Back with vengeance after a landmark first year, We Are FSTVL returns as a two-day event to Damyn’s Hall Aerodrome in Upminster on August 25-26 with a jam-packed line-up of essential dance talents from across the globe. Whilst Saturday’s line-up is dominated by Richie Hawtin, Disclosure, Maya Jane Coles, Chuckie and Cazzette, it is the likes of Fatboy Slim, Solomun and Duke Dumont that keep the momentum ticking for Sunday’s mainstage action. Stage hosting duties come from Defected In The House, Paradise, Cocoon, Circo Loco and RAM alike, making the seemingly impossible culmination of Kenny Dope Gonzalez, Camo & Krooked, Nina Kraviz, Andy C and Kryder a surefire landmark on the British festival circuit. Given last year’s triumphant sell-out stature, this bank holiday weekend extravaganza provides an early and eclectic reason to look forward to warmer times and an impressive summer soundtrack. Grab early bird tickets now and hit more to see the full line-up in all its glory.
Thanksgiving 2013 may be officially over, but artists from all over the world spent all of yesterday tweeting what they were thankful for this year. Yes, even those who aren’t American and don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in their home countries, such as Chuckie, Dada Life, and Cedric Gervais. Below is a collection of Thanksgiving-themed tweets for an extra dose of turkey-induced candidness.
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 throwbacks and other gems from Diplo, Zedd, Kaskade and more.
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Dirty Dutch production connoisseur Chuckie is bringing back a last fleeting taste of summer with his latest music video release for “Skydive.” From Big Beat Records, this uplifting party tune blends electro house and Chuckie’s signature festival friendly style with Maiday’s grandiose vocals. Playing off of the celebratory vibe of ”Skydive,” the video follows a group of socialites as they adventure through a paradise party and dance the night away to the live spun beats . “Skydive” will be available worldwide on November 25th.Posted by
Dutch producer Chuckie teams up with British crooner Maiday for his latest piece of work, the looming hit “Skydive.” Chuckie previews the forthcoming treat with a snippt of the track’s music video and, although his style is usually front and center, for this upcoming track he’s taking a half step back and toning down his iconic “dirty dutch“ style. He takes on a more commercial approach full of catchy vocals — an upbeat production overall with his signature sound weaved in. “Skydive” is out now only in the Netherlands, but will be available worldwide on November 25th, along with its official video.
Battle of the Beats is a feature from Dancing Astronaut that pits two tracks that share the same title against one another to determine which production represents the name better. With the dance music community continually growing, producers, mashup artists and DJs alike constantly create new music, often of the same name. Now we are opening it up to our readers to weigh in on whose rendition takes the proverbial cake.
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 Steve Angello, Seth Troxler, and Diplo
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It was the final hours of Tomorrowland in Belgium and, presumably, attendees flocked the the Main Stage to wrap up the weekend as they would do at most festivals. But Tomorrowland wasn’t most festivals; the real party was taking place at Dimitri Vegas, Like Mike, and Chuckie’s imprint-clashing blowout — an over-the-top finale that featured special guests, champagne showers, and crowd surfacing to accompany the last mashups of the weekend. Similarly, America’s version of the Boom fairytale won’t be like most festivals either. TomorrowWorld will too have Belgium’s hometown heroes and the Dirty Dutch madman setting up shop on day three. With top-tier talent scheduled to take the decks from start to finish, and a celebratory finale that will replicate one of Tomorrowland’s greatest moments; there’s much to desire from the Smash The House vs Dirty Dutch stage later this month in Chattahoochee Hills.
Dutch house evangelist and Surinam/Netherlands bred heavyweight Chuckie is set to drop a five hour set at this year’s Amsterdam Dance Event. After taking over Amsterdam’s Ziggo Dome with an action packed line-up last year, the Dirty Dutch founder returns to the conference a nationally knighted man, celebrating with an extended stint at Paradiso nightclub on Wednesday October 16. A select handful of special guests are still to be announced and tickets go on general sale from August 26 and can be purchased at the official ADE website.Posted by
This past weekend Dirty Dutch kingpin Chuckie visited his home in the former Dutch colony of Suriname in South America. While there he performed for the Carribbean Festival of the Arts in the nation’s capital after being decorated as Commander of the Order of the Yellow Star by President Desire D. Bouterse. Honored for his musical accomplishments and inspiring the youth of his country, the President knighted Chuckie (after receiving mixing lessons from the DJ). Chuckie took to Instagram to announce the award stating;
“So amazing to see that my motherland shows so much love for me!!! I also got “knighted” by the president of Suriname!!! From now on call me Sir Clyde Narain!”
Sir Clyde Narain has a nice ring to it.
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