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One of the heaviest hitting names on the Seismic lineup is tech house icon Green Velvet. GV is no stranger to house heads everywhere, and he is certainly no less popular here in Austin. The man has passed through our city multiple times over the past couple of years and has sold out every single night he’s played. Austin loves this dude, and he seems to love Austin because HE’S BACK this September for Seismic Dance Event... and boy oh boy are...

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DUDE. IT IS THE END OF JULY. Which means August is, like, tomorrow which means September is basically next week, so SEISMIC DANCE EVENT HYPE IS FULL FORCE.

So, as you all should know by now, one of Seismic’s booked artists is the deep house producing, cat loving, “This Never Happened” label boss Lane 8. The dude has been insanely busy touring not only with his own “...

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Going into Movement this year, the techno fans were a little concerned. The headliners had shifted away from techno, and names like Diplo and Rezz on the lineup meant different types of fans would be attending. Some people proclaimed that the promoter Paxahau had abandoned the underground fans entirely. Through all the naysaying, Movement 2018 turned out to be an experience to remember, all for good reasons. Some of the top names in techno...

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It’s no secret that the electronic scene in Austin has had its ups and downs with finding its place among the music scene here. With such large, successful festivals like Austin City Limits, South by Southwest, and Reggae Fest attracting consistent crowds every year, analog tends to dominate as the live music of choice. Not saying I have any beef with analog, I grew up on that good good. But UGH the summertime is just SO PERFECT for daytime...

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Excitement is nearing its peak as Austin’s Dirtybird BBQ date on May 19th draws closer. Across the country, our very own Austin is one of only three sought after locations for the tech-house and meat fueled festival, and you better believe we’re going to make the most of it. Partnering up with the Dirtybird team, we'll be hosting this much anticipated event at the world renowned Circuit of Americas with an over the top lineup including Claude...

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Here’s a fact that Texas techno fans won’t believe - Maceo Plex played in Dallas the day after Christmas. Why didn’t you hear about it? Why wasn’t there a big commotion with ticket presale announced and a quick sell out? Because there were no tickets, it was a free event.

Announced the day of, Mariel Ito played Dallas’ Beauty Bar on December 26th. Maceo Plex’s far less popular pseudonym gave him the perfect opportunity to play a 60...

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My time at Day for Night Festival 2016 consisted of waiting in will call for over an hour, missing two sets I was excited to see, rushing through the art installations, being disappointed in a set I'd had high hopes for, and standing in a rainstorm (with 20 mph gusts of wind in 50 degrees for 90 minutes, mind you) because NO WAY WAS I MISSING APHEX TWIN.

And you better believe there was no way in hell I was about to miss it all the next...

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To say the Essential Mix has played a role in my journey through electronic music is definitely an understatement. The first mix I ever listened to was Above & Beyond’s 2011 Essential Mix (which also happens to be the mix of the year) and I’ve listened to Eric Prydz’s 2013 EM more times than I can count (also the crowned winner of the year.) It’s what turned me onto artists such as Nero, Calyx & Teebee, Jon Hopkins, Black Coffee,...

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With the release of their brand new album “The Only Road”, it’s a good time to be a Gabriel & Dresden fan. Coming back from a 11 year hiatus, they used the power of Kickstarter to ensure they had time to write the best album they could - and the time was well spent. “The Only Road” is a collection of emotional, soaring records that is sure to blow away old fans as well as win over many new ones.

I got a chance to ask the trance duo...

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The holidays are here, and it’s been one hell of a year for RealMusic Events. From Texas debuts to multiple DJ residencies, the talent that has graced our decks has been an incredible feat for Austin as a whole. With these fire bookings comes fire merch and shit, and LUCKY YOU we are ready to give it away to our followers!

So here’s how it’s going to work...

Starting Wednesday, December 13th, we’re giving away at...

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If you would have asked me who I was most excited for as I was walking into day 1 of Dreamstate, I wouldn’t have had an answer. As somebody who listens to progressive house, deep house and techno, Dreamstate, the biggest American trance only festival, had little I was familiar with. For the first time in years, I did not know the vast majority of the lineup, and it was exciting. Thanks to two generous friends, this house and techno fan was...

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If you decide you want to research Nina Kraviz, you’ll come across a few pieces of information rather quickly. She earned a doctorate in dental medicine, holds a crazy tour schedule spanning the globe, and is constantly facing the controversy of being a woman in a male-dominated industry. From the positive, like having the “Also known as” field on wikipedia read “Techno Goddess”, to the negative, like the incessant social media comments...

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Dirty South, otherwise known as Dragan Roganović, is a man of many styles. If you only know him from his breakthrough collaboration with Alesso, City of Dreams, then you are missing out on an incredibly talented and diverse musician; Roganović is capable of producing in many styles ranging from anthemic bigroom to beautiful indie-electronic music.

Even before City of Dreams was released in 2013, Dirty South had...

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Hearing the name Moon Boots might bring a few things to mind. Some, including Google, will jump to a fashion trend from the 80’s. Others will think of Pete Dougherty, a rising talent in the world of deep house and disco. He has just released his first album, First Landing, and is currently touring North America to celebrate. Read about and listen to the album below, and make sure to keep your eyes peeled for the next time this funk powerhouse...

