In anticipation of Paris & Simo’s upcoming release “Time,” they are teasing the track with a Sultan & Ned Shepard edit on YouTube. “Time” is a slightly softer and more melodic take on Paris & Simo’s typical sound, but does not stray far from the synthy, progressive work we’ve come to expect from the duo. As the preview video suggests, the track gets dance floors packed, so it’s no surprise that the Canadian producers have been dropping it in sets for the past year.
Luckily, you don’t have to wait much longer to get your hands on it; “Time” will be released this Monday, November 12th on Harem Records. Look for it exclusively on Beatport.
German producers Matty Menck & Social Phunk’s “Are You Ready For Love,” originally released on Toolroom Records back in May, is a fantastic disco house tune, but man does Federico Scavo turn it up a notch on remix duties. It’s a wonderful feeling when a rework manages to completely kick the ass of an already quality original. Truly blurring the lines between a techno driver and a joyous vocal club tune, Scavo makes a good thing better by way of a funky minimal bass line. This one’s an excellent way to kick off your weekend. Listen to the full track and purchase after the break.
After this week’s release of “One Love One Universe,” one may wonder when Arty will be ready to release his next big thing. That answer has come quickly, as Refune Records has previewed “When I See You,” Arty’s next single which will be ready for its November 23rd release. The track builds upon the successes of Arty’s past releases, and hits with even more euphoria, big room flavor, and bold leads and crashes. Hold tight, the wait is only two weeks before “When I See You” hits Beatport courtesy of Mr. Sebastian Ingrosso.
The Australian duo, Feenixpawl, progressive whizzes behind the massive early 2012 hit “In My Mind,” have recently embarked on a 7 stop US tour. Quickly rising through the electronic music scene, these two up-and-comers have garnered international support from the likes of Swedish House Mafia, Tiesto, Avicii, David Guetta and Kaskade after signing with Axwell‘s Axtone imprint. This week the Australian duo sets their eyes on the USA with the “In My Mind” tour – their first ever tour of the states.
Hardwell has owned one of the biggest tracks across the scene since releasing “Spaceman” back in January. Ten months later, Robbert is finally returning with the follow up track, “Apollo,” debuted at ADE last month. “Apollo” strikes with anthemic builds, deep bass kicks , and an unmatched drop. Along with a vocal from Amba Shepherd, Hardwell’s next single will be as ground breaking as his last, so keep an eye out for “Apollo” to hit the release circuit on November 26th.
Asked for observations at the dawn of the CNTRL: Beyond EDM Tour, Ean Golden does not hesitate.
“Roughly 70 percent of the people at the seminars say they want to be producers,” DJ Tech Tools‘ founder says, grinning broadly. “Fewer people want to be DJs. It’s a paradigm shift in terms of what people want to be.”
It’s the same sea change that made this tour a reality. Conceived by minimal techno legend Richie Hawtin (aka Plastikman), his M-nus Records artists Loco Dice and Paco Osuna, and Golden, CNTRL is as much an educational roadshow as it is a concert tour. Each of the 17 North American shows is preceded by a college-campus seminar, featuring an artist panel discussing music technology and the past and future of dance music. The events are saturated in social media coverage, allowing dance music fans around the globe to tune in and learn.
Rolling Stone has just announced its list for the Top 25 DJs in the world, and some of the selections may surprise you. For one, LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy came in at number 7 — ranked ahead of Boys Noize, Skrillex, and Daft Punk (who were ranked dead last.) Carl Cox and Deadmau5 joined the French duo deep in the list, sitting comfortably at 22 and 20 respectively while underground newcomer Maya Jane Coles came in at 15 — ahead of arguably the most technically talented DJ in the world, A-Trak.
Axis is back! For the 25th episode of Dancing Astronaut Radio we’ve got Spinnin’ Records’ DubVision providing the soundtrack. Their mix is 48 minutes of cleverly constructed, arena-shaking mashups, featuring massive tracks from the likes of Swedish House Mafia, Calvin Harris, Porter Robinson, and Dirty South. If you’re a fan of that big room sound, this episode is right up your alley. But don’t just take our word for it, check it out for yourself. For a complete tracklist, click past the break.
Unofficial winner of the “Best Damn Album Art Ever” contest, GTA‘s “Booty Bounce” has been featured in Diplo’s sets worldwide throughout the summer and has finally seen an official release, for free, via Mad Decent.
The duo, comprised of JWLZ and VanToth, are on a mission to bring back the Miami house sound after it was “murdered by the douches of South Beach.” The track itself is an unapologetic party starter framed by sirens, thunderous kick drums and a stuttering vocal from which its name was derived. Like many of the tracks released on the Mad Decent label, “Booty Bounce” is a soundly produced, high-octane effort that doesn’t take itself too seriously — and thats exactly why we love it.
One of the lesser-hyped shows from the weekend was Halloween Meltdown, featuring Fareoh, Adventure Club, and Nero. Although this show was not of the same impressive nature as its counterparts, it was certainly not an event we were going to overlook. After seeing Adventure Club at Electric Zoo –and having heard positive reviews from Nero’s last showing in New York City — The Hammerstein Ballroom event definitely stirred my curiosity.
The scene was much more relaxed in comparison to the madness going on elsewhere — which is somewhat ironic for a dubstep show. Although only one member of both Nero and Adventure Club were present, I was confident the show would be amongst the best of the weekend.