Produced in its entirety by the legendary Stuart Price, Pet Shop Boys 13th studio album “Electric” will see its official release on July 15th. In anticipation of its debut, the iconic band has enlisted none other than Berlin techno-maestro Boys Noize for an official remix of what promises to be the album’s first single, “Axis.” Stripping out the British duo’s new wave sensibilities while leaving its driving bass line intact, Alex Ridha returns to his pre-Out of the Black form. Shirking away any semblance of civility, his rendition of “Axis” is heavy hitting techno at its most primal.
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 Diplo, Deadmau5, and Seth Troxler.
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 Kaskade, Skrillex, Seth Troxler, and more.
If musical terrorists existed, Grand Central would have been swarming with Secret Service agents last Thursday.
It’s not often that the bosses of arguably the three most forward-thinking dance music labels on the planet convene under one roof. With surprise special guest Boys Noize joining an already loaded lineup of Bromance buddies Brodinski and Gesaffelstein and Dirtybird owners Claude VonStroke and Justin Martin, Hard Miami’s second night was akin to a diplomatic summit between techno, electro and tech funk pioneers. At least throw Kavinsky in a bomb shelter or something so dance music can soldier on in case of catastrophe.
While Oliver and Destructo did a fine job warming up the room before a surprise disco-house set from Skream, the energy understandably escalated as Brodinski took the stage against a flickering blue LED backdrop. The Bromance label head really has a way of moving with his music, twisting his frame and gyrating with each audible effect. With quick cuts to filtered-up fake-outs, the artist thrilled the sellout crowd with his unpredictable energy. On his deliciously dark single “Let the Beat Control Your Body,” Brodinski delighted the audience by looping the vocals of Louisahhh!!! and pitch-shifting them down and up, building slowly into a shrill wall of sound before letting the twisted synth drop take over. His set careened through a staggering number of tracks, including label-mate Jacques Lu Cont’s electro-laden “In the Night,” before the ambulance siren and raspy whisper of “Nobody Rules the Streets” announced its end.
Boys Noize‘s latest EP, Out of the Black, saw the iconic electro producer dive into new territory. Still intact, however, were his feverishly unrelenting bass lines and a warehouse aesthetic that was as thrilling as it was haunting. To celebrate the 100th release on the BNR imprint, Boys Noize has commissioned two of electronic music’s most-inspired production duos, The Chemical Brothers and Justice, to remix two cuts from his recent Out of the Black EP. Remixing “XTC” and “Ich R U” respectively, the pairings treat Alex Ridha’s creations with care, using their studiotime to build on the tracks’ already flawless foundations.
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’ve got gems from Steve Angello, Dirty South, Boys Noize, and more.
Like some sort of electronica fever dream, Justice and The Chemical Brothers have signed up for remixing duties on “Ich R U” and “XTC.” To commemorate BNR’s 100th release, both legendary duos take two of Out of the Black’s standout tracks head on – assimilating Boys Noize‘s gritty techno into their unique sonic imprints. On “XTC,” The Chemical Brothers show us a flash of their ability to create intricate soundscapes before allowing the original’s blaring breaks to shatter the airy calm. Justice takes a cue from 2007′s Cross and delivers an anthemic rock-opera iteration of “Ich R U,” complete with the heavily distorted chordplay their productions are most well known for.
Both tracks will be available on March 18th via BNR.
The annual Camp Bisco Festival has revealed its 2013 lineup. The event will return to Indian Lookout Country Club in upstate New York and for its 12th year taking place from July 11 through 13th. The lineup includes the festival’s founders and organizers The Disco Biscuts, alongside Bassnectar, Wolfgang Gartner, Boys Noize, and plenty more.
Camp Bisco has become one of the East Coast’s premiere camping festivals with its eclectic mixture of acts, amazing vibes, and great people. Look forward to nu-disco grooves from Areoplane, trap mosh pits with Baauer and RL Grime, long jam sessions with Lotus and STS9, and even big room electro from Tommy Trash.
Check back on our take from last year’s festival here, grab some tickets and start planning your camping trip.
The 2013 lineup for the infamous Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Tennessee has been announced and will feature a host of electronic artists including A-Trak, Boys Noize, Wolfgang Gartner, and Pretty Lights. In total, 2013′s cast of producers will nearly double from the five in 2012. From Porter Robinson to Four Tet, or Araabmuzik to Paper Diamond, Coachella’s less flashy cousin continues to welcome in the entire spectrum of electronica, pitting some of the genre’s top producers right alongside legendary artists like Tom Petty, Paul McCartney and the Beach Boys.
The highly anticipated “Potato Will Eat You” project from Skrillex, Diplo, and A-Trak has been revealed as a YouTube channel dedicated to the craft of dance music. Potato kicks off with Bang!, a mini-documentary following the history of electronic music with narration from Skrillex and Boys Noize. In the inaugural video, in addition to Dog Blood interviews, Kevin Saunderson reflects on the origin of techno in Detroit and provides rookies and veterans alike with the unparalleled perspective of a pioneer. Watch this week’s episode of Bang! and subscribe to Potato’s YouTube channel today.