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Steve Aoki Explains How He Got Away With Playing ‘Titanic’ At Tomorrowland

Your EDM - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 2:05pm

“I’m a huge target to loads of people but I just don’t give a fuck anymore. I’m having fun and I’m just going to keep on having fun. I don’t care if I ruffle a few feathers,” says Steve Aoki.

At this year’s Tomorrowland, Aoki decided to switch things up a bit and get the crowd involved with a rendition of Celine Dion’s Titanic theme, ‘My Heart Will Go On’. The crowd ate it up and embraced the hilarity of the situation, calling upon nostalgia and, likely, exhaustion to make it through the spectacle.

Large displays of togetherness are important at massive festivals like Tomorrowland, and in electronic music in general, and this is definitely one of the most iconic songs of all time, so … why not?

“I’ve wanted to work with that track and vocal for a very long time but I’ve always been ‘no no no’ I can’t do it. It’s incredibly cheesy but incredibly epic at the same time, so if you can harness both of those things, it’s going to work.

We all had to completely own it at that moment and just put our arms out and do the Titanic together and let the music take [us]. Everyone was singing along and laughing at themselves at the same time. It was an incredible feeling. I just stood there with my arms out and reveled in the vulnerability of it.”

Steve Aoki celebrates in London today as he becomes the first electronic producer to donate to the Hard Rock memorabilia collection. “Steve Aoki’s donated personal items include Pioneer CDJs, a DJ Mixer, Synth, Keyboard, tour banners, hoodies and t-shirts.”

Steve Aoki commented, ‘I’m honoured to be donating personal items to Hard Rock’s world-famous collection, and it’s so exciting to be celebrating this milestone at Hard Rock Cafe London, Hard Rock’s first-ever cafe. Hard Rock is an iconic brand with a philanthropic vision that mirrors my own; I’m so grateful for the opportunity to raise additional funds for our Steve Aoki Charitable Fund, which will help so many people around the world with global relief efforts.’

 

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This article was first published on Your EDM.
Source: Steve Aoki Explains How He Got Away With Playing ‘Titanic’ At Tomorrowland

Gallant – Weight In Gold (Ta-ku Remix)

Dancing Astronaut - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 1:36pm

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Dark and stormy is the best way to describe Ta-ku’s inventive rerub of “Weight in Gold.” The Future Classic star follows up his latest original “Down for You” with a remix of rising indie R&B star Gallant. Ta-ku’s eccentric instrumental style crawls and crashes over the original’s emotive top line. The LA singer/songwriter’s croons feel even more melodramatic over an instrumental that’s scaled back to slow drum rolls over a sparse collection of effects and a fragile sub bass.

Gallant – Weight In Gold (Ta-ku Remix) was posted by Andrew Spada, and appeared first on Dancing Astronaut.

Maroon 5 – Sugar (Prinston Remix)

Dancing Astronaut - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 1:31pm

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PRMD and ICONS fans, rejoice. Prinston, the new face that recently appeared on Avicii‘s “Waiting for Love” remix package, has released yet another impressive chilled-out flip that, while surprising, is wildly enjoyable. Maroon 5′s “Sugar” is the production of choice this time, and Prinston tosses a his future bass skills into the ring to get the job done. Don’t expect roaring and sparkling synths here, though; there’s a bit more emphasis on the bass than the future on this one. Prinston is a new name to the game, so naturally there is little to go on regarding his future sound and direction, but he has earned our attention.

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Maroon 5 – Sugar (Prinston Remix) was posted by Eric Zwilling, and appeared first on Dancing Astronaut.

DA Premiere: Luke Shay – Up And Away (Joshua Cherney Remix)

Dancing Astronaut - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 1:30pm

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Luke Shay’s “Up And Away” has reserved a masterful rework by 21-year-old producer Joshua Cherney. The current California State University student earned himself the top spot in the track’s official remix contest by keeping things melodic and bass-defined. Buzzing future bass beatwork and the original’s soaring top line weave effortlessly with one another. With a handful of releases on Cr2 Records, Cherney’s journey has just begun but his stand out style has cemented him as one to watch.

