Tiësto‘s College Invasion tour just got a little trashier with the addition of long-haired Aussie, and DA favorite, Tommy Trash to the lineup. The gritty electro party starter is not only performing with Tiësto but is also hosting a private after party for students at one lucky school. The most socially active school/tour stop will win a 30-minute hour long performance by Tommy at a local bar of the promoter’s choosing. Admission to the exclusive show will only be available to those who participated in the contest but is on a first come first serve basis and is therefore not guaranteed. The runner ups with the most contest entries will each win a pair of VIP tickets to the College Invasion show of their choice and a meet and greet with Tommy Trash. So start sharing, start socializing, and get Trashed with Tommy! Most of us at Dancing Astronaut already got our PHDs at Trashed University, now it’s your turn.
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Tiesto set off on his College Invasion Tour last October, but had to postpone the dates after suffering a back injury. He picked up where he left off this December in Tucson, Arizona with support from Zedd and Allure. The event’s after movie — which is more of a mini-documentary on its own — brings us through the intense preparation required to throw an event of its caliber. Interviews and behind the scenes footage reveal dance music’s biggest stars clashing with the nation’s most dedicated party-goers and the chaotic results.
The venue in the desert had been transformed into a rave-playground with the same production used for Coachella, and Tiesto delivered a festival-like set for the college crowd. Even Zedd and Allure had school spirit in Tucson – watch this.
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Our job here at Dancing Astronaut is to tell the story of dance music’s growth in the United States. Every day, in intimate nightclubs and at massive festivals, a whole new generation of fans comes together to celebrate everything that is great about the genre we love. The evidence that EDM is moving from the underground toward the mainstream is mounting: ”Take Over Control” is finally a radio hit (more than a year after Afrojack debuted it), Deadmau5 makes an appearance in a new Samsung commercial, and Avicii is now on every frat boy’s iPod.
But after witnessing Tiësto’s record-breaking performance at the Home Depot Center, we were forced to admit that were wrong. Dance music isn’t growing in the United States. It’s already here. Read on past the break for our take on a little piece of history.
Tiesto is currently in the middle of his College Invasion Tour, along the way he decided to release his remix of “Slaughter House”. While this track isn’t as hard as “Maximal Crazy” or as synth oriented as “Don’t Ditch“, it blends the best of elements of both those tracks together to find a happy medium, we like to describe the elements of this song as ‘non dirty’ electro house. Is it just us or does Silas sound eerily similar to Max C (another prominent house vocalist)? This is a great tune to get the crowd rowdy and the energy levels at unmatched heights.