Seismic Dance Event 5.0 is One Week Away – Here Are 5 Artists You Must See!
Seismic Dance Event 5.0 descends upon The Concourse Project in Austin, TX, for yet another year of unbeatable techno and house talent and vibes. With day 1 landing on everyone’s favorite angel numbers (11/11) next Friday and with such a stacked lineup, we figured you might appreciate some input on which artists should be on your “must see” list. Read on for our top 5 suggestions! But really, you can’t go wrong with this lineup – it’s unlike anything else you’ll find in the States!
This English duo, comprised of Kye Gibbon and Matt Robson Scott, has established itself as one of the world’s most revered contemporary dance music duos. Since their release of “The Crypt” a decade ago, their timeless and unique blend of bass-driven house music and addictive vocals has garnered them a massive international presence, allowing them to play to enormous crowds of dedicated fans around the world. A number of their singles have achieved Top #20 positions in the UK Singles Chart and their club-focused REALM imprint houses their prowess for more rugged, minimalistic beats. They have headlined shows at the likes of Brixton Academy, Amnesia, Sziget Festival, Splash House in Palm Springs, CRSSD Festival, and will be closing the Frequency Stage at Seismic on Sunday.
The Piano Queen is a favorite here at Glasse Factory. From her jovial sets that bring a cool layer of funk and disco into the air to her dedication to diversifying the music scene, LP Giobbi has experienced a meteoric and well-deserved rise in popularity over the past few years. Considering herself “a one-woman jam band” behind the decks, she blends live piano loops, high-energy beats, and achingly beautiful melodies and has played to thousands of fans across the world. She is also the co-founder and face of FEMME HOUSE, a non-profit educational platform that seeks to create equitable opportunities for women and other marginalized gender expressions in the technical areas of music creation. She will also be gracing the Frequency Stage at Seismic on Sunday with an hour and a half set from 4:30 to 6. You do not want to miss this super fun set that is guaranteed to leave you with a smile!
One of the world’s fastest rising Progressive House DJs, Miss Monique rose to fame by bringing the old school back with her unprecedented conversion of classic radio mixes into YouTube podcasts. Her unique talent of smoothly melting techno rhythms with classic trance and progressive tunes gets highly praised by an ever-growing number of electronic music aficianados. She has played hundreds of shows across the globe, including notable stops in Ibiza, Hungary, Belarus, Czech Republic, and India. Miss Monique’s eclectic mixing style makes her suited for intimate venues and headline slots. She has been championed by long-time industry heavyweights, such as Armin van Buuren, Paul van Dyk, Paul Oakenfold, Gareth Emery, and many more. She will be playing a two hour set on Friday at Seismic, on the Tsunami Stage from 7 to 9.
The Martinez Brothers
I have to show some East Coast love for The Martinez Brothers, hailing from Bronx, who are on one simple mission – making you dance. Introduced to disco and house music by their father from a young age, they come from the roots of New York’s legacy club, The Paradise Garage. Since first releasing their EP, My Rendition, in 2006, the duo have produced many dance floor-ready releases as well as several well-received remixes, such as their 2019 Lil Yachty ft. Lil Baby “SaintLaurentYSL” remix. Famous for their extended DJ marathon sets at Club Space in Miami and in Ibiza, the brothers have performed around the world, regularly selling out some of the largest venues and hosting stages at the biggest international music festivals. Despite a hectic international tour schedule, The Martinez Bros have stayed true to their NYC roots because authenticity is everything to them. They will be performing on Friday at Seismic from 9 to 11 on the Volcano Stage.
Parisian producer Shiba San started his production career in the French hip-hop scene and was heavily integrated for 15 years before he became fascinated with the sounds oc Chicago house. As a result of his interests and roots, he now infuses his hip-hop influences with the soul of house music. His critically acclaimed record label, Basement Leak, is home to some of the finest tech house tracks on the scene right now. Since its inception in 2015, Basement Leak has taken over stages at renowned festivals and curated its own events at Art Basel, Miami Music Week, FriendShip, Groove Cruise, Sound Nightclub in Los Angeles, and Faust in Paris. Despite his international acclaim, Shiba San remains a curious enigma as he stays quiet on the public front, allowing his music to do the talking. He will be closing Frequency Stage on Saturday at Seismic.
I can count, but this lineup is too good to not mention more!!!
Coco & Breezy
While this twin sister powerhouse duo is not on the official lineup, they are playing the after party on Saturday night. Combining their Afro-Latino roots with R&B and pop, Coco & Breezy are known behind the decks for their energetic and heartwarming performances as well as in front of the decks for their entrepreneurial mindsets and delectable fashion sense. They are high on my list of exciting acts to check out!
Kai Castro b2b Colton Cameron
This bff b2b (try that alliteration on for size) are local talent that are sure to bring their camraderie to what I’m assuming will be a progressive and melodic set…but I could very easily be surprised. Kai Castro has had the pleasure of opening for Eric Prydz while Colton Cameron has done likewise for Qrion. They will be playing on Saturday at the Tsunami Stage from 3:30 to 4:30.
Another local mention is RealMusic Events boss man himself, Andrew Parsons. He and his wife, Kelly, are well beloved by the Austin community for bringing underground vibes to their city. In doing so, they have created a flourishing and loving community that makes Seismic Dance Event such a special festival. Blurring the lines between genres, Andrew will bring trance and progressive house to the Tsunami Stage from 1 to 2 on Sunday.