A producer like Pierce Fulton knows no boundaries. Between hosting his own radio show with “Get Weird“ and lending his DJ stylings to Wolfgang Gartner and Tommy Trash’s Hounds of Hell tour, you might say the New England native has a nice grasp on all of his music ventures, no matter how busy. Contributing to Priority Records’ Dance (RED) Save Lives, Vol. 2, Pierce takes Martin Solveig and the Cataracs’ poppy and upbeat “Hey Now” and transforms it into a progressive, big room remix. Kyle’s optimistic vocals are preserved and paired with a quick plucking progression, looping into the clapping snares of the build up. Pierce strips out the original bouncy, strumming patterns, and plays out longer, full and lively chords for a more emotional feel. Available on November 25th, all proceeds of Dance (RED) Saves Lives, Vol. 2 will be donated to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS.
It looks like Tommy Trash has a personal vendetta… against nature. As odd as that sounds, during Tommy Trash’s EDC Las Vegas debut in 2012, his set was cut short due to the extreme windy conditions. Today, the Australian electro powerhouse pays homage to the fans that endured that night with him with a free download. The appropriately titled “Fuckwind” is a wave of energy, displaying Tommy’s mastery of dynamically layered melodies. A sound characteristic consistent to Tommy’s moniker, the drop explodes with a quick-hitting, raw and gritty lead. In the words of Mr. Trash himself, “It’s finally here, 2 years after some fierce wind at EDC Vegas!”
With Halloween barely over and Thanksgiving not exactly conducive to dancing, venues across the country are announcing their New Year’s lineups to jumpstart the holiday party season. New York’s Pier 36 is the latest to reveal its all-star cast for 2013′s final curtain, outdoing their previous efforts 5 to 1. Cedric Gervais, R3hab, Sander van Doorn, Showtek, and Tommy Trash will be ringing in the New York New Year, bringing a scheduled eight hours of music to the Lower East Side. The 21+ event is shaping up to be the in-city show to beat on New Year’s Eve: Tickets will be released here on November 7th at 12 pm EST.
“Alive” and “Walking on a Dream” masterminds Empire of the Sun, have teamed up with fellow Aussie Tommy Trash to craft a big track with an even bigger message.The artists’ new collaboration, “Celebrate” comes as a partnership with Coke-A-Cola and (RED), campaigning to fight AIDS with the power of dance as its proponent. The track starts off with a powerful message: “700 babies are born with HIV every day. We invite you to help get that number close to zero just by dancing.”
“Celebrate” is a well-crafted musical creation filled with pulsating synths, hyped up vocals, and a festival quality sound all around. Not to mention, the video features eye-pleasing visuals layered over some funky dance moves from America’s masked masters of dance, the Jabbawockeez.
If you’re feeling inspired to get in on the philanthropy, go to http://www.cokeredmoves.com to find out more about how you, too, can help save lives through the power of music.
Best of Instagram is a feature from Dancing Astronaut that showcases our favorite pictures from our favorite DJs on Instagram each week. This week, we feature Halloween-themed snapshots from Rebecca & Fiona, Tiesto, and Tommy Trash.
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In episode ten of Trashed Radio, our favorite curly-haired DJ from the Land Down Under, Tommy Trash, hits us with yet another hour of ear-gasmic electro remixes, mashups and original mixes. Though Episode 9 seemed like a hard one to top, Trash lives up to his Grammy-nominated talent for Best Remixed Recording with a track list that’ll have you so energized you might just skip that second cup of coffee today. Filled with big room, electro-house beats from Mat Zo, Michael Woods, and his own collab with Wolfgang Gartner, Trashed #10 is is more than a good morning mix, it’s a great one.
Catch the full track list below and download the morning mix for free on his SoundCloud.
Two of dance music’s most brash and unmistakably talented producers have come together to unleash this fall’s fiercest collaborative tour, and now, collaborative hit track. Via UFK, Wolfgang Gartner and Tommy Trash are thrilled to premiere their official music video for “Hounds of Hell” just as their tour kicks off its final leg. The video introduces a Romeo & Juliet-esque couple, deeply in love but struggling to be together. The tale takes new life in the form of the frenzied spirit of the howling tune when their lives are flipped upside down by a mysterious chase with a terrifying monster.
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Earlier this month, a friendless Diplo took to the duties of his Diplo & Friends BBC Radio 1Xtra slot and delivered a mix solo that, truth be told, didn’t need a supporting cast. Mad Decent‘s mad scientist compiled a twerk saturated, bouncy mix that features plenty of big room/festival sounds, incorporates dance hall and moombahton elements, is packed to the brim with hip-hop inspired remixes, and offers a heavy dose of bass and trap music. This mix screams Diplo, demonstrating exactly why he has become one of the most relevant and sought after music producers around right now.
Everyone’s favorite Aussie, Tommy Trash returns with the ninth edition of Trashed Radio. Opening with his Wolfgang Gartner collaboration, “Hounds of Hell,” Tommy opens the electro floodgates and serves up a double shot of sonic espresso. Featuring tracks from Antonio Giacca, Monkey Safari and Yung Skeeter & Wax Motif, Tommy proves he has no problem showcasing new artists, especially when their tracks might be the most exciting in the mix. The jolt you need to get through your hump day morning, Trashed Radio 9 peaks and drops in an unapologetic hail of gritty synthwork more suitable for a 2am closing set than a 9am morning commute. Shake off your cobwebs and get trashed — it’s 2am somewhere.
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With their collaborative tour has come a collaborative hit. Matching the frenetic electro energy of Hounds of Hell on the road, Tommy Trash and Wolfgang Gartner present “Hounds of Hell” the single. A best of both worlds production on all facets, the latest from Kindergarten has Tommy’s styling evident with grasping kicks and builds with Wolfgang supplying his signature synth arrangements. Proving themselves as true dance hounds, “Hounds of Hell” embodies all that these two are taking across the states.