Seismic Dance Event unveils daily lineup, topped by Cirez D and TESTPILOT

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For the second year, Seismic Dance Event makes its return to Austin, Texas to bless attendees with two days of world-class performances. In September 2018, the inaugural event brought a stellar lineup to the Travis County Exposition Center, including Lane 8, Drezo, Golf Clap, Green Velvet, Sacha Robotti, and more.

In 2019, festival organizers look to build on last year’s success by bringing in headliners Cirez D and TESTPILOT, along with a piping hot array of other artists like Bicep, Idris Elba, Nic Fanciulli, Gorgon City, Nora En Pure, and more.

Now, the festival has revealed its daily lineups, featuring deadmau5’s TESTPILOT alias topping day one and Eric Prydz’s Cirez D moniker at the top of day two at The Statesman. Saturday, Nov. 16 will also feature acts like Chris Lake, i_o, and Rinzen, and Sunday, Nov. 17 will bring performances from Lee Burridge, Gorgon City, Dom Dolla and many more. Along from the dynamic lineup, the festival will also feature live painting and art installations, live performers, totem, and costume contests.

“We couldn’t be more pleased with the glowing feedback from our debut year and now with this year’s lineup,” said RealMusic Events & Seismic co-founders Kelly Gray & Andrew Parsons. “Many US festivals tend to have very similar lineups so we really wanted to switch it up and cater to the more seasoned, underground connoisseur – and yes, believe it, in Texas.”

View the full lineup below and get tickets here.

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Premiere: Eli Brown’s unrelenting ‘Come Together’ EP encourages us to do just that [Stream]

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Eli Brown continues his upswing of global house grooves with his introduction to Alan Fitzpatrick’s label We Are The Brave, showing off the Bristol producer’s refined production chops and affinity for good old fashioned rave fare over a three-track heater.  

Landing via Dancing Astronaut ahead of the project’s full release, the title track gives fans an appetizing look at Eli Brown’s darker tastes and tendencies.. While the UK producer’s sound has ebbed and flowed between bouncing house beats and peak-hour rave cuts, “Come Together” is a clear commitment to the latter. Brown’s drum ‘n’ bass roots also remain as evident as ever, as he utilizes deep, dimensional 909 kicks and crisp hi-hats before allowing the real star of the show to take stage. Keyed synths walk the line between melodic and menacing, ultimately concocting a tonic that’s as thirst-quenching in a dark, dank club as it is on a festival stage.

The Come Together EP can be pre-ordered here and is out in full September 13.

Premiere: Alan Fitzpatrick – Dead Beat Exile

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There is no denying that Alan Fitzpatrick is already held in high regard among technoheads. Since his earlier years as a favorite on Drumcode and more recently with the launch of his label, We Are The Brave, unique tour concepts like his series of house party raves, and frequent appearances at the world’s top festivals, the UK producer has become a veritable force to be reckoned with. Fitzpatrick is one to continually push himself, however, and thus it’s with one of his most expansive EPs to date—a seven-piece 11:11 The Awakening—where he really feels is the mark of him stepping into his own.

The entire EP is diverse as ever, and comprised of complete stompers. In particular, “Dead Beat Exile” was a standout. The tune captures Fitzpatrick’s signature, big room techno sound while also paying homage to the past with acid tones and retro-inspired synth riffs. There’s quite a lot of classic inspiration spreading throughout the modern tech sphere today, but “Dead Beat Exile” is something special and doesn’t feel contrived. It’s perfect for summoning smiles on dance floors from open-air events to warehouse raves.

 

 

 

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Premiere: Alan Fitzpatrick – Dead Beat Exile

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Premiere: Alan Fitzpatrick – Dead Beat ExileWATB028 JPG

There is no denying that Alan Fitzpatrick is already held in high regard among technoheads. Since his earlier years as a favorite on Drumcode and more recently with the launch of his label, We Are The Brave, unique tour concepts like his series of house party raves, and frequent appearances at the world’s top festivals, the UK producer has become a veritable force to be reckoned with. Fitzpatrick is one to continually push himself, however, and thus it’s with one of his most expansive EPs to date—a seven-piece 11:11 The Awakening—where he really feels is the mark of him stepping into his own.

