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Published: July 21, 2011

By: Meghan Chancy Ledington

Colorado’s electronic music scene has been raging this summer, and itʼs only July! Euphonic Conceptions has teamed up with Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom and Cervantes Other Side in Denver to put on another banger: RE:SURGENCE. Taking place Friday, July 29th the bash features Blockhead, iLL.Gates, EPROM and a bassloving mix of exciting up-and-comers hailing from the West. A spin off of ECʼs RE:CREATION events, RE:SURGENCE will feature two stages, live painting, screen printing, performance artists and dancers. With ten highly anticipated, genre-bending electronic dance music artists descending upon the mile high city, RE:SURGENCE at Cervantes is shaping up to be one of the rowdiest parties of the summer for the Denver area!

Toronto-based electronic veteran Dylan Lane, a.k.a. ill.gates, is bringing his many talents to Denver, from his glitched out bass music and delicious collaborations to his innovative Ableton tutorials. He will be teaching his Classic ill.Methodology Workshop presented by Ableton Denver to artists of any skill level the day after RE:SURGENCE.  For more information, go to:

ill.Knowledge (feat. Knowa Knowone)

NYC-based hip hop/dance fusion producer Anthony Simon, a.k.a. Blockhead, is famous for making beats for indie rappers like Aesop Rock, Mac Lethal, Slug of Atmosphere, and MURS. Since 2004, Blockhead has been pumping out downtempo grooves, emotional instrumentals, and even a break beat album for London-based label Ninja Tune.

Sander Dennis, a.k.a Eprom, brings from San Francisco a unique blend of hip hop and dubstep influenced by video games, psychedelic effects and 8-bit sounds. His selfdescribed “evil, twisted machine-funk” has been inspirational to other top West Coast producers, such as The Glitch Mob and Bassnectar.

TWERKUL8 - (Starkey SUBFM Radio Rip)

Bay area sensations Jasper Reeder, a.k.a. NastyNasty, and Ben Sandoval, a.k.a. So What, have revived their collaborative project, Quitter. Previously described as ‘hyphy music on acid and steroids”, these good friends plan to deliver an inspirational dance floor affair with smooth rap, gritty 808 drum patterns, and buzzing synth textures layered with instrumental delicacies. 


Chris Alfaro, a.k.a. Free the Robots, has been designing his own sound since 2003, which defies genres by merging traditional jazz with electronic and hip-hop. His blend of compelling samples and live instruments creates a harmonious, sometimes otherworldly, yet progressive sound while keeping your head bouncing to his velvety beats.


Love & Light, made up of Reno natives Matt Madonna (a.k.a. 4centers) and Ryan Anderson (a.k.a. Probiotik), electrify audiences everywhere with their feel-good vibes, “lazer crunk” rhythmic melodies and wobbly bass. Dicing and mixing vocal samples from memorable choruses with intense crescendos and severe dubstep drops, these two musical talents have been throwing down some unforgettable bangers this festival season. 


Since R/D’s return to the glitch-hop scene in 2007 when he moved in with pals edIT and Ooah of the Glitch Mob, R.D. White’s complex new sound has grown in popularity across the country. His flowing melodies and pulsing chords take you on a journey as his layered beats build to a climax before dropping into an emotional dance-inducing trajectory. After releasing impressive remixes of Radiohead’s “Give Up the Ghost” and James Blake’s “The Wilhelm Scream” which can be downloaded from his Soundcloud, R/D just finished a successful string of dates with the Glitch Mob.

JAMES BLAKE - The Wilhelm Scream (R/D Remix)

Hometown man Jay Jaramillo, better known as ProJect Aspect, has been combining his love for the guitar and his passion for producing with his ambition to create 100% organic, original music in order to give unforgettable live performances since 2008. With an appetite for heavy bass tones, crunchy beats, mash-up acapellas and a melodic soundscape, Jay creates his music with the purpose of performing it live, which becomes clear as his explosive energy radiates off the stage and connects the audience in dance floor pandemonium!



BLOCKHEAD (Ninja Tune, Aesop Rock, NYC)
iLL.Gates (Muti Music, Toronto)
EPROM (Surefire/Warp, SF)
FREE THE ROBOTS (Alpha Pup/Obey, LA)
QUITTER (feat NastyNasty & So What)
R/D (LA)
DIBIA$E (Alpha Pup/Low End Theory, LA)

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