It’s a known fact that anything coming out of Wolfgang Gartner’s studio is always guaranteed to assume a minimal level of excellence. The “Illmerica” producer has made it quite clear that rather than playing the game and producing uninspired, boiler plate festival fodder, he prefers to stick to his roots, approaching every production with a meticulous, nearly obsessive compulsive, attention to detail. Following up his collaboration alongside electro-peer Tommy Trash on “Hounds of Hell,” Gartner primes his next solo output “Piranha” for global release. Clocking in at just 38 seconds, this preview is less of a teaser and more akin to waking up from a dream just as the best part starts, but, for what it lacks in length, it more than makes up for in budding anticipation.
“Piranha” will be released on December 17th via Wolfgang Gartner’s own Kindergarten Records.
Named one of Dancing Astronaut’s artists to watch in 2013, Tom Staar has delivered consistently through the year with a showcase of several sonic personalities. Coming off the release of his self-titled “Staars,” he’s shifting gears from the melodic spectrum to sport his signature cap. Unrelenting synth warps take the lead on “Faces,” his newest single featuring Chrom3, for a ferocious electro house offering through the likeness of Wolfgang Gartner’s Kindergarten Records.
Groundbreaking live electro outfit, SAVOY, team up with Bright Lights on their latest Kindergarten Recordings release, “I Dare You.” In typical SAVOY fashion, the group infuses their rock roots with gritty electro synthwork, complementing hard rock drum sections with frigid synth stabs and a blistering electro house break. An anthemic, alt-rock vocal line from Bright Lights rounds out the offering with siren-like wails – creating the perfect blend of rock and electronica.
Wolfgang Gartner has just tipped off fans with a preview of his latest release “Anaconda” due out March 5th. It’s a bit of a switch up for Joey; leaning less heavily on driving electro sounds of other recent releases and more on progressive and even trance-like padded synth work for its builds and breaks. Not all Wolfgang is lost — you can still hear those familiar high-pitched tones that have a certain way of sending a crowd into a frenzy. As always, it’s refreshing to see big name producers continuing to mix it up.
After a 2012 that saw Orlando’s DallasK open for the likes of Wolfgang Gartner and share a stage with Deadmau5, the young producer proved he’s been spending serious time in the studio as well. This week he revealed a preview for “Vice,” a bold electro house tune coming out February 26th on Wolfgang’s Kindergarten Recordings. In just under two minutes, the snippet grabs on with a brash pulsing beat and refuses to let go, carrying through builds and a polished melody. With a full-length version that has no choice but to go even bigger, this is one vice you can’t do without.
Earlier this month Wolfgang Gartner took a nostalgic trip back to the 90s on his Kindergarten Radio show. Fans were fascinated by the hour-long stroll through the funk-filled 90s dance scene, begging the electro house mastermind to release it to the world. There is something appealing about early 90s dance that is hard to define. Maybe it’s the no frills honesty of it or the charm of stripped down synthesis and groove-laden breaks that grabs us and refuses to let go. Whatever it is, this mix provides a hairspray and parachute pants history lesson in 90s dance music.
Hop past the break to hear and download the never before released mix. Where we’re going we don’t need roads.
Kindergarten Records newcomer and Wolfgang Gartner protege, Popeska, returns with his latest original since September’s “Karmameter.” Joined by dance music siren Luciana, the young producer utilizes a scintillating top line melody to push Luciana’s sultry vocal cuts to the forefront of the production. Understated electro elements and a driving kick allow the vocals to breathe, framing them with charming piano rolls reminiscent of some of electro house’s most prominent stars. His second original release under his belt, Popeska has done well to establish himself as a promising young hopeful in 2013′s freshman class, representing the Kindergarten Records imprint with style.
Popeska ft. Luciana – The New Kings (Original Mix)
Tom Staar has been on a tear lately with his huge remixes of “Don’t You Worry Child,” and “Can’t Stop Me.” He shows no sign of slowing down with his latest upcoming single. Exclusively premiered on Dancing Astronaut, “Cheyenne” is dropping later this month on Kindergarten Records. If the preview is anything to go by, Tom Staar might have a major hit on his hands. Click after the break to have a listen for yourselves. Just wait until the energetic electro buildup drops into a killer melodic piano mid-section – we can’t wait to hear the full version.
Today we’re bringing you an EP from the latest rising star to catch our ear. Popeska is a nineteen year old Atlantan who was recently taken under the wing of none other than Wolfgang Gartner. Have a listen to “Karmameter” below and you’ll immediately hear why Popeska was picked up by Wolfgang’s Kindergarten Records. The glitchy electro sound that is present in “Karmameter” and “Now Or Never” is something that fans of Wolfgang are going to absolutely adore. Popeska also displays his versatility with a couple of lighter tracks in “Liar” and “Atlantis.” The Karmameter EP is a incredible debut release from Popeska and we look forward to him putting out more music that is as refreshingly unique as this. Click after the break to hear all four tracks on the EP.
Wolfgang Gartner has had a monster year thus far by most standards, and the calendar still reads “August.” Last month, he released a monster EP Casual Encounters of a Third Kind to good reviews, adding to the smash hits “Flexx” and “Redline”.
As if a collaboration with Tiesto was not enough, he is now relaunching his own Kindergarten Records, with the first release to drop in the upcoming weeks by the young producer, Popeska, titled Karmameter EP. To celebrate the occasion, a record label launch party will be held at New York’s own Work in Progress (WIP), located in Soho.
Scheduled after Electric Zoo on Saturday, the party promises some big names to appear, with Popeska himself opening the festivities up for a big special promised guest. Space will be limited, so we advise you to arrive close to the 11 pm start time.