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DA Premiere: Luke Shay – Up And Away (Joshua Cherney Remix) was posted by Dancing Astronaut, and appeared first on Dancing Astronaut.

100% Silk preps three new tapes

Resident Advisor - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 1:18pm
The Los Angeles label will put out cassettes by Paradise 100, Cherushii and Auscultation in August.

Win tickets to FOLD Festival in NY featuring Pharrell, Beck, Slander, GTA, and more

Dancing Astronaut - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 12:50pm

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Long Island’s newest music festival, curated by none other than pop culture mainstay Nile Rodgers, will be setting up shop in Riverhead, NY on August 4th and 5th. Featuring a stellar mainstage lineup and a highly anticipated DJ Tent stage, there is no shortage of talent heading out east for this mid-week festival. You’ll catch Pharrell Williams, Beck, Janelle Monáe, and Keith Urban on the festival’s main showcase, but we know our Dancing Astronaut readers will feel inclined to head over to the DJ Tent, in which Autograf, GTA, The Martinez Brothers, Slander, and Thomas Gold will throw down in high style. FOLD Festival has us excited with its unusual timing and unconventional location. We’re hoping you’ll join us.

We’ve got four pairs of GA passes ready for you, so what are you waiting for?

Check out some music we like in the mean time.

Long Island’s newest music festival, curated by none other than pop culture mainstay Nile Rodgers, will be setting… in Dancing Astronaut’s Hangs on LockerDome//

Win tickets to FOLD Festival in NY featuring Pharrell, Beck, Slander, GTA, and more was posted by Eric Zwilling, and appeared first on Dancing Astronaut.

Your EDM Premiere: Them&Us – Happy Never After (RuN RiOT Remix)

Your EDM - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 12:42pm

Them&Us and RuN RiOT come to us today with an old school banger with a new school flair. Them&Us is a new project featuring Basement Jaxx singer Ami Carmine and renowned beatboxer Killa Kela, so you can imagine the type of sound that they’d put forth. Remixing the track “Happy Never After,” Run Riot channels their own inner Prodigy and Chemical Brothers for a phenomenal modern take on the breaks sound.

Incorporating brilliant vocals and sounds from the original, the remix fights onward with increasing ferocity, toeing the line between drum & bass and techno, just the way I think we’d all have it.

Check it out below.

You can pre-order the EP from Them&Us, And So It Begins…, which comes out September 11th, on iTunes now.

This article was first published on Your EDM.
Source: Your EDM Premiere: Them&Us – Happy Never After (RuN RiOT Remix)

Your EDM Premiere: Karetus – Fyah (Free Download) [Buygore]

Your EDM - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 12:29pm

Karetus has some pretty big plans for their latest album, Piñata. For 10 weeks, they would release tracks every Wednesday until the album’s release on August 3rd, the group’s 5th birthday. At that point, the entire album would be released for free. So die hard fans can get 10 tracks right off the bat, but even those just now discovering them have the opportunity to get in on the action, free of charge.

This week’s free download is “Fyah,” a blisteringly hot dubstep tune with a nasty switch up. This track would easily be at home with either Firepower or Rottun, but Buygore has the distinct pleasure of putting this one out. The deep wobbles have their own hidden charm, somehow sounding a bit more … sincere, than a lot of other tracks with similar sounds.

Of course, my favorite part comes toward the end when Karetus bumps up the bpm and turns “Fyah” into a blazing DnB banger, ready to absolutely torch the dance floor.

Grab your free download here.

