We’re back with the latest installment of Dancing Astronaut’s Axis! This week we’re bringing you Denmark’s number one ranked DJ, Morten Breum, a name that you’ll probably be seeing a lot more stateside in the coming months. He has several huge tracks coming out in the next few months including his dual effort with BetatraXx on “Get Static” and a massive collaboration with Axwell. His mix for the 19th episode of Axis is packed full of exclusive previews and unreleased tracks. Listen to Morten’s fantastic mix below and click after the break for the full tracklisting.
Calvin Harris and Florence Welch have released the offical video for “Sweet Nothing” and it’s not what we would have expected. In the track, Welch croons in her unique voice about love and letting go, but the video itself takes us deeper down the relationship rabbit hole. Although it’s difficult to follow, Welch stars as an abused singer in a strip club and Harris cameos as a savior of sorts. You’ll have to watch to get the whole story but we warn you it’s mildly violent and difficult to watch. “Sweet Nothing” is set for release on October 29th as part of Harris’ upcoming collaboration-filled album.
If you haven’t heard of kaZantip by now you have probably been living under a rock. This 6 week long party on the Crimean peninsula in Ukraine has been hailed as the most decadent dance music experience in the world. At this year’s kaZantip, Sasha opened the infamous event with an immaculately crafted performance that set the stage for the rest of the “festival.” (Can you really call a 6 week long dance party a festival? I’m not really sure.) So turn the volume up, close your eyes, lean back in your uncomfortable office chair, and let Sasha’s smooth grooves transport you to kaZantip – then book your flight for next year.
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!
Cazzette previously announced that,”Beam Me Up” was supposed to have been released before the summer, however, the track is still unreleased. To hold fans over, the duo is giving away “Too Close” as a free download. It originally had a dub influenced beat but Cazzette has turned it into pure dubhouse, with a wobbling bassline and a chainsaw-like breakdown. The vocals have incredible soul behind them and make it worth listening to. It’s a fun addition to your collection, even if the only reason is because it’s free.
When we reviewed AN21 and Max Vangeli’s People Of The Night, we said that there was a lot of potential in many of the tracks, but that remixes would bring them to the next level. David Dann is one of the first out with his take on “Bombs Over Capitals,” infusing the song with more chilled-out vibes and putting the vocal front and center. The song is great for late nights or early mornings, and since it’s a free download, you’ve got no excuse not to add it to your iTunes library. Listen to it below, and be sure to check out David’s SoundCloud for more.
Dada Life’s highly anticipated album has been locked away in their infamous studio and kept confidential for some time now. The Swedish duo has finally announced that their studio album will be dubbed The Rules of Dada and will see its North American release on October 16th. Instant classics like “Happy Violence” and “Kick Out The Epic Motherfucker” will be present along with “Rolling Stone T-Shirt” and “Feed The Dada.” The Rules of Dada will also include several brand new original productions, all of which will be a reflection of Dada’s relentless energy and electro mastery. Find the tracklist below the break and pre-order your copy of The Rules of Dada on iTunes ahead of its October release.
Madeon is back with a video to his latest single, “The City.” The video starts with a crew of rowdy teenagers mobilizing for action, with colored powder as the weapon of choice. As the ‘fight’ breaks out, neon clouds erupt in spectacular colored clouds, creating a scene that could be from Call of Duty: Crayon Warfare. This video definitely more on the artistic side than the technical side, but we certainly appreciate the different approach. An extended version of “The City” is expected to be released sometime in October, but you can buy the radio edit on iTunes right now.
Indie dance music mavens, The Knocks have delivered another sonic symphony with their remix of indie gem, “Sleep Alone.” The steady and energetic beat acts as the perfect complement to the slow-paced chorus. By utilizing a deep house aesthetic accompanied by Alex Trimble’s unique vocal cuts, these New York-based producers have created an evocative soundscape out of the Two Door Cinema Club original.
Italy’s rising star Uto Karem has been busy producing groove induced, high-energy tracks for legendary labels like Minus, Plus 8, and Sci+Tec — just to name a few. This time around, he brings “Green Pulse” to Umek’s 1605 Music Therapy imprint, and its a traditional tech house gem in its truest form. With its bouncy chord play and relentless drum patterns, this track will be a dance floor pleaser all around, and should have no issue gaining support from some of the tech world’s finest.