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DIPLO Announced For Set w MK -- ALL MY FRIENDS Music Fest Los Angeles w JUSTICE, Black Coffee, Idris Elba Oct 19 and 20 by Brian Rapaport

ALL MY FRIENDS MUSIC FESTIVAL
SKYLIGHT ROW DTLA OCTOBER 19
& 20

ANNOUNCES DIPLO TO JOIN MK
FOR SPECIAL B2B DEEP HOUSE SET
ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20

FEATURING THE SOUNDS OF DIPO’S HIGHER GROUND AND MK’S AREA10 LABELS

TICKETS ON SALE NOW AT WWW.AMFDTLA.COM

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DJ, producer and Area10 label boss MK (Marc Kinchen) was recently announced as an addition to the Sunday, October 20 bill of the ALL MY FRIENDS Music Festival for a b2b set with a special surprise guest. Today (Sept 26), event organizers have announced that good friend DIPLO will join him for a one-of-a-kind music experience.

Diplo recently launched his deep house-inspired Higher Ground EP and corresponding new house imprint, Higher Ground as a platform to showcase both established and up-and-coming talent in house music, and a new home for Diplo’s own house tracks and collaborations. Aiming to transcend a singular sound or subgenre, Higher Ground represents everything from tech-house to deep/melodic house, lo-fi to Afro-infused house, and everything in between.

“House is where it all came from. Everything we know and love as dance music today started with the masters in Chicago & Detroit almost forty years ago,” Diplo says. “The genre has always been incredibly important to me, and Higher Ground is our homage to the legends and opportunity to champion new sounds and artists from around the world pushing the genre forward.”

Diplo’s pairing with the Detroit house music hit-maker MK makes a perfect fit for the festival. This b2b dynamic will bring the fresh sounds of Diplo’s Higher Ground and Mk’s reborn Area10 labels together and will not be found anywhere else in the U.S. Beyond being like-minded artists musically, the two are actually really good pals. They have a sort of chemistry that is bound to bring a special energy to the ALL MY FRIENDS Music Festival.

MK’s latest track “There For You” with Gorgon City comes in the midst of a hugely busy summer for the producer who has been touring the Area10 brand to some of the world’s most sought-after party locations including Parklife, Creamfields, Ireland’s Life Festival, Scotland’s EH-1. Responsible for creating some of the defining sounds and biggest tracks of early house music, MK has recently released the summer hit “Body 2 Body” which has racked up more than 5 million combined streams to date. Last year MK’s gold-selling single “Back & Forth” peaked at #12 in the official UK Top 40 Singles Chart and remains a mainstay on streaming playlists everywhere. This was preceded by 2017’s “17,” Kinchen’s most successful career release, amassing just under 300 million Spotify streams to date.

ALL MY FRIENDS Music Festival happens October 19 & 20 at Skylight ROW DTLA also features headliners JUSTICE (DJ Set), Black Coffee, Idris Elba, DESTRUCTO and many more. For ticket info and the full line-up, log on to www.amfdtla.com.

About DIPLO:
Diplo, born Thomas Wesley Pentz, is one of the most dynamic forces in music today under his own name, as well as a member of the now-legendary Major Lazer, LSD with Sia and Labrinth—which has tallied more than a billion streams and just released its debut album, and Silk City with Mark Ronson—whose “Electricity” with Dua Lipa topped charts worldwide and won a Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording. As the world’s most in-demand producer, Diplo has worked with artists as disparate as Beyoncé, Bad Bunny, and Turnstile. The past year has seen the release of three EP’s, the continent-inspired EP Europa and California, inspired by his sometimes-home base of Los Angeles, and the deep house-inspired Higher Ground that was followed by a brand-new show production at Diplo’s Coachella headline set. He continues to tour the world over.

Follow Higher Ground:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/thehigherground
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thehigherground/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thehigherground
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/thehigherground
YouTube: http://youtube.com/thehigherground
Bandcamp: https://thehigherground.bandcamp.com/

About MK:
Producer, remixer, DJ and Area10 label boss, Detroit native MK (Marc Kinchen) came to prominence early on in his career with songs like “Always” and “Burning” and records like 4 You and Just A Dream penned under his alter ego 4th Measure Men became some of the most influential house songs of the early ‘90s and still remain so today. Along with his iconic total rework of a song called “Push The Feeling On,” It is said the MK’s sound helped define the sound of 90’s house. With a nod to the past, and a look into the early 2000’s MK moved West to sharpen his R&B skills with powerhouses like Will Smith, Quincy Jones, and Diane Warren. By 2007 or so, MK was yearning to return to house music; Fast forward to the 2013 release of MK’s rework of Storm Queen’s “Look Right Through” an MK remix that scored a UK number #1 on the official singles chart. MK followed the success just one year later with his remix of “My Head Is A Jungle” by Wankelmut & Emma Louise - the Ibiza anthem of 2014. “My Head Is A Jungle” was followed by Bakermat's rework of gospel great Shirley Ceasar’s “Teach Me,” and then remixes for Rudimental’s “Powerless” w Becky Hill; Disclosure’s “White Noise", Hot Natured’s “Reverse Skydiving,” and Lana Del Rey’s “Blue Jeans,” “Summertime Sadness,” and West Coast,” as well as remixes for HAIM, Rihanna, Diplo, Tove Lo, Halsey, Mark Ronson, Elderbrook, Mary J Blige, Sam Smith, Sigrid, Ellie Goulding, London Grammar, and many more.

