In Colorado at the spectacular Red Rocks Amphitheatre for Global Dance Festival this past July 19-21, we caught three days of distinctive beats. Day 1 included a decidedly hippie vibe with Emancipator’s atmospheric main-stage set getting the nod for best performance. Yes, plenty of patchouli was in the air, not to mention the distinct scent of Colorado’s newly legalized crop.
Day 2 was more raver-friendly with top trance jocks Sander van Doorn and Arty uplifting the main-stage fans, who also enjoyed the vocal stylings of Emma Hewitt. Over at the Afterhours Anonymous stage, dirtybird’s Justin Martin was the MVP, as he rocked a three-hour-plus set of diverse house flavors—quirky dirtybird tracks, loopy groovers and taut bangers. Justin Martin flat turned us out.
This weekend, we’re off to Columbus, Ga., for a Saturday evening with amazing video jock Roonie G at his very own venue—Mix Ultra Lounge.
On a personal note: I’m very excited to head back to the Fountain City, my hometown, and I’m looking forward to see how differently the locals party in 2013. Not to sound too much like Matthew McConaughey’s Wooderson character from Dazed & Confused—a fairly accurate cinematic portrayal of the time—but I’m guessing it’s a little different from how it was done back in my day. For one, this party’s in a proper nightclub, not a ballpark or 7-11 parking lot. Maturity certainly has its rewards.
We’ll see you down in Dixie.