Ferries pulled in to the Battery Maritime Building at New York City’s South Street Seaport last Sunday — and not to bring tourists to Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, or any of the neighboring landmarks. Governors Island opened its gates to the dance music scene once again and the summer season at the EDM Shangri-La would be kicked off by Hardwell, Dyro, Audien, and Henrix. Waiting out the frigid winter months for the two that define its summer, New Yorkers were anxious ready to return to the waterfront man-made beach venue – eager to soak in the sun and to indulge in the beats of their favorite artists.
From affirmative festival action to landmark digital releases, young Dutch heavyweight Hardwell has taken no prisoners for 2013. Off the back of a landmark spree for his own Revealed Recordings imprint, volume four of his Hardwell Presents Revealed compilation series looks to up-the-ante in the name of cutting-edge talent with a festival proof focus on the summer clubbing horizon. The album features the cream of Corput’s hand-picked crop of European talents, whilst picking up on landmark anthems such as “Never Say Goodbye” and Hardwell’s own remix of Krewella’s “Alive” to show both sides of the industry coin the European heavyweight now overlooks. In the same vein as his landmark set at UMF, eight exclusive label cuts and a series of off-the-cuff mash-ups combine to make volume four an essential insight into the young and restless exuberance now associated with both label and artist alike. This compilation will be available on Beatport on June 21st, and Hardwell will be celebrating its launch in Vegas the night before at the brand new Hakkasan in MGM Grand. (more…)Posted by
Want an easy way to make sure you are up to date on all the latest, best music? Dancing Astronaut takes a look at the top 10 tracks officially released in May and ranks them based on a combination of reader feedback, track quality, editorial preference & critical reception.
Dancing Astronaut wraps up May for you with another edition of our top 10 tracks of the month. May’s list features massive tracks from reader favorites Axwell, Hardwell with Dyro, Cirez D, and more. Not to be missed are also fantastic efforts from Arston, Steve Angello with Jacques Lu Cont, and Knife Party. Click past the break for our top 10 tracks of May!
In our first installment of Before the Beats we showed off shots from artists including Brodinski, Dillon Francis, and Sebastian Ingrosso. For the second edition, we’ve collected even more photos which run the gamut from cute and cuddly to funny and predictive of their musical futures. New additions to the baby photo retrospective include Ferry Corsten, Hardwell, Laidback Luke, and Sander van Doorn, but we also have new pictures from artists previously featured in our first installment; repeat offenders include Steve Angello, Chuckie, and A-Trak. Click below the break to find out what your favorite artists looked like before they were big stars.
Leading Dutch talents Hardwell and Dyro unite with Heather Bright to unleash their latest collaborative masterpiece for Revealed Recordings this month. Premiered at UMF during Hardwell’s landmark main stage appearance and used as the score to his Miami 2013 aftermovie, “Never Say Goodbye” is the emotively charged epitome of both producers’ stamina in the face of global attention. Armed with Heather Bright’s well-placed topline, this coming-of-age festival anthem sparks uplifting and impactful resonations for peak-time sensibilities at the most effectual level of quality and relevance. As yet another strong addition to Revealed’s burgeoning musical artillery, the track purveys heart-rending club fuel for a generation unashamedly relishing in the reign of electronic dance music.
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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 feature gems from Claude VonStroke, Dirty South, Chuckie, and more.
Pete Tong rounds up this week in dance music with Essential New Tune ‘Centre of the Universe,’ ‘Atmosphere’ premiere, Daft Punk interview
Presenting us with the hottest in new music from around the globe, Pete Tong showered us in delicacies last night during his weekly BBC Radio 1 dance music marathon. Kicking the show off with the world premiere of Kaskade’s autonomously sung and produced new single “Atmosphere,” moving on into Sander van Doorn’s electrifying “Neon,” and the bouncy, big room Hardwell remix of Krewella’s “Alive,” followed by other progressive anthems.
Pete’s coveted “Essential New Tune” went to none other than ex-SHM member Axwell for the remode his new single “Centre of The Universe,” replacing Francesco Rossi’s enigmatic tune “Paper Aeroplane” from last week. Daft Punk continued the discussion with Tong in Part 2 of their Coachella interview while immersing in new tracks off RAM “Giorgio By Moroder,” “Loose Yourself to Dance” and “Instant Crush.”
London-based techno producer Scuba ran through his picks for week’s “Goodie Goodies” including Locked Groove’s “Do It Anyway” and favorite tune of the year Dusky’s “Vanishing Point,” while house legend Kerri Chandler was knighted into Tong’s “Hall of Fame” while explaining the compelling story behind “Bar A Thym.” Tong pins Blond:ish as his future star, ending of with a hot mix from Israeli tech-house sensation Guy Gerber.
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After being donned “the world’s biggest upcoming DJ” by Hardwell, Dyro and his Revealed counterparts are letting fans in on their on-the-road fun with his latest music video. Providing videos for his recent hit “Leprechauns & Unicorns,” there comes a lack of mystical creatures and an abundance of footage featuring Hardwell, Dannic, and Dyro himself behind the scenes, showcasing the touring experience from an artist’s vantage point. The music coming from Revealed Recordings has proved some of the best of today’s progressive house, and they’re revealing their civilian side before summer dominance begins.Posted by
While their rambunctious touring life is well known, Krewella’s releases have simultaneously garnered massive attention from fellow producers. Their iconic single “Alive” has impressively managed to stay relevant despite being released ten months ago. After receiving countless remixes and reaching the top of Billboard’s Dance/Mix Show airplay chart, it’s safe to say “Alive” has reached the pinnacle of success. For what is being deemed ‘the final’ remix, beloved mainstage talent Hardwell has lent his big room production abilities to the pervasive single. After a warm, sentimental build up, Hardwell introduces a booming drop with a raucous Dutch flavor.
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Krewella‘s “Alive” has escalated to become one of the biggest dance tracks of 2013; from the original mix that has been featured on national television to Cash Cash and Kalkutta’s remix that has dominated the early days of festival season. As the temperature is soon to be cranked up and summer events to be full swing, the Krew’s renowned single is slated to reach new heights. Teased by Hardwell at Coachella and the inaugural I Am Hardwell show, his own remix of “Alive” has been debuted by Pete Tong for this week’s Essential Selection, a likely indicator of an imminent release. Hardwell builds an uplifting presence around the vocal but swaps the melody for a profound drum-driven beat after the hook, giving the track yet another outlet amongst the dance scene.Posted by