Sebastien Benett joins the Dancing Astronaut Radio family for Episode 85 of Axis. Hailing from Paris, the owner of HFI Records and one fourth of Reepublic, showcases his taste for whiplash-inducing electro house through 15 tracks of club-ready synthwork. Featuring a plethora of his own originals and remixes, Benett mixes with the same type of rock star attitude that defined his early year’s as a drummer. Press play to hear originals like “Lucifer,” “Prometheus” and “Diablo” — not to mention a brand new ID from Alesia and Benett’s own mash-up of Nirvana’s “Rape Me.”
In what has been a banner year for Henry Fong, the Florida breakout took a break from studio work to give DA readers a taste of what’s currently making him tick. In the midst of prepping for a slew of New Year’s dates, the Spinnin/Hysteria/Megatron-signed producer has provided a 21-track Axis mix with a 50/50 split of his own mashes and mixes and material from a wide swatch of his contemporaries. Bouncing from Disclosure to DJ Snake, Autoerotique to Eminem, the electro mainstay effectively busts out of his genre box using the swift kick of a bootleg. Relying on comfort zone hit tracks only to shake listeners from complacency, the mix breathes unconventionality back into the Beatport Top 100.
The newest edition of Dancing Astronaut’s Axis Radio comes courtesy of our very own EEKO. The fast-paced mix is laden with new material and exclusive bootlegs, with unreleased tracks from Avicii, The Chainsmokers, Martin Garrix, Mercer, & TJR, and two new EEKO edits. Amid the quick transitions and peak time track selection, the mix features recent productions from Tiësto, Deorro, Hardwell, and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike. Download it for free from iTunes.Posted by
What do we know about Botnek? Aside from being a dance music duo from Montreal, they’re responsible for some of the heaviest electro house edits around to tracks like “Easy” and “Animals.” For the 82nd episode of Axis Radio, we hand over the reigns to the Canadian duo for an all-out electro assault. With 31 tracks packed into their hour long mix, Botnek show off plenty of earth-shattering mashups and edits to artists like The Chemical Brothers, Fedde Le Grand and more. Perhaps even more intriguing are their various cover of tracks like “Block Rockin’ Beats” and “Dear New York.”
Anjunabeats talent Norin & Rad have been steadily making a name for themselves with feisty originals like “Bird is the Word” and stadium-sized remixes to tracks like Armin van Buuren’s “Suddenly Summer.” Taking over Axis radio for the first time, the California duo showcase their thirst for diversity, integrating every genre from electro house to trance to dubstep and midtempo. With tracks from Skrillex, Boys Noize, Mat Zo, Audien and more, the mix is an intriguing blend of harder hitting dance records and lighter trance and progressive house pieces.
Fresh off a stretch consisting off hot releases, Mike Hawkins mixed DA‘s 80th episode of Axis radio. His hour-long mix kicks off with a pair of the aforementioned tunes, first with this summer’s “Jump” and the upcoming “Hot Steppa” as the latter. Engaging selections progress and Hawkins showcases studio capabilities with some recent remixes he’s done for the likes of The White Stripes and Paul Oakenfold. This weekly does of Axis brings a heavier dose of electro house to last the weekend, so get acquainted with Mike Hawkins.
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For the latest edition of Axis Radio, we hand over the reigns to Sick Individuals for an hour long onslaught of electro and progressive house. Squeezing in a total of 22 tracks into their Axis debut, the rising duo move through countless of their own remixes, originals, and bootlegs in a torrential fashion. With no shortage of compelling mashups and edits, the mix will constantly take you by surprise. Quite appropriately, the mix wraps up with Sick Individuals’ recent Beatport-topping Axwell collaboration “I AM.”
Injecting a breath of fresh air and new flavor into his still brief tenure at Phazing Records, Michael Brun has released three of his best productions last month in the form of his Gravity EP. But the gem of an extended play is expected to be nothing less than a launching pad for the Dirty South understudy as remixes for Alicia Keys and Calvin Harris bolster a reputation and style that’s only skyrocketing. Taking to DA’s weekly Axis podcast, Brun masters mixing duties for episode 77, and the hour-long outing includes some of the aforementioned smashes, exclusive edits and remixes, along with some of the hottest records across progressive house.Posted by
Formally known as Those Usual Suspects, Dirty South’s Phazing understudy has been on a steady kick under his newfound moniker of Maarcos. Since the release of “Blaze,” he’s marked himself as a producer and DJ to keep an eye on and now he’s taken his talents to DA’s weekly Axis mix for its 75th installment. A unique outing of progressive house, Maarcos includes new tunes such as Axwell and Sick Indivudal’s “I Am” along with exclusive of his own edits and remixes.
Where the industry has chimed for an influx in female talents, Australian-bred breakout and AXIS guest mixer Helena has truly risen to the task. After a prolific spree of the North American club circuit and a recent signing to renowned artist agency Spin, the up-and-coming DJ/producer unveils an official after movie of her US tour shenanigans. Enroute to impending single “Breathe,” it takes less than five minutes for Helena to assert the positive momentum now following her globetrotting career. Hit more to see the video and remaining tour dates and keep eyes peeled for the new single.
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9/28 – Mansion, Miami