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.
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.
Here’s a taste — if you like what you hear, click past the break for the rest of this week’s SMM.
1. Whether it’s 10pm or 10am, you can never go wrong with Close’s “Beam Me Up.” With help from vocalist Charlene Soraia and Hotflush label boss Scuba, Saul and friends crafted one of the sexiest dance tracks of 2013.
Dillon Francis, Taco Bell-enthusiast and alleged Tiësto doppelgänger, has released his delightful moombahton remix to “Carried Away” as a free download, just as he did with his recent trap remix to Justin Timberlake’s ”Suit & Tie.“ Reworking Passion Pit’s summer anthem, Francis splices and transposes the vocals, accentuating the carefree vibe of the original with charismatic chords. The ensuing drop employs a feisty torrent of barking acid synths, and might just be one of the first (and best) well-known cases of acid moombahton. In regards to the tune, Francis remarked: “this and my suit and tie remix might be my favorites to date!”
I can almost hear Dillon Francis‘s personality toot, hoot, and blare through his latest remix for Passion Pit. A whimsical self-parody, Francis is a metaphorical Hawaiian shirt amongst polos. Still, his unwavering sense of humor avoids mitigating the concentrated force of his music. Instead, Dillon’s productions personify his own individuality, and in this case, through an amalgamation of lovestep, acid, and moombahton. Blissful chopped vocals float over the original chord progression before dropping into an avant garde acid-infused 112 bpm soiree, to wit, Dillon Francis in a nutshell. Acknowledging the production as one of his favorites to date, check past the break to see Dillon discuss the creative process in remixing Passion Pit.
Los Angeles-based production duo Tyler Blake and Michael Davis (or Classixx for those of you who tend towards those sticky sweet nu-disco sounds already) have long been known for spot on remixes for Phoenix, Mayer Hawthorne, Passion Pit, YACHT — the list goes on. They’ve put out some original work, but only now have announced the impending release of their first full length artist album Hanging Gardens on May 14th. The first tune off the LP, “Holding On,” is about as shiny as they come. Classixx recruits all the best elements of a blissful dance track — a snarling bass, twinkly top line, strings, piano riffs, and heartbreaking vocal. It’s an Endless Summer, y’all.
Tiesto picks up in the new year where he left off in 2012 — treating pop tracks to his big room remix remedy. Previously Tijs has taken his hand at Calvin Harris’s “Sweet Nothing,” David Guetta’s “Just One Last Time,” then Youngblood Hawke’s “We Come Running.” Next in line is none other than Passion Pit and their summer single, “Carried Away.” Tijs seems to have a way with indie pop, mastering his gigantic chords and euphoric energy around such vocals and mellow vibes. If you’re into Passion Pit’s delicate tunes and Tiesto’s grand sound, enjoy best of both worlds.
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To plug their upcoming Endless Summer Tour, Los Angeles nu disco duo Classixx have lent their dreamy chilled-out vibes to Passion Pit’s lead single “Take a Walk.” Employing a head-nodding bass line and skillfully effected vocals, the remix is a thoughtful reinvention of the electro-pop band’s most successful single to date. Head to their Soundcloud for the free download today.Posted by
There are tons of up and coming DJs in the New York area but David Berrie is one of a few stand out talents. He recently offered a free download of his Goyte remix and is now doing the same with “Take A Walk.” The track’s build up is melodic and relaxing while the drop diverges into heavy synths and big room sounds. dBerrie took Passion Pit’s electro pop original and turned it into a dance floor ready tune. Are you feeling his remix?
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West Coast dance fans, prepare to be jealous: the 2012 Governor’s Ball, taking place June 23rd and 24th on NYC’s Randall’s Island, is going to be two days of sun-soaked fun. The just-announced lineup will feature the New York debut of Duck Sauce, not to mention Chromeo, Passion Pit, Major Lazer, James Murphy, and many more. Get your tickets and ferry passes here – the Living Social-sponsored presale starts today.
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