Looking for a party more beat-focused for your New Year’s Eve 2012? Here’s Reverb’s guide to the hip-hop shows around Denver to kick off 2013 and end 2012:
The New Year’s Eve Hotel Blockparty
The 40,000 square feet of entertainment features DJ Bedz on the decks, go-go dancers, a massive confetti drop at midnight and more. Patrons are encouraged to book a room and party all night at The Crown Plaza DIA. More information available: (www.newyearseveblockparty.com).
De La Soul’s Prince Paul at Beauty Bar
Over at Beauty Bar, De La Soul’s Prince Paul will be on the turntables all night. Doors open at 8pm and there is a $5 cover charge for early arrivers.
DealzMakesBeats at 1515
The producer and beatmaker, DealzMakesBeats, is spinning “get money melodies” and hard bass at 1515 (15th and Market) for the lounge’s “Champion Sound 2k13” New Year’s Eve celebration.
Twista at Club Vinyl
If you’re wanting some super hip-hop in your life, speedy rapper Twista will be rocking Club Vinyl on New Year’s Eve for an 18 and up party. Tickets are $25 and there will be drink specials and no doubt, streamers all night.
Bryan Michael Cox and KDJ Above at Bar Standard
Over at Bar Standard (1037 Broadway) the theme is gold. The “All Gold Everything” celebration will feature Grammy Award winning producer Bryan Michael Cox. There’s a $35 cover and KDJ Above will be spinning the tunes all night.
DJ Topshelf, DJ Bran at the Grand Hyatt
The 37th and 38th floors at the Grand Hyatt will be party central on New Year’s Eve. Presented by Dream Entertainment Group, the music selection will be provided by DJ Topshelf, DJ Bran and more. Guests are encouraged to dress with class and style. There will be complementary champagne and special sounds by Eric Lane Music. (www.newyearsevenight.com)
Ru Johnson is an arts and culture music writer living in Denver. You can follow her on Twitter here.