ears, it’s a glowing speculation that you can almost TASTE and most certainly an experience you can feel. When the beat drops, you see a simultaneous “bump” of tattooed and “candy” adorned arms in the air, a sight glorious enough to send chills up my spine.
As I looked around, I was in awe of the vibrant and passionate culture of EDM. “We live for this music right here,” Ishe exclaimed during his set.
As an event that delights all the senses, Global Dance Festival is an unforgettable experience, a place and time where people can come together to celebrate a culture that represents much more than just music. Known as the biggest dance music event of the summer, Global is a 3 day festival with a serious lineup, including some of the biggest talents in the EDM scene, avant garde rising stars, and Colorado’s best locals in a multi-stage exhibit. It is indeed an electronic symphony of epic proportions.
Global Dance Festival 2013 Lineup: ARTY, AVIVA, BAAUER, BASSCROOKS, BASS PHYSICS, BEATS ANTIQUE, CANDYLAND, CARNAGE, CAUSTIK, COULT45, CONSPIRATOR, COOKIE MONSTA, CURLYONE, DJ GREEN LANTERN, DRAGON & JONTRON, ECOTEK, EMANCIPATOR, EMMA HEWITT, EOTO, FIDGET FACTORY, FURY, GRAMATIK, GRIZ, GRIZMATIK, ISHE, J FLASH, JIM-E STACK, K-MAC, K-SMASH, K THEORY, JOMAN, JQA, JUSTIN MARTIN, JUSTIN SLOE OF DROOG, KILL PARIS, LOTUS DROPS, MIMOSA, NUTMEG, OONA DAHL, OTT, PAPADOSIO, RL GRIME, ROBAG WRUHME, RYAN HEMSWORTH, SANDER VAN DOORN, SAVAGES, SAVOY, SEVEN LIONS, SHANK AARON, SIGNAL PATH, SORNE, SOUND REMEDY, SUBLIMINAL, THE DIGITAL CONNECTION, TREYY G, TRIAD DRAGONS, TURNER & HEIT, VINNIE MANISCALCO, ZOOGMA
Global Dance Festival Highlights:
Sunday Day 3 Global Dance Festival Highlights – Savages
All photos courtesy of: Sean Hartgrove.
by Candies Deezy Liu, Chief Editor @CandeezyLiu