Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom played host to the thumping bass sounds of Maddy O’Neal, The New Deal, Nobide, RECESS, Pure Colors, and Ben Silver on Saturday night.
Cervantes’, which normally hosts two separately-ticketed events, opened both the Ballroom and the Other Side room for a two-stage electronic music blowout. The Denver native Maddy O’Neal served as the Ballroom’s headliner for the event. After recently performing at Jam Cruise 18, O’Neal has been making waves throughout the electronic music scene with her jazz and hip-hop infused bass music.
The Boulder-based trio Nobide joined O’Neal in the Ballroom for their first show of the new decade. After an extremely productive 2019, playing festivals like Summer Camp, Sonic Bloom, Camp Bisco, and Resonance, the trio made sure to save plenty of energy for their fans in Denver.
The Ballroom’s lineup was rounded out by Denver-based electronic duo, RECESS, and “chromafunk” producer Pure Colors. RECESS, comprised of Drew Birch and Ian Gilley, brought their blend of old-school hip-hop, smooth guitar, and spacey synths to the Ballroom stage, while Pure Colors provided a mellow, disco-funk set featuring songs from his three EPs and beyond.
Toronto’s finest, The New Deal, took over the headlining duties for the Other Side portion of the venue. Keyboardist Jamie Shields and bassist Dan Kurtz were joined by their new drummer, Davide Di Renzo, as well as Orchard Lounge‘s Ben Silver, for the event. Centered around electro-house, trance, and drum and bass, The New Deal brought organic improvisation to their take on bass music.
Below, check out a gallery of photos from the event courtesy of photographer Colin McKinley.