Before Pete Tong dropped Axwell’s anticipated new premiere and Daft Punk’s long awaited interview on BBC Radio 1′s dance music marathon last night, Annie Mac shared the new dub mix collaboration between talented Brits Alex Metric and Jacques Lu Cont “Safe With You.” Featuring the vocals of Malin from Niki & The Dove, the track boasts pure energy with a big room flare in a perfectly mastered 80s dance feel. Jacques Lu Cont spoke of the inspiration of the release with Annie:
“What I really love is working on music where the objective isn’t about how commercially successful it has to be. Within dance music it’s totally liberating and you do what makes you feel good. The other thing that’s good with DJing is no matter what you’ve made, you know within five seconds of putting that record on in the club whether it’s any good or not, and you don’t get that anywhere else. It’s so immediate and magical like that. I’m enjoying every second of it.”
Release date on Ministry of Sound is still to be determined.
Embodying its namesake, Mysto & Pizzi’s latest “Galax” is an intergalactic journey that twists and contorts into a black hole of burgeoning big room synthwork. The subtle space-age introduction builds with high-pitched stabs before the duo cross the event horizon into a dark and debilitating drop. Melodic undertones contrast the greyscale breakdown establishing a sound foundation for Mysto & Pizzi’s latest smash hit.
One half of the driving force of the wildly popular “The Code,” Ummet Ozcan is back with another heat-packing tune. The trance producer teamed up with DJ Ghost for “Airport,” a track that wastes no time in taking the club to to 30,000 ft. With trilling builds and bossy electro wobbles, the track starts hard and ends harder, taking off into the progressive unknown. Adding to an already stacked summer release schedule, “Airport” will be available June 10th through Spinnin’ Records.
Editors’ Selections is an opportunity for your favorite Dancing Astronaut contributors to talk about some of the music they’re listening to that we might not always get an opportunity to post about from week to week. Sometimes it’s out there, sometimes it’s obscure, but you’ll always get a peek into what we’re loving behind closed doors.
Krewella‘s “Alive” has escalated to become one of the biggest dance tracks of 2013; from the original mix that has been featured on national television to Cash Cash and Kalkutta’s remix that has dominated the early days of festival season. As the temperature is soon to be cranked up and summer events to be full swing, the Krew’s renowned single is slated to reach new heights. Teased by Hardwell at Coachella and the inaugural I Am Hardwell show, his own remix of “Alive” has been debuted by Pete Tong for this week’s Essential Selection, a likely indicator of an imminent release. Hardwell builds an uplifting presence around the vocal but swaps the melody for a profound drum-driven beat after the hook, giving the track yet another outlet amongst the dance scene.
Officially kicking off his born-again solo career this month, Axwell is finally making way for a production that has been in the works since 2009. Premiered by Pete Tong on last night’s Essential Selection, the remode of “Center of the Universe” remains constructed by the paralleled piano and vocals of the original while offering an all new groove with the percussion. Modernizing his longtime secret weapon, Axwell produces his forthcoming single with stylings similar to his recent remix of Discopolis’ “Falling,” finding a vintage dance vibe through a balance of easygoing and hypnotic rhythm. Due for an Axtone release, the remode of “Center of the Universe” has yet to receive an official release date.
The year is 1999. Some of French house music’s most legendary names seem to be all hitting their stride right around the same time, and this remix you’re about to listen to is the perfect example. On its own, “La Mouche” is a quirky little number, but DJ Falcon‘s remix made this one a bonafide all-time classic.
You heard us talk about Kaskade’s “It’s Me, It’s You” Redux, but now you can experience it yourself. Yesterday, Kaskade uploaded a 100 minute segment of his three hour set from May 3rd in San Diego, one of the nine stops on his tour. It’s nice to put a tracklist in front of your face while listening — most of these tracks are custom edits and mashups designed with a deep sound and a small crowd.
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!
As TomorrowWorld headliner announcements have continued to trickle out in spurts, an email sent to registered ticket holders has officially rounded up the phase 1 lineup. With a trap stage and bass stage already revealed, the phase 1 lineup ensures trance and progressive and electro house fans will have their day as well. From Afrojack to Steve Aoki, Tiësto to Two Fresh, the first wave of headliners make Georgia’s Chattahoochee Hills look like a desirable place to be come September 27th. Some tickets are still available from the TomorrowWorld website, so click here to buy and below the break for the full lineup.