When they’re not spinning records and entertaining fans many DJs return home to their families to deliver a different kind of entertainment. They trade in their records for tutus and crowns, funny faces, cotton candy, and matching attire. In honor of Father’s Day we’ve decided to shift our focus from their DJ duties to their diaper daddy duties.
Last night, in a hotel on the lower east side of Manhattan, a small group of media members, industry professionals, and a few lucky fans gathered to listen to Arjan of ArjanWrites interview Sebastian Ingrosso for his ARTIST#TALK series. The series has previously featured stars such as Flo Rida and Tinie Tempah, but on this rainy New York City night, Sebastian Ingrosso opened up from an intimate penthouse decked with HP laptops and Beats headphones. Speaking for roughly thirty minutes, Seb touched upon everything from his unique work with pop stars and film studios to humble beginnings in Sweden to his fascination with Busta Rhymes.
It’s 1am on Sunday morning. Saturday’s clubgoers are still at large and in South London and Tommy Trash looks tired, but positively beaming with confidence. Sitting patiently in the backroom of Ministry of Sound, the Australian club icon (real name Thomas Olsen) is reciting the mayhem that has shaped his European tour so far. He’s already scaled Milan, Newcastle, and Middlesbrough, unveiling a melting pot of European club culture along the way that Tommy himself is still struggling to digest. “Those kids in Newcastle were fucking nuts,” he laughs. “It was just intense. There is nothing like going somewhere a little off the radar and being completely blown away by the crazy energy.”
Indulging us in another week of dance music hits, Pete crowns Eric Prydz new track “Layers” not only as the one of the “most in demand tunes in the world” but also as his Essential New Tune. We also get to hear Nervo’s favorite picks for the weekly Goody Goodies, and witness Armand Van Helden as the fifth member knighted into Pete Tong’s Hall of Fame.
Kicking off the progressive take of Pete’s show, we are infiltrated with the Swedes including Sebastian Ingrosso & Axwell’s new Monster’s Inc tune “Roar,” the hyped of Carli remix of Ingrosso & Tommy Trash’s “Reload” and Axwell’s massive new tune “Centre of the Universe,” among others. Pete plays Disclosure’s “Grab Her” as his favorite cut off their new album ‘Settle.’
Nervo slides us through their current personal picks including Ummet Ozcan’s “Airport” and Mike Magoo’s “The Show” while talking about their upcoming album and Ibiza summer plans. Pete names his future new star as the Miami born techno star Danny Daze, while we finish off with a limited edition weekend hot mix from German deep house master Henrik Schwarz.
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On Monday June 10th Sebastian Ingrosso will be sitting down ArjanWrites for an exclusive and personal interview for the Artist Talk series presented by HP and Microsoft Windows. Following the intimate discussion, Ingrosso will be heading over to Highline Ballroom for an exclusive Monday night set on the Miller Music Tour, and we’ve got a a pair of tickets to both! Enter the contest below the break for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear the legend himself candidly discuss his thoughts on dance music – and then head over to Highline Ballroom for one hell of a party.
Must be 21 and over to enter. For two chances to win don’t forget to register at Miller Music Tours official website.
Since leaving the world behind as the super-trio once known as Swedish House Mafia, Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso have taken a route of their own. That route has brought them to an unexpected venue to display their latest production; the soundtrack for Disney Pixar’s “Monsters Inc.” sequel, “Monsters University.” Originally premiered on Pete Tong’s Essential Selection, the Swedes reveal a new facet of their production chops, crafting “Roar” with bouncier electro, and progression as animated as its host soundtrack. While “Monsters University” hits theaters in three weeks, and its soundtrack hits shelves in two, Axwell and Ingrosso’s lead single has officially been released ahead of Monster-mania.
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Summer is just beginning — Ibiza had its opening fiestas last weekend, festivals in the UK are all gearing up for their rainy fates, and Pete Tong is prepping the dance music world for some of the season’s memorable anthems. This week’s Essential Selection kicks off in usual fashion, wasting no time delving into the freshest records from commercial artists. As expected, there was Axwell’s “Center of the Universe” (a former Essential New Tune), Tiësto’s first original of 2013 “Take Me” with Kyler England, a full version of the very new Bingo Players’ remix of Dada Life’s “Boing Clash Boom,” and the world premiere of Axwell & Sebastian Ingrosso’s new track “Roar” for Disney’s new Monsters University.
“Reload” was officially released as an instrumental back in September and the vocal mix followed in April, now one month later, the music video is out on YouTube. The fairytale follows a modern day prince charming on his quest to save a princess from the jaws of an intimidating monster. He travels through snow capped mountains in Iceland, volcanoes, and an alternate dimension that leads him into the crowded streets of Guatemala. Press play to find out if he saves his princess from peril.Posted by
Two thirds of the Swedish House Mafia, Sebastian Ingrosso and Axwell, have teamed up with Disney to lend their electronic touches to the Monster’s University soundtrack. Their latest collaboration “Roar” will be released on June 4th alongside remixes from Style of Eye and Yogi and has been featured in the first trailer for Disney’s follow up to the wildly successful Monsters Inc.
Head on over to Apple.com to watch the trailer and catch a sneak peek of the duo’s latest.
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 Dillon Francis, Autoerotique, Steve Angello.