As Arty’s “Together We Are” continues to dominate charts and setlists, a few new versions are available for the airwaves this week. Out on Big Beat is a remix package of the progressive house tune that features reworks from Audien, The M Machine and CLMD.
Fellow progressive trance producer Audien tones down the piano but maintains the overall flow of the track, highlighting Chris James’ vocals but taking the track slightly more big room. The M Machine keeps the vocal but cut just about everything else, leaving drum-laced builds and an inverted melody complete with dubby breakdowns in the original’s place. Norway’s CLMD rounded out the offerings with an even more euphoric effort, full of cascading tones and a stripped-down synth melody. With each remix giving something new to love, “Together We Are” is most assuredly not getting out of your head anytime soon.
Sunday Morning Medicine is a feature from Dancing Astronaut dedicated to the mellower side of electronic music. We bring you our favorite therapeutic selections — old and new — in an attempt to alleviate the agonizing effects of a long weekend of partying.
This week features Adam K & Soha’s timeless progressive house remix of “Need to Feel Loved,” a delectable M Machine original off Metropolis Part I, an engrossing remix from Classixx, and two generically-distinct remixes of Bon Iver.
Ultra Music Festival stands alone, distant from the EDCs of the world, as the landmark event for every DJ that graces the decks of its stages. Much like how football fans have the instinctual ability to recall the stars and game changing plays of Superbowls past, electronic fans will, naturally, always remember their favorite artists, the corresponding set list and major moments from any given year at Ultra.
Headliners of the annual festival share the same glory as Superbowl MVPs, but it’s also the opportunity for dance music rookies to find their breakthrough with one everlasting set, to be remembered in the same vein as the Superbowl rookie who becomes immortalized with one historic catch. With hundreds of DJs slated to perform at Ultra this year, we take a narrow look at the members of the freshman class who are due to establish themselves under the South Beach sun this March.
The M Machine recently took to the Huffington Post to share their opinion on the relationship between computers and music, particularly the rise of EDM in the wake of advancing technology. After the release of their Metropolis Part II EP to a ubiquitous warm reception, it’s common consensus that this San Franciscan trio is not your average set of musicians. The M Machine begin their editorial with two distinct points: the ascension of computer processing has led to an infinite canvas of creative, digital expression, and our generation’s social media aptitude has fostered an unparalleled virtual connectivity, both of which are fueling the recent explosion of EDM. The M Machine go on, a bit more romantically, to describe the “magic” in digital music production. (more…)
Want an easy way to make sure you are up to date on all the latest, best music? Dancing Astronaut takes a look at the top 10 tracks officially released in February and ranks them based on a combination of reader feedback, track quality, editorial preference & critical reception.
Dancing Astronaut wraps up February for you with another edition of our top 10 tracks of the month. February’s list features massive tracks from reader favorites Arty, Armin van Buuren, Afrojack, and more. Not to be missed are also fantastic efforts from up-comers Pink is Punk, Disclosure, and The M Machine. Click past the break for our top 10 tracks of February!
It was only last week that The M Machine released their Metropolis Part II EP, but just a few days later and they’re back with the official music video for “Tiny Anthem.” The cartoon animated video follows a female superhero as she embarks on an Alice and Wonderland type space adventure complete with kaleidoscopic visuals. There’s no Mad Hatter or White Rabbit but there are trippy hippie aliens. Where most music videos fail, the directors of “Tiny Anthem” succeed. Rather than put together concert footage and call it a music video, Chet Knebel and Hal Lee have created an enthralling concept.
The San Francisco-based The M Machine – created from the remnants of Pance Party — have served up inventive productions since they first appeared in mid-2011 with a mysterious teaser video dubbed “Metropolis.” The group’s latest outing takes their prog-electronica style and extends the ambiance over a 6-track EP that is bursting at the seams with lush soundscapes and chilling vocal cuts. More than just an EP, Metropolis Part II is a concept album at its heart, set in an alternate reality and framed by pragmatic art direction and the group’s digital liner notes. While many producer’s create tracks solely for the dancefloor, The M Machine takes the more cerebral approach, developing a narrative through synthetic distortion.
The dust has hardly settled on Arty’s latest release, “Together We Are,” but its remixes have already begun buzzing. First comes a bulky rendition from blazing-hot dub-trio, The M Machine, who has recently dropped the second installment of theirMetropolis EP and a remix for Bruno Mars’s “Locked Out Of Heaven.” The alluring vocal from Chris James isn’t going anywhere, but Arty’s elegant composition becomes chopped, distorted and flipped on its head for this unique remix.
Head to Beatport to purchase the original and anticipate the remix package to be released on March 18th via Big Beat.
Editors’ Selections is an opportunity for your favorite Dancing Astronaut contributors to talk about some of the music they’re listening to that we might not always get an opportunity to post about from week to week. Sometimes it’s out there, sometimes it’s obscure, but you’ll always get a peak into what we’re loving behind closed doors.
The M Machine are gearing up for Metropolis Pt. II and, from the looks of it, it’s going to be their biggest release yet. Having already previewed their awesome dubstep original “The Palace,” the M Machine are maintaining their momentum by teasing “Ghosts in the Machine.” With its deep groove and analogue synth vibes, “Ghosts in the Machine” exudes a catchy retro feel. Tack on pennybirdrabbit’s indie dance vocals and you’ve got a remarkable house track from a remarkably promising trio. Metropolis Pt. II will be released on OWSLA on February 19th. Stay tuned for more previews.