Dancing Astronaut’s top radio series of 2017 are…

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Dancing Astronaut’s top radio shows of 2017 are…

Words by: Christina Hernandez, Katie Daubert, and Kanvar Koli

Today’s electronic music scene is a blessing and a curse. Accessing music across all genres and subgenres has never been easier; same goes for making it. However, with such abundance comes saturation; where to even begin seeking out new music that speaks to the soul?

Such daunting task is thankfully made much easier thanks to radio shows, many of which are generously bestowed upon the public by DJs who go the extra mile to bring their sounds to the masses. These regular occurrences not only shine a glimpse into the artist themselves, but also provide a more concise stream of neatly-organized music to look forward to, and fall in love with.

Given the importance of such shows in the electronic sphere, Dancing Astronaut has chosen 10 radio shows, in no particular order,  that have particularly stood out in 2017.


Radio Wonderland (Alison Wonderland)

Alison Wonderland’s refreshing radio show started quite recently, with the first installment of Wonderland’s radio imprint airing on May 1, 2017. Having already featured guests like Slander and Valentino Khan, Radio Wonderland has already established itself as a platform for quality music.


Deadbeats Radio (Zeds Dead)

Deadbeats Radio was launched in summer of 2017, and has wasted no time in climbing to the top of ranks for its forward-thinking look on bass music and overall embodiment of the Zeds Dead aesthetic.

In addition to being a prime source for all things Deadbeats-related, the show also made waves with its nostalgia-ridden 17th episode, which featured a slew of tracks that inspired the influential and well-loved bass duo that we see today.


The Birdhouse (Claude VonStroke)

Claude Vonstroke maintains his reputation as a dance pioneer with his weekly radio show: THE BIRDHOUSE. This year, the show provided an extension of Vonstroke’s carefully-curated musical output where he continues to showcase some of the finest and latest independent house, techno and bass music producers and DJs. Not only did the show celebrate its two year anniversary in the 105th episode with a live mix from the host himself, but also featured a delectable range of legendary and up-and-coming artists like Tensnake, Sacha Robotti, MIJA, Claptone, and more.


Diplo & Friends

Diplo & Friends is easily one of the gold standards when it comes to radio shows. Even after half a decade, Diplo & Friends continues to impress, as it handed mix debuts to breakout stars Illenium and Ekali while also featuring some of Diplo’s best live sets— including his performance at Afrikaburn in South Africa.


The Cookout

AM Only & Sirius XM joined forces in 2016 to create The Cookout as a way to showcase the next generation of dance music icons. Since then, the weekly show has become a fixture within the electronic scene for its impeccable selection of talent joining on for mix duties. This year witnessed another bountiful slate of caliber music, curated by the likes of TOKiMONSTA, Malaa, Giraffage, and Whethan, to name a *very* few. It’s safe to say that this podcast is a “must-follow.”


Night Owl Radio (Insomniac)

Insomniac has stretched far beyond being simple promoters. The behemoth brand, ran by Pasquale Rotella, launched Night Owl Radio in 2015 alongside Sirius XM. It has since become a well-loved happenstance, known for its diversity in guest selection and consistency in quality. This tradition continued on relentlessly throughout the past year, inviting guests like Flosstradamus, Shiba San, and more, and also earning points for its Kaskade takeover.


Radio One residency – deadmau5

Another radio show inaugurated in 2017, deadmau5’s BBC radio one residency has been nothing short of spectacular. The Canadian legend made full use of the platform available to him, helping to break through new Mau5trap talent, reviving his dormant testpilot alter-ego, and consistently delivering some memorable techno/progressive/electronica sets. Though the residency has come to an end, fans were delighted at deadmau5′ announcement that in 2018 he’d be launching a brand new show on his own podcast.


Global Trance Grooves (John 00 Fleming)

John 00 Fleming’s Global Trance Grooves has become a stalwart in the underground trance scene throughout its decade-plus of existence, bringing the best and most underrated talent and songs into its fold each month.

