The Scumfrog returns to Samana Lounge in Vail on Friday, Jan. 29 |

The Scumfrog returns to Samana Lounge in Vail on Friday, Jan. 29

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With his roots firmly planted in tech house, and as an ambassador for deep house long before black V-necks became stylish, The Scumfrog has toured the world many times over with his unique style of DJ sets.
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If you go …

What: The Scumfrog, with an opening set from aK.

When: Friday, Jan. 29; doors open at 9 p.m.

Where: Samana Lounge, 228 Bridge St., Vail.

Cost: $10 in advance or $15 at the door.

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VAIL — Samana Lounge in Vail will once again host internationally touring artist The Scumfrog “because his brand of electronic music is fun, upbeat and moving,” said Samana promoter Ross Cohen. Jessie Houk, aka The Scumfrog, returns to Samana for another night of electronic music today.

The Dutch-American artist has been a household name in the underground dance music scene since 2000. From his early works such as “Watersong” and “We Love You” to remixes of songs by mainstream artists such as Kylie Minogue, Annie Lennox and Missy Elliott to collaborations with David Bowie, Sting and Cyndi Lauper (resulting in a Grammy nomination), The Scumfrog has been featured on virtually every prominent label, from Bedrock to 1605, from Positiva to Yoshitoshi.

In recent years, The Scumfrog has created a cult following amongst the Burning Man community. His legendary sunrise sets on Robot Heart and sunset sets at Distrikt, two of the largest sound installations at the desert festival, are events that burners wait all year to hear. Due to a limited amount of free time during this past year’s Burning Man, The Scumfrog flew into the event for less than 24 hours to play one set on Robot Heart, so as not to disappoint his fans.

The Scumfrog’s combination of classic electronic tracks and exclusive new remixes has made his music stand alone when compared to other artists. Joining the bill today is local artist aK, who will set the tone for the evening. Learn more about the show at

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