Riding on a series of successful collaborations, from “Lose Themselves” with Major Lazer to “Massive Mutation” with Jordan Ferrer, Moska previews his first solo track, “Cartagena,” named after the city in his home country of Colombia. 2013 has seen tremendous growth from the young producer, including performances at Summerland, Hakkasan, the MGM Grand and even the big league festival Tommorowland. Moska continues to blow up the dance music scene as he finishes up the year on tour with Laidback Luke, hitting cities across the United States and Canada. Tiesto’s Latin mentee has high hopes for an even bigger 2014, and “Cartagena” proves to be a perfect blend of synths and snares that leaves us excited for what’s to come. The full song will be released on December 10th through Beatport via Cr2 Records.
Release: December 10
Tiësto protégé Daniel Amezquita, familiarly known as Moska, teamed up with Mad Decent‘s favorite trio, Major Lazer to bring us a new track, “Lose Themselves.” Officially making it’s debut on Hardwell On Air Episode 143, the new track features RDX on vocals to provide a reggae overtone to an otherwise big room mix of drum and bass, heavy synths and fast, energetic melodies. Coming in at just over three minutes, the track features a quick beat with an even quicker drop that offers a healthy dose.
Release date: TBA
Sunday Morning Medicine is a feature from Dancing Astronaut dedicated to the mellower side of electronic music. We bring you our favorite therapeutic selections — old and new — in an attempt to alleviate the agonizing effects of a long weekend of partying.
This week’s edition of Sunday Morning Medicine starts off with a particularly sexy ‘Secret Mix’ from Joris Voorn, before diving into some Gorgon City, Deadmau5, Mitis, and Ellie Goulding.
Joris Voorn has uploaded a special treat to SoundCloud, pulling out his jazzy ‘Secret Mix’ to St. Germain’s “Rose Rouge.”
Click past the break to check out the rest of this week’s SMM.
With over 400 artists on 15 stages throughout Tomorrowland’s three days, the task of planning who to see and who to snub is overwhelmingly daunting. At most festivals showing up when the gates open is an overzealous endeavor, but with Tomorrowland’s impressive lineup, those who arrive early will be treated to some of dance music’s most exciting talents both new and old.
Teenage phenom and recent Stargazer selection, Moska, is racking up impressive productions this June. First, he’s remixed Tiesto’s “Century,” which landed on Club Life Volume 3 and has become one of the compilation’s defining tracks. Simultaneously, he’s released his own material, a collaboration with Jordan Ferrer dubbed “Massive Mutation.” Moska’s last Mixmash Records release was a remix of GTA’s “Ai Novinha,” and this week Laidback Luke has once again made way for the rising star. Moska and Ferrer let their own unique styles breath, drifting away from the imprints standard and outing an original worthy of summer airtime as “Massive Mutation” comes with both its vocal and instrumental versions.
We at Dancing Astronaut have realized that our readership is teeming with talent that has yet to be discovered. We’re also incredibly enthusiastic that so many of you have begun to contribute to the EDM community with your own tracks and musical styles — and the incredible amount of promos we get on a daily basis can attest to that. Stargazers is a column that will showcase members of the DA community and recognize their talents as original EDM producers! We encourage all of you to support your fellow DA fanatics- any of you could be headlining Ultra’s Main Stage someday.
Not many 19-year -old DJ/producers can say they’ve played back-to-back with Tiesto in Ibiza during their first professional appearance. Moska can. Dancing Astronaut‘s latest Stargazers showcases Colombia-born Daniel Amezquita – otherwise known as Moska. Apparently, the South American country not only exports coffee, emeralds, and cut flowers, but also Dutch house. How did Daniel catch his big break? Find out and listen to his unique productions after the break.
With ”Landline” off A-Trak’s Tuna Melt EP and the solo EP People Boots already under their belt, and the Size release of “Hit It” in sight, GTA kick off their 2013 campaign with fresh material off MixMash Records. Dubbed Ai Novinha, GTA’s latest extended play comes with a unique sound on the title track, which is packaged with a trap mix and a rendition from Moska. The electrifying sounds from the duo blurs the line between club chaos and festival intensity, but it doesn’t end quite yet, as the offering is wrapped up with a second original production, “Bath Salts.” Jump below the break to listen to Ai Novinha and keep the GTA guys on your radar in the year to come.
Yesterday we named our artists to watch in 2013, and today we encourage you to keep an eye on another talented production duo that will steamroll through the new year. Landing on A-Trak’s Tuna Melt EP and outing their own material with their People Boots EP all in the last month, GTA has forced a new name into the rookie class of 2013.
Before their future anthem with Henrix, “Hit It,” is unleashed on Size Records, GTA has taken a leap with MixMash Records, ready to release a brand new extended play next week. Dubbed “Ai Novinha,” the duo’s latest production serves us with a heavy dose of their contagious, provoking sound. “Ai Novinha” will be packaged with their own trap mix and a rendition from Moska for a January 7th release.