New Yorkers have a season of partying to look forward to this summer at one of their favorite sun-kissed destinations — and they won’t have to wait much longer for it to begin. One week after EDC NY wraps up at Citi Field, the gates at Governors Island will open with Hardwell as the inaugural headliner on May 26th. Along for New York City’s first show at the party paradise will be supporting sets from Dyro, Audien, and Henrix. New York City dance fans, anticipate an early return to the beloved Governors Island and prepare for a summer to remember.
Henrix has come a long way in the brief four-month period since being named one of Dancing Astronaut’s artists to watch in 2013. With one of the biggest tracks of the early year in “Hit It” under his belt, the neophyte returns with a three-track EP for Mixmash Records, aptly following his set at Laidback Luke’s Super You & Me Miami. The Rock This Dream EP comes packed with Henrix’s signature percussion-heavy Miami sound, led by the title track, “Rock This Dream,” which Luke himself sported on Ultra’s main stage.
The extended play follows with “Viral,” a James Bond-esque track that remains bouncy from the chords to the airy interlude. Rounded out with a collaboration alongside Jakob Liedholm, Rock The Dream comes complete with the uplifting, ever melodic “Losing My Mind.” Stream the EP below the break and get to know Henrix with his Miami Music Week after movie.
One of electronic fans’ most desired parties, one of the nation’s hottest nightclubs, two of the hottest brands synonymous with dance music. Laidback Luke took his Super You & Me movement to LIV Miami last Wednesday with a young and talented roster that delivered refreshing sounds into the morning hours. The production packed club added inflatable superheros to its repertoire of blinding lazer myriads, powerful confetti blasters, and unique ornaments that dangle from the ceiling regularly.
The sights were enough to behold for your week’s stay in Miami, but the night’s music would keep ears ringing even on your flight home. Human senses aside, it was the opening DJs that made Super You & Me one of the most talked about events of Miami Music Week, as each artist offered invigorating variations of sound. Dancing Astronaut has the run down of the South Beach bash, the most notable drops of the night, and why each DJ fit into Luke’s squad of supporting superheros.
Henrix has taken the leap from being an artist to watch to becoming an artist being watched ever since “Hit It” made a splash that sent tidal waves through progressive house. Around the time the track was first debuted, however, Henrix had released volume one of his Miami Heaters EP, only warming up fans for the serious heat that he’s dished out this week. On the brink of Miami Music Week comes volume two, the 3-track WMC installment of Miami Heaters that comes supplied with refreshing percussive energy through “After All,” “Miami Bounce,” and “Close Your Eyes.”
Well, folks, Dancing Astronaut has come a long way and we have you to thank. In celebration of reaching 40,000 Facebook fans, we’ve compiled a massive bootleg pack featuring exclusives from some of our favorite artists – all free, all yours. With the introduction of Space Food Vol. 1, we aimed to provide a healthy zero gravity diet agreeable to any cosmonaut’s palate. From the impeccable progressive fusions of 3LAU, Ken Loi, and Sultan & Ned Shepard to boisterous electro blends from Paris & Simo and Dannic, there’s no shortage of sustenance. GTA, Morten Breum, Vicetone, and Viceroy also toss their hats in the ring for a genuinely diverse selection of mashups, bootlegs, and remixes. Go on, squelch your appetite, and download the entire compilation for free. Thanks for the continued support and sharing our love for dance music! Download and tracklist after the break.
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 February and ranks them based on a combination of reader feedback, track quality, editorial preference & critical reception.
Dancing Astronaut wraps up February for you with another edition of our top 10 tracks of the month. February’s list features massive tracks from reader favorites Arty, Armin van Buuren, Afrojack, and more. Not to be missed are also fantastic efforts from up-comers Pink is Punk, Disclosure, and The M Machine. Click past the break for our top 10 tracks of February!
Social media has greatly enhanced the connection between fans and artists by allowing them to connect on a level far greater than that of a spectator. Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram have given us an unprecedented look into the lives of our modern day rockstars by taking us behind the booth, into their homes and studios, and even sometimes into their pasts. Click below the break to check out some of your favorite artists in their younger years and find out which superstars got an early start by strumming guitars or tickling the ivories. We have shots from Steve Angello, Chuckie, Skrillex, Nervo, A-Trak, and more.
Size Records entered 2013 with “Head Up” and “Swoon,” two massive tracks that, in retrospect, serve to be the warm up for one of this year’s biggest hits. What started as an unidentified seizure-inducer first heard at Size In The Park has become known as “Hit It” from GTA, Henrix and Digital Lab. The megalithic build and the infectious bass-laden drop make for one of the most provocative productions of 2013. There is no doubt that “Hit It” will be that one track you can’t escape during Miami Music Week — and if you’re lucky enough to be attending the festivities, expect the drop to keep your ears ringing through your flight home. 1, 2, 3, hit it!
Since Dancing Astronaut named him an artist to watch in 2013, Henrix has only pleased the eyes (and ears) set upon him. After releasing his remix of Tiesto’s “Love Comes Again,” his highly anticipated GTA and Digital Lab collaboration, “Hit It,” has finally been given an official preview. Henrix is celebrating the occasion and is giving away the aptly titled “Miami Rising.” Putting Miami on his back, Henrix continues to push his percussive big room drop sound forward as he gives away “Miami Rising” in anticipation for the release of “Hit It” on February 25th.
Size Records started the new year off on the right foot with Arno Cost’s “Head Up,” and the label is en route to making the release of festival bombs a pattern. The long awaited “Hit It” is up for release on the label. Its building chords, massive drums, and pounding drop combine to create sonic gold. GTA, Henrix, & Digital Lab’s collaboration has seen support from numerous power players including Diplo, Dirty South, David Guetta, Size label head Steve Angello, and many more. “Hit It” has been floating around cyber space for awhile but it’s finally being officially released on February 25th, a belated Valentine’s Day gift if you will.