Sebastien Benett joins the Dancing Astronaut Radio family for Episode 85 of Axis. Hailing from Paris, the owner of HFI Records and one fourth of Reepublic, showcases his taste for whiplash-inducing electro house through 15 tracks of club-ready synthwork. Featuring a plethora of his own originals and remixes, Benett mixes with the same type of rock star attitude that defined his early year’s as a drummer. Press play to hear originals like “Lucifer,” “Prometheus” and “Diablo” — not to mention a brand new ID from Alesia and Benett’s own mash-up of Nirvana’s “Rape Me.”
Episode 78 of Dancing Astronaut Radio is brought to you by Pryda camp mainstay, Fehrplay. It’s no secret that Fehrplay and frequent label mate Jeremy Olander have taken to US domination this season, with two successive (and successful) tours under their belts. He occupies a respectable place in between progressive house, techno, and trance — making his mixes and productions enjoyable and accessible for fans from all sides of the dance music spectrum. Enjoy Fehrplay’s short but sweet mix below, and be sure to catch him on his autumn tour.
Today is Electric Zoo’s 5th birthday and to celebrate the date EEKO has put together a 47-minute, 47-track ode to New York’s original electronic music festival. Dipping into the pool of talent present at this year’s jaunt on Randall’s Island, EEKO deftly maneuvers through 47 diversely selected tracks in just over 47 minutes. Fast-paced but completely coherent, every quick shift keeps you guessing and on your toes. For those of you heading out to Randall’s Island today, listen to this while you are getting ready – it’s the perfect start to the next three days.
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Trance heavyweights Cosmic Gate grace the Dancing Astronaut Radio decks for the 71st edition of Axis. Known for effortlessly combining main stage energy with a beautiful trance foundation, the duo showcase a collection of 12 tracks from a variety of artists and genres including “What We Did” from Vitodito & Daga, Mat Zo’s “Pyramid Scheme” and remixes of their own “Crushed” and “Storm Chaser” by Rafael Frost and KhomHa. Combining their trademark brand of soaring trance with the heavy hitting electro house that defines EDM’s sound in 2013, Claus and Stefan have curated a flawless mix that ebbs and flows between ethereal melodies and feverishly frantic drops.
Parisian producer, Mercer, takes control of the Axis decks for our 69th episode. Kicking off with an intro edit of his recently released “Supreme” with the iconic “Percolator” vocal Mercer wastes no time jumping feet first into the fire. Continuing his sonic assault with two more exclusive originals “Russian Roulette” and “Zulu,” the Frenchman keeps the mix moving at a breakneck pace. Featuring “Lucifer” from Sebastien Benett, his own rework of Prodigy’s “Breathe,” and Chocolate Puma’s take on “Filtre,” Mercer’s contribution to the Axis catalog is as heavy-hitting and unapologetic-ally aggressive as they come.
Full tracklist after the break.
Frenchman Fred Falke has been at the forefront of the French house movement since his first release alongside Alan Braxe thirteen years ago. Since then the multi-talented producer has worked with and remixed for U2, Ellie Goulding, Lykke Li, La Roux and more. Dedicated to creating entrancing soundscapes in place of punchy drops, Falke’s Axis installment is a disco-laced stroll through rolling progressions and funky bass lines. Opening with his filter cut collaboration with Tangerine Dream “Dancin,” Falke makes his intent known early on and continues to keep things light and groove friendly throughout the hour long mix. Falke showcases his rework of Daft Punk’s “Give Life Back to Music” alongside his own “Aurora” before touching on cuts from Pete Heller, DJ Sneak, Tori Amos and even Kanye West. Of course his stand out collaboration with The Knocks “Geronimo” makes an appearance here, adding just the right amount of bounce to initiate the laid back mix’s grand finale – a one-two punch from Squarepusher’s “Tommib” and his own touched up rendition of Theophilus London’s “Love is Real.”
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike bring their patented brand of riot-inducing festival music to the Dancing Astronaut airwaves for our 66th edition of Axis. After making tidal waves with their biggest hit to date, “Wakanda,” the duo found their stride and style, releasing “Turn It Up,” “Mammoth,” and “MORE” to massive critical acclaim. Two of drop heavy EDM’s largest supporters, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike host an hour of blistering big room beats including tracks from Danny Avila, Steve Aoki, and Marcus Schossow. Two unreleased DV/LM outputs also make an appearance with both their Tomorrowland Anthem and Major Lazer remix invading the mix ahead of their late July release dates. Don’t be fooled by the “Center of the Universe” opener, it’s soothing melodies are introduced only to provide sharp contrast to the rest of the mix’s unrelenting percussion and gritty synthwork.
Tracklist after the break.
After a day spent barbecuing and celebrating in backyards across the US, the morning after July 4th is always one defined by bad sunburns and worse hangovers. Thankfully the beautiful Eva Shaw, better known as Bambi, lends her talents to our 64th edition of Axis. Just like kicking the dog that bit you, Bambi’s mix doesn’t try to nurse you back to normalcy. Instead she kicks you out of bed, puts a beer in your hand and reminds you that the holiday weekend has just begun – so quit being so soft. Don’t let her looks deceive you, the talented DJ works through 16 of big room and electro’s most unrelenting tracks from her own bootleg of Blasterjaxx & Billy the Kit’s “Loud & Proud” to Flosstradamus & DJ Slink’s “Crown Ctrl.” Press play to shake off the mid-morning haze and hop past the break to see the Bambi’s full tracklist.
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Polish production talent, Tom Swoon joins us for our 63rd episode of Axis, curating an hour worth of big room electro hits. Focusing heavily on the harder side of electro house, Swoon shies away from his own edits and originals and instead shows off some lesser known outings from Darth & Vader, AK9, and Mikkas. Matching peak time, commercial house appeal with aggressive warehouse-inspired electro, Swoon’s contribution to the Axis library is not one to sleep on. With 23 tracks ranging from Zedd’s remix of “Alive” to Cash Cash’s remix of “Symphonica,” the man behind the smash hit “Not Too Late” serves up an energizing and refreshing take on 2013′s big room obsessed aesthetics.
Tracklist after the break.
Swanky Tunes return for their second Axis mix since we started 61 episodes ago. Lending their big room electro style to #34, the Russian trio’s latest Axis outing is a twelve track journey through some of the grittiest big room anthems EDM has to offer. Featuring their own personal bootlegs and tracks from Martin Garrix, Style of Eye, Hard Rock Sofa and more, Swanky Tunes kick your Friday morning off right; jumpstarting your day with a heavy dose of synthesized adrenaline. This cup of coffee is definitely not decaf.