Fresh off the launch of his new US-based label, Space Invader Music, and the premiere of his first live 3D show in the City of Angels, Joachim Garraud is already back in the studio mixing up a violent storm like the evil (French) genius we know he is. Catapulting off the success of last year’s single “I’m Invaded” featuring Ze!, the French producer recently debuted a new set of 3D visuals to accompany the original 2012 release, the goal being to offer fans an entirely new sensory experience when playing the track, although we fear it may give them seizures instead.
Best of Instagram is a feature from Dancing Astronaut that showcases our favorite pictures from our favorite DJs on Instragram each week. This week, we’ve got gems from Diry South, Sebastian Ingrosso, Dillon Francis, and more.
Do you want to have your photos included in our Best of Instagram feature? All you have to do to be eligible is use the hashtag “#astrogram” in your photo entry on Instagram. Keep your photos DA or dance music-related, and we’ll choose one user-submitted photo to include each week. Click past the break to see this week’s #astrogram contest winner.
David Guetta’s One Love album is credited with being one of the major forces in bringing electronic music to the forefront of the mainstream music scene. However, David wasn’t always the international superstar that he is today. Once upon a time he was just a popular Paris based DJ/promoter with little to no experience in producing music. Enter Joachim Garraud.
Joachim added the technical expertise to David’s musical vision and together the two of them created a string of house anthems including “Just A Little More Love,” “Love Is Gone,” and “The World Is Mine.” Call us old fashioned, but we miss the days of the Guetta-Garraud collaborations and bemoan the fact that Garraud has been replaced by Flo Rida and Snoop Dogg.
Check out the video above for a preview of David Guetta & Joachim Garraud’s back to back set at Red Light Paris in 2005 and then click after the break for the full mix. We hope that some day soon we see the two of them back together crafting a set as incredible as this one.
Full mix and tracklist after the break.
You guys seem to be liking our Good Morning Mixes, so today we have another blast from the not-so-distant past. Joachim Garraud and Steve Angello rang in the New Year when 2010 became 2011 at Roseland Ballroom NYC, and thanks to SiriusXM and SoundCloud, the set lives on. The first hour or so features a nice selection of tracks from Mr. Keytar himself, including Autoerotique’s “Bubonic” — a track that deserves to be brought back from the dead — and a live piano version of Coldplay’s “Clocks.” Steve’s set doesn’t quite go as underground as his Pacha NYC set from this weekend, but it’s definitely a great listen if you’ve become accustomed to 2012 SHM sets and want to hear what they sounded like back in 2010.
Parisian producer Mercer, who recently collaborated with Mystique on “Here Comes That Sound,” is back with a brand new remix of Joachim Garraud & Alesia’s “Nox.” Don’t let the airy beginning fool you, a thick, sinister sounding electro bassline is just around the corner. This is topped off by a drop that has all the energy of an acid house drop but with more of an electro house feel. We predict that this track will destroy dance floors wherever it is played.
Joachim Garraud & Alesia – Nox (Mercer Remix)
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We’ve been big supporters of Joachim Garraud & Alesia, bringing you their awesome single “Hook” and doing an exclusive interview with the Alesia crew. They have a new single coming out early next month which is accompanied by a huge remix package. Today we have a preview of Mercer’s heavy take on “Nox.” Mercer’s remix begins with airy piano arpeggios before a thick electro bass line kicks in and turns up the heat. Look for the full “Nox” EP to drop on Dim Mak Records, August 7th.
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Original Swedish House Mafia and David Guetta help celebrate Joachim Garraud’s birthday, 2005 style (video)
It’s hard to imagine that there was ever a time when EDM was “underground,” but this video from 2005 will g
ive you a little glimpse at what it was like before LED screens and lasers were the norm. Back in 2005, Joachim Garraud threw himself a private party to celebrate hitting the 1,000 member milestone in his forum as well as his birthday. Joachim invited some huge talent to the 100 person event, including the entire original Swedish House Mafia — yes, we mean including Eric Prydz — and David Guetta. The video shows some of the biggest names in music before they got so huge, and it’s pretty wild to see Steve Angello, Axwell, and Guetta so young (not to mention Sebastian Ingrosso with a crew cut). Other highlights include a drunken-rendition of “Happy Birthday” in Swedish by Axwell and Eric Prydz, a brief piano appearance from Guetta, and Steve Angello wearing his headphones Axwell-style. It’s a lazy Sunday and there isn’t much else going on, so click the play button above and party like it’s 2005.
Update: Added another video that A-Trak shot with SHM in 2008 below. Thanks, Maxx!
Alesia are a French music trio comprised of Alban Lipp, Nicolas Petitfrere and Lémuel Dufez. They recently collaborated on an EP with Joachim Garraud and released their latest single “Hook.” Their unique sound – a blend of dubstep, electro and house – has caught the ear of major players in the industry and we are picking them for breakout success this year. We sat down with Alesia to learn more about their musical background and what they have planned for the future. Click after the break to see how they got their breakthrough and more!
Joachim Garraud and Alesia have really put in a good performance on their first collaboration. Last week we brought you the previews of both this, as well as Clockwork’s remix of it. “Hook” ticks all the boxes and is an impeccable blend of house, electro and dubstep. The full Hillside West EP comes out in 8 days and we are looking forward to hearing the full thing. Check out “Hook” below and grab the download on Beatport.
Joachim Garraud & Alesia – Hook (Original Mix)
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Here’s yet another teenage DJ/Producer coming up in the EDM world. American youngster Henry Steinway, aka Clockwork, exploded onto the scene with his heavy electro remix of Avicii’s levels and hasn’t stopped since. Signed to Aoki’s Dim Mak records, Clockwork is back with a remix of Joachim Garraud & Alesia’s “Hook.” Featuring a drum-rattling baseline and big synth build-ups, this remix has already garnered support from the likes of Hardwell, Felix Cartal, and Autoerotique. Stay tuned for the release on Dim Mak on March 5th.
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