Social media has greatly enhanced the connection between fans and artists by allowing them to connect on a level far greater than that of a spectator. Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram have given us an unprecedented look into the lives of our modern day rockstars by taking us behind the booth, into their homes and studios, and even sometimes into their pasts. Click below the break to check out some of your favorite artists in their younger years and find out which superstars got an early start by strumming guitars or tickling the ivories. We have shots from Steve Angello, Chuckie, Skrillex, Nervo, A-Trak, and more.
“Where My Head’s At” is a feature from Dancing Astronaut that gives readers a quick glimpse into an editor’s personal music tastes and how they developed. Subject matter will be all over the map, but we want to let you get a feel for individual editors, and where their heads are at.
This dance music empire is built on pre-packaged euphoria. Every break, build, and drop is carefully calculated to appeal to your ears and legs. There’s nothing wrong with that. If you’re looking for someone to sneer at the break up of Swedish House Mafia or to downplay Avicii’s brand of buoyant pop, there’s no shortage of music critics reveling in newfound electronic hipsterdom. But dance music was made to be enjoyed. It was made to be enjoyed with the friends, family, and fellow festival-goers that infuse dance events with a collective energy that transcends the individual men and women behind the mixer. Last year, I found that while I still enjoyed these experiences, the polished chord progressions and radio-ready hooks were beginning to ring hollow in my ears.
Best of Instagram is a feature from Dancing Astronaut that showcases our favorite pictures from our favorite DJs on Instragram each week. This week, we’ve got gems from Steve Angello, Annie Mac, Chuckie, and more.
It’s no secret that here at Dancing Astronaut we love us some gritty techno. Ever-adoring fans of Brodinski and his Bromance crew, we bring to you this morning the Frenchman’s FabricLive Radio Mix from back in 2011. The UK album series (owned and operated by the nightclub Fabric in London) rotates monthly between Fabric and FabricLive mixes — always delivering a wide range of genres and styles of electronic music and beyond. Brodi’s mixes also remind us he’s not easily constrained to a genre. He mixes in deep house and more radio-friendly tunes just as easily and he can push an audience deep into a rabbit hole. Enjoy this one, and if you’re lucky enough maybe you can even pop by and see the Bromance Night at Le Bain in Manhattan tonight. Click through for a full tracklist.
French DJ/Producers Canblaster and Brodinski join forces to offer up a slice of techno heaven with their rework to Symphony Hall’s “One Night Stand.” The track features a rhythmic bass line with pulsating synth work throughout — perfectly underlining Jay Norton’s vocals. This year we’ve seen a lot of fresh techno material come out of France from labels like Brodinski’s Bromance, and in this case Marble Music. Enjoy this free download to close out your year and expect a lot more from this camp in the year to come.Posted by
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, and 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 have run through the Biggest Tracks of 2012 and now we are ready to unveil our picks for the most influential artists of the year. From massive songs to record labels to phenomenal performances, producers have become the new rock stars of the music industry. Click below the break to see who we’ve chosen as the biggest artists over year — let’s start with rankings 50-41.
Best of Instagram is a feature from Dancing Astronaut that showcases our favorite pictures from our favorite DJs on Instragram each week. This week, we’ve got gems from David Guetta, Chromeo, Steve Aoki, and more.
From the moment that Brodinski and his manager Manu created their brainchild, Bromance Records, a new wave of French techno has been being forged by the likes of Gesaffelstein, Jacques Lu Cont, and a batch of other diverse acts. The label’s seventh release has been delegated to the boss man himself, and features a two-track EP entitled “Dance Like Machines” and “Hypnotize.”
As depicted in the artwork above, Brodinski proclaims the lead track on the EP “is the result of many hours spent in strip clubs,” adding that he’s “in love with those girls who give you pretty much everything by dancing.” “Hypnotize” is the more club-ready track, featuring bouncy acid techno making it out to be a bona fide dance floor pleaser. “Play it loud and you’ll see,” Brodinski demands.
We know what you’re thinking – a summer mixtape as the forbidding weather of winter approaches? If you’re anything like us, the first sign of winter has us fantasizing about the far ahead summer months. Allow today’s Good Morning Mix from Bromance Records artist Louisahhh to turn things back a few pages. This thirty minute mix features the deeper, sexier pastures of house music — the exact sound Louisahh has been championing over the past few months. As a vocalist and producer, her works are present throughout the segment. Her collaborations with Brodinski on “Let The Beat Control Your Body” and “Nobody Rules The Streets” were big hits this summer — so if you missed them by chance, check the mix below. Full track list after the jump.
Best of Instagram is a feature from Dancing Astronaut that showcases our favorite pictures from our favorite DJs on Instragram each week. This week, we’ve got gems from Hardwell, Diplo, Nervo, and more.
Do you want to have your photos included in our Best of Instagram feature? All you have to do to be eligible is use the hashtag “#astrogram” in your photo entry on Instagram. Keep your photos DA or dance music-related, and we’ll choose one user-submitted photo to include each week. Click past the break to see this week’s #astrogram contest winner.