Ken Loi continues on his original production tear with his latest progressive house outing, “Don’t Stop the Love.” The man known for his impeccable mash ups and lively performances takes another step back from his former persona and showcases his talents extend far beyond the catchy bootleg arena. Enlisting the help of song siren Codi, who lends her wispy pipes to Loi’s floating synth-laced backdrop, “Don’t Stop the Love,” is the sort of effortless and poignant progressive house we’ve been missing amidst the festival-prepped kick drums of 2013. Even better, Ken is offering up the MIDI keyboard he used for many of his latest productions to one lucky fan.
Dual Canadian / Norwegian outfit Ansol are back for the second of their exclusive free download series for Dancing Astronaut. Off the heels of “On My Own” and a more recent premier of their forthcoming Mixmash single “Knock Down” alongside North American peer Ken Loi, the duo strikes back with significant force. Testing their fresh-faced take on the sound of peak time dance music once again, “Mandala” is yet another fine insight into why Ansol have looked unstoppable on the global circuit of late. Accompanied by original artwork from LA-based artists John Llamas & Jordi Conesa, round two of their studio clear out sets more positive motion towards the duos impending strike for Mixmash. (more…)Posted by
Shortly after giving away their impressive “On My Own,” ANSOL reemerges alongside Ken Loi with a preview of their upcoming collaboration. Loi, still off his August release of “The Wall,” matches talent up with ANSOL for “Knock Down,” a frenetic electro house offering that comes as a warfare of laser-laden synths. Fitting for its host imprint, Laidback Luke’s MixMash, the collaboration’s energy is brought full circle with a vocal contribution from Mina. “Knock Down” will be released on September 30th but has already started making its round across DJ sets.Posted by
Having first made his mark with a breakout offering “All It Takes” for Tiësto’s Musical Freedom imprint back in 2011, Ken Loi has remained a sparing yet anticipated newcomer to the North American market. With his own Starbright imprint now in rotation and a collaborative remix for Tiësto already penned for 2013, Loi unites with Swedish peer Oskar and Kat Cobra for the next installment of his melodic club stylings. “The Wall” matches uplifting synths with radio-friendly sing-along moments, a formula that whilst already in heavy rotation rings with outright quality from this collaborative offering. Given his sparing release schedule of late, Loi and co-coined a universal floor filler that is sure to keep the demand for his studio exploits in high demand for the months to come. (more…)Posted by
While Dada Life took their stab at the track back in April, San Francisco’s Ken Loi has reworked Bingo Players‘ late 2012 anthem “Out of My Mind” into a rumbling, chirping acid house production. With a build up that is best described as moist, Loi utilizes an array of acid synths to craft a unique spin on Bingo Players’ festive track. Head over to Ken Loi’s Facebook for a free download of his remix to “Out of My Mind.”
In our first installment of Before the Beats we showed off shots from artists including Brodinski, Dillon Francis, and Sebastian Ingrosso. For the second edition, we’ve collected even more photos which run the gamut from cute and cuddly to funny and predictive of their musical futures. New additions to the baby photo retrospective include Ferry Corsten, Hardwell, Laidback Luke, and Sander van Doorn, but we also have new pictures from artists previously featured in our first installment; repeat offenders include Steve Angello, Chuckie, and A-Trak. Click below the break to find out what your favorite artists looked like before they were big stars.
Well Tritonians, it’s here. The “Bullet That Saved Me” remix collection has been released. The full remix package includes an elephantine remix from Ken Loi, a heavy rave remix from Sebjak, a thunderous progressive remix from Ilan Bluestone, and Tritonal’s own highly anticipated Festival Mix of the track. Sebjak takes the track in a darker direction, giving the original some seriously fun bounce. Likewise, Ken Loi activates his chainsaws and infuses a classic dose of punchy electro. Available today, Tritonal’s “Bullet That Saved Me” remix collection has something for everyone, and is one not to be missed by Tritonians and Earthlings alike.
Tritonians and other inhabitants of Earth rejoice, because the “Bullet That Saved Me” remixes are upon thee. To be released via Beatport on April 29th, the remix package will contain four fresh takes on Tritonal’s lead single from their Metamorphic I EP. In addition to their own “Festival Mix,” Tritonal sought out Sebjak, Ken Loi, and Ilan Bluestone to deliver their interpretations of the track. The result? A formidable remix package of immense proportions.
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.
It seems a lot of DJs are in the giving spirit this Christmas. Sazoon Booya already gave us a free download of their “Birthday Song” remix and Ken Loi is doing the same with not one but two tracks — “Runaways” and “Room for Happiness.” Both songs are melodic, uplifting, easily digestible progressive fare. Claim your free downloads below and upload them quickly for some additional Christmas road trip tunage. Click past the break to check out his remix of “Room for Happiness.”