Whether you made it down to the speedway or got lost somewhere between home and the strip, chances are you missed at least one set from the EDC festivities. Luckily, your favorite DJs have got your back. Afrojack, Nicky Romero, Dannic and R3hab have all released their sets for your listening pleasure, getting you as close to the racetrack as your speakers will allow. Click past the break to start jamming, and check back for more live sets: With one full day left and no sleep in sight, there’s a lot more where these came from.
Since Rihanna released Unapologetic last year, nearly all of her dance-pop records have seen commercial success, including her collaboration with David Guetta. “Right Now” has been her most recent record to take global airwaves by storm, lead by the production from David Guetta and Nicky Romero. On the way comes the track’s remix package, which will feature takes from Revealed star Dyro. With a club mix and radio edit complete for the package, Dyro swaps the “Metropolis” sound for his own progressive chord work, giving “Right Now” yet another facet of electronic appeal.
Nicky Romero and Krewella‘s collaboration has been floating around since making its debut this spring, most notably in Miami and at multiple Ultra Music Festival performances. With the summer starting to heat up the electro-quartet are finally ready to unveil their mastered product, “Legacy,” due for a Protocol Recordings release this summer. The signature progressive house from Nicky along with the sweeping vocals from Yasmine and Jahan combine to offer the best of both worlds. Without a release date set in stone, “Legacy” is due to become an instant hit.Posted by
Nicky Romero has teamed up with Kia Motors for the “What’s Your Forte?” campaign encouraging fans to send in their “found sound” – an original clip that reflects your personal passion – to win the ultimate music collaboration. Nicky will create an exclusive song using three fan submissions, while one lucky fan will have the chance to win a trip to LA to meet the Dutchman himself. Check out the contest here for more details and official rules.Posted by
Global Gathering reveals full 2013 festival line-up, Disclosure, Afrojack and Carl Cox join eclectic line-up
There are two things likely to stir a conversation about Stratford-Upon-Avon, but at this time of year, you can be certain it isn’t Shakespeare. Now eleven years into their annual midland overhaul, Global Gathering returns to Long Marston Airfield July 26th and 27th to unleash another cutting edge line-up from across the dance music spectrum. With day one favoring the likes of British assets Plan B, Disclosure and Rudimental on the main stage, the additions of Ferry Corsten, Nicky Romero, Seth Troxler and James Zabiela open the floodgates to a line-up that collects mainstream favorites and underground legends alike to the unsuspecting airfield.
Led by Example, Afrojack and Steve Aoki on the Saturday, European young-guns Hardwell, Madeon, Arty and Porter Robinson share the day with specially tailored stages from Carl Cox, Toolroom Records, and Jamie Jones’s Paradise concept alike. Boasting enough assorted flavors to whet any self-respecting dance fans appetite for 48-hours, Global looks to bring an Ibiza-worthy line-up that lacks only the guaranteed sunshine. For tickets and the full line-up of artists visit Global Gathering’s official website.Posted by
Sometimes the beauty and power of electronic top lines get lost in the endless cascades of synthetic noise and elevated drops that so often define the new wave of dance music. We’ve all heard “I Could Be The One” countless times in the past, but stripping out the flighty synthwork and replacing it with a delicate piano roll allows the vocals to take center stage, transforming the Avicii and Nicky Romero anthem into a pleasantly emotive experience.
Anyone who says there isn’t beauty in dance music is dead wrong and this acoustic rendition of “I Could Be The One” proves it.Posted by
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.