When a fan-recorded video of Steve Angello playing “Head Up” at 2012′s Escape From Wonderland festival first surfaced, we were left curious about the details of the then-unidentified tune. A few weeks ago Arno Cost announced that the song was his own, produced for Angello’s Size Records. Months after its debut, the track has finally been unleashed. Grinding bassline and powerful drops make “Head Up” a massive tune set for Beatport chart dominancy. We expect Size Records will have a similarly successful year with the lineup of releases they have scheduled, including the highly anticipated “Hit It” from GTA, Henrix, and Digital Lab.
Best of Instagram is a feature from Dancing Astronaut that showcases our favorite pictures from our favorite DJs on Instragram each week. This week, we’ve got gems from Steve Angello, Annie Mac, Chuckie, and more.
Best of Instagram is a feature from Dancing Astronaut that showcases our favorite pictures from our favorite DJs on Instragram each week. This week, we’ve got gems from Steve Angello, Rukes, Dillon Francis, and more.
2012 has been an exciting year for dance music, the scene has grown beyond any of our comprehensions, supplanting itself in popular culture, fueling the soundtrack of commercials, sitcoms, and even a Disney movie — shaking the foundation popular culture by establishing a new wave of music consumer. At the forefront of everything have been the artists, the true pioneers of the electronic dance music wave. With a scene as large and expansive as EDM, it was hard to honor only 50 – for every David Guetta or Calvin Harris there are droves of aspiring bedroom producers all doing their fair share of pushing the movement — simply by creating and sharing their art. With the EDM explosion officially in full swing in 2012, we saw countless new artists emerge, seasoned producers experiment with new sounds, and massive collaborations form that made crowning the “best” artist a nearly impossible task.
We’ve already covered 40 of the Biggest Artists of 2012 – hop past the break to see our picks for the final 10.
Best of Instagram is a feature from Dancing Astronaut that showcases our favorite pictures from our favorite DJs on Instragram each week. This week, we’ve got gems from Nicky Romero, Steve Angello, Diplo, and more.
Steve Angello’s “Yeah” is known for its anthemic nature and is nothing less than powerful progressive house. Normally used to provoke large crowds, Steve is giving his production comic relief with the official music video. The video portrays an old woman and a young girl playing cards in a boring setting. The two drop the needle on “Yeah” and are suddenly suited as superheroes, ready to take off in a flying car to fight a series of battles. Watch the video and experience the unexpected visuals that accompany Steve’s 2012 gem.
“I’ve made sure my closest friends have been involved and take part in what we do… and that’s the people I trust 100%,” Steve Angello describes the artists on his Size imprint. Explaining the tight-knit chemistry, he continues to state, “We’re not running our label as a traditional record label. We are all very good friends, we grew up together.”
This very family orientation is represented throughout the fourth episode of SIZE TV; opening with shots of Steve with his daughter at home, and moving into scenes with his labelmates at work. The 10-minute video portrays the chemistry between Size artists AN21, Max Vangeli, Qulinez, Third Party, and Tim Mason, as they collaborate in the studio and interact beyond it. Check out the latest installment of SIZE TV beyond the break.
Best of Instagram is a feature from Dancing Astronaut that showcases our favorite pictures from our favorite DJs on Instragram each week. This week, we’ve got gems from Hardwell, Diplo, Nervo, and more.
Do you want to have your photos included in our Best of Instagram feature? All you have to do to be eligible is use the hashtag “#astrogram” in your photo entry on Instagram. Keep your photos DA or dance music-related, and we’ll choose one user-submitted photo to include each week. Click past the break to see this week’s #astrogram contest winner.
Today is Thanksgiving. It’s a time to give thanks for good health, good friends, good family, and, of course, good music. We thought we’d take the time to pay tribute to our favorite parts of dance music culture on this day of thanks, not only for the guys who slave over turntables while we get to party, but for the dance music scene in general and its constantly expanding fanbase. This one’s for the EDM acts that put their heart and soul into it, the clubs that go all out every night of the week, and the people who live and breathe house music. It’s the least we can do.
Insomniac‘s White Wonderland New Year’s Eve celebration will return for its second year at the Anaheim Convention Center on December 31st. The EDC promoter has cut the event down from two to only one night this year, but the theme and location will remain the same. No word of a line-up yet.