Life in Color wants to help you celebrate the end of 2013 with glow and loads of paint. With a massive lineup including Sebastian Ingrosso, Krewella, Dyro, and TJR, the Rebirth Tour will touch down at Bader Field in Atlantic City on 12/28. Dancing Astronaut has partnered with Life in Color and Line Rocket to bring a reader and their friend an exclusive experience to remember for all of 2014 including a chance to meet Krewella. Luckily, those that aren’t old enough to attend 18+ or 21+ events to ring in the New Year will have a chance at winning as the event is 16+, so get ready to let loose and go wild.
The Life in Color End of the Year Experience:
*2 VIP Passes
*1 double queen hotel room at the Chelsea Hotel for night of the show (12/28-12/19)
*Meet & Greet with Krewella
*2 Swag bags with LIC T-shirt, wafer shades, ‘Get Wet’ Album, and Rebirth Bracelet
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While fans have grown to love the Dutch electro style that Dyro has brought in the past, the Revealed Recordings mainstay makes a much-appreciated venture to the melodic side with “You Gotta Know.” The track edges closer to progressive than we have ever seen from the festival-headlining artist, and evokes emotion through elegant vocals before handing the listener’s musical fate to Dyro himself. With the melodic approach that originally brought the electronic music craze to the forefront of our society, Radboud assists the Netherlands-native in delivering a brilliant production that serves to complement the aggressive festival style with the happier overtone which many crave. While we have come to expect high quality tracks from Dyro, this latest release showcases his diverse talent, proving he is deserving of his high-profile name.
After releasing “Go Down” in late October, Dyro returns with a preview of his latest collaboration with vocalist Radboud on “You Gotta Know.” DJMag’s “highest new entry” continues to assert himself as a power house in the club friendly electro arena but changes gears here. Taking a step back from the heavy-handed electro that put him on the map, Dyro lightens the mood with a melodic progression that sits delicately behind Radboud’s pop-driven top line. Much more subdued than many of his previous outputs, “You Gotta Know” showcases a new side of Dyro’s production style.
“You Gotta Know” will be released on November 25th via Revealed Recordings.
It’s no secret that Holland has earned a reputation for birthing a plethora of top-tier modern electronic music talent, as if a synthesizer is standard by the side of every crib. Since 2011, the county’s own Dyro has been steadily rising to the top of the charts and into countless DJ sets with continued support from Hardwell and Revealed Recordings. The Dutch electro-juggernaut has most recently stirred up buzz by claiming the #30 spot on DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJ rankings, marking the highest new entry position in the competition’s history. Perhaps to celebrate, Dyro gives us a big taste of the sound that brought him here. “Go Down” is festival-sized big room banger with a fast progression build-up that leads to an intense drop with the power to make any crowd go absolutely nuts. Consistent but certainly no one trick pony, the young producer shows no signs of slowing down or breaking away from a style he truly owns.
On Saturday, Dutch breakout Dyro became the highest new entry in the DJ Mag Top 100 poll, debuting at number 30 and cementing yet another excuse for Revealed Recording to celebrate – the first reason of course being the installation of Hardwell as the poll’s overall champion. Just moments after being crowned the highest new entry of the 2013 poll at Amsterdam RAI, Dyro told Dancing Astronaut: “This is an absolute honor for me. I am feeling great. It is all still a little bit surreal and I could never have thought it would be this high. You start thinking about the numbers and then all the social media hype kicks in, but I could never have guessed it would be this big for me in 2013.”
The announcement comes at the tail end of one of his biggest years to date, which saw the young Dutch breakout don his first Beatport number one alongside Hardwell for “Never Say Goodbye” as well as an extended streak of visibility on the global clubbing circuit. When asked about the pressures of his profile growing so rapidly throughout the year, he explained: “The pressure is getting bigger and it is harder to actually find time to get into the studio. I am not complaining, but this year it got very hard to get in the studio, but with time you work out how to balance the touring and recording element. Most importantly, this is still fun, even as it gets harder.”
