Exclusive: Gear up for ADE’s daytime dancefloors with Eelke Kleijn [Mix]

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Exclusive: Gear up for ADE’s daytime dancefloors with Eelke Kleijn [Mix]Eelke Kleijn

Don’t let Eelke Kleijn‘s affinity for DJ-ing in his socks distract from his dexterity, not only behind the decks, but in the studio. His voracious musical appetite as a multi-instrumentalist (i.e., guitar, piano, and bass) and composer have earned him tenures scoring for Hollywood films like Rush and This Means War alongside official remix sanctions for industry giants across the board—from John Legend to Pendulum.

The longtime Amsterdam Dance Event fixture is again this year rolling out his DAYS like NIGHTS party back to his home turf in the Netherlands. The synergistic party series is fashioned from his radio show, label, and podcast of the same name—which harkens back to Kleijn’s mission to equip his upbeat, “daytime” dance music with the same intrigue as an after-dark affair. In this vein, Kleijn has mixed 45-minutes of iridescent breakbeat and nu-disco to bolster his team’s October 19 showing at Transformatorhuis with Lost & Found, Rodriguez Jr., Guy J, Tensnake, and more.

“We have our own DAYS like NIGHTS x Lost & Found event again this year at Amsterdam Dance Event,” Kleijn tells Dancing Astronaut. “Like the previous years, it’s a daytime party on the Saturday and it’s the only event I’m playing this ADE. In that spirit, I wanted to create a mix that feels a bit different. Not your average night out banging club music, on the contrary, there are some more vocals, disco and breakbeat influences and the whole feels like something you would want to listen to chilling at home as much as going out partying. That’s something I always try to achieve, but I especially focused on it for this one. It’s a very fun and playful mix, and I hope you enjoy listening it as much as I did mixing it.”

More information on DAYS like NIGHTS here. Kleijn is also a masterclass ADE speaker this year appearing at both ADE official – In the Studio with Eelke Kleijn and Armada University

Track List:

01. Max Jones – Perisur (Cornelius Doctor Emotion Remix) [Duro] 02. Dino Lenny & Fiberroot – Suddenly [Correspondant] 03. VovaWave – When The Spell Is Broken [DAYS like NIGHTS] 04. Toni & Mash – Lone Wolf (Joyce Muniz Remix) [Black Diamond] 05. Eelke Kleijn feat. Ost – Lost Souls (Nicolas Masseyeff Remix) [DAYS like NIGHTS] 06. Deeparture ft. Rubenson – Rewrite [DAYS like NIGHTS] 07. Eelke Kleijn – De Orde Van De Nacht [DAYS like NIGHTS] 08. Emmanuel Jal & Nyaruach – Ti Chuong (Musumeci Supernatural Remix) [MoBlack] 09. Franz Matthews & Local Suicide – Tutan Jamon (Chaim Dub) [Eskimo] 10. Africanism produced by NaSSau – Talibé (DJ Angelo Extended Remix) [Yellow]

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Exclusive: Nora En Pure breathes her piano-driven prowess into Eelke Kleijn’s ‘Lost Souls’

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Exclusive: Nora En Pure breathes her piano-driven prowess into Eelke Kleijn’s ‘Lost Souls’NEP 4

South African-Swiss queen of melodic/deep house, Nora En Pure has materialized on the auspicious Armada landscape with another transcendent dancefloor delivery in hand. Over the years, En Pure has raked in accolades for both her DJ and production prowess , as well as ample acclaim for her radio show, Purified. Though she’s demonstrated affinity for both club-conscious and sweeter, melodic stylings, it’s in the piano-driven endeavors where En Pure shines with the most invariable splendor.

Arriving a day early exclusively through Dancing Astronaut, the iridescent Armada affront takes shape in a remix of Eelke Kleijn‘s “Lost Souls,” featuring Ost. En Pure elevates the original’s subtle piano musings and drapes them across the remix’s forefront. The vapory house offering solidifies another celestial notch in En Pure’s prolific sonic catalog.

Lane 8 showcases serene soundscapes in new winter mixtape

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Lane 8 has squared away 2018 with the release of his winter mixtape. He’s gracefully arranged four lengthy mixes over the course of 2018 that uniquely embody the not just the nature of their respective seasons, but the transformative essence of those seasons changing.

Through his fall 2018 mixtape, Lane 8 sonically thread warm and bright vibrations together with the moods evoked of changing colors and longer nights. His summer mix set the scene for waves crashing on beaches and warm breezes. The spring mixtape took listeners into this year with grace, through a soundscape that pollen could dance on. With each mix Lane 8 has accomplished the personal, trying, and unique feat of giving a portion of time — and the change that happens during that time — a sonic stamp.

