Chuckie has been a longtime friend of Dancing Astronaut, and we got to see him bring the Dirty Dutch to Long Island at Identity Festival this past weekend. From the second the charismatic DJ took the stage and innocently asked if everyone was “ready to jump,” we knew we were in for a high energy hour of classic Chuckie tracks and fist pumpers alike. Ready for the runaround? You know where to click.
German progressive all-stars DBN have been on like Dirk from the free throw line. They simply can’t miss. Take a look back at previous productions such as their “Schizophrenic” remix, “Redemption”, or even further back with “Friday Night”. Needless to say they have been relentless in pumping out tune after tune. We find “Fast Cars” a little more unique from their usual piano infused remixes because it is influenced by the combination of trance and house (trouse) a la Tiesto or Hardwell. N-JOY!
BONUS: Cicada – Fast Cars (Sebjak Remix)
When compared to the DBN remix, this is considerably less progressive, but has a very upbeat bassline that goes well with the lyrics. This is perfect for studying or just chilling out too.
Via: Beat My Day
Theo Keating, better known as Fake Blood, has been hard at work lately. In addition to an upcoming album that will be released late 2011, he’s got as an EP coming out shortly. The release, titled Deep Red features three tracks: “Deep Red,” “Voices,” and “Medieval” and is scheduled to be released mid September on Cheap Thrills / Blood Music.
The title track of the EP, “Deep Red” premiered last week on Annie Mac’s Radio 1 show and got a great reception. Luckily for us, Fake Blood has uploaded a teaser for the Deep Red EP onto his soundcloud. In our opinion it sounds fantastic and embodies the classic Fake Blood sound that many people have come to love. Keep your eyes out for his debut album dropping later this year!
Hot off the tantalizing preview from a few days ago, heavyweights David Guetta and Afrojack have finally unleashed the full version of “Lunar” that will surely send some of you astronauts into orbit. In a note on his Facebook page, David Guetta himself reveals that this is the first single from the electronic side of his upcoming album, Nothing But The Beat, which is slated for release on August 29 (August 30 in the US).
Reminiscent of early Daft Punk (and perhaps 80′s 8-bit video game music), “Lunar” sports a spacey sound that most avid fans would not have expected from either DJ individually, which is refreshing. In the end, it is vastly clear that both DJs went out of their comfort zones to produce this single, and for that we couldn’t be happier.
David Guetta & Afrojack – Lunar (Original Mix):
We braced the rain yesterday in Wantagh for Identity Festival, but folks in Miami unfortunately won’t get that option as planned this Thursday, August 25. A note posted on Identity’s Facebook wall blames the unfortunate postponement on “the potential effects of Hurricane Irene,” and says to check back Monday the 29th for an update on the rain date. Those of you with tickets to Wednesday’s show in Tampa are still good to go, but you might want to bring a raincoat — just in case.
To say our expectations for Steve Angello’s first Governors Island show were high would be a massive understatement. After that little bit of controversy earlier this month, we had a feeling that Steve would be coming to New York with something to prove. After witnessing him deliver a three hour-long marathon set at the special Pacha NYC outpost off the southern point of Manhattan, we have no doubt that he was sending a message to all the haters who question his talent for the DJing craft. Following an incredible opening set from Thomas Gold (writeup coming later this week), we found ourselves joking with other music folks in the press area that there would be nothing left to play. But oh, we were wrong — so very wrong. Read about it after the jump.
On a scale from 1-10 this song is somewhere between an 11 and a 13. Two of the hottest producers of the summer season – R3hab and Swanky Tunes combine their powers to create a massive collaboration. Their respective styles are very different, however, they mesh perfectly in “Sending My Love”. The horns and chord progression are definitely the work of Swanky Tunes (check out “Smolengrad” and “I Wanna Be Your Dog”) and the drop has R3hab (listen to his “Wepa” remix and “Never Will Be Mine”) written all over it. Max C delivers on the vocals yet again. Does Afrojack’s Wall Recordings kick ass or what? Click play, head over to Beatport to snag a copy, then immediately plan for this to be in your next live set. All that attend will be waiting in anticipation.
Via: Facebook (R3hab)
The official clip for “Fade Into Darkness” has been released! The ci
nematography and story telling complements Avicii’s track perfectly, and true to Avicii music video form this emotionally charged clip ends with a little twist. We’re curious to see how involved he will be with Leona Lewis’ release after her label made “Collide” a collaboration.
Insomniac, the company who put on Electric Daisy Carnival, has had a fragile relationship with the city of Los Angeles after a tragic death back in 2010. Since being ostracized to San Bernadino, and upping the ante in Vegas, we’ve been wondering if and when the incredibly elaborate festival would ever make its way back to the city that made it famous.
Pasquale Rotella, Insomniac’s CEO, has written an appeal published in the LA Times directed at the news outlets and onlookers who continue to focus on the negative, failing to point out similar practices in other genres — such as the “thick haze of marijuana smoke laying over the crowd” at UCLA’s reggae festival, for example. He goes on to defend the company’s position and reduce concerns by citing the investments in additional security and safety, and the increased transparency and success of Insomniac’s productions. He also distances Insomniac from Kaskade’s Flashcrowd that developed at the EDC Experience premiere, but uninformed parties still associate the fiasco with Insomniac though it was done independently by Kaskade.
As a publication that makes a business out of bringing our readers the best coverage possible of events like EDC, we echo Rotella’s frustrations. He writes that “the self-destructive behavior of a few people shouldn’t cause a ban against a music genre,” and we couldn’t agree more. The piece is no doubt an earnest plea for forgiveness from the city of Los Angeles, and given everything Insomniac has done to make changes and the intense devotion people have to the brand, we hope they get another chance. Though, an EDC in New York doesn’t sound too bad to us…
Via: LA Times
Within the past few weeks we’ve brought you sneak peaks at two of Skrillex’s upcoming tracks – Voltage and his collaboration with Knife Party – as well as his latest music video. Today we have another treat from Skrillex. He’s been playing “Right Here” at festivals throughout the summer and is believed to have premiered it at Starscape Festival in early June. Skrillex is playing something close to three hundred shows this year and the fact that he can do that and still put out this volume of tracks is pretty astounding. With the launch of his own label, hopefully we’ll see these new tracks featured on an EP or full album in the not too distant future.
Skrillex – Right Here