MAD DECENT & MADE EVENT PRESENTS
WALKER & ROYCE, PAUL WOOLFORD, HUXLEY, GOLF CLAP,
SIDEPIECE, DATELESS, LP GIOBBI, ANDEN, FUNDIDO AND LUKEWARM
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 AT THE BROOKLYN MIRAGE
NEW YORK CITY
TICKETS ON SALE NOW HERE
Higher Ground is taking over The Brooklyn Mirage on Sunday, September 22. Curated by Mad Decent, the night of house music will feature Diplo, Walker & Royce, Paul Woolford, Huxley, Golf Clap, SIDEPIECE, Dateless, LP Giobbi, Anden, Fundido and Lukewarm. Tickets available HERE.
Named after Diplo’s recent deep house-inspired Higher Ground EP and corresponding new house imprint, Higher Ground is 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.”
The first Higher Ground label release is a double-single by Brooklyn-based house duo and September 22 performers Walker & Royce titled “Rave Grave,” out tomorrow (Sept. 4) and available for pre-order here. Look for other upcoming offerings from label-boss Diplo and mysterious new duo SIDEPIECE.
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 EPs, 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.
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