Djakarta Warehouse Project locks in Tinashe, Claptone, Krewella, and more to complete 2019 lineup

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Indonesia’s premier electronic music festival, the Djakarta Warehouse Project has solidified their lineup for the upcoming event, locking in final support from featured electronic artists Claptone, Krewella, and Cash Cash, a headlining performance from R&B star Tinashe, and a trickle of supporting names to top off the bill.

The festival returns to the city’s Jakarta International Expo over December 13-15, ensuing three days of immersive, unforgettable performances from more than artists. The phase three announcement introduces sets from artists like Brohug, Ghastly, Wiwek, and a back-to-back performance from trance extraordinaires Mark Sixma and Jordan Suckley.

Rounding out the phase three announcement, elrow‘s themed ‘Rowmudas Triangle’ stage takeover reveals their slate of high-energy, international techno and house bookings. The cheeky nautical themed party is headlined by none other than the bird-masked mystique Claptone, and sharing the stage with Snatch! Records owner Riva Starr, and resident DJ Mario Biani.

In celebration of their 11th edition, local event promoter Ismaya Live have seen the exponential growth of the festival since 2008. Starting off initially as an indoor warehouse event, the Djakarta Warehouse Project has grown into one of Asia’s largest electronic music festivals, with no signs of slowing down.

See the Djakarta Warehouse Project’s full lineup flyer below. More information about the festival and travel package information is available here.

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Lunar Lunes: Louis Futon and The Philharmonix flip ‘Hey Arnold,’ Marshall Jefferson and Solardo deliver ‘Move Your Body’ + more

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Lunar Lunes: Louis Futon and The Philharmonix flip ‘Hey Arnold,’ Marshall Jefferson and Solardo deliver ‘Move Your Body’ + moreLouis Futon

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 serves as a landing pad for SoundCloud users who want a whole new dose of tunes to kick off the work week.

The selection is updated every Lunes (Monday).

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Krewella keeps it multi-dimensional with chaotic visual pairing for recent single, ‘Mana’

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Krewella keeps it multi-dimensional with chaotic visual pairing for recent single, ‘Mana’Krewella Mana

Krewella keeps it punchy in the accompanying music video for their newest single, “Mana.” The track itself features the duo’s empowering vocals, and the music video furthers their messaging about power, spirituality, and the duality of feminine and masculine with polarizing visuals.

“From the tribal tablas to the eerie vocal runs, folding in our Pakistani roots has been essential in our music-making process for many years now,” the sisters note in a press release. “The infusion of all these aspects is the future of Krewella that we are so honored to bring to the world.”

Viewers are immersed into a world that fluctuates between reality and fantasy while also taking elements from different cultures and time periods and blending them all into one. The video spins out of control into another dimension when the drop hits, pairing the visual with the audio experience in a chaotic conclusion. The “Mana” video perfectly encapsulates Krewella’s creative experimentation and globally inspired sound.

Adventure Club reunites with Krewella on their melodic dubstep collaboration with Crankdat, ‘Next Life’

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Adventure Club and Crankdat crafted a melodic chillstep concoction with heavy undertones in their collaborative “Next Life,” which additionally features Krewella. The tune is now available through Ultra Music. With Krewella’s signature soaring vocals, this track unearths a combination of artistry that’s new, yet familiar. Back in 2012, Adventure Club and Krewella released a dubstep mainstay “Rise & Fall,” gracing heavy bass fans with a more celestial version of the intense riddim scene.

Leighton James of Adventure Club said in a press release, “We’ve been huge fans of Crankdat, it’s really dope that we were finally able to link up and make this happen.There was something about the way the track was shaping up, that it just felt like the perfect time and track to have some of our oldest and dearest friends Krewella hop on and really complete the song.”

The Adventure Club duo are currently on their Death or Glory tour with support from some of bass music’s yearning talent such as Wooli, Riot Ten, ARMNHMR, Dirt Monkey, and more.

Saturday Night Session 013: Yves V teams up with KSHMR and Krewella for new release and crafts hour long high energy mix

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Few moments are more sacred than the reprieve Saturday night provides from the daily grind of school and work. Its importance is meant to be emphasized, and thus, a feature dedicated to “doing the night right” was born. Saturday Night Sessions are set around energizing mixes meant to get the party started. New or old, each episode has one cornerstone thing in similarity: they serve as the perfect backdrop for the weekend pregame.

Belgian born Yves V has been known for big room performances and progressive house hits for over ten years, and he’s found a way to adapt with the changing musical landscape to stay more relevant than ever. His weekly radio shows are the perfect backdrop for a Saturday night, and he is known for teaming up with unexpected artists for new releases to keep his sound fresh and innovative. His latest track, “No Regrets,” sees him join forces with KSHMR and Krewella to create a track that transports the listener to a far away place. The release is a fitting addition to KSHMR’s label Dharma with its exotic notes and high energy progressive drop.

