When they’re not spinning records and entertaining fans many DJs return home to their families to deliver a different kind of entertainment. They trade in their records for tutus and crowns, funny faces, cotton candy, and matching attire. In honor of Father’s Day we’ve decided to shift our focus from their DJ duties to their diaper daddy duties.
Axwell’s first single post-Swedish House Mafia has already established itself as one of the biggest tracks of 2013 and now “Center of the Universe” receives its official music video. Desperately searching for the source of the mysterious track, a group of friends chase a hooded Axwell through downtown city streets – begging the question “Where’s the party?”
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Indulging us in another week of dance music hits, Pete crowns Eric Prydz new track “Layers” not only as the one of the “most in demand tunes in the world” but also as his Essential New Tune. We also get to hear Nervo’s favorite picks for the weekly Goody Goodies, and witness Armand Van Helden as the fifth member knighted into Pete Tong’s Hall of Fame.
Kicking off the progressive take of Pete’s show, we are infiltrated with the Swedes including Sebastian Ingrosso & Axwell’s new Monster’s Inc tune “Roar,” the hyped of Carli remix of Ingrosso & Tommy Trash’s “Reload” and Axwell’s massive new tune “Centre of the Universe,” among others. Pete plays Disclosure’s “Grab Her” as his favorite cut off their new album ‘Settle.’
Nervo slides us through their current personal picks including Ummet Ozcan’s “Airport” and Mike Magoo’s “The Show” while talking about their upcoming album and Ibiza summer plans. Pete names his future new star as the Miami born techno star Danny Daze, while we finish off with a limited edition weekend hot mix from German deep house master Henrik Schwarz.
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Since leaving the world behind as the super-trio once known as Swedish House Mafia, Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso have taken a route of their own. That route has brought them to an unexpected venue to display their latest production; the soundtrack for Disney Pixar’s “Monsters Inc.” sequel, “Monsters University.” Originally premiered on Pete Tong’s Essential Selection, the Swedes reveal a new facet of their production chops, crafting “Roar” with bouncier electro, and progression as animated as its host soundtrack. While “Monsters University” hits theaters in three weeks, and its soundtrack hits shelves in two, Axwell and Ingrosso’s lead single has officially been released ahead of Monster-mania.
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Summer is just beginning — Ibiza had its opening fiestas last weekend, festivals in the UK are all gearing up for their rainy fates, and Pete Tong is prepping the dance music world for some of the season’s memorable anthems. This week’s Essential Selection kicks off in usual fashion, wasting no time delving into the freshest records from commercial artists. As expected, there was Axwell’s “Center of the Universe” (a former Essential New Tune), Tiësto’s first original of 2013 “Take Me” with Kyler England, a full version of the very new Bingo Players’ remix of Dada Life’s “Boing Clash Boom,” and the world premiere of Axwell & Sebastian Ingrosso’s new track “Roar” for Disney’s new Monsters University.
Want an easy way to make sure you are up to date on all the latest, best music? Dancing Astronaut takes a look at the top 10 tracks officially released in May and ranks them based on a combination of reader feedback, track quality, editorial preference & critical reception.
Dancing Astronaut wraps up May for you with another edition of our top 10 tracks of the month. May’s list features massive tracks from reader favorites Axwell, Hardwell with Dyro, Cirez D, and more. Not to be missed are also fantastic efforts from Arston, Steve Angello with Jacques Lu Cont, and Knife Party. Click past the break for our top 10 tracks of May!
Debuted by Pete Tong on Radio 1, and achieving Essential New Tune status shortly thereafter, “Center of the Universe” showcases the impeccible Axwell ear for perfection we’ve all come know and love. Coming by way of his own Axtone imprint, the single serves as his first single post-Swedish House Mafia and as a remode of the original version kept tight since 2009. Featuring the vocals of Magnus Carlsson, the track takes us on a hypnotic flight of emotional synth work and intricate percussion lines, serving as a great contender to “Get Lucky” for the sole anthem of summer 2013.
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Two thirds of the Swedish House Mafia, Sebastian Ingrosso and Axwell, have teamed up with Disney to lend their electronic touches to the Monster’s University soundtrack. Their latest collaboration “Roar” will be released on June 4th alongside remixes from Style of Eye and Yogi and has been featured in the first trailer for Disney’s follow up to the wildly successful Monsters Inc.
Head on over to Apple.com to watch the trailer and catch a sneak peek of the duo’s latest.
Pete Tong rounds up this week in dance music with Essential New Tune ‘Centre of the Universe,’ ‘Atmosphere’ premiere, Daft Punk interview
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.
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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.Posted by