Kindergarten Records newcomer and Wolfgang Gartner protege, Popeska, returns with his latest original since September’s “Karmameter.” Joined by dance music siren Luciana, the young producer utilizes a scintillating top line melody to push Luciana’s sultry vocal cuts to the forefront of the production. Understated electro elements and a driving kick allow the vocals to breathe, framing them with charming piano rolls reminiscent of some of electro house’s most prominent stars. His second original release under his belt, Popeska has done well to establish himself as a promising young hopeful in 2013′s freshman class, representing the Kindergarten Records imprint with style.
Popeska ft. Luciana – The New Kings (Original Mix)
Fresh off his fall tour with Wolfgang Gartner and Popeska, young talent Pierce Fulton is back with another episode of the Dancing Astronaut favorite Get Weird radio show. This offering, as usual, has something for everyone. Whether you’re into indie dance, electro, trance, or prefer to keep it mainstream, Pierce’s mixes always stay fresh and deliver something aurally exciting. Take note a new edit of his combining Galantis and Major Lazer’s recent smash “Jah No Partial” as well as a very nice extended instrumental version of Tritonal and Super8 & Tab‘s “Arc.” Stream, download, subscribe on iTunes, and check out the tracklist below.
Pierce Fulton returns with the latest episode of his highly-acclaimed Get Weird radio show. This time around, Pierce is joined on the road by the legendary Wolfgang Gartner and Kindergarten Records wunderkind, Popeska who lend their voices to this Love and War themed mix. Once again touting his impeccable ear for choice tunes, Pierce showcases tracks from Roman d’Amour, TEED, Save the Robot, and Skunk Anansie. As always, it is yet another brilliantly crafted mix from the young DJ/Producer, whose latest Sink or Swim EP has firmly established him as a true rising star in dance music today. There are countless podcasts and radio shows to choose from but only a select few as interesting and dynamic as the Get Weird radio show.
Listen after the break.
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.
Are you a twitter all-star? Well, if so, this could be your lucky day. Wolfgang Gartner is reserving two spots on his guest list at every stop on his Love & War tour this fall for the best tweeter in town. To enter the contest, simply tweet why you deserve to win free tickets on the day of the show with the hashtag #loveandwar. If chosen, you and a friend could be on your way to see Wolfgang, Pierce Fulton & Popeska tear it up that very evening. If his tour is as good as the Love & War EP, you’re not going to want to miss out on those tickets!
Click after the break for the Love & War tour dates and locations.
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!
Today we’re bringing you an EP from the latest rising star to catch our ear. Popeska is a nineteen year old Atlantan who was recently taken under the wing of none other than Wolfgang Gartner. Have a listen to “Karmameter” below and you’ll immediately hear why Popeska was picked up by Wolfgang’s Kindergarten Records. The glitchy electro sound that is present in “Karmameter” and “Now Or Never” is something that fans of Wolfgang are going to absolutely adore. Popeska also displays his versatility with a couple of lighter tracks in “Liar” and “Atlantis.” The Karmameter EP is a incredible debut release from Popeska and we look forward to him putting out more music that is as refreshingly unique as this. Click after the break to hear all four tracks on the EP.
Wolfgang Gartner has had a monster year thus far by most standards, and the calendar still reads “August.” Last month, he released a monster EP Casual Encounters of a Third Kind to good reviews, adding to the smash hits “Flexx” and “Redline”.
As if a collaboration with Tiesto was not enough, he is now relaunching his own Kindergarten Records, with the first release to drop in the upcoming weeks by the young producer, Popeska, titled Karmameter EP. To celebrate the occasion, a record label launch party will be held at New York’s own Work in Progress (WIP), located in Soho.
Scheduled after Electric Zoo on Saturday, the party promises some big names to appear, with Popeska himself opening the festivities up for a big special promised guest. Space will be limited, so we advise you to arrive close to the 11 pm start time.