The rapidly rising producer known as Seven Lions has been establishing himself with a deep and distinct sound ever since joining Skrillex’s OWSLA imprint. Undeniable talent aside, his career catalyst was his epic win of Beatport’s 2011 remix contest for his Above & Beyond rework, “You Got To Go.”
One year later, Seven Lions is giving upcoming artists the same life-changing opportunity that he was blessed with, launching a remix contest for the lead track off his recent EP, “Days To Come.” The winner of the contest will receive a grand prize package from Beatport and will have his or her remix release by OWSLA. Submit your remixes before the contest ends on November 26th, and don’t forget to watch the video for “Days To Come” below the break.
The Cirque du Soleil experience has always been about pushing boundaries and redefining entertainment — the world-renowned brand has been inspiring awe in audiences for over a decade. It seems only natural that the highly-esteemed production troupe would finally make its foray into the nightlife scene at none other than Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.
Already being touted as more than just a traditional nightclub, LIGHT will be unlike anything you have ever experienced. Incorporating elements from their live performances, Cirque du Soleil plans to make everyone in the club part of the show. Headlining DJs and performers, coupled with exclusively built performance elements designed by Moment Factory, will all serve to create a unique fusion between nightlife, dance music and performance art. Backed by industry magnates, Andrew Sasson, Amy Thomson and Daniel Lamarre, LIGHT is poised to become a premiere destination amongst Vegas’s already stellar nightlife.
When asked about his vision for the nightclub, Guy Laliberté, Founder of Cirque du Soleil had this to say;
“The nightclub will serve as a laboratory, very much like our special events and projects have done in the past, for different and new artistic possibilities.”
R3hab is returning to the release circuit with another original production following the Shermanology-assisted “Live 4 The City.” His next solo offering, “A Night In,” is the official anthem of EDC Orlando 2012, where the Dutch maniac occupied Afrojack’s Jacked stage last weekend. Leading the way with a graceful melody and building anticipation with amplifying synths, the track climaxes with a buzzing electro drop. By the looks of his recent work, Fadil is resting his weapon of choice — the chainsaw — and expanding his comfort zone away from his usual onslaught of remixes. “A Night In” is set to be released on Novmeber 23rd with the Spinnin Records stamp.
Here comes Tom Swoon. The man formerly known as Pixel Cheese is looking to establish his presence with his birth name. His last original production under the aforementioned moniker was ”Elva,” and now the Polish producer is starting fresh. The Pixel Cheese sound is not gone, however, it has matured, and our first glimpse comes on “Who We Are.” Swoon’s big release features the melodies we’ve come to expect, but its the builds, crashes, and of course, progression that boast a newfound edge. If the track’s vocal sounds familiar, that’s the singing of Miss Palmer — or better yet, Miss “No Beef.” Meet the resurrected Tom Swoon and listen to “Who We Are,” available on Beatport via Ultra Records.
Put down your cup of coffee, you won’t need it now that you’ll be listening to Wolfgang Gartner’s Essential Mix. The non-stop two-hour set is full of some of electro’s finest, including tracks like “Illmerica” and “Undertaker” that put Wolfgang himself on the map and defined the era of electronic music. A little over two years old, this mix sounds anything but trite. Instead, it offers sounds that make you say, “Hey! I need more of that in my ears!”
Just in case you are unfamiliar with Wolfgang Gartner, his latest release was September’s Love & War EP. He also runs a label called Kindergarten Recordings, which houses artists like Popeska and Charlie Darker.
Listening to this hard collection of tracks, it’s almost impossible to believe that Gartner (whose real name is Joey Youngman) had a well-established deep house career before becoming the man we know today. In any case, he knows how to party and will hopefully help keep your eyes open this morning. (more…)
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!
South London songstress Jessie Ware is back again with another set of revamped remixes. This time she is out with a short compilation featuring reworks of her “No To Love” by the likes of Todd Edwards, George FitzGerald, and Ewan Pearson. The original track which appeared on her debut album Devotion is a quiet echoing tune with a vocal sample from Dave Okumu.
Each of the reworks add texture and precision making for fluid outputs better than the original. The first two cuts from UK-natives George FitzGerald and Ewan Pearson respectively, keep the vibes of the original. FitzGerald who typically produces tracks under his own imprint ManMakeMusic revives “No to Love” with relaxed chimes and teetering hihats. Pearson who has been producing records since the late ’90s adds fluttering house synths, making the first two plays melodic house reworks. While Todd Edwards, the only American on the roster, picks up the tempo and adds piano chords to form a slightly more dance-worthy production. Ware gave the No To Love Remixes EP away as a free stream via her Soundcloud, click below the break to listen.
Feenixpawl, the Aussies who brought you “In My Mind” last year are at it again with a rip-roaring, turbo-powered single entitled “Universe” featuring the vocals of Canadian vocalist Quilla. The track is scheduled for full release on November 23rd, but today we’re bringing you a little preview courtesy of the folks over at Neon Records. If you’re a Pete Tong fan, you may recognize the David Tort remix that was played on last week’s Essential Selection, also to be included in the release package.
Moombahton, the genre which took over the airwaves of 2012, celebrates its 3rd birthday today. A fusion of dutch-house and reggaeton, moombahton was invented—if not accidentally discovered—by American producer Dave Nada. Turning down Afrojack’s remix of Silvio Ecomo & DJ Chuckie’s “Moombah” from 128BPMs to 108BPMs during a house party in Washington DC, Nada conceived a unique sound that had an instant reaction.
Australian teenage producer Walden is back with his newest single “Ciaco” (out today on Beatport) after massive success from hits like “Brightness” and more recently “Warmonger” on Big Beat Records. Not exactly sure what’s going on in this music video (is it an ode to Avatar? Tron? A weird spacey cartoon acid trip? Back to the Future Part 4?), but it gives us an opportunity to listen to the full track uninterrupted. Sign up now if you’re in the mood for an all-or-nothing synthed-out dance party in your headphones.