With his next Revealed Recordings offering “Go Down” unleashed upon the digital market today, the year ahead looks to be no quieter for Dyro and his persuasive industry overhaul. With talk of his first North American solo tour and impending collaborations from the likes of poll-entering peers Dannic and Shermanology, new music looks to be an obvious focus for 2014. Posed with the task of offering advice to artists who aspired to ascend the industry in the same vein, Dyro offered the following advice: “The most important bit is to believe in yourself. If you are just starting out – look at your music as a learning process. You don’t have to release everything you make. Some tracks just end up being a vital piece of the puzzle for your learning curve. You have to accept it and use the elements that did work in moving forward.”
Dutch DJ/producer Hardwell has become the youngest ever victor of the DJ Mag Top 100 poll. Knocking national peer Armin Van Buuren to second place, the 25-year old Revealed Recordings head honcho was presented the honor by Giorgio Moroder for the poll’s 20th recurrence. Despite dropping two places, Tiësto receives KLM’s DJ legend award, commemorating years of globetrotting service from the Dutch icon. Revealed label mate and national peer Dyro became the highest new entry of the competition (30). New entries also include Krewella, Diplo, Dillon Francis, Stafford Brothers, Bl3ND, Vicetone and Ummet Ozcan, with Showtek and Myon & Shane 54 re-entering the poll for 2013.
View all the results here.
Revealed’s rising DJ-production phenom, Dyro, is off to the races with an upcoming solo original mix after a summer packed with collaborations and remixes. Known for a distinct progressive house style that helped incubate his persona, Dyro throws expectations out the window with his latest work. Teasing the forthcoming “Go Down” with a mere snippet, the Dutch beat-stylist gets heavy in exploration of booming electro. 42 seconds of the raging bulk leaves fans with a new taste, along with the statement: oh, shit’s about to go down. And “Go Down” it will on October 21st.
Now in its 25th year, Amsterdam Dance Event continues to draw artists, professionals and fans from across the globe to celebrate the electronic dance music industry. To commemorate 25-years of dance music in the Netherlands and the ongoing relevance of the annual conference, DA turned to some of the nation’s finest musical assets to tell the unique story of Dutch dance music from the mouths of the artists that have kept in such high esteem. At the tail-end of his most prolific year to date, Hardwell tops off our series with his take on the global overhaul of Dutch dance music.
This month it just happened to be “Jumper,” his mega collaboration with W&W that’s been this summer’s ticking time bomb. On a week to week basis, however, Robbert — the man known better as Hardwell – makes way for records in the cause of advancing dance music. For the head honcho and his Revealed Recordings empire, this summer has been all about proving that even the industry’s rising stars can produce stadium-filling tunes; using releases such as “Escape,” “Here We Go Again,” and “Quake” (to name a few) as aural testimony.
Look no further than the imprint’s latest compilation and find the path that Hardwell is paving for upcoming artists. Explorative yet successful ventures aside, Robbert keeps a handful of fellow Dutch troops in his closest company. Digging into the brand of electronic music that the former Tiësto understudy has curated, Dancing Astronaut sat down with Jordy Dazz, Dannic, and Dyro for a perspective of Revealed from its long-time natural militants.
There’s no arguing the position of “Center of the Universe” amongst this summer’s dance music arena. Axwell‘s resurrected hit has become a festival stable, a club world guarantee, and a unanimous fan favorite since being released in late May. We’ve since been only teased with the track’s alternate versions, but anticipation ends today with the official release of its remix package. In the mix comes Koncept’s rendition originally premiered by Zane Lowe, a heavy dose of drum and bass flavoring that overtakes the thematic elements of the original. Stealing the spotlight, however, comes Dyro with his take, which presents the tempo and beloved core of “Center of the Universe” only with a new progressive styling.