What sets this series apart from others is Fleming’s unrelenting drive to remind the masses of trance’s true ethos, in a time where he feels it’s been diluted and mischaracterized. Everything under the sun is covered, from lush progressive, to Goa, to subtle hints of uplifting. Having amassed a powerful lineup of guest mixes over the past 12 months, including Hernan Cattaneo, Airwave, and Sean Tyas, 2017 has certainly been the year of Global Trance Grooves.


EPIC Radio (Eric Prydz)

This year saw the return of EPIC Radio on Beats 1, curated by the renowned Swedish icon Eric Prydz. A seasoned vet in pushing the boundaries of electronic music, Eric Prydz keeps things interesting in his highly-acclaimed mixes by featuring a medley of exclusive tracks, unreleased bootlegs, and private remixes. Only a few months ago, he used his radio show as a platform to debut eight new IDs in the eighteenth episode of his Beats 1, EPIC Radio, inciting excitement from fans and heightening the anticipation of new music to come.


Fool’s Gold Radio (A-Trak)

A-Trak‘s launched his Fool’s Gold Radio show six years ago, and has since stood as a revered platform of today’s biggest and brightest sounds in dance music – all curated by the famed turntablist himself. Earlier this year, the Fool’s Gold label celebrated its 10-year anniversary, followed by the producer’s return to the Beats 1 lineup on Apple Music with a brand new open format for his Fool’s Gold Radio show which now supports a rotation of news, interviews, and music from his label and music contemporaries.

Eric Prydz dropped EIGHT new IDs on his most recent Epic Radio episode [STREAM]

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Eric Prydz is up to something.

The man of multiple aliases first posted a ‘Post Epic Radio Fun Fact’ on Friday that confirmed his pending return to New York City this year.

“Worked on getting back to New York this year, announce next week…” Prydz wrote, leaving the nature of the “getting back” to be later defined in an official statement expected this week.

Furthering the suspicion that Prydz has something spectacular hiding up his sleeve is his debut of eight new IDs in the eighteenth episode of his Epic Radio series, broadcast on Saturday, September 23rd. The episode borrowed his Creamfields set from earlier in the summer, where Prydz dropped the unreleased tracks, the wealth of new music woven among tracks from his Pryda and Cirez D imprints.

Heightened as they are, Eric Prydz has never failed to not simply live up to, but exceed expectations, and his latest activity only indicates that he’s poised to go far beyond his newly earned Electronic Music Awards title, ‘DJ of The Year.’

H/T: DJ Mag

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Tonight, as the US sets off fireworks in celebration of Independence Day, balearic clubbers will flock to a different sort of revelry: Eric Prydz at Hï Ibiza. July 4 marks the third date of the Prydz’s summer residency in the White Isle, wherein he has thus far challenged the notion of what a club show can – and, perhaps, should – be.

Those who follow the Swedish artist have likely seen the visual spectacle of his Hï performance series. Anchored by a majestic, monolithic bespoke installation, Prydz’s Ibiza run comes about as close to rivaling the pomp of EPIC’s intricate production as a club show realistically can.

On the most recent EPIC Radio, Eric Prydz let his global following bear witness to the music of his residency, broadcasting an hour of his club show. Rightfully veering in a more balearic direction than the typical trajectory of his Beats 1 program, Prydz plays a plethora of unreleased, unidentified tracks alongside singles from Enrico Sanguilano, Layton Giordani, Fiol Lasse, and a wealth of cuts from his Pryda alias.

H/T: EDM Tunes

Featured image by Robert Castano.

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On Friday, June 16, Eric Prydz put out a new episode of his EPIC Radio series just ahead of an extended performance in Spain. Following the broadcast, the Swedish DJ performed a set at Barcelona’s esteemed Sónar Festival; tonight, June 20, he will begin his summer residency at Hï Ibiza, the club which now occupies the legendary Space’s former location.

