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Deep South Dance: Zoolu, Buku Late Night and the debut of 1981.US

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February 17, 2020 | It’s time for another edition of Deep South Dance, your latest on everything dance music related in New Orleans. We’re deep in the throws of Mardi Gras season – and that means lots of killer events happening all over the city.

In Deep South Dance, we take a look at some of the hottest upcoming electronic music events, review some of our favorite shows from the past few weeks, and spotlight the latest releases from local producers. Let’s dive in. 

L.A. – based producer Elephante kicked off February with his Diamond Days & Club Nights tour at the Republic. We even got to talk to Tim about his latest tour and his love for house music while he was in town. 

Our Buku late-night shows were announced, and will feature the likes of Space Jesus, Zeds Dead and Moon.Dot at venues all across town. Tycho and the Floozies also both announced their upcoming tour stops in the Big Easy. 


Defunk threw a Krewe de Vieux afterparty at Banks St. Bar with ClusterFunk and Dino Brawl. And Telefon Tel Aviv returned to New Orleans with a performance at Gasa Gasa.

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

Upcoming Shows

The 26th year of Zoolu takes over the Metropolitan this weekend. House heavyweight Tiësto and basketball star turned producer DJ Diesel (aka Shaq) are headlining. 

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Then Jauz and New Orleans homeboy Boogie T help us bring another epic Mardi Gras year to a close with performances early next week.

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Looking forward in to March, don’t miss the return of powerhouse trio Rüfüs Du Sol with Crooked Colors to the Orpheum on March 11th.

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And of course, PLEASE support your local producers and DJ at the weekly events held by Techno Club, Santos Bar, the Loft Club, Dragons Den and more. 

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.

The Gentle Giant released his first single of 2020 with the heavy, dubbed-out “Thanks Aaron.” Shortly after, the Mandeville artist released a full hour-long mix titled Dark Room.



WAYVZ also celebrated the new decade with a new release. The hour-long mix was released to his SoundCloud earlier this month.

1981.US released his debut EP of ambient and deep house tracks entitled Underneath it All.

And Lake Charles-based artist Buck Ten just released the dubstep track “Froggy” featuring Don Peyote.


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


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