As the music industry is quickly changing direction from downloading to streaming services, Dancing Astronaut provides you with our favorite dance music Spotify playlists from labels, artists and miscellaneous sources to suit different tastes and genre.
A slow but steady build up of announcements regarding the upcoming Electric Daisy Carnival documentary has created a strong buzz of anticipation for the public release. “Under the Electric Sky” is set to be a full-length feature film following the adventures of several attendees, or “headliners,” as they congregate for the three-day festival in Las Vegas.
Following up on the announcement that Kaskade would score the film, today Pasquale Rotella shared more optimistic news: “Under the Sky” has been chosen as one of the 118 films selected to be screened at the Sundance Film Festival held in January 2014. Rotella took to his Facebook page to extend his success with the rest of the EDC family: “I am humbled by such a prestigious honor and cannot wait to show the whole world how incredible our community is! Headliners, these are YOUR stories, this film is a celebration of you!”Posted by
Kaskade‘s Atmosphere shied away from big room, electro house hits and instead showcased floating, ambient melodies. For those who thirst for a kick of higher energy, Los Angeles’s Henry Steinway, better known as Clockwork, brings his popping electro house rendition of Kaskade and Project 46‘s “Last Chance.” First debuted in June during EDC Las Vegas, this electrifying rendition builds from a series of stunting bass kicks into explosive synth stabs, perfectly primed for a festival crowd. Clockwork’s “Last Chance” remix will be available December 6th.Posted by
Thanksgiving 2013 may be officially over, but artists from all over the world spent all of yesterday tweeting what they were thankful for this year. Yes, even those who aren’t American and don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in their home countries, such as Chuckie, Dada Life, and Cedric Gervais. Below is a collection of Thanksgiving-themed tweets for an extra dose of turkey-induced candidness.
Today is Thanksgiving. It’s a time to give thanks for good health, good friends, good family, and, of course, good music. We thought we’d take the time to pay tribute to our favorite parts of dance music culture on this day of thanks, not only for the guys who slave over turntables while we get to party, but for the dance music scene in general and its constantly expanding fanbase. This one’s for the electronic acts that put their heart and soul into it, the clubs that go all out every night of the week, and the people who live and breathe dance music. It’s the least we can do.
If you live on the east coast, you understand how unbearably cold it’s been the last few days. With Thanksgiving just two days away and the remainder of the holidays quickly approaching, Kaskade appreciates the gift of giving. He writes in his Tumblr post, “I feel gratitude every day for all the ways life gives me what I need. Family. Friends. Freaks. The holiday season reminds me to put these things in the front of my mind. To be charitable. To be introspective. To give a little more.”
Although it isn’t even December yet, Raddon has put together a well-rounded compilation of tracks to get us all in the holiday spirit. These are songs that he has produced over the years; some are originals, while others are remixes of the most holiday-inspired songs out there, such as Frank Sinatra’s “Mistletoe And Holly” or Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas.” Each production has a clean, deep house feel and soothing vocals that lull listeners into a state of tranquility. Raddon has proven to fans once again that nearly anything he touches turns into pure gold, organically meshing house, deep house, and Christmas classics together to create a fresh spin on the way we listen to and experience the holiday season. Check out the full playlist on Kaskade’s Tumblr.
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While the hype around Kaskade’s Atmosphere has slowly floated back to sea level, Ultra Records isn’t quite ready for the fanfare to end. Tasking bass bad boys Dirtyphonics with remix duties, the label scored a Pete Tong premiere of “Last Chance” on Evolution Radio. Where the original marries Project 46′s euphoric tendencies with Kaskade’s progressive prowess into a house track that resembles the Swedish variety, the Parisian quartet blasts off with a dose of dubstep before allowing snippets of the vocals to shine through. Brilliantly playing off the bass/beauty juxtaposition that has replaced the wailing wobble of 2011, Dirtyphonics’ rework of “Last Chance” give the tune another chance to shine.
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Earlier this year, Kaskade embarked on his Redux tour, playing intimate venues across the country and showing off his love for the deeper side of house music. Though most of his recent discography consists of uplifting progressive house, Ryan Raddon began his career producing more subtle, groove-driven tunes. While much of his material on his Redux tour included reworked versions of popular singles like “Raining” and “Atmosphere,” Raddon also revived some of his earlier work, such as “Samba Love,” a track from his 2006 compilation album Here & Now.
Kaskade has released his remastered Redux edit of “Samba Love” for free download. With understated its guitar ambience, alluring vocals and tasteful percussive shuffle, “Samba Love” is pleasantly endearing.
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 features oldies like Kaskade’s “Seeing Julie” and newer tracks such as Dillon Francis’s “Without You.” We’ve also included artists like Sound Remedy, Klingande, and Peer Kusiv to set the tone for your Sunday morning rehabilitation.
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 throwbacks and other gems from Diplo, Zedd, Kaskade and more.
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