Quintino might be best known for “Epic” or “Circuits” but there is a lot more to this Dutch Producer. On his latest remix, he takes Cedric Gervais’ controversial track “Molly” and gives it a heaping dose of dirty Dutch bleeps and percussive flairs. Leaving the original lyrics intact while redoing the drop in his signature style, Quintino successfully refreshes Gervais’ production. This track is definitely suited for making a club break it down. Which do you prefer? The original or Quintino’s dirty Dutch rendition?
Rising UK electronica star Max Cooper has announced his first ever North American tour. With over 50 original productions under his belt and remixes for hotly named acts like Sasha and Agoria, this emerging talent is on the fast track to making quite the name for himself. His live sets swing freely between delicate electronica and abrasive techno glee — catching the attention of John Digweed’s Transitions podcast for a guest mix. Making Resident Advisor’s Top 100 in 2011, Cooper continues his onslaught of hit making with his Conditions One EP set to release October 15. You can find his full tour schedule after the break.
Perhaps the most documented release from the soon-to-be ending saga of Swedish House Mafia, “Don’t You Worry Child” will finally hit America on September 18th. For the time being, the boys have released the music video for the emotional track – a fitting retrospect on the career of the mega-trio. The video features footage from SHM’s legendary Milton Keynes Bowl extravaganza, reliving the night that “Don’t You Worry Child” was unleashed to the world for the first time. Jump below the break for full length video and stay tuned for the track’s official release next week.
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!
We’ve had our eye on The M Machine for some time now. Originally shrouded in mystery, this trio from San Francisco has lifted the veil and released a handful of powerfully unique tracks. They went quiet after releasing their last EP but they return with their own take on KIll The Noise and Datsik’s “Ligthspeed.” Significantly changing the tone, TMM has created a glitchy track with progressive elements and a much lighter, more upbeat feel without sacrificing the original’s intent.
As electronic music continues to work its way into everyday life, Bassnectar is one of those pushing the movement. His latest track, “Hexes” was scored for the movie Resident Evil: Retribution and features vocals from Chino Moreno of Deftones. The track seems perfect for a movie as Bassnectar says it was supposed to make you feel like you are “falling backwards in a dream while getting blown back by a wobbling wall of sound.” You can listen below and grab the track on iTunes.
For those of you who are unfamiliar, GLOWfest is an tour that brings the latest in music, technology, and philanthropic knowledge to college campuses nationwide. In past years, the tour has hosted the likes of Avicii, Pretty Lights, and Cazzette, just to name a few. This year will be bigger than ever, and Dancing Astronaut is excited to be a part of it. So college kids, get ready, Dancing Astronaut and GLOWfest are coming to a campus near you!
Announced Locations/Dates/Lineup/Ticket Information below.
Rising talent Rene Kuppens has joined forces with his fellow Dutchman Puresang to produce a big room electro track. “Moonbird” is a fitting follow up to Kuppens’s “Raid” collaboration with Dyro, showcasing segments of uplifting big room synths and a hefty drop of growling beats. Although it has taken some time for Rene Kuppens to gain some attention, his previous productions “Wouw” and “Lift You Up” are proof of how capable the youngster really is. “Moonbird” will be released on September 24th via Wooha Records.
Enjoy your Thursday with a free download from Amine Edge & DANCE as they take on the funky, nu-disco sounds of Plastic Plates in “Things I Didn’t Know I Loved.” By maintaining the right amount of groove from the original, this remake was made for the deep pastures of house music. The strong backbone and heavy basslines are suiting for the crisp chord play and gloomy vocals. Think 5AM at a nightclub — this track will set the tone for the weird hours of your raving escapades. Head over to SoundCloud for the free download.
Barcelona’s Sonar Festival is coming to North America for an eight-city tour set to kick off on Halloween. Making stops in major cities across the US and Canada, Sonar, along with its star-studded line up, brings a unique musical trend to the table. Headliners vary by city, but include Seth Troxler, Die Antwood, Paul Kalkbrenner, and more.
As the scene continues to grow in the US and underground artists gain the recognition that they rightfully deserve, two questions remain: How long can the ‘underground’ stay underground, and what are the larger implications for the scene? Jump past the break for a full list of dates and venues.