Taking the time to guest mix for Danny Howard on BBC Radio 1, Afrojack previewed one of the many new tracks that have been powering his live sets. Revealed as “Air Guitar,” the follow up to “Annie’s Theme” is ‘Afrojack music’ in full force, featuring a melodic introduction and a seizure-inducing climax. We first heard this production at Afrojack’s EDC NY double header, bootlegged with internet friends — and it worked wonders. Without a release date, we can safely say that “Air Guitar” will be drop via Wall Recordings in the near future.Posted by
This weekend at the Stereosonic Music Festival in Melbourne, Australia, Tiesto and a number of other big name dance music acts will be performing in celebration and honor of World AIDS Day and in collaboration with (RED) and the continued attempt to raise awareness for the transmission, treatment, and elimination of HIV around the world. Click below for a live stream of the event.
Today is Thanksgiving. It’s a time to give thanks for good health, good friends, good family, and, of course, good music. We thought we’d take the time to pay tribute to our favorite parts of dance music culture on this day of thanks, not only for the guys who slave over turntables while we get to party, but for the dance music scene in general and its constantly expanding fanbase. This one’s for the EDM acts that put their heart and soul into it, the clubs that go all out every night of the week, and the people who live and breathe house music. It’s the least we can do.
As “Annie’s Theme” climbs the charts and continues to grow in popularity, Afrojack is giving life to his latest original production with an official video. Experience a day in the life of Nick van de Wall; follow the Jacked crew at the driving range, the arcade, the club, and chugging Grey Goose anywhere and everywhere. The video to “Annie’s Theme” gives us a sense of what it’s like to spend free time with Afrojack out of the booth — a life we would hesitate to call ‘normal.’Posted by
Although Afrojack just announced that he would be remixing Psy’s “Gangnam Style,” it seems that work on the remix has already begun. In a video from last night’s show at the Chicago Theatre, the infamous lyrics are present but the over played beat is not. Afrojack has replaced the melody with his signature Dutch bleeps and grinding basslines to create the lasting rework he was going for. We’re not sure if this will be the final version but it is a nice teaser to hold us over until the final remix is released.Posted by
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!
Fuse TV has just posted a video with the legendary Afrojack, announcing he will be the only person to remix Psy’s world renowned “Gangnam Style.” The Dutchman hasn’t started on it just yet because although it can take him as little as an hour to make a track, he plans on putting his all his energy into this.
“Gangnam Style” [is] so, so massive, I’m going to figure something cool out” Afrojack said, “I just want everyone who knows ‘Gangnam Style’ to hear the remix and be like ‘oh wow I never expected that.’ Check the video after the break, and keep checking Dancing Astronaut because this remix is going to be big.
As we announced earlier this week, Pacha NYC is hosting an event tonight from 5pm to 5am EST showcasing the talents of fifty different DJs in order to raise money for the affected by Hurricane Sandy in the New York area. 100% of proceeds from this event are going to Greater New York Red Cross and a variety of local charities. We’re especially excited to see live sets from Afrojack, Danny Tenaglia, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, and Erick Morillo –just to name a few. Check out set times after the break.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Pacha NYC and 50 DJs, including Afrojack, Erick Morillo, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Danny Tenaglia and more have put together a once-in-a-lifetime night of music. This Wednesday, from 5pm to 5am, “Help Heal New York” will be donating 100% of the proceeds to the Greater New York Red Cross and other local charities. Pacha co-owner and international legend Erick Morillo had this to say;
“I have so much love for New York and New Jersey and it was devastating to see the effect the storm had on our local communities” Morillo says. “I jumped at the chance to get involved in such a good cause and would like to thank the international dance community for coming together to help get our area back on their feet.”
In addition to donating all profits, the staff of Pacha and all artists are offering their services free of charge. From coat check tips to DJ fees, everyone in the building will be there for the sole purpose of supporting the tri-state area, and getting it back on its feet again.
Anyone interested in volunteering should reach out to email@example.com.
SiriusXM — one of the go-to radio stations for dance music fans – is always trying to stay ahead of the EDM curve with their innovative programming. The renowned station has announced that they are adding Electric Aquarium to their ever expanding repertoire and are kicking off the series with a live in-studio performance and interview with Afrojack. The series offers SiriusXM listeners the unique opportunity to get up close and personal with their favorite DJs by inviting them inside the glass enclosed “fish bowl studio” to witness live sets and interviews. Upcoming Electric Aquarium performances include Dirty South and Ferry Corsten.Posted by