While it's often referred to as the "live music capital of the world," Austin may not ordinarily be your first thought when it comes to discovering the latest and greatest in techno and house music.
Seismic Dance Event is rapidly changing Austin's reputation when it comes to dance music, helping to define the culturally rich Central Texas city as a hub for discovering the electronic sounds of tomorrow.
As Seismic Dance Event gears up for a return this November, during what is arguably the biggest boom cycle in techno and house in recent memory, there's plenty to be excited for in this year's milestone edition.
Tickets to Seismic Dance Event are on sale now. Seismic showcases what's next in techno and house music
A new wave of techno and house music fever has swept the dance music scene in 2022, and Seismic has assembled a formidable offering of the genre's top talent to meet the moment.
From the underground sounds of
Maceo Plex to HI-LO and Gorgon City's uplifting melodic sensibilities, Seismic has the flywheel of techno and house sub-genres fully covered.
Likewise, Seismic offers performances from legendary artists such as
Fatboy Slim along with a taste of what's new and breaking today. Seismic is showcasing who is shaking up the club scene, like inductee EDM.com Class of 2022 ACRAZE.
There's certainly pent-up demand for one name in particular on this year's lineup:
Charlotte de Witte, who had to pull out of last year's Seismic 3.3 edition due to a last minute visa issue. Now in 2022, with the techno maven's profile bigger than ever, her set is likely to be among the festival's most hotly anticipated. Seismic shakes things up with elevated production
Seismic has been known to consistently raise the bar when it comes to bringing their loyal community a high caliber production to remember, and this year is no different.
The festival's Volcano, Tsunami, and Frequency stages are set to return this year with leveled-up features. In 2021, organizers moved the Volcano stage into the main room of The Concourse Project, creating a spacious warehouse-like atmosphere erupting with frenzied laser beams. There's no telling what's in store for this year's edition, but nonetheless the team is certainly not above shaking things up for the better.
Seismic Dance Event's founders, Kelly Gray and Andrew Parsons, tell
EDM.com that even following a decade of experience in throwing dance music shows, their desire to raise their own benchmark remains ever-present.
"It's felt like a natural trajectory of our thirst and passion for the music scene and the community here as we're always focused on building and building, never becoming complacent, and always pushing ourselves to do more," the two told us in a joint statement.
Seismic afterparties keep the dancefloor rocking at all hours
After the dust settles on the festival's closing sets, the party continues daily at the Seismic afterparties, deep into the early morning hours.