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.



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