Delta Heavy & Apashe Crush It In Denver
The Mile High city happily welcomed Delta Heavy and Apashe to the Beta Nightclub for last week’s Gravity Friday. Every Friday, Beta Nightclub brings a weekly injection of bass into the city, and they spared no expense this week. The cold front certainly couldn’t dissuade any EDM enthusiasts, especially the many drum ‘n’ bass fans that I spoke to.
Beta Nightclub opened the doors with local DJ and Beta Nightclub resident Ghostboy Jones, who played a huge mix of genres over his multiple-hour club set. He began with some house and rap, then stuck with some club-ready hits for a while. The heavy open hi-hats were replaced with four-on-the-floor bass that pounded the club. As the dancefloor began to fill, he ended his set with trap and dubstep hits to prime the crowd for what was to come.
The Belgium-born Canadian DJ Apashe started off his set with a nice remix of the Imperial theme from Star Wars. He quickly delved into some heavy dubstep. He fluctuated between dub and electric house for most of the set, but broke it up nicely with a remix of the Backstreet Boys’ “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)”. He kept the mood high for his entire 90-minute set and barely let up on his bass-heavy selections. The crowd was having a phenomenal time and vocally made sure Apashe was aware.
Ben Hall, one half of the British DnB DJ duo Delta Heavy, took the stage and before he began he told a story. The last time he was in Denver he had been furiously dancing and tripped. After slamming his face into a metal structure, he was taken to the emergency room. He was happy to be back though, and expressed gratitude for the opportunity. He wasted no more time and quickly jumped into his DnB set. There’s a certain kind of energy at a DnB show that’s distinct from other genres. The crowd is not only dancing together, it feels like their spirits are being lifted in unison. Delta Heavy did an amazing job of blending beauty with sick nasty beats, guiding that crowd on a journey through the rapid hi-hats and crisp snares.
The DJs were exceptional at Beta Nightclub that evening and the crowd echoed that sentiment. They each created a unique vibe that kept the audience engaged and shaking their asses. I loved the variety of genres heard throughout the night and how receptive the crowd was to things they were unfamiliar with. Be sure to check out Apashe or Delta Heavy as they come through your town!
Check out some clips of Delta Heavy, Apashe and Ghostboy Jones below:[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=videoseries?list=PLv-C7Q0k5-cQBibMv8CW1so7lIPpJqA9j&w=560&h=315]
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