Seismic Dance Event took place at The Concourse Project on Nov. 10-12. This premiere boutique house and techno festival brought fans together under a rainy Austin sky to celebrate the world of electronic music together.
This festival remains a leading name in the global underground dance movement, building its legacy on gathering world-class international musical talent in an intimate environment.
Lineup highlights of the weekend included deadmau5, Kaskade (Redux), Chris Lake, MK, Boys Noize, Anfisa Letyago, Astra Club (Carlita + DJ Tennis), Loco Dice, Wax Motif, Walker & Royce, Klangkuenstler, Korolova, Eli Brown, KREAM, 999999999, Franky Wah, VNSSA, Patrick Mason, Chris Stussy, Mau P, and more. Check out the full lineup here.
You could find these performers across the two stages, both indoor and outdoor, called Volcano and Tsunami. There were VIP sections indoors to catch some of the shows and hundreds gathered under a tent to keep warm and enjoy feeling the beat of the music in their chest.
Esteemed Chinese-Australian DJ & producer Wax Motif played on Sunday on the Tsunami stage. His long-awaited collaboration with ZHU is also coming out soon, titled ‘Better Recognize’. Wax Motif is regarded as a central orchestrator in developing the house sound across the US. With musical influences like R&B, disco, and U.K. bass, the artist brings a unique style to the studio, making him a highly sought-after producer. His set along with many other talented performers over the weekend were not to be missed.
Seismic is curated and produced by RealMusic Events and located at its home venue The Concourse Project, which is owned and operated by the same collective organization. The Concourse Project is on Burleson road in South East Austin. It’s a fairly new venue, but since its opening in 2021, the space has been providing high quality grounds and equipment for performers from all over right here in Austin.
The crowd at Seismic Dance was one of community, friendship and togetherness as many people bonded over dance and their love for underground music. This event was also great for fashion, as people really gave it their all to dress in their best festival-wear. Butterfly wings, LED capes, and so many more fun and creative outfits were on display this weekend.
The space was perfect for an event like Seismic Dance, as there was tons of space for food trucks such as Freewheelin’ Pizza, Cheesy Street, Island Noodles, Vegan Nom and more! They had lots of drink options too, with special cocktails and Nutrl Vodka seltzers. Seismic is also a sustainably-minded & eco conscious event, and they had lots of vegan and vegetarian options. Seismic Dance Event had amazing music, but it wasn’t just about the performances on stage, as there were also so many vendors selling clothing, art, jewelry and more; hula hoop dancers in the crowd; art installations and photo-ops galore.
Seismic also hosted after parties each night following the festival as The Concourse Project. Friday artists included Chris Lake and Mau P, Saturday artists included Sara Landry and Chippy Nonstop, and Sunday wrapped with Franky Wah and Korolova.
Seismic Dance Event 6.0 was one to remember, and we can’t wait for next year!
Cover Photo Courtesy of Seismic Dance Event // Anthony Djuren @adjfoto68
Gracie Watt is a regular contributor to Texas Lifestyle Magazine and a graduate of St. Edward’s University in Austin, with a degree in Journalism. Watt is also a Lifestyle Producer at NBC-affiliate KXAN’s Studio 512. When she’s not writing, Watt enjoys singing, playing the guitar and doing volunteer work.