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. With a lineup as varied and comprehensive as Decadence 2017, it will be hard to decide who to see each night. It may be a tough feat, but it I think will be worth it for fans to spend time between the different stages in order to see all that Decadence 2017 has to offer.
Day 1 (Dec. 30th) Artist Breakdown:
Whether you’re a fan of deep house or not, making it in to see even part of Tchami’s set (starting at 7:45 PM) is a good idea. The French producer is the best of the best in his subgenre and always puts on an engaging set. From there, choosing which stage to be at gets trickier. I’m a sucker for Diplo, who’s sets are typically trap-filled, so I’d lean towards the Grid Stage. That being said, Louis the Child is certainly one of my favorite acts on the rise, so seeing part of their set is on my list as well. For the progressive house, dance pop lovers out there, the Grid Stage will be a good fit for most of the night. A rare appearance by Justice is not to be missed and W&W and Tritonal are sure to deliver upbeat sets that will ooze PLUR and keep you dancing.
For those of you more inclined to trap and what I like to call “Colorado EDM” (think more horns than synths), the Vault Stage will be your spot. One of my favorite trap artists, Troyboi, will take the stage after Louis the Child. Then, three Denver favorites are stacked back to back – Bassnectar (with an extra long, hour and a half set), Gramatik, and the Floozies will close out the night.
Day 2 (Dec. 31st) Artist Breakdown:
Decadence’s NYE schedule is as stacked as the first night. Definitely try to see Porter Robinson, who played at Global Dance Festival this year. Porter’s sets are always super varied and emotionally driven. After Porter comes one of my favorite EDM duos, Galantis. What I love about Galantis’ sets is that they are always so hard. Galantis’ original music is floaty and happy and the pair certainly plays some of their songs, but they keep their performances interesting with trap, top 40 and big room tracks, among others. If Galantis isn’t your scene, RUFUS DU SOL (playing at the Vault Stage at the same time) is a great alternative- the indie electronic group has a sound totally their sound.
My ultimate choice for who not to miss at Decadence this year is Odesza. The Seattle-based duo’s third full-length album, A Moment Apart, released earlier this year, is musical genius and has been nominated for multiple Grammy awards. Odesza’s performances are consistently beautiful and dynamic, so their set will definitely be the one to be at to welcome in 2018. To close out the night of the 31st, it’s going to again be a hard choice between stages. Big Gigantic is sure to play an amazing set to an enrapt Denver audience. At the same time, trance veteran Armin van Buuren will be giving his all on the Grid Stage. Megastar Zedd and trap king Bro Safari will close out the respective stages.
Whoever you decide to see each night, Decadence 2017 is sure to be an amazing experience! See the full schedule HERE.