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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Good Morning Mix: Diplo generates Higher Ground-inspired AMF mix

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Diplo‘s name is everywhere you turn in today’s music scene, including the lineup for the upcoming All My Friends Music Festival in Los Angeles. The Higher Ground producer was just added to the star-studded list of artists and will take the stage with MK for a special deep house set on Oct. 20.

In perhaps one of his most notable accomplishments this year, Diplo released his Higher Ground EP in March, including tracks with Blond:ish, Tove Lo, and Kah-Lo. With the four-track EP came the launch of his Higher Ground imprint, which showcases up-and-coming and established house music talent.

Ahead of his back-to-back set with MK, Diplo has curated a mix for AMF Radio, shining a spotlight on artists like Alex Metric, Claude VonStroke, Green Velvet, Walker & Royce, and more. Get a little taste of what’s to come at the upcoming festival via his hour-long mix.

All My Friends Music Festival takes place Oct. 19-20 at Skylight Row in Los Angeles. See the full lineup and get tickets here.

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NMF Roundup: Zedd and Kehlani create a ‘Good Thing,’ Boys Noize links with Francis and the Lights + more

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NMF Roundup: Zedd and Kehlani create a ‘Good Thing,’ Boys Noize links with Francis and the Lights + moreZedd Rukes

It’s most important day of the week: New Music Friday. With the overwhelming amount of tunes hitting the airwaves today, Dancing Astronaut has you covered with the latest edition of The Hot 25.

Zedd and Kehlani kick things off this final Friday of September with their new collaboration, “Good Thing,” and Boys Noize links with Francis and the Lights for “Why Not?” Kaskade keeps it mellow on his new collaboration with TELYkast, “No One Else,” and Zeds Dead join forces with Funkin Matt an Fiora for “Feel So.” AC Slater’s new album includes tunes like “Bad Behavior” with Chris Lorenzo and Purple Velvet Curtains, and Mercer takes on DJ Snake and Majid Jordan’s “Recognize.” Golf Clap and MASTERIA deliver “Mystery Scene” on mau5trap/Insomniac, and Gareth Emery follows “Laserface 01 (Aperture)” with “Laserface 02 (Thoughts In Pieces).” Dimension remixes himself on “If You Want To,” and Gorgon City reveal “Warehouse Mix” and “Terrace Dub” iterations of “There For You.” Tritonal team up with Rosie Darling on “Never Be The Same,” and NGHTMRE remixes Saven Lions, SLANDER, Dabin, and Dylan Matthew’s “First Time.” Galantis bring their piano-filled joy to “Holy Water,” and Tinlicker reveal their new LP, This Is Not Our Universe. Anna Lunoe and Nina Las Vegas cook up a weekend heater, “One Thirty,” and YehMe2 remixes Matoma and Bryn Christopher’s “All Around The World.”

As each week brings a succession of new music from some of electronic music’s biggest artists, here’s a selection of tracks that shouldn’t be missed this NMF.

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All My Friends Music Festival announces Diplo to join MK for a special b2b deep house set [Contest]

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It has been announced that Diplo will be joining the Area10 label boss MK (Marc Kinchen) for a special b2b set Sunday, October 20 at the ALL MY FRIENDS Music Festival. 

The studded b2b announcement comes off the heel of Diplo’s Higher Ground EP and imprint installment earlier this summer. The multi-faceted producer of course had to dip his toes in the frivolous house game, so came the birth of Higher Ground where he could support up-and-coming talent and shelve his own four-on-the-floor works.

In a press release, Diplo had some words about the encompassing electronic genre: “House is where it all came from. Everything we know and love as dance music today started with the masters in Chicago & Detroit almost forty years ago. The genre has always been incredibly important to me, and Higher Ground is our homage to the legends and opportunity to champion new sounds and artists from around the world pushing the genre forward.”

Makes sense that he’s now pairing with the Detroit house music hit-maker, MK, a friendship and chemisty that’s been brewing for years.

ALL MY FRIENDS Music Festival is slated for October 19 & 20 at Skylight ROW DTLA featuring headliners such as JUSTICE (DJ Set), Black Coffee, Idris Elba, DESTRUCTO and many more. 

Dancing Astronaut has teamed up with AMFDTLA to giveaway the ultimate festival prize package: a meet + greet and backstage tour with DESTRUCTO, a pair of weekend VIP passes, and much more. Enter below for your chance to win.

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Good Morning Mix: Meet the sunrise with MK’s smooth Creamfields set

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MK transferred his cerebral house sensibilities to the speakers of Creamfields UK‘s Area10 stage in an interplay that’s yielded a sleek two hours of underground sound. The extended mix, heralded by many as one of the highlights of Creamfields 2019, commences with MK’s own work, “Back And Forth,” produced alongside Jonas Blue. The inimitable vocals of the track’s featured artist, Becky Hill, provide an edgy verbal texture to the set, which shuffles through a series of cuts within the 120 to 130 bpm range.

Upbeat in body, the set showcases the discerning yet danceable character of MK’s style. The record that put MK on the map, “17,” naturally serves as a high point, surfacing right around the halfway point to add an extra kick through the rest of the set. MK’s twist on Kanye West and Lil Pump‘s pervasive “I Love It” is another.

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Gorgon City and MK combine forces on ‘There For You’ [Stream]

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Gorgon City and MK are two artists who have mastered the integration of vocals and house music, and now they have finally come together in the studio for a white-hot new single, ‘There For You.’

While the lyrical message may be typical and formulaic, Gorgon City and MK rarely deviate from simple themes because they always deliver them in fine style. Piano rhythms on ‘There For You” are smooth rather than foreboding. The vocal harmonies are uplifting and serene. The drums are tight and succinct.

