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 June and ranks them based on a combination of reader feedback, track quality, editorial preference & critical reception.
Dancing Astronaut wraps up June for you with another edition of our top 10 tracks of the month. June’s list features massive tracks from reader favorites Axwell & Sebastian Ingrosso, Kaskade, Avicii, and more. Not to be missed are also fantastic efforts from Pelari, Martin Garrix, and Disclosure. Click past the break for our top 10 tracks of June!
After releasing “Atmosphere,” the title track and first single off his forthcoming album, Kaskade continues to gear up for its release with an accompanying fan-focused music video. As fans energetically pose for photos inside a photo booth Kaskade woefully sings along with his vocals, ultimately winding up floating atop a sea of hands. “This video was really fun to make because I was able to get my fans involved,” Kaskade told Rolling Stone. “They are all so supportive and brought exactly the energy that we needed to make the video as fun as it is.”
If four minutes of Kaskade isn’t enough to quench your thirst don’t fret too much as the album’s September release date isn’t too far away.
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 genres.
The era of downloading music may soon be behind us as streaming services are quickly gaining speed. Ahead of the game is the user-friendly, subscription-based service Spotify. The platform allows users to draw tracks from an extensive music library into their own personalized playlists. Best part is, while listening to songs on Spotify you are directly contributing to an artists royalties, and therefore moving the music industry forward! We’ve saved you some trouble by find the best playlists to suit your listening needs.
“Fly Me To The Moon” is a standard instantly recognizable to almost anyone, and although originally written by Bart Howard in 1954 it’s probably most closely associated with Frank Sinatra’s recording of the record. Another popular recording, however, is that of samba and bossa nova singer Astrud Gilberto (also very well-known for her version of “The Girl From Ipanema”). In celebration of the coming release ofanother addition of The Verve Remixed series (this time featuring an all-female lineup), Kaskade was responsible for giving a modern electronic music touch to Gilberto’s timeless vocals.
In one of the best collaborations in recent electronic music history, Kaskade and deadmau5 created “I Remember” in September 2008, following their previous collab “Move for Me.” Using Joel’s hypnotic trance-like rhythm paired with Ryan’s perfected technique of manipulating a female vocal, the song went on to achieve number one on Billboard’s Hot Dance Airplay and number 14 on the UK Singles Chart. In addition, it also appeared in GoldenEye 007 and DJ Hero 2. I think we can all agree we would love to see another collaboration between the two.
It’s been almost two years since the release of Fire & Ice; it’s safe to say we’re all ready for the formal return of Kaskade. While sporadic singles have blanketed the interlude between LPs, “Atmosphere” is the first official release from Kaskade’s forthcoming album of the same name. The single boasts all of Kaskade’s trademark qualities, from delicate piano work, to a memorable vocal track (for which Raddon is responsible), to a swift and satisfying progressive house drop. Stay tuned for more details on Kaskade’s new album Atmosphere, due for release in September.
Already announcing an arena tour and a production of the same name, Kaskade is taking his “Atmosphere” concept to another level this fall. Serving as the follow up to 2011′s Fire & Ice, Kaskade’s newest album, Atmosphere, will be released this September. The album’s lead single and title track, “Atmosphere,” will be released on June 10th as scheduled, and its host album will arrive in time for “big rooms, small tour.”
“Everything this summer and fall will be about Atmosphere. I’ve got the single first then the album and the tour and I’m just so excited for all of it. This album feels all that more precious to me because I really want to deliver in a big way.” – Kaskade
Coming off “It’s You, It’s Me Redux,” his tour of small clubs that offered intimate sets and classic tunes to cities across the United States, Kaskade has announced his next series of live shows, “Atmosphere” — coordinating with his future anthem of the same name. His forthcoming fall tour will provide fans with the opposite of what they received this spring; his festival-sized presence along what’s being described as “Big Rooms, Small Tour.”
Returning to venues which will appropriately fit the size of his aura, Kaskade plans to fill arenas in Miami, New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Presale tickets will be made available on June 5th at 12pm EST ahead of general public sales on June 7th – dates and locations below the break. (more…)
Coming off collaborations with Diplo, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, a smash hit in “Hit It,” and a slew of remixes, GTA hold two of the hottest hands in dance music production. The duo are now back to take on another track for Deadmau5, following their remix of “Channel 42.” This time, Matt and Julio rework a throwback Kaskade collaboration and drift away from their expected in-studio methods. Released today via Ultra Records, GTA’s remix of “Move For Me” instills trap slaps in the form of lovestep, keeping the emotion of the original intact while leaving their own mark.
If you were one of the lucky fans who were able to attend one of Kaskade’s Redux tour stops, you might have been treated to the Late Night Alumni rework of “Raining.” Late Night Alumni — which is Kaskade’s side band project – receives a completely new set of piano lines from Kaskade himself (as he’s the keyboardist of the group), transforming the track into a techy offshoot which went perfectly with the theme of the tour. The track is being offered as a free download on his SoundCloud page, and is definitely a welcomed rebirth to a downright Kaskade classic.