Years of trial and error have culminated in Detroit musician Griz developing an unparalleled mastery over his unique niche in the dance music scene. Drawing together dexterous musicianship with a taste for rattling bass and a keen ear for sampling, Griz has taken the concept of electro soul to the next level. While last year he brought us his groundbreaking debut LP, Mad Liberation, this year he follows up with Rebel Era, an album just as innovative and compelling as his original debut. In generous fashion, Griz has released the entire album for free.
Derek Vincent Smith’s new Pretty Lights album may be right around the corner, yet DVS has treated fans to a full stream of A Color Map of the Sun prior to its July 2nd release. For those untrained in the ways of PLM, this may seem like standard procedure, but for Pretty Lights fans, this is the equivalent of a godsend. Can a week make that much of a difference? When it’s 13 new originals from the king of glitch hop, it makes all the difference in the world.
Aspiring producers need all the help they can get, so it pays to listen when a talent like Nicky Romero is talking. The Dutch sensation will be sharing tips and answers via his YouTube channel and Google+ page, so tune in at 1PM EST with your burning questions ready. His class and Q&A session will be accompanied by a live set from Vince Moogin, whose single “Love Me Right” is forthcoming on Romero’s Protocol Recordings imprint.
Update: We’ve embedded the livestream video after the break.
It’s been a while since we last heard from OWSLA label boss Skrillex. With his first original productions since “Make It Bun Dem,” Skrillex is starting off the new year with a brand new EP entitled Leaving, and it’s some of the most interesting material to come from the mind of Sonny Moore yet. The EP was released to fans last night via OWSLA’s new subscription service the Nest, and contains three brand new originals: “Leaving,” “The Reason,” and “Scary Bolly Dub.” Click past the break to listen to all three tracks, and subscribe to the Nest to receive all three originals in pristine WAV format.
Deadmau5 recently played an intimate secret show for 200 fans at the Sonos Studio in Hollywood. If you didn’t happen to be one of the lucky 200 to attend the show, you can still hear Deadmau5′s full performance if you tune into KCRW at 11:15am PT. Fans not based on the West Coast can still hear the full 90 minute mix on demand later today via KCRW’s website. Have a look at the video above and you’ll see why this is not something you want to miss.
For those of you impatiently awaiting the October 30th release date of Calvin Harris’ 18 Months album, the producer has a welcomed treat. Every single track from the album is available for streaming via his website starting today! 18 Months follows Calvin’s 2009 Ready for the Weekend album and features classic cuts like “Feel So Close” and “Bounce,” his crooning collaboration with Florence Welch ”Sweet Nothing,” and bass-driven club anthem “Iron” with Nicky Romero. What we’re most excited to hear are his less-publicized works, though. Click on over and have a listen for yourself, then let us know what your favorite track from the album is.
Good news for those of you who won’t be able to make it to Brooklyn for the inaugural Sensation America. The entire event will stream live from the Barclays Center on Bud Light Platinum’s YouTube channel, starting at 10PM EST.
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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! (more…)Posted by
Continuing the trend of streaming events online, Ultra Music Festival organizers have announced that the inaugural UMF Korea will be streamed on YouTube. It’s the first UMF to ever be held in Asia, and comes on the heels of UMF Poland’s last minute cancellation. There’s no schedule of acts which will be livestreamed just yet, but considering it starts at 5AM EST / 2AM PST, there’s a good chance you won’t be watching this live in the States anyways. We’ll keep you updated as we hear more, but in the meantime, we’ve got a whole bunch of Tomorrowland livesets for you to enjoy… just saying.Posted by
It’s the final day of Tomorrowland 2012, and that means there’s just one more day of livestreaming from the festival grounds in Belgium. Today we’re treated to sets from the likes of Afrojack, Green Velvet, Nicky Romero, David Guetta, Pete Tong, and more. Of course, if you’ve been watching the stream for the past two days, you’ll know that there’s also a good bit of story-telling that comes along with the video feed. But hey, it’s Tomorrowland — they can do whatever they want.