Want an easy way to make sure you are up to date on all the latest, best music? Dancing Astronaut takes a look at the top 10 tracks officially released in October and ranks them based on a combination of reader feedback, track quality, editorial preference & critical reception.
Dancing Astronaut wraps up October for you with another edition of our top 10 tracks of the month. October’s list features massive tracks from reader favorites Eric Prydz, Zedd, Tommy Trash and Calvin Harris. Not to be missed are also fantastic efforts from Tom Staar, Hot Natured & Ali Love, and Awson & Ily. Click past the break for our top 10 tracks of October!
Deadmau5 recently played an intimate secret show for 200 fans at the Sonos Studio in Hollywood. If you didn’t happen to be one of the lucky 200 to attend the show, you can still hear Deadmau5′s full performance if you tune into KCRW at 11:15am PT. Fans not based on the West Coast can still hear the full 90 minute mix on demand later today via KCRW’s website. Have a look at the video above and you’ll see why this is not something you want to miss.
Morten Breum continues his run of recent success with his remix of Medina’s “Forever.” Morten gives the poppy original a serious makeover, adding in an acidic bassline and fragmented snare beat. With a major collaboration with Axwell to be released in the near future, expect to be seeing a lot of Morten over the next year. Check out his latest remix below and if you haven’t heard it yet, click after the break for Morten’s special guest mix on Axis!
We’ve been long time fans of Dim Mak’s South Central and we could not be happier to present this exclusive mix to our readers. Subscribers to our Axis radio show will remember how incredible the last minimix we received from South Central was.
In advance of their soon to be released Hollywood EP, South Central have given us the exclusive on another superb thirty minute minimix. Trust us when we say that the amount of energy and intensity crammed into thirty minutes of music is simply breathtaking. South Central’s Hollywood EP will be released via Dim Mak on November 13th. Luckily for you, all four tracks on the EP are featured in the mix below. Click after the break for the full tracklisting.
South Central – Hollywood Mix
Earlier this year Italian duo, Flashmob, delivered one of our favorite summer tracks with their deep house anthem “Need In Me.” With their newest release, Flashmob have shown that “Need In Me” was no fluke and that this duo has serious staying power. With Pete Tong as one of their biggest supporters, we would not be surprised to see this track named this coming week’s Essential New Tune. Check it out below and then head over to Beatport to grab yourself a copy.
Awson & Ily provide a fresh take on the anthemic progressive sound with their brand new single “Signs.” While signposts of the standard big-room sound are certainly present, Awson & Ily change it up with an 80′s sounding vocal sample and differing elements which gives the track a sort of Alesso meets Wolfgang Gartner meets Lenno feel. We’re really enjoying the creativity of this release, but have a listen for yourself below and let us know what you think in the comments.
Awson & Ily – Signs (Original Mix)
Pete Tong recently unveiled this deep house gem from Julio Bashmore as his latest Essential New Tune. While this isn’t for the casual Avicii fan, Bashmore’s “Husk” is a fantastically crafted piece of music which really demonstrates his considerable production skill. Hit play and enjoy eight minutes of deep house, perfect for a laid-back Sunday afternoon. ”Husk” will be the third release on Bashmore’s brand new Broadwalk Records when it drops on December 3rd.
Swedish producer/DJ Style of Eye has provided the ideal soundtrack to your Halloween celebrations with his 30 minute Haunted House mix. Appropriately ominous and dark, the mix features tracks from Clockwork, GTA, Crookers and of course Style of Eye himself. Also not to be missed on the mix is A-Trak and Tommy Trash’s much anticipated upcoming collaboration “Tuna Melt.” Full tracklist after the break.
With our brand new Weekend Rewind series, Dancing Astronaut’s editors share some of our favorite tracks from the past.
Few tracks sum up the electro house explosion of the late 2000′s better than the Boys Noize remix of Justice’s “Phantom Pt.II”. In an era when the likes of Justice, MSTRKRFT, the Bloody Beetroots and Danger reigned supreme with their gritty electro, Boys Noize took it to the next level with this simply superb remix. All the elements of the remix work together perfectly to craft what can only be described as an absolute monster of a track. Check it out below, and if you like the sound of it make sure you read our review of Boys Noize’s recently released album.
Justice – Phantom Pt. II (Boys Noize Remix)
Ahead of the long awaited debut of Sensation America, we’ve decided to break down the lineups for Friday and Saturday. If you’re lucky enough to be going this weekend, you will be spoiled for choice with the likes of Dennis Ferrer, Fedde Le Grand, Joris Voorn, and Nic Fanciulli. Make sure you’re prepared for this weekend by clicking after the break and checking out our special Sensation artist spotlight.