Armada are just about ready to kick off their weekly summer at Privilege Ibiza, made all the more apparent with a rigorous run of remixes for label mainstay BT’s latest melodic masterpiece. As the first taste of Transeau’s forthcoming artist album for the label, the track’s remix package could only be of the highest caliber. Kicked off by Anjunabeats breakout Ilan Bluestone, the quality is upheld through a rigorous yet melodic remodel aimed at the progressive peak time skyline. Israeli trance crossover Maor Levi is second to bat, building delicately and throwing the track into a low-end apex of electro-savvy lead work. Showing significant aptitude in the face of a high-profile remix, both renditions suggest that Armada still knows a thing or two about cutting edge talent and bringing it alongside its more prestigious assets.
After appearing on loads of live sets, radio broadcasts, and podcasts, Super8 & Tab‘s “L.A.” is now getting two official remixes from two major players in the trance game. BT, making his Anjunabeats debut, and Juventa, returning from a three-year hiatus, have taken their remix tactics to the fan favorite from Anjunabeats Volume 10. BT takes the classic elements of the original and puts a definitive BT stamp on it, creating a high-energy symphony of white noise, soaring synths, and massive electro riffs. Juventa brings out the big guns and adds a gritty, heart-stopping drop, all while maintaining a fantastic atmosphere using the original airy vocals and melody-driven chordplay. The high-flying remix package is out today on Anjunabeats.
BT’s latest release, “Skylarking,” comes from the trance album of all trance albums — Armin van Buuren’s A State Of Trance 2013. Unlike the compilation’s other notable singles, “Nehalennia” and “D# Fat,” BT’s production slows down the heavy-hitters with a delicate, soothing harmony. Delivering old-fashion bliss for an album that has accelerated in sound, BT takes ASOT fans directly to cloud nine. “Skylarking” has been made available on Beatport and will hit remaining portals on March 4th courtesy of Armada.
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Canada’s very own Afterhours.FM online streaming radio has been celebrating the end of 2012 in quite impressive form. The station, mostly geared towards trance fans, has been welcoming over 20 trance DJs per day to share a one or two hour set over the airwaves. We’ve collected a number of these sets (seventeen to be exact) for your listening and downloading pleasure. We’re only on Day 5, so keep checking back for more sets if you’re aching for a little more high energy trance in your life. Check out sets from Armin, Gabriel and Dresden, BT, Rank 1, Ronski Speed, and more after the break.
It’s inevitable that countdowns will always spark controversy, that’s just the nature of the beast. Some tracks will be snubbed, some overlooked, and some ranked higher than you may have expected. We’ve already gone over our ranking criteria at length but despite our own self-imposed guidelines, 2012 proved to be more difficult to rank than years past. With the EDM explosion officially in full swing throughout the year, the sheer number of releases was mind numbing, and — consequently — nearly impossible to rank. There has been no greater challenge for the editors at Dancing Astronaut than creating the list of the Biggest Tracks of 2012.
Love them or hate them, overplayed or under-appreciated, here are the songs that defined the 2012 EDM explosion, numbers 50-41.
After watching Pixar’s “Partysaurus Rex” I was left wondering what it would be like to party with inanimate objects in a bathtub. Although I doubt my toys will ever rage with me, I can at least recreate the scene with the video’s official theme song, “Partysaurus Overflow.” BT & Au5′s track starts off progressive but eventually morphs into something much grungier. Listening to it in full I almost forget that it has Disney’s stamp of approval. Does it have yours?
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Quick to follow his remix with Hardwell, “Elements,” Dannic is back with his take of Arty, Nadia Ali, and BT’s “Must Be The Love.” The bubbling melodies and soulful vocals have come to make one of the bigger tracks of the year, and Dannic brings his progressive power to up the ante. Filled with newfound energy, his remix swaps the trance elements for rolling drums and deep kicking undertones. Purchase Dannic’s rendition of “Must Be The Love” on Beatport packaged with remixes from Shogun and Au5.
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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 September and ranks them based on a combination of reader feedback, track quality, editorial preference & critical reception.
The amount of terrific productions released in September made curating this list extremely difficult, as we felt there were nearly twenty tracks that all warranted a spot in the top 10. That said, we have a list of ten very impressive tracks for you after the break, featuring entries from heavy hitters like Swedish House Mafia and Calvin Harris along with other artists that you will be less familiar with. Read on past the break for our full top 10.
The hottest rookie the game and one iconic producer have joined forced with a gifted electronic vocalist for one of this months biggest tracks. We are talking about Arty and BT, along with none other than Nadia Ali. The collaboration is dubbed “Must Be The Love” and breeds masterful progressive house with a trance influence in the vocal that has euphoria written all over it. With the beauty of a trance tune and the drop of a house track, “Must Be The Love” is a special release that is distant from the usual Monday releases. Find out what happens when Arty and BT get together and find their collaboration on Beatport via Armind.
Update: Arty is giving away a pair of wireless Beats By Dre headphones in a ‘#MustBeTheLove’ Twitter contest. Check out the full rules below, or on Arty’s Facebook page.
Hardwell injects a heavy dose of trouse into Tiesto and BT’s “Love Comes Again.” The original mix appeared on Tiesto’s album Just Be, which featured another big time hit – “Traffic” (oddly enough, a remix from Tristan Garner came out today). We can all acknowledge that releases from 2004 are vastly different from 2011, for one, the rolling bassline is slower and more distortion oriented on Hardwell’s rework. The use of synthesizers have evolved overtime and the incorporation of them onto the new age version is evident from the get go. We are fully aware that “Love Comes Again” is an all time classic, but Hardwell kicks some ass with this rework – right?
Via: Facebook (Hardwell)
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