Battle of the Beats is a new feature from Dancing Astronaut that pits two tracks that share the same title against one another to determine which production represents the name better. With the dance music community continually growing, producers, mashup artists and DJs alike constantly create new music, often of the same name. Now we are opening it up to our readers to weigh in on who’s rendition takes the proverbial cake.
While their rambunctious touring life is well known, Krewella’s releases have simultaneously garnered massive attention from fellow producers. Their iconic single “Alive” has impressively managed to stay relevant despite being released ten months ago. After receiving countless remixes and reaching the top of Billboard’s Dance/Mix Show airplay chart, it’s safe to say “Alive” has reached the pinnacle of success. For what is being deemed ‘the final’ remix, beloved mainstage talent Hardwell has lent his big room production abilities to the pervasive single. After a warm, sentimental build up, Hardwell introduces a booming drop with a raucous Dutch flavor.
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Krewella‘s “Alive” has escalated to become one of the biggest dance tracks of 2013; from the original mix that has been featured on national television to Cash Cash and Kalkutta’s remix that has dominated the early days of festival season. As the temperature is soon to be cranked up and summer events to be full swing, the Krew’s renowned single is slated to reach new heights. Teased by Hardwell at Coachella and the inaugural I Am Hardwell show, his own remix of “Alive” has been debuted by Pete Tong for this week’s Essential Selection, a likely indicator of an imminent release. Hardwell builds an uplifting presence around the vocal but swaps the melody for a profound drum-driven beat after the hook, giving the track yet another outlet amongst the dance scene.Posted by
As Krewella continues along the Play Hard Tour that saw them make a surprise stop in Indiana, they show love to those unable to ditch finals to play with the Krew as well. The trio has released Troll Mix Vol. 4, “Get Ripped Or Die Trying,” as a free download, slamming 47 tracks into 60 minutes. Though Jahan and Yasmine’s vocals took the backseat in the mix, the tracklist runs the gamut of hard dance, going from trap to dubstep to progressive trance to moombathon and back again at dizzying speeds: If Sum 41, Carnage, and Armin van Buuren could coexist anywhere, it would be here. A sampler platter of Krew tastes, “Get Ripped Or Die Trying” is available for a free rip here. Full tracklist after the break.
After climbing the charts for the last 32 weeks, Krewella’s breakout hit “Alive” has just overtook Zedd’s “Clarity” for the top spot on Billboard’s Dance/Mix Show airplay chart. The ranking criteria takes into account the total weekly plays by full-time dance formatted stations. It is the trio’s first number 1 single and further augments the group’s already incredible momentum on their continued rise to stardom.
It was that time of year again — the end of April. The weather warms up, layers come off, grass becomes greener, and trees become fuller. In Bloomington, Indiana, however, thousands of students (both Indiana University students and visitors) prepare for Little 500 — and not just the bicycle race. Little 500 is notoriously renowned and envied as the greatest week of partying in college nation-wide, and it would become even greater when met by another powerful party force, one that even withstood Midwest tornado warnings and unbearable heat — dance music.
It’s been only a month since dance music’s biggest week, but cries of nostalgia already ring around the world. While even the most seemingly majestic artists don’t have the power to speed up time, they can offer videos to relive the unforgettable moments. Hardwell recently gave away his Miami recap, “Never Say Goodbye,” and now Nicky Romero is sharing his Miami Music Week aftermovie. Offering footage throughout his South Beach journeys, Nicky uses his forthcoming Krewella collaboration, “Legacy,” as a movie score — the first official preview since its Ultra and Coachella plays.Posted by
Best of the Rest is a daily feature from Dancing Astronaut that recaps the most important posts of the day as well as the stuff we didn’t get to. With the rapidity that dance music news and releases come out it’s difficult for us to hit everything — we hope BOTR serves as a catch-all. Make sure to check it out at the end of each day to ensure you don’t miss anything!
Continuing on their dance music dominance, Krewella serves up a 6-track remix package of their hit “Come and Get It,” an offering that spans dubstep, trip hop, trap and more. With remixes from Savoy, Rogue, The Chaotic Good, Kairo Kingdom and DMNDZ, there is no shortage of dub-heavy styles to satisfy even the most discerning ears. Each producer transforms the track with their own unique approach, stuttering, warping and wobbling “Come and Get It” into six certified floorshakers. Grab the entire EP for free today via Krewella’s Soundcloud.Posted by
Promising to be a nightclub experience unlike anything you’ve ever imagined, LIGHT, the Cirque Du Soleil supported venue has just announced its latest residency, the electro punk trio Krewella. The group will be in good company with world-renowned artists including Nicky Romero, Skrillex, Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso, Alesso, Baauer and A-Trak all holding residencies this summer. The trio will start their residency on May 1st, performing eight times in 2013, and with “Alive” climbing the Billboard Hot 100 and their buzz bigger than ever, Krewella continue to assert themselves as more than just a flash in the pan.Posted by