Action 52 Keepers Need and NecessityYou know the drill: Cloak & Dagger is next Saturday, September 20th. You can buy tickets here. This is the final post in our locals preview, as we focus in on the TheHundred/Night Supply family playing the festival (in alphabetical order): Action 52, Keepers, and Need & Necessity.
Action 52
Action 52 caught international attention earlier this year with the release of their down-pitched jacked-up remix of Ludacris’ How Low. With that release, the duo—Night Supply manager Matty Night and Denver club kid Scott Armstrong—has had two remixes hit The Hype Machine Top 25 in the last year or so (How Low hit #6). Considering they only have three tracks under their belt total, the work speaks for itself.

Their live shows shine too, as they’ve honed their skills opening for acts like Twin Shadow, Dusky, and Shiba San. Having recently incorporated an RMX-1000 into their mixsets, Action 52 now has a live element that allows them to load and incorporate samples in real time, resulting in a unique performance not to be missed. Download How Low (Action 52 Remix) here:

Keepers

Keepers. are fresh off the release of their latest single, One of My Kind, and appearances with Motez at Club Vinyl as well as at Denver’s Underground Music Showcase. The duo—comprised of Peter Washington and Collin McKenna—has been moving dance-floors with deep, soulful house since they connected a year and a half ago. Their mixsets have undergone a bit of a transformation lately as the track selection has veered into darker territory, but the groove and soul remain constant.

One of My Kind is representative of that shift with its grit and haunting INXS sample. With a focus on that famous Need You Tonight synthy guitar hook, though, it’s the type of music that makes you feel super cool cruising the summer streets with your windows down and the music up. You can grab it here:

Need and Necessity

Need & Necessity is Matt Friedman and Ross Kiser—a duo that met at CU-Boulder in 2007 while each was individually tearing up the local party circuit. Since, they’ve released an EP, several singles/remixes, and performed live sets all over the place. They’ve supported Kaskade, Kevin Saunderson, and Tensnake, played the Winter Music Conference, and held down the Bar Standard Rooftop and warehouse parties.

Their latest single, This Life, is a deep and soulful dance track that’s been keeping many bodies busy on the dance-floor. Check it out here: