Illenium‘s breakout arguably career occurred when the Denver-based melodic producer was named winner of Kaskade‘s “Disarm You” remix competition. Fast forward three years, and Nick Miller continues to rise to domination on the festival circuit — most recently bringing his Awake Tour to Dallas’ Lights All Night and San Diego’s OMFG! New Year’s Eve Festival.
While in Southern California, Miller awed his NYE crowd as he unleashed quite the heavy-hitting surprise during his notable Kaskade remix. Armed with an ODESZA-influenced trap style drop, followed by 808 kicks in halftime, the live video edit (above) is being dubbed Illenium’s VIP remix. In so doing, Illenium further poises himself as an artist focused on taking a living approach to his live performance, all the while proving that he’s not just interested in pressing play, but pushing the boundaries of his sound and experimenting with evolving styles.
Seth Troxler‘s devotion to the craft of techno production diverges a bit from his quirky behavior off the decks, but the Detroit-hailing DJ’s status as a production auteur is undeniable. Whether it be a recent headlining performance at Circoloco in Ibiza on New Year’s Day or at Germany’s fabled Timewarp Festival last April, Troxler has been known to perplex crowds with cutting-edge sets; the myriad tracks in his record collection is boundless.
Now, Troxler has released the first edition of his ‘In Hindsight’ mix. The mix is a live recording from an undisclosed 2017 gig, and features a flock of unrecognizable tracks. “Recordings of some of my favourite gigs this year,” reads the description on his SoundCloud page. “Not saying where they are from but if you were there I’m sure you know.”
With coming performances at Dirtybird Campout East, Pitch Music Festival, Ultra, and a plethora of unreleased dates, Troxler is heading into the new year with steam. “Part 1. Keep an eye out on my Soundcloud during next few days,” reads the description, foreshadowing similar mixes in the future.
Adam Beyer hit the Vienna Boiler Room decks in late November with an over three-hour-long mix of tantalizing techno and electro. The auditory journey that unfolded is now available for listeners to revel in.
At the helm of the Drumcode label boss’ ever-flourishing career, Beyer was joined by the experimental Hypnobeat duo — which is comprised of James Dean Brown and Helena Hauff. Hypnobeat was originally intended as a one-off solo live show by James Dean Brown at Serendip Festival, held in Paris in 2012, but it has since sustained itself and transformed into a celebrated, eclectic venture. It truly evolved as an act when Hauff joined in 2013.
Presently, the two aid Beyer in a true 808-odyssey with their polyrhythmic approach. Hypnobeat backs up Beyer in their experimental grandeur, truly taking the mix “Into The Dark.”
As the Stockholm-heavyweight serves up his polished brand of techno that’s propelled him as one of the genre’s most-sought-after acts, it becomes readily apparent why his reign as a supreme player in the genre maintains itself after all these years.
Those questioning whether electronic music producers are “real musicians” say no more, because Daktyl is here to silence naysayers. The UK-born, LA-based artist performed his track “Unseen,” a selection from his The Act of Hesitation EP, live with instrumentals while JJ Draper performed vocals. The producer plays the guitar, the keyboard, the xylophone, a MIDI controller, and pad among other instruments during the performance — in addition, he also provides some vocal contributions of his own.
To say the performance is a spectacle would be an understatement, as Daktyl displays mastery of more than six instruments throughout the course of the video. Daktyl will be on the road with Big Wild this winter where fans will be able to see him perform live.
Hailing from London, tech house mastermind, Weiss, has gifted listeners with his set from Dirtybird Campout West. Exclusively available on Dancing Astronaut, Weiss’ hour and a half performance includes tracks from Alexander Pierce, Marquis Hawkes, Jesse Perez, as well as many of his own originals. The mix features seamless transitions, diverse song selections, and ongoing energy that will have listeners grooving along to deep waves of bass and striking rhythmic patterns.
Weiss has garnered support for his distinct house sound that features prominent percussion, intriguing vocal samples, and enthralling progressions. His next show is this upcoming weekend at Bar Basic in San Diego. With an eclectic array of tracks from a collection of different artists, Weiss’ Dirtybird Campout West set is one not to miss out on.
For those looking to head out to St. Cloud, Florida, for Dirtybird Campout East in February, limited tickets are on-sale now here.
Just weeks after a huge performance at Liquicity London, British drum & bass producer Muzzy has unleashed his memorable set to the world. The 58-minute set is packed with Muzzy IDs, VIP mixes, and drum & bass heaters from the likes of The Prototypes and Netsky.
Along with playing the iconic festival, Muzzy also released a collaboration with Koven and Feint on Monstercat this month. This year saw him release a fiery EP, Spectrum, and build momentum for 2018 with festival performances and tour dates across the world.
