All posts by Cat Hausler

Cat Hausler is a music contributor for Writtalin. She currently works in corporate communications, but often wants to say, " F real life," and festival hop instead. A music addict, Cat struggles with containing her EDM personality "Afrocat" who is very famous in the Twitterverse. When she's not at some concert or other, Cat can be found reading Agatha Christie, watching the NFL, or pretending to know how to play the guitar. You can email Cat at: cath@writtalin.com

Posted On December 28, 2017By Cat HauslerIn Music, Shows

Preview: Decadence NYE 2017

The end of 2017 is almost here and with it comes the seventh year of Colorado’s massive dance party, Decadence. Taking place once again at the Colorado Convention Center on Dec. 30th & 31st, the event will offer a wide variety of EDM on three stages from 6:30 PM – 3 AM. Tickets will sell out, so buy them HERE while you can! In true Decadence fashion, 2017’s lineup is one for the books, featuring Colorado favorites, trap heavyweights, progressive house superstars, Grammy nominees… The list goes on and on. WithRead More

Posted On November 29, 2017By Cat HauslerIn Music, Shows

Nova Tour Wows at 1STBANK Center

It’s a brisk night in late fall in Colorado and the wind is biting as people rush into the 1STBANK Center in Broomfield, CO. But the cold isn’t keeping the crowds from coming tonight – with producer RL Grime headlining and Jai Wolf as the main supporting act, dance music fans would be crazy to miss out on this show due to the weather. The energy is already electric when Jai Wolf comes on to stage. I’ve seen the producer multiple times and can tell you with certainty, you neverRead More

Posted On August 22, 2017By Cat HauslerIn Music, Shows, Uncategorized

Review: Global Dance Festival 2017

Global Dance Festival (GDF) celebrated its 15th anniversary at a new venue – the parking lot in front of Sports Authority Field (home of the Denver Broncos). Despite the new location and overall new vibe, the festival wowed thousands of attendees, yet again. While Red Rocks is one of the most beautiful and acoustically perfect venues in the world, it’s understandable why a festival like Global would look elsewhere in order to expand. At the new location, GDF was able to sprawl across flat land, adding large and impressive artRead More

Posted On July 18, 2017By Cat HauslerIn Music, Music Musings, Shows

Preview: Global Dance Festival 2017

Colorado’s biggest dance music event of the summer gets a change of scenery to celebrate its 15th anniversary – Global Dance Festival (GDF) moves from Red Rocks Amphitheater to Sports Authority Field this year. GDF ’17 will take place July 21-22 and will transform the Broncos’ stadium into every raver’s dream. Going for an Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC)-like vibe, Global is changing things up by adding art installations, a silent disco, a shaded arcade (encouraging people to take breaks from the intense Colorado sun), multiple food trucks and various carnivalRead More
It’s the middle of winter in Colorado, but you’d never know it with the 60 degree weather in Denver tonight. I’m at Larimer Lounge, an intimate venue in the River North neighborhood, that I’ve walked by a million times but have never been to before. Larimer Lounge is close to full already, even though it’s still before 8 PM. To be honest, I’m not even sure who the headliner is – my friends and I are here to see the opener – A R I Z O N A. WithRead More

Posted On January 18, 2017By Cat HauslerIn Music, Shows

Review: Decadence NYE 2016

Late December in Colorado is always a gamble weather wise. Last year, NYE brought with it sub-zero temperatures, leaving revelers to run from place to place. So when this year, it is 30 degrees instead of -10, it feels almost balmy. We head to the Colorado Convention Center with smiles on our faces, eager to greet the New Year by dancing two glorious, EDM-filled nights away. Walking into Decadence this year is a treat – giant white jellyfish hang from the ceiling, leading attendees from one stage to another, makingRead More