This article was first published on Your EDM.
Source: Your EDM Premiere: Karetus – Fyah (Free Download) [Buygore]

Skrillex Turns The Tables On Paparazzi, Interviews Him Instead

Your EDM - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 12:18pm

I’m sure that Skrillex has faced his fair share of paparazzi by now – as one of the world’s most well-known and recognizable producer/DJs, his face has become synonymous with the rise of commercial EDM (at least to some). So it’s definitely not outside the realm of possibility for Sonny to be approached on the street by someone from, let’s say … TMZ.

This time was different though. Sonny’s quick wit turned the tables on Cody the cameraman and, instead of getting asked a bunch of asinine questions, turned and interviewed Cody. The man who has probably never had that kind of reaction from a celebrity or idol or whatever was noticeably moved, saying, “Jesus, man. You made me feel, like, way really good, man.”

All it takes is a little common decency and compassion to make someone’s night, and Skrillex really seems to take that ideal to heart. Check it out below.

Image via Rukes

This article was first published on Your EDM.
Source: Skrillex Turns The Tables On Paparazzi, Interviews Him Instead

As Atlantic City Rebuilds, Haven Nightclub Stays Strong

Your EDM - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 12:14pm

The long descent into Haven Nightclub is killer. After being greeted by so many wonderful staff members, attendees must endure a lengthy escalator into the club. About as soon as they see the splendor inside the club, many realize that the build, like any good song, is totally worth it.

Except there’s a different entrance for myself and the EC Twins, one that if sped up, feels like a getaway heist through the kitchen and a private elevator before entering the side room of casino tables connected right to the dance floor. For Allister and Marc, this whole process is familiar, as they are no strangers to Haven. The towering twins soak in the crowd that is slowly coming to life now that the headliners have entered the booth. Immediately the dance floor becomes fuller with fans eager to get a good spot. Marc stands atop the decks to rev up the crowd, as Allister cues up the first track while the house lights focus on them.

It’s going to be one of those nights.

For the next two hours, the EC Twins slide up and down the musical spectrum. While many headliners admit to playing more bangers for “bottle service crowds” in cities like Atlantic City, New York, and Las Vegas, Haven has a reputation of being more open to different styles of music, leaving the EC Twins free to take more risks. The crowd sings along when they hear their “Wonderwall” bootleg and Alesso’s “Cool,” but I’m drawn more to their unreleased originals which are going over without a hitch. They are the perfect headliners for Haven – Marc wins the crowd over while Allister focuses on precision mixing. Every once in a while, the two fall perfectly in sync, as if their moves are choreographed. As the paper confetti sticks to their sweaty bodies, the pair refuse to let up, and close out their set with as much energy as they started, before handing the reigns back to the opener to take the still lively crowd out in style.

It’s hard to believe that I’m in Atlantic City, NJ watching this all go down, as it’s not really known for being a premiere nightlife spot. Most of the tourist location caters to either the elderly gamblers or families on vacation, but in the 2010s, two major changes help boost its stake in nightlife: Trump Marina was bought and renamed Golden Nugget in 2011, and Revel Resort and Casino opened in 2012.

Though clubs like mur.mur and Mixx at Borgata as well as the Pool at Harrah’s were still open, Haven and Revel were fresh takes on AC nightlife, but for very different reasons. HQ Nightclub brought the flashy Vegas scene to the East Coast, with major headliners like Above & Beyond, Tiesto, and Afrojack. Haven provided guests with an experience that wouldn’t break the budget. They attracted young patrons to the club not only with reasonable pricing and stellar customer service, but with a layout that was optimized for everyone to enjoy themselves, not just those who paid for bottle service.

However, Atlantic City’s resurgence suffered a major hit last year. After the meteoric rise and fall of Revel as well as three other casinos filing closing their doors in September, many wondered if the city could survive so many losses. It was in this moment that Haven capitalized and became Atlantic City’s top club. Instead of suffering the same fate as its competitors, Haven had some of its busiest nights yet, bringing in Borgore, Chocolate Puma, 3lau, Feenixpawl, and more.

