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 A-Trak, Nic Fanciulli, Brodinski, and more.
Carl Cox returns to Pioneer’s DJSounds show to demonstrate for the masses what it means to be a truly technical DJ. Watch from a top down perspective as the legendary DJ works his magic for just over an hour across 4 CDJs at the DJSounds studios. If anyone you know thinks DJs “do nothing,” show them this and see if it changes their mind.Posted by
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 Tommy Trash, Diplo, and Carl Cox.
It’s that time of year again; the polls for the DJ Mag‘s 2013 edition of their Top 100 DJs ranking have opened. Hailed often as a popularity contest, the chart is indirectly correlated with talent but aligned with the mindset of dance music’s fan base. While my ballot (which I will reveal later in this piece) is still unfinished, I’ve found it a priority led by intuition to predict the fate of the 2013 DJ Mag rankings.
I’ve observed the prestigious top 10 spots, artists who have yet to break the top 100, DJ Mag sophomores, projected winners and losers, and even how the former Swedish House Mafia will affect the polls. Each day, week, and moment of the past twelve months have carried weight in the dance music community; here is how I foresee a changing of the guard amongst the industries revered Top 100 DJ rankings.
As the second day of Ultra Europe comes to a close, those lucky enough to purchase a pass to the festival’s third day set their sights on the island of Hvar. While Day 1 was defined by the high energy sets of Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Avicii, Art Department and Luciano, Day 2 brought a heavier atmosphere to Poljud Stadium. Chase & Status and Krewella lit up the Croatian soccer stadium with drum and bass and pop-friendly dubstep while Afrojack and Hardwell unleashed an assault of Dutch electro that would stir the crowd into a frenzy. Over at the Carl Cox tent, Jamie Jones, Marco Carola and Cox himself curated 9 hours worth of the best that techno had to offer for a crowd unphased by the modest size and location of Cox’s tent.
As Sin City revs up for the third and final day of the 17th annual Electric Daisy Carnival, we are taking a minute to reflect on the greatest hits of day two. With 75 artists on the bill on Sauturday evening, it’s not a surprise there were almost too many moments to store in the festival memory box, but for those of you who were not able to be raving under the desert sky, we’ll try our best to set the scene for you.
UMEK’s Behind the Iron Curtain radioshow has been a beacon of techno and tech house dominance since its inception 100 episodes ago. To celebrate the centennial broadcast, UMEK has enlisted the help of none other than the legendary Carl Cox, a man who needs no introduction. Clocking in at just under an hour, Cox crafts a trip worthy of carrying his name, leaving behind a haze of percussion and groove driven leads that will undoubtedly help you through that first awful hour of your Monday morning.Posted by
Global Gathering reveals full 2013 festival line-up, Disclosure, Afrojack and Carl Cox join eclectic line-up
There are two things likely to stir a conversation about Stratford-Upon-Avon, but at this time of year, you can be certain it isn’t Shakespeare. Now eleven years into their annual midland overhaul, Global Gathering returns to Long Marston Airfield July 26th and 27th to unleash another cutting edge line-up from across the dance music spectrum. With day one favoring the likes of British assets Plan B, Disclosure and Rudimental on the main stage, the additions of Ferry Corsten, Nicky Romero, Seth Troxler and James Zabiela open the floodgates to a line-up that collects mainstream favorites and underground legends alike to the unsuspecting airfield.
Led by Example, Afrojack and Steve Aoki on the Saturday, European young-guns Hardwell, Madeon, Arty and Porter Robinson share the day with specially tailored stages from Carl Cox, Toolroom Records, and Jamie Jones’s Paradise concept alike. Boasting enough assorted flavors to whet any self-respecting dance fans appetite for 48-hours, Global looks to bring an Ibiza-worthy line-up that lacks only the guaranteed sunshine. For tickets and the full line-up of artists visit Global Gathering’s official website.Posted by
When EDC NY’s lineup was initially released, there was an outcry that the lineup didn’t stack up to its Las Vegas cousin. What it may lack in big names (although there are still quite a few) it more than makes up for by providing an experience that is curated for diversity. Bass music is heavily represented this year with Figure and others finding refuge in the Basspod, a hardstyle closing set by Headhunterz is destined to be one of the most talked about experiences of the festival; second only to Saturday’s grand finale – a Carl Cox and Loco Dice b2b set. For something experimental, Art Department’s Jonny White and Kenny Glasgow will be curating a strangely emotive dance experience before The Bloody Beetroots Live unleash a wall of distortion to close the Circuit Grounds. Steve Angello steps up to the plate with a newfound creative freedom, following the launch of his new label and Essential Mix while Maceo Plex, who emerged out of the shadows as a ghost producer to powerful deep house presence, converts a new army of faithfuls. There is no lack of big room presence either, with Eric Prydz, Afrojack, Nicky Romero, Thomas Gold and more bringing the the mainstage action EDC is known for.
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 Chuckie, Afrojack, Benny Benassi, and more.