The Shermans are back with another lesson in Shermanology, as their latest original recording makes way through their home imprint of Wall. This time around, Andy, Leon, and Dorothy form a minimalistic, electro house production that remains on the darker side of the euphoria spectrum. Steering away from the overdone sound of anthemic records, Shermanology still manage to deliver a mastered product that’s true to what they’ve represented, and “Revolution of Love” allows Dorothy’s soulful vocals to serenade through another venue.
Shermanology and Australian vocalist Amba Shepherd have united this month for a debut collaborative stint for Spinnin Records. At the tail end of the year that saw her unite with Hardwell for the Beatport-dominating “Apollo,” Shepherd unites with the familial Dutch three-piece behind “The Only Way” for another essential piece in the vocal crossover puzzle. Launching from intricate piano work to rugged peak time electro house, Shepherd’s well-oiled topline proves a welcome addition to Shermanology’s ongoing exploration of the vocal dance paradigm. This may be the least soulful offering we have seen emerge from camp Sherman, but by no means any less powerful than their collective discography has consistently summoned to date. (more…)
With festival season in full swing the lineup announcements and additions keep coming at a steady pace; right on cue, Tomorrowland has announced the addition of the notorious Jacked stage featuring Afrojack and a slew of his friends: Apster, Bassjackers, Bobby Burns, Leroy Styles, Quintino, R3hab, Shermanology, Sidney Samson, and three Belgian talents Makasi, Mystique & The Oddword and Zawdi MC. Afrojack’s stage is repeatedly hailed as a fan favorite, so expect a big crowd to match those ubiquitous big sounds.
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 Seth Troxler, Chuckie, Dubfire, and more.
Few European artists have landed more definitive career breakthroughs this year than Jordy Van Egmond, better known on the global club circuit as Dyro. Now midway through one of his most definitive years to date, the Revealed Recordings breakout unveils a firm run of studio material for the remainder of 2013.
The young Dutch producer hit it big for 2013 with landmark releases alongside Hardwell and Tiësto, but told Dancing Astronaut of impending collaborations with Nicky Romero, Shermanology, a further high-profile remix and a strong run of original releases penned to drop in the wake of his EDC Vegas debut. He explained: “Aside from working towards that remix for one of my favorite artists of all time, I have been working on lots of originals. For the road past EDC Las Vegas, I will be showcasing a load of originals by then. Myself and Nicky (Romero) have also teamed up for a collaboration and once the festival season is out the way, Shermanology and I will be teaming up for an original track.”
With a subsequent debut offering for Romero’s Protocol Recordings said to be enroute to up-the-ante for his diverse studio output to date, Dyro admitted that his approach to-date has driven by a severe lack of quality control now facing the recording industry. “My perception is that it is getting too easy for people to make music and release it and to be honest, I blame the A&R managers,” he explained. “The music being released is because labels want stuff quick out the door to up the income, and the quality is lacking. It’s now up to the artist to crank up the quality and give these labels no choice but to release the best music.”
Catch Dancing Astronaut’s full-interview with the full Revealed Recordings roster later this week. (more…)
In our first installment of Before the Beats we showed off shots from artists including Brodinski, Dillon Francis, and Sebastian Ingrosso. For the second edition, we’ve collected even more photos which run the gamut from cute and cuddly to funny and predictive of their musical futures. New additions to the baby photo retrospective include Ferry Corsten, Hardwell, Laidback Luke, and Sander van Doorn, but we also have new pictures from artists previously featured in our first installment; repeat offenders include Steve Angello, Chuckie, and A-Trak. Click below the break to find out what your favorite artists looked like before they were big stars.
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.
For Dancing Astronaut’s 51st installment of Axis, the Afrojack-discovered trio Shermanology, treat our readers to an interesting hour of groovy cuts and unrelenting electronica. The tracklist here is expansive, dabbling in numerous genres and styles; from Mord Fustang’s “Taito” to Nom De Strip’s “Techno Saturday” and Nicky Romero’s “Symphonica,” Shermanology leave little to the imagination, piecing together a thunderous array of peak time charmers and aggressive electro. Track selections aside, the mix truly shines where the trio incorporates live vocals over some of today’s biggest productions, a first for Axis. Listen below and let Shermanology jump start your weekend, full tracklist after the break.
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 Kaskade, Skrillex, Seth Troxler, and more.
Social media has greatly enhanced the connection between fans and artists by allowing them to connect on a level far greater than that of a spectator. Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram have given us an unprecedented look into the lives of our modern day rockstars by taking us behind the booth, into their homes and studios, and even sometimes into their pasts. Click below the break to check out some of your favorite artists in their younger years and find out which superstars got an early start by strumming guitars or tickling the ivories. We have shots from Steve Angello, Chuckie, Skrillex, Nervo, A-Trak, and more.