Fresh off his Nervo collaboration “Like Home,” Nicky Romero strikes back with an electro-tinged remix of Anakyn’s “Point Blank.” With its piano driven melody and feel-good vibe, Nicky dishes out his trademark contribution on the progressive end with an anticipating build and percussion to follow. One of the softer releases on any given Monday, Anakyn’s “Point Blank” with Romero’s rendition serves as the ideal mellow offering. Claim the remix, as well as the original, from Beatport via Big Beat.
Its been some time coming, but the highly anticipated collaboration between Nicky Romero and Nervo has finally arrived. “Like Home” combines the best of both worlds, featuring the progressive sounds recognizable from Nicky and a catchy, spirit lifting vocal from the Aussie twins. The track caters to the festival audience, as we have seen it captivate Nervo’s main stage Electric Zoo crowd back in September. Enjoy the sounds from Nicky, Liv, and Mim, and purchase “Like Home” from Beatport courtesy of Protocol.
Kaskade recently reinstated Mashup Monday, a fan favorite and instant pick-me-up for the Monday blues. This week’s offering combines two massive hits, Kaskade’s “Turn It Down” and Nicky Romero’s “Toulouse.” Although some parts of the mashup feel a bit disconnected, the hard and soft elements blend surprisingly well (for the most part). Per usual, the track is available for free download via Kaskade’s SoundCloud.
“Like Home,” Nicky Romero’s upcoming collaboration with Nervo was one of many unreleased singles that debuted in the Tomorrowland 2012 aftermovie. The long awaited track features melodic synths and breathy vocals that seem destined for radio play. NERVO’s uplifting sound is sprinkled all over “Like Home,” and the good vibes ooze out in glittery waves. Click past the break to check out the preview of what is sure to be a track you will be hearing a lot of in the near future.
Best of the Rest is a daily feature from Dancing Astronaut that recaps the most important posts of the day as well as the stuff we didn’t get to. With the rapidity that dance music news and releases come out it’s difficult for us to hit everything — we hope BOTR serves as a catch-all. Make sure to check it out at the end of each day to ensure you don’t miss anything!
Best of Instagram is a feature from Dancing Astronaut that showcases our favorite pictures from our favorite DJs on Instragram each week. This week, we’ve got gems from Pasquale Rotella, Norman Doray, Alesso, Kaskade, and more.
Do you want to have your photos included in our Best of Instagram feature? All you have to do to be eligible is use the hashtag “#astrogram” in your photo entry on Instagram. Keep your photos DA or dance music-related, and we’ll choose one user-submitted photo to include each week. Scroll down to see this week’s #astrogram contest winner.
It’s mid-October and that means that New Year’s Eve lineups are starting to trickle in. Continuing the trend started by Kaskade with his massive Staples Center show (and Tiesto’s upcoming one there), Nicky Romero and Zedd will be headlining the evening at Club Nokia in Downtown LA. While Los Angeles is used to hosting music festivals and club gigs, large-scale venue electronic shows are still a fairly new attraction for the city.
Nicky Romero posted the event flyer on his Facebook page earlier this week, evoking a slew of excited fan comments. Both producers have had a busy year: Nicky Romero released “Iron” with Calvin Harris and “Sparks” with FLG while also putting out a killer set at Electric Zoo; Zedd’s clearly been busy with Clarity while also making the festival rounds at Electric Zoo and Hard Summer. These guys should definitely be ready to close out a successful 2012 and ring in a stellar 2013 in style. You can join them too. Tickets go on sale today.
“Art cannot be criticized because every mistake is a creation.” That’s the mantra for the awesome new video for David Guetta and Nicky Romero’s smash hit “Metropolis.” Directed by Mr. Brainwash, a famous street artist whose real name is Thierry Guetta (no relation — we think), the video shows David and Nicky tagging an abandoned warehouse with spraypaint before playing a show for pretty sizable crowd in front of a DJ booth that reads ‘music is my art.’ If you’re a fan of the Brainwash style, the video will be right up your alley, incorporating lots of slow-motion shots of splattering paint cans, things being smashed, and an absurd amount of controlled chaos. It’s definitely one of the more artistic music videos we’ve ever seen, but it works perfectly with the track and is refreshingly different. Check it out for yourselves and let us know what you think in the comments, and pay attention for the MBW cameo at the end in his signature fedora. If you’re into the Brainwash vibes, be sure to check out Exit Through The GiftShop, a documentary directed by fellow street artist Banksy that reveals much more about the unique artist.
Update: There’s a new behind the scenes video we’ve embedded below.
Nicky Romero’s collaboration with Calvin Harris has settled in Beatport’s top 10 as an original mix, and has now been released in two new forms. Dyro and Tony Romera take their turns on “Iron,” and spice up the track with their own flavors. While the original embodied Nicky’s sound and Calvin’s trademark vocal, the remixes come with even more progressive energy. Dyro injects his bass kicks and synth layers while Tony contributes distorted electro. Claim both remixes, along with the original, on Beatport this Monday.
Iron (Dyro Remix)
Iron (Tony Romera Remix)
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.