Earlier this year, Grandtheft united the realms of trap and big room with unprecedented stamina for his remix of Keys N Krate’s “Treat Me Right.” Now celebrating a landmark notch on the bedpost for his social media stamina, the Mad Decent-approved Canadian drops his bold remixing streak to transfrom Madeon’s “Technicolor” with the low-end tendencies we have come to expect from the young breakout. With the triplets flowing liberally and 808 kicks in full effect, the Toronto-based breakout reminds us why trap has been one of the most popular melting pots of dance-floor convergence throughout the year. His seamless incorporation of the original’s melodic signature is enough to assert that this is 50,000 fans well earned for one of the more intriguing newcomers to the genre for 2013.Posted by
One of the hottest hands in electronic music production is getting even hotter. With releases spanning from “Icarus” to “Technicolor,” sparing few but quality efforts in between, Madeon found himself on pace to becoming one of the more gifted (and still improving) artists of his craft. Taking loyal listeners by surprise and throwing a curveball into the trajectory of his signature sound came the release of Lady Gaga’s Artpop, where his three credited productions each displayed new capabilities and facets of styling.
Recently speaking to MTV on the subject of his Artpop duties, Madeon opened up on his influences and preferences in line of his productions for the album and how he’ll be following that creative direction in the development of his debut artist album.
Through the prism of an electronic music fan, the term “crossover” often receives a negative connotation, and in many cases, that pessimism is fair. The Pitbulls of the world haven’t done any favors for EDM’s move into popular culture, and most public figures’ latching onto the trending genre do so with little respect for the music. In fact, these cases are oftentimes being mislabeled as crossovers — there is nothing being crossed-over, only stolen; the mistreatment of the source material normally results in a blatant mess. If anything, I’d call them clashovers. However, there are a select few artists that have integrated electronic elements into their music, making for a natural crossover. Most notably in today’s climate, that artist is Lady Gaga.
San Diego’s LED Presents has announced the line up for their two-day New Year’s Eve event. The annual OMFG! celebration is 18+ and will take place from December 30th to 31st. Today, the event has released their official lineup and officially roots LED as a promoter to watch. The SoCal company has always placed a heavy emphasis on trap and trip hop style artists in their lineups, but there’s a new sense of variety coming from their holiday celebration roster. Boys Noize, Diplo, Madeon, Nervo, Laidback Luke, GTA, Nero, Feed Me, DJ Snake, Bro Safari, Henrix, Brazzabelle, Ookay, and Cole Plante will light up the San Diego arena and ring in 2014 with some of electronic music’s favorite tunes. With early bird tickets already sold out, pre-sale tickets are available here, so grab yours now before the next price hike.Posted by
In a strange way, the world has grown up with Madeon. When he first burst onto the scene in 2010, he was already hailed as a visionary and genius. His technical mastery of certain production and performance aspects was clear – we were all waiting to see what came next.
Fast forward three years. A teenager (he is still 19), his baby-faced appearance exudes excited nervous energy. Standing backstage in his trademark white tee with black jacket, the boy wonder chats and fidgets with bubbly enthusiasm minutes before the show. He double checks his white iPhone, preparing his timer and scanning Twitter one last moment, like any other young adult. (more…)Posted by
With all the remixes of Ellie Goulding tracks that circulate in the electronic world, it’s easy to overlook a lapse in new original material from the songstress. For those who are keeping track, however, it has been a full ten months since the release of Halcyon, and four long weeks since “Burn” came out. Yet now all the breath-holding is officially over: Halcyon Days Deluxe Edition has finally hit the e-shelves.
Combining ten new originals with a repackage of tunes from it’s predecessor, the Halcyon Days Deluxe Edition features classics like “Anything Could Happen,” “I Need Your Love” and “Figure 8,” along with new collabs with DJ Fresh, Madeon and Burns, with Tinie Tempah and Fun.’s Nate Ruess also getting in on the action. Though the release is the culmination of greatness for Ellie fans, for the EDM world it is just the beginning – keep your eyes peeled for the great remix race.
Editors’ Selections is an opportunity for your favorite Dancing Astronaut contributors to talk about some of the music they’re listening to that we might not always get an opportunity to post about from week to week. Sometimes it’s out there, sometimes it’s obscure, but you’ll always get a peek into what we’re loving behind closed doors.
By age 17 Madeon had a hit in “Icarus,” a breakthrough appearance at Ultra Music Festival, and remixes for the likes of Deadmau5 and Martin Solveig. Nearly two years later, it appears that his signature blazer wouldn’t even be needed to mask his youth as the French prodigy’s production value far exceeds his 19 years and counting. This summer Madeon finds himself responsible for Two Door Cinema Club’s recent “Changing of Seasons” single, credited for production on Lady Gaga’s forthcoming ARTPOP album, and fresh off the release of “Technicolor,” his undisputed magnum opus that further advances the cause of his forte. (more…)Posted by
There seems to have been no mountain too high or landmark too bold for Madeon. From the early remnants of his remix for “Raise Your Weapon” and the infamous 39-song “Pop Culture” mix back in 2011, it became very apparent that the young French artist – a composer from the age of 11 who found epiphany in Daft Punk’s Alive 2007 tour – was not playing around. Just two-years down the line, you would be hard pressed to find a young talent with a steadier finger on the pulse of modern electronic music. Now hailed for cutting edge programming from across the musical spectrum and a healthy affliction with the Novation Launchpad, his name rings with far more resonance than that of an accidental breakout propelled forward by youth and good luck.
A live dance evangelist whose technical capabilities have taken the internet and global festival circuit alike by storm, his ability to match cutting edge experiences with a sparing yet eclectic discography of releases has not done the composer lesser known as Hugo Pierre Leclercq any discredit along the way. Since exploding upon the global industry, he’s produced and written for the likes of Two Door Cinema Club, Muse, Ellie Goulding and Lady Gaga, adding a recent return to the solo-trail through “Technicolor” to assert that amid the peaks of his genre-defying activity, Madeon is one of the most essential new forces to both make and break the rules of dance music’s 360-degree industry scope. With “Technicolor” finally upon us, Dancing Astronaut caught up with the composer-turned-button pusher to unravel the anatomy of a European breakout blazing the global trail on his own unique terms.
Away from his technically refined approach to live dance music, French trailblazer Madeon has rallied some considerable industry stripes. With tracks already produced for Lady Gaga, Ellie Goudling and British rock outfit Muse, the young talent dutifully follows-up the long-awaited “Technicolor” with production duties for Irish indie rockers Two Door Cinema Club. Having hinted at a forthcoming array of highbrow collaborations, “Changing Of The Seasons” was an obvious choice for BBC Radio One’s hottest track in the world earlier this week. A firm melodic concoction of his own melodic electro sensibilities and the band’s penchant for infectious leftfield pop music, the track is yet another fine addition to an artist bringing consistent integrity to the prospect of crossing over. Give it a listen.Posted by