Last week, Annie Mac debuted Russ Chimes‘ brand new original track on her weekly radio show as the Special Delivery tune. From the start, the infectious lead play fools you into thinking that a dreamy progressive cut is on our hands; but its not until the vocals hit that you notice the complete house anthem Chimes has created. Fresh off the release of “Back 2 You,” we’ve basically come to expect consistent hit-making out of him. Release date is unknown, but according to his Soundcloud page, it’s “coming soon.”Posted by
Doorly is known as a bit of a jack-of-all-trades in the dance music community; he has acted as Usher’s DJ, done guest mixes for Radio 1, taken up residencies in Ibiza, and worked with everyone from Grandmaster Flash to Basement Jaxx to Nero and Skrillex. His latest release, “Rush,” out today on Jeffree’s exhibits all of this diverse creative energy in one track. The tune is a full-on feel good vintage house track with an incredibly deep breakdown and dizzying chord and synth work. The remix package includes stabs from Problem Child’s two step vibe, Go Freek, Lenkemz, and Rail & Priors on the drum and bass tip. Annie Mac loves it, we love it, you’ll love it too.
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!
Steve Angello took to Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 broadcast to celebrate 10 years of success with friends old and new. Before jumping into the music, Steve spoke upon topics such as the final tour of Swedish House Mafia, the future of his solo career, and his upcoming album Wild Youth, which he revealed will be ready for March 2013.
Prepared with a trip down memory lane in the form of a minimix, ’10 Years of Me & My Friends,’ turns back the clock, reaching into the archives of the past decade for tracks with colleagues such as Eric Prydz, Laidback Luke, and of course, Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso. Listen to what Mr. Angello had to say in an interview with Annie Mac and listen to his latest minimix — tracklist below the break.
Editors Note: Steve gives optimism to the upcoming winter season, claiming “dark brings disco.” We hope the Mescal Kid is right.
One of the many new tracks Afrojack previewed for us in the studio last week, “Annie’s Theme” finally has a proper preview and release date. The track, which balances a hefty amount of bleepiness with melodic chord progressions, is a prime example of ‘Afrojack music’ — a sound that’s distinctly different than what anyone else puts out but remains distinctly Afrojack in its composition. The working titled has apparently stuck after being officially previewed on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show, making her one of the only people on the planet to get an Afrojack song named after her (to our knowledge). Here’s to hoping Afrojack does the same when it comes time to release the “Dancing Astronaut song” we’ve been obsessed with since EDC New York. In the meantime, “Annie’s Theme” will be released on Wall November 5th.Posted by
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the legendary James Bond series, Annie Mac recently commissioned a special 5 minute James Bond minimix. Outstanding British DJs, A Skillz and Krafty Kuts, craft an absolutely masterful mix laying famous Bond vocal samples over some of the most recognizable film theme songs. Regardless of whether your a Bond fan or not, trust us when we say that you are not going to want to miss this minimix. It is a terrific tribute to the second most successful film franchise ever and is a true display of mixing skill from two of the most technically gifted DJs in the game. Check out the full minimix after the break:
British electro mastermind, Fake Blood, is giving away one of his latest releases for free in conjunction with Annie Mac’s Free Music Monday series. “Bionic,” the third track on his recently released Yes/No EP, is a classic Fake Blood production. Theo Keating delivers yet again with the trademark sinister electro sound that has won him legions of fans over the past few years. Check out the track and grab the free download after the break.
Calvin Harris’ upcoming album 18 Months is sure to feature a number of impressive vocalists alongside Calvin himself, and one of the first singles off the album is “Sweet Nothing” with Florence Welch (AKA Florence and the Machine). Annie Mac debuted the Tiesto remix of the track on her show earlier this week, and the production feels like a truly combined effort between the three musicians. Calvin Harris’ original melody lends itself nicely to Tiesto’s usual synths and percussion elements, but Florence’s vocal tops it all off with a gentler touch. A full remix package for “Sweet Nothing” will be released October 14th, including versions from Qulinez, Burns, and Dirtyloud.
Any given Afrojack liveset is sure to include a number of unreleased, untitled, (and probably) unfinished tracks, and Nick Van De Wall likes keeping us in the dark on new releases until he is good and ready. Last time we went through this cycle, we ended up with “Rock The House,” a huge banger that was first debuted at Ultra, and then teased again and again until its eventual release in mid July.
Well, Afrojack has revealed another ID track, this time with the temporary name “Annie’s Theme” — fitting for Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show where the track was most recently showcased. The song, which has followed a similar debut pattern as “Rock The House,” is a standard Afrojack affair, complete with bleeps, bloops, and lots of whizzing and scratching. Nick says that “it’s a piece of music… it doesn’t need a name,” but we’re sure it’ll get something fitting when it is eventually released. Listen to the preview below, and let us know what you think in the comments.
We first heard Feed Me’s upcoming single, “Little Cat Steps,” when the London-based producer dropped it during his twenty minute mix on Annie Nightingale’s BBC Radio 1 show at the end of July. However, a longer version of the track has surfaced via Annie Mac’s own Radio 1 time slot. “Little Cat Steps” features a pounding electronic bassline complimented by a consortium of wobbles, scratches, and progressive synth play that makes this track a formidable follow-up to his Escape from Electric Mountain EP. Check out the rip below and hold tight for August 20th release via mau5trap Records.Posted by