The entire EP is diverse as ever, and comprised of complete stompers. In particular, “Dead Beat Exile” was a standout. The tune captures Fitzpatrick’s signature, big room techno sound while also paying homage to the past with acid tones and retro-inspired synth riffs. There’s quite a lot of classic inspiration spreading throughout the modern tech sphere today, but “Dead Beat Exile” is something special and doesn’t feel contrived. It’s perfect for summoning smiles on dance floors from open-air events to warehouse raves.

 

 

 

Order a copy here

Skream goes full techno on new single, ‘Poison’

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Skream, one of dubstep’s true pioneers, has spent the past few years distancing himself from the genre via a stream of house and techno-oriented releases and DJ sets. Continuing this trend on Alan Fitzpatrick‘s We Are The Brave imprint, the English producer has released a new single, titled “Poison.”

In this pounding release, Skream puts together a dark, eight-minute techno journey, full of oscillating synths and clanging hi-hats. Distortion builds tension as the song makes its way into the second half, with ominous vocals eerily drifting in and out. The “Poison” single also comes with an acid-tinged remix from label boss Alan Fitzpatrick. With Skream continually associating himself with some of Europe’s biggest names in house and techno, it is obvious that the DJ is finding a home for himself in one of today’s most dynamic music scenes.

Alan Fitzpatrick – The Colours Of A Dream [EP Review]

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Alan Fitzpatrick has committed absolute carnage in the form of a brand new EP. The Colours of a Dream is as dynamic as one might guess it, with three distinctive pounders that detonate on the dancefloor in different ways.

Colour Of A Dream” kicks the EP into action on an anthemic note, lacing empowering and nostalgic vocal clips over thunderous percussion and a memorable three-note hook. It evokes a feeling of soaring, despite anchoring the listener to the ground with its tough percussion.

Intensity grows with the tempo of “Joy Rider,” which stabs the ears with raunchy, vintage synth chords whilst building tensity with a sinister progression that strikes at all the right moments.

Eerie and ethereal breaks fuel Together Until The End,” which serves as the most euphoric offering of the EP. Though heavier in its melodic emphasis and played out with light synthesizers, The Colours of a Dream’s closer is still a mindkiller regardless. Listen closely, and its lower ends rumble to the surface.

Diverse and pungent per Fitzpatrick’s usual standards, The Colours of a Dream outlines the level of boldness followers have come to expect from his We Are The Brave imprint.

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Premiere: Alan Fitzpatrick – Colour Of A Dream

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Marry together booming, pungent kicks, heavy reverb, and atmospheric synth accents, and the result is an Alan Fitzpatrick anthem. The British talent is no stranger to the art of forging raunchy techno, and this trend continues into his newest A-side on his We Are The Brave imprint.

“Colour Of  A Dream” was built for the peak hours. It wastes no time in packing a punch, with high tempos and beating percussion immediately ushering the mind into a trance. Though the explosive number is heavy in its presentation, Fitzpatrick makes sure to add a hint of offsetting euphoria in the form of vintage vocal samples and a jubilant three-note progression.

Having been cutting up dancefloors for a good while before its release, “Colour Of A Dream” is finally ready for its official debut on March 23 — we suspect it will be a festival dominator as the season wears on.

 

 

Pre-order a copy of “Colour Of A Dream” here

Meet the underground talent of CRSSD Fest: Alan Fitzpatrick

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CRSSD‘s 7th edition is a special one —it marks the official third birthday of the festival. Hosted at its usual location at the picturesque Waterfront Park in San Diego, the semi-annual event certainly hasn’t faltered in its lineup curation, inviting the likes of Cirez DEmpire of the SunHenry Saiz, and Tchami onto its bill across March 3 & 4. Dancing Astronaut joins organizers in digging a little deeper into its roster to unearth its top underrated performers to find out their backstories thus far.

