Grammy-nominated producer Kaskade participated in an insightful Q&A session Sunday night at the Grammys. The ever eloquent DJ discussed his upcoming album, the responsibility of voting members, his love for deep house and, the elephant in the room, Al Walser. His next album, which remains without a confirmed title, is due in late spring or early summer following a tour slated to kick off in March.Posted by
Skrillex may have swept the Grammys before the show even got underway last night, but that didn’t mean the party was over for dance music. Perhaps the night’s most popular moment of face time for electronic acts came not during the ceremony, but during a commercial break. CoverGirl’s newest poster women, Liv and Mim Nervo, broke down their DJ/songwriting career, the Grammys, and creativity in this minute-long, behind the scenes clip. Comparisons between DJing and nail polish aside, Nervo’s Grammy ad put dance music on the national stage once again.Posted by
Best of Instagram is a feature from Dancing Astronaut that showcases our favorite pictures from our favorite DJs on Instagram each week. For our rare Monday edition, we’ve got red carpet gems from Kaskade, Diplo, Skrillex, and more from last night’s Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California.
At the Grammys this evening Kaskade was vocal with reporters about his hopes for the future of electronic dance music and the genres new found acknowledgement by the iconic awards ceremony;
“The Grammys have embraced us and are figuring out ways to include us, this year better than ever. The categories had some great artists in it and it was representational of what’s happening in my world.”
With Skrillex once again sweeping the dance music category and electronic music making waves at the 2013 Grammys, it’s no surprise that Kaskade believes that dance music is ready for ‘the big room.’ While mainstream popularity is often met with considerable disdain from devotees of the ‘scene,’ dance music’s effect on the global conversation is an important step to solidifying it as a genre and not a marketing fad.
In typical Grammy’s fashion, this year Skrillex won before the party even started. The 55th annual Grammy awards kicked off its pre-telecast early Sunday afternoon, getting some of The Academy’s who cares awards out of the way before the televised extravaganza began.
Among the pre-show awards given out were Best Classical Compendium, Best Historical Album, and Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical. It was that last category that Sonny swooped the Grammy for, winning alongside Nero’s Joseph Ray and Daniel Stephens for their remix of “Promises.”
After chugging through more categories (Best Gospel Song, Best Comedy Album), we thought we may actually have to wait for the live broadcast for more EDM awards when it was announced that Skrillex had won again. And then again. Taking home the Grammy for Best Dance Recording (and beating out “Levels”) was “Bangarang” the single, and defeating Steve Aoki, Kaskade, Deadmau5 and The Chemical Brothers for Best Dance/Electronica Album was Bangarang the album.
Since making his highly anticipated return to the United States last summer, Eric Prydz is looking at a near-full “How To Take Over America” checklist. In less than a year, Pryda has reunited with the states while helming Identity Festival, sold out New York City’s famed Roseland Ballroom, launched a Las Vegas residency, delivered what could be the uncontested Essential Mix of the year, and has been announced as a main attraction of Ultra Music Festival. Tonight, his fate as an American dance music superstar will come full circle at the 55th annual Grammy Awards.
Prydz has earned a nomination for his remix of M83′s “Midnight City,” which will compete with Axwell, Photek, Skrillex & Nero, and Tommy Trash for the title of Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical. In a recent interview with Vibe, Eric opens up about his Grammy weekend; touching upon how he will prepare for the ceremony, his thoughts on the nomination, and the details behind his now prestigious remix.
Last December, Grammy nominations were announced and the dance music scene, once again, had something to clamor about. Big guns Diplo, Kaskade, and Eric Prydz may have earned nominations across the board, but the most coveted prize remains within the Best Dance Recording category. This year the category belongs to Avicii, Calvin Harris, Deadmau5, Swedish House Mafia, and a fifth deserving artist that was snubbed of a nod. Instead, the fifth spot — which could have been filled by artists such as David Guetta, Afrojack, or Zedd — was hijacked by a man named Al Walser, for the questionable track “I Can’t Live Without You.”
The announcement provoked a storm of outrage from dance supporters, as well as questions of the Grammys’ credibility from the general public. As Walser gained notoriety in the same vein as Rebecca Black or William Hung, he instantly became public enemy number one in the EDM world, a title previously held by the likes of Paris Hilton. With the award ceremonies taking place in Los Angeles tonight, Walser has taken the time to speak of his underhanded tactics, and even stands by his credibility as a nominee — although his battle against EDM remains insurmountable.
Avicii and Diplo: two dance music extraordinaires that took 2012 by storm — enough so to earn prestigious Grammy nominations. From the year’s biggest productions to sold-out performances around the world, each proved to be standout entertainers and representatives of the mainstream-crossover jig. Thomas Pentz and Tim Berg — as listed by The Recording Academy — have occupied Hollywood this past week to prepare for what they anticipate will be a historic evening . So how are the guys gearing up for the 55th Annual Grammy show? Click below the break to find out.
The Grammy Awards are set to take place tomorrow and dance music aficionados are left only pondering which heavyweights will bring home the gold. Skrillex was the big winner last year, taking home three wins of his five nominations. With three more nominations this season, will Skrillex be seeing triple again? Or will Deadmau5 take home a pair of trophies? How about Avicii? Swedish House Mafia? Or dare we ask, Al Walser?
Dance artists represent four categories this year; Best Dance Recording, Best Dance/Electronica Album, Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical, and Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical. Dancing Astronaut takes a look at the categories, nominees, and predicts which stars will walk away with Grammy awards.
Hosted by Jay-Z’s Roc Nation and UK-based management group Three Six Zero, the second annual benefit concert for the Children’s Orthopedic Center in West Hollywood will be headlined by everyone’s favorite rodent, Deadmau5. The post-Grammy afterparty sold out last year, raising over $150,000 when Joel performed alongside Rihanna and Calvin Harris, and hopes to do the same in 2013, on February 10th. This year the mau5 is headlining alongside Crookers and Nero with more artists yet to be announced.
Tickets for the event are $264 and available now via Live Nation. For those with a little bit more money to spend, VIP Diamond tickets can be purchased for $564 dollars and will include an open bar, access to the “Diamond Lounge,” limited edition swag, and additional amenities.
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