Top 10 Acts to Catch at Denver’s Decadence 2022

Ring in the new year at Decadence’s Digital City, AMERICA’S BIGGEST NEW YEARS CELEBRATION! This year’s line-up features killer talent – if you’re local, this is a year you won’t want to stay in. If you aren’t local, it’s worth the trip.

Once again we return to our immaculate utopia to indulge in two nights of pure bliss and sonic delight. Prepare for another year of America’s largest New Year’s Eve Dance Celebration, featuring the world’s most renowned talent and larger than life production that is unmatched. Gaze upon our digital metropolis and experience a trip away from reality with friends and loved ones at the biggest and best end of the year festival celebration. Taking place from December 30th thru December 31st right in the central of Denver’s own magnificent downtown, Decadence 2022 will be your perfect send off into the year 2023!

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10. Zeds Dead

Zeds Dead is a Canadian electronic music duo from Toronto, Canada, consisting of Dylan Mamid, also known as DC, and Zachary Rapp-Rovan, also known as Hooks. The duo rose to prominence releasing original music and remixes from 2009 to 2010 before becoming a staple on the international touring circuit thereafter.

9. Clozee

A purveyor of lucid sounds, French producer Chloé Herry is a worldly and rhythmic figure in the electronic music atmosphere. Best known as CloZee, this Toulouse dwelling producer awakens the wanderer within. Orchestrated under the umbrella of modern electronic music, CloZee’s sound can best be described as world bass.

8. Jai Wolf

Jai Wolf is an alias of Sajeeb Saha, a producer of melodic, dreamlike EDM who previously recorded under a handful of names, including No Pets Allowed. Actively involved with music since the age of five when he took up the violin — he was a New York all-state performer in high school — he started making tracks during his teens.

7. Griz

Funk isn’t merely a genre. It’s a state of mind. Such is the opinion of GRiZ, the North Detroit-raised musician who spends sunny days and neon-tinted nights in pursuit of good vibrations. Born Grant Kwiecinski, the multi-talented GRiZ has cultivated a party-poppin’ corner of bass music all his own defined by sax-blastin’ productions and soulful live shows. A former student at University of Michigan, Kwiecinski eventually swapped class for the club to follow his dreams, and insatiable eardrums are better for it.

6. Porter Robinson

Porter Robinson rocketed to stardom as a teenage EDM producer before his music evolved into an ambitious, introspective form of futuristic electropop. He first reached mainstream chart success with vibrant electro-house tracks like 2012’s “Language,” a U.K. Top Ten hit. He was already a top-shelf international headliner by the time Astralwerks released his influential 2014 full-length debut, Worlds, after which he continued to branch out, earning a Grammy nomination for “Ghost Voices,” a song he released under his trance/hardcore-influenced alias Virtual Self. He has curated his own festival and founded a charity benefitting cancer patients in the African nation of Malawi. His long-in-the-making sophomore album, Nurture, arrived in 2021.

5. Kaskade

Kaskade is the stage name for Ryan Raddon, a DJ/producer/remixer/artist who was born in Evanston, Illinois in 1972. He went to college at BYU Provo prior to serving a church mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Japan, and when he came back he transferred the University of Utah and lived in Salt Lake city Utah. He now resides in Los Angeles, CA.

4. Tiesto

At the forefront of electronic dance music since 2000, Grammy-winning Dutch DJ and producer Tiësto became one of the most recognizable figures of the genre with his legendary extended live sets, prolific output, and a pop-oriented crossover appeal that scored him multiple hit singles in the 2010s including “Red Lights,” “Feel It in My Bones” with Tegan & Sara, “Wasted” with Matthew Koma, and “Jackie Chan” with DzekoPreme, and Post Malone. A Top Ten fixture in the DJ Mag Top 100 Ranking for decades, Tiësto has also accumulated numerous accolades throughout his career, including a Grammy in 2015 for his remix of John Legend‘s “All of Me” and a royal appointment as Officer of the Order of Orange-Nassau, one of the highest honors in the Netherlands. He scored a Billboard number one Top Dance/Electronic Album with 2007’s Elements of Life and cracked the Top 20 of the Billboard 200 with 2014’s A Town Called Paradise. In 2020, Tiësto scored his 18th Top Ten electronic hit album with The London Sessions. He subsequently released charting collaborations with Karol GAva Max, and Charli XCX.

3. Dillon Francis

Attacking the dancefloor with speaker-ripping electro and a snarky sense of humor, Los Angeles-based DJ and producer Dillon Francis helped popularize the moombahton electronic genre in addition to embracing trap and dance-pop. Early releases such as 2011’s Westside! explored the fusion of Dutch house and reggaeton known as moombahton, and Francis pushed the style in a harder direction, dubbed moombahcore, with efforts like 2012’s Something, Something, Awesome. He delved into a wide variety of genres with the guest-heavy 2014 full-length Money Sucks, Friends Rule, a number two Billboard dance album, then focused entirely on Latin styles with the Spanish-language Wut Wut in 2018, which earned him back-to-back Latin American Music Award and Latin Grammy nominations for the song “Sexo” featuring Residente and iLe. Happy Machine, released in 2021, consisted of upbeat, vocal-driven house songs, and 2022’s Cake and Cognac EP saw him collaborating with rapper Yung Gravy.

2. Flume

The alias of electronic musician and producer Harley Edward Streten, Flume makes atmospheric dance music inspired by house and U.K. garage. Recruiting collaborators from across genres, he rose up the main-stage ranks with his 2012 debut and his Grammy-winning 2016 sophomore effort, Skin, both of which topped the album chart in his native Australia. Flume maintained a presence on the Australian singles and U.S. dance charts with hit collaborations with London Grammar (“Let You Know”), Vera Blue (“Rushing Back”), and Toro y Moi (“The Difference”) before returning with his third long-player, 2022’s Palaces, which included the Aussie Top 20 hit “Say Nothing” featuring May-A.

1. Chris Lake

For the past five years, Chris Lake has been living the dream. As a DJ he’s travelled the globe. As a producer, he’s topped industry charts over and over again. As a lover of music, he continues to chase down the freshest beats around. Simply put, he’s become one of the great DJ/ Producers of the world.

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