With forthcoming Cirez D tracks set to release in the coming weeks, it’s only appropriate to revisit Eric Prydz’s past techno-inspired productions. “The Tumble” will forever be slated as a Cirez D classic; its fitting title depicts how Prydz delicately layered and programed the 2010 release. The track features an endless array of rolling percussions that mount to a subtle yet distinct drop. With a long hiatus from the Cirez D moniker, the Pryda man has some tracks readied for a release. You can check them out here.
Having re-emerged to a hero’s welcome at Miami’s WMC last month, Eric Prydz brings the spotlight back to his Cirez D moniker with a formal return to Mouseville. For the label’s 18th installment of techno wonderment, the Swedish icon unleashes two tracks that successfully pinpoint the power of his techno pseudonym. Led by boisterous A-side “Thunderstuck,” ensuing EP B-side “Drums In The Deep” rounds off an essential outreach of cutting edge techno from one of Europe’s most diverse studio forces. Cirez D looks set to remind the world that before the Mau5, there was one mouse that ruled the darker ranks of electronic dance music, and he is back in the fast lane for 2013. Jump past the break for the streams.
“Thunderstruck” and “Drums In The Deep” will be released on May 6th. (more…)
With the long overdue North American debut in New York last year, Sensation announces another notable first for 2013. This time a Canadian venture at Toronto’s Rogers Centre on June 1. With a diverse line-up including the likes of Eric Prydz, Fedde Le Grand, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Otto Knows and 2000 and One, the one-day event will bring regular event assets Mr. White and MC Gee alongside an A-list collection of global talents to prove that their forward-motions are not to be limited to North American club land.
More information and tickets can be found at Sensation Canada’s official website.
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!
In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Eric Prydz notes that his dream collaboration would be with Martine Gore of Depeche Mode. While a Depeche Mode collaboration would be undeniably massive, the bigger news is what he hinted at next. Prydz went on to announce his upcoming American tour this fall, one that would replicate his EPIC event series that’s been exclusive to Europe. An acronym for Eric Prydz In Concert and the name of his radio show, EPIC is Prydz’s special show centered around holograms and 3D mapping, and he reveals that he is going to try to bring the massive concept to America as he makes his next go around.
Via: Rolling Stone
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.
The Coachella Arts and Music Festival has been host to some of the most groundbreaking talent in music throughout its 15 year history. Although relatively modest, this year’s electronic dance music presence at Coachella is the largest since its 1999 debut. Staying true to form, Goldenvoice’s bookings represent some of the most exciting artists in electronic music today – a group whose talents extend across a broad swathe of sound and styles. With the 2013 lineup heavily expanding its electronic offerings, we felt it only appropriate to share our must-see picks from the viewpoint of four fans heading out to Indio for the type of musical experience only three days in the desert could provide.
Eric Prydz is back in the studio — releasing his latest Pryda track “Power Drive” on Pryda Recordings today. “Power Drive” is a somewhat of a slow burner, employing many of Prydz’s usual lush production tricks to build and break through dramatic and sinister melodies. Pryda may be taking a page out of Cirez D’s book on this one, but it’s another clear win for the Pryda camp. Whether you’re tastes fall in the realms of progressive house, big room, or tech, “Power Drive” will satisfy your senses.
Jeremy Olander is not your average electronic music artist. He stands tall with a rugged demeanor, ponytail gathered behind his head as to not disrupt him during his carefully crafted DJ sets. Under his real name he produces an authentic brand of progressive house, releasing numerous hits on Pryda Friends. Under his Dhillon techno moniker, he’s already cemented releases on Adam Beyer’s acclaimed Drumcode. On Saturday night, while thousands descended upon Miami for Ultra Music Festival and its surrounding parties, a saddened group of non-attendees found their audible fix during Olander’s set at New York nightclub Santos Party House.
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’ve got gems from Skrillex, Pasquale Rotella, Dillon Francis.