Seismic Dance Event announces house-heavy inaugural lineup

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Seismic Dance Event is a new festival hosted by local Austin, Texas promoter RealMusic Events. Known for their house-oriented electronic lineups, Seismic Dance Event seems to the pinnacle of their love for hard beats and dirty grooves.

The lineup features house music heavyweights and newcomers, with big name talent like Anna Lunoe, Green Velvet, and Duke Dumont alongside some smaller, but still reputable names such as Amtrac, Hotel Garuda, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, and more. Hosted at the scenic Carson Creek Ranch in Austin, this lineup and location pairing makes Seismic Dance Event one of fall’s most intriguing festivals.

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Duke Dumont shares playful video for ‘Inhale’ [Watch]

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UK producer Duke Dumont shared the lighthearted official video for his funk-heavy dance track, “Inhale,” featuring the candy-coated vocals of Ebenezer.

The video incorporates Robert Lloyd’s infamous mantra, “slow and steady wins the race,” to portray a comically chaotic office space at 5pm on a Friday. While a vicious fight breaks out among the employees, a sloth is seen scaling the cubicles–affirming Lloyd’s sage advice, as fuzzy little guy is the first to reach the elevator. Silly humans.

Insomniac fills out robust 2018 EDC week with over 25 artists and 14 new shows

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Insomniac added over 25 new artists and 14 events to the fifth annual EDC week in Las Vegas, coinciding with the festival’s 22nd annual installment. 

In doing so, the festival welcomes 14 signature party experiences during the week of May 16–23, including the hardstyle focused Basscon Pool Party and two dubstep-fueled Bassrush parties, along with a variety of diverse headliners throughout the week. New programming includes a vast array of parties across the cities hottest nightclubs, including Elephante, Porter Robinson, NGHTMRE, Gryffin, Hot Since 82, Illenium, Yellow Claw, and many more.

Full programming details, more information, and tickets are available here.

Tomorrowland adds impressive wave of artists to its already enormous 2018 lineup

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Tomorrowland has announced another new wave of artists for its flagship Belguim event slated for two weekends in July.

Joining the collection of already astonishing talent includes Afrojack, Alan Walker, Benny Benassi, Blasterjaxx, Chuckie, Craig David (Presents TS5), Duke Dumont, Erick Morillo, Galantis, Gui Boratto, Idris Elba, Nicole Moudaber, Ookay, Quintino, Ricardo Villalobos, Salvatore Ganacci, Tujamo, and Ummet Ozcan.

While the festival has yet to deliver on its potential Swedish House Mafia booking, time shall tell whether the festival delivers on the “unexpected,” as it has confirmed plans to continue rolling out artists into the week.

Follow the announcement on Tomorrowland’s Twitter.

Duke Dumont switches things up, releases infectious commercial house track ‘Inhale’

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Duke Dumont has tried his hand at commercial house, successfully. His new track “Inhale” with Ebenezer is a sure radio hit with its bouncy backdrop and Ebenezer’s smooth vocals. Fans have seen everything from house to techno from the producer, and “Inhale” showcases his expansion into another territory with its commercial influences.

Dumont recently posted to his Twitter that he is spending a month working on music and will be back to touring later this year. “Inhale” is the first of multiple releases fans can expect to see from his studio sessions, and it’s a strong start for the producer heading into 2018.

The Killers – The Man (Duke Dumont Remix)

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It’s been only a few days since The Killers released their fifth studio album, Wonderful Wonderful. Already, though, there’s a surprising standout track at the end of the 13-song deluxe collection.

Duke Dumont has done a remix for the album: a funky, retro take on “The Man.” Playing up the single’s grungy guitar riffs and Brandon Flowers’ recognizable vocals, Dumont molds his rework into a vintage, disco-influenced masterpiece. With a hollowed-out dance beat, Dumont flips “The Man” into a remix that’s both innovative and nostalgia-inducing.

It’s been five years since The Killers released an album, but with Duke Dumont on the lead-out, it’s a surefire hit.

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Tom & Collins deliver deep house inspired remix of “Real Life”

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Duke Dumont and Gorgon City are a match made in house music heaven, their single, “Real Life,” a testament to their synergy as a collaborative force.

Since its release earlier this month, Real Life has attracted remixes from a variety of artists, including Dillon Francis and Murdock. Universal Music’s Tom & Collins have now debuted their own take on the house gem, with “Real Life” landing directly in the duo’s wheelhouse.

Tom & Collins’ re-imagination of the Duke Dumont and Gorgon City pairing plunges the tune slightly deeper than the original, a nod to the Mexican duo’s deep house association. The Tom & Collins remix explores the impact of a slower tempo and minimized piano role, alterations that result in a remix of Real Life that is ultimately almost too good to be “real.”

