Galantis blasts off into a distant galaxy this New Music Friday with, “Spaceship,” the latest single to emerge from the DJ duo’s studio.
Singer Uffie lends her wide vocal range to the festival primed number, making for an anthemic tune that retains the upbeat energy classic of a Galantis production. A blend of big room and electro elements, “Spaceship” derives its adrenaline spiking quality from a driving piano melody, soaring synths, and a looping vocal hook that characterizes “Spaceship,” a track that is poised to be a beloved dance floor filler.
While the festival has yet to deliver on its potential Swedish House Mafia booking, time shall tell whether the festival delivers on the “unexpected,” as it has confirmed plans to continue rolling out artists into the week.
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The Midwest’s premier music festival, Lollapalooza, returns to Chicago’s Grant Park August 2–5 with a newly announced lineup for the behemoth, 4-day affair. Topping the 2018 bill are The Weeknd, Bruno Mars, Jack White, Arctic Monkeys, Travis Scott, Logic, and ODESZA, and, most notably, Vampire Weekend — the band’s first live performance in four years.
Lollapalooza also boasts an impressive undercard with Gucci Mane, Lil Pump, St. Vincent, and Aussie one-woman band Tash Sultana, who rarely tours the US.
With over a hundred names set to appear over the weekend, Lollapalooza truly has become an American institution with something to satiate everyone’s musical tastes. GA and VIP passes to Lollapalooza can be found here.
Creamfields announced their 2018 lineup and it’s looking to be behemoth year for the Cheshire-based extravaganza. Rich in both depth and considerable breadth, the festival will bring together 300 artists across 30 stages from August 23–26.
Techno don Carl Cox will be making his return to the festival for the first time in over a decade, where numerous other artists will be making an appearance, showcasing the festival’s keen ability to tap into the full spectrum of dance music. From artists like Skream, Kölsch, and The Black Madonna, to The Chainsmokers, Tiësto, and Above & Beyond, Creamfields 21 promises to be an unmissable installment for all dance aficionados.
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“Your Favorite Music You Haven’t Heard Yet.”
Started in 2009, Proximity has become a staple channel for the EDM scene for both artists and fans. As one of the largest YouTube music channels, Proximity has racked up over 2 billion views and 5.6 million subscribers. From mashups to original premieres to the ZHU x Proximity exclusive, Proximity has listeners covered for all their dance music needs. Recent track postings from Proximity include Axwell Λ Ingrosso, Galantis, and Cash Cash, among others.
Trap and Bass
If you’re looking for your fill of bass music look no further. Created in 2012 as an outlet for up and coming talent, Trap and Bass has secured a cool 804,000 subscribers. On their channel you’ll find a mix of trap, hybrid, future bass, and bass house. Bringing the channel from irl to url, Trap and Bass has also hosted events and been a part of sponsorships worldwide. Recent track postings from trap and bass include DJ Snake, Oski, and UZ, among an up-and-coming roster of trap producers.
Run the Trap
With the intention of bringing 808 and trap music out of the shadows, Run The Trap was built in 2012 to create A New Order for Underground Culture. With 147,000 subscribers its obvious they know how to curate their music. From heavy trap to atmospheric future bass and with features like the newest Ekali x ZHU release, RTT has your deepest bass desires covered. With recent postings of tracks from Flosstradamus and Louis Futon, its no surprise that Run the Trap is one of YouTube’s most heralded channels for electronic releases.
Galantis have hit a patch of good production form, having been buoyed by the commercial success of their second studio album, The Aviary, which peaked at a respectable fourth place on the Billboard Dance Music charts.
Aiming to conserve the momentum they’ve gathered over the past few weeks, the Swedish duo just dropped a slick new remix of Sam Smith‘s soulful track, “Too Good At Goodbyes.” While Galantis has left Smith’s crooning voice untouched for the most part, the duo has added instantly recognizable layers of their trademark piano samples and a decent helping of digital drum samples, resulting in a supremely groovy rework of the original.
The Hot 25 is the definitive playlist series running through dance music culture and hand-delivering you the essential tracks of the week. Whether it’s the hottest or quickest trending tracks, brand new music from your favorite artists, or songs from the unknown that should be landing on your radar, Dancing Astronaut brings you 25 carefully selected records that reflect what’s happening in our world.
We lead off this week with Skrillex’s rowdy remix of Kendrick Lamar’s “HUMBLE.” Plus a remix of Portugal the Man by the multi-talented Gryffin, and the remix of The Chainsmokers’ “Young” that is also featured in the dance pop duo’s recent commercial for Tommy Hilfiger.Tiesto makes an appearance on this week’s lineup, along with Galantis remixing Sam Smith’s latest single.For the beat freaks in the room, we’ve got great news — AC Slater, JAUZ, and Tchami and Malaa all dropped thunder this week.And don’t miss the legend Armand Van Helden’s remix of “I Need a Painkiller” for a house-focused refresher on why he’s one of the best in the business.
New York’s own Grammy winning producer, CID, takes TLC’s massive 90s hit “Creep” and transforms it into a funky dancefloor igniting pressing. The sample feels right at home in CID’s heavy handed house backbone, perfect for modern day creepin’ — just keep it on the down low.
If you’re looking for something slow and sexy, look no further than Alina Baraz’s latest single “Buzzin’.” One of the most delightful vocalists on the scene, Alina blends her sinewy vocals over a backdrop that pulses and pumps with an impossibly catchy beat.
Throttle had started working on a song concept, and as soon as he heard it coming together, he knew it would be made even better with Galantis’ influence.
“I asked my label to reach out and they got back almost straight away saying they loved the idea and wanted to put their spin on it. I’ve always been a huge Galantis fan so it was amazing to see how guys at their level work.”
What started as a simple concept ended up being a duet on Galantis’ freshly minted The Aviary album, which came out Sept. 15.
“Tell Me You Love Me” is a clear album standout, with harmonious, soulful vocals and a sensational dance beat. Both Galantis and Throttle continue to demonstrate their mastery of heartfelt dance music through ear-catching releases like this one.