Quickly establishing himself as the king of indie-dance, Goldroom flaunts his sunshine style once again by taking on “Jewels & Sapphires” of Australia’s Owl Eyes’ upcoming album Nightswim. Playing in a tropical nu-disco vibe to the delicate vocal, Josh Legg shows off his impeccable mastering skills while riding out a new wave of sound. If disco is actually back to stay, Goldroom has already proved himself as a leader with his consentient quality, depth and long-lived groove.Posted by
As premiered on Pete Tong’s Essential Selection this past Friday, Laidback Luke debuted his take on Martin Solveig’s bouncy progressive hit “Hey Now” featuring the Cataracs and emerging US rapper Kyle. He segments the poppy vocals and vivacious bass into distinct thresholds allowing for the song to have that immense Laidback effect. Listening to this track through a laptop feels wrong as this gritty electro anthem requires a tremendous sound system to do it any justice.Posted by
We heard “Embrace Me” Part I back in 2012 when three Swedes, John Dahlback, Lucas Nord and indie-band Urban Cone merged their musical talent together to create a melodic masterpiece, which Dirty South would later make famous with his transcendent remix. Lucas Nord has treated us to a revamped version of the original adding in an upbeat, electro powered tempo to the haunting vocal. With an infectious hook and dance-savvy rhythm, “Embrace Me part II” will surely become a favorite tune of the summer.
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Riding on a high after reaching 30,000 Facebook likes and releasing collaboration “NaNaNa” with fellow Dutchman Moti, Alvaro feverishly thanks his fans by giving away free download “Most Wanted.” Already raking in support from the all-mighty Tiësto during his Ultra set, the track boasts ground-shaking bass reminiscent previous productions “World in Our Hands“ and “Rock Music.” Stay tuned for his much anticipated release “Welcome to the Jungle,” while in the mean time Google image search “Alvaro Most Wanted” for some truly terrifying mug shots.Posted by
With immeasurable amounts of hype finally drawing to a peak this week after Random Access Memories became available to stream on iTunes, Daft Punk continue to leak secrets and stories including Part 2 of their Pete Tong interview during Coachella. In endearing French accents, the pair give a background look into the inspiration of praised single “Giorgio By Moroder,” their rooted love for classic disco and rock music, how they ultimately picked their collaborators and why they’ve chosen an anonymous lifestyle. Read what Dancing Astronaut editors thought of the album here and don’t forget to join in on the discussion.Posted by
Pete Tong rounds up this week in dance music with Essential New Tune ‘Centre of the Universe,’ ‘Atmosphere’ premiere, Daft Punk interview
Presenting us with the hottest in new music from around the globe, Pete Tong showered us in delicacies last night during his weekly BBC Radio 1 dance music marathon. Kicking the show off with the world premiere of Kaskade’s autonomously sung and produced new single “Atmosphere,” moving on into Sander van Doorn’s electrifying “Neon,” and the bouncy, big room Hardwell remix of Krewella’s “Alive,” followed by other progressive anthems.
Pete’s coveted “Essential New Tune” went to none other than ex-SHM member Axwell for the remode his new single “Centre of The Universe,” replacing Francesco Rossi’s enigmatic tune “Paper Aeroplane” from last week. Daft Punk continued the discussion with Tong in Part 2 of their Coachella interview while immersing in new tracks off RAM “Giorgio By Moroder,” “Loose Yourself to Dance” and “Instant Crush.”
London-based techno producer Scuba ran through his picks for week’s “Goodie Goodies” including Locked Groove’s “Do It Anyway” and favorite tune of the year Dusky’s “Vanishing Point,” while house legend Kerri Chandler was knighted into Tong’s “Hall of Fame” while explaining the compelling story behind “Bar A Thym.” Tong pins Blond:ish as his future star, ending of with a hot mix from Israeli tech-house sensation Guy Gerber.
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If one were to capture the feeling of club hopping through Stockholm’s renowned Stureplan district during the sunny spring months, it would sound exactly like CLMD’s peppy new single “Stockholm Syndrome.” Carl Louis and Martin Danielle hail from Norway but resonate with their Swedish neighbors by adding an airy progressive melody with the band Kish featuring the unique vocals of Fröder. The single was released on their UpNorth Records imprint in collaboration with Sony Music following up recent release “Black Eyes & Blue” notably found as the opening track for the Ultra Music Festival 2012 After Movie. Pete Tong has already praised the new single in what will be the first of many supporters across the board.
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Newcomer Michael Brun has turned into somewhat of a Dirty South protégé after being signed to the Aussie’s Phazing Records imprint and collaborating with him on tracks like “Rift” and “Rise.” The Haitian born Brun is at it once again with a “Your Heart” remix coming off Dirty South’s debut album Speed of Life. Lead by Joe Gil’s vocals, Michael adds delicate synth play mirrored by an uplifting kick proving his breakout status once again.
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It’s obvious at this point that dance music has reached commercial prosperity, but what would be considered the ultimate peak? A cameo on Glee. “Clarity, ” by Zedd featuring Foxes has been a ubiquitous festival and remix favorite of the season, reached #1 on the Billboard dance charts and even received some late night exposure on David Letterman. It must have caught the attention of Glee’s producers for they chose the cast to perform it on the pivotal season finale. The show choir version boasts a feverish Broadway-like intensity with a heavier bassline and lower vocal sung by American Idol runner up Jessica Sanchez. The exposure has undoubtedly opened up the world of dance music up to an entirely new audience who will only be craving more. In fact, Zedd’s original version broke the Top 25 American mainstream iTunes chart over the weekend. Click here to watch Zedd play piano while Jessica sings an acoustic version.Posted by
Sunday Morning Medicine is a feature from Dancing Astronaut dedicated to the mellower side of electronic music. We bring you our favorite therapeutic selections — old and new — in an attempt to alleviate the agonizing effects of a long weekend of partying.
We start your Sunday healing with stunning selections from Monitor 66, Drop Lamond, Bondax, Tempogeist and Du Tonc which are guaranteed to help you get into a relaxed groove.
If you’re looking for our slower selections from this week, make sure to check out Francesco Rossi’s “Paper Aeroplane,” Oliver & Thee Mike B remix of Blondie’s “Heart of Glass,” preview of Jamie Jone’s new EP, Flight Facilities “I Didn’t Believe,” and the “Reverse Skydiving” remixes from Hot Natured.