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.
After ringing in the New Year with Skrillex under their collaborative Dog Blood moniker and headlining the ever-popular Holy Ship! cruise, Boys Noize continues to ride his 2013 hot streak. The German powerhouse has released official remixes for “Ich R You” and “What You Want” — two premier tracks from his latest album Out Of The Black that feature renditions from Jacque Lu Cont, Chromeo, Jimmy Edgar, D.I.M, and Nozeita.
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.
Kings of electrofunk Chromeo are notorious for their groovy, vocal-warping disco house productions. Taking on “What You Want” off of Boys Noize’s Out of the Black album, the Canadian duo rework the heavy, blitzing original track into something entirely more digestible. And what would a Chromeo production be without their signature yearning vocals? Playing off the original’s “this is what you want, this is what you get” vocal sample, Chromeo’s Dave 1 (brother to A-Trak) lays down a catchy mid-track verse, putting his stamp on the remix in typical Chromeo fashion. The remix will be officially released on January 14th on Boys Noize Records.Posted by
It’s hard to prohibit your feet the pleasure of boogying whenever Nu-disco hits the ears. Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Gigamesh has been illuminating the genre through his remixes with 80s synth lines and classic disco components, most notably with his remix of “Pumped Up Kicks” in 2011. Commissioned by a duo from the UK, Punks Jump Up, to collaboratively push the Nu-disco sound, Gigamesh throws a quicker-paced synth onto “Mister Overtime” that seems perfect to accompany some summer driving. With the vocals from another Nu-disco giant, Chromeo’s Dave 1, this track is sure to get anyone moving. Check out Gigamesh’s SoundCloud for more, and grab the release on Beatport now.
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SAVOY takes Chromeo’s disco pop original “When the Night Falls” and turns it into a bumpy, electro-house grindfest. Dave 1′s echoing vocals coupled with stuttering piano chords gently ease you into one of SAVOY’s massive drops. The breakdown here is infectiously danceable with deep kicks and the perfect amount of bounce. Download this one for free via SAVOY’s soundcloud , it’s has been stuck on repeat on our iTunes all morning.Posted by
Even though they have toured with Chromeo, remixed Major Lazer and performed at Coachella, Flosstradamus has yet to receive the recognition they deserve. Combining trench rap, dubstep and electro, the Chicago-based DJs have crafted something they call “Post-Apolcolyptic trap” – a sound you’re better off listening to than having us describe. Total Recall Total Recall is out today for free courtesy of Mad Decent. If you like what you hear, check out Mad Decent’s SoundCloud for more.
West Coast dance fans, prepare to be jealous: the 2012 Governor’s Ball, taking place June 23rd and 24th on NYC’s Randall’s Island, is going to be two days of sun-soaked fun. The just-announced lineup will feature the New York debut of Duck Sauce, not to mention Chromeo, Passion Pit, Major Lazer, James Murphy, and many more. Get your tickets and ferry passes here – the Living Social-sponsored presale starts today.
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Green Label Sound gave away the Duck Sauce remix we previewed a few days ago as promotion of Chromeo’s North American Tour (go see them live, great fun). Still most excited for the Djedjotronic remix, but I’m loving this Duck Sauce Remix even more than I thought I would. If you want to see what this song does to crowds, take a look at the video above of Dave 1 of Chromeo dropping it at Terminal 5 a few weeks ago. Massive.