http://www.dancingastronaut.com/2012/05/miike-snow-the-wave-thomas-gold-remix/”>The Wave,” and Wolfgang Gartner on “Paddling Out.” Next to get his hands on one of the Swedish pop gems is Deniz Koyu, who has taken remix duties for “Pretender.” Blissful melodies sit atop light chords and Koyu’s trademark drumline, following the same formula that was used for “Follow You.” Miike Snow hits have always became favorites once gone progressive, so check out the most recent remix and purchase “Pretender” on Beatport.
Remember way back in January when Simon Cowell announced that he was working on an “X Factor for DJs“? Yeah, we almost forgot too — but that doesn’t matter any more, since the New York Post reports that the project has been killed. Apparently the show was to be a joint venture between Cowell’s Syco production company and Will and Jada Smith’s Overbrook entertainment, but the two were unable to come to an agreement and have “decided not to proceed together on a DJ-competition show.” While it’s obviously incredibly unfortunate that the show has been canned, we still have hopes for something like The Real World: DJ edition. Would you watch?
Via: New York Post
The time has come — tickets for the American leg of Swedish House Mafia’s one last tour are going on sale today.
The floodgates will open 12:00pm local time. We recommend opening up the sale link for the city nearest you at least 5-10 minutes prior, with the best internet connection available.
Good luck everyone!
In a relatively short career under his deep house moniker Maceo Plex, Eric Estornel — who is also known to the techno world as Maetrik — has shown a propulsive rise amongst the ranks of the underground elite. The highly anticipated collaboration between Maceo Plex and Jon Dasilva, “Love Somebody Else” — which was debuted on Plex’s Essential Mix back in Feburary — is a deep house anthem of sorts. This track was originally a remix Dasilva worked on in the early ’90s, but was revived when Maceo called Dasilva up for the 2012 refresh. With a propelling and dreamy bass line through and through, this catchy pure house delight is a reconstruction imbued with new life.
Editor’s note: Play this one for your folks; this disco-fied gem will kick things back a notch.
Perhaps the most well known producer of the 90s, Norman Cook, under the moniker Fatboy Slim, bridged the gap between the booming underground scene and the mainstream consciousness. With a slew of releases that have stood the test of time, his importance in the US dance culture is undeniable. Heavily influenced by hip hop, funk, and soul, Norman’s style was quickly adopted into pop culture (most of you may remember the incredibly iconic music videos for “Weapon of Choice” and “Praise You.”)
On this essential mix from almost 15 years ago, Norman showcases a wide breadth of classic productions. Opening with the career-defining “Gangster Tripping,” he creates a hip hop-centric masterpiece that features tracks from the Beastie Boys, Wiseguys, Grand Larceny, Loop Da Loop and of course, Afrika Bambaataa. When it comes to creating feel good vibes, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a DJ that does it as flawlessly as Mr. Cook – as if you weren’t happy enough that today was Friday.
Tracklist and download link after the break.
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!
The Knocks have followed up their remix of “Sleep Alone” with a free download of their take on Haim’s “Forever.” The New York Ci
ty-based duo have made quite the name for themselves in the indie dance soundscape with infectious vocal samples and a unique blend of funk and nu-disco. Their remix of “Forever” follows in the same vein – featuring pulsing drums and piano breaks coupled with a catchy hook and dancefloor-moving grooves. Give it a listen and download your copy for the fair price of a “Like.”
“My family had noticed that as a very young child — not even five-years-old — that I was very drawn to speakers and instruments and wherever sound was,” says Danny Tenaglia, in the first of a series of DJ interviews set to be released in the lead up to Sensation America. As the video depicts, starting off his DJ career in the 80s and getting into music production throughout the 90s, Tengalia saw first-hand how dance music culture evolved in the United States. With clubs getting smaller and festivals starting to takeover, Sensation has placed itself at the forefront of providing an unparalleled dance music experience.
Danny will join Mark Knight and Fedde Le Grand on the second of Sensation’s two-night American debut. We can’t think of a better artist to have alongside the rest of the lineup for the momentous occasion.
Check out the remaining Sensation lineup here.
Kid ‘n Play aren’t the only musicians willing to wreck houses and wreak havoc in the name of fun. A-Trak recently announced he’ll be taking his show on the road for the Fool’s Gold House Party tour, which will also feature Flosstradamus and Donnis. The tour will take place in D.I.Y venues and as the title implies, people’s actual homes around the United States. This musical tornado is scheduled to hit four different cities during the month of October, kicking off in St. Louis, Missouri and ending in Asbury Park, New Jersey.
There’s no other information available but for those of you interested in attending head to the House Party website (here) and enter your email address to receive updates. We’re not sure what to expect but we are enticed by the idea and more curious to see how it all comes together. Read on for the full list of dates and locations. (more…)