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DEF Collective is Atlanta's Underground Gem

Aug 25, 2022

Melisa Yuriar

2 min read

DEF is Atlanta’s leading underground music and arts collective. The organization is championing a contemporary movement of music and culture with consistently sold-out monthly parties. DEF events often take place in secluded warehouses and unconventional places like skateparks and tunnels. Filmed cinematically the Boiler Room-esque parties are unruly, engaging, dimly lit, and headlined by tenured and rising talents. The woman-owned and operated collective is uniquely attuned to emerging artists and trends of the underground.

Zachary DeLoach, DEF Media

Artists like Dr. Fresch, Alix Perez, Freak On, Sara Landry, Shades, HELLBOUND, and SOHMI have all joined DEF’s growing roster of performers. Their latest underground events endeavor has finally been unveiled after weeks of speculation online. The ØFFLINE Project is an expansive multi-day music and arts event is taking place in the heart of Atlanta in October.

Alec Coutinho, DEF Media

The two-day event, taking place on October 7-8, will feature some of the most acclaimed acts and emerging talents spanning house, trap, and bass. While information about the multi-day event’s location and complete lineup have not been revealed, what is known is that it will take place at “a warehouse less than ten minutes away from Downtown Atlanta.” The ØFFLINE Project’s partial lineup includes a plethora of some of house music’s most revered headliners: A-Trak, Boys Noize, Baauer, Chris Lorenzo, and J. Worra.

Drum and Bass music duo Chase & Status, who have taken the reigns of Ibiza's only D&B residency Louder, will also perform. Also on the lineup is the undisputed queen of Jersey Club, UNIIQU3; King of the spicy edit Wuki, Prospa, Nitepunk, and X&G. South African bass producer Chee and experimental bass act Jon Casey will perform an exclusive B2B session as ‘IT HZ.’

Zachary DeLoach, DEF Media

Among the headliners announced on August 23, supporting acts include multi-genre maven Mija, industrial pop producer girl_irl, Kyle Kinch, DJ Craze, MIZE, Township Rebellion, and more to be announced in the following weeks.

Tickets for DEF’s ØFFLINE Project are available for purchase now. 2-Day, 2-DAY PLUS, and 2-DAY (4 Pack) wristbands may be purchased here.

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