A decade of hardwork and consistency has firmly planted Alan Fitzpatrick in the upper echelons of the underground. Emerging in the latter half of the 2000’s with singles like “Nine Hours Later” and “Weed Killer,” the UK native quickly made a name for himself. Before long, he was invited onto labels like Bedrock, and later Drumcode, where he became one of the powerhouse imprint’s favored regulars.

One skill Fitzpatrick possesses in spades in his keen ability to wreak destruction on the dancefloor. Whether formulating more vintage-tinged productions with heaps of funk, or hard-hitting stompers that shake the body to its core, his distinctive sound leaves listeners subjecting themselves to his music’s demands to move. He recently launched his newest label endeavor, We Are The Brave, which embodies this ethos. In fact, its entire message is that Fitzpatrick refuses to adhere to whatever arbitrary “rules” and trends that are set in the industry, instead forging a path true to his vision. His fans are happily following along for the ride.

Having recently released a dynamic compilation alongside Sasha and also preparing for another abundant year full of releases from himself and others on We Are The Brave, Fitzpatrick sat down to have a chat with Dancing Astronaut ahead of his CRSSD debut about all things musical and festival-related.

CRSSD Fest is sold out, but you can still view further information about the fest here.


What catalyzed your love for dance music?
I was born at the right time. By the time I was 11 or 12 and becoming interested in music and being cool etc it was the mid-90’s, and the whole dance music explosion was in full force in UK so it was actually impossible to avoid. Dance music was not just a massive part of youth culture, but it was new and exciting and that made for a totally intoxicating mix in my young and impressionable mind.

What was your first label release? Would you still play it?
Funny you mention this as it came up in another conversation today. My first ever released track was called “In Full Effect” written under the alias Testube Babies (with Dave Robertson) and released on Ilogik’s UK Hard Dance label, Elasticman Records. I think it has stood the test of time, but not sure I’d get the chance to play it these days as its about 135bpm!

Describe the moment or event that made you realize that you were meant to be a full-time DJ.
I’ve told this story a few times in interviews, but it was the summer of 2009 and I’d been releasing music as Alan Fitzpatrick for about 12 months. My music was being well received and I had done a few gigs, but I was still working my day job with an insurance company. One Friday night I had picked up my girlfriend (now wife!) and I heard Pete Tong play ‘Reflections’ on BBC Radio 1 as his Essential New Tune for the week. That moment, hearing my track be singled out on national radio, having just finished a week at work and doing a very normal thing like going out with my girlfriend was certainly pivotal in terms of me making DJ’ing my full-time job.

What’s your opinion of the dance scene in the US right now?
I don’t think it has ever been better, and I am excited to be back this weekend to see for myself.

What are you looking forward to most about CRSSD Fest?
The San Diego sunshine – it’s snowing in UK right now!

Where are your favourite places to play in the world, and why?
Urgh – are you seriously going to make me choose?! I did a show in Belfast just before Christmas, in a huge old newspaper factory with the most amazing energy from the crowd and tons of lasers and amazing production. That takes some beating.

What are the biggest things in your pipeline at the moment?
March is a really big month for me. On 17th I am hosting my own day-long, 5000 capacity festival in Dublin which promises to be unreal and then on 23rd March my new release is out on We Are The Brave with two tracks ‘Colour Of A Dream’ and ‘Joy Rider’ that I think are going to go down well with everyone, so I am super excited for what is to come over the next few weeks.

If you could recommend three artists to catch from the CRSSD line-up, who would you pick?
Cirez D – because Eric’s music and live shows always blow me away

Sasha – because the guy is just on fire again right now and we owe each other a big hug for how well our El Jefe collaboration did at the end of last year.

Gorgon City – because they put on a sick live show and they are good lads who I’ve always enjoyed hanging out with when we bump into each other.