“Keeping the Haven brand consistent has helped in the process of the Haven’s growth and success in the AC market.” — Meredith Godfrey, Director of Nightlife Entertainment

This idea has been proven time after time with their talent bookings. Whereas Mixx and HQ fought against each other for the biggest names, Haven went after artists who rarely played in the area to draw loyal fans to the club. The first summer of bookings featured Markus Schulz, Rebecca & Fiona, Bart B More, Dash Berlin, and even photographer KirillWasHere.com, the boldest booking and residency of them all.

But in case people were still unconvinced, Haven pulled the most badass move of all back in June. The club mobilized quickly and invited DJs from Beachglow to all play at their club after a thunderstorm cancelled the daytime festival. Project 46, Tommy Trash, Lost Kings, and Tony Arzadon all joined scheduled headliners Vicetone for a night that rivaled a pool party during Miami Music Week. Added to their “Summer of Sunday Nights” series with Yellow Claw, Dyro, and Dada Life, Haven currently enjoys four crowded nights a week this summer, which should be unheard of in a city that many thought couldn’t survive another tourist season.

Before you know it, the summer will be over, but Haven’s momentum will take them right through the rest of the year. As their impressive lineup continues to feature both rising talent as well as major headliners, it will be interesting to see who joins their roster next. Regardless of the talent,  dedication to making sure each patron has a night to remember will keep Haven Nightclub shining as the crowning jewel of Atlantic City attractions.

To learn more about Haven’s August lineup (which includes Nicky Romero and The Stafford Bros.), visit their website.

 

This article was first published on Your EDM.
Source: As Atlantic City Rebuilds, Haven Nightclub Stays Strong

Tchami – 'After Life' (Valy Mo Remix)

Elektro Magazine - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 12:03pm

French producer Valy Mo brings us one of the best remixes of Tchami's single, "After Life" featuring Stacy Barthe.

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Your EDM Premiere: Class Actress – The Limit (Maor Levi Remix) [Casablanca]

Your EDM - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 12:02pm

Maor Levi is a jack-of-all-trades producer, releasing house and trance tracks under his own name, filthy bass as Lazer Lazer Lazer, and techno as 123XYZ. He’s even 1/4 of  bass heavyweights Bad Royale. With such a diverse catalogue, it can easily be argued that Maor Levi is one of the most talented producers out there, capable of using his skills to transcend genres. His newest track is out under his own name, a glittery progressive-house remix of Class Actress’s “The Limit.

Maor starts things off some organ-like chords which act as direct support for Class Actress’s dreamy pop vocals. This leads into a groovy drop, bringing vibes reminiscent of something Madeon might produce. The second drop brings in a nice lead synth, which gives a high-energy boost just before the track fades out. Maor Levi crafted a proper remix with this one, producing a new attention-grabbing track that still showcases the original vocal work.

Check out his remix of “The Limit” below!

This article was first published on Your EDM.
Source: Your EDM Premiere: Class Actress – The Limit (Maor Levi Remix) [Casablanca]

Windish Agency joins Paradigm Music Division

Resident Advisor - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 11:54am
The Chicago artist agency has announced a "partnership" with the company that owns AM Only and Coda.

Pachanga Boys start new label, You And Your Hippie Friends

Resident Advisor - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 11:35am
A five-track mini-compilation kicks the new imprint off.

DA Premiere: Midnight Pool Party – Disease (Eau Claire Remix)

Dancing Astronaut - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 11:19am

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Eau Claire follows up a remix of Golden Coast’s “Futurist” with another nu-disco gem. Midnight Pool Party’s “Disease” transforms from indie jam to dancefloor slam under the Washington, DC talent’s careful restructuring. It’s an indie dance remix designed for rooftop sunsets, a more gritty alternative to a West Coast way of life.

DA Premiere: Midnight Pool Party – Disease (Eau Claire Remix) was posted by Andrew Spada, and appeared first on Dancing Astronaut.

