If we’ve learned anything about Jon Gooch over the past week, it’s that his real life persona is just as mischievous and cunning as his famed alter ego, Feed Me. While Jon provided no shortage of jest in our own interview with him, he went on to display his practiced wit by reviewing five tracks from the Beatport Top 100. Now, participating in a feature with Clash Music, we see another side of Jon altogether: a whimsical craftiness marked by brazen (typically alcohol-induced) spontaneity.
In the candid feature, Feed Me shares no less than six idiosyncratic anecdotes from his tour life over the past few years. Highlights include spraying Datsik with chemical powder, drunkenly cavorting with Joe Ray of Nero, and making a Hotel ceiling sandwich with Flux Pavilion. Check out the full story at ClashMusic.com.
Via: Clash Music
For the latest edition of Axis Radio, we hand over the reigns to Sick Individuals for an hour long onslaught of electro and progressive house. Squeezing in a total of 22 tracks into their Axis debut, the rising duo move through countless of their own remixes, originals, and bootlegs in a torrential fashion. With no shortage of compelling mashups and edits, the mix will constantly take you by surprise. Quite appropriately, the mix wraps up with Sick Individuals’ recent Beatport-topping Axwell collaboration “I AM.”
Tracklist after the break.
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!
In somewhat hysterical fashion, Feed Me has donned his music critic hat and shared his thoughts on five random tracks from the Beatport Top 100. Analyzing tracks from Robbie Rivera, Don Diablo, Nervo and more from a songwriting and sound design standpoint, Feed Me offers a brutally honest, yet technically flawless review.
It has that slightly pretentious level of restraint that makes a good deep-house tune somewhat timeless, leaving me with a sudden desire to iron a shirt and hit the town.
With his vast catalogue and stunning debut album in mind, it’s safe to say that Feed Me is an authority on these matters. In the end, however, it’s his charming wit that makes his criticism most enjoyable.
Check out the full Beatport feature here, and make sure to read our recent interview with Feed Me for some more biting humor.
Years of trial and error have culminated in Detroit musician Griz developing an unparalleled mastery over his unique niche in the dance music scene. Drawing together dexterous musicianship with a taste for rattling bass and a keen ear for sampling, Griz has taken the concept of electro soul to the next level. While last year he brought us his groundbreaking debut LP, Mad Liberation, this year he follows up with Rebel Era, an album just as innovative and compelling as his original debut. In generous fashion, Griz has released the entire album for free.
Click past the break to stream tracks from the album and hear our thoughts on the release.
Feed Me’s new album Calamari Tuesday has hit the shelves. If you missed yesterday’s release, check out our official review of Jon Gooch’s debut album. To commemorate Feed Me’s artistic milestone, we’ve got an exclusive Dancing Astronaut interview with Jon in regards to his new album. From jestingly waxing poetic to singling out his favorite songs, Feed Me elucidates Calamari Tuesday from an artistic standpoint.
It’s remarkable to think that Feed Me has yet to release a formal LP up to this point. Having been producing music under the guise of Spor for nearly ten years, Jon Gooch’s catalogue of singles is numerous to say the least. When Feed Me first rose to prominence in 2010, it was after the debut of Feed Me’s Big Adventure, the closest thing to a full-length album in his discography. Three years later, Feed Me presents Calamari Tuesday, 15 tracks of cinematic electro, dubstep, progressive house and more.
Click past the break to read our official review.
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.
This week’s edition of SMM features plenty of delectable jazz-oriented productions. Electro swing kings Bakermatt and Parov Stelar lead off the selections, while new tracks by Star Slinger and Free n Losh keep up with the jazz theme. Finally, we couldn’t resist squeezing in some new Amtrac.
1. Bakermat is well-known for his jazzy house productions. “Intro” is a track exclusively reserved for his the beginning of his live sets. With its uplifting sample and killer sax solos, it’s easy to see why.
Click past the break for the rest of this week’s SMM.
As the dance music world gears up for the official release of Feed Me’s debut album Calamari Tuesday, Jon Gooch continues to build the hype by sharing “Lonely Mountain.” Beginning with some melancholic chords, the track proceeds a like metal-infused rock opera, eventually culminating in a powerful halftime section with a “Cliffs of Dover”-esque guitar solo. Gooch said of the track to Rolling Stone, “To me, it’s the track that defines what I’ve been trying to do in one go the most accurately.” “Lonely Mountain” and the rest of Calamari Tuesday will be released on Monday. Pre-order the album here.
Before there was Dog Blood, Jack U, and Leaving EP, Skrillex was a name almost purely associated with jaw-dropping dubstep. That’s not to say it was all he produced, simply, Skrillex had inspired a mass convergence of fans around the colloquially (and satirically) termed genre of “brostep.” Out of this reign came many heavy singles — one of the more famous ones being his collaborative stint with Alvin Risk, “Imma Try It Out.” Nearly a year after its official release, the OWSLA-nauts have unveiled an interesting “Neon Mix” to the single. Perhaps even more compelling than the boisterous VIP is the video that accompanies it, featuring cameos by Dillon Francis, Diplo, 12th Planet, The Prodigy, Flava Flava, Jack Black, and many more.
The “Neon Mix” will be released on iTunes at an undisclosed date with two more accompanying B-sides.
[Update] Skrillex has uploaded the “Try Harder” mix, one of eight total revisions. The version features a modified intro and heavily syncopated second drop. Click past the break to hear it.