Best of Instagram is a feature from Dancing Astronaut that showcases our favorite pictures from our favorite DJs on Instagram each week. This week, we feature gems from Claude VonStroke, Dirty South, Chuckie, and more.
Want an easy way to make sure you are up to date on all the latest, best music? Dancing Astronaut takes a look at the top 10 tracks officially released in April and ranks them based on a combination of reader feedback, track quality, editorial preference & critical reception.
Dancing Astronaut wraps up April for you with another edition of our top 10 tracks of the month. April’s list features massive tracks from reader favorites Daft Punk, Showtek, Pryda and more. Not to be missed are also fantastic efforts from Sebjak, Marcus Schossow, Alesso, Dirty South, and more. Click past the break for our top 10 tracks of April!
His latest record, a remix for OneRepublic’s “If I Lose Myself,” has dominated April and will continue to own the summer. It all started weeks before its release, at Ultra Music Festival’s main stage, where Alesso gave Miami the final set before Swedish House Mafia closed their curtains. Providing the appropriate visuals, Alesso recaps his Miami Music Week for the music video. Filmed and edited by usual videographer for the Swedes, Henrik Hanson, the video portrays the maturity of the young star during a pivotal week in his career.Posted by
Best of Instagram is a feature from Dancing Astronaut that showcases our favorite pictures from our favorite DJs on Instagram each week. This week, we feature gems from Diplo, Deadmau5, and Seth Troxler.
This Thursday (4/18/2013), Alesso is crashing the biggest week in college partying at Indiana’s Bounce Music Festival. Two lucky fans will have the chance to win a meet and greet with Alesso courtesy of Dancing Astronaut and Bounce Music Festival. Both winners will have VIP tickets to Thursday night’s concert at Mike’s Music and Dance Barn along with complimentary t-shirts. Enter below the break!Posted by
In another u-turn for dance music and its reign over popular American culture, Patriots Point has banned all EDM shows after excessive noise complaints were received during Harbor City Fest on Thursday. At a time when the genre has continued to make loud noise across the nation, Alesso’s headline efforts to a 3,100 strong-crowd were evidently too much for the South Carolina naval base, leading to the decision by the venues executive director Mac Burdette to ban all similar events from the venue.
An official statement from Brudette explained: “We received numerous complaints about the noise level of the music. While we are always willing to consider new and unique events as a museum and tourist attraction, we are always committed to doing the right thing.”
No official statement has been released on behalf of the festival’s promoter, Brightsound, though a mixed wave of reports from residents allegedly unaffected by the event has called to question the legitimacy of the decision. Brudette went on to say that quieter music events would still be allowed to take place at the venue.
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As a modern mainstay in San Francisco’s music scene, The Warfield offers an intimate experience combined with superior acoustics. A once vaudeville theater, this vintage concert hall now serves as the regal backdrop for today’s best and brightest entertainment. Joining past entertainers that range from Bob Dylan to Above & Beyond, Alesso should have felt right at home. Coming off a memorable Main Stage performance at Ultra, the young Swedish sensation continued his North American spring tour with a necessary stop in northern California. Hop below the break to hear 5 tracks you need to know from Alesso at The Warfield.
On the final day of Ultra 2013, a 21-year-old Swede was one (now retired) Swedish House Mafia set away from closing the festival on the main stage. Following twenty minutes of vocally-absent hard-hitting beats, Alesso‘s set was live streamed for the world, and was recorded to become immortalized as one of the weekend’s best. His future hit, “Palladium,” along with the bootleg of “Laktos” and “Calling” worked wonders throughout, but his closing track “If I Lose Myself” became one of the highlights of the weekend.
You’ve seen photographs online after parties that were absolutely bananas. Most likely, you’ve also seen the ones taking those photos, or you’ve seen the flash, and the one responsible has vanished. Camera in hand, I’m one of the many dark figures running through nightclubs, squeezing through groups of people packed in like sardines, trying constantly to find the best spot to capture that one moment when the pyrotechnics erupt and the crowd goes wild. Often times, these seemingly endless treks across clubs are fruitless, and we feel compelled to move again…and again…to chase the perfect shot. It’s always a challenge; every venue is different in its own unique ways. Having just wrapped up photographing some incredible shows during Miami Music Week 2013, here are some of the ways I’ve learned to navigate the insanity that has become EDM photography on the ground and on assignment.
Alesso closed his Ultra Music Festival set with a sentimental yet anthemic production that touched the hearts of the crowd waiting for Swedish House Mafia’s adieu. His remix of OneRepublic’s “If I Lose Myself” has been released via Interscope and is fated to quickly climb its way up the charts before becoming one of the biggest tracks of the summer. In the same vein as his remix for Keane’s “Silenced By The Night,” Alesso takes his hand at a dramatic record and makes it his own with his midas touch.
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