Life in Color wants to help you celebrate the end of 2013 with glow and loads of paint. With a massive lineup including Sebastian Ingrosso, Krewella, Dyro, and TJR, the Rebirth Tour will touch down at Bader Field in Atlantic City on 12/28. Dancing Astronaut has partnered with Life in Color and Line Rocket to bring a reader and their friend an exclusive experience to remember for all of 2014 including a chance to meet Krewella. Luckily, those that aren’t old enough to attend 18+ or 21+ events to ring in the New Year will have a chance at winning as the event is 16+, so get ready to let loose and go wild.
The Life in Color End of the Year Experience:
*2 VIP Passes
*1 double queen hotel room at the Chelsea Hotel for night of the show (12/28-12/19)
*Meet & Greet with Krewella
*2 Swag bags with LIC T-shirt, wafer shades, ‘Get Wet’ Album, and Rebirth Bracelet
Purchase tickets here.
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Among the the infectious back catalogue of Chris Lake’s Rising Music imprint, few have come close to emulating the consistent streak of North American trailblazer TJR. Past the heat of Beatport chart-topper “What’s Up Suckaz” and a 120-bpm reimagining of Drake’s recent album assets, Crookers and Will Sparks revisit 2012’s “Ode To Oi” to further its extensive shelf life amid the labels shinning roster. Crooker’s scatty lead emphasis fits the bill with seamless and welcomingly ungroomed style, leaving Will Sparks to thicken the plot with a fuzzy yet mechanically tuned electro rendition of TJR’s infectious original. The West Coast bounce may not have needed much in the way of fine tuning, but between the seams of this European / Australian intervention lies a welcome reawakening of one of the earlier warning signs of TJR’s industrious rise.
Release date: October 6th
Drake’s “Hold On, We’re Going Home” off his upcoming album, Nothing Was The Same is a smooth, mellow R&B record that, if remixed, could welcome a nu disco or chillwave sound. While electronic producers have taken full advantage of that appeal recently, TJR has taken the challenge of amplifying the hit. The “Funky Vodka” producer doesn’t get carried away with his refix of “Nothing Was The Same,” simply injecting a kick and setting the bpm to 120 for a “DJ friendly version.”
Chris Lake’s Rising Music imprint hit gold when they caught wind of North American trailblazer TJR . Last found representing the label with “Ode to Oi,” the festival-proofed talent is back to make a late contribution to the summer anthem gold rush. A bouncy electro offering laced with rasping leads and that insatiable energy that has hallmarked his studio output to date, “What’s Up Suckaz” concentrates his funky disposition to forge an unprecedented peak in his alliance with Lake’s mecca for new dance talent.
The funkiest, bounciest of beats have come from one man who has made his name synonymous with that sound through a slew of prevalent productions. Sparked by his original “Funky Vodka,” which had later been snabbed by Pitbull for his ongoing pop-culture rodeo, and pushed forward by one of festival season’s most played tunes in “Ode to Oi,” TJR returns with yet another gem. Courtesy of Chris Lake’s Rising Music, “What’s Up Suckaz” resides in Beatport’s on deck circle after months of airplay. Frenetic from start to finish, from build to drop, TJR’s forthcoming effort is slated to once again bring an unprecedented funk to listeners’ homes when it is released on July 22nd.
The master of all sounds funky is back with an assault on one of the year’s most popular hits. Taking his hand at Krewella‘s “Alive,” TJR spins his insignia in two directions for two brand new versions. First comes his Bouncy version, where the original is met by an “Ode To Oi” rhythm to swap the drop with bounce. Next comes the Booty Bass version, where the original melody once again plays out, but TJR now drives his chord styles with a deep bass rather than his typical catchy antics.
No Sugar Added will once again land in Miami for a weekend of day-long partying and dance music excellence at Nikki Beach. Stage sponsors have recently been announced and Musical Freedom, Ministry of Sound, Defected, Music On, and Dancing Astronaut will each host staged teeming with talented producers. The full lineup, which spans across two days and six stages includes headliners such as Dennis Ferrer, Marco Carola, Arty, and Michael Woods, among others. Jump below the break for the lineup in full and don’t forget to purchase tickets here.
Known mostly for that bouncing bass, TJR has racked up success through remixes and mashups as well as original productions like his dizzying “Ode to Oi.” The track stole listeners ears, even making Dancing Astronaut’s Top Tracks of November, and now TJR returns with something a little different.
TJR’s “Ode to Oi” was undoubtedly one of the coolest track tracks of November (it even made our Top 10), as its unique bassline effortlessly rides the line between dutch and acid house. Just as he did with Carnage on their remix of “Cannonball,” Victor Niglio has transformed “Ode to Oi” into a thumping trap anthem. Ramping up the tempo to 140bpm, Victor Niglio preserves TJR’s catchy acid-dutch drop while incorporating lovely string play. There is definitely something “ethnic” about the track, from the Spanish classical guitar, to the “oi” chanting, to the rattling hi-hats. While the response to his and Carnage’s trap rendition of “Cannonball” may have been lukewarm, Victor Niglio’s take on “Ode to Oi” is assuredly a winner. Download it for free from SoundCloud.
Two consecutive weeks of releases from TJR and we have no complaints. Following “Jacked Up Funk” with DJ Dan, TJR goes solo with his latest offering “Ode To Oi.” The big, bouncy dance grooves return after an anticipating lead and dance floor assaulting bass kick — not to mention the repetitive chanting ‘Oi’ that will keep feet moving. TJR takes his talents back to Chris Lake’s Rising imprint for “Ode To Oi” — available on Beatport now.