It’s quite evident that Pryda-protégé Fehrplay is gearing up for a big year. After the successful release of “I Can’t Stop It,” the Norwegian-born producer is already teasing his next big release. Premiered yesterday on Fehrplay’s guest mix for Above & Beyond’s Group Therapy 011, “Phantom” is a charming progressive house production more than a year in the making. Raining chord stabs are immediately reminiscent of Pryda, as the masterful Swede’s influence is present throughout the production. “Phantom” has potential to be Fehrplay’s best work yet, but we’ll wait for the final, mastered version to make that call. No info on the release date yet.Posted by
After the releases of “Incognito” and “Nightride,” it’s safe to say we’ve become quite enamored with Fehrplay. The Norwegian recently made his American debut by opening up for none other than Eric Prydz at New York City’s Roseland Ballroom — and Dancing Astronaut was there to capture that magic. While his remix of “Everyday” made waves, Fehrplay has returned with a new original entitled “I Can’t Stop It,” released today on Pryda Friends. Boasting haunting chords and a hypnotic vocal sample, “I Can’t Stop It” is blissful progressive house with conspicuous Prydz influence. With a mentor like Pryda, you can be sure that big things are on the horizon for Fehrplay.
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We’re big fans of Eric Prydz; you know this. So naturally, Eric’s serial Epic Radio podcast is always a treat. Aside from witnessing a Pryda live set firsthand, Epic Radio is the best way to catch a glimpse of unreleased Pryda material with a bit of Prydz commentary thrown in on top. Epic Radio is also the medium for Eric to debut upcoming Pryda Friends’ releases, with this episode putting the spotlight on Eric’s forthcoming remix of Jeremy Olander’s “Let Me Feel” and his upcoming original “Power Drive.” More than anything though, Epic Radio is a glimpse into the musical mind of one of Sweden’s greatest talents.
We’re really enjoying the seventh installment of Epic Radio, and we think you will too. Click past the break for a full tracklist, and download the podcast for free from iTunes.
Eric Prydz is already starting off 2013 strong, lending a remixing hand to Jeremy Olander‘s “Let Me Feel” — the newcomer’s impending fourth release on Pryda Friends. Prydz’s dub mix is a darker, more driving take on Olander’s lighthearted original but still positively reeking of that melodic Prydz sound. Preview the radio rip from Epic Radio 007 after the break, and look for a release in early February.
Our newly crowned #1 artist of 2012 has had a career worth looking back on. His discography features everything within the world of techno, house, and even trance. Today’s Weekend Rewind features Eric Prydz’s re-edit to techno legend Sven Väth’s “The Beauty and the Beast.” The 2008 release is a minimal progressive techno track with a dark and menacing build, accompanied by a gloomy set of vocals. Looking back at our favorite artist’s old work puts things into perspective from where things were and where they are going. You can see over the years that Prydz has favored a certain level of rhythmic progression, more recently favoring the big-room sound that we saw off his 2012 Pryda album.
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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 — 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’ve already covered 40 of the Biggest Artists of 2012 – hop past the break to see our picks for the final 10.
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.
We thought there were an insane number of residents in Las Vegas this year, but it seems 2013 will be even bigger. With the opening of LIGHT at Mandalay Bay and Hakkasan at the MGM Grand, booking DJs has become pricey and competitive. Big names like Deadmau5 and Tiesto are reportedly pulling in between $250,000 and $425,000 a night.
The Wynn and Encore will be losing and gaining some residents (including Knife Party, Eric Prydz and Madeon) as LIGHT’s talent manager has already signed Alesso, Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso and Nicky Romero and possibly eight others for an early April opening. Deadmau5 will venture to Hakkasan and will play alongside Tiesto, Steve Aoki, and Calvin Harris, all of whom are making the switch. Two Hakkasan residents will be performing at this years’ Grammy’s and they will be announcing arena shows and possibly a festival at the MGM Grand around that time as well. Seems like every DJ will be in Las Vegas this year making it the place to be if you’re a dance music fan — as if it wasn’t already.
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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’ve got gems from Nicky Romero, Steve Angello, Diplo, and more.
It’s inevitable that countdowns will always spark controversy, that’s just the nature of the beast. Some tracks will be snubbed, some overlooked, and some ranked higher than you may have expected. We’ve already gone over our ranking criteria at length but despite our own self-imposed guidelines, 2012 proved to be more difficult to rank than years past. With the EDM explosion officially in full swing throughout the year, the sheer number of releases was mind numbing, and — consequently — nearly impossible to rank. There has been no greater challenge for the editors at Dancing Astronaut than creating the list of the Biggest Tracks of 2012.
Yesterday we kicked off our countdown with the biggest tracks of 2012: 50-41 — Hop past to break to for our picks from 40-31.