Los Angeles based Tigran Mkhitaryan, more commonly known as Mimosa, recently let loose news that he would be embarking on an United States tour, entitled the Event Horizon Tour 2013. The month-long venture kicked off in Wilmington, North Carolina, and concludes, in Denver, Colorado, as the self-defined “Future Trill” artist plans to craft the type of electrifying set that earned him a spot on SPIN‘s list for the “Top 10 Acts at Bonnaroo of 2012.” Mimosa is no stranger to large-scale performances, and experience under his belt from a number of impressive festivals, including the Northern Californian escapist festival known as Coachella, and the ever stunning Bayfront Park in Miami for Ultra Music Festival, certainly show that Tigran has developed a unique performance style that has both promoters and fans begging for more. Tickets are on sale now via Mimosa’s site.
Appropriately, Mimosa also released a brand new track to coincide with the beginning of his tour, appropriately titled “Event Horizon.” The track begins gently with a simple drum pattern that does absolutely nothing to prepare the listener for the bass that will make trap fans around the world throw their elbows up. Showing off stylistic differences in his music, Mimosa also plays a juggling game with the drum line to create a section of the song that feels far and away from trap, proving to the listener that the multi-talented Tigran’s latest release is more than worth the free download.
When Boys Noize and Skrillex joined forces back in August of 2012 to form Dog Blood, it was uncertain whether it was a one time collaboration or the inception of a new superduo. With Ultra Music Festival and Coachella at their back and an upcoming performance from Hard Summer, it’s quite clear that Dog Blood is here to stay. After igniting the Sahara Tent to a riotous state of enthusiasm for two weekends straight at Coachella, countless fans were left harkening for the release of their live set from the festival. A month later, Dog Blood’s set from Weekend Two of Coachella has been released. With some thoroughly inventive mixing and heavy selections from Tracques, Alex Metric, Kill the Noise and more, this is one live set worth reliving.
Off the back of a hero’s welcome for his Cirez D moniker at this year’s WMC, Eric Prydz returns with a double-dose of his darker side for his Mouseville imprint’s 18th release. Initially premiered between his Radio One Essential Mix and subsequent appearance at Coachella, this long-overdue return strikes deep and driving techno maneuvers from the outset. Where “Thunderstuck” underpins the building velocity his darker moniker has consistently summoned, “Drums In The Deep” ornaments an otherwise outlandish spree of edgy yet whole-bodied anthems from Cirez D. The jury is in; Eric Prydz looks to maintain his title as one of the more dexterous European icons to bless electronic dance music to date. (more…)
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 Diplo, Deadmau5, and Seth Troxler.
There’s a sort of magic evoked when Bassnectar steps up behind the decks. With his bristling, Dumbledore-like hairstyle, bony limps, and spiritually-infused voice, one could easily mistake Lorin Ashton for a new age shaman. When considering his vast catalogue of mystical bass productions and the accompanying ethereal experience they entail, perhaps the label isn’t too far off. His Friday night set from Coachella’s Sahara Tent was a testament to both his remarkable mixing abilities as well as the more awe-inspiring elements of his live production. Read past the break for a full set review from his recent Coachella performance.
After two days of scorching sun, the earlier part of our third day in Indio was spent much the same way – glued to the tents where Paul Kalkbrenner, Paul Oakenfold, Hardwell, Eric Prydz, Joris Voorn, James Blake, Pretty Lights, Maya Jane Coles, Loco Dice, Jamie Jones, and Richie Hawtin would deliver some of the days stand out performances. As the day wore on the wind picked up, transforming the polo grounds into a massive dust storm, tearing through the campsites with a vengeance.
Appearing in front of thousands of festival-revelers this past weekend at Coachella‘s Sahara tent, John Legend joined Benny Benassi on stage to debut their new collaboration “Dance the Pain Away.” Although the snippet is short, Legend’s gospel-rooted hook as the focal point keeps us on-edge for more. Legend joins R&B mainstays like Pharrell, Usher, Chris Brown, Ne-Yo, Rihanna and Kelly Rowland who have all eagerly jumped on dance music’s uprising, begging the question — who will be next?
Coachella is now live from Indio, California. Although we can’t all be there for the festival’s first weekend, we can still relish in some high definition live sets from many of the festival’s top acts, courtesy of Coachella’s YouTube stream. Make sure to join the chat with us below, we love to hear your thoughts. Jump past the break for the other channels, live chat, and Day 3 schedule.
Coachella’s Saturday lineup presented a new host of conflicts, while the Sahara and Yuma tents remained stacked with impressive talent, elsewhere in the festival some of most remixed indie bands in dance music were also performing. The Sahara Tent hosted Baauer, Kill The Noise, Bingo Players, Fedde Le Grand, Moby, while Yuma created refuge for fans of 2 Bears and Julio Bashmore. Rather than stay confined to the two dance music tents as promised, we explored the Polo grounds.
Coachella is well underway in Indio, California, and tomorrow, April 14th, will be the closing day of weekend one. Among Sunday’s Sahara tent occupancies, Danny Avila will kick off his set at 1:25pm, and four lucky in-crowd fans will have the chance to join him. During his Coachella performance, Dancing Astronaut and Danny Avila will select the four most dedicated, rambunctious party-goers in the audience to take their dancing behind the booth. Additionally, the winners will have their Coachella passes upgraded to VIP. See you there!