It’s a known fact that anything coming out of Wolfgang Gartner’s studio is always guaranteed to assume a minimal level of excellence. The “Illmerica” producer has made it quite clear that rather than playing the game and producing uninspired, boiler plate festival fodder, he prefers to stick to his roots, approaching every production with a meticulous, nearly obsessive compulsive, attention to detail. Following up his collaboration alongside electro-peer Tommy Trash on “Hounds of Hell,” Gartner primes his next solo output “Piranha” for global release. Clocking in at just 38 seconds, this preview is less of a teaser and more akin to waking up from a dream just as the best part starts, but, for what it lacks in length, it more than makes up for in budding anticipation.
“Piranha” will be released on December 17th via Wolfgang Gartner’s own Kindergarten Records.
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.
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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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.
In tandem with their upcoming tour and a few overly cute Instagram teasers, Tommy Trash and Wolfgang Gartner have finally premiered their fiendish collaboration “Hounds of Hell.” Two of electro house’s preeminent talents, Trash and Gartner work their magic to create another stunning synthetic soundscape, incorporating both of their signature styles into one hell of a monster – pun intended. Collaborations this colossal should be outlawed.
Wolfgang Gartner & Tommy Trash are unleashing their inner demonic canines on their Hounds of Hell tour with support from Bass Kleph and Charlie Darker at the Fox Theater in Oakland on 9/28. Dancing Astronaut is bringing a unique opportunity to win a special prize pack for one lucky reader and their dearest friend.
The Wolfgang & Tommy Prize Pack will include:
- Two tickets to the Fox Theater show
- Meet & Greet with the artists
- Tour Hoodies
- Tour T-shirts
- Tour posters
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Not only will Tommy Trash and Wolfgang Gartner be joining forces on the road for their Hounds Of Hell Tour, but they’ll soon be releasing a collaborative production in time for its kick off. While the tour begins in Los Angeles on September 27th, their tandem tune hits beatport three days earlier on September 24th. The snippet that’s been only teased via Instagram, although brief, already hints at a fair medium of sounds between the electro maestros — and it’s expected that there will be more to marvel over with a full preview.
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After announcing a full-fledged North American takeover with their Hounds of Hell Tour, Tommy Trash and Wolfgang Gartner have finally revealed their partners in mayhem. Bass Kleph and Charlie Darker will hit the road with the Hounds, adding tech and electro influences and bringing the tour totals up to two Aussies and two Kindergarten pals, respectively. That’s not all that’s worth howling about, however.
Tommy and Wolfgang have also announced the details of their Hound2Hound contest, where one lucky fan will win an after party at the show date of his choice. After witnessing an extra special b2b, the winner and 50 of his closest friends will also get a meet and greet with the pair and the chance to make everyone on Instagram jealous. Some Facebook action is required to enter, so click here for details and to get started. Running until September 24th, the contest ends just three days before the tour roars into life at LA’s Palladium.
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Earlier this year, Boston Calling became the first full-scale music festival to be hosted in the heart of the city of Boston, though dance music was noticeably left off the bill. To the delight of many who yearned for a healthier serving of bass, a video flashed the likes of Major Lazer, Wolfgang Gartner, Flosstradamus, and Flume (among indie bands and hip-hop acts) on the LED screens prior to The National taking the stage; the dual alternating stages are to return to City Hall Plaza once again this September.
While some consider City Hall to be an abomination to architecture, festival organizers, Crash Line, found the plaza to be most befitting as ticketed events are not currently allowed on the greener Boston Common. Plus, mud is a non-issue if weather ever goes sour. While most festivals focus on imprisoning and subjecting attendees to exorbitant pricing for sustenance, Boston Calling allows and even encourages reentry to truly integrate the event within the city of Boston. Outside food and drink are permitted, although a great selection of Boston’s finest is also available for those that need a quick fix. Event organizers also had the foresight to rearrange the layout to maximize the dance floor in front of the stages to accommodate what will likely be a high energy crowd.
With considerable thought, planning, and vision, Crash Line and the Bowery hope to schedule Boston Calling twice every calendar year, and we fully support this decision unless, of course, dance music is again conveniently neglected from the lineups. Just kidding.
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