Five Loud Luxury cuts to throw on rotation ahead of the duo’s performance at NYC’s Marquee Nightclub

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Loud Luxury clinched the attention of the musical mainstream with the release of their undeniable hit, “Body.” Armed with an animated lyrical hook and an equally vivacious beat well suited for open-air dancing, “Body” quickly became a sonic sensation. The single catapulted the Canadian duo, comprised of Andrew Fedyk and Joe Depace, into musical centrality. Loud Luxury has gotten mileage out of “Body”: the tune earned Fedyk and Depace the 2019 Juno Award for “Dance Recording of the Year” and attracted remixes from a number of adept electronic entities like Dzeko and Ørjan Nilsen.

“Body” and its widespread acclaim, however, is but one part of the ongoing sonic narrative of Loud Luxury. Dancing Astronaut takes Loud Luxury listeners beyond “Body,” to highlight five inclusions of Loud Luxury’s catalog that are veritable playlist staples. Listeners can catch Loud Luxury live from NYC’s Marquee Nightclub on May 3.


Joji – “SLOW DANCING IN THE DARK (Loud Luxury Remix)”

Singer-songwriter Joji experimented with indie sound on his ruminative release, “SLOW DANCING IN THE DARK.” Whereas Joji’s original aches, Loud Luxury’s take on the tune dulls the emotional edge that Joji cuts. Loud Luxury equip “SLOW DANCING IN THE DARK” with a quicker pace and a build aided by trumpeting synths to re-imagine the production with a dance personality.

Loud Luxury & Marc Noir – “Maze”

“Body” wasn’t the beginning. Loud Luxury convened with Marc Noir for the 2014 single, “Maze.” One of the earliest releases of Loud Luxury’s career, “Maze” taps into the anthemic big room sound that best befits festival sets. The track’s use of momentous builds and drops yields an adrenaline spiking audibly intended to be played at the highest possible volume.

Loud Luxury“Fill Me In”

The lyrical narrative of “Fill Me In” tells the story of two smitten lovers who attempt to evade their parents’ notice when they sneak off to rendezvous. The lyrical content of the track effects a certain sense of speculative narrative drama that is complemented by the tune’s deep tone. The ponderous, cinematic nature of the song derives in part from the lyrics, and from the deep house leaning low-seated synths. Bold piano notes vary the tone.

Borgeous & Loud Luxury – “Going Under”

Loud Luxury worked alongside Borgeous to produce 2016’s “Going Under.” “Going Under” graced the track list of Borgeous’ album released the same year, 13. The buoyant track touts a tropical sound. The lightness of the tune’s tone contrasts with the song’s lyrical content, which traces the not so subtle demise of a relationship.

Charlie Puth ft Kehlani“Done For Me (Loud Luxury Remix)”

In 2018, Loud Luxury extended their effervescent sound to Charlie Puth‘s pop effort, “Done For Me.” Loud Luxury add bold piano chords in their version of Puth’s Kehlani feature, and speed things up just slightly to add a danceable quality to the rework not present in the original. The dark synths that characterize “Body” resurface in this revamp, and can be found at the remix’s drops.

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Cardi B, Skrillex, Kygo, Tiësto, and more top phase one of 2019 VELD lineup

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Cardi B, Skrillex, Kygo, Tiësto, and more top phase one of 2019 VELD lineupDjsnake Veld

A veteran of Toronto’s electronic events circuit, VELD Music Festival will bring a balance of dance and hip-hop acts to Downsview Park for the the festival’s 2019 iteration. The first phase of the two-day affair’s lineup features headliners Cardi B, Skrillex, Kygo, and Tiësto. Alesso, Loud Luxury, Zeds Dead, 3LAU, Ekali, FISHER, Shiba San, and Gryffin comprise just another handful of VELD’s additional electronic talent.

On the hip-hop end, VELD so far is locked to see performances from Kodak Black, Jaden Smith, Rich the Kid, and Ski Mask the Slump God, among others. While the star power is evidently in no short supply from start to finish of the phase-one lineup, more remains, as VELD has promised to reveal succeeding phases over the next few months. The all-ages event will take place on August 3 and 4. Tickets to the festival are now available, here.

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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.

Lollapalooza Berlin announces lineup featuring Swedish House Mafia, Twenty One Pilots, Martin Garrix + more

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Lollapalooza Berlin will return to the German capital city for its fifth year, running September 7-8, 2019. The festival, which takes place in Olympic Stadium and Olympic Park, has released its lineup, donning a diverse range of acts. Swedish House Mafia will make an appearance, adding to their list of tour stops, coming on board as co-headliners of the festival. Other headliners include Martin Garrix, Kings of Leon, Kraftklub, Twenty One Pilots, and an additional act yet to be announced. Martin Garrix will be bringing his STMPD Rcrds stage to the festival, which will showcase a variety of artists involved with the label.

