If there was any question as to the far reaching success of Anjunadeep in 2013, look no further than their new compilation, ‘The Yearbook 2013.’ The annual compilation brings together the best Anjunadeep releases of the year, with the 2013 edition highlighting such marvelous tracks as Andre Sabota’s “Tokyo Dawn,” Dusky’s “Mr. Man,” Errka’s “Excommunication” and more. The Anjunabeats sub-label has proven a tremendous force in its own right, and ‘The Year Book 2013′ is convincing evidence of the truly amazing progressive and deep house artists on the label’s roster. As usual, the compilation is accompanied by a bonus DJ mix.
What do we know about Botnek? Aside from being a dance music duo from Montreal, they’re responsible for some of the heaviest electro house edits around to tracks like “Easy” and “Animals.” For the 82nd episode of Axis Radio, we hand over the reigns to the Canadian duo for an all-out electro assault. With 31 tracks packed into their hour long mix, Botnek show off plenty of earth-shattering mashups and edits to artists like The Chemical Brothers, Fedde Le Grand and more. Perhaps even more intriguing are their various cover of tracks like “Block Rockin’ Beats” and “Dear New York.”
Afrojack releases ‘Community of 3 Million’ mix, urges fans to donate to benefit typhoon victims in the Philippines
In recognition of Afrojack’s three million “like” milestone on Facebook, the Wall Recordings boss has released a mix for fans worldwide to hear. Surprisingly, however, Nick van de Wall has deflected the attention from himself to the dire recent events in the Philippines.
In order to assist in the attempt to raise money for the typhoon victims, the Dutch superstar has put together a mix full of exciting track premieres. Beginning with his latest release, “The Spark,” Afrojack continues on to unveil 4 unheard tracks displaying his exceptional talent in a variety of genres. As the musical roller coaster progresses, building emotion with melody and delivering thrills through menacing bass, Nick delivers a parting gift in the form of his much-discussed remix of Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball.” It is refreshing when an artist releases a set that showcases so much new material, and this breath of fresh air should certainly hold Afrojack fans over until we hear more from the man himself about his upcoming album.
Devastated by a recent typhoon, the Philippines can surely use the dance community’s help. We here at Dancing Astronaut join Afrojack in urging you to donate. Follow the Red Cross link below to do so.
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Anjunabeats talent Norin & Rad have been steadily making a name for themselves with feisty originals like “Bird is the Word” and stadium-sized remixes to tracks like Armin van Buuren’s “Suddenly Summer.” Taking over Axis radio for the first time, the California duo showcase their thirst for diversity, integrating every genre from electro house to trance to dubstep and midtempo. With tracks from Skrillex, Boys Noize, Mat Zo, Audien and more, the mix is an intriguing blend of harder hitting dance records and lighter trance and progressive house pieces.
Henry Steinway is a man of many masks. By day he is Clockwork, turning out bass heavy electro house hits and pulverizing crowds with hard hitting dance tunes. By night, he is taken over by his hip-hop-hypnotized, trap-centric alter ego, RL Grime. RL Grime is back with the second installment of his Halloween Mixtape, featuring plenty of tricks and treats and a heaping dose of Halloween spirit. RL Grime is constantly pushing the envelope in the crossing of hip-hop and bass music. His followup to last year’s mix showcases the bold and creative strides this 808-mayhem maker has made over the last year. This year’s Halloween Mix is oozing with hip-hop and packed with blood-chilling bass, making for a screaming hour long continuation to his annual mix series.
The mix features an introduction from Goosebumps author R. L. Stein, as he lures the listener into the eerie, bass-ridden hip-hop mix. The spooky session spotlights some of this year’s biggest hip-hop tracks and festival trap, seamlessly winding and weaving through deep bass and thumping beats. Everyone from 2 Chainz to Dog Blood, Baauer to Gesaffelstein is featured in this hour long free download.
To call John Dahlbäck prolific is an understatement. The long-locked Swedish scene stalwart has amassed an eye-popping discography that runs the gamut from subterranean tech cuts to big-room ready progressive house floor pounders. On his new 18-track mix album Mutant Presents, released on Dahlbäck’s Mutants Records imprint, the versatile producer showcases a cohesive array of electro-infused progressive house tracks by himself and other Mutants artists that well embody the artist’s own stylistic approach, evolving to embrace new musical trends without compromising production finesse and attention to detail.
The hour-long album kicks off with a contemplative introduction courtesy of the label boss himself that settles quickly into the progressive electro stylings of Faustix‘s “Inner Freak.” Lucky Date‘s chugging electro bass drives a muscular remix of John Dahlbäck & Greg Cerrone’s “Every Breath,” an early standout track that serves to set the tone for the electro-infused fare to follow. Further notable tracks include the soaring synth driven Feenix Pawl remix of Dahlbäck’s ”Diamonds” and Astro’s “Bomba,” which sports crushing electro elements in a progressive-minded arrangement.
Butch Clancy is a man of many faces. While he first gained notoriety for his clean dubstep remixes to songs like “The Funeral” and “Breathe Me,” Clancy went on to release an entire trap LP of nine originals. Nowadays, Butch’s style is a mix of both bass-heavy genres, supplemented by the occasional injection of festival house. His newest mixtape, #SUMMERHEATMIX, is an hour long display of unreleased originals, quick transitions, and a boisterous, trap-infused tracklist. Download it for free from Butch Clancy’s Facebook.
HARD Summer’s mixtape series has done a wonderful job of shining the spotlight on some of the festival’s most underrated talent. After two incredible mixes from Busy P and Duke Dumont, Gorgon City steps up for the third edition. The collaborative project between Foamo and Rack ‘N Ruin has already turned countless heads and their newest mix is clear evidence why. Starting things off with their unreleased remix to Joel Compass’s “Astronaut,” Gorgon City deftly maneuver through delectable deep house tunes like T.E.E.D.’s remix of “F For You,” and darker house tracks such as their unreleased original, “Voltage.”Posted by
After unveiling their new mix series about two months back, Adventure Club has returned with the second installment of Superheroes Anonymous. In a similar fashion to the series debut, Vol. 2 showcases the Canadians’ diverse taste in EDM. While their ability to find lesser-known dubstep remixes to popular songs is on point as usual, its spontaneous tracks like Billy Kenny’s remix of “Naive” and Foamo’s remix of “Take You Higher” that demonstrate their variegated tendencies. Trap selections abound, while Adventure Club even makes time for some sporadic electro house. Download the mix for free from their SoundCloud.
Adventure Club burst onto the scene in 2011 and quickly became the heroes of melodic dubstep. Thus it’s only appropriate that their new mix series is entitled “Superheroes Anonymous.” Just as they proved with their Life in Color Mix, Adventure Club’s diverse taste in electronic music spans nearly every tempo and style. From the opening trap remix by Bare, to harder dubstep selections by Pegboard Nerds and DANK, to chilled-out bass music cuts from Jakwob, Active Child and Kastle, Adventure Club’s newest mix never lingers on any mood for too long. Their mixing style is fearless, albeit a bit shaky at times, as they mash multiple tracks together and attempt bold, risky transitions. Download the mix for free from their SoundCloud and click past the break for the tracklist.