It’s been months since Eric Prydz has decided to grace the world with a new episode of Epic Radio, and this time he’s celebrating the return of Mouseville Recordings and the rise of Cirez D in recent weeks. Prydz rips through Cirez material new and old, celebrating his techno-focused alias first established in 2002. The majority of the mix is original material, but he also throws in his own remix of Dirty South’s “Champions” and a Deadmau5 remix of his own “Teaser” from back in 2011.
“I felt like I had found what I was searching for without even knowing I was searching for it,” Huvaere says of discovering Detroit’s underground techno scene in the early 90s. “There was something about the transparency, the randomness, the frequency range, the math, the lack of language, the futuristic feeling, and the kind of no end in sight. You kind of knew right away, there’s no end in sight. This could just grow and grow and grow. I was just sucked in like a tractor beam. It just changed my life.”
Brazilian producer Andre Sobota earned the honor of becoming one of Dancing Astronaut’s Artists to Watch in 2013. After earning support and a handful of releases on the Pryda Friends imprint, Sobota’s latest EP Lost Chances sees a release on Monster Deep instead of under Prydz’s wing but maintains the same quality and style he showcased in previous outings. “Lost” is intricately layered with a ghostly atmosphere and haunting vocal melodies ensnared in tightly wound percussion. “Chances” is much snappier, using a barrage of spaced-out pads and mechanical groans to establish its groove.
Andre Sobota – Lost (Original Mix)
Andre Sobota – Chances (Original Mix)
Whether stirred by the Daft Punk hysteria or his own spontaneity, Deadmau5 has created a hype machine of his own in the past two weeks, unleashing a total of four track previews. While “Suite 03″ was a nod to his Random Album Title days, the remaining newly previewed productions have showcased an unbarred creative drive to differentiate his sound. In a rather unlikely scenario, Zimmerman’s latest preview “Killthemau5″ features clamorous OWSLA talent Kill the Noise. While the track begins innocently enough with sweeping, orchestral chords, the mood shifts a bit suddenly with a sporadic, variegated dubstep drop.
Deadmau5 said of the track: “‘I’ve bastardized it a bit. But I’ll pass it back to Jake and see what’s up.” Hence, “Killthemau5″ is still a work in progress, and judging by Zimmerman’s words, the half time drop has yet to be properly manipulated by the diabolical hands of Kill the Noise. Regardless, “Killthemau5″ is undeniably one of the more intriguing collaborations we’ve seen from the mau5.
Following up an incredible EDC NY performance Thomas Gold unleashes the 48th episode of his Fanfare radioshow, serving up cuts from some of big room’s most promising upstarts. The Bingo Player’s latest “Buzzcut” makes an appearance (sans Melanie Iglesias) alongside Dyro’s “Leprechauns & Unicorns” and Inpetto’s remix of “Open Your Heart” by up-and-comer Jimmy Carris. Stand out tracks include Kim Fai’s remix of Madonna’s “Poppa Don’t Preach” and Firebeatz “Wonderful” who have been taking their big room electro sound to new heights in 2013. Piecing together 18 tracks in an hour flat, Thomas delivers the jolt of adrenaline you need to make it through your Wednesday morning.
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 2012, Claptone’s Wrong EP charted in Beatport’s overall top 10, igniting an instant buzz about his production abilities and making him out to be a stand-out act to follow. On yesterday’s release for Riva Starr’s Snatch! Records, he was called upon to provide the remix treatment for the label head’s “Kill Me.” The track’s delicate indie vocals from Rssll are left unaltered, but given a proper deep basslined groove to make it a sure pleasure on any given dance floor. Claptone is in the midst of finishing up a US tour, wrapping things up this week at Couture in LA, Shine in Vancouver, and Monarch in San Francisco.
This Memorial Day Weekend will be EDC Chicago’s inaugural debut and the first Electric Daisy Carnival to feature a full camping experience. For those of you heading to the landmark event, EDC Chicago has released the set times for this weekend.
Now celebrating its 10th year, the Rehab pool party at the Hard Rock Hotel was the first of its kind on the Vegas strip. In celebration of its 10-year anniversary and Insomniac’s EDC-week the iconic pool party brand has teamed up with HARD to bring a heavy electro aesthetic to its history of poolside debauchery. On Sunday, June 23rd from 10am – 6pm, HARD’s pool party will feature Boys Noize, Fatboy Slim, Claude VonStroke, Jacques Lu Cont, Alex Metric, Destructo and Oliver. In typical HARD fashion the lineup establishes a much less commercial appeal than many of its competitors – opting instead to feature some of the most talented and cutting edge artists in electronica.
Back in March, Seven Lions spoke to Dancing Astronaut about some upcoming collaborations, one of which has now been revealed as “Fevers” alongside fellow melodic dubstep champion Minnesota and vocalist Mimi Page. To no surprise, the newly released collaboration is just as entrancing and otherworldly as the trifecta of talent behind it would imply. Page’s voice feels right at home slowly careening over the enveloping, trancelike pads, while Seven Lions and Minnesota culminate the track with a titanic, emotional dubstep drop. In the realm of sonorous, amicable dubstep, Seven Lions has proved virtually untouchable.