Presenting us with the hottest in new music from around the globe, Pete Tong showered us in delicacies last night during his weekly BBC Radio 1 dance music marathon. Kicking the show off with the world premiere of Kaskade’s autonomously sung and produced new single “Atmosphere,” moving on into Sander van Doorn’s electrifying “Neon,” and the bouncy, big room Hardwell remix of Krewella’s “Alive,” followed by other progressive anthems.
Pete’s coveted “Essential New Tune” went to none other than ex-SHM member Axwell for the remode his new single “Centre of The Universe,” replacing Francesco Rossi’s enigmatic tune “Paper Aeroplane” from last week. Daft Punk continued the discussion with Tong in Part 2 of their Coachella interview while immersing in new tracks off RAM “Giorgio By Moroder,” “Loose Yourself to Dance” and “Instant Crush.”
London-based techno producer Scuba ran through his picks for week’s “Goodie Goodies” including Locked Groove’s “Do It Anyway” and favorite tune of the year Dusky’s “Vanishing Point,” while house legend Kerri Chandler was knighted into Tong’s “Hall of Fame” while explaining the compelling story behind “Bar A Thym.” Tong pins Blond:ish as his future star, ending of with a hot mix from Israeli tech-house sensation Guy Gerber.
Last weekend, Axwell put his first step forward as a producer in his post-Swedish House Mafia world and debuted his forthcoming single. “Center of the Universe” was welcomed with warm reception from the moment Pete Tong gave it its world premiere. Fans eager for the track will be gifted with the Axtone release this summer, but it will be Axwell’s remode version of a record that he’s kept tight since 2009. “Center of the Universe” has been Ax’s best kept secret, so watch him debut the song in Australia four years ago and get a sense of the original mix.
Officially kicking off his born-again solo career this month, Axwell is finally making way for a production that has been in the works since 2009. Premiered by Pete Tong on last night’s Essential Selection, the remode of “Center of the Universe” remains constructed by the paralleled piano and vocals of the original while offering an all new groove with the percussion. Modernizing his longtime secret weapon, Axwell produces his forthcoming single with stylings similar to his recent remix of Discopolis’ “Falling,” finding a vintage dance vibe through a balance of easygoing and hypnotic rhythm. Due for an Axtone release, the remode of “Center of the Universe” has yet to receive an official release date.
Tonight on Pete Tong’s weekly BBC Radio 1 show, Axwell will present the world premiere remode of his highly anticipated new single “Center of the Universe.” To create buzz for the new project, the former Sweden House Mafia member has teamed up with Danish brewing company Carlsberg to debut an interactive ‘Where’s the party?’ campaign video. Running in 22 countries in Europe, Asia and North America, “Where’s the party?” aims to be the social event of the year and the summer’s most exciting party experience. It has already been revealed the party will take place in Stockholm at the iconic Swedish Maritime Museum on August 31st. To access the promo site, interact and hear snippets, click here on a chrome browser.
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 Steve Angello, Afrojack, and Diplo.
DubVision’s remix of “Committed To Sparkle Motion” has been an undisputed anthem of 2012 and continues popularity in 2013. The big room, hard-hitting electro escalates with chords as it escalates through DJ sets, but the original tune is taking another direction with its latest remix. Now that Axwell has got his hand on “Falling” from Discopolis, the former Swedish House Mafia member is turning back the clock, embedding the sounds that he grew up on. Opposed to its anthemic counterpart, Axwell’s rendition dishes a groovy, afterhours, Swedish nightclub vibe circa 2006.
DubVision struck gold with their remix of Discopolis’ “Committed To Sparkle Motion,” as it became an instant anthem after its debut from Axwell at Electric Zoo. The vocal has become so engrained in the minds of dance music fans, that Axwell is giving the track another spin for his imprint — this time, the remix duties are his own. Axwell strays from the stylings of its anthemic predecessor with a repose yet groovy beat reminiscent of club tunes he’s produced while still contained to the European dance scene. His radio edit dubbed “Falling” is slated to be released on May 5th via Axtone Records.
As reported by Australian blog inthemix.com, Swedish House Mafia’s unofficial fourth member, manager Amy Thomson, spoke at IMS Engage in Los Angeles last night as she looks towards her next chapter. Surrounded by the likes of Lady Gaga’s manager and other industry executives, Thomson touched upon the fate of dance music in America, answered questions about the possibility of a reunion tour, and gave insight to her future that includes a new brand from two of the trio’s members.
Two-thirds of the former Swedish House Mafia are taking their recent split quite literally with the title of their summer 2013 Ibiza Residency. Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso are teaming up for a weekly concept party dubbed ‘Departures,’ every Wednesday at Ibiza’s Ushuaia. Set to kick off their latest project as a duo, ‘Departures’ will begin on June 12th with the full announcement coming soon. This isn’t the first time Axel and Sebastian have aligned for post-SHM plans, as the two have connected for Las Vegas residencies at Light.
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.