Thanksgiving 2013 may be officially over, but artists from all over the world spent all of yesterday tweeting what they were thankful for this year. Yes, even those who aren’t American and don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in their home countries, such as Chuckie, Dada Life, and Cedric Gervais. Below is a collection of Thanksgiving-themed tweets for an extra dose of turkey-induced candidness.
Swedish duo Dada Life has never feared authority, constantly pushing boundaries for larger, wilder shows and staying true to their party-hard slogan tunes like “Born to Rage.” Earlier this week at Dada Life’s Dada Land tour stop in Miami, attendees were greeted and halted at the door by a police force, dressed in full riot gear. As supporting artist Tritonal finished their set, Dada Life began to reach out to fans, seemingly as confused as the crowd was.
“Apparently Fire Marshall locked the gates since it’s pretty much chaos here in Dada Land … Did they shut us down?” Soon after, the duo explained, “Riot squad is here in Dada Land … They are shutting us down. It’s out of our hands! So sad we can’t play.”
Though details regarding the shut down have been simply explained as “logistical issues” by management, the duo ensures all ticket buyers are able to receive a full refund for the cancelled event or attend Dada Life’s rescheduled ‘make-up’ show on December 28th in South Florida.
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In what has proved to be the year of the album, the dance community has seen full-fledged studio output from both legends and newcomers alike. Released in May, Armin van Buuren’s Intense has maintained its place amongst the best-received, even holding its own against the hype of the month’s most-anticipated but now surprisingly forgotten Random Access Memories. Yet though attention spans are short the king of trance’s legacy is long, and for his latest endeavor he has invited a colorful host of characters to share in the spotlight with Intense: The More Intense Edition.
While the first release already included as unlikely a combination of collaborators as Nervo, Miri Ben-Ari and Trevor Guthrie, the official remix album features over a dozen artists on both sides of the progressive/trance divide. Ørjan Nilsen’s rework follows Michael Brun’s, Andrew Rayel segues into W&W, and on the bonus edition Dannic finds himself surrounded by the likes of Cosmic Gate, Tritonal, Aly & Fila and more. With 11 Intense tracks remixed by 18 artists and two brand new Armin tunes besides, The More Intense Edition at the very least holds up to its name: This is not your average remix package.
At just 21 years old, Pierce Fulton has more achievements to flaunt than your average co-ed. In addition to his most recent remix of Martin Solveig & The Cataracs’ “Hey Now,” the New Englander has bestowed his electro house flare on Tritonal’s latest endeavor, “Now Or Never.” Whereas the original leans toward whimsical, the young producer’s take is on the more aggressive side, playing with denser basslines. While the emotional integrity of Phoebe Ryan’s vocals remain, Fulton’s transforms the already big room track into something even more forceful with effervescent chords that literally pierce ears. The latest remix from the rework wizard will be released on November 18th on Enhanced Recordings via Beatport.Posted by
Off the heels of remix duties for Armin Van Buuren’s “Won’t Let You Go,” highly evolved trance outfit Tritonal are back with a brand new vocal original for Enhanced Recordings. Plucked from their impending Metamorphic II EP and embracing the fluid vocal work of Phoebe Ryan, “Now Or Never” marks a considerably radio-friendly extension of their fast expanding sound scope. Immediately infectious and building positively around Ryan’s beautiful top line, there is little arguing with their formula for the peak time crossover. For those that worried this uplifting duo were losing their melodic edge, the track reaffirms that amid the globetrotting tour regime, Tritonal still hold their corner as a melodic powerhouse with some strong universal tricks left up their sleeves. (more…)Posted by
As premiered in Armin van Buuren‘s TomorrowWorld 2013 set, Tritonal‘s remix of “Won’t Let You Go” was perfect for the main stage. Aruna‘s gorgeous vocals pair well with the heavily synth-fueled breakdown, making for many a hands-up moment, but the track comes crashing down upon the drop. Its booming, minimal style certainly brings the heat from the start, but is missing the truly uplifting emotion and pure musical thoughtfulness Tritonal fans have loved in the past. While its effectiveness has been proven in the festival scene to thousands already, many worry that Tritonal are losing the golden touch that attracted mere fans to become Tritonians in the first place. It’s become a “big room festival banger,” essentially, and as a result, has become a highly controversial and copiously debated remix in the electronic dance music scene. What is your take on Tritonal’s remix?Posted by
Battle of the Beats is a feature from Dancing Astronaut that pits two tracks that share the same title against one another to determine which production represents the name better. With the dance music community continually growing, producers, mashup artists and DJs alike constantly create new music, often of the same name. Now we are opening it up to our readers to weigh in on whose rendition takes the proverbial cake.
Dancing Astronaut is giving one lucky winner the chance to go to Breakaway Festival in Columbus, OH on September 14th to hang with Tritonal in style. One lucky winner will receive roundtrip airfare for themselves and one other, a hotel room for the evening, a pair of VIP tickets to the festival and plenty of opportunity to hang out with Tritonal and explore the rest of the festival as well. Full details and entry below!
Well Tritonians, it’s here. The “Bullet That Saved Me” remix collection has been released. The full remix package includes an elephantine remix from Ken Loi, a heavy rave remix from Sebjak, a thunderous progressive remix from Ilan Bluestone, and Tritonal’s own highly anticipated Festival Mix of the track. Sebjak takes the track in a darker direction, giving the original some seriously fun bounce. Likewise, Ken Loi activates his chainsaws and infuses a classic dose of punchy electro. Available today, Tritonal’s “Bullet That Saved Me” remix collection has something for everyone, and is one not to be missed by Tritonians and Earthlings alike.
Tritonians and other inhabitants of Earth rejoice, because the “Bullet That Saved Me” remixes are upon thee. To be released via Beatport on April 29th, the remix package will contain four fresh takes on Tritonal’s lead single from their Metamorphic I EP. In addition to their own “Festival Mix,” Tritonal sought out Sebjak, Ken Loi, and Ilan Bluestone to deliver their interpretations of the track. The result? A formidable remix package of immense proportions.