Las Vegas isn’t the only place to be for fun in the sun during Memorial Day Weekend as Revel is officially opening the HQ Beach Club in Atlantic City. Over the course of the three day drinking holiday, the hotel will host eight different DJs including Armin van Buuren, Wolfgang Gartner, Laidback Luke, and New York City staple Boris. Whether you’re in search of euphoric trance, grinding electro, tribal beats, or a dirty dutch soundtrack all will be at your disposal at HQ Dayclub and Nightclub.
Tickets for the events go on sale this Thursday via Revel. Full schedule after the break.
As Sultan & Ned Shepard and Nervo’s “Army” continues to conquer dance floors both large and small, two new versions have joined in the battle. Israel’s young Dean Cohen and LA’s Bass King and X-Vertigo were enlisted for remixes, each putting a fresh spin on the anthem. Cohen ratcheted up Omarion’s vocal with a heavy dose of electro while the California team took it to a more progressive, pop place. With both efforts increasing the track’s staying power, the remixes will be released April 22 through Strictly Rhythm.
The Coachella countdown has officially commenced, and with just over a week to go, it’s time to start planning your afterparties. This year the clubs will descend on the Renaissance Esmeralda Hotel, bringing four unmissable parties to Weekend 1.
Greystone Manor and SBE Nightlife nabbed the Friday spot, bringing Nervo to Desert Sessions Night. Chuckie and The EC Twins follow with XIV at Hyde Beach’s day party Saturday, with Morgan Page as presented by XS closing out the night. Sultan & Ned Shepard and LA Riots cap off the weekend’s festivities, headlining Encore Beach’s Sunday pool party.
Though the weekend pass has sold out, VIP and bottle service is still available and can be purchased here.
After enlisting the vocal talents of Omarion, Sultan & Ned Shepard and Nervo delivered their powerful pop-house crossover, “Army” back in February. A little over a month later enters Tom Swoon, the Polish producer responsible for the hit “Not Too Late,” giving the radio-friendly original a jolt of big room adrenaline. Swoon does well to manage the original’s melodies while wrenching on some thunder of his own, marching “Army” into anthemic territory with a festival-friendly aesthetic.
It’s tough being a Canadian sometimes. While bustling with fresh talent, our producers are frequently mistaken for our neighbours to the south. Of course, we are often too polite to cause a scene but it’s due time that we shine a light on our accomplished artists and let the world know we hamper more musical scope than just the Biebs. Canada has a vast EDM scene comparable, if not better, to metropolitans in the US, and we are mighty proud of it.
As opposed to beach or desert festivals, we have outdoor blizzard raves fit with ice sculptures and snow huts, like Igloofest in Montreal and Brrrrr! Winter Music Festival in Toronto. Frankly, if you’re not putting on neon snowpants and toques to go rave in the snow, you’re doing it wrong. We also enjoy getting lost in dense Canadian forests at Shambhala and celebrating our Nation’s birthday at Escapade. Our clubs like Flames Central in Calgary are named after hockey teams, and we are home to the one and only EDMonton. The Guvernment Toronto is constantly hailed by DJs for having the best crowds, while Celebrities Vancouver is in one of the best cities in the world. We grew up on MuchDance compilation albums and Rick Campanelli interviews. Last but not least, we have developed a fair amount of respected producers, the frontrunners listed below.
Joined by Sultan and Ned Shepard, Fedde Le Grand has been traveling North America for the Road to Ultra tour, sporting his collaboration with the Canadian duo along the way. “Long Way From Home” brings the best of both worlds with a rework of RL Burnside’s “Poor Boy A Long Way From Home.” The soulful sound is spun with a striking resemblence to Fedde’s “Raw” and a noticeable flare from the slew of recent Sultan and Ned tracks. This weekend, Fedde’s journey came to a close as he brought the production right home to Ultra, where he dropped the record nearly fifteen minutes into his Main Stage outing.
Well, folks, Dancing Astronaut has come a long way and we have you to thank. In celebration of reaching 40,000 Facebook fans, we’ve compiled a massive bootleg pack featuring exclusives from some of our favorite artists – all free, all yours. With the introduction of Space Food Vol. 1, we aimed to provide a healthy zero gravity diet agreeable to any cosmonaut’s palate. From the impeccable progressive fusions of 3LAU, Ken Loi, and Sultan & Ned Shepard to boisterous electro blends from Paris & Simo and Dannic, there’s no shortage of sustenance. GTA, Morten Breum, Vicetone, and Viceroy also toss their hats in the ring for a genuinely diverse selection of mashups, bootlegs, and remixes. Go on, squelch your appetite, and download the entire compilation for free. Thanks for the continued support and sharing our love for dance music! Download and tracklist after the break.
Matt Caseli and Marrs TV, two big room producers with releases for Spinnin and Axtone already under their belts, are giving fans a sneak peak at their new track, “Chemical Love,” with Joel Edwards on vocals. The original utilizes elements of rock and a friendly series of of chord progressions for its break, while Sultan and Ned Shepard’s take cranks up the electronica and runs Edwards’s vocals through a vocoder. This is their debut on Harem Records, and the full package is set to be released on March 11th.
In a 2011 interview with Nervo, the girls revealed that they would soon be releasing a track dubbed “Army.” Fast forward over one year later and “Army” has finally been released, only Sultan and Ned Shepard have been added to the bill. The Aussie twins and Canadian duo compliment each other with clean bass kicks, padded synths, and melodic undertones. Singer Omarion takes the production to anthem status with his intriguing vocal which, with help from an appealing chord progression, solidifies “Army” as radio-ready.
It had seemed like one of Nervo’s most highly anticipated tracks had fell by the wasteside, but the Omarion-assisted single, “Army,” has been resurrected with help from Sultan and Ned Shepard. Omarion takes the lead, lacing his vocal throughout the track atop subtle synths from the Canadian duo and chord progression belonging to the Aussie twins. It’s been at least a year in the making and has been through a series of facelifts, but “Army” will finally be released on February 5th.