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Scuba was kind enough to answer some questions preceding his upcoming show at Kingdom Austin on September 30th. Read below to learn more about the man behind Hotflush Recordings and some of the deepest techno sets in the business.

If you could give some advice to yourself as you just were getting started in this industry, what would that advice be?

  • Don't give up. Work hard and you'll...
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Over Labor Day weekend, RealMusic Events transformed Austin’s Ironwood Hall into a lively two night party featuring some of the best talent in electronic music. Day one focused more on underground styles, bringing Dusky, Yotto and BlackGummy together for a night of house and techno. Day two featured TJR, Chocolate Puma, Hook N Sling and Loud Luxury – a lineup that could have been featured at a major festival.

The stage was transformed...

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After a weekend off from shows, RealMusic Events is hitting the ground running this week putting rising UK star, Curbi, on the decks Friday. THIS. GIRL. IS. READY. (Seriously, a weekend away from music and the RME fam hurts me a little bit.)

Let’s talk about Curbi because he’s definitely worth a talk. Tobias Paul Curwen-Bingley (birth name status: regal AF) has had his hands in the musical world since childhood, which has played well...

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The name Will Clarke brings two things come to mind, some of the funkiest tech-house on the market and a breathtaking beard. Although Will’s American popularity exploded when he signed with Dirtybird in 2015, he has been rocking and shaking dance floors for much longer. An early bloomer in the world of djing, he was playing clubs in his hometown of Bristol at the young age of 13. Equally shocking, at 16 he made his Ibiza debut and hasn’t lost...

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On September 1st and 2nd, the first ever A Labor Of Love event will be transforming Ironwood Hall into a special event with diverse artist curation. Day one and day two bring very different flavors of dance music, and our two-part article is going to help you familiarize yourself with all of the great sounds headed to Austin.

Day 2 is packing some serious festival vibes with Loud Luxury, Hook N Sling, Chocolate Puma, and TJR entrusted...

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The music they make is diverse, but how do the artists of our upcoming A Labor Of Love event compare when it comes to pre-show rituals? What about items on their rider?

Whether you're trying to learn more about your favorite artist, or are just tired of losing DJ trivia every Saturday, read on below to see how Dusky, TJR, Chocolate Puma, Yotto, BlackGummy, and Hook n Sling answered our ten quick...

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On September 1st and 2nd, the first ever A Labor Of Love event will be transforming Ironwood Hall into a special event with diverse artist curation. Day one and day two bring very different flavors of dance music, and our two-part article is going to help you familiarize yourself with all of the great sounds headed to Austin.

Day one, the more house/techno centered day, features Dusky, Yotto and BlackGummy. These three artists are all...

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I haven't really known dance music without Jeremy Olander's name being at the forefront of my knowledge on the subject. Thanks to a very late entrance into the dance music scene, and an excellent educator, my love for progressive house bloomed immediately and has only continued to grow since. My growing passion always includes (if it is not dominated by) the music produced by Jeremy Olander.

While I haven't been watching his career in...

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RealMusic Events co-owners (and power couple) Andrew Parsons and Kelly Gray are two exceptionally driven people. They have spent the past eight years building RME from the ground up, booking artists from all over the electronic music spectrum to spin tracks and orchestrate the dance floor. One of my favorite things about their business is that it isn’t about who is popular, nor what will make the most money. RME is about educating the public...

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Your favorite artist changing sounds can be a tough experience. Some people identify so heavily with a certain period of an artist's musical journey that they feel betrayed when the artist chooses to explore other sounds. This sometimes results in not only a refusal to support the artist any longer but possibly also outward aggression towards them. This is an experience that Arty undeniably experienced when his sound started to...

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My first exposure to The M Machine was watching a mini documentary following Porter Robinson's Language tour in which they, as well as Mat Zo, joined him as supporting acts. The documentary was premiered on YouTube and has since been taken down (NOOOOOO) but I do look back on that memory very fondly. This was the very beginning of my days in the dance music scene, so the sound of 2012 electro is basically a big bowl of feelios for me. While...

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Dance music, especially in its modern form, can appear like a segregated community. Dozens of subgenres help music fans find the sound they love most, but there remains a uniting factor across categorical lines. This unity can be described as a sense of escapism, of finding the remedy to the stresses of life. No matter if the night begins carpooling with a van full friends or coming in solo looking for new connections, the electronic sounds...

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When Andrew first announced Jerry Folk was coming to Kingdom, I'm sure I wasn't the only human in Austin to say "Who dat?" While this might not be a dj/producer's preferential reaction from a city's scene when they're announced to play a set, it's an opportunity for that scene to broaden their dance music knowledge. An opportunity to support an up and coming artist that's, frankly, worth supporting (because hellooo when has RealMusic Events...

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You could feel the excitement buzzing as the party crew of the 2017 SS IndepenDANCE lined up to get on the boat. Their luggage ranged from ice chests to beach bags to giant inflatable avocados, and they smelled, responsibly, of sunscreen. After some comedic (but serious) announcements from the captain, the boat roared to life and DFZ, Alec Palacio and Max Moreno, hit play on the first of many house music tunes to come.

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