Spring time is in full swing here in Denver and even though the weather is bipolar you know you can always count on Sub.mission to stay consistent. This month is absolutely stacked with talent from all over the globe. The spectrum of bass music is ever expanding and we have worked tirelessly to bring nothing but the best in Bass Music to the Mile High City. From Electronic Tuesdays to our one off events to our locals’ night to our 9 year anniversary party and even stretching way out west over the Pacific to our family in Hawaii, Sub.mission is bringing the heat this April! So whether you’re new to the scene or a long time fan, sit back relax and get ready for this edition of This Month in Bass.
We start off with an update from our Sub.mission Hawaii family. Moving forward starting this month we are moving Bento Bass Box to Nextdoor in Chinatown. Not only are we moving venues but we are doing something new by switching up the rotation between locals in the upstairs lounge and touring acts downstairs every other month. This will open up room for more touring acts to come and play as well as provide a spot for our local talent to showcase their skills. The first one features our good friend SLVRSNKRS from the SIB crew in Maui! This one is 21+ in the upstairs lounge of Nextdoor, FREE w/ RSVP or $5 at the door. Those of you in the islands are in for a serious treat so make sure to get down extra hard for all of us on the main land!
Next up is Denver’s best weekly, Electronic Tuesdays. We start off with the Sub.mission 9 year Anniversary Pre-Party on April 5th with the long awaited arrival of Requake alongside rude boy Badklaat. It’s been a long time coming for this one and we can’t think of a better way to kick off 9 years of Denver Dubstep than with these two bringing The Other side to its knees. We have Caustik b2b Trisicloplox and AOWL b2b Swayd getting us started so make sure get there early to catch all the madness. The following week, on April 12th, is the 9 year Decompression party with the return of Thelem alongside Dubstar Records entity The Aliens with Fort Collins bad man Sektah on support and local selectah’s Unicorn Rave, Crimsic, Gumshoe & The Toddfatha battlimg it out in the March Winners Showcase. The week after on April 19th is our 4/20 party with Denver favorite Grimblee and the arrival of Cali rude boys Subtle Mind! Grimblee is no stranger to the Mile High and the Subtle Mind boys have been making serious moves lately so you know that this is going to be one hell of party PLUS we have Sub.mission resident and ABM bad man Bean on support. Closing out April Electronic Tuesdays is a very special event that we have been patiently waiting for. April 26th is a dual room party with DMVU, Ethan Glass & Ind33p in The Other Side and none other than Hudson Mohawke with special guests in The Ballroom. This is going to be a night of serious bass crossing all spectrums of the sound. Make sure you get there early because none of these artists are to be missed. Battling this month for a slot in the April Winners Showcase are local DJ’s Mudge, Magnum, D0KT3R, Pocket Rocks, In Motion, Gahlaktus, The Blotter Bunch & Wrek Dubz. Don’t forget that we have photo contests giving away tickets to each of these shows weekly next to the merch booth so swing by and say hi to Ray & Carlos to get in on the action. After all, who doesn’t want a free ticket to one of these ridiculously awesome events?
April 9th is the most anticipated event of the year, the Sub.mission 9 year Anniversary. For 9 years Nicole and crew and have been moving people through sound not hype and each anniversary party has had some of the most legendary performances the US has ever seen. This year is no different as we bring you the Deep Medi 10yr Tour! Mala, Kahn & Neek and Gorgon Sound will be taking over The Fusion Factory on the Bass Couch System for what is sure to be a night of seriously proper sound system music. Not only that but we have the womp goddess herself, Lotus Drops, making her long awaited return to Denver as well! Bean & Ind33p will be going back to back to kick things off followed by a back to back set from Subliminal, Dillard and CurlyOne. This one is almost sold out so if you plan on attending this epic night you better get your tickets ASAP! Trust us when we say that this is one event not to be missed.
On April 16th Sub.Mission and TheHundreds team up once again to bring you a very special artist that we are excited to see in the Mile High City. Make sure you make your way to Club Vinyl for the legendary DJ EZ! There is no introduction needed when it comes to this master selectah but in case you’re a bit lost let us bring you up to speed. DJ EZ (pronounced DJ EEE ZED) is widely regarded as one of the most innovative and progressive DJ's in the world. Coming hot off of a 24 HOUR SET raising nearly £60k for Aid in Cancer Research; he is widely regarded as being one of the greatest DJ’s to grace the decks. He can only be described as a charming music phenomenon and he is honored by the industry for being one of the most creative DJ’s in the game. It is truly an honor to have this man grace the decks in Denver! On top of all that we have master selectors Digi & Caustik on support so you know that this will be a night to remember. We’ll see you in the dance!
Finally on April 30th we close out the month with the second installment of our monthly event in the Club Vinyl basement with The BASS:ment Sessions featuring Sub.mission Residents and Friends. We start off with a massive tag session from ALL of the Sub.mission residents and if you’ve never witnessed how fun these “All In” tag sessions are then we encourage you to show up early and check it out. Every resident has a style that is different and unique and it really is amazing to see all of them feed off one another and take the crowd to unexpected places. Afterwards bad man Sektah takes control of the decks to showcase his skills followed by a set from local homie DiS_1. Closing out the night is the “Last DJ Standing” set where everyone from the night goes head to head until last call. This one is 18+ and FREE on a Saturday night so there’s no excuse to miss out on what is becoming a fun night friends and bass. Who knows, with all the friends & family Sub.mission has you might just catch a surprise set from someone special in town ;) You never know.
Historically the month of April brings the heat early to Denver and this year is no different. For 9 years Denver has been ground zero for stateside dubstep. We have artists from across the globe ranging from veteran to new comer gracing the Mile High City and we couldn’t be happier and more excited to bring them all to you. The biggest headliner of course is all of you, the Denver Massive. Without you none of this would be possible. Here’s to the 9 year, the 10 year and beyond! We are, one. We are family. We are Sub.mission!