Recently premiered on Pete Tong’s BBC Radio 1 radio show,Danny Avila‘s “Breaking Your Fall” has officially cemented this young producer as the one to watch in 2013. Outshining many of his contemporaries, both behind the decks and in the studio, Danny continues to build his dance music clout with a sonically diverse talent for the craft. At just 17 years old, he is the youngest producer to provide a cover CD for DJMag and spent his summer spinning to the highly refined dance crowds in Ibiza.
On “Breaking Your Fall,” Danny compliments evocative vocal cuts with powerful big room synth stabs to create an undeniably infectious offering. Melding a variety of styles together by peppering the progressive chordplay with squealing stutters and and a touch of electro grit, Danny successfully asserts himself as another young phenom in EDM’s freshman class.
“Breaking Your Fall” goes on sale November 13th via Big Beat/Atlantic Records
Following the release of his “Hands High” remix, Afrojack has returned with a highly anticipated original mix of his own. Since making its debut — and unintentionally gaining its title — on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show, the latest example of ‘Afrojack Music’ has gained steam with its standalone sound. The thorough chord progression and spurts of melodic interlude embody Afrojack’s style — which is constantly changing but always recognizable. Without further adieu, the mastered “Annie’s Theme” is available on Beatport via Wall Recordings.
Just two days ago Above & Beyond announced that their Trance Around the World radio show would be ending with its 450th episode in Bangalore, India. While this was a shock to the trance community, A&B wasted no time before revealing their new radio show, Group Therapy. This might sound familiar as it is frequently used for concerts featuring A&B and other Anjunabeat artists. The show will start on November 16th and their official statement is past the break. (more…)
Back in September at Electric Zoo, the Nervo twins tipped us off about a major release alongside Norman Doray, and an even bigger remix from Hard Rock Sofa. “Something to Believe In” came as a refreshing production featuring a soulful vocal from Cookie rather than Nervo themselves. Hard Rock Sofa take the anthemic topline for a ride, serving up a fair does of electro grunge, stamping their trademark on the collaboration. The Russian duo provides “Something to Believe In” with the edge you may have been yearning for, so grab their rendition on Beatport today.
This Monday’s Good Morning Mix is brought to you by thick-framed Belgian producer Aeroplane. At the beginning of 2012, Aeroplane released a bit of a commemorative collection including favorite tracks from each of his twelve monthly “In Flight Entertainment” mixes from 2011. The result? A disco dance dream. If you’re already a fan of nu-disco and indie dance many of these tracks may sound quite familiar, but is there really ever such a thing as too much of a good thing?
Having been featured in a number of recent podcasts including R3hab’s I Need R3hab and Deniz Koyu’s Bongbastic, Swanky Tunes & Hard Rock Sofa’s much anticipated remix of Calvin Harris’ ‘Let’s Go’ has finally been released. Unofficial rips have had fans a buzz, scouring forums and Youtube comments for a release date since itspremiere at this year’s Tomorrowland festival.
The Russian conglomerate, who’s collaborative efforts have given us hits like ‘The Edge‘ and ‘Here We Go‘, have used their signature formula to turn the otherwise “too commercial for house” tune into an unquestionable dance floor winner. Combining their heavy drums and snarling bass lines with electro riffs reminiscent of Daft Punk, one can’t help but assume the popular ‘Quasar Coming Home Aerodynamic‘ bootleg was used as sort of a template for the remix. Whatever the inspiration, the result is a track destined to rock out festivals and clubs for the foreseeable future.
Trance fans suffered a hard loss this week following Above & Beyond’s announcement that the next episode of TATW would be their last. Hopefully, Ferry Corsten’s remix of “When You Were Around” will relieve some of that sadness. Ferry’s deft production skills breathe new life into the Dash Berlin original. Emotionally evocative with airy chord progressions, Corsten gives the track a sound facelift allowing Kate Walsh’s silky smooth vocals to breathe amongst energetic kicks and enchanting synth pops.
Best of Instagram is a feature from Dancing Astronaut that showcases our favorite pictures from our favorite DJs on Instragram each week. This week, we’ve got gems from Deadmau5, Steve Angello, Sebastian Ingrosso and more.
Do you want to have your photos included in our Best of Instagram feature? All you have to do to be eligible is use the hashtag “#astrogram” in your photo entry on Instagram. Keep your photos DA or dance music-related, and we’ll choose one user-submitted photo to include each week. Click past the break to see this week’s #astrogram contest winner.
Dubstep renegade Rusko, recently gave the proverbial middle finger to the establishment and has decided to release all of his future productions independently — for free. It marks a bold move for the outspoken producer from Leeds whose brash antics on stage and beef with deadmau5 have earned him some well deserved attention. In a statement to Factmag.comRusko explains the decision;
“The natural thing for me to do is release ‘KAPOW’ myself. How I want. The way I want and at the speed I want. It’s about promotion and not profit – I want to give the fans the music in real time. If they can help me promote it too then it’s essentially what a label does anyway but just without copyright restrictions. The fans are key in the success of ‘KAPOW’. If you like it, send it to a friend. I just want everyone to be able have my music if they want it.”
The Kapow EP marks a slight change in the iconic Rusko sound. Possibly attributed to his newfound freedom, the production is much more raw than on many of his previous outings . Although stripped down, “Yeah” and “Booyakasha” are reminiscent of the Rusko of old — wobble-heavy and melody-tinged — while “Bring It Back” and “Like This” represent a mild sonic departure. “Bring It Back” swaps out wonky bass lines for big chord stabs while “Like This” dabbles in the moombahton arena, creating an undeniably bouncy party track.
Sunday Morning Medicine is a feature from Dancing Astronaut dedicated to the mellower side of electronic music. We bring you our favorite therapeutic selections — old and new — in an attempt to alleviate the agonizing effects of a long weekend of partying.
This week features a brand new remix of Zedd’s “Follow You Down” from the talented trio Keys N Krates, as well as older productions from Monitor 66, Amtrac, Quiet Entertainer, and Jacques Greene. If you missed any of DA‘s more mellow posts from the week, make sure to check out the fifth installment of Eric Prydz’s Epic Radio, Above & Beyond’s free giveaway of “Tokyo,” Jelly for the Babies’ deep house gem “Tomorrow Never Comes,” and Griz’s free remix of “Du Du Doo.” Click past the break for five chilled-out tracks to remedy your weekend hangover.