July 7th was the hottest day New York City has seen this summer with temperatures flirting above 100-degrees. It was also Alessandro Lindblad’s 21st birthday, and in the dance music world, that meant one thing — a monster celebration. Last summer, Alesso joined his mentor Sebastian Ingrosso at Pacha NYC to play an unidentified track that would become “Calling.” This summer, he took another leap towards maturation — both as an artist, and as an adult — selling out New York’s greatest summer venue and throwing the birthday party of the year.
The official music video for “The Ocean,” Paul van Dyk and Arty’s almost-too-appropriately-titled collaboration, hit the Inter-webs today. The track, from the German trance superstar’s most recent album, Evolution, is a poignant bridge between trance’s past (PvD) and future (Arty). We first heard it when PvD asked us to review Evolution. Here’s what we had to say:
“(The Ocean is) a gorgeous, operatic trance banger that emphatically proves that beauty and bass can happily coexist. The best trance tracks makes you feel weightless. This is one of them.”
The music video, however, doesn’t provide us with that kind of narrative that usually accompanies a major trance track. We weren’t expecting a short film (which is basically what Dash Berlin have given us for some of their releases), but it would’ve been nice to see footage of PvD or Arty. Instead, we’re given some slightly confusing CGI sequences as well as several gratuitous shots of, well, the ocean. Perhaps this video would be more effective as a live visual display during a concert than it is as a YouTube clip.Posted by
Last year, Arty bursted onto DJ Mag’s Top 100 at the 25 slot, and he has just begun his sophomore campaign to climb the ranks even higher in 2012. Voting is underway, and Arty has already delivered a treat for his supporters, a brand new track dubbed “The Slide.” His latest production is not the typical sound that we’ve most recently heard on “Open Space,” but an experimental one that Arty claims he produced for his own listening pleasure. “The Slide” will be part of DJ Mag’s trackitdown compilation, a complimentary package dedicated to the beginning of voting. As Arty has already encouraged fans: listen, relax, and enjoy.Posted by
With a new radio show under his belt and lots of new music for the summer, Arty took Spring Awakening in full force. The Russian sensation performed along artists like R3hab, Nervo, and Hardwell at Chicago’s newest EDM festival. If you didn’t see Arty at Spring Awakening, then checkout our massive festival guide if you’re trying to catch him this summer – or you could go to the Paladium in LA and see him with Eric Prydz instead.Posted by
When you’re building a strong case for rookie-of-the-year, there is no time to rest – just ask Arty. The youngster has released his latest effort, “Open Space,” fortifying himself as an elite neophyte while he continues to climb the ranks past veterans. The new single embodies Arty as a producer, crossing over between trance and progression while attaining big room energy. Admirers of EDM have taken hold of Arty’s fresh sound and will be pleased to hear that his latest offering comes from the same winning combination that brought you “Around The World,” “Mozart,” and “Kate,” as Anjunabeats has released “Open Space” on Beatport today.
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Arty is turning up the heat this summer, having announced his new radio show ‘Together We Are.’ The weekly hour of Arty music will be live every Saturday from 1am-2am EST on Sirius XM. The inaugural episode of ‘Together We Are’ will broadcast on June 23rd and you can countdown the seconds with Arty on the radioshow’s promotional site 2getherweare.com. Stay tuned and be ready to unite with Arty in less than two weeks.Posted by
Another daylong event has been added to the string of parties that will be hosted at New York City’s Governors Island this summer. This time, it is more than a concert, but a celebration, as Alesso will be partying with New York City fans on his 21st birthday. The lineup has been announced and the soon to be legal Swede will be bringing Arty and Otto Knows along to throw a birthday party for the ages. Join Alesso and friends as he will be taking his first sips of alcohol in the United States (legally) on Saturday, July 7th. Fans ages 18+ are welcome to join and the party will last from 4pm to midnight. You might as well put this one in the books today – the event on July 7th is already looking like it will be one of the bigger parties of the summer.
Update: Apparently the first round of tickets are sold out, but there are more available from Clubtickets.
As the countdown to Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas crosses the 2-week mark, fans are rounding up their groups of friends in preparation for what could be the single biggest party of the year. Last year’s event was an enormous success on many levels, and this year’s edition is poised to reach even greater heights.
While the festival itself runs 3 nights from Friday June 8th to Sunday June 10th, a dizzying selection of EDM artists will be playing daytime and nighttime parties all over Las Vegas during the Insomniac-sponsored “EDC Week”. So if you and your friends need some help in staying organized and making sure you don’t miss out, click past the break for a full calendar of EDC Week events and planning resources: (more…)Posted by
If you’ve already listened to our latest Axis podcast with Arty but are looking for more, we’ve got good news for you. Arty’s latest production, “Open Space,” was selected as Record of The Week on the latest Trance Around The World podcast. The track preserves the sound we’ve grown to love from Arty, and has a nice soothing build while still remaining incredibly upbeat. The middle section picks up the energy and gets the energy flowing, and will most definitely bring boring dancefloors to life. No word on release date, but it’ll be out on Anjunabeats whenever it does show up for purchase.Posted by
If you have been following us here at Dancing Astronaut, then you have probably taken notice of our radio show Axis by now. You’ve also probably noticed that on Axis, we’ve featured guest mixes from some of the biggest names in EDM, including Swanky Tunes, R3hab, Robbie Rivera, and TheFatRat.
For our ninth episode, we’ve got 22 year old Arty in the mix, showcasing his trouse and big room stylings. He kicks off his Dancing Astronaut debut with his unreleased collab with BT and Nadia Ali, and includes massive tracks from Swedish House Mafia, Mat Zo, and Porter Robinson to name a few.