Summer may be coming to a close, but Colorado’s dance music scene is far from cooling down. Arguably the biggest EDM event until New Year’s Eve’s Decadence, Skylab will take place September 18th and 19th at the 1STBank Center in Broomfield. A two-day affair for the first time in its history, Skylab celebrates its 21st year in existence with perhaps its biggest lineup to date. Much like Global Dance Festival, Skylab will host a variety of acts hailing from a number of EDM subgenres.
Leading the Lineup:
Because there is just one stage at Skylab, there’s no need to fret about missing any sets. However, be sure to conserve your raving energy for the following acts.
Day 1: September 18
Laidback Luke: Having been in the dance music scene since the 90s, Laidback Luke is a veteran of the genre with a wealth of experience to back his musical talent. The Amsterdam native has collaborated with some of the biggest names in EDM, including Swedish House Mafia, Hardwell and Diplo, to name a few. Making the festival circuit many times over while continuing to produce new music, Laidback Luke has become a staple in the dance music world. On Tuesday he announced that he will soon be releasing his first album in over 10 years. As Laidback Luke is known for adeptly mixing songs of all varieties and his constant interaction with the crowd, Skylab goers can look forward to a high-energy set that ranges in genres.
Martin Garrix: Wunderkind Martin Garrix makes his way to Colorado having played every major EDM festival and night club in the world this year thus far. Best known for his 2013 hit “Animals,” which he released at the young age of 17, Garrix was not content to be a one-hit-wonder. Since the success of “Animals,” the Dutch producer has released multiple high profile hits including, “Gold Skies” with Sander van Doorn and Dubbs, “Don’t Look Down” feat. Usher and “The Only Way is Up” with EDM legend Tiesto. Garrix’s latest release, “Break Through the Silence” with Matisse & Sadko is already getting huge playtime around the globe and is sure to become a staple in many DJ’s sets. Able to read his audience well and with an upbeat temperament to match his music, Garrix is sure to spin a fun, dance til you drop set full of progressive house favorites.
Day 2: September 19
Krewella: Despite having had a fairly controversial, very public break up of sorts with former member Kristopher “Rainman” Trindl in 2014, sisters Jahan and Yasmine Yousaf have managed to keep the Krewella train running full steam ahead. Krewella’s 2015 single “Somewhere to Run” has seen great success and the sisters recently released their first troll mix since the departure of Rainman. With it now just being Jahan and Yasmine, the girls have changed their sound and tour set up a bit. Though they still sing live, they’ve added live instruments to many of their sets to go along with their dance tracks. The sisters, who live their lives out loud through their music and social media accounts, have seemingly not looked back since Rainman “resigned” last fall. Say what you will about the new Krewella, Jahan and Yasmine are sure to put on an insanely entertaining, basstastic, dub-heavy show for an ever-loyal Colorado crowd.
Other notable names: Burns – though he hasn’t quite made a jump to the mainstream of EDM just yet, Burns is certainly a producer to look out for. Having toured with the likes of Calvin Harris and Deadmau5, the British DJ is slowly but surely making a name for himself and is not to be missed at this year’s Skylab. Borgore – The always controversial and notorious booty lover Borgore will certainly show up big to Skylab. With a large following in Colorado, Borgore can be expected to play a whompy, bass-heavy set.
Skylab doors open at 7 p.m. both days and tickets can still be purchased at http://www.altitudetickets.com/eventgroups/skylab/ and authorized ticket outlets.
For more information on Skylab, visit: http://skylabcolorado.com/