Galantis made a booming entrance earlier this month with the official release of their uplifting and aptly named single, “Smile,” which received early support from Pete Tong, Diplo and Kaskade. Following the support, they’ve recently released their more-than-slightly NSFW music video for their debut track. Be warned, the video isn’t shy about skin and, as the group describes on their Facebook page, has “a whole lotta babymaking,” but stays true the playful and positive nature of their latest sound. Grab a secluded corner of your workspace or classroom and check out the official music video for “Smile.”Posted by
Dance music has heard the deafening complaints of over-saturated artists and overplayed tunes for months and jumped at any chance to welcome fresh and talented artists to the scene (see: Disclosure). Today, we welcome Galantis, a duo made up of Linus Eklow, or Style of Eye, and Christian Karlsson, a member of both Miike Snow and Bloodshy & Avant. Their debut track “Smile” just hit the online marketplace and the dance music community has taken notice.
The tune has already received support from some of the most influential names in dance music, including premieres on both Diplo and Pete Tong‘s BBC 1 Radio shows and via Twitter from fellow label superstar, Kaskade. This indie dance tune keeps the message positive and focuses on an enchanting vocal that leads to a pop of upbeat melody and pulsating bass. The duo has been busy promoting their latest release and have yet to announce any news regarding future music and events, but stay tuned and expect to hear more from this up-and-coming group.
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Sonic and visual outputs alike, A-Trak rarely disappoints with his creative endeavors. His “Big Bad Wolf” video still holds the crown as one of our favorite music videos ever and is, at the very least, unforgettable. While “Jumbo” doesn’t come close to topping “Big Bad Wolf,” it’s still compelling and capable of holding any viewer’s attention — a rarity in the world of music videos today. With all the A-Trak clones present in the film, we can’t help but reminisce on the TRL-era classic “The Real Slim Shady.” Press play to enter a world where there are more than enough A-Traks to go around.Posted by
A-Trak‘s highly anticipated Tuna Melt EP finally graces our ears today, December 4. Out on his co-owned imprint Fool’s Gold, the four-song Extended Play gives listeners precisely crafted tracks dripping in A-Trak‘s hip-hop infused electro flavor.
Tuna Melt starts off with the title track — a collaboration with Tommy Trash – the synth-driven tune unloads a vibrating bassline midway through before being met with an echoing vocal. An obvious club banger, “Tuna Melt” launches the short-lived EP with pushing electro vibes. “Landline” comes up next featuring the production talent of GTA. The track begins with more melodic tones before GTA‘s trap tendencies take shape. “Jumbo” featuring Galantis adds surging bass riffs and muted kick drums to form an electro beat with hard-rock edges. Finally, “Disco Nap” finishes out Tuna Melt and moves into 80s vibes with escalating piano chords and diving synths, completing an EP impossible to categorize.
A-Trak effortlessly creates another acclaimed output to close 2012 with a boom, click below the break to listen.
Fresh off his fall tour with Wolfgang Gartner and Popeska, young talent Pierce Fulton is back with another episode of the Dancing Astronaut favorite Get Weird radio show. This offering, as usual, has something for everyone. Whether you’re into indie dance, electro, trance, or prefer to keep it mainstream, Pierce’s mixes always stay fresh and deliver something aurally exciting. Take note a new edit of his combining Galantis and Major Lazer’s recent smash “Jah No Partial” as well as a very nice extended instrumental version of Tritonal and Super8 & Tab‘s “Arc.” Stream, download, subscribe on iTunes, and check out the tracklist below.