MYNC, owner and CEO of Cr2 Records, is our lucky number 56 guest mixer for Axis. In 2012, his track “Stadium” was hotter than hot, and moving forward in 2013 he’s already revamped the track into the vocal version “Searching” and sponsored one of the big Miami anthems from this year in “Miami Back Again.” When he has a moment to breathe, he directs the weekly Cr2 Live & Direct Radio Show and next year will celebrate 10 years with his label. Please welcome MYNC to Axis and enjoy the mix!
Best of the Rest is a daily feature from Dancing Astronaut that recaps the most important posts of the day as well as the stuff we didn’t get to. With the rapidity that dance music news and releases come out it’s difficult for us to hit everything — we hope BOTR serves as a catch-all. Make sure to check it out at the end of each day to ensure you don’t miss anything!
Memorial Day Weekend is upon us. For all of us here on US soil, MDW is the official kick off to summer, the moment when it is officially acceptable to wear white pants, and for many a celebration of months and months without snow, sleet, or ice. From coast to coast, Dancing Astronaut has your partying needs covered. Click through to see what is going on in the party capitals of New York City and Las Vegas next weekend.
British producer Ant Brooks has teamed up with Hungarian hotshot Paul Strive on a groove-driven tech house tune that sounds well suited for the impending summer. Recently released on Cristian Varela‘s Pornographic Recordings imprint, “Destrukt” features a light layer of percussion over an undeniably danceable mid-bass progression, with sprinkled vocal samples and subtle effect splashes thrown in the mix for good measure. If this track conjures up images of Balearic beaches and summer sunlight for you, then you’re in good company.
While the majority of Butch Clancy’s original production has hence aired in the form of his full-length trap LP, A Beautiful Mind, Clancy has returned to what he knows best: powerfully churning, heavily melodic dubstep. “Far Away From Me” is his newest original, and it’s unquestionably one of his most versatile productions to date. Alternating between daunting broken beat drops and deft four-on-the-floor patterns, “Far Away From Me” is an infatuating addition to Clancy’s diverse catalogue of bass music. Bolstered by the delicate voice of Amy K , “Far Away From Me” makes for a worthy first release on Dim Mak.
Meet Modern Machines, the New York based electro-duo consisting of Dimitry Mak and Kapla. The pair have been fine-tuning their production chops and are know welcoming fans to the machine with volume one of their latest mix series. The first installment of “Welcome To The Machine” showcases the duo’s own “The Vandal,” their bootleg of Showtek’s “Slow Down,” and an array of tracks that reflect their sound. Enter the machine and take this mix into your weekend with the free download.
Youngster Julian Jordan made his mark alongside Sander van Doorn with the bouncy festival-favorite “Kangaroo” nearly one year ago, while most kids his age still remained in junior high school. He next went on to link up with fellow neophyte Martin Garrix for the release of “BFAM,” but has since withdrew from consistent Beatport outings. The 17-year-old wonder-kid returns on the brink of summer with an evolved, fine-tuned edge to his electro insignia, ousting “Ramcar” for those high-octane DJ sets and crowds alike.
It seems there is a new ambassador of Dada Land. The mysterious and even anonymous Andybody is the first signee to Dada Life‘s So Much Dada imprint, and he’s set for his first release this May. Following suit with stamping electro stylings, Anybody takes a melodic route for his inaugural effort, “The First Bass Is The Deepest.” Offering his “First Bass,” the Dada Land ambassador is bound to make his mark on the electro landscape, and Dada Life will come to aid with their own edit of the single to be released on May 27th.
Dutch maestro and Axis mixer Jordy Dazz is back with a ferocious debut offering for Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike’s Smash The House imprint. As the official anthem to Holland’s 7th Sunday Festival, “Jumpfold” packs the all the peak time hallmarks we have come to expect from an artist well adept at catering to the globe’s bigger festival crowds. Jordy’s grinding yet well-groomed hallmarks are all in place, adding yet another reason to believe that the ex-record store clerk has consistently mastered the high-end of modern dance music to date. Grab “Jumpfold” on May 20 on Smash The House. (more…)
“When You Loved Me” is one of the many superb productions off Anjunabeats Volume 10, and now Anjunabeats fans have a chance to see the track reimagined into life, with the help of this beautiful music video directed by Myles Desenberg at Co-Op Productions. The visuals portray the raw emotion of the production, with a dark, romanticized tone that escalates into violence.
Empire of the Sun’s “Alive” is already shaping up to be one of summer’s biggest and brightest hits, but what happens, you may be asking when Mat Zo takes the reigns? Good things. This sounds like the Mat Zo of 2011 — using big room tricks in a savvy manner, sweeping builds, clean effects, and complete joy to the listener’s ear. Enjoy a listen below. The remix package will be out on May 28th. Empire of the Sun’s album will be released on June 18th, you can preorder on iTunes now.