After dropping the radio edit of “Gold” this summer, 15-year-old Erik Arboresis back with the extended club mix.While not straying too far from the original’s melody, the club mix is definitely darker, complete with a heavy helping of grinding electro.The track has already seen support from big names like Steve Aoki, Shermanology and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike – we can safely say this teen will be around for a while. The track is now available on Beatport from Oxygen and if you’re looking for more of Erik Arbores check out our stargazer on the young Dutchman.
After much anticipation, the ultimate Spring Break lineup is here. Prime Social Group is returning in 2013 with Electro Beach Puerto Vallarta, and they plan on making this year even bigger than last. The phase one lineup includes Tiësto, Sander Van Doorn, Nicky Romero, Zedd, Tommy Trash, Pierce Fulton, 3Lau, Krewella, Manufactured Superstars, Danny Avila, The Knocks. More will be announced as well soon, and we hear that major talent will be added to the billing.
Tickets go on sale November 27th, and Dancing Astronaut will be bringing you coverage.
Life in Color’s resident DJ, David Solano, is offering us one of his exclusive mashups from the tour. Combining Axwell’s cut of Michael Calfan’s “Resurrection” with Eva Simon’s “I Don’t Like You” and the drop from Zedd’s “Fall into the Sky,” Solano make a party friendly remix. We can just picture hundreds of screaming fans going hard in the paint for this track. If you’re looking for a great track to pregame to, you can download this mashup below.
Although Afrojack just announced that he would be remixing Psy’s “Gangnam Style,” it seems that work on the remix has already begun. In a video from last night’s show at the Chicago Theatre, the infamous lyrics are present but the over played beat is not. Afrojack has replaced the melody with his signature Dutch bleeps and grinding basslines to create the lasting rework he was going for. We’re not sure if this will be the final version but it is a nice teaser to hold us over until the final remix is released.
Once again, Arty is back with another weekly episode of Together We Are, and this time he’s going old school. After finding a case of old CDs, Arty decided to make an episode full of classics from when he first started DJing and he plans on continuing this trend every couple of months if his fans like it. Included in the mix are classics like Prydz’s “In & Out,” a remix of Benassi’s “Come Fly Away,” and more, creating a very peaceful mix. We love when artists use their radio shows to experiment and with a mix like this, Arty has us at the edge of our seats.
Dyro has been producing remixes at a breakneck speed, and follows up his remix of “Close Enemies” after only a week. This time he takes on his own track, “Top of the World,” and gives it a heavy facelift.
‘I hate the fact that people see me as a producer of a certain genre. I want people to know what I’m capable of. And this remix was my way of showing that. Yes, it’s a dubstep track, and no, it’s not a new style. At first I made it as an edit to close my sets with, but I decided I wanted to share it with the world as it worked so well on the floor!’
If you want to catch Dyro live, he will be spinning at Pacha NYC with Hardwell on November 23rd, you can grab tickets here.
Fuse TV has just posted a video with the legendary Afrojack, announcing he will be the only person to remix Psy’s world renowned “Gangnam Style.” The Dutchman hasn’t started on it just yet because although it can take him as little as an hour to make a track, he plans on putting his all his energy into this.
“Gangnam Style” [is] so, so massive, I’m going to figure something cool out” Afrojack said, “I just want everyone who knows ‘Gangnam Style’ to hear the remix and be like ‘oh wow I never expected that.’ Check the video after the break, and keep checking Dancing Astronaut because this remix is going to be big.
After updating the CDJ-2000′s to nexus earlier this fall, Pioneer is finishing off the line by introducing the DJM-2000nexus. It looks very similar to its predecessor and most of the features included are the same. New features include Sync Master which allows you to set the master BPM for up to four CDJs from the mixer and four performance modes which allows tracks to be remixed in real time. These modes change the touchscreen to either beat slice, sidechan remix, frequency mix or midi. The new DJM also includes support for the Rekordbox app for iOS which lets DJs prepare playlists, cues, and view waveforms on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, and then wirelessly transfer content to the device. If you want a live demo check out MONSTA showing us some new features after the break. (more…)
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!