Earlier this month 5,000 dance followers gathered at Austin’s Seismic Dance Occasion to do what dance followers to finest — dance.
Held at The Concourse Challenge, a 7-acre venue holding three phases, 2022 marked the third 12 months for the boutique competition, which launched in Austin in 2018 and has since develop into a vacation spot for world home and techno acts.
“We wish to ship the large competition expertise with an intimate vibe,” Seismic co-founder Andrew Parsons, who produces the occasion alongside his spouse Kelly Grey, instructed Fakazakamp in 2019. “We aren’t attempting to promote 20,000 tickets, as a result of that’s not the aim. We all the time wish to preserve it boutique.”
Parsons and Grey are the inventive minds behind RealMusic Occasions, the Austin-based manufacturing firm that hosts Seismic and has been credited for injecting underground digital taste into the “dwell music capital of the world.”
The competition can also be dedicated to sustainability, partnering wiht Blond:ish’s group Bye Bye Plastic for separate waste streams into landfill, compost and recycling. (On the 2021 occasion, 16,468 single-use plastic cups have been saved from landfills.) The 2022 Seismic lineup featured heavy-hitters together with Jamie xx, Charlotte de Witte, The Martinez Brothers, Gorgon Metropolis and Oliver Heldens‘ HI-LO undertaking.
Moreover this 12 months, UK legend Fatboy Slim performed a set that launched with the indelible piano chords to his all-time largest hit “Reward You” earlier than shifting into Freddy Mercury’s remoted vocal from Queen‘s “Don’t Cease Me Now.” (Significantly, hearken to it.) Parisian rising star Chloé Caillet whipped up a heady, horny vibe; scene queen LP Giobbi meshed home music and traditional rock samples; and Palestinian producer Sama’ Abdulhadi delivered the hard-hitting techno that’s made her a worldwide title.
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