Yves V talks about how the track came to be, saying, “I received the vocal and fell in love with it the first second I heard it! I sent a very raw demo to Niles (KSHMR) and after 30 minutes he already sent me two ideas back including the melody we’re now using on the track.” He continues, “So, everything went really fast because we were both so excited and Niles is without a doubt one of the most talented producers out there, so it’s an honor to work with him. I’m also super happy to have Krewella on the vocals. I’ve been a fan of what the girls have been doing for many many years.”

Having lived through electronic music’s many phases throughout the past 20 years, Yves V is excited about the prospect that previously below the radar genres are making a resurgence. With the commercialization of electronic music, pop has infiltrated the sound of mainstream electronic music, but the producer predicts that 2019 will bring back the diversification of electronic music and what is popular.

Yves V comments, “Artists are getting a lot more diverse, at least within EDM and the techno scenes.” He continues, “Those two may seem polar opposites, yes, but to hear EDM artists and headlining guys not just playing big room but playing hardstyle and old school house again really makes these events electric. Trance is making a huge comeback in techno and underground circles, too, it almost feels ‘cool’ again!”

The producer put together an hour long mix featuring his own releases and a variety of high energy tracks to keep the night moving and vibrant. When asked to describe what kind a Saturday night his Saturday Night Session will bring, he answers, “A night where you forget all your problems and just enjoy, lose yourself in the music and the energy! I hope you guys have as much fun listening to it, as I did making it…” The mix certainly does just that, and it’s the perfect complement to a party-filled evening.

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Do you have any artists you have not collaborated with that you would like to?

I would love to collaborate with Tiesto, he’s still at the top of his game and one of the reasons why I first became a DJ – he’s a living legend!

Who were some of your early influences, and what got you into electronic dance music in the first place?

I was totally into rock music when I was younger but my first introduction into electronic dance music was seeing Daft Punk at a festival. Not long after that, I started to buy my first vinyls and some of my influences back then were Jeff Mills, Dave Clark and Belgium trance DJ’s like Push.

How did your new track “No Regrets” come to be?

I received the vocal and fell in love with it the first second I heard it! I sent a very raw demo to Niles (KSHMR) and after 30 minutes he already sent me two ideas back including the melody we’re now using on the track. So, everything went really fast because we were both so excited and Niles is without a doubt one of the most talented producers out there, so it’s an honor to work with him. I’m also super happy to have Krewella on the vocals. I’ve been a fan of what the girls have been doing for many many years.

Is there a favorite city or venue that you like touring in?
So difficult to name one, there are so many beautiful and amazing places that I’ve been! Think Brazil is still one of my favourite countries, amazing crowds, good food, it really is a beautiful country with that carnival feel 24/7.

What are your hobbies outside of producing music?
Music is my hobby and passion but besides that I love to go to the gym, it’s so important for me to stay healhy on the road with both my body and my mind. I also like to think I’m a bit of a foodie, bright, punchy flavours and a good glass of wine? Heaven!

Are there any trends that you predict or changes coming to the electronic music scene in 2019?

That’s a very difficult question, I wish I could predict the future! Artists are getting a lot more diverse, at least within EDM and the techno scenes. Those two may seem polar opposites, yes, but to hear EDM artists and headlining guys not just playing big room but playing hardstyle and old school house again really makes these events electric. Trance is making a huge comeback in techno and underground circles, too, it almost feels “cool” again!

Favorite and least favorite food?

Favorite food: I’m in Mexico whilst I’m writing this so let’s say I could eat tacos everyday! 🙂
Least: Cheese

What kind of a Saturday Night is your mix getting us ready for?

A night where you forget all your problems and just enjoy, lose yourself in the music and the energy! I hope you guys have as much fun listening to it, as I did making it…

NMF Roundup: Audien remixes Calvin Harris, Armin van Buuren and Above & Beyond team up + more

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NMF Roundup: Audien remixes Calvin Harris, Armin van Buuren and Above & Beyond team up + moreArmin And Above Beyond

It’s most important day of the week: New Music Friday. With the overwhelming amount of tunes hitting the airwaves today, Dancing Astronaut has you covered with the latest edition of The Hot 25.

Gesaffelstein and Pharrell Williams top this week’s Hot 25 with their new collaboration, “Blast Off.” Audien layers on the nostalgia with a gorgeous remix of Calvin Harris and Rag’n’Bone Man, “Giant.” Above & Beyond and Armin van Buuren‘s mega-collab, “Show Me Love,” has finally hit the Armada airwaves, and Midnight Kids unveil a melody-packed remix of Gryffin‘s “Bye Bye.” Yellow Claw follow up their 2018 LP, New Blood, with a new single, “Give It To Me,” with Nonsens, and KSHMR joins forces with Krewella and Yves V for “No Regrets.” TOKiMONSTA releases a mellow new single with Ambré, “Strange Froot,” and W&W bring hardcore back with “The Light.” Sullivan King thanks fans for raging with a metal and dubstep-infused cover of Swedish House Mafia‘s iconic “Save The World,” and Fedde Le Grand puts his own spin on Loud Luxury‘s “Love No More.” 3LAU and Justin Caruso tap vocalist Iselin for a sugar-sweet new single, “Better With You,” and Varien covers Bring Me The Horizon’s “Can You Feel My Heart” with Andrew Zink. Fox Stevenson and Feint link on a new remix of Fox’s own “Out My Head,” and Steff da Campo reworks Galantis and OneRepublic‘s “Bones.”

