Adrian Lux is the king of mellow uplifting progressive tunes. None of his tracks can necessarily be described as ‘hard,’ but they sure as hell get the job done with plenty of hands-in-the-air moments. His previous release of “Eagles” alongside Sander Van Doorn was pure money and gave the album Eleve11 a sweet little twist from the rest of the stuff on it. This is the perfect tune for zoning out while relaxing. This leads us to our next point – how much fire has Ultra Records (label that released Lux’s “Alive”) been delivering recently? First came Wolfgang’s album and now we are right on the heels of Kaskade’s recent “Fire & Ice” release. Keep on the look out for Adrian’s “Derezzed” remix which is coming soon to a box office near you.
Martin Solveig reliably produces over-the-top music videos for his dance-pop anthems, and the just-released video for “Big in Japan” is no exception. In it, Solveig and his partner-in-crime “Monseur Lafaille” run wild through Japan, piloting a helicopter over Tokyo, hitting up a geisha parlor and getting taken down by Inglourious Basterds star Melanie Laurent. We love that Solveig never takes himself – or his videos – too seriously, and this one is as fun to watch as the song is to dance to. Take a look below!
Cazzette is back again with another preview, this time remixing the Nadia Ali and Spencer and Hill track, “Believe It.” The preview starts off relatively tame but then goes into a breakdown that seems much more progressive than what we’ve been hearing from Cazzette thus far, still maintaining the dubby-steppy undertones and various electro effects. Of course, we’re only hearing a minute and a half of the full track, so who knows what else Alex and Sebastian have managed to pack in there. No word on release date just yet, but we’ll bring you more as we get it. Check out their other recent previews and five tracks you need to know in the meantime.
Following in the footsteps of Ultra Music Festival, the masterminds at Made Event are selling early bird tickets for Electric Zooalmost a year in advance. No acts have been announced and the cost remains a mystery. All we know right now is that it will be held over the course of 3 days on Randall’s Island from August 31 to September 2, 2012.
If you have any inclination that you may be attending, it would be wise to grab these the second they go on sale. We expect another quick sell out like we saw for Ultra — hopefully the Electric Zoo web servers are more stable.
For those of us (most of us) that won’t have a chance in hell of getting into Studio 54 tonight — only 100 guests not on the list are being let in – Sirius XM will be broadcasting the entire set live at midnight EST. It’s a far cry from actually attending the event but maybe if you turn off all the lights in your apartment, turn the bass way up on your stereo and drink watered down vodka tonics until your head spins it might almost be like you are actually there… just without the celebrities, or the drugs, or the hedonism.
Wow…Avicii is letting a few lucky people in tonight at Studio 54 for One Night Only. Thats crazy !!!! Studio 54 Radio on Sirius XM. Hear him live on Studio 54 Radio tonight at 12a ET
Fedde Le Grand has sneakily been having an unbelievable year – all the talk has been about the likes of Avicii, Alesso, Dirty South, and the Swedish House Mafia that he has sort of flown under the radar, yet when you look at the production quality Fedde has been pumping out straight up gems. “Autosave,” “Running,” “Metrum,” “So Much Love,” and his remix of “Little Bad Girl.” You could feasibly make the case that Fedde has had the best year out of any producer and it wouldn’t be that far fetched of a statement. All of us at Dancing Astronaut love the use of Coldplay in house music. First, we had remixes of “Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall” and now “Paradise,” Coldplay is one of the biggest acts around the globe and now they get injected with some serious energy due to the greatness of EDM. Anthem? Yes.
According to Dancing Astronaut, Tiesto dropped an unbelievable set at the Home Depot Center last week. His latest single “Maximal Crazy” was already a heavy hitter and everyone went bonkers when he played it at Ultra. Two of the biggest names in the business currently – Swanky Tunes & R3hab (the same team that created “Sending My Love“) join forces to create an impressive remix to an already solid track. What is interesting about this tune is you can actually see where R3hab and Swanky Tunes played their part, the high pitched synths are reminiscent of Fadil’s drops and the pulsing heavy bassline is one of the staple sounds in all Swanky Tunes’ productions. We cannot wait for the release!
The video for Steve Aoki‘s sure-to-be-smash single “Earthquakey People” dropped last night (this morning?) on MTV Clubland, the network’s late-night outpost for dance music. We’re not thrilled with the video for a song this major premiering at 3 AM – but we are glad to see Aoki and Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo rocking out in an awesomely animated, explosively colorful video that suits the song’s upbeat, electro-pop groove. The dirtier “Sequel” version of “Earthquakey People” is available for purchase on Beatport now, while the video version will be released on iTunes October 25th. Check it out above and let us know what you think!
Firebeatz has been known to drive a crowd wild with their productions, this duo has come out with some crazy stuff recently with “Go Bang!” and “Where Brooklyn At.” Holland keeps pumping out great producers – all of us at Dancing Astronaut wonder what the hell the Dutch are feeding their children to make them so musically talented. Isn’t there a huge appeal for tracks that have a sweet catch phrase like “Funky Shit?” They are easily identifiable in a club setting so it just adds to the aura of the tune (John Dahlback’s “Overdose” is another one). Give this one a go if you are feeling a little crazy.
Mind-blowing in their unique ways, Tim Mason and Tommy Trash have exuded stellar remixes of Moby’s “After.” There is no way that Tommy Trash’s enormous productional releases aren’t fresh on your minds. If they aren’t, check out the WMHA Tommy Trash article and get with the program. As much as we adore Tommy Trash, his remix is greatly rivaled by the rising superstar Tim Mason. Mason’s tracks may not be as fresh on your minds, but since his claim to fame and release of “The Moment,” other remixes to “Where Dem Girls At,” “Solid Ground,” and “I Can’t Help Myself,” firmly ascertain how serious and important this guy really is in the EDM world. Tim Mason’s remix of “After,” is a high-spirited and heavenly melodic tune that will instantly give you the chills, and has the potential of becoming one of the biggest ANTHEMS of the year – you can quote us on that!
Moby – After (Tim Mason Remix)
Moby – After (Tommy Trash)