Mark Barrott of International Feel announces new Ibiza residency

Resident Advisor - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 10:49am
A new Drip subscription service for his label has also been unveiled.

Watch This: Skrillex inspires a TMZ reporter to follow his dreams

Dancing Astronaut - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 10:43am

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Being a celebrity can be difficult sometimes. With people continually approaching you in public and cameras constantly shoved in your face, sometimes it can be hard to maintain a certain level of cool. It is all a matter of how you deal with it, and Skrillex may have the best method of all. A TMZ reporter caught up with Sonny, buzzing behind him by inches, bantering about the whole ghostwriter snafu that continues to find new life week after week. The reporter is trying to incite a reaction from one of music’s most recognizable global personalities, and instead, the tables turn and the unsuspecting TMZ cameraman finds himself in front of the lens.

Skrillex plays it cool, keeps his calm, and grabs the camera from the reporter, but rather than pulling a Kanye and smashing the camera to pieces, Sonny instead asks the reporter his name and what he wants to do with his life. His name is Cody and he is trying to make a buck or two like the rest of us, until he can become the director he set out to be.

Leave it to Skrillex to remind us that TMZ drones are people too, and rather than escalating a situation meant to invoke an emotional reaction, Sonny has a little lighthearted fun with it and reminds young Cody, as well as the rest of us, to “follow your dreams, man.” Feels.

Watch This: Skrillex inspires a TMZ reporter to follow his dreams was posted by David Klemow, and appeared first on Dancing Astronaut.

Tchami – After Life (Valy Mo Remix)

Dancing Astronaut - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 9:24am

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Tchami received a lot of press earlier this month after releasing the long-awaited official remixes to his single “After Life (ft. Stacy Barthe)” in a six track EP. Several weeks after its release, artists continue to put out their own revisions of Tchami’s far-reaching track. French house savant Valy Mo released a free remix via OWSLA’s offshoot The Nest. Valy Mo’s remix stays true to the future house character of Tchami’s original, but affects a more strident timbre. Fast-paced and viciously deep, he offers a good solution for DJs who want to surprise listeners in their sets while not deviating from a future house theme.

Download via Valy Mo’s ToneDen

 

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Tchami – After Life (Valy Mo Remix) was posted by Will McCarthy, and appeared first on Dancing Astronaut.

Amazon Prime Music’s streaming service expands to the UK

Dancing Astronaut - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 9:09am

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Amazon has launched its Prime Music service in the UK, the first market outside of the US where the service is available. Prime Music will be a bundled feature with Amazon’s annual prime subscription, which costs about $100 yearly. Prime subscription also includes access to Amazon instant video (as a potential alternative to Netflix), free two-day shipping for many products, and unlimited photo storage in Amazon’s cloud service.

Amazon Prime Music hasn’t made too much of a splash stateside – it offers about 1 million free tracks, while competitors like Apple Music and Spotify offer more than twenty-five times that in their services. However, Prime Music has some big names and similar features like ‘Prime Playlists,’ so for users who aren’t looking for an unlimited streaming library but are looking for a deal in conjunction with something they use frequently, like Amazon’s two-day shipping, Prime Music may offer an attractive solution. Prime Music users can also stream directly from their own library with a cloud or local device.

Via: Venture Beat

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Savannah Outen – Boys (Televisor Remix)

Dancing Astronaut - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 9:03am

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Monstercat’s indie dance duo, Televisor, have set their sights on the beautiful Savannah Outen and her indie hit “Boys.” The latest remix to emerge from the Amsterdam-based duo’s studio, Tim & Tom build an infectious dancefloor ready transmission under Outen’s pop-contoured vocals. A walking bass line and shuffling guitar riffs turn “Boys” into a guilty pleasure ear worm that’s disco pop antics will have you shamelessly swaying.

Savannah Outen – Boys (Televisor Remix) was posted by Dancing Astronaut, and appeared first on Dancing Astronaut.

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