2017 Liquicity Set Track List
Muzzy – ID Eptic – Watch Yo Back A.M.C & Turno – Black Jungle G Dub – Back In Business Topi – Got To Be North Base – Third Eye (feat. Harry Shotta) TC – Get Down Low A.M.C & Turno – Ice Cold Muzzy & Protostar – ID Muzzy – ID Drumsound & Bassline Smith – Cobra VIP Muzzy – Crescendo Hedex – OMG Muzzy – Crescendo (Headphone Heaven Bootleg) Drumsound & Bassline Smith – Thug Muzzy – Lost Forever VIP Muzzy – Spectrum VIP A.M.C & The Clamps – Prince Of Darkness Black Sun Empire & State Of Mind – Until The World Ends (Mind Vortex Remix) Muzzy – Back To You VIP The Prototypes & Prolix – Enter The Void Muzzy – Insignia VIP Insideinfo – Renegade (feat. Jakes) Upgrade – Blow Flite – Ghost In The Shell Delta Heavy – Kill Room Andy C – What Bass Macky Gee & DJ Phantasy – Let It Shine A.M.C & Turno – Fever Muzzy – Children Of Hell VIP High Maintenance – Destiny The Prototypes – Levelz TC – Tap Ho (A.M.C Remix) Tantrum Desire – Grimm Culture Shock – Pandemic Mind Vortex – Future Fold VIP A.M.C – Thor VIP Muzzy – Break Away Netsky – Higher (The Prototypes Remix) Metrik – Fatso VIP Dimension – Beg & Borrow TC & Metrik – The Light (A.M.C Remix) Muzzy – Play (feat. UK:ID) Erb N Dub & North Base – Punk Rock Muzzy – Get Crazy Demo & Cease – Ladies Night (Drumsound & Bassline Smith VIP) K Motionz – Survive Turno – Invaderz K Motionz – Round Ere Noisia – Tentacles (Teddy Killerz Remix) A.M.C – Pulse Beam Snails & Pegboard Nerds – Deep In The Night (Muzzy Remix) LAXX – Step Three (Hamilton Remix) DJ S.K.T ft. Rae – Take Me Away (Andy C Remix) Delilah – Go (S.P.Y Remix) Muzzy – Outsiders (feat. Charlotte Haining) Rene Lavice – Back Koven – Eternal & You (Muzzy Remix)
In fact, her innate structure itself shines in her all-encompassing M.O. Mija is currently in the midst of taking her Fk A Genre tour far and wide and perfectly encapsulating its celebratory ethos was her Dirtybird Campout takeover. During the set, Mija collaborated with friends Ryan Forever, Ardalan, Mark Starr, and Deux Yeux.
Between Ardalan’s gritty house sound, to Mark Starr’s future Bay Area heat, or Deux Yeux’s cutting edge bass tones, Fk A Genre proved a feverish fusion all the birds flocked towards.
Now, fans can relish in her Bass Lodge takeover via her off-kilter two-hour set, and look forward to another offering of greatness when Mija performs at the East Coast Campout which takes place February 2-4 in St. Cloud Florida.
Daft Punk’s 2007 Alive tour indisputably changed dance music for eternity.
Serving as a pivotal moment for live performances, fans relish in the opportunity to get even a glimpse at the pyramidal magic. At last, full concert footage has been compiled, sourced, and synched with HD audio courtesy of Vimeo user Xero Foxx from the Paris leg of the duo’s tour.
The robots kick off the occasion at the Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy with “Robot Rock” and dive into a multitude of other seminal hits like “Around the World,” “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger,” “One More Time,” and more.
As the robot’s greatly speculated live return remains to be seen, it seems footage like this will have to do, for now.
From his glitchy hit with Ookay, “Lighthouse,” to his newly released EP, For Fox Sake, Fox Stevenson has had yet another incredible year. The English artist has garnered widespread support for his unique liquid drum and bass sound as well as his stunning vocals and creative lyrics. His production skill has only become more seasoned with technique over the years, and his live performances are always unforgettable.
Over the summer, he performed at Liquicity Festival in The Netherlands, and the hour-and-a-half performance is now available for listeners everywhere. His Liquicity Festival set is full of surprises — from many debuted IDs to an array of his own originals, Fox Stevenson maintains high energy and anticipation throughout the set. With seamless transitions, excellent song selection, and unrelenting enthusiasm, Fox Stevenson gives fans a taste for what’s to come in future shows.
‘The world’s “largest floating dance music festival,” Groove Cruise recently wrapped up another installment in its Miami party series, sailing to a Coco Cay Private Island and Nassau in the Bahamas as more than 50 artists set the tone for the trip, delivering sets that would form the cruise’s collective soundtrack.
Thomas Jack, one of Groove Cruise’s headliners, stunned all aboard with an ambient house set five-and-a-half-hours in duration. Rife with clean rhythms and seamless transitions, the set had surfaced in recorded form as a sensuous sampling of the late night” approach to house music mixing that has characterized Jack’s summer stint as a Hï Ibiza resident.
A luxuriant exposition of Jack’s progression as a live performer, the set is sure to make all listeners grateful that the performance has been recorded and released, rather than forever anchored in the evening of Jack’s 2017 appearance on the Groove Cruise.