With a stellar lineup featuring festival newbies and veterans alike, the Trance Addict stage at TomorrowWorld is sure to be a popular destination. A favorite spot at Tomorrowland each year across the pond, its debut on American soil is not to be missed. They’ve brought in some major players in the game, including Orjan Nilsen, tyDi, and Simon Patterson. They’ll be heating up the Chattahoochee festival grounds come Sunday, September 29th, the last day of TomorrowWorld. Don’t end the weekend without catching at least one of the artists on this stage.
Battle of the Beats is a feature from Dancing Astronaut that pits two tracks that share the same title against one another to determine which production represents the name better. With the dance music community continually growing, producers, mashup artists and DJs alike constantly create new music, often of the same name. Now we are opening it up to our readers to weigh in on whose rendition takes the proverbial cake.
Morgan Page has enlisted the voice of dance music, Nadia Ali, for his latest production, “Carry Me.” The original reaches its audience with those enchanting vocals once again atop melodic progression, but the remix package escapes the clean route to offer something heavier. Stealing the spotlight is Dyro who, after remixing Tiësto and Swanky Tunes’ ”Make Some Noise,” had no problem pumping potency into “Carry Me.” Done in style, with signature, and with synths, Dyro has given Page and Ali’s collaboration pizzazz.
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It’s inevitable that countdowns will always spark controversy, that’s just the nature of the beast. Some tracks will be snubbed, some overlooked, and some ranked higher than you may have expected. We’ve already gone over our ranking criteria at length but despite our own self-imposed guidelines, 2012 proved to be more difficult to rank than years past. With the EDM explosion officially in full swing throughout the year, the sheer number of releases was mind numbing, and — consequently — nearly impossible to rank. There has been no greater challenge for the editors at Dancing Astronaut than creating the list of the Biggest Tracks of 2012.
Love them or hate them, overplayed or under-appreciated, here are the songs that defined the 2012 EDM explosion, numbers 50-41.
Quick to follow his remix with Hardwell, “Elements,” Dannic is back with his take of Arty, Nadia Ali, and BT’s “Must Be The Love.” The bubbling melodies and soulful vocals have come to make one of the bigger tracks of the year, and Dannic brings his progressive power to up the ante. Filled with newfound energy, his remix swaps the trance elements for rolling drums and deep kicking undertones. Purchase Dannic’s rendition of “Must Be The Love” on Beatport packaged with remixes from Shogun and Au5.
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Want an easy way to make sure you are up to date on all the latest, best music? Dancing Astronaut takes a look at the top 10 tracks officially released in September and ranks them based on a combination of reader feedback, track quality, editorial preference & critical reception.
The amount of terrific productions released in September made curating this list extremely difficult, as we felt there were nearly twenty tracks that all warranted a spot in the top 10. That said, we have a list of ten very impressive tracks for you after the break, featuring entries from heavy hitters like Swedish House Mafia and Calvin Harris along with other artists that you will be less familiar with. Read on past the break for our full top 10.
The hottest rookie the game and one iconic producer have joined forced with a gifted electronic vocalist for one of this months biggest tracks. We are talking about Arty and BT, along with none other than Nadia Ali. The collaboration is dubbed “Must Be The Love” and breeds masterful progressive house with a trance influence in the vocal that has euphoria written all over it. With the beauty of a trance tune and the drop of a house track, “Must Be The Love” is a special release that is distant from the usual Monday releases. Find out what happens when Arty and BT get together and find their collaboration on Beatport via Armind.
Update: Arty is giving away a pair of wireless Beats By Dre headphones in a ‘#MustBeTheLove’ Twitter contest. Check out the full rules below, or on Arty’s Facebook page.
Back in January, we named Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman our number 3 top emerging rookie for 2012, and so far they have lived up to that tag. This year they have released a string of productions including “Roll The Dice” and “Russia” that have shown off a harder style and seen them pick up huge support from Swanky Tunes, Hard Rock Sofa and others. Vangelis & Wyman have given EDX & Nadia Ali’s “This Is Your Life” the full remix treatment with their hard progressive sound and turned it into a true big room track. Have a listen below and then head over to Beatport to grab the download. We spoke with Vangelis & Wyman recently and they have a lot of exciting things in the pipeline, so stay tuned for more from them soon!
EDX feat. Nadia Ali – This Is Your Life (Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman Remix)
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Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman continue to impress. After the success of their singles “Russia” and “Roll The Dice,” the Swedish duo are back with a brand new remix. This time their add their touches to EDX & Nadia Ali’s track “This Is Your Life.” It is another huge track from Vangelis & Wyman and we recommend this to those of you who enjoy a harder progressive sound.
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We, as dance fans, have been trained by our favorite DJs, our expectations honed by countless rides on the build-up/drop/breakdown roller coaster. Our insistence on bigger, badder drops and ever-louder bass can cloud our vision and make us forget about dance music’s potential to be a fully immersive experience. Morgan Page makes music to get lost in, with evocative lyrics and soothing yet carefully crafted beats. His blend of progressive and deep house is a far cry from tracks like “Atom,” a more nuanced sound with more emotional heft. On In The Air, his third studio album, Page presents songs that makes listeners feel something – something beyond floor-shaking bass, something more powerful and lasting. Read on for our review.