As humanitarian workers begin the daunting task of aiding the survivors in the Philippines and assessing the damage caused by the historic Typhoon Haiyan, the dance community has also taken steps to be a part of the recovery process. With Afrojack urging fans to donate and Axwell using his own proceeds to do so, Ferry Corsten has taken things a step further by organizing #DonateAndDance, a fundraising show to take place on November 20th at Amsterdam’s club Panama.
Blasterjaxx, Dennis Ruyer, Jacob van Hage, Marco V, Oliver Twizt, Quintino, Sandro Silva, Sied van Riel and Ferry himself will be performing at the event and donating the proceeds to the Dutch GIRO 555 calamity fund. Tickets can be purchased for 10 Euro at #DonateAndDance’s website, where those within The Netherlands but unable to attend can also make donations.
For those in the U.S. interested in sending aid, The Red Cross is accepting donations here.
Panama promoter Showpro and Disco Donnie are banding together to bring the three-day Day After Festival to Panama City this January 2014. From January 10th to 12th, Figali Plaza will host ten of dance music’s most resound names: Calvin Harris, Afrojack, Deorro, Hardwell, Martin Garrix, Nicky Romero, Nervo, Quintino and Sidney Samson.
As one of America’s largest promotion companies, Disco Donnie continues to bring events not only to the States, but Mexico, Canada, and the Caribbean in effort to continue bringing in an immense international crowd together for dance music. In collaboration with Panama’s leading ticket distributor, the Day After Festival is guaranteed to be a first-class production to showcase celebrated performances of some of dance music’s finest talent to a worldwide audience. Head here for more information regarding tickets and artist schedules to come.
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With over 300 artists and 38 hours of overlapping music this weekend, the number of tracks heard at TomorrowWorld is somewhere in the thousands. While not even almighty Internet can spit out a list of every tune that received play time in the Chattahoochee Hills, a few tracks were heard again and again, earning anthem status and a firm spot in the memory of the Main Stage attendees. While some older tracks like “In My Mind,” “Wakanda” and “Reload” still frequently made their way into sets, we’ve compiled the ten tunes that defined the most recent chapter in the Book Of Wisdom.
Now that the dance community has had time to fully digest Kaskade’s Atmosphere, the producer is back to the mashups. If you caught him on his Summer Lovin’ tour his latest release will be a familiar one, but for both those who missed out and those who simply couldn’t get enough, “Chasing How It Is” is now available for a free download. Combining Tiësto, R3hab & Quintino’s classic “Chasing Summers” with Atmosphere’s final track “How It Is,” the mashup layers Debra Fotheringham’s vocals over the festival framework of the collab, resulting in a sound that seesaws between hard and soft. The perfect tune to whet appetites for the remainder of his Atmosphere tour, grab your copy here.
Battle of the Beats is a feature from Dancing Astronaut that pits two tracks that share the same title against one another to determine which production represents the name better. With the dance music community continually growing, producers, mashup artists and DJs alike constantly create new music, often of the same name. Now we are opening it up to our readers to weigh in on whose rendition takes the proverbial cake.
The late-night, electro maniac whom had planted his roots with Afrojack’s squad has blossomed as a prominent solo artist in electronic music — from “Epic” to “The One And Only.” That, of course, is Quintino, and he’s found the Robin to his Batman in MOTi. The two originally linked up for the Wall release of “Kinky Denise” and soon followed with its sequel, “Circuits,” and they’re back at it this week to complete their trifecta. Collaborating once more, Quintino and MOTi deliver “Dynamite,” a frenetic electro record that pays homage to its title and quite literally goes boom with the lyrics from rising vocalist Taylr Renee.
Editors’ Note: “Boom goes the dynamite” explains it all — this collaboration may be the hottest on this music Monday.
Launching his own radio show on SiriusXM earlier this year, Quintino returns to share his second installment of SupersoniQ. Clocking in at nearly one hour, the Jacked star includes some of today’s hottest tracks, efforts from some of his DJ colleagues, and the newest material from his own studio. In the mix comes “Flag” and “Crackin” from Bassjackers, popular records such as Sander van Doorn’s “Neon” and Madeon’s “Technicolor,” as well as Quintino’s own recent “Puzzle.”
Returning earlier this month, Quintino is already back to tease an upcoming production. This time, not Blasterjaxx, but MOTI makes the cut for the collaboration as the two reunite for the third time time, the first since “Kinky Denise” following their initial “Circuits.” The two enlist Taylr Renee for vocals and reinvent, rather than replicate, their collective electro energy for their 2013 project. Suitable for one of the many grand events from megaclubs to summer festivals, the forthcoming “Dynamite” is due to make a splash this summer, althought its release date remains unnanounced.
Making an overdue return to the production front, Quintino has brewed a collaboration alongside Blasterjaxx for Sander van Doorn’s Doorn imprint. Revealing an evolution in his sound, “Puzzle” comes further advanced from Quintino’s previous late night, Dutch house efforts. Covering polar ends of the sonic spectrum, the track’s chugging drumline and stabbing synth shouts are juxtaposed by mystic melodies that transition and drop in perfect time. Composed as a challenge to the status quo of both artists’ studio reputations, “Puzzle” lands appropriately beneath the Doorn Records umbrella.
Above & Beyond brought Group Therapy to Canada on day one, and Steve Angello closed out the RA Centre grounds on day two, but the third day of Escapade Music Festival surpassed the peaks of the average dance music weekend with Tiësto, Quintino, Alvaro, and others celebrating Canada Day in the nation’s capital. With over 100,000 people flooding the streets, the Dutch House Mafia declared a piece of Ottawa for themselves and delivered the party to match the fireworks and festivities of its host country. In the nation’s capital for its biggest holiday, Dancing Astronaut presents the 5 Ws of Escapade Music Festival — who, what, where, when, and why from day three.