Deadmau5 @ Red Rocks

Deadmau5’s played an amazing show to help round of this years’ Red Rocks season. Supporting him was Volaris, Good Times Ahead & Jauz – with a special guest appearance during his set from Kiesza.


Before the Summer of 2021, it would have been all but impossible to describe Volaris‘ approach to dance music because he had yet to even publicly exist. But his Armada-backed debut, ”Through The Night” with Nightlapse and Nathan Nicholson, was all John Summit needed to hear before accepting him as the first artist to release on his newly minted imprint, Off The Grid Records, other than himself.

As everyone is well aware, when an anonymous ID enters a tracklist of John Summit, there’s truly no preventing the hundreds of tweets calling for its release that inevitably pervade his Twitter notifications; this was what exactly happened after Summit shared a clip of him rinsing “Slow Motion” live from Ushuaïa Ibiza. The then-ID would go on to become a constant in Summit’s sets to this day.

Volaris has since hiked his grand tally of original productions to 6, with “Tygar,” “Take Me Under,” “Purple Skies,” and “I’m So Weak” each trailing Volaris’ Off The Grid showpiece. His Spotify Wrapped infographic confirms that he’s accomplished more in six months than some artists are able to in a lifetime. It goes without saying that Volaris is about to move full steam ahead into 2023, with a massive show at Printworks, a remix for an “absolutely huge artist,” and a release schedule that’s packed all the way.

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Good Times Ahead

Good Times Ahead (formerly GTA) are an electronic music duo from Miami. They consist of house, electro house, trap & hip hop producers Julio Mejia & Matt Toth. After releasing music with the support of Laidback Luke in 2011, the duo caught the attention of Diplo. Dipole then featured them on his 2012 “Express Yourself” which was written by their cousin Joel Santillan. GTA has released music on labels such as Warner Bros., A-Trak’s Fool’s Gold, Laidback Luke’s MixMash, Steve Angello’s SIZE, Diplo’s Mad Decent & more. They’ve toured the globe with Rihanna, Calvin Harris & Tiësto, & have headlined two of their own.

Beyond their partnership as GTA, Julio and Matt have each produced music individually. Under solo aliases known as JWLS and Van Toth, respectively, both have released original productions and remixes. Julio’s individual work as JWLS, includes remixes for A-Trak, Danny Brown and others. Matt’s solo work as Van Toth includes remixes for Gina Turner.

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Hailing from the Bay Area, Sam Vogel (Jauz) moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in music. In just 1 year, he went from aspiring producer in the crowd of hard Summer, to playing the main stage. Jauz’s release of the addictive mid-tempo original “Feel The Volume” earned him international recognition after its release on mad decent.

Garnering support early on from the industry, Jauz quickly became a frequent on every major festival lineup. His euphoric originals and viral remixes seamlessly weave in and out of several musical categories. Since then, Jauz has boasted two sell-out tours “The Friendzy Tour” in 2016 and the Bite America! Tour in 2018 to launch his artist label “Bite This!” In 55 different cities across the US and Canada. All while also releasing his debut album “The Wise & The Wicked”. It reached #1 on the dance charts in under 2 hours & earned over 20 million streams in less than 3 weeks.

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World-renowned electronic music artist and continuous bastion of cool deadmau5 pulled into Colorado Friday, November 3 and Saturday, November 4 for his annual ‘Day of the deadmau5’ celebrations. Which included two shows at Red Rocks Amphitheater and a pop-up shop at Space Annex in Denver.  

As one of the world’s most respected electronic music producers of modern times he enjoys international chart success with his 2x platinum-certified single “Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff,” as well as “Professional Griefers,” “Sofi Needs A Ladder” and “I Remember,” he has also released seven critically acclaimed albums. His latest music offerings include “Pomegranate” with The Neptunes, “Bridged By A Lightwave” with Kiesza, “Channel 43” with Wolfgang Gartner, “Hypnocurrency” and “Infraliminal” with REZZ, “When The Summer Dies” with Lights, “Hyperlandia” featuring Foster The People, “this is fine.” with Portugal. The Man, “XYZ” and “My Heart Has Teeth” featuring Skylar Grey. 

In 2022, deadmau5 teamed with longtime friend and collaborator Kaskade on new music project Kx5 releasing Top 40 smash and #1 dance music radio single “Escape” featuring Hayla leading into the release of their 2023 debut self-titled album Kx5 which just recieved a GRAMMY nomination for “Best Dance/Electronic Music Album”. In the live realm, his 2019/20 U.S. cubev3 tour featuring production of his own design and implementation ranked in the Top 10 of Pollstar’s top tours globally.

Also in 2022, he completed the ‘We Are Friends’ North American tour and as Kx5 headlined the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in December, breaking records as the largest single-day concert event headlined by an electronic music artist ever in North America with Billboard confirming Kx5 at the Coliseum as the biggest ticketed global headliner dance event of 2022.  Beyond his music career, he is also a co-founder of gaming venture PIXELYNX and is an executive of HD streaming platform StreamVoodoo.  

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