Beats Antique plays the Ogden Theatre on Saturday.
Beats Antique plays the Ogden Theatre on Saturday.

Beats Antique packs a lot of musical genres into its mix. Everything from electronic to downtempo and hip-hop beats are fair game with this act.

The electro group’s fusion of past and present sounds is catching on. That’s why the band’s new CD, Blind Threshold, just debuted at the No. 2 spot on iTunes’ electronic music chart.

Saturday, Beats Antique hits Denver’s Ogden Theatre to show off its new grooves. This group is moving up in the world and expanding to larger venues.

“The three of us all lived and played in the San Francisco/Oakland area, and we came out of the bands Aphrodesia and Yard Dogs Road Show,” producer David Satori said. “We based Beats Antique on our production work and electronic music skills.

If you go



Who: Beats Antique, with Random Rab

When: 8 p.m. Saturday

Where: Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave., Denver

Cost: $20-$22

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“Our music’s popularity grew with the whole DJ, dance and electronic music world taking off. We also throw in world music influences from the Middle East and Africa.”

Satori said the group earned its name from its fusion of old and new musical textures.

“We trigger samples, and combine electro and acoustic performances,” Satori said. “The music we sample is in the public domain. That’s how we got our name — we use older and world music, and modern digital music.

“It’s the Old World meets the New World.”

Beats Antique’s musical reputation is spreading, and the group’s won fans at the Lollapalooza, Outside Lands and Austin City Limits festivals. The eclectic outfit’s also toured with Bassnectar and Les Claypool.

The band plans to tour extensively for Blind Threshold. The record features former Colorado resident/vocalist Lynx and John Popper from Blues Traveler.

“We just signed with a management company that works with Thievery Corporation and things are getting exciting,” Satori said. “We’re having a quick build with our career this summer. Its been amazing to be on stage with all our musical heroes.”

Beats Antique can lay down the rhythms, but this group also provides visual entertainment for its audiences.

“Our live show is a sensory overload,” Satori said. “Zoe (Jakes) is in the band and she’s big in the belly dancing world, so we bring a whole dance troupe with our live musicians. We also bring in some strange performance art. Every show is different.

“We’ve had flying unicorns, penguins — and Cupid shooting off a confetti cannon at our shows. We’ve even surfed over the audience on inflatable mattresses. We have wild imaginations that actualize at these shows.”