Shortly after the success of “Powerless”, MK and Becky Hill decided to collaborate again. They released the platinum “Piece of Me.” Mk’s next release “17,” came out in 2017 has gone platinum as well and to date has streamed over 300 million times on Spotify, the most recent before “Body 2 Body” is the gold-certified “Back & Forth,” that continues to be a favorite at festivals and shows such as SW4, We Are FSTVL, Parklife, Amnesia, Pacha, Ushuaia, EDC, WHP, Tomorrowland, and Creamfields - where MK curated his own Area10 stages.

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ALL MY FRIENDS Music Festival Announces JUSTICE, Black Coffee, Idris Elba and more Oct 19 and 20 Skylight ROW DTLA by Brian Rapaport

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AMFAMFAMF Presents
ALL MY FRIENDS MUSIC FESTIVAL
ANNOUNCES LINE-UP FOR LOS ANGELES’ PREMIER DOWNTOWN 21+ MUSIC EVENT
WITH
JUSTICE (DJ SET), BLACK COFFEE, IDRIS ELBA, DESTRUCTO, DJ HARVEY AND MORE

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19 AND SUNDAY OCTOBER 20
AT SKYLIGHT ROW DTLA

TICKETS ON SALE NOW HERE AT:
WWW.AMFDTLA.COM

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ALL MY FRIENDS—downtown Los Angeles premier 21+ music event happening at Skylight ROW DTLA October 19 & 20—has announced it’s lineup. Curated by founder Gary Richards aka producer DJ DESTRUCTO, the two-day event will feature a variety of some of the most respected and engaging house music artists from around the world. Tickets are available now at: www.amfdtla.com

Two stages reflecting last years ALL MY FRIENDS popular ‘Friendzone’ (with a secret speakeasy-style third stage) will serve as a platform for the international house scene that rarely can be found together in Los Angeles. These include: Headliners Justice (France)—2019 GRAMMY-winners for ‘Best Dance/Electronic Album’ with Woman Worldwide—and Black Coffee (South Africa)—an internationally heralded artist known for tribal sophistication, spiritual splendor and scintillating performance straight from his high-profile Ibiza residency—along with DJ Harvey (U.K), Blond:ish (Canada) and  Gene Farris (U.S.); Britain’s Idris Elba joins for his first appearance since his blazing Coachella set this past April; Australia’s Kaz James who is impressing Ibiza dance floors with his song  of the summer smash “Through Your Love”; And a crop of emerging artist like Brazil’s Bruno Furlan, Spain’s Sita Abellan and Russia’s Volac, just to name a few.

Each artist has an All MY FRIENDS connection. Justice and Busy P have played DESTRUCTO’s events since 2007, Sita Abellan and Phlegmatic Dogs first toured the U.S. supporting DESTRUCTO and Volac and Dillon Nathaniel have remixed DESTRUCTO tracks.

The lineup for ALL MY FRIENDS is:

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19: Justice (DJ set), Idris Elba, Destructo, Volac, Shift K3Y, Phlegmatic Dogs, Matroda, Sita Abellan, Wongo + more TBA

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20: Black Coffee, Special Guest TBA, DJ Harvey, Blond:ish, Kaz James, Gene Farris, Bruno Furlan, Da Capo, Dillon Nathaniel, Biscits + more TBA

Limited pre-sale for single day tickets begins Thursday, August 15 at 11:00 AM PST. Sign up for access: http://lineup.amfdtla.com Two-day passes are on sale now here: http://bit.ly/AMFDTLA

Situated on the edge of Downtown Los Angeles’ Arts District at Skylight ROW DTLA, a creative space and walk able urban environment offering a curated collective of restaurants and retail shops, the festival will be immersed in the industrial backdrop of one of Los Angeles’ historic Produce Market and former home of American Apparel (whose slogan ‘Made In Downtown LA’ still is prominently displayed on one of ROW DTLA’s main buildings).

The ALL MY FRIENDS’ inaugural festival in summer 2018 drew over 20,000 music fans and featured three stages headlined by RL GRIME, Gucci Mane, Jhene Aiko, M.I.A., Jamie XX and Armand Van Helden plus many more. View its recap video now at: https://youtu.be/oCXzmEv4xDU

Other major AMFAMFAMF events coming up include the ALL MY FRIENDS curated stage all three days of New York City’s Electric Zoo Festival August 31, September 1 & 2 and the second annual Friendship music cruise (www.thefriendship.com) which sets sail aboard Royal Caribbean Cruise’s Navigator of the Seas January 6-10, 2020.

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About LiveStyle, Inc.

One of the world’s largest music event producers, LiveStyle with corporate headquarters based in Los Angeles, California boasts a wide variety of leading live music properties. LiveStyle produces and promotes single and multi day music festivals across North America, Europe, South America, Australia, and Asia.

About Skylight ROW DTLA

ROW DTLA is located on the edge of the expanding Arts District in Downtown Los Angeles. First known as the LA Terminal Market, ROW DTLA was built from 1917 to 1923 along the Southern Pacific Railroad. The thirty-acre district and its historic, industrial series of buildings have evolved into a walk able urban environment comprised of a unique and highly curated collective of restaurants, retail shops, creative office work spaces, galleries, event venues, and an abundance of amenities amid nearly two million square feet of space. ROW DTLA partners with Skylight, a creative agency and strategic venue development firm, to activate a host of indoor, outdoor, and unique rooftop spaces through strategic partnerships that craft visionary cultural moments and events to bring the destination to life. Established in 2008, Skylight has pioneered a creative approach to adaptive reuse, leveraging short-term, immersive experiences to unlock the potential in significant, high-profile real estate environments. The scope and scale of ROW DTLA’s partnership with Skylight caters to a forward-thinking creative community, while preserving the inherent character of this historic, evolving area. For more information on ROW DTLA please visit: https://rowdtla.com/ . For more information on Skylight please visit:

https://skylightstudios.com/row-dtla#row-dtla-overview.

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