As each week brings a succession of new music from some of electronic music’s biggest artists, here’s a selection of tracks that shouldn’t be missed this NMF.

Jauz finally announces full tracklist and release date for forthcoming 23-track concept album, ‘The Wise and The Wicked’

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Jauz has been relatively quiet and cryptic with his social media movements lately, though the LA-based producer has now broken his silence with an exciting update.  Fans can now move up to the edge of their seats with the official announcement of Jauz’ upcoming concept album The Wise and The Wicked, set to be released on August 31.

The “Squad Out” producer isn’t going with your average 12-track compilation and calling it a day, either. There will be 23 tracks on the album, and Jauz has structured them to fall within different ‘chapters’ because there will be three overarching themes to describe the album’s complexion. Jauz explained how and why he organized the album the way he did, stating,

“When I’m writing music, half of my brain wants to write fun, crazy bangers for parties, clubs, [festivals], etc. This is represented by ‘The Wicked.’ The other half of the time, I want to write emotional, intelligent, experimental music that feeds the ‘inner-artist’ in myself, which is represented by ‘The Wise.’ The middle ground, which is where I strive to really be, is a blend of the melodic, emotional parts of my music paired with high energy drops and climaxes. This is represented by ‘The United.’”

Collaborators on the album include Ducky, Krewella, and Adventure Club among many more. This is in addition to DJ Snake, Snails, and Example from releases “Gassed Up,” “Motherfuckers,” and “In The Zone” respectively that have already made their way out to fans in previous releases. The final track on the album, titled “Super Fly” featuring 666, is the last single that will be released before the full album is available.

NMF Roundup: Like Mike releases a solo track, Hardwell manufactures the next mainstage hit, and more

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Like Mike goes solo with new release “Rewind” with smooth vocals and pop chords. “Rewind” is the perfect smooth summer track that is sure to grace radio stations across the world.

Todd Heller brings pac man to music with gaming synths and interesting chord combinations with cutting drops in new release “Ride It.”

Melodic chords flow through Max Styler‘s latest commercial house release with Ella Boh’s captivating vocals.

Hardwell has created an absolutely tremendous production with newest track “Earthquake” with Harrison.

Oliver Tree combines house, rap, and a commanding electronic backdrop to create unique track “Movement.”

Madnap puts a future pop spin on Win and Woo’s “Chasing Tail.”

Duo Super8 & Tab team up for a new single “Burn” featuring Hero Baldwin, which will be a part of their upcoming album Reformation Part 2.

VIRTU remixed Mark Johns and Imad Royal’s “Heart Shaped Box,” which initially slows down the tempo but falls into a bass and dubstep infused crazy drop.

Xan Griffin is doing a Zodiac series where he releases a song based upon each sign. He has released “Taurus” featuring Tedy for the grounded and practical Taurus’s out there.

Gorgon City has created the next dance floor sensation with new release “Go Deep.”

Mike Williams tries his hand at Commercial House and succeeds in new track “Give It Up” with its catchy drop and compelling vocals.

Shaun Frank and Krewella make a formidable production trio given the quality of new release “Gold Wings.”

In an unlikely remix, Steve Aoki tries his hand at remixing Matoma‘s “Lonely.” His remix of the track adds a bouncy chord progression that is hard to get out of the listener’s head.

Ravell teams up with Jack Trades and BAER for house tune “Feelin’ You.”

Slushii proves his tracks will never lose their bounce in new song”Through the Night” featuring Hatsune Miku with its gaming synths and high pitched chords.

Dubstep fans can get their fix with KAI WACHI‘s new two track ICHOR EP.

Lost Kings go full on pop as they continue to experiment with genres in new song “When We Were Young.”

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Check out R3HAB & Lia Marie Johnson’s new single ‘The Wave’

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R3HAB is back with another major collaboration — this time, featuring the singer/songwriter gone viral Lia Marie Johnson. After releases with A-listers KSHMR and Krewella over the past few months, the Amsterdam native is able to target another huge fan base (other than his own) with Johnson’s massive YouTube following.

“The Wave” features captivating lyrics that’ll take listeners right into beach season, with a slower tempo that centers in on major-scaling piano chords, up-beat synths and looped, interchanging vocal-motifs. Both talents have proved their aptitude in catchy production techniques, and have certainly wielded their abilities in full for this single.

Lookas releases long-awaited ‘Lucid’ EP

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Following the success of “Eclipse” and Krewella collaboration, “Alarm,” Miami native Lookas has finally unveiled his debut 2018 Lucid EP on Monstercat, featuring the first two singles alongside a brand new track titled “On My Own.” Fans got a little taste of Lookas’ signature, hard-hitting sound on the first single, while the producer showcased his varied production talents on the next two.

On one end of the musical spectrum, “Alarm” demonstrates his capacity for a toned-down, pop sound while on the other end, Lookas accompanies a brand new track with a brand new sound, stepping into the world of future bass with captivating deep synths and vocal motifs.