Kaskade just released his new teaser “Waste Love” from his upcoming (and may we say “unbelievable”) album Fire & Ice which is set to release on October 25th. This tune is a little more mellow that we have come to expect from Kaskade, but the vocals from Quadron are still sexy as hell. We think this track will be perfect for when you are just lounging around, it doesn’t necessarily hit hard, but it is pleasant for ‘chilling out’ purposes.
OVERWERK experiments with moombahton on this electro heavy remix of Mac Graham’s “Midnight.” The gritty synth and smooth vocals are met with a steady drum line and some dubstep wobbles and groans. We love the genre crossing and experimentation, its an audio evolution.
LAVO NYC celebrated its first birthday with a party so over-the-top that the extravagant details began outside the club itself. For example, a huge gondola was stationed out front, full of scantily-clad models in ancient Roman-inspired attire lounging and posing. Once inside, guests were treated to vodka-soaked grapes and LAVO-branded party hats. Dancers decked out in Marie Antoinette-esque costumes and makeup walked around the space on mile-high stilts, while other girls, dressed like butterflies, worked their fabric wings. A-list guests included Tony Romo, Chace Crawford, Jerry Ferrera and Doug Ellin, but all of the party-goers went wild for Laidback Luke and opener EDX.
“The Bottle Song” was always one of our favorite R3hab songs, but it never really got the love it deserved in the club scene — quite possibly because it went a little too hard for normal clubbers. Well, the DJ Funkadelic remix takes the same chord progressions we’ve found so infectious for so long and turns them into a more downtempo underground club track that seems perfect for late-night raging. Unfortunately the official preview is just under two minutes long, but you can be sure we’ll bring you more when we get to hear the full track in all its glory.
It has been a while since Angger Dimas has released anything, meaning it was only a matter of time before the 22 year-old Indonesian teased us with something special. The second Dimas tweeted his soundcloud preview of his remix to Avicii’s “Levels,” we knew it wasn’t going to be anything less than excellent. The 1:22 preview is enough to show you how Angger Dimas has remolded Avicii’s blissful progressive original, into a funky mix LOADED with pounding bass.
Hailing from Long Beach, California the g-funk capitol of the world, Alex Noble and Luigi III produce disco-infused electro bangers under the moniker LBCK. Massive drum lines, piano chords and funky synths fidget and build in their remix of Irish Steph’s original “Crush”. This is electro-funk at its finest.
LBCK – Instant Party (Original Mix)
“You should feel what I feel, you should take what I take.”
Prok & Fitch team up with Juan Kidd to create “Star Guitar” a track that blends both tech and tribal vibes that mesh perfectly with some sensitive vocals. The guitar oriented build up gives the track a nice heavier bassline which then gives way to the tribal drums that completely take over the track. This is a perfect track for opening DJs to use for warming up the crowd, it not only sets the mood, but can be used to build up the energy in just the perfect way.
The folks at Dancing Astronaut love the ‘purity’ of house music and all of us can agree there is nothing more pure than tech house. Alex Kenji takes Sander Van Doorn’s “Outro” and creates a head bobbing remix that is best played right before the sun comes out. Imagine yourself at a beach party as the sun is slowly rising with a bunch of people just raging to this, we consider this heaven. Check out Alex Kenji’s productions released last week on Toolroom Records Amsterdamn compilation album – “Nine Apples” and “Make Me Feel” are great!
Sander Van Doorn – Outro (Alex Kenji Remix)
EDX’s rendition is considerably harder when compared to Alex Kenji’s, the drums are what really make this remix. The slow transitionary period mesh perfectly with the vocals and allows them to take over for segments of the tune. Imagine blending both Alex Kenji’s and EDX’s remix together and creating a fabulous bootleg (expect to hear one from DJ Lips in the very near future).
Sander Van Doorn – Outro (EDX’s Fe5tival Mix)
NOTE: If you are in the San Francisco Bay Area make sure to check out Sander at Vessel San Francisco tomorrow, it should be a great show!
Monster Massive, the one-night-only Halloween dance festival, is set to take place on October 29th. The “House of Horror” stage will house Erick Morillo and Moby, with other acts to be announced, while the “Tomb of Doom” main stage features Armin Van Buuren‘s eight-hour “Armin Only Mirage” show. The show will no doubt be incredible. The only question is, where’s it being held? (more…)
We at Dancing Astronaut have realized that our readership is teeming with talent that has yet to be discovered. We’re also incredibly enthusiastic that so many of you have begun to contribute to the EDM community with your own tracks and musical styles — and the incredible amount of promos we get on a daily basis can attest to that. Stargazers is a column that will showcase members of the DA community and recognize their talents as original EDM producers! We encourage all of you to support your fellow DA fanatics- any of you could be headlining Ultra’s Main Stage someday.
Australian DJ – Liam Annert (better known as Arkadia) headlines our 2nd installment of Dancing Astronaut’s Stargazers feature. He currently is in school for Music Production and has had previous tracks released on Pete Tong’s label Bedroom Bedlam. More recently he has remixed Sharam Jey’s work and they are currently out on Armada and Zouk Recordings. Liam has been an avid fan of Dancing Astronaut since our rendezvous with him at last year’s Miami Music Week. We hope to see him again sometime soon, listen to his tunes after the break and read our exclusive interview after the jump. (more…)