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.
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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.
Pete Tong premieres new Pryda record, catches up with Sebastian Ingrosso in this week’s Essential Selection
In a special Miami edition of Essential Selection, Pete Tong showcased the best in dance music while catching up with Jamie XX, Sebastian Ingrosso, and Flashmob. Hand picking his Essential New Tune of the week, he turns to Armin van Burren’s sultry lead single, “This Is What It Feels Like,” coming off his upcoming artist album.
Would it be an Essential Selection without homage to Eric Prydz? Pete provides us with a world exclusive of the new Pryda single, “Powerdrive,” which made waves as an ID on Epic Radio 007 and in his popular Essential Mix last month. The track has been “driving the blogs crazy,” according to Tong – we concur.
The Pryda empire is paving a new standard across the electronic music scene at a bustling pace. The camp has revamped progressive house in a way that is respected by both underground and mainstream revelers, a rare feat in today’s finicky landscape. At the forefront is newcomer Jeremy Olander, the Swedish favorite who released his latest single, “Let Me Feel,” this past week to phenomenal reviews and sat down with our friends at Beatport News to discuss his journey.
Editors’ Selections is an opportunity for your favorite Dancing Astronaut contributors to talk about some of the music they’re listening to that we might not always get an opportunity to post about from week to week. Sometimes it’s out there, sometimes it’s obscure, but you’ll always get a peek into what we’re loving behind closed doors.
Want to see what the Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso were up to in 2007, before the hype of Swedish House Mafia began? Stockholm’s notorious F12 Terrassen outdoor club is where many of the famous Swedes’ careers took off. It’s small and intimate setting that allows for an up close and personal feel as captured by this video – just a little different from the shows they’re playing now. The pair play Prydz’ “RYMD,” a testament to the fourth, “lost member” of SHM — Prydz parted ways with the group around the same time. Wish SHM still had intimate gigs like this?Posted by
What would you do to open for the one and only Eric Prydz all summer long at Amnesia Ibiza? Few have achieved what Jeremy Olander has in a few short years. Early on, the 24-year old Swede was the first producer to be officially endorsed by Prydz, who signed him to coveted Pryda Friends label and asked him to accompany him on tour. Following that colossal exposure, Jeremy has seen his popularity skyrocket warranting a Gallery debut at the legendary Ministry of Sound – in other words, he’s made it. His sound is ever evolving into his own unique style, a captivating blend of bass mixed with emotional melodies. Jeremy incorporates new releases with Prydz favorites in this 2 hour set. Want more? Check out his two free downloads exclusively through Dancing Astronaut. Tracklist after the break.