In celebration of his big win of producer of the year 2013 at Wednesday evening’s DJ Awards, Maceo Plex gifted a free download of his unofficial remix of Sound Stream’s much loved “Love Jam” from 2006. The unforgettable steel drum rhythms and disco vibes remain intact, but his whirling bass line kicks the record into tenth gear. Listen to his remix, and then listen to the original again – he gave “Love Jam” the energy it didn’t even know it needed.Posted by
In the wake of a string of enticing remixes, LA’s own Bixel Boys can finally call an EP their own. Their debut EP, Black December, is out today on the Australian record label Sweat It Out and before it even hit the Internet en masse, the title track and its partner “Red October” have gotten some very high profile support (first on Fool’s Gold Radio and also in Fedde Le Grand’s recent Sensation White set in Oakland). Crossing the lines between deeper house sounds, big room energy, and hip-hop slink, the Bixel sound is poised to take its own stake in the muddy dance music waters.Posted by
For the latest in her impressive arsenal of remixes, Maya Jane Coles this time lends her studio hand to a remix for Hypercolour label head Alex Jones’s collaboration with My Favorite Robot “Wholegrain.” The single is part of Jones’s latest EP due out on September 30th and in usual MJC style, the 2:45 preview boasts a deepened and sexed up take on the original. The amalgamation of these four talented brains has given us a remix and originals that should sit nicely in any house music lover’s collection.Posted by
Hot Since 82 is back on his marketing game — sharing now his second brand new original from the forthcoming Little Black Book complication/album hybrid, due out on Jaymo & Andy George’s Moda Black on October 22nd. “Transitions” as it stands is a 3:25 minute clip on YouTube, and although it’s unclear whether or not this is the extent of the record it really only feels like it heats up in the last 30 seconds of what we hear. “Transitions” is lighter on its feet than most of Daley’s distinct sound, but the classic vocal samples and eerie topline are replaced by a menacing bassline. Stay tuned for more previews in the coming weeks.Posted by
Escape from Wonderland, Insomniac’s annual Halloween festival, just released its tickets on sale to the public. Slated for October 26, this year’s festival is once again held in San Bernardino. The lineup is not released yet, but this one-day festival promises massive talent, as last year’s show saw the likes of Armin Van Buuren, Steve Angello, Laidback Luke, and Richie Hawtin grace the stage.
General admission tickets are only starting at $65, with VIP at $125. Get them here now before the mad rush once the lineups are announced.Posted by
Editors’ Selections is an opportunity for your favorite Dancing Astronaut contributors to talk about some of the music they’re listening to that we might not always get an opportunity to post about from week to week. Sometimes it’s out there, sometimes it’s obscure, but you’ll always get a peek into what we’re loving behind closed doors.
Booka Shade have been favorites of dance music fans of many tastes for the span of four full-length albums, and the Berlin-based duo have just announced the details of their fifth — entitled Eve. In their club/concert hall performances they combine live instrumentation and machinery in a way unparalleled by his peers and through their much-celebrated career, they’ve carved out distinct niche for themselves. The album is due out at the beginning of November (on the 1st digitally and on the 5th on Embassy One), but to get fans excited the pair uploaded a full stream of the first single off the LP. “Love Inc” is track two but its remix package will be released on October with contributions from Hot Since 82, Emperor Machine, Richie G, and Booka Shade themselves.
Always a master of dance floor and radio show curation, Radio 1′s self-proclaimed “pied piper of dance” Pete Tong will be hosting his very own “All Gone Pete Tong” arena on Saturday, September 28th of the inaugural TomorrowWorld. More than many other stages, Tong’s lineup includes quality artists from a variety of genres and levels of exposure. When you visit the All Gone Pete Tong stage next Saturday, just remember that each of these artists have been hand-picked and championed by arguably the greatest ear in the last twenty years of dance music.
It may be mid-September, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to let go of summer just yet. Between the hints of a fall chill and summer residencies quickly wrapping up, the dance music world is preparing its shift into the winter months, but Anjunadeep regular Paul Beckwith (or just Beckwith for short) is celebrating that summer feel one last time with a summer closing mix uploaded to his personal Soundcloud this past weekend. He has yet to provide a tracklist, but listen closely and amidst the sunshiny house and deeper vocal cuts you may even find unreleased material.Posted by