Everyone is aware of that the most important New Year’s Eve get together on this planet is at Decadence Colorado. For a few years now, the competition has booked the most important DJs from around the globe to ring within the New Year. This was personally my first Decadence occasion however indisputably, this won’t be my final.
Similar to years previous, Decadence Colorado all the time brings a stacked roster of expertise to carry out. This yr, artists together with Skrillex, Above & Beyond, Ilan Bluestone, 3LAU, Marshmello and lots of others crammed out the lineup. What makes this competition so particular is the variety of musical genres offered on the occasion. Whether you like dubstep, trance or huge room home, there was just a little little bit of every part for everybody. Rather than internet hosting varied facet levels for designated genres, all acts had been cut up up between 2 mainstages which allowed followers to find new genres of music.
Although NYE was formally nonetheless a full day away, followers gathered on the Colorado Convention Center on the 30th and partied as if it had been the large day. The greatest names to carry out on Day 1 had been Above & Beyond, Bassnectar, Skrillex and Eric Prydz. As talked about above, the competition did an incredible job in diversifying the expertise amongst varied genres to make sure everybody was happy. Above & Beyond was up first and as anticipated, they placed on an empowering efficiency that left followers within the crowd teary eyed.
While Above & Beyond’s efficiency was nothing wanting magical, the very best act of the evening undoubtedly belonged to Skrillex. The dubstep king has been absent for too lengthy and his presence within the scene has undoubtedly been missed. Decadence blessed everybody who got here to Colorado with the chance to be the primary to see the return of Skrillex. Dropping heavy headbangers left and proper, there was not a single person who left and not using a neck brace. Skrillex clearly performed his classics together with ‘Bangarang’ and ‘Scary Monsters and Sprites’ however he additionally threw in a few of his new music similar to ‘Agen Wida’ and his remix of ‘Sicko Mode’. He even gave a style of some unreleased music that we’ve been all patiently ready to listen to. Skrillex closed out first day and actually nobody might have accomplished it higher.
Finally, the large day has arrived, Day 2 began off with Denver’s hometown hero, Illenium. Putting Illenium as an early performer was an effective way to kick off the evening because it put everybody within the partying temper. As the ultimate minutes of 2018 rolled down, 3LAU took the stage to ring within the new yr with everybody.
However, the efficiency of the evening (if not the complete competition) belonged to Ilan Bluestone. Ilan took the stage proper earlier than 3LAU and what an imposing efficiency he placed on. The trance legend performed every part you’d hope to listen to from his private hits together with ‘Frozen Ground’ and ‘Will We Remain?’ to a few of the classics produced by his colleagues at Anjunabeats, Ilan Bluestone performed all of it. But probably the most spectacular part of his efficiency wasn’t as a result of he performed a handful of hit songs, it was the mastery of his mixing all whereas taking the gang on an unforgettable journey that made his efficiency so unbelievable. Ilan will likely be saying a world tour quickly so make sure to look out for a possibility to catch his set within the close to future.
Besides that of the music, what made the competition expertise so unbelievable was the individuals of Denver. It has been some time since I’ve attended an occasion the place everybody was so united for the only goal of dwelling within the music. No matter who the artist was performing, everybody was so extremely pleasant and passionate concerning the music, it was indescribable. I can’t wait to return to Denver to get together with the Colorado crowd as soon as once more.
In addition to the gang, the accessibility to water was additionally one other spectacular facet to the competition. Unlike different festivals, the venues water stations had been extraordinarily handy and simply accessible. The ample quantity of water stations allowed strains to be quick which allowed attendees to rapidly get water and return to the music.
Overall, Decadence Colorado exceeded all expectations and was no query a magical approach to ring within the new yr. No matter the place you’re on this planet, take into account flying in to Denver for subsequent yr’s Decadence as it could simply very effectively be the very best NYE expertise of your lives.
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