His latest record, a remix for OneRepublic’s “If I Lose Myself,” has dominated April and will continue to own the summer. It all started weeks before its release, at Ultra Music Festival’s main stage, where Alesso gave Miami the final set before Swedish House Mafia closed their curtains. Providing the appropriate visuals, Alesso recaps his Miami Music Week for the music video. Filmed and edited by usual videographer for the Swedes, Henrik Hanson, the video portrays the maturity of the young star during a pivotal week in his career.Posted by
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
Playing “the best gig of his life“ at Ultra Music Festival and hosting his Revealed showcase at Mansion, Hardwell is coming off a Miami Music Week that will be long remembered. One month following the mayhem, he relives the mega-week in South Beach and shares his official aftermovie to immortalize the memories. Sharing the same name with his forthcoming Dyro collaboration, “Never Say Goodbye” is an emotional look inside the Hardwell experience at Ultra Music Festival 2013.Posted by
Here at Dancing Astronaut, we realize that despite all our recent coverage of Miami Music Week, there was no possible way to encapsulate everything awesome about the festival. The moments are too fleeting, too numerous, and too personal to each individual. Thus, we are giving you, our readers, the ultimate chance to share your story. Click after the break to read the rules and enter.
Hidden away in the northern corner of South Beach is the W Hotel, where Sol Republic, Motorola, Trident, and SiriusXM teamed for an intimate day of drinking, music, and fun during Miami Music Week. Hosted in the afternoons of Wednesday to Friday, the Moto Music Lounge played host to the who’s who of dance music. Secluded in its undisturbed corner, major DJs strolled in for their rare minutes of rest and conversation — with industry folks and peers alike. Some gave interviews, others stepped to the decks, and most managed to catch a quick breather over drinks and candid conversations. Below, we bring you the highlights, a look at what DJs do when cameras, fans, and the insanity of Miami Music Week are not engulfing them.
Knife Party took over Miami Wednesday night, elevating the Haunted House tour to Mansion proportions. Tommy Trash, Kill The Noise, Candyland, Jordy Dazz and Walden joined in on the action, taking turns presiding over the gruesome yet glamorous melee.
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.
For the last three years, No Sugar Added has been the go-to alternative for Miami Beach revelers looking for sanctuary outside of the crowded streets of Biscayne Blvd and wood-chipped arenas of Bayfront Park. This year, in addition to appearances from Defected, Ministry of Sound, Tiësto’s Musical Freedom, and your very own Dancing Astronaut. No Sugar Added played host to Marco Carola‘s infant Music On label. Carola himself commanded an ever-impressive six hour set, and fans of the Italian techno king’s label were also delighted by Silvie Loto, Marco Antona, Joseph Capriati, and others.
One of electronic fans’ most desired parties, one of the nation’s hottest nightclubs, two of the hottest brands synonymous with dance music. Laidback Luke took his Super You & Me movement to LIV Miami last Wednesday with a young and talented roster that delivered refreshing sounds into the morning hours. The production packed club added inflatable superheros to its repertoire of blinding lazer myriads, powerful confetti blasters, and unique ornaments that dangle from the ceiling regularly.
The sights were enough to behold for your week’s stay in Miami, but the night’s music would keep ears ringing even on your flight home. Human senses aside, it was the opening DJs that made Super You & Me one of the most talked about events of Miami Music Week, as each artist offered invigorating variations of sound. Dancing Astronaut has the run down of the South Beach bash, the most notable drops of the night, and why each DJ fit into Luke’s squad of supporting superheros.
This year’s Ultra Music Festival may be over, Bayfront Park may have returned to it’s normal self and everyone’s ears may have finally stopped ringing, but the memories are far from fading. Though the live stream enabled fans around the world to listen in and live vicariously through the film crew, the true Ultra experience can’t be fully transmitted through a camera lens. Click below the break for 99 things not shown on UMF TV. (more…)Posted by
On Thursday night, Sebastian Ingrosso treated Story SoBe to two full hours of classics, edits, and cameos from a few of his closest friends. While only Ingrosso, Otto Knows and Tommy Trash were slated to share the decks, Alesso, Axwell, Thomas Gold and Dirty South were also spotted behind the booth, occasionally hopping in to tweak a track or raise a glass. The camaraderie onstage may have been even more entertaining than Story’s disco balls, confetti showers and Moulin Rouge-themed dancers and acrobats, but when combined, the elements created the best kind of spectacle. Hop below the break to hear the five tracks you need to know from Sebastian Ingrosso at Story.