Mellow, harmonic, and tranquilizing; Joris Voorn makes it possible to get lost in his latest production without a dance floor, a drink, or even a party. Releasing “Ringo” today via Green, the sister imprint of Rejected, Joris supplies a hypnotic rhythm that subtly introduces and increases elements to further pull listeners into its fantasy. While the original comes as an easy listen in vein of a lullaby, the B-side, his extended rework that serves as the reality to the dreaminess of its host, ups the ante and boosts contagion with sexy vocals, complimenting drum stylings and hi-hat topline, making “Ringo” an arena contender without jeopardizing the original mystique.
Editors’ Selections is an opportunity for your favorite Dancing Astronaut contributors to talk about some of the music they’re listening to that we might not always get an opportunity to post about from week to week. Sometimes it’s out there, sometimes it’s obscure, but you’ll always get a peek into what we’re loving behind closed doors.
Sunday Morning Medicine is a feature from Dancing Astronaut dedicated to the mellower side of electronic music. We bring you our favorite therapeutic selections — old and new — in an attempt to alleviate the agonizing effects of a long weekend of partying.
This week’s edition of Sunday Morning Medicine starts off with a particularly sexy ‘Secret Mix’ from Joris Voorn, before diving into some Gorgon City, Deadmau5, Mitis, and Ellie Goulding.
Joris Voorn has uploaded a special treat to SoundCloud, pulling out his jazzy ‘Secret Mix’ to St. Germain’s “Rose Rouge.”
Click past the break to check out the rest of this week’s SMM.
It would require fingers and toes to count the amount of times “Animals” was heard, and the same could be said for anthems such as “Cannonball,” “Clarity,” or “Play Hard.” Beneath the most played tracks at Tomorrowland, however, certain drops stood out with significance, truly making an impression on Tomorrowland and its crowd. These tracks influenced the festival on a level only comprehendible for those immersed within its sets, stages and, most importantly, the dreamworld experience in which they created.
Dancing Astronaut was on the ground to catch the moments where select records made an impact and became symbolic of dance music’s greatest weekend; here we proudly present our soundtrack to Tomorrowland 2013.
After two days of scorching sun, the earlier part of our third day in Indio was spent much the same way – glued to the tents where Paul Kalkbrenner, Paul Oakenfold, Hardwell, Eric Prydz, Joris Voorn, James Blake, Pretty Lights, Maya Jane Coles, Loco Dice, Jamie Jones, and Richie Hawtin would deliver some of the days stand out performances. As the day wore on the wind picked up, transforming the polo grounds into a massive dust storm, tearing through the campsites with a vengeance.
With Miami Music Week now in full swing, there is never going to be a shortage of parties. None, however, are quite as unique as Tuesday’s 2GTHR event, hosted by BPM. The concept: nine back to back sets from a selection of some of the best veterans and promising young talent in the underground scene today. The Surfcomber Hotel is hosting parties all week, but this was truly one of a kind.
The underground had a big year in the US in 2012 and we only felt it appropriate to highlight some of these amazing artists independently from potentially bigger or more commercial artists in the dance music world today. We considered the year these artists have had in terms of production, live sets, and overall influence. We also generally picked artists we love and admire; artists we feel are extremely important to pushing electronic music forward. This list of 25 names includes legends and young guns alike, but we can assure you that every single one of these artists is incredibly talented and is well worth a listen or a trip to a club for a live set. Today we’re going to share with you our picks for #25 through #16. (more…)Posted by
Party squad Toolroom Knights is coming in hot with an expansive new compilation mixed by Forza — the Italian trio known individually as Alex Kenji, Manuel de la Mare, and Luigi Rocca. The massive compilation racks up the count to 43 tracks across three different albums and gives us an excellent review of a range of tech and acid house cuts from the last year. If that wasn’t enough, Forza also treats us to five new exclusives from each of the three producers, respectively. Other major additions to the compilation include Prok & Fitch‘s “Symphony,” Alex Kenji’s remix of Sander van Doorn‘s “Outro,” Joris Voorn‘s “Goodbye Fly,” Shawnee Taylor and Sympho Nympho‘s “Colors,” and Reboot’s “Enjoy Music” with a DJ Chus 2012 re-edit. Check out the five exclusives courtesy of Toolroom Records below.
Mark Fanciulli’s Cutoff EP, an exciting addition to the tech house scene, was released yesterday on Leena Records. You may recognize the last name; Mark Fanciulli is younger brother to fellow producer Nic Fanciulli. Mark first blew up in May of 2011 with the release of “The Tide” on Joris Voorn’s Rejected label, and fans have been blessing the Fanciulli parents ever since. Cutoff’s two tracks, “Cutoff” and “Body 2 Body,” bend the limits of tech house productions with deep grooves, high-pitched synthesizers, and funky male vocal loops. The EP gives you a dose of both deeper and more driving house music, and we’re loving the juxtaposition.
After months of anticipation, Sensation has finally arrived in the United States. The show will start at 7:55PM EST streaming at 9:30PM EST with the end of Denis Ferrer’s set before the actual Innerspace show begins at 10PM. Fedde Le Grand headlines the show with Joris Voorn taking the decks at 11:30PM EST and finally Nic Fanciulli will start to wrap things up at !2:45AM EST. If you’re attending make sure to check out our sneak peaks of artists for Friday and Saturday.Posted by