David Tort joins the likes of WeSmile, Candyland and David Verde on the official remix package for MORTEN’s “Look Closer,” installing a fervent electro backbone into the PRMD-backed producer’s original. Shifting gears from the original’s melodic piano rolls and charming top line, David Tort twists the mix into a teeth grinding effort that ebbs and flows between guttural synthwork and silky smooth vocals. Staying true to the emotion evoked by MORTEN’s original output, Tort re-establishes “Look Closer’s” aesthetics into a much darker track designed for peak time play.
Kicking off another weekly BBC Radio 1 Essential Selection, Pete Tong glides us through the finest in house music from around the globe. This week we are treated to a premiere of Dirty South’s latest song “Until the End,” goody goodies from Apollonia All Stars and a Hot Mix from Ibiza 2012.
Spinning us through his favorite progressive hits at the moment, Pete plays Don Diablo & Matt Nash’s Axtone release “Starlight (Could You Be Mine),” Phazing upcomer Michael Brun’s “Antares,” and Morten Breum’s “Look Closer” out on Ash Pournouri’s label PRMD. Pete’s Essential New Tune went to George Fitzgerald’s lavish deep house track “I Can Tell (By the Way You Move),” replacing last week’s pick of “Isis’ by Hot Natured. Roger Sanchez is knighted into Pete’s Hall of Fame for his numerous contributions to house music over the years, while the UK’s Hot Creations-signed DeMarzo is Pete’s Future Star of the week.
Founder of At Night Management and mastermind behind the Swedish sensation known as Avicii, Ash Pournouri looks to embark on his next venture — a label of his own, PRMD Records. With Cazzette and Morten Breum as the first signees, the inaugural release will be Cazzette’s Eject album, previously exclusive to Spotify in three installments. Based in Sweden, Ash claims “facilities will be ready in June and will include four top-of-the-line recording studios and video production facilities in a historic landmark building.” With a seven figure, multi-year, exclusive partnership with Island Def Jam, Pournouri will expand his empire, beyond his established success, through PRMD. Read past the break to hear more of the announcement from Ash himself.
Denmark legend Morten Breum has been a long time favorite here at Dancing Astronaut. After mixing the 19th episode of Axis and releasing a track for Space Food Vol. 1, Breum is back with two more mashups to keep fans satisfied. “Look Up Universe” combines the soulful lyrics of Carli’s “Look Up” with the slow rolling drum breakdown from David Tort’s remix of Feenixpawl’s “Universe.” “Yes vs Bucky Done Gun” is more of a straightforward mash-up but the two tracks from Deorro and M.I.A really work well together, creating a fun bouncy tune – as Breum calls it, a “hill billy” mash-up. You can listen and download the tracks for free below.
Carli, David Tort, Feenixpawl feat. Quilla – “Look Up Universe” (Morten Breum RocketMash)
Deorro, M.I.A – “Yes vs Bucky Done Gun” (Morten Breum Hill Billy Mash Up)
Well, folks, Dancing Astronaut has come a long way and we have you to thank. In celebration of reaching 40,000 Facebook fans, we’ve compiled a massive bootleg pack featuring exclusives from some of our favorite artists – all free, all yours. With the introduction of Space FoodVol. 1, we aimed to provide a healthy zero gravity diet agreeable to any cosmonaut’s palate. From the impeccable progressive fusions of 3LAU, Ken Loi, and Sultan & Ned Shepard to boisterous electro blends from Paris & Simo and Dannic, there’s no shortage of sustenance. GTA, Morten Breum, Vicetone, and Viceroy also toss their hats in the ring for a genuinely diverse selection of mashups, bootlegs, and remixes. Go on, squelch your appetite, and download the entire compilation for free. Thanks for the continued support and sharing our love for dance music! Download and tracklist after the break.
Social media has greatly enhanced the connection between fans and artists by allowing them to connect on a level far greater than that of a spectator. Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram have given us an unprecedented look into the lives of our modern day rockstars by taking us behind the booth, into their homes and studios, and even sometimes into their pasts. Click below the break to check out some of your favorite artists in their younger years and find out which superstars got an early start by strumming guitars or tickling the ivories. We have shots from Steve Angello, Chuckie, Skrillex, Nervo, A-Trak, and more.
Recently dropping a guest mix for BBC Radio 1′s Dance Anthems, Cazzette teased a monstrous new drumstep remix of Morten Breum’s “Changes.” While Cazzette’s penchant for dubstep is more than clear in their signature “dub house” style, rarely have they produced straight dubstep tunes — the exception being their remix of “Ni**as in Paris.” For their newest spin on Morten Breum’s vocal-enhanced original, “Changes,” Cazzette have found a hefty medium between dubstep and drum ‘n’ bass, crafting a vigorously delightful drumstep production. No word on the official release date yet.
Karmon is a relative newcomer to Solomun‘s Diynamic Records, but that appears to be no indication of his ear for a distinguished DJ mix. His most recent EP Feel Itmade our jaws drop straight to the floor and “Wowshit” has basically been on repeat since its release six months back (and hey — Morten Breum even opened with it in his mix for us). For this morning’s mix, we share with you his one hour mix from Diynamic’s December edition of their radioshow. Not every GMM we share on Dancing Astronaut is what you would typically consider “morning material,” but this one from Karmon really will ease you into your Thursday in the best way possible. Check it out below.
We’ve been hearing whispers Morten Breum‘s big new track “Larva” since about March, but the Danish superstar DJ is finally sharing the love. The preview we have for you below is the instrumental, but the full release includes the extended mix with Swedish twins Rebecca & Fiona — well-known for their work with Kaskade on “Turn It Down” and a number of Adrian Lux tracks — on vocals.
Breum avoids gimmicky big room tricks on this track, giving us not only that recognizable top line melody, but also shaking in tightly produced breaks and bridges to make it feel like a real song. Nause, the young duo also straight out of Scandanavia, does not divert too far from the feel of Breum’s original but by reworking the distinct melody into an even bigger room sound make the track their own. Check out the original’s preview and the full stream of Nause’s remix after the break.
Morten Breum continues his run of recent success with his remix of Medina’s “Forever.” Morten gives the poppy original a serious makeover, adding in an acidic bassline and fragmented snare beat. With a major collaboration with Axwell to be released in the near future, expect to be seeing a lot of Morten over the next year. Check out his latest remix below and if you haven’t heard it yet, click after the break for Morten’s special guest mix on Axis!