EDM and It's Influence in Boulder

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    Walking on campus as a University of Colorado freshman could possibly be one of the most intimidating things an 18-year-old can do. Especially from out of state, it can be challenging to adjust to such a laid-back, good vibe kind of culture that is identified with Boulder, Colorado. Boulder is known for a lot of things, from our hippie-like vibes, to our surplus of outdoor activities and beautiful mountains, it’s hard to see why an eager college freshman wouldn’t want to live here.

However, aside from the scenery and camaraderie created here, there’s one aspect of Boulder that is incomparable and matched by no other city. Our EDM culture.

Something as simple as a walk across CU Boulder can most certainly be a musical journey. Kids blast Bassnectar and Avicii from their dorm windows, creating a mini concert and adding a soundtrack to the abundance of students rushing around campus. Even CU’s own Welcomefest featured electronic groups like Kill Paris and Eoto, starting off the school year right with good music and good vibes.

Luckily, with the Fox Theatre located on the hill across from CU, students always have the convenience of local bands and big names creating magic just a short walk away for such an intimate and genuinely good show. Additionally, no group of people are bigger fans of Red Rocks Amphitheatre than the music loving students of CU. Buses, cars and passionate kids arrive at Red Rocks in Morrison, Colorado, anxious to experience and make memories at life-changing shows put on by Pretty Lights, Flux Pavilion, and Lotus, for some examples.

Whether or not EDM is a part of the culture that a freshman comes from, more than likely, that freshman will have more than a few awesome experiences with this type of music while living in Boulder. It certainly isn’t the only kind of music we have here, but it’s easy to see that EDM is loved by the masses and influences largely how we see music as a city.


Written by: Morgan Gallo