Paul Oakenfold has been helping the electronic music scene unfold for over thirty years. Over this time, he has scored movie soundtracks, compiled countless mixes, released an endless array of chart topping originals and ranked first in the DJ Mag Top 100 in 1998 and 1999. A legend in his own right, Oakenfold’s name has become nearly synonymous with dance music, an industry in which he continues to lead as a mentor and tastemaker for some of the scene’s rising talents. Now, the London-based producer lends his three decades of expertise to Episode 042 of Axis. The hour-long mix is comprised solely of Oakenfold’s originals, remixes, and even a few tracks from his supergroup side project, Planet Perfecto – which is comprised of Oakenfold, Ian Masterson and Jake Williams. Have a listen below, this is what a dance music icon sounds like.
For today’s GMM we’re rewinding to Major Lazer‘s inception, when the production output was made up of Diplo and Switch. At the time, the pair had just released Guns Don’t Kill People, Lazers Do and structured the mix with one hour from Diplo followed by another from Switch. Mixing in classic reggae sounds and future classic Major Lazer productions, the two producers gave listeners insight into the origins of the rasta-inspired beats Diplo has now championed for the last 3 years. With everything from slow, airy productions to harder hitting tropically-infused outputs, Diplo and Switch treated listeners to the emerging sounds of electronic reggae making for another effortless genre cross-over for the Mad Decent label.
Cr2 Records Live & Direct Radio Show 100th episode delivers a 2-hour long, 29-track history lesson celebrating the label’s lengthy history. The perfect warm-up to your 2013 Miami trip, MYNC provides a snapshot of the big tracks of years goneby – moving through the past with classic Cr2 hits from Fedde Le Grand, Chuckie, David Guetta and Eric Prydz. The mix overflows with nostalgia before moving onto tracks from Miami 2012, Summer 2012 and more. Closing out with the “Future Bound” section of the mix sees MYNC featuring budding artists like Kryder and Duher alongside some new releases from Robbie Rivera and Jewelz and Scott Sparks, as well as the man behind the decks, MYNC himself, on the track “Searching.”
Tracklist after the break.
The Stafford Brothers and Dancing Astronaut present Something Big Episode #007 featuring Thomas Gold
Now in its 7th episode, the Stafford Brothers’ Something Big radioshow has featured guest mixes from some of the biggest producers in dance music today. Episode 7, proudly presented by Dancing Astronaut, takes you behind the scenes and into the studio with our Essential Mix of the Year winner, Thomas Gold. Thomas gives us insight into his collaborations and his approach to production, all while spinning the tracks that have defined his career thus far. From Dirty South and Deniz Koyu’s “Halo” to Benny Benassi and Pink is Punk’s latest “Ghost,” Thomas and the Australian duo mix a collection of tracks that have defined the dance music conversation in the past few months. Listen below and click past the break for the full tracklist.
When we think of deep house, one name instantly comes to mind — Hot Since 82. The Leeds based producer has been churning out incredible productions in the past couple of months, including his remix of Yousef’s “Beg,” and recently released Hot Jams Volume 2 EP . His distinctive sound has brought a refreshing take to the EDM scene, and we’re excited to have him host the 40th episode of Axis. Click past the break for an exclusive interview and tracklisting.
Pierce Fulton has been cooking up his beat salad on Get Weird for ten months now and to celebrate, he has bestowed an hour-long mix full of personal edits, both new and old, for his adoring fans. We’ve had our eye on Pierce for quite some time now, but there is no doubt his knack for remixing and ear for diverse electronic genres will carry him far. Check out Episode 10 below and click past the break for the full tracklisting.
We’re back with a special Monday installment of Dancing Astronaut’s Axis! For our 39th episode we’ve got Chicago born (NYC livin’) Tommie Sunshine providing the soundtrack. The often outspoken DJ has been cutting up decks since 93’ and has worked alongside the Disco Fries as Fries & Shine, Bart B More & RipTidE as Horsepower, Australia’s Go Freek, Downlow’d, & NYC’s own – Live City.
This mix is made up entirely of unreleased work, a first for Axis, and features exclusive tracks from Afrojack, DubVision, The M Machine, Alvaro and many more that you won’t hear anywhere else. Listen to Tommie’s exceptional mix below and click after the break for the exclusive filled track-listing.
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Axis returns this week for its 38th installment with Dancing Astronaut resident EEKO behind the decks. Dropping thirty tracks in a blistering, mash-up heavy hour long mix, EEKO keeps you on your toes — and moving your feet — through a veritable who’s who of big room progressive anthems. Featuring 4 IDs and 8 of EEKO’s patented mash ups, Episode 38 provides the perfect soundtrack to your Friday night pre-game.
For those of us in the Northeast, Episode 38 is a blizzard of beats – pun intended.
Full tracklist after the break.
In celebration of the 100th broadcast of Hardwell On Air, the Revealed Recordings head honcho is airing the 2nd hour of his show live for his fans. Tune in now at http://live.djhardwell.com/ to catch Robbert spinning his unique blend of punchy progressive house and signature mash-ups.Posted by
To close out 2012, Dancing Astronaut Radio is back with a new episode filled with exclusive tracks. Norman Doray takes over this week, making his Axis debut on our 32nd episode. For more information and a complete tracklist, jump past the break.