The Electronic Dance Music scene in Boise has grown a great deal during the past two years. What started as a small EDM night at Fatty's, put on by Future Music League's Jeffrey Jensen, FML Thursdays have now helped pave the way for EDM in Boise. Many big-name DJs such as Kaskade, Pretty Lights, Datsik, Steve Aoki, Bassnectar and Excision have blasted their way through Boise. And Tiesto, who plays shows around the world, will perform a sold-out set at Revolution Concert House Friday, March 8.
Boise locals are also making a name for themselves on the EDM scene. Local DJ Freddy SIN opened for Skrillex in Salt Lake City, and electronic duo Rubicon 7 bested Madonna and Lady Gaga for the No. 1 spot on Amazon's Hot New Releases in Dance and DJ, and will also open for Tiesto in Boise.
The local DJ talent has grown so exponentially that it motivated Cityskape Productions and China Blue to host a series of Boise's Best EDM DJ Competitions throughout the months of April and May.
Over the next few months, Boise Weekly will dive head first into the EDM scene, showcasing the best talent in Boise and highlighting some of the craziest shows.
Our first stop? The Glow Party at China Blue Saturday, March 2. Glow will kick off the first of many EDM dance parties with multiple headliners.
DJs R/D, Bass Science and Shy Guy Says will travel to Boise to put on a spectacularly bright, bass-heavy show. The night will end with local talent Reflektion. Glow offers free entry before 9:30 p.m., and a $10 cover after.
"I hope Glow is the event that will show people here in Boise just how much EDM music belongs inside Boise," said Brandon Lee, owner of Cityskape Productions. "The amount of production we're putting into this alone is worth the measly $10 we are charging to get in. Add the talent to it all and you would normally be paying a 20- to 30-dollar ticket at a concert house."