At 1 million fans Avicii announced a look-alike competition where the prize was flight, hotel, and VIP tickets to see him at his next show. At 2 million fans, Avicii gave away the aptly titled, “Two Million.” Now at 3 million fans, he’s giving away a previously unreleased tune, “Three Million (Your Love is Amazing).” Featuring coquettish vocals and melodies, this is the closest many of us will ever get to having a song named after us; we happily accept his dedication. Head over to Facebook to redeem your copy.
At Dancing Astronaut, we know that going to live shows is a community experience at heart. You compete with friends to be the first to find out about events. Then one of you jumps on the tickets for everyone when they go on sale. Then you figure out the rest: carpools, hotels, sharing key tracks with that one friend who just needs a little convincing… the list goes on.
Now, we have an even easier way for you to round up your crew for the next big show. Click past the break for details:
We at Dancing Astronaut can recognize that one of the only things better than enjoying dance music is creating it yourselves. To recognize the countless aspiring producers and remixers who have reached out to us, we have decided to host our first-ever demo competition.
Keep reading to find out how you can have your original submission featured alongside tracks from some of the biggest names in electronic music!
UPDATE: After much discussion we have agreed with many of our readers that the contest winner should not be determined solely by number of Facebook likes. While Facebook likes will still be used to determine finalists, a committee of Dancing Astronaut staff will select a winner based on originality, potential and production quality.
It is becoming a trendy act of generosity for a DJ to give away free music after reaching some sort of social media milestone. We’ve seen this from the likes of Buy cialis soft onlineotleg-pack/”>Porter Robinson and Hardwell, and now R3hab is following suit. After hitting 150,000 ‘likes’ on Facebook, the remix maestro is giving away his EDC Las Vegas 2012 bootleg pack, which features four mashups that you can bet you’ll hear if you’re at the big festival this weekend. Don’t think for a second that R3hab left his chainsaw at home, jump below the break to listen to and download the bundle.
The controversial photo seen above has been making the rounds on Facebook and Twitter recently, indicating that some of the most popular DJs / EDM artists on the planet are “buying” influence on social media websites. MixMag was first to report on the issue, with an article entitled “Are top DJs buying Facebook fans?” The general consensus is that these artists (among others) are paying money to services that promise to increase the number of Facebook fans or Twitter followers, presumably to make DJs seem more important, influential, or otherwise notable. Here’s the thing, though: They don’t have to.
We’ve avoided the issue for the past few weeks on Dancing Astronaut because there’s simply too much red tape and too much conjecture, and not nearly enough of the cold, hard facts. I don’t feel comfortable accusing artists of such questionable tactics without confirming it with them personally (or at least reaching out for comment). And quite honestly, it’s not nearly as nefarious as the mudslingers on Twitter would like you to believe. Keep reading to find out why.
Swedish producer/DJ John Dahlback is giving away one of his masterfully crafted productions. A dance floor killer in its own respect, “Rebels” features a more distorted sound than we’ve ever heard from Dahlback, as twisted bass and synths take control after a kick drum prominent introduction. His signature joyful vibe returns on this production – present in the lead, and even stronger after the drop. Head to Dahlback’s Facebook page to claim your copy of “Rebels” for the small price of a ‘like.’
Hardwell reached 200,000 Facebook likes this morning and he’s thanking all of his fans by giving away his edit of “Internet Friends.” Hardwell plays with the original’s infamous vocals by slightly altering them — “You don’t like Hardwell on Facebook and now you’re going to die.” This is the biggest adjustment he makes as the much loved electro-dub sound remains intact. You can claim your copy of the edit here but first make sure to like his Facebook page.