Thursday is over so it’s basically Friday, which means it’s almost kinda sorta the weekend… Yay! Keep reading for the Best of the Rest.
Hot off their free remix to Chuckie’s “Who Is Ready To Jump,” which is highly supported by Hardwell, Dzeko and Torres will soon release a solid remix to Trey Songz’s “Heart Attack.” R&B is not the genre most dance music producers target or favor, but Dzeko and Torres do an exceptional job at inserting emotive melodies and infectious bass lines, turning “Heart Attack” into a praiseworthy dance music track. “Heart Attack” will be released August 21st on Atlantic Records.
Avesta’s rendition of MYNC and Senadee’s “No Place Like Home” includes everything the original has to offer plus more. The pulsating percussions and extremely euphoric lead synths get followed by Avesta’s energetic grinding bass lines, which would work best in a big room setting. Releasing “Dutchano” on Laidback Luke’s MixMash and with an upcoming release on Tiesto’s Musical Freedom, Avesta is definitely on the road to success as a producer and DJ. “No Place Like Home” is available as a free download and it’s as easy as signing onto facebook and liking his page.
Update: We’ve just been notified that Avesta’s free track is part of a package of remixes being released by CR2 records. Included is a progressive take by Denzel Park, a thumping electro remix by Mario Fischetti, and a groovy chilled-out rendition by Electronic Youth.
A few weeks ago, a list of the world’s richest DJs started making the rounds on Twitter and Facebook. We were skeptical to say the least, given the lack of supporting information or any kind of reputable source. Now, however, Forbes has weighed in with their very own list of the World’s Highest Paid DJs, and we finally feel comfortable sharing this information with you.
Unsurprisingly, the one and only Tiesto, tops the list, and Forbes says that he has earnings of $22 million, “buoyed by an average nightly gross of $250,000.” Considering the insane number of partnerships and non-DJ ventures he has, this one was obvious. Skrillex takes number #2 with $15 million in earnings, followed by Swedish House Mafia at $14 million and David Guetta with $13.5 million. Surprisingly enough, the last member of the top five is Steve Aoki, who reportedly earned around $12 million (but also played over 200 shows in the last year).
Fresh off his Voyager/Found EP on the Pryda Friends imprint, Andre Sobota comes back with yet another two-track progressive house release. Sobota shows no signs of simmering down as his latest release, “Surrounded” and “Time,” are progressive house gems in their finest form. The lead track on the EP features euphoric synths and graceful melodies, constructed from start to finish with flawless progression. “Time” starts off dark and heavy with stabbing chords and bounces into a melodic pattern of kicks and snares. This EP demonstrates Andre’s superb ability to venture outside the confines of a given genre and deliver some of the best music production we’ve seen in quite some time.
Summer might be coming to a close but it’s not over yet, which means we can still enjoy outdoor venues like Governor’s Island. Next weekend the island is hosting not one but two events — making it the perfect time for a double header. John Digweed & Danny Tenaglia will be conducting the madness on Saturday and Thomas Gold will be doing the same on Sunday. If you can’t make it to both, don’t worry because there’s a lot more concert madness in store for the summer.
UK production duo Mak & Pasteman are making their Dancing Astronaut debut with a riveting remix of Disclosure’s “Whats In Your Head.” By reconfiguring the original’s garage vibe with a subtle deep house groove, these two successfully improve the track without completely changing it’s feel. With it’s stuttering vocals, percussion laden breaks and deep, soul-shaking, bass line Mak and Pasteman create a track that is built for the club as well as your headphones.
After seeing the video for Porter Robinson’s “Language” yesterday, we are slowly being convinced that nature and electronic music go hand in hand. The video for Axwell’s mix of Ivan Gough, Feenixpawl, and Georgi Kay’s ”In My Mind” depicts a group of girls as they tour the West Coast with their long boards. Shredding down the side of mountains, through national parks, and parking garages, it seems that these girls are living, well, without anything on their minds at all. We’re not quite sure where the inspiration for the video came from, but it sure looks like they had a good time making it.
Gregori Klosman will be making his debut appearance at the legendary New York nightclub, Cielo, next Thursday, August 9. The small and intimate setting has a capacity of only a few hundred people and boasts one of the best sound systems in the city. Since its 10 years in business, Cielo has hosted some of the biggest names in the industry, and is a milestone in any DJs career. The layout is raw and gives a DJ the flexibility to display his finest music abilities — and with the artillery of massive productions that Klosman houses — this evening promises to be an amazing one.
If you’re a Gregori Klosman fan, having the occasion to see him in such a unparelleled venue is an opportunity we don’t recommend passing up. Dance.Here.Now has set ticket prices at an affordable $20 and they can be purchased here. Jump past the break for a live set from Klosman from his Inox Festival set in May. (more…)
Representing the uprising talent coming from Russia, Archie has delivered an uplifting progressive track called “Here and Now.” Featured on the track is the famous vocalist Polina who has worked closely with artists like Angger Dimas, Afrojack, and more. “Here and Now” is a chilled out summer track with inspirational vocals about taking advantage of the moment and not pushing things off, which is something we could all learn from. Topping off the layers of elegant chord play, Archie uses an electro based groovy outro and ends the track with great creativity.