Global Dance Festival is back at Red Rocks Amphitheatre this year, and with it bringing one of the biggest lineups-to-date! Each year, this premier summer music festival celebrates electronic music by showcasing the most recognized talent in the industry, along with the biggest emerging talent. With such an extensive gathering of artists, this festival quickly becomes not only a celebration of dance music, but also an educational experience helping fans discover new styles and DJ’s in the EDM genre.
The Collective 360 is here to help this discovery process with a blog series that helps you to get to know the artists of Global Dance Festival 2015. Each week, we will showcase multiple artists, providing bios, links, and best of all, MUSIC! Get to know your GDF 2015 artists and celebrate with them as we kick off another memorable year of Global Dance Festival! For full talent lineup and more info visit Global Dance Festival online.
This week we will be featuring Slander, Pegboard Nerds, and $aturn! Check out more on these artists below…


Derek Andersen and Scott Land from the bass-music duo SlanderThough they have been perfecting their craft since 2010, Slander has entered the dance music scene with the feel of an overnight success story. Veteran DJ’s as well as skilled producers, their releases have catalyzed a devout following, garnered millions of listens, and even has seen them craft their own genre dubbed “Heaven Trap.”

Even with their rapid rise, they are no stranger to support from the industry’s top producers including Skrillex, Porter Robinson, DJ Snake, Flosstradamus, and Adventure Club. With past performances at EDC Las Vegas, TomorrowWorld, Spring Awakening, and more, Slander has had the opportunity to show their tracks are festival worthy. The best venues from coast to coast have brought the LA duo out to headline, including Webster Hall (NYC), The Mid (Chicago), Create (Los Angeles), and they just recently signed a long term deal with the #1 club in North America, XS Las Vegas, alongside fellow residents Avicii, Deadmau5, David Guetta, and Zedd. Undeniably the fastest growing act in dance music, Slander is poised to make 2015 their year.

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Pegboard Nerds

Pegboard Nerds live on stage

Pegboard Nerds is a Danish/Norwegian electronic music group, consisting of Alexander Odden and Michael Parsberg. They produce Dubstep, Electro, Drumstep, Glitch Hop, Trap, and various other genres of Electronic Dance Music. Odden and Parsberg met for the first time in 2005 and formed the group. Pegboard Nerds are currently in contract with Monstercat. Previously their records were released with disco:wax.

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Photo of $aturn

When hearing the name $aturn, most think of the planet, but the only thought that comes to mind for me is LoveTrap. One might be a little unsure what to expect when the genre of a song is dubbed “LoveTrap”, but for $aturn it’s a source of creativity, diversity, and a beautiful formation of sound. The 15 year old producer (yes, he’s only 15) Myles Anderson, better known as $aturn, created the genre with one of his close friends Jacob Grant (a.k.a. Just a Gent). LoveTrap plays off combinations of ambient music, Melodic Dubstep, and not surprisingly, Trap. Just a Gent and $aturn created this epic sub-genre as a break off of “LoveStep”, but due to the smaller presence of dubstep and the heavier influence of trap, they felt “LoveTrap” would fit the bill even better.

Every song that Anderson produces seems to have its own very unique sound using varying layers of synths while still epitomizing the beautiful genre of LoveTrap. LuvTrap, $aturn’s first original song, uses the combination of smooth piano with upbeat melodies that progress into impressive synth-drops with unexpected catchy voice samples. This song alone shows how unique $aturn and the LoveTrap genre really are to EDM. For more on $saturn, visit

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