Major Lazer

Major Lazer, “Peace is the Mission” review

Major Lazer is here for a good time -- not a long time -- with its latest release “Peace is the Mission.” The Diplo-led electronic crew completely mash up each sizzling bass line, knock each feature out of the park and raise the bar a few notches on the nine-song project.

Major Lazer to debut new, “more progressive” music at Red Rocks, says Diplo

[caption id="attachment_99580" align="alignnone" width="610"] Diplo performs at the Westword Music Showcase on June 21, 2014. Photo by Evan Semon,[/caption] For traditional musicians, cold weather is an unforgiving environment to perform in: Instruments get out of tune quickly, amps take time to acclimate to the temperature and the musicians’ fingers will freeze, leaving them unable to play complicated chords or handle drum sticks.

Feature: Biggest-ever Global Dance Festival marks a milestone for immigrant Denver promoter Ha Hau

Ha Hau is an affable guy, a first-generation Vietnamese-American with an intense stare, a thin build and a receding hairline. Working in his Golden Triangle offices, wearing a fitted T-shirt and jeans, he doesn't look like a club kingpin, a trendy promoter, an electronic-music tastemaker — until the music of British trance legend Carl Cox starts pumping through his satellite radio.

Live review: La Roux @ the Ogden Theatre

[caption id="attachment_16800" align="alignnone" width="495" caption="La Roux provided an engagingly retro, if not exactly off-script, performance at the Ogden Theatre on Saturday. Photo by Joe McCabe,"][/caption] If the latest Diplo mixtape is any indication of what’s to come from La Roux in the future ("Lazerproof" mashes tracks from Major Lazer and La Roux’s debut, in many cases removing the '80s synth and slowing her vocals to match the deep basslines -- get it here), La Roux’s gig Saturday at the Ogden was anything but experimental or off-script.