Program Council, in partnership with Disco Donnie and Life In Color (formerly Dayglow), will bring the world’s largest paint party to Balch Fieldhouse on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 8 p.m. Borgore and Seven Lions will be joined by local producers, Basscrooks and TYR to blow the roof off of Balch, with some paint mixed in. Ticket information is available at ticketfly, or at The Connection on the first floor of the UMC.
The massive paint party started at college campuses in Florida, and is now held in major cities across the globe. Life In Color combines water-soluble body paint with DJs and frequently involves aerial artists, stilt-walkers, and other crowd-pleasing entertainment to make sure the party stays on a high level the entire evening. Past headliners have included Boulder’s own Savoy, Diplo, and Benny Benassi.
Israeli producer Borgore has made quite an impression on the music scene in only three years. His music, self-described as “Gorestep”, is full of dubstep and heavy bass. Miley Cyrus even lent her backing vocals to his latest release, “Decisions”. After his performance at Pacha NYC in October, one reviewer said “I don’t know how else to put it other than the man absolutely killed it! Borgore as a DJ is incredible, with the ability to effortless mix drop after drop into a massive bass fueled party.”
Seven Lions also has been fast to crack the EDM arena, with his release of the "Days to Come" EP on Skrillex’s record label, OWSLA. Beatport also selected his remix of “Days to Come” as the winner of the 2011 Remix Contest. His sound is progressive dubstep, heavy with soulful beats. His latest four-song release, the "Seven Lions" EP has a mix of almost everything, including “trance, house, indie synth pop, indie rock and dubstep.”
Denver duo Basscrooks already has shared stages with the likes Krewella and Talib Kwali, playing their prominent blend of hip hop and dubstep. Formed in 2010 by DJ Wushu and DJ Empir3, the pair is generous with heavy bass and electronica.
Getting the night rolling is 18-year-old Las Vegas transplant, TYR. As Boulder is one of the main circuits for electronic music, moving seemed like the obvious choice.
Program Council is a student-run organization dedicated to bringing quality, affordable entertainment to CU-Boulder. The group hosts a wide variety of concerts with big name acts in venues such as the Farrand Field, Balch Fieldhouse and Coors Events Center, and also hosts a wide variety of local musicians in Club 156. Program Council also hosts consistent film screenings in CHEM 140 that are free to students and the general public. In addition, Program Council provides an invaluable education to its staff members in multiple facets of the entertainment industry, from booking venues to handling the production of events.