Late in May, Prydz gave his followers a sense of his magnanimous EPIC 5.0 performance through his mix series, but for its newest edition, he showcases a selection more akin to one what might find in one of his club sets. The newest episode of EPIC Radio is filled with unreleased and unidentified progressive and techno, much of which is from himself or his labels.

Prydz commences the mix with the first release of his impending Pryda Presents imprint, Christoph’s “Feel,” which precedes a stirring ID. Notably, Prydz also plays “Trippleton,” revealing that the track will be his first release under the Tonja Holma alias for Pryda Presents before moving into cerebral, formidably haunting new Cirez D music and an unreleased remix as himself for Sébastien Léger.

Tracklist (Via VK):

1. Cristoph – Feel [00:50]
2. ID – ID [06:07]
3. Tone Depth – Bhutan [11:54]
4. Weska – ID [17:47]
5. ToNjA Holma – Trippleton [22:12]
6. Cirez D – ID [28:32]
7. ID – ID [34:52]
8. Sébastien Léger – Terra (Eric Prydz Remix) [39:28]
9. M.A.N.D.Y. – Planlos In Seattle [45:46]
10. ID – ID [49:36]
11. ID – ID [54:38]

Featured image by Rukes.

H/T: EDM Tunes

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Eric Prydz catalyzed one of the most fervent periods of anticipation for a concert ever when he announced the premiere of EPIC 5.0 in November of last year. And, given the Swedish icon’s intentions to set the audiovisual bar higher than he did with his unprecedented EPIC 4.0 performance, its easy to see why he engendered such fervor.

Last Saturday, May 27, Prydz finally answered fans’ questions as to how he would raise his own staggeringly high bar when he debuted  the newest iteration of his Eric Prydz In Concert series at Creamfields’ Steel Yard in London. The artist’s legions of followers who were not in attendance have gotten a taste for the visual proponent of his show through the numerous pictures and videos depicting the updated stage production – replete with the “biggest holograms in the world.”

Yesterday, June 2, Prydz introduced his global audience to the soundtrack of his experience, broadcasting the entire debut performance via his EPIC Radio show on Beats 1. Over the course of the two-hour auditory journey Prydz balanced his primary personae evenly, dedicating roughly half of his performance to his Pryda and Cirez D alter-egos, and further giving a nod to his Tonja Holma alias.

Unreleased and unidentified tracks, of course, abound as well throughout the set. So, too, do Prydz’s self-edits and remixes, including his darker remix of the transcendental “Liberate,” the Pryda remix of Cirez D’s “On Off,” and an emotional, cosmic EPIC edit of his elegiac “Lillo.”

Tracklist (Via 1001):

1. ID – ID
2. ID – ID
3. Pryda – Axis
4. Pryda – Rotonda
5. ToNjA Holma – Feel Trippleton Booty
6. ID – ID
7. Eric Prydz – Liberate (Eric Prydz Remix)
8. ID – ID
9. Pryda – Elements
10. Cirez D vs. Green Velvet & Harvard Bass – On Off Lazer Beams
11. Cirez D – On Off (Pryda Remix)
12. Cirez D – Backlash
13. Cirez D – In The Reds [MOUSEVILLE]
14. Cirez D – The Glitch
15. Pryda – Lillo (EPIC Edit)
16. Pryda – You (Interlude)
17. Eric Prydz – Pjanoo
18. Pryda – Melo
19. Eric Prydz – Every Day
20. Eric Prydz – Generate (Epic Interlude Mix)
21. Eric Prydz – Opus

Featured image by Antonio Pagano.

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Eric Prydz refuses stay out of headlines this week, following the debut EPIC 5.0 at London’s Creamfields Steel Yard this past Saturday, May 27. Luckily for his global following who were unable to be in attendance, one die-hard Redditor fan captured the breathtaking performance on camera.

Today, May 31, the the Swedish progressive house icon has announced that his first-ever EPIC 5.0 set be will re-broadcast in full during a special two-hour episode EPIC Radio. Fans can tune in on Apple Music’s Beats 1 this Friday, June 2, at 3 PM PST.

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