Photos by Clark Terrell
One of the newest festivals on the block, Seismic Dance Event took Austin by storm last year and is amping up to do it again in just 5 weeks. Seismic is put on by RealMusic Events, an Austin-based event company thats motto is #KeepAustinReal. Their goal is to bring more house, trance and techno to the weird bubble that is Austin. They have local show events bringing artists like Weiss, Nicole Moudaber, and Ilan Bluestone just to name a few. Most of their local shows are at the venues Cedar Street Courtyard and the Parish, and they used to partner regularly with the infamous venue – Kingdom. Now they also host a festival called Seismic Dance Event – a name and lineup reminiscent of European festivals.
This year, the Seismic lineup is headlined by TestPilot and Cirez D. Besides these two headliners, the two day festival will see the likes of Chris Lake, Dom Dolla, EDX, Eli & Fur, Franklyn Watts, Gene Farris, Gorgon City, i_o, J. Worra, Justin Martin, Lee Burridge, MK, Nora en Pure, Prok | Fitch, and Wyatt Marshall. These names span a large range of subgenres from tech house to deep house, to techno, to minimal progressive house. So house fans of Texas, and the South, can rejoice because damn this lineup is good.
The Perfect Playlist
We’ve created a 45 track playlist spanning across genres and including a song from almost every artist on the 2019 lineup. While in the shower, sitting at work the next few days, or while on the road (or flight) to Austin, take a listen to hear some Seismic Dance Event artists you already know or maybe some ones you don’t know yet. Take a listen to the playlist on shuffle below and share with your friends.
The Guide to Seismic Dance Event
Seismic will take place at the Austin American Statesman, with two stages full of music. Music will start at 1 PM each day and end at 2 AM each night over the weekend of November 16th and 17th.
“A massive two-day house & techno festival of epic proportions located in the heart of Austin, TX featuring 2 main stages (1 outdoor with a backdrop of the skyline, 1 inside the mega warehouse), 25+ international headliners, world class production, performers, food trucks, art, merch, all the vibes & so much more.”
Watch the full recap video from the inaugural Seismic Dance Event below and purchase your tickets for 2019 HERE.