August 19, 2019 | What’s happening in the Dance world of the Deep South? Craving new sounds from your favorite Southern producers? Let’s get caught up. Here’s your biweekly roundup…
SVDDEN DEATH became a sold-out rager at Republic NOLA. Thankfully there were no casualties, only very sore necks the next morning. Shades, the duo of EPROM and Alix Perez, mesmerized attendees the following week with their far-out selection of strange and sinister computer noises. G-Rex became a family affair when Boogie-T, BOARCROCK, báwldy, and WAYVZ all got behind the decks at City Bar Baton Rouge.
There’s a fair amount of shows coming up over the next two weeks. Here are a few you’d be smart to check out: Droeloe on August 23, MIZE on August 24, Chris Lake on August 30, and Heckler on August 31 – all at Republic NOLA. Audien will be at The Metro on August 23. PhaseOne will take over City Bar Baton Rouge on August 30. And finally, LOFT CLUB is making its return to New Orleans at Santo’s Bar on August 31.
And of course, we can’t forget about Southern Decadence. From August 29 through September 2 the city of New Orleans will reign in Decadence 2019. This event will have plenty of underground vibes and can’t miss parties throughout the Quarter, The Bywater, Treme, and CBD. The Drifter, Poor Boys Bar, Santos Bar, and The Ace Hotel as just a few venues ready to showcase this wild weekend of partying.
Last but not least, fresh tunes. New music this week comes from Concourse, The Gentle Giant, Trigem, sfam, Jetlag Girl, and ZIIKA. Let’s dive right in…
Southern Shenanigans Recap
SVDDEN DEATH brought out the aggression in everyone when he recently took over New Orleans.
— Zakk Evans (@DeathixMusic) August 11, 2019
One of the most respected duos in electronic music, Shades, blew Republic NOLA into a vortex of strange sounds and ominous vibrations.
— sarah (@salexander04) August 19, 2019
Republic NOLA has quite the selection of approaching shows for almost any electronic craving you might have and several other venues will satisfy an eclectic selection of other sonic experiences.
Droeloe‘s pretty, ethereal textures will be on full display this on Friday, August 23. Support will come from P-TAB and Jetlag Girl. We’re in for a real treat as well. Read about the audiovisual cube experience you’ll get if you make it out.
Don’t worry about dressing up when attending Republic’s Pajama Slam featuring MIZE on Saturday, August 24. Support will come courtesy of Matheny, Shiver Me Timbers, and BHAKTI.
A staple of modern house music, Chris Lake will bring the house vibes to Republic on Friday, August 30. It isn’t often we get such a great house producer in the Crescent City, so we’d make sure to get to this show.
Audien returns to the Big Easy this upcoming weekend and will certainly entrance club-goers at The Metropolitan on Friday, August 23.
Southern Decadence brings August to a close and here are just a few events we are looking forward to.
The Best of the Rest
Fresh Deep South Dance Releases
The South’s own house aficionado Concourse put a groovy spin on tech-house with “Werk It” released on German label Big Mamas House Records.
The Gentle Giant has consistently put out new music this summer, most recently with another trappy tune called “sadd boi.”
Trigem put a new spin on the classic Gucci Mane tune “Wasted.”
From their extras vault, “lights out” is a classic sfam experimental trap beat that they just released for our listening pleasure.
Jetlag Girl dropped “Mind Of A Madman,” an indie-electronic tune that begs a listener to bounce around in a state of glee.
Hailing from North Louisiana, ZIIKA dropped “Distance.” It’s a rather simple tune that feels as though it has a deeper story to tell, and we love it, so you should too.
Contact James@riverbeats.life to be included in our upcoming Deep South Dance roundups.
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