Posted On December 27, 2016By Cat HauslerIn Buzzworthy, Music, Shows, The Scene

Preview: Decadence NYE 2016

2016 is coming to a close and that means another Decadence New Years Eve is right around the corner. Join Global Dance Events along with thousands of your closest fellow electronic dance music-loving friends in welcoming in 2017 at the Colorado Convention Center on December 30th and 31st. In its sixth year, Decadence boasts its most high-profile lineup to date and will once again be the biggest New Year’s Eve dance party in the Mile High City. Tickets are close to being sold out, so purchase them HERE before it’s tooRead More
illenium
A fixture in the Colorado dance music scene for a while now, Denver-based Producer Illenium has gone from local favorite to critically acclaimed over the last few years. The twenty-something DJ has been turning heads not only with the high profile remixes that he takes on (i.e. Don’t Let Me Down by The Chainsmokers and Say It by Flume), but also with his original music (Illenium released his full-length album Ashes in February, 2016). Despite being a staple in the Denver EDM world, I hadn’t seen Illenium live until recentlyRead More
It’s quarter to seven on a Saturday night in the heat of summer in Denver. I’ve given myself plenty of time to find parking downtown, but a spot is evading me. I finally find a place to park, sweating a little, both from the heat and from worrying that I’ll be late. I race across a couple busy streets, but make it into the lobby of a swanky LoDo hotel a few minutes before seven. Again, I’ve cut it a little close, but I’m beyond excited to do my firstRead More
The beauty of Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, CO is the pinnacle of Mother Nature’s impressive talents. Arguably the most beautiful and acoustically perfect venue in the country, if not the world, Red Rocks is a place that artists from all walks of life would kill to play at. Each summer, Global Dance Festival (GDF) brings producers and dance music enthusiasts together for an event that juxtaposes natural beauty with blaring synths, whompy bass, crazy costumes and face-melting light shows. Another year of Global Dance Festival is in the booksRead More
Sketchy Bongo
It’s early on a Friday morning and I’m sitting in my studio apartment in Denver, waiting for a text form across the globe. The message I’m looking for comes through and I press “call” on my phone. It takes a number of shaky rings for the call to connect, but eventually, I hear a surprisingly clear, “hello,” come through. With that, I start into conversation with South African producer/DJ Sketchy Bongo who is currently in Botswana. Producing from a young age, Sketchy Bongo is finally seeing the fruits of hisRead More
global dance festival 2016
It’s the peak of Summer in Colorado and you know what that means- another Global Dance Festival (GDF) is right around the corner. Global Dance Events has outdone itself again, offering a huge lineup to fill Colorado’s legendary venue, Red Rocks Amphitheater, July 8-10. This year’s headliners are dance music heavyweights, Above & Beyond, trap king, DJ Snake, and Colorado crowd favorites, Knife Party. The star-studded lineup doesn’t end there as Brillz, Cash Cash, Dash Berlin, Ephwurd, Malaa, Paul Oakenfold, Tritonal, W&W and a multitude of others will play overRead More
I’d never been to an all trap show before, so I was a bit apprehensive when I decided to attend the Denver leg of Brillz’s Twonkdination tour. I love trap, sure, but a whole night of it? I was worried I couldn’t handle hours of bass and whomp and rap. Still, I’d never seen Brillz live and had only caught a tiny bit of Party Favor at EDC last summer, so I decided to go to the show with an open mind. In the end, I was blown away. IRead More
Scandinavia is often regarded as the birthplace of the World’s hottest DJs, but producer FTampa is proving that great dance music is also created in the heart of South America. Hailing from Brazil, FTampa has erupted onto the dance music scene.   Producing since 2010, FTampa has really come into his own over the last year or so. The young DJ has not only released multiple tracks that have broken the Beatport Top 10, but he also played the mainstage at Tomorrowland Brazil last year. Now, with the support ofRead More

Posted On January 30, 2016By Cat HauslerIn Artist Interviews, Music

Writtalin Artist Insider: Julian Calor

With electronic dance music (EDM) gaining popularity everyday, we see more and more would-be producers throwing their hat in the ring to compete with names like Calvin Harris and Avicii. Not everyone can hang with EDM royalty, but one young producer is well on his way. Dutch-born Julian Calor is only 21, but has accomplished much in his years. Calor got off to a hot start as his first single was released on EDM heavyweight Hardwell’s Revealed Recordings. Since then, nothing has seemed out of reach for Calor. The young DJ hasRead More