SiriusXM’s BPM and Electric Area are home to some serious dance talent – artists from Above & Beyond to Afrojack to Aoki have mix shows on the satellite networks – and Fedde le Grand is the newest artist on the roster. Electric Area will host his monthly “Dark Light” show starting Friday, December 2nd at 9PM EST. Future sets will broadcast Fridays at 9PM and again on Mondays at 10PM. Not a SiriusXM subscriber? Sign up for a weeklong free trial here to get a listen of “Dark Light.”
Fans of Rusko will know he has been hard at work on an upcoming album scheduled for release sometime next year. To promote his two NYE shows with Switch and Sinden (at the Congress Theater in Chicago), Rusko has put up a teaser of some of the new material that will be on his album. The track, title as of right now unknown, has a much more house-y feel to it than his previous productions. The dubstep vibes are still there, but definitely in quite a subtle way. In any case, the track sounds great and we’re excited about what else he’s got lined up for the new album.
Sander van Doorn keeps his incredible 2011 going with another great tune. His album Eleve11, on which he teamed up with the likes of Adrian Lux and Laidback Luke, received rave reviews when it was released a few months ago. This time he collaborates with Kele, of Bloc Party fame, and the result is as equally scintillating as some of his other collaborations. Lucy Taylor provides beautiful vocals that float over rolling progressive synths. We think this track has immense remix potential and look forward to the release of the single & remixes. Out December 26th on Doorn Records.
The music video for Adrian Lux‘s most recent single “Alive” is out today. “Alive” is taken from his upcoming album (early January release date) and features the vocals of the UK band, The Good Natured. The music video stars Adrian Lux and Sara McIntosh in a futuristic setting. The minimal action in the music video matches up quite well with the vibe of the song which can easily put you into a zoned out trance. We look forward to hearing more from this young talent when his album comes out next year. “Alive” is out now on Beatport along with remixes from Albin Meyers, Basto, Mysto & Pizzi and Blende.
This Thanksgiving, we expressed our gratitude for the boys of Dada Life and their commitment to massive bass and balls-to-the-wall fun. Their just-posted preview of “Kick Out The Epic Motherfucker” may make us love them even more. The small, 15-second clip at the end of the video reveals yet another massive track from these Swedish madmen, whose sausage fattened sound has been responsible for some of the hardest hitting tracks of the last year.
Is Dancing Astronaut blocked by the IT guy at work? Then you need to KICK OUT THE EPIC MOTHERFUCKER!
Tommy Trash can’t keep his foot off the pedal. This guy keeps pumping out remixes and original productions faster than Tyrese could drive a car in Fast And The Furious LXXXII: Australian Acceleration (I made this up, but seriously how many movies are they going to make?). The icy vocals from Pnau set the stage for Tommy to unleash what we like to refer to as the ‘corkscrew sound.’ Many people get fed up with unoriginal sounds – good news for these folks is that Tommy keeps creating new stuff. Do you believe that Tommy is the hottest producer out there currently? Of course you believe it, because your mother didn’t raise a fool when she raised you.
Dancing Astronaut got to sit down with Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano before their set at Ruby Skye. These are two of the most humble artists we have ever met bar none. Interestingly enough, while they may be funny and down to earth in person behind the scenes, they are larger than life when they take the stage. Their energy and crowd involvement is unparalleled. In this installment of Behind The Booth we discuss their plans for 2012, what happened to “Markuzza,” Ryan’s hair ‘thingy’ and everything in between.
Editors Note:Dancing Astronaut was proven wrong when we believed that the sound system created the loudest noises within the club – Sunnery’s whistle takes the 1st place award for “Most Deafening Yet Entertaining Sound.”
Sidney Samson and Lil Jon are regulars at Surrender Nightclub in Las Vegas where they wreak havoc till the wee hours of the morning. Infact, Sidney professed his love for the nightclub by naming one of his recent releases (“Surrender“) after it. That being said he uses Lil Jon in the same fashion that “Turbulence” does – high frequency, low variety, but tons of energy. The original mix gives off a very tribal sound and it is considerably slower than most of Sidney’s previous productions.
Sidney Samson & Lil Jon – Mutate (Original Mix)
BONUS: Sidney Samson & Lil Jon – Mutate (RockTheHouze Remix)
The fast paced bleeps that you were missing are now available for your listening pleasure. If you are in need of an adrenaline boost or just need to rage – type ‘Sidney Samson’ into your iTunes search box and click play.
The creator of “Good” and “Heartache” brings us “Tear Us Apart” which features a deep sound circa 2009 . This reminds us of a Hardwell creation because of it meshes a few trance elements with a choppy progressive bassline. Mark’s tracks have been released quite a few times on Spinnin Records (this imprint just released “Kameha“), which is arguably the biggest label for house music to date. A guy this talented has to come up from the bullpen at some time and we believe 2012 is perfect for Simmons to unleash his talents in a big way.
EDX has just posted a teaser of “Give It Up For Love,” the first single off his forthcoming artist album. From what we’re hearing here…. well, we know we need to hear more to really decide how we feel about it. The track starts with a soft guitar riff and soothing vocals from John Williams, making it sound more pop-lite than EDM. The build-up and drop do sound promising, however, with the specter of the progressive sound we’ve come to love from EDX. The track is due to be released January 9th on PinkStar Records; we have a feeling a harder-edged remix could take this track to the next level, so here’s hoping for some reworks. Check out the preview below and let us know what you think!