The festival season in Australia is just picking up, and Avicii has snatched up the headlining spot at the EDM Stage at the touring Future Music Festival, set to kick off Saturday, March 2nd in Brisbane. The festival, hitting all major Australian cities throughout March, already has a large and diverse lineup but Avicii’s announcement is considered to be another cherry on top of this Aussie sundae for fan’s of his catchy and danceable productions from over the last several years. The full lineup includes heavy hitters like The Prodigy, The Stone Roses, Richie Hawtin, Boys Noize, Hardwell, Sven Väth, Cosmic Gate, and Madeon to name a few. For full lineup, tickets, dates, and more announcements head here.Posted by
Earlier this month Avicii announced that he would be orchestrating the world’s largest music collaboration, and we thought that was big. What may be even bigger are his plans for Miami Music Week 2013, which have been revealed as a project dubbed The Avicii Hotel.
Manager Ash Pournouri teased this image with the caption: “I guess the cat’s out of the bag now. Miami 2013 let’s do this bigger and better! Site launch and rooms announced soon. Keep a look out.” With two months left on the calendar before Miami Music Week, we expect more details in the near future.Posted by
Fresh off an announcement of their incredible residency roster, Wynn Las Vegas has announced the lineup for their take over of the Park City Live venue in Park City, Utah. Scheduled to coincide with the famed film festival, Wynn’s lineup will feature dance music all stars, Afrojack, Avicii, Cedric Gervais and Nero – all of whom will be spinning at the famed club throughout the weekend.
Hop past the break for the official event schedule and more info.
Pretend you’ve never been to Marquee (at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas.) Adrenaline seeps into your veins as you step through the velvety partitions. You are surrounded by suits and legs bookended by ultra-mini dresses and stilettos. Just before the elevator doors opens, the operator mirrors the grins around him and says, “Have fun tonight!” Drink in hand, you make your way to the floor. In case you weren’t sure, a mural on a wall proclaims, “You’re not in Kansas anymore.”
Driving through the desert from Orange County to Vegas, we were treated to the rare spectacle of moonrise over the barren peaks. Less than 24 hours ago, I had gotten final confirmation that I had won Dancing Astronaut’s editorial contest to cover the New Year’s Eve weekend at Marquee. Because no road trip to Vegas would be complete without it, we stopped at In-N-Out, hoping some double-doubles would fortify us against the sub-40 Nevada chill. After making a real friend out of the internet friend we were crashing with, we hastily decked ourselves out and hopped back on the I-15 towards the piercing, gleaming lights of the strip. The most powerful spotlight on earth reaches out towards the infinite depths of space from the top of the Luxor pyramid; like moths to flame, we were irresistibly compelled.
Kicking off a brand new video series, “Australasia,” Avicii brings us behind the scenes of his tour of both continents of the creatively combined title. In the first installment, Tim is portrayed traveling, playing live shows, interacting backstage with Dillon Francis, and working up new music with his manager, Ash. Taking Australia by storm, Avicii heads to Perth to headline Stereosonic where he finds time to mingle with Sander van Doorn and Tommy Trash moments before his set. Watch episode one to see the hard work behind the fun, and stay tuned for more from the “Australasia” video series coming soon.Posted by
Avicii is putting together the world’s largest music collaboration to be launched on January 9th, but it won’t involve pop, rock, or hip-hop artists. Instead, fans have the opportunity to contribute for themselves via melody, chords, bass, break, beat, or fills. The project’s teaser site gives everyone the chance to download the initial chord progression before finalizing submissions next week. Watch the teaser video, play around with the chords, and be ready to be part of the world’s largest music collaboration when Tim launches his project next Wednesday, January 9th.
2012 has been an exciting year for dance music, the scene has grown beyond any of our comprehensions, supplanting itself in popular culture, fueling the soundtrack of commercials, sitcoms, and even a Disney movie — shaking the foundation popular culture by establishing a new wave of music consumer. At the forefront of everything have been the artists, the true pioneers of the electronic dance music wave. With a scene as large and expansive as EDM, it was hard to honor only 50 – for every David Guetta or Calvin Harris there are droves of aspiring bedroom producers all doing their fair share of pushing the movement — simply by creating and sharing their art. With the EDM explosion officially in full swing in 2012, we saw countless new artists emerge, seasoned producers experiment with new sounds, and massive collaborations form that made crowning the “best” artist a nearly impossible task.
We’ve already covered 40 of the Biggest Artists of 2012 – hop past the break to see our picks for the final 10.
Avicii and Nicky Romero finally release ‘I Could Be The One,’ their collaboration formerly known as ‘Nicktim’
One of the most highly anticipated tracks of the year has been Avicii and Nicky Romero’s “Nicktim.” Following months of foresight, Pete Tong premiered the final product, which with the addition of a vocal has been renamed “I Could Be The One.” Easily Avicii’s most contagious tune since “Levels” took the world by storm, his Nicky Romero collaboration has been a festival staple and an instant favorite that has never failed to please a crowd.
While the track has been infamously bootlegged with Justice’s “D.A.N.C.E.,” the mastered vocal works wonders with the happy-go-lucky track, and for those who prefer the former “Nicktim,” the original mix comes packaged with its instrumental. Also included are remixes from Audrio and Didrick, available for purchase via Tim’s LE7ELS imprint. Listen to the latest anthem to rattle the dance music world and jump beyond the break for the official video.
To close out 2012, Dancing Astronaut Radio is back with a new episode filled with exclusive tracks. Norman Doray takes over this week, making his Axis debut on our 32nd episode. For more information and a complete tracklist, jump past the break.
As the release date for the long awaited “Nictim” nears, Avicii and Nicky Romero have released the official video days before its release. “I Could Be The One” portrays a woman whose life is just not going her way, as she drifts into a dream world of an island where she she can do just about anything she wants. Her dream is quickly shattered when she realizes she is stuck in her current position, triggering a rampage at work. The ending is perfect — lets just leave it at that. “I Could Be The One” will be released on December 29th.