We had the pleasure of covering Caspa’s return to Denver and The Black Box earlier this week and it was a night to remember. For many shows at the beloved venue, people tend to arrive later, but with certain artists like Caspa, people show up early. We arrived about fifteen minutes before doors, and a line was already starting to form – which was expected for a sold-out show with an OG artist who hadn’t played in Denver since 2019.

The clock struck 8:00pm and everyone started making their way in, you could feel the excitement already buzzing as everyone made their way into the main room. A Sub.mission resident was on opening duties and throwing down some nasty, deep wubs. One really cool thing about shows out here is that the openers go just as hard, setting the mood for the madness that was about to take place that evening. His tracklist was stacked from top to bottom, including Torcha’s Passout VIP from Subfiltronik. The heads that knew what was up, went nuts for it. By this time – the room was really starting to fill up.

Photographer: Ethan Klement

After that, three more residents took the stage for an epic b2b and even more dubstep heaters. The Funktions were flexing, and the room was packed from front to back and side to side. Looking around, people were decked out in Caspa gear, which made me smile, seeing the impact his music has made on so many of us and our love for dubstep. We decided to step out for a moment before the madness began and went to hang out in The Lounge.

Vendors were spread throughout, painting and selling their art – giving off mini-festival vibes. Something really cool that The Black Box does when there aren’t events happening in The Lounge, is playing the music from the main room over the system there. Lounge events are always free, and it’s awesome that those who weren’t able to snag tickets still had the chance to hear the music.

Photographer: Ethan Klement

We made our way back into the main room and prepared ourselves for what was about to be a wild, blast from the past, Caspa set. As soon as he came on, the hooting and hollering began, and the crowd went crazy. This was one of the most packed events I’ve been to at The Black Box, and while it was hard to sometimes find space to dance, it was really amazing getting to hear so many OG tracks that took me back to my early days getting into the scene.

We’re super grateful to have had the opportunity to cover such an epic event and can’t wait for the next one!

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Photos: Ethan Klement

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