Dance Music Roundup Featured New Orleans Music Top Stories

Deep South Dance: NGHTMRE, Bear Grillz, 1788-L, & Your Latest Local Releases

Deep South Dance

December 9, 2019 | It’s time for another edition of Deep South Dance, your latest on everything dance music related in New Orleans. It’s officially the holiday season in New Orleans, and while the weeks around Christmas may be a bit slow, we have some awesome New Years events coming up on the horizon. Here’s your latest bi-weekly roundup…

Shpongle returned to New Orleans with a live set at the Joy Theatre. His set was – per usual – a psychedelic spectacle. Goopsteppa and Kalya Scintilla prepped the crowd with their own impressive sets, making it a nearly six hour show. Afterwards, Russ Liquid and Thriftworks set off the afterparty and carried it late in to the night.

A few days later, Gryffin brought his debut album through the Joy for the Gravity II Tour. The annual Gobble Wobble changed venues for the year, and Loud Luxury headlined at the metro. 

In other news, Zoolu also announced its 26th edition of Mardi Gras shows. TiĂ«sto and DJ Diesel aka Shaquille O’Neal will headline the Metropolitan in February. 

Here’s what’s coming up for us over the next two weeks. 

Upcoming Shows

Madeon brings his Good Faith Live tour to New Orleans tomorrow, up-and-comer 1788-L plays Republic NOLA this Friday for their 14th-anniversary show, and Bear Grillz 

10dec(dec 10)10:00 am11(dec 11)2:00 amWinter Circle Productions Presents Madeon

13dec(dec 13)10:00 pm14(dec 14)2:00 amRepublic NOLA's 14th Anniversary ft. 1788-L

13dec(dec 13)8:00 pm14(dec 14)2:00 amBEAR GRILLZ - Live at Howlin Wolf New Orleans

On Saturday night, Nghtmre opens the portal at the Joy Theatre. 

14dec10:00 pm11:59 pmNGHTMRE'S the Portal Tour at the Joy Theatre: New Orleans

To round out the month, Ekali is bringing is a fall tour to Republic NOLA and a special Wakkan Takeover happens on the 26th and the 27th. Liquid Stranger and friends will post up in town for the weekend. And on New Year’s Eve, Ookay headlines the NYE extravaganza at the Metro, and Herobust rounds out the year at the Republic. 

21dec(dec 21)11:00 pm22(dec 22)2:00 amEkali Fall Tour at Republic NOLA (feat. Klutch & Bhakti)

31dec01janNYE Extravaganza featuring OOKAY at the Metropolitan New Orleans

g:i ag:i a

Get the full scoop on all these events are more on our New Orleans events calendar. But don’t worry, we’ll remind you of our regular weekend guides as well. 

Fresh Deep South Dance Releases

Every installment of Deep South Dance includes some of the latest releases from local, southern LA producers. Listen to what our swamp family has been up to below.

Shiver me Timbers released a dreamy, soundscape to help listeners relax and unwind with  “Celestial Garden.”

Eye10 gives us the “Heavy Shivers”

Greign released the heavy bass banger “Organic Frequencies”

The new indie electronic duo Island Days just released their debut album Under the Lights.


And BuckTen shared his very first EP with us. The Recognize EP is a blend of heavy bass and drum and bass that will have you dancing all the way in to the weekend.


Contact to be included in our upcoming Deep South Dance roundups.

Featured Image: Winter Circle Productions

Leave a Reply


BEST OF NEW ORLEANS Delivered to Your Inbox!

Stay in the loop with local culture, events, music, and more. We never share your email; unsubscribe anytime.