Dada Life has called upon another one of dance music’s most prolific characters to remix “So Young So High,” their bubbly production off The Rules of Dada. Dillon Francis takes his turn at the track, chopping up the electro crashes and high-pitched vocals while spinning the climaxes with his own trap elements. Francis leaves his mark on “So Young So High” without restraining Dada’s energy, simply turning up the dial on the chaos notch.
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Just as Dada Life promised yesterday via Twitter, the first listen of Dillon Francis’ remix of “So Young, So High” was premiered this morning. Dance music’s favorite degenerate chops and screws the vocals and injects some trap into the drop. The preview clocks in at just under 1:20, so we can’t glean too much more from it until the full version is released on January 16th. Fingers crossed a music video is birthed from this collaboration.
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2012 has been an exciting year for dance music, the scene has grown beyond any of our comprehensions, supplanting itself in popular culture, fueling the soundtrack of commercials, sitcoms, and even a Disney movie, and shaking the foundation popular culture by establishing a new wave of music consumer. At the forefront of everything have been the artists, the true pioneers of the electronic dance music wave. With a scene as large and expansive as EDM, it was hard to honor only 50 – for every David Guetta or Calvin Harris there are droves of aspiring bedroom producers all doing their fair share of pushing the movement — simply by creating and sharing their art. With the EDM explosion officially in full swing in 2012, we saw countless new artists emerge, seasoned producers experiment with new sounds, and massive collaborations form that made crowning the “best” artist a nearly impossible task.
We have run through the Biggest Tracks of 2012 and now we are ready to unveil our picks for the most influential artists of the year. We’ve already covered 50-41 and today we bring you our picks for 40-31. Hop past the break to see who made the cut.
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 decided to include a bonus edition featuring twelve Christmas snaps from Carl Cox, Diplo, Tiesto, and more.
Clear Channel Media and Entertainment launched the first EDM radio station in
America Boston, Evolution 101.7 The new radio station kicked off this week on Boston’s WHBA-FM with an hour-long show dedicated to city and hosted by BBC Radio 1′s Pete Tong.
Tong is set to be the official host of the new show on the station, which is a broadcast extension of the digital station “Evolution” on iHeartRadio. Programming on the station will include the daily two-hour show called “All Gone Pete Tong” which will feature Tong’ Essential New Tune of the Week, much like his “Essential Mixes” on BBC Radio 1. The station will also cycle tracks from Beatport’s Top 100 Chart, have on-air interviews, and guest-hosted mixes. Catch Tong’s show Monday through Friday from 7 – 9PM EST and check out the impressive lineup of other radio shows set to be hosted by the likes of Diplo, Wolfgang Gartner, Fatboy Slim, Eats Everything and Dillon Francis to name a few.
Correction: This radio station is the first EDM radio station in Boston not in America.
Nervo and Nicky Romero outed one of the biggest releases in progressive house last month with “Like Home,” and the track is now available in the form of its remixes. With help from Nervo’s vocal, the original became a mainstream staple, but Dannic, Dillon Francis, and Gregor Salto have spun “Like Home” in new directions.
Dannic boosts the progression on his take, supplementing his trademark baseline and melodic undertones. Dillon’s facelift strays the furthest with injections of moombah, leaving no trace of Nicky’s original flare. Salto’s version removes all evidence of a feel-good day-time track, creating a deep, dark tune for late night party goers. Listen to all three remixes beyond the break and find the package on Beatport via Romero’s Protocol imprint.
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Best of the Rest is a daily feature from Dancing Astronaut that recaps the most important posts of the day as well as the stuff we didn’t get to. With the rapidity that dance music news and releases come out it’s difficult for us to hit everything — we hope BOTR serves as a catch-all. Make sure to check it out at the end of each day to ensure you don’t miss anything!