Long serving Swedish producer Henrik B makes a long-overdue return to the digital market, this time alongside national peers Niklas Gustavsson and Peter Johansson for Avicii’s LE7ELS imprint with “Echoes.” As premiered on Avicii’s Levels podcast last year, the Swedish trio employs the familiar sample work of The Police’s “Voices Inside My Head” with the utmost effect. An uplifting and radio friendly offering built on extensive melodic stamina and unprecedented production quality, the extended silence of Henrik B is more made amends for in light of this inoffensive tip to the potential for quality peak time dance music and his nations extensive reign upon the craft. Pick up “Echoes” now on Beatport. (more…)
Best of Instagram is a feature from Dancing Astronaut that showcases our favorite pictures from our favorite DJs on Instagram each week. This week, we feature gems from Claude VonStroke, Dirty South, Chuckie, and more.
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.
Insomniac already has had a monumental last couple of days with the announcement of the Live Nation deal, but the latest from the ground in LA is the highly in-demand promoter’s new collaboration with hospitality firm SBE for the reopening of the Create in Hollywood, formerly known as Vanguard. SBE purchased the room back in February (and threw a party where Avicii DJed), but not until now had there been firmer plans relating to the future of the venue.
Create will open on May 11 with a night headlined by Dash Berlin. There isn’t any specific information about what else is to come, but both Insomniac and SBE have indicated a full list of future dates and “genre specific” nights are to come. SBE also owns Greystone Manor and Agency and Insomniac owns Exchange in downtown LA, but this new collaboration with certainly be a strong partnership for both.
via The LA Times
Justin Wilkinson, or Wilki if you’re going by his DJ pseudonym, has crafted a mix for your Monday morning that just may reverse your bleak outlook on life. The two hour mix is chock full of strategically melodic and uplifting picks from both under the radar producers and top of the game talent. Wilki yo-yos between trance, progressive house, and some very familiar offerings, but whether or not you know one song or can ID every track on this mix, it’s one of those sampler platters that all fans of dance music can truly enjoy.
Embarking on I AM HARDWELL, his largest world tour to date, Hardwell took to Amsterdam’s Heineken Music Hall to start the show. Loaded with brand new productions and mashups, Hardwell set the tone for his massive summer to come. Providing the rest of the world with the inaugural experience, the Dutchman streamed his live set for a special episode of his Hardwell On Air radio show. Check out the tracklist below the break and subscribe to series on iTunes.
Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas announces 2013 lineup; ‘musical acts, artists and theatrical performers’
While the stops in New York and Chicago have been solidified for later this month, sights remain set on Electric Daisy Carnival‘s final destination. Insomniac has finally released the lineup for EDC Las Vegas, a roster that includes “musical acts, artists and theatrical performers.” The final billing will feature over 500 names, and today’s announcement has revealed its vast majority. Pasquale Rotella insists that the fans are the true headliners, and explains ”each year our fans’ inspire us to exceed their expectations – there’s truly something in it for everyone.”
Jump below the break for the lineup.
It’s Wednesday again, and that means it’s time to make plans for the weekend. We’ve rounded up some of the top shows happening around the country these next few days for you to check out. Jump past the break to check out what’s going on this weekend and to buy tickets.
The weather is getting warm and the calendar will soon flip may; some call it summer, others call its festival season. As the most cherished outdoor venues begin to announce their first events for the 2013 season, it’s never to late to visit via memory lane. This morning Dancing Astronaut brings you to Governors Island in New York City — and you don’t even need to ride the ferry. Take listen to one of Avicii‘s biggest sets of 2011 from the party paradise, one that lasts over two and a half hours — lovable Tim Berg from start to finish that requires not one, but two SoundCloud links — tracklist below.
While Tim Bergling has been heavily associated with his more melody-friendly productions as Avicii, some of his best work has come under the guise of Tim Berg. “Alcoholic” is one such track, dating all the way to 2009. Despite its antiquated nature, its dark and hedonistic sample still pervades dance music to this day. Working off the notorious sample and sinister melody, Cazzette have transformed “Alcoholic” into a delightful, thumping trap remix — undoubtedly a laudable effort for their first stab at the genre (their remix of “Harlem Shake” being dubstep, not trap).