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Deep South Dance: Baked, Bruised & Moving Forward

July 21, 2019 | It’s about that time. Here’s what went down, what’s going down, and what’s new in the Deep South Dance Scene. Here’s your biweekly roundup…

We’re reminiscing on Eazybaked‘s twisted takeover of City Bar Baton Rouge and how Hey Thanks! turned Republic into a safe-haven for all the sad freaks that can’t escape the 2000s.

So, what’s on our radar the next few weeks? We’re looking ahead to Trampa decimating Republic for all the wooks, molly munchers, rave babies, and merciless EDM lovers this coming Friday, July 26th. R√úF√úS DU SOUL is bringing their entrancing sounds to the Joy for those who enjoy the softer side and SNBRN is bringing the summer house vibes for the deprived house-heads of the area.

New music this week comes from: Concourse,¬†The Quadroholics, Boo Munch¬†&¬†Chompy, sfam, The Gentle Giant, WAYVZ, Klutch, Yeaux, Cob√†s, Hyphee¬†and C-LaB. There’s a lot happening in and around New Orleans during this savage July heat, so let’s get into it…

Southern Shenanigans Recap

As promised,¬†Eazybaked‘s invasion of City Bar Baton Rouge turned into a party for the homies. setsun¬†started the night properly, infusing his own unreleased music into underground favorites. By the end of the night, the sfam boys, b√†wldy, and Eazybaked delivered a b2b2b worthy of a Grammy nomination.

Hey Thanks!, one of our favorite Louisianian DIY bands, brought the high school sad boy & girl memories straight to Republic. Hurricane Season,¬†Klutch¬†&¬†TVBOO‘s emo DJ project, directly followed the live music. Whatever the band didn’t play, the duo made sure to compensate for.

Upcoming Shenanigans

Trampa, along with local support from¬†Boo Munch,¬†G√ė PNIK, and¬†Hyphee, is bringing his Knockout Tour back to Republic on Friday, July 26. What will this entail? Well, look at the name of the tour. That’s about all you need to know. It’ll be violent. It’ll be vicious. And it’ll be a damn good time.

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One genre we don’t popularize enough down South is house music. However, this next weekend, on July 27 & 28, Republic and The Drifter will host SNBRN. Local support will come courtesy of Lafayette-based Concourse.¬†This two-part shuffle-fest will certainly make up for the lack of house in the Deep South.

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We’re also looking ahead to see R√úF√úS DU SOUL bring their indie-Australian vibes to the Joy on Satuday, July 27. Fast forward one week and Dutch wobble-masters Ganja White Night with the help of¬†Yheti¬†and¬†b√†wldy¬†on August 2.

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You’d be a fool to miss any of those shows, but, looking further ahead, Tash Sultana,¬†Die Antwoord, and¬†GRiZ¬†will grace the Crescent City before the summer is over.


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Fresh Deep South Dance Releases

Concourse¬†recently released two tracks sure to please any house-head. “Abysmal” is classic UK bassline with a touch of trap at the 2-minute mark, meaning I’m in love.¬† He also flipped “Act Up” by City Girls, which delivers some lovely bass house vibes as well. He’s an expert at his craft, so be sure to give them a listen.

Lake Charles based group¬†The Quadraholics¬†released their dreamy Insomnia EP. Give this a listen. It’s worth it. I promise ya.

Following the release of their magnificent tune, “Sun,”¬†Boo Munch¬†&¬†Chompy¬†released “Moon,” another heavy yet elegant track. And it just happened to be a coincidence that they released “Moon” a day prior to the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing.

sfam¬†released “escape,” another dirty, eerie, and downright weird tune. It’s Michael’s birthday today, by the way. He’s the tall one, so be sure to tell him happy b-day next time you catch an sfam set.

Trap isn’t dead. Northshore favorite¬†The Gentle Giant¬†is making sure of that, most recently with “Litty.” It’s a classy, nasty, tasty tune that demands much more than a bob of the head.

From Lafayette to New Orleans,¬†WAYVZ has been oscillating venues with his delicate selection of dub and riddim. His latest track, “Error,” attests to his finely tuned ear for riddim. And, honestly, I don’t even like riddim, but this track hits the sweet spot.

New Orleans favorite¬†Klutch¬†is back yet again with another disgusting banger. “BOOM!” hits hard and, more importantly, hits cleanly.

On the opposite end of the sonic spectrum, Northshore native¬†Yeaux¬†cooked up some sweet lo-fi sounds that’ll put you to sleep if you aren’t careful.

Cob√†s¬†is back once again with his signature ethereal sound design and arrangement. “Perfect Worlds” drags you through the universe on a supersonic cloud of color.

Biloxi-based¬†Hyphee¬†blessed our ears with a fresh trap tune. It’s fun and it’s classic…and we couldn’t ask for much more from a well-seasoned producer.

Lastly, but surely not least,¬†C-LaB¬†had some fun while Tropical Storm Barry dumped rain on the Louisiana coast. If you’re in need of a new house mix, look no further.

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