The Disco Fries are back, this time with a genre bending track that we can’t even come close to categorizing. “Murika” starts off with a light synth infused house beat before an organ melody takes over and the track drops into a modulated vocoder sound. The track includes almost every type of genre in the game, a collection of everything that is inspiring The Disco Fries at the moment. Our description does this track no justice, you’re gonna have to listen to this one yourselves.
Australian producer, Hook N Sling, has been on a production tear as of late and is hitting fans with fresh tracks almost weekly – he released “Felise” for free just last week. His latest offering, “Don’t You Know” combines disco influenced vocals on top of a contrasting gritty electro bassline. Hook achieves a delicate balance between the two different styles, creating a satisfying listen for fans of either genre. For more Hook N Sling, go back in time and revisit our 15th episode of Axis.
Mad Decent tore through 5 cities last year, and although Brooklyn ended early due to a massive storm, the label is returning for its third year of mayhem. Those of us lucky enough to reside in Calgary, Las Vegas, Toronto, Philly, Baltimore, Ft. Lauderdale, Atlanta, Brooklyn, Dallas, Detroit, New Braunfels, Los Angeles, and San Diego will get to party with Mad Decent and their rag tag band of misfits and party starters. No lineup has been announced yet, but judging from previous years the cast of this year’s tour will have more than a few surprises. Sadly, all good things must to come to an end and the Block Party is no longer free. This year early bird tickets are $20 and will be increasing in price as time goes on.
After the Tomorrowland aftermovie ranked up over 60 million views across the globe, it’s finally time for Americans to experience the fantasy land for themselves. Tickets to TomorrowWorld 2013 go on sale today at 11AM EST for Global Journey tickets; which can include a branded TomorrowWorld flight and various camping or hotel packages. If you were just looking for regular tickets (starting at $347), they go on sale on April 27th at 11AM EST for all US revelers and May 4th at 11AM EST for the rest of the world. As the lineup slowly unveils, Alesso, A-Trak, Axwell, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Porter Robinson, Sebastian Ingrosso, the ‘All Your Bass are Belong to Us Stage,’ for hardstyle fans, a Q-Dance stage has also been confirmed. September can’t come soon enough.
Up-and-coming duos, Ansol and Paris & Simo join forces for their latest barnburner, “Brainfire.” After successful outings from both camps it was only a matter of time before the four met in the studio, working together to create a chirpy big room banger worthy of the Ministry of Sound stamp of approval. Opening with some hefty reverb, “Brainfire” does the exact opposite of brainfreeze, igniting your senses with a massive synth lead and grizzly drop. Listen to the preview below, the full version will be available on May 17th.
After hitting #5 on Beatport with “Ah Yeah,” Australian producer Will Sparks continues on his quest for a breakout year with his latest Dutch-inspired electro outing. “The Viking” starts off with a melodic piano roll, but dives feet first into a cavalcade of bouncy synthwork. Similar to his previous productions, Sparks brings the kick to the forefront of the mix, surrounding it with electro chirps and throaty groan samples. Destined to conquer dance floors like any dancing viking would, Sparks’s latest is a double dose of peak time adrenaline and marks another sound outing from Australia’s latest export.
Coachella is now live from Indio, California. Although we can’t all be there for the festival’s first weekend, we can still relish in some high definition live sets from many of the festival’s top acts, courtesy of Coachella’s YouTube stream. Make sure to join the chat with us below, we love to hear your thoughts. Jump past the break for the other channels, live chat, and Day 3 schedule.
Brooklyn native dBerrie is back and has begun breathing energizing life into old tracks. “Angel on My Shoulder,” featuring rhythmic piano melodies to complement the soft female vocals, was originally released by Kaskade in early 2010. dBerrie, however, takes this track to the next level — adding a dance-inducing breakdown while still retaining the original’s melody. While Kaskade has also mashed it himself, it is always nice to see other artists bringing back old tracks.
Denmark legend Morten Breum has been a long time favorite here at Dancing Astronaut. After mixing the 19th episode of Axis and releasing a track for Space Food Vol. 1, Breum is back with two more mashups to keep fans satisfied. “Look Up Universe” combines the soulful lyrics of Carli’s “Look Up” with the slow rolling drum breakdown from David Tort’s remix of Feenixpawl’s “Universe.” “Yes vs Bucky Done Gun” is more of a straightforward mash-up but the two tracks from Deorro and M.I.A really work well together, creating a fun bouncy tune – as Breum calls it, a “hill billy” mash-up. You can listen and download the tracks for free below.
Carli, David Tort, Feenixpawl feat. Quilla – “Look Up Universe” (Morten Breum RocketMash)
Deorro, M.I.A – “Yes vs Bucky Done Gun” (Morten Breum Hill Billy Mash Up)
Festival season is in full swing and with it comes Electric Zoo‘s announcement of the headliners for the 2013 festival. Now celebrating its 5th year, the festival has upgraded to 5 stages, including a Main Stage East and a Main Stage West, a dynamic that is new for its 5th anniversary. With some of the biggest presences in dance music already on the lineup including Avicii, Armin van Buuren, Tiesto, David Guetta, Hardwell and more, it’s no wonder that the festival needed to make the unorthodox move to two main stages – the talent already on board is too large to contain.
Scheduled to be held Labor Day Weekend, August 30, 31st and September 1st, Electric Zoo 2013 has been changed to a strictly 18 and over event. Anyone who has purchased tickets and are under age will receive a full refund – apply here.