Realmusic Occasions has been internet hosting top-tier occasions for over a decade in Austin and certainly one of their greatest occasions is the Seismic Dance Occasion. What makes this pageant so distinctive and totally different is the eye to element, the thought course of, the size of their bookings, and the group they’ve constructed round this occasion. It is laborious for example the vitality, feelings and vivacity this occasion offers off, however I will do my greatest to be sure you can really feel it when you could not make it to this version.
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Day 1 was full of tons of expertise, I imply the entire weekend was, so set choices had been laborious to choose. Fortuitously, all of the set instances had been 1.5-2 hours, making it simple for individuals who could not make up their minds to skip between levels. HI-LO was undoubtedly excessive on the checklist as he all the time places on a very good efficiency and was somebody who isn’t any stranger to Seismic. Staying true to his iconic sound whereas incorporating some deep, darkish sounds was an incredible begin to Day 1.
After HI-LO, we could not miss Cassian, who has a singular sound. So distinctive that Rüfüs Du Sol took it below his wing and launched it on his label, doing remixes for them and opening for the trio on exhibits. This was an incredible decompression set in comparison with the earlier excessive vitality set. This began the weekend for me, particularly when he dropped his remix of “On My Knees” as a result of he had the group in sync, transferring, dancing and on the identical wavelength. I extremely suggest catching it when you get the prospect.
After a considerably lax and emotional set, the night time needed to finish with the techno icon, you possibly can’t have techno with out Charlotte. The darkish, industrial and ominous vibes that she brings to her performances are simply one of many the reason why some check with her because the “queen” of techno.
The second day introduced a totally totally different dilemma with whom to decide on. So many good acts got here all the way down to who you hadn’t seen earlier than, what units had been vital to you, and whether or not you got here ready for the chilly, not the worst downside you possibly can have. I made positive to point out as much as help an superior native Austin DJ named Santino who has been enjoying the city for years. You may normally discover him opening for artists at The Concourse Mission, and with good motive. His music choice, mixing abilities and his creativity behind the decks make it price displaying up early to any present. Whereas it was nonetheless daylight, I made a decision to “discover underground” and “develop my thoughts”, as you had been reminded upon coming into the pageant.
Throughout the day, you possibly can see the great thing about this occasion from the murals, distributors, and costumes. One factor I like about this occasion is the style developments. If you wish to see a bucket hat crowd in all-black unique coats and wild face masks, that is the place to search out it.
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After taking a while to calm down and stroll round, I made my method to the CID of certainly one of my favourite artists on the Frequency stage, the place I stayed for many of the day. He all the time brings the vitality of his home and massive room fashion sound, however he made some changes primarily based on the pageant being centered on home/techno, which made it among the best units I’ve seen from him, which is a reasonably good quantity. Following CID was Noizu, who isn’t any stranger to Austin and some of these occasions. He introduced that traditional and delicate monitor that you just could not miss. Very grateful to have been capable of hearken to “Summer time 91 (Trying Again)” once more. After ending his set, the stage was full of the person behind the huge hit throughout Tik Tok, Acraze.
“Do It To It” proper now on Spotify alone has over 500 million streams. I have never had an opportunity to see his units but and was just a little fearful it will be too “mainstream” as some would say, however I am very a lot corrected. He did some nice mixes throughout the board and even included his authentic and hottest monitor all through the set to remind you that you’re within the presence of Acraze.
Ending the day was the laborious half between two of my favorites was an actual dilemma so why not cut up it up? So, I made a decision to leap between Jamie XX and Fatboy Slim. Jamie XX introduced the vibes he anticipated, as common. Gentle, synthesizer and voices that hit your coronary heart. The cool breeze blowing in, the strobe lights shining by means of your soul, surrounded by your closest pals, you could not ask for something higher. After getting kicked and being exterior for many of the day, it was time to finish the day inside.
Strolling contained in the Volcano stage, which some might know as The Concourse Mission, you possibly can really feel the vitality at its peak. Fatboy was actually “strolling in” as some would say. There wasn’t a single individual once I appeared round who wasn’t having the time of their lives with him. The manufacturing was prime notch and confirmed me that that is not only a yard pageant for the locals, however will all the time be a staple within the techno scene that will likely be round for a very long time. It actually was an effective way to finish Saturday on a excessive notice, leaving not simply me, however everybody else excited for the final, ultimate day.
Day 3 needed to be my favourite as all three artists I watched are in my prime ten, simply take a look at my Spotify playlists. I bumped into Tsunami for CamelPhat, which has all the time placed on a few of the greatest exhibits I’ve ever seen. This undoubtedly introduced the group in as everybody normally struggles on day 3. The stage was excellent for them and it was an effective way to verify the group got here again for the grand finale. As a lot as I wished to remain, I have never had an opportunity to see Hayden James but, so I did not must suppose twice. Hayden was every little thing I had hoped for and he was additionally an incredible individual to assist end the pageant. His music offers it such a cool, calm and relaxed vibe that I feel is what everybody wanted after an extended weekend. Everybody has their very own “favourite efficiency” of the weekend, this was mine.
After a heartfelt, insightful and riveting set, Gorgon Metropolis took the stage to shut out what was actually an eventful weekend. A second that I feel will all the time be on my thoughts is seeing everybody dancing and singing “You have Carried out Sufficient” collectively. With the enormous disco ball hanging above the decks and the go-go dancers with their very own platforms to the left and proper of the stage, you possibly can’t assist however look again with a smile.
Only a 12 months in the past, Realmusic Occasions secured among the best venues within the states, The Concourse Mission. It is without doubt one of the greatest golf equipment in the US and is run by the identical manufacturing firm as Seismic. Keep updated with their exhibits/festivals if you’re in Austin and/or visiting by following them on social media. See you subsequent 12 months Seismic Dance Occasion 6.0.