Those who have been following Gorgon City and MK knew it was only a matter of time before they collaborated, and “There For You” more than lives up to what’s to be expected from these two house purists.

NMF Roundup: Illenium reveals anticipated ‘ASCEND’ LP, The Knocks and Whethan team up + more

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It’s most important day of the week: New Music Friday. With the overwhelming amount of tunes hitting the airwaves today, Dancing Astronaut has you covered with the latest edition of The Hot 25.

After months of anticipation, Illenium’s ASCEND LP has finally arrived, bringing with it tunes like “Sad Songs” with Said the Sky and Annika Wells. The Knocks and Whethan have delivered an irresistibly groovy collaboration with Crystal Fighters, “Summer Luv,” and Gorgon City and MK do the same on “There For You.” Diplo and Morgan Wallen reveal “Heartless,” and Madeaux unleashes his Club Demons EP on Fool’s Gold. Don Diablo puts his own spin on David Guetta and Martin Solveig’s “Thing For You,” and Martin Garrix links with Bonn for “Home.” Cristoph puts his signature stamp on CamelPhat and Jake Bugg’s “Be Someone,” and Deorro reveals “Retumba” with MAKJ after premiering it on Dancing Astronaut. Boston Bun flexes his remixing prowess on Leftwing : Kody’s “I Feel It,” and Hardwell returns with “Retrograde.” Flux Pavilion, Next to Neon, and A:M unveil their new collaboration, “Surrender,” and KRANE links with Malika for “Tell Me Why.”

As each week brings a succession of new music from some of electronic music’s biggest artists, here’s a selection of tracks that shouldn’t be missed this NMF.

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Exclusive: Listen to MK’s scintillating house set from Movement Detroit

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Exclusive: Listen to MK’s scintillating house set from Movement DetroitMK MAINSTAGE MVMT19 BONDIO 3587

Memorial Day Weekend is a special time for Detroit, and dance music at large. It sees fans from all over the world converge upon the Motor City to celebrate the genre born there: techno. Movement is the centerpiece of the celebration. For over twenty years now, the family-friendly festival has grown become one of the most well-known and beloved in the world, hosting the world’s best selectors and legacy acts to take the decks behind its multiple stages.

Over time, Movement has expanded its palette to celebrate not just techno, but the city’s place in history as a whole. Its Redbull stage welcomes hip-hop, for example, while a wide range of house producers also make their rounds at the Midwest institution. One such legend in the house realm is MK—a Detroit native himself and a Movement regular. Per his usual modus operandi, the stalwart put together a high-charged two hours that left audience members with no choice but to dance. It’s a journey through house music past-and-present, with some tech hints mixed in—a proper showing for the weekend.

Enjoy our exclusive recording of this set and relive the festival if in attendance.

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Catch Bonobo, TEED, and more at Minimal Effort’s All Hallow’s Eve’s fifth anniversary

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It may only be August, but it certainly isn’t too early to start thinking about Halloween plans.

The perennially freaky holiday always aligns with the underground aesthetic, and SoCal already has its first dark and dastardly lineup locked and loaded, compliments of Minimal Effort: All Hallow’s Eve.

Topping the bill for the event’s fifth anniversary is the endlessly talented polymath, Bonobo, hosting his own Outlier stage. Just below is the UK groove machine Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs alongside Machinedrum‘s collaborative project with Jimmy Edgar, JETS, which will serve as a welcomed departure from the expected house and techno roster.

From there, a series of stand-out talents including Prok|Fitch, Fort Romeau, and Enzo Siragusa remain with the promise of additional acts still yet to be announced.

Over the last five years, Minimal Effort has booked some of the most revered DJs on earth for their annual Halloween spectaculars. Boys Noize, Lee Burridge, Anja Schneider, and MK are just a few of the heavyweights who have made appearances on the All Hallow’s front, and considering the party’s host, Underrated Presents, is still free from any conglomerate backing from potentially domineering parent companies like its similarly curated competitors, the event is primed for harrowing and uninhibited Halloween antics.

View the full lineup for Minimal Effort: All Hallow’s Eve below and purchase tickets here.

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NMF Roundup: Mat Zo gets fired up with ‘Motivate,’ Lost Frequencies remixes Martin Garrix + more

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It’s most important day of the week: New Music Friday. With the overwhelming amount of tunes hitting the airwaves today, Dancing Astronaut has you covered with the latest edition of The Hot 25.

Mat Zo has unleashed a brand new Mad Zoo compilation into the world, complete with a new original from the head honcho himself: “Motivate.” Lost Frequencies puts his spin on Martin Garrix, Macklemore, and Fall Out Boy’s “Summer Days,” and Whipped Cream and LICK team up for “The Greatest.” Cedric Gervais joins forces with MJ Cole and Freya Ridings on “Waking Up,” and MK takes on Mark Ronson and Camila Cabello’s “Find U Again.” BIJOU flexes his hefty house chops on “Floetry,” and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, David Guetta, Daddy Yankee, Afro Bros, and Natti Natasha deliver a mega-collab called “Instagram.” Foxen remixes Gill Chang and glasscat on “One For You,” and Leandro Da Silva has released a take on Oliver Heldens, Devin and Nile Rodgers’ “Summer Lover.” Sick Individuals, Justin Prime, and Bymia team up for “Not Alone,” and Frank Walker delivers his cut of Kygo and Chelsea Cutler’s “Not Ok.” Don Diablo has remixed Zara Larsson’s “All the Time,” and MOTi and Riggi & Piros collaborate on “Habibi.”

As each week brings a succession of new music from some of electronic music’s biggest artists, here’s a selection of tracks that shouldn’t be missed this NMF.

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