This past weekend Souls In Action and Bass.Code brought together Colorado’s local talent and amazing bass family to welcome Adventure Club for their first show in the mile high city. Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom hosted the sold out show that was wall-to-wall packed, and long before Adventure Club even took the stage.
To get things started was the one and only Candy Cobra, one of Denver’s many up and coming artists. Cobra’s very diverse artist, bringing together quality dubstep, hip-hop, house, electro and more. The name Candy Cobra is spreading fast throughout Colorado. If you haven’t heard of him already, be sure to check him out!
Up next is one of our very favorite homegrown Coloradan artists, Dirt Monkey. One of the fastest growing names from the sub.mission family, constantly pushing out original work and gaining support from artists such as Excision and Helicopter Showdown. We are very excited to see how well Dirt Monkey is doing and we hope 2012 will be an explosive year for him. Dirt Monkey is also one of the local artists we tend to see most. Constantly warming up Beta for Basic Fridays, the originality and energy he brings to any venue is hard to match. He had a few new tunes for this show so we will be sure to keep you posted when they start to come out.
If you have never heard of Jantsen you are truly missing out on an amazing music producer. Also from Colorado and already very successful, Jantsen has been pushing out quality music for many years. He has collaborated with good friend Bassnectar a few times, most recently on Red Step released on the Divergent Spectrum album. By the time he took the stage Cervantes was already full and going all out for one of Colorado’s top names. Jantsen would be at the top of our list of recommendations for any bass head looking to find different and unique artists and shows.
As Jantsen started to close off his set, the Canadian duo of Christian Srigley and Leighton James made their way out onto stage. Cervantes roared loud and Adventure Club jumped right into their newest original track Do I See Color as well as pouring vodka into the mouths of many front row fans. That level of energy and house party type feel continued throughout the entirety of their set as they were constantly jumping around and into the crowd, throwing out free water and red bull, and truly making a personal connection with the crowd. Easily one of the strongest of these connections was when Adventure Club played a mix of Swedish House Mafia’s Save The World and the crowd boomed the lyrics back to them.
Although none of that compared to the reactions they received from their countless well known remixes and originals. Hearing Denver scream every word of Crave You and even their remix of Youth released just the day before was something truly special. Not a single Adventure Club song was left unplayed, and they truly gave meaning to saying, “we won’t stop until they kick us out!” Not only did they mix in those lyrics as their set neared the end, but Adventure Club did not stop after being warned numerous times by the promoter, venue staff, and their manager. They squeezed in their remixes of Sunlight and We Don’t Eat to cap off the night as they finally gave in.
We see so many shows, especially dubstep, come through Denver, but we have NEVER seen a show quite like this. We cannot express how awesome this show was. It’s not often that we have the opportunity to see artist come through on their first U.S. tour as they are simultaneously blowing up all over the EDM world. This, not to mention the amount of their own music they had to play for a crowd that had never seen them before, and their unique sound, had the crowd dancing and singing right till the very end. If you enjoy their music or bass music at all do not miss them on this tour, you will not regret it.