Nicky Romero’s orchestral hit “Symphonica” is set to take center stage once again with the release of its official remix package. The strings and synths of the original were given fresh spins by Bare, Suede and Cash Cash, all of whom took the tune from trap to dubstep to electro and back. Truly embracing the creative aspect of remixing, each artist made the track their own, together presenting three very different sounds. Dig one or love them all, the package is due out May 20th on Protocol Recordings.Posted by
Best of Instagram is a feature from Dancing Astronaut that showcases our favorite pictures from our favorite DJs on Instagram each week. This week, we feature gems from Steve Angello, Afrojack, and Diplo.
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
The lush green grass of The Empire Polo Club grounds swelled with half-naked twenty-somethings, bustling and buzzing like tributaries of people cutting through the crowd, flowing forth to the each of Coachella‘s six stages. The massive tents provided little relief from the desert’s sweltering heat, but underneath the Yuma tent, where Luciano would close that evening, was an air-conditioned safe haven. For those daring enough to brave the heat, the Sahara tent presented a spread of talent, including Boys Noize and Skrillex as the tandem Dog Blood. Our first day spent in Indio was defined by the Sahara and Yuma tents – and they will likely define the rest of our stay here.
The Coachella Arts and Music Festival has been host to some of the most groundbreaking talent in music throughout its 14 year history. Although relatively modest, this year’s electronic dance music presence at Coachella is the largest since its 1999 debut. Staying true to form, Goldenvoice’s bookings represent some of the most exciting artists in electronic music today – a group whose talents extend across a broad swathe of sound and styles. With the 2013 lineup heavily expanding its electronic offerings, we felt it only appropriate to share our must-see picks from the viewpoint of four fans heading out to Indio for the type of musical experience only three days in the desert could provide.
After two crowd-pleasing sets and the premiere of plethora of new music during Ultra, Nicky Romero releases “Symphonica,” featuring an electronic rendition of a full fledged orchestra. The Protocol Records track boasts high definition strings that crescendo into powerful synths and a grinding beat, synonymous with the Dutchman’s sound. The song was originally premiered during his set at Tomorrowland last year and has been making waves in the dance music world ever since.
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The highly anticipated LIGHT Nightclub at Mandalay Bay is set to open on April 26th, and with the date inching ever closer the opening weekend lineup has finally been released. On the 26th fans will be greeted by the sounds of Axwell, Nicky Romero, Clockwork, and Andy Caldwell, and on the 27th Axwell is set to return with Hook n Sling. If those names don’t do it for you LIGHT has already confirmed partnerships with Skrillex, Mat Zo, A-Trak, Baauer, Thomas Gold and numerous other top tier DJs. LIGHT’s Music and Marketing director Amy Thomson has this to say about the experience, “Fusing the world’s top DJ talent with the Cirque du Soleil experience was a career highlight for me and I cannot wait to start to see these shows begin.” Neither can we.
Tickets for opening weekend are on sale to the public beginning March 28th via LIGHT’s website.Posted by
Nicky Romero‘s next original production, the aptly titled “Symphonica,” comes with the force of a full fledged orchestra. The upcoming Protocol release builds with Broadway-caliber strings that grow into signature Romero synths. Since making its Protocol Radio debut, “Symphonica” has garnered attention as a live rip, but will be saved for the proper moment to be officially unleashed — March 25th, at the heart of Miami Music Week.Posted by
The once upon a time “Nicktim” was released days before the calendar turned 2013 as “I Could Be The One,” but Avicii and Nicky Romero have released the remix package just this week. Making way for up-and-coming talent, renditions come from John Christian, Dank, and Bent Collective, who encompass a variety of sounds indistinguishable from the original. Christian turns the tempo up to full blast with chugging electro, Dank flips the original upside down with dubstep, and Bent Collective provides an outdoorsy dance vibe — the only thing missing is the initial melodic touch.
Ellie Goulding’s vocal made “I Need Your Love” the most charismatic song from Calvin Harris’s 18 Months when released last fall, but those harmonies are being revisited for festival season. Nicky Romero has offered his take of the track, a remix that glows and reflects studio overtime and precision. Nicky twists the melodic upswing enough that it provides anticipation fitting for his drop, but remains flavorful of the original. The release date is still unknown, but could be expected this season in the spirit of MMW.Posted by