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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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deadmau5 Announces Los Angeles Pop-Up Experience Sept 26-29 by Brian Rapaport

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LOS ANGELES POP-UP EXPERIENCE
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26,
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 & SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
ON THE WORLD-FAMOUS SUNSET STRIP

EXCLUSIVE MERCH, SIGNINGS WITH ARTISTS AND MUCH MORE
POWERED BY SPECDRUMS & TIDAL, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH PK SOUND, MCLAREN, AND CORONA

NEW REMIX ALBUM

‘here’s the drop!’

DUE OUT OCTOBER 4 ON mau5trap
PRE-SAVE THE ALBUM
HERE

CUBEV3 TOUR UNDERWAY NOW
WITH SHOWS AT THE HOLLYWOOD PALLADIUM
TONIGHT THROUGH SEPTEMBER 29

In celebration of his cubev3 tour five-night run at the Palladium (September 25-29), deadmau5 is presenting L.A. with an absolutely epic pop-up shop. Located on the world-famous Sunset Strip at 1114 Horn Ave (x Sunset Blvd. in West Hollywood), the pop-up will take place tomorrow, Thursday, September 26 through Saturday, September 28 from noon - 8pm each day.

Here fans will have the opportunity to purchase new and exclusive merchandise from deadmau5 and members of the mau5trap family. These include items like tour tees, jerseys, new crystal wash hoodies, and long sleeves, posters and even tarot cards (from i_o).

Each day of the pop-up fans will be able to experience something different from the world of deadmau5: On Thursday, September 26, deadmau5 will be doing a signing in the store from 3pm-5pm; Friday, September 27 i_o will be in the shop from 2pm-5pm for a signing as well as a specdrum/sphero demo; And Saturday, September 28 is mau5trap day where various label artists will be on hand from 2pm-5pm for a signing. There will also be a 1-hour Q&A panel.

The pop-up will feature an interactive art & music installation powered by Specdrums from Sphero. Fans will have the opportunity to play a set of mau5head color-coded drums and create their own song mixes from the mau5trap Soundpacks in the Specdrums Mix app. Specdrums are musical rings that make the world your instrument by turning colors into sounds. Connect to the Specdrums MIX app and tap on anything —clothes, drawings, or the included playing pad — to create and mix any sounds, beats, and loops that all play through mobile devices.

Come by the mau5trap clubhouse overlooking the iconic Sunset Strip for dope beats and a pop-up experience featuring a “BYOMH” mau5head gallery and an interactive music experience powered by Specdrums. Also on-site are brand new art installations, the cubev3-Themed McLaren 720s Spider, booming sound from PK Sound, beverages by Corona, limited edition merch and much, much more.

Prior to opening to the public, tonight, Wednesday, September 25, the deadmau5 team host a private VIP & press preview event at the shop.

deadmau5 can now be found on his cubev3 U.S. tour which comes to the famed Hollywood Palladium for five nights — Wednesday, September 25 through Sunday, September 29. His show features the most complex production he has ever presented. The original cube debuted at Coachella April 2010, catapulting deadmau5 to become one of the most in-demand live acts in the world, with its follow-up Cube 2.1 arriving in 2017 at the launch of his “lots of shows in a row tour.” cubev3 - changing positions from 90 degrees into 45 degrees and rotate 360 degrees—comes to life with mind bending content accompanied by a custom selection of music performed live by deadmau5.

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Photo Credit @leahsems

In other news on October 4, deadmau5 will release here’s the drop!, a collection of remixes of material from where’s the drop?, his 2018 album of re-imagined orchestral arrangements of his previous work, in collaboration with musical director Gregory Reveret. Over the course of its 15 tracks, plenty of revered tastemakers have been tapped for their talents to make this remix album a cerebral journey through sound. Morgan Page—who deadmau5 remixed his 2013 single “The Longest Road”—offers up his version of “imaginary friends,” Matt Lange tackles “superbia,” and many more expertly reimagined offerings round out this ambitious album from mau5trap’s current artists and alumni such as Mr Bill, Sian, Rinzen and Tinlicker. There is also a remix from deadmau5’ collaborator from where’s the drop? Gregory Revert and mau5trap artist Spencer Brown who’s “fn pig” delivers a genre-melding and hypnotic expedition that complements the source material, but also creates surprising new interpretations on moments in the music. Pre-save the album at https://ffm.to/heresthedrop

About deadmau5:

Joel Zimmerman, more commonly known as deadmau5 (pronounced 'dead mouse'), is one of the world's most respected electronic music producers of modern times. Enjoying international chart success with his platinum-certified single "Ghosts 'n' Stuff," as well as "Professional Griefers," "Sofi Needs A Ladder" and "I Remember," he has also released seven critically acclaimed albums: an orchestral album where’s the drop?, W:/2016ALBUM/ and > album title goes here < (both reached #1 on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Chart), 4×4=12 (recently recognized for having sold over 1,000,000 copies in the United States), For Lack Of A Better Name, Random Album Title and while(1<2). The multiple JUNO Award-winning and GRAMMY®-nominated artist's ability to push the boundaries of his talent grows at an equal rate to his fan base, which counts almost 15 million over his combined social media channels. His latest music offerings which includes original productions, remixes and collaborations with featured guests like Rob Swire (“Monophobia”), Lights (“Drama Free”), Shotty Horroh, Scene of Action and more can be found on the mau5ville: level 1, 2 & 3 series. deadmau5 kicked off 2019 with his first ever film score for the Jonas Akerlund-directed spy thriller Polar available worldwide now via Netflix with its soundtrack released on mau5trap. Find deadmau5 now on his North American cubev3 tour.

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About TIDAL
TIDAL is an artist-owned global music and entertainment platform that brings artists and fans closer together through unique original content and exclusive events. Available in 53 countries, the streaming service has more than 59 million songs and 244,000 high quality videos in its catalog along with original video series, podcasts, thousands of expertly curated playlists and artist discovery via TIDAL Rising. With the commitment of its owners to create a more sustainable model for the music industry, TIDAL is available in premium and HiFi tiers—which includes Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) recordings. For more information, please visit www.tidal.com.