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Duke Dumont & Gorgon City (feat. Naations) – Real Life (Tom & Collins Remix)

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Duke Dumont & Gorgon City kicked off summer on a swell note with their single “Real Life,” a future house-tinged record with uplifting piano chords and vocals by Naations that heighten its cheery atmosphere. Naturally, the collaborators have inspired an array of diverse remixers inspired to make “Real Life” into their own.

Mexican duo Tom & Collins enter the remixing ring alongside acts like Dillon Francis and Terrace Dub, standing out with their more subdued approach to the original. Taking the original’s kicks down a notch while upping the tempo and adding in housier percussion samples, the two stumbled upon a working formula that satiates fans and suits club dance-floors.





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Stream Duke Dumont and Gorgon City’s uplifting new collaboration, ‘Real Life’

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June is here and the hot-weathered bustle of summer is in full swing. For those partying until the early hours in Ibiza and those sipping cocktails by the pool, the search for the quintessential summer tune is already on everyone’s radar.

Cue Duke Dumont and Gorgon City, a prominent grouping of renowned UK house producers and long-time creators of sultry, uplifting sounds. Independently, the artists are globally recognized for their anthemic deep house brilliance, while regularly hyping up crowds at every corner of the globe with their respective chart-topping originals.

Now, to the adoration and excitement of many fans from both projects, Duke Dumont and Gorgon City recently linked up for a glorious new collaboration titled “Real Life” off Astralwerks. The track instantly reads as a star-studded combination of talent, and with the vital addition of NAATIONS‘ illustrious vocalist Nat Dunn, the new release is primed for imminent success.

Gorgon City told Dancing Astronaut the following about their recent collaboration:

“We’ve been friends with Duke Dumont for quite a few years. We’ve gotten to know each other throughout the scene, even prior to Gorgon City when we were doing our solo stuff. We’ve always been a really big fan of him, and thought it would be really cool to do something special this summer. He came back with some cool ideas and we finished it pretty quickly; it’s quite organic and really natural.”

Laying down a solid foundation of thumping four-on-the-floor rhythms, “Real Life”  features a grand display of thick chord progressions, enlivened piano scales, and a scattering of pumped-up percussion to set the mood, while Nat Dunn’s vocals provide an eloquent impact that brings the track together. Altogether, the single is loaded with warmer season sensualities. Gorgon City adds insight to the message behind the single:

“When we were making the track, we had summer in the back of our minds the whole time. We really thought the uplifting piano vibes in the song is kinda like a throwback to a ’90s beat revival, and it felt like that sort of track hasn’t been around for awhile. Also, the lyrics felt very contemporary and poignant to this social media world that we’re living in where we’re figuring out what is real life as well as what is loving someone in real life.”

Duke Dumont and Gorgon City are set to perform at Spring Awakening in Chicago on June 11.

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Vertex Festival 2017 has been cancelled

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Event producer Madison House introduced Vertex, a four-day camping festival, last year to its home state of Colorado. Designed to be a more relaxed, inclusive take on Madison House’s widely popular Electric Forest festival, Vertex’s debut featured a slew of big-name electronic acts, including Odesza, Duke Dumont, Jai Wolf, and RÜFÜS DU SOL, and was co-produced by AEG Live, the event organizer behind festivals like Coachella and Panorama.

Unfortunately, Madison House has decided not to move forward with Vertex’s 2017 event. According to the Denver Post, mounting frustrations between festival organizers, the commissioners of Buena Vista’s Chafee County, and residents of the county caused huge hurdles for the festival. During a series of hearings, dozens of individuals came forward and complained about their homes being disturbed by the festival’s bass, strangers wandering in their neighborhoods, and the total of four drug arrests which transpired last year. On the other hand, residents in favor of the project cited the massive boost in consumer spending which resulted from last year’s event.

While discussions have been productive according to a statement, the ongoing public meetings have pushed Madison House far beyond their planning deadlines.

The statement reads: “The recent approval of the permit for Vertex in 2017 is much appreciated, and displays the collective intentions to discover a great path forward. Buena Vista’s relationship with a world-class festival has amazing potential. Rushing forward could compromise the quality of the festival and is not in the best interest of Buena Vista or Vertex. We look forward to ongoing productive discussions with the community so that we can best plan the dream of what Vertex can become.”

Although Madison House ultimately received the required permit for Vertex 2017, the approval came with serious stipulations, including noise constraints and an earlier curfew. Commissioners also rejected Madison House’s request for a three-year permit, which festival director Michael Sampliner explained is essential for substantial and necessary investment into the event.

There is some good news for fans of Vertex. Although 2017 is a no-go for the festival, the door is still open for a 2018 revival. Madison House plans to re-apply for a three-year permit again next year.

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