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 May and ranks them based on a combination of reader feedback, track quality, editorial preference & critical reception.
Dancing Astronaut wraps up May for you with another edition of our top 10 tracks of the month. May’s list features massive tracks from reader favorites Axwell, Hardwell with Dyro, Cirez D, and more. Not to be missed are also fantastic efforts from Arston, Steve Angello with Jacques Lu Cont, and Knife Party. Click past the break for our top 10 tracks of May!
Knife Party returned with their third EP, Haunted House, on Monday, and for whatever reason, “LRAD” is the track that has hence received the most attention from fellow producers. While Candyland first debuted their signature ‘OG Trap Remix,’ now Walden has taken a stab at reworking Knife Party’s big room original. Keeping the drop’s minimal flavor alive, Walden layers distorted synths over the original’s powerful kick drum for a solid electro house bootleg.
Since undertaking their colossal Knife Party side project, Gareth McGrillen and Rob Swire have outdone nearly every other producer in the business with their massive, riot-inducing productions. From 100% No Modern Talking to Rage Valley, each four track EP they’ve put out has been nothing short of momentous. After months of anticipation and countless delays, their third EP has finally been released. Click past the break for a track by track review.
While “Power Glove” has circled the streaming world for months already, Knife Party are only now beginning to unveil the remaining pieces to their forthcoming extended play, Haunted House. Fans have recently tasted the second featured track, “EDM Death Machine,” and are now looking forward to productions “LRAD” and “Baghdad” to round out the follow up to Rage Valley. Luckily, the duo will stream a special preview of their forthcoming EP tonight, at 9pm EST via turntable.fm’s AnonymousFM. Tune in to catch all four tracks to complete Haunted House ahead of its May 6th release date.
Knife Party haven’t given us much with their latest preview, but it’s certainly enough to inspire a rampant excitement for their new Haunted House EP. While “Power Glove” has been floating around the blogosphere for two months and is already being hailed as the follow up to “Internet Friends,” “EDM Death Machine” is our newest glimpse into Knife Party’s impending, hotly-anticipated third EP. With a build up consisting of churning factory noises, “EDM Death Machine” sets a dark precedent that is instantly solidified with an ominous vocal sample and hefty electro drop. Though the preview ends abruptly, the track is already sounding like one of their hardest productions to date.
“EDM Death Machine” will be the fourth single off of the Haunted House EP, with “Power Glove,” “LRAD,” and “Baghdad” preceding it. With Knife Party finally ready to unveil their latest misanthropic creations to the world, you can expect more previews to follow soon.
Though Knife Party first kicked off the tour last year and opted to use the same visual combination of chainsaw, fake blood and half-naked ghoulish dancers, the Mansion set was anything but predictable.The duo took the decks around 3 a.m, immediately setting the crowd ablaze with the still unreleased “Power Glove.” That would be the first and last new track that was recognizable, and for the next twenty five minutes the duo unleashed material we can only assume to be off their forthcoming EP. (more…)
HARD Events has conquered the high seas with Holy Ship!! and LA county with HARD Summer and Hard Day of the Dead, but now the event and festival production company is back with the announcement of the lineup for their first ever HARD event in the famous Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado. The preliminary lineup is set to include Knife Party, Diplo, Disclosure, Flosstradamus, and Destructo. The inaugural event is set to take place on August 1st.
Rob and Gareth of Knife Party are weeks away from taking Miami by storm, and they’re bringing some friends along for the trip. Not just “Internet Friends,” but fellow heavyweight DJs that will join them at their trademarked party at Miami’s Mansion. Set for Wednesday, March 20th, smacked between both weekends of Ultra Music Festival, Knife Party will presumably debut ”Power Glove” and additional new material in typical MMW fashion. Tickets go on sale today at 3pm EST — check back to claim them for yourself.
HARD Events’ second annual voyage of the electronic music cruise Holy Ship!! took place this past January, sailing on a luxury liner from Fort Lauderdale, FL to Nassau, Bahamas and casually stopping along the way for a beach rave on a private island. On top of an announcement for 2014′s Holy Ship!!! (notice the extra exclamation points), they’ve also released a seven minute recap video of this year’s event — capturing the best of sets from Diplo, the dirtybird crew, Skrillex, Justice, A-Trak, Skream & Benga, Knife Party, Tommy Trash, and countless more. There’s nothing that doesn’t look ridiculously fun about this boat rave — let’s all go next year. Pre-booking opens March 5 at 12pm EST (with preference to those who’ve sailed on previous voyages). Read more here.
Knife Party is streaming live, right now, from London’s O2 academy courtesy of Mixmag’s Live Stream series. Gareth and Rob have already taken the decks for an event that also includes a performance from Zedd. The duo will be playing exclusive material from their upcoming EP including the already-buzzing “Power Glove.” Jump below the break for a first listen of brand new original tracks and tune in live to watch as Knife Party treats London to a special night.