The winter 2018 mixtape is no exception. Through four hours of fluid mixing and careful, hand-picked arrangement, Lane 8 has given this winter his stamp. Starting in with his own remix of Virtual Self‘s “Ghost Voices,” Lane 8 starts guiding his listeners into the mix, gliding over the icy inhibitions and harsh winds of the season. By an hour and a half into the mix, he hits listeners with the Yotto edit of Fatima Yamaha’s haunting “What’s a Girl to Do.” Through the acts of Jon Hopkins, Rampa, Eelke Kleijn, Black Coffee, Dirty South, the crews of Anjunadeep, All Day I Dream, and many more, Lane 8 finds an enjoyable, quintessential feeling that unifies the chill of winter with the warmth within people who not only withstand the cold it but love it.

Lane 8 has been putting these seasonal mixes for a few years now, and with each passing year, they’ve become more refined and more needed, bringing out the best of each season. This winter mix evokes visions of fur rugs, fireplaces, and snow falling softly outside wooden-frame windows — cozy spots where one would hope to be posted for a quick four hours in the upcoming months. Now, thanks to Lane 8, those moments have a perfect soundtrack.

Introducing Lunar Lunes: DA’s new weekly SoundCloud playlist

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Each week, New Music Friday sweeps through with torrential force, showering streaming platforms with immeasurable amounts of new tunes. Just like Dancing Astronaut rounds up 25 of the biggest songs of the week for the Hot 25 Spotify playlist each New Music Friday, Lunar Lunes will be a landing pad for SoundCloud users who want a whole new dose of tunes to kick off the work week.

This week’s Lunar Lunes is highlighted by 25 new tunes from artists like Wolfgang Gartner, i_o and No Mana, CURBI, Luca Lush, and many more. Win and Woo channel warm summer days in their latest, “Satisfied.” Black Coffee and Aquatone have remixed AGORIA’s “Embrace” to craft a mellow, peaceful environment. Melodic dubstep aficionado Au5 tackles Celldweller’s “Eon” in an interesting turn of events. Justin Caruso taps Jake Miller for a pop-friendly original, “Don’t Know You” on Big Beat Records. Ephwurd teams up with ATRIP to sample Beastie Boys’ iconic “Ch-Check It Out” in a bass-laden house track. Jaenga melds dubstep and elements of drum & bass in his take on Zeds Dead and 1000 Volts’ “Kill Em.”

The selection will be updated every Lunes (Monday).

Pendulum’s long-awaited remix album has arrived

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Drum ‘n’ bass dynasty, Pendulum, sent the EDM world reeling when they reunited for a live set at Ultra in 2016 after a five-year hiatus, with new tour dates and festival appearances following soon after. But as of this March, fans have been writhing in anticipation after the group announced there was a remix album in the works, consisting of both their most-famed hits and personal favorites.

Finally, the prolific collection has arrived, with offerings from some of the scene’s most profound presences, including Skrillex (the previously shared “The Island, Pt. 1 (Dawn)“) and drum ‘n’ bass counterparts, Noisia (“Hold Your Color”). Other outstanding offerings include that of Pendulum’s own dubstep duo Knife Party, consisting of the former’s founding members, Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen, for a full-throttle hardcore remix of “Blood Sugar;” as well as a racing rendition of “Witchcraft” from Pegboard Nerds; and ATTLAS gets uncharacteristically dark for a “Streamline” switch-up.

Pendulum will be touring modestly this summer, making stops in Romania, Ibiza, and even the U.S., for all of which fans would be hard-pressed not to hear some of these new momentous revisions.

Pendulum reveal stacked track list for ‘The Reworks’ album

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Just days after the announcement of their forthcoming album, Pendulum have revealed another huge component of The Reworks: a track list.

The 12-track remix album will include reworks of iconic songs like “Watercolour” and “Witchcraft” from music greats like Skrillex and Noisia. From the looks of the diverse lineup of remixers, innovation and talent are sure to shine on this compilation of some of Pendulum’s most beloved tracks.

The Reworks will be the band’s first album in seven years, and releases will begin on March 16 leading up to the June 29 official release.

The Reworks

Pendulum – Hold Your Colour (Noisia Remix)

Pendulum – Blood Sugar (Knife Party Remix)

Pendulum – 9000 Miles (Eelke Kleijn Remix)

Pendulum – The Island Pt. 1 (Dawn) (Skrillex Remix)

Pendulum – Propane Nightmares (Grabbitz Remix)

Pendulum – Crush (Devin Townsend Remix)

Pendulum – Tarantula (Icarus  Remix)

Pendulum – Witchcraft (Pegboard Nerds Remix)

Pendulum – Watercolour (Matrix & Futurebound Remix)

Pendulum – The Island Pt. 1 (Dawn) (ANZI Remix)

Pendulum – Still Grey (DJ Seinfeld Remix)

Pendulum – Streamline (ATTLAS Remix)