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Favorite This10 Undercard Acts to Catch at Global Dance Festival

Published: July 10, 2014

By: Anand Harsh

Sure, Global Dance Festival, hitting the epic Red Rocks in Morrison, CO from July 18-20 has a stacked lineup. No one was ever gonna doubt that.

But what's even more impressive is that below the big names riding high on the bill, there is a vast array of incredible acts that might just go unnoticed. That is, of course, unless we called attention to them.

Now the phrase "undercard" shouldn't be taken as an offense. Triad Dragons have assembled the best-of-the best in dance music, so being low on the lineup doesn't mean these aren't killer acts.

In fact, these are some of the hippest, most progressive acts around. So don't just hit the Rocks for the headliners. Give these guys a spin.



10. Ben Negative

We're just now jumping on the Ben Negative bandwagon. Running the gamut from nu-disco to metal, this guy can do it all, and fans at Red Rocks are about to get their learn on when he hits the stage with a ton of energy and fiery tunes to match.

9. Bass Physics

The electro-soul duo of JP Adair and Luke Sims is slowly starting to pick up steam with key plays in Colorado. The pair take the hip-hop vibes and Mountain Sound to the stage with live instruments and really bring this soulful music to life. The lone wolves on this lineup.

8. Stratus

We've been watching our boy Patrick Stratton come up big time from the early days in Chicago through major releases on Ultra. Stratus gets the job done in more ways than one, and his new single "Yo" is outtasight. Good on you, buddy. Welcome to RRX.

7. Tchami

This monster act has become a "house" hold name (sorry, couldn't resist) in just a matter of months. The remixes and guest mixes on Pete Tong are doing the Frenchman justice, as his deep house vibes continue to permeate the scene and land him some incredible opportunities.

6. Kastle

How can you deny the sexy beats of SYMBOLS honcho Kastle? The guy is a damn genius, and he's gonna steal your girl, if you're not careful. He can go upbeat, or he can break it down real smooth. It's up and up and up for this talented young producer.

Tags: DubstepElectroGlitchDowntempoHouse