Reviews and Blog Posts: dance music

Two ninjas, a dinosaur and a weirdo.

Ninja Tunes logo

The Denver Public Library starts 2013 with a dream team for your speakers, featuring new CDs by Two Fingers, Kid Koala, Diplo, and the Gaslamp Killer...

The DPL catalog is no stranger to the Ninja Tunes label and all its abstract beat creators, such as ColdCut, Roots Manuva, Bonobo, Diplo, Emika and the massive Xen Cuts compilation.

It's an art installation....It's a mammoth beat making structure.....It's Amon Tobin!!!

Amon Tobin's Isam album cover

Musician, programmer, recording artist, composer, sound designer and ninja...but on top of all that, a futurist with a pulse that is always beating ahead of it's time.

Born in Brazil, artistically blossoming in Portugal, England, and San Francisco, then settling in Montreal, Amon Adonai Santos de Araújo Tobin's music is much like his passport- all over the place. Beginning as Cujo in the early 90s, he wrote jazzy trip-hop that got him noticed by England's powerhouse trip-hop label Ninja Tunes, where his over-the-top sound design and production values earned him a top spot on their eclectic roster.

The Denver Public Library Brings The BASS BOOM To Your Summer!!

Bassnecter sells out Red Rocks again

It's loud, it's crazy, and it has been known to destroy sound systems from N.Y. to L.A., but Colorado is its third-largest market in the US.  It may be scary, but it's growing an army of fans here...it's DUBSTEP, and it's packing every venue in the state with its bass embrace!

Forged in South London in early 2001, dance producers started taking the tempo of 2-step and merging it with the dark bass of Jungle/Drum & Bass music to form a new genre that record label Tempa called "Dubstep" in 2002.  Championed by U.K.

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