More electronic music acts heading to Berlin include Don Diablo, Alan Walker, Loud Luxury, Gryffin and more. These artists will be juxtaposed with performances ranging from Khalid to Hozier, giving fans plenty to look forward to. Tickets are now on sale.

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Hakkasan reveals pool season opening dates, WET Republic lineup featuring Martin Garrix, Tiësto, Loud Luxury and more

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Pool season is officially upon us.

Worldwide hospitality giant Hakkasan Group, has delivered the dates and official lineup for this year’s daylife debauchery at WET Republic. The pool parties begin on March 8, drawing a stellar cast of talent for the 2019 lineup. Parties will run every weekend, with grand opening weekend officially designated for May 3 – 5.  Las Vegas’ favorite power players—Tiësto, Calvin Harris, Martin Garrix, and ZEDD— will soundtrack posh poolside festivities, along with a handful of exciting newcomers.

Among them is Loud Luxury, the Canadian college friends turned chart-topping DJ duo, who have officially acquired their first residency with Hakkasan. The residency includes performances at Hakkasan Nightclub, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, OMNIA Nightclub, WET REPUBLIC. The deal slaps them on event calendars alongside top-tier talent like Cash CashSteve AokiNGHTMRE, and more through 2019.

For the full lineup and tickets, click here. 

Loud Luxury curate fiery Orbit playlist ahead of Prime Music Festival

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Talk about a career breakthrough.

Canadian duo Loud Luxury has quickly risen to stardom in 2018, as their hit single “Body” became the song of the summer and garnered millions of streams worldwide. The LA-based producers followed up their success with “Love No More” featuring Anders (their second consecutive Armada release), which has been gaining significant traction.

With their music popping off, the duo have taken North America by storm, supporting the likes of Knife Party, Illenium, and Cheat Codes as well as an Electric Zoo 10th anniversary performance. Now, they’ll take their talents to Lansing, Michigan for Prime Music Festival the weekend of September 14-15. The lineup includes a diverse roster of hip-hop acts, including Russ, Tyga, and Lil Skies, while adding in fellow dance music pioneers like Diplo, 3LAU, and Lost Kings.

To fuel the excitement, Loud Luxury has curated their very own Orbit Spotify playlist exclusively for Dancing Astronaut. In addition to their own discography, fans will recognize some 2018 gems that consist of tracks like Tiesto‘s big room mix of “Jackie Chan,” the heater from DJ Snake & Mercer, “Let’s Get Ill,” Malaa‘s latest single “Bling Bling,” and more.

For tickets and more info, head to the Prime Music Festival website.

Loud Luxury return to Armada with infectious single, ‘Love No More’

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Loud Luxury return to Armada with infectious single, ‘Love No More’Loud Luury Love No More Armada

Loud Luxury keeps on cruising at high altitude with a ridiculously catchy new single, “Love No More,” via the mighty Armin Van Buuren‘s Armada imprint. The radio-ready track features perfectly in pocket vocals by Toronto based crooner, anders. “Love No More” is sure to continue the wave Loud Luxury made when they dropped their smash hit “Body” last fall. In the past year, the track has racked up hundred of millions of streams on Spotify alone. It remains to be seen if their latest release can match those numbers, but it’s got all the ingredients to make a similar run.

The groove sets in without a kick drum in sight, with a stuttering pluck melody pushing anders’ super smooth verse along. The chorus doubles as a build, with Loud Luxury’s trademark squelchy bass sounds powering the track forward. Savvy vocal chops and bombastic horn stabs complete a high-octane break. The short but sugary sweet single perfectly toes the line between club weapon and radio play.

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Tim Gunter flips Loud Luxury’s ‘Body’

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Tim Gunter flips Loud Luxury’s ‘Body’Tim Gunter Press Photo

Texas-born Tim Gunter is giving fans exactly what they want in 2018, following up a Chainsmokers remix with an upbeat, hour-long summer mix. Hailing from Austin, the DJ/producer continues this success streak in flipping Loud Luxury‘s Billboard Top 10 hit “Body.” According to the edit’s SoundCloud description, Gunter’s been ready to drop this one for a while, and now its finally seeing the light of day:

“Made this flip for my sets and people liked it so much I decided to put it out. Shout out to Loud Luxury for making this bop.”

The edit takes all the catchy, melodic elements of Loud Luxury’s original work and elevates them to new heights, with a high-octane, multi-layered future bass drop. The edit was designed for Gunter’s live performances, and as one can imagine, when played for a crowd, the new “Body” remix bound to turn heads. According to Billboard, the original has finally reached Top 10 status on the Hot Dance/Electronic songs chart. This was a slow journey, as Loud Luxury’s hit track had been climbing the charts for 37 weeks. With a fresh perspective from Tim Gunter, expect the track’s charting shelf-life to be extended well into the end of summer.

Breakaway Music Festival announces two feverous lineups for Columbus & Grand Rapids

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Prime Social Group is back with their biggest unveil to date. Now boasting nine festivals under the Breakaway, Prime, Haunted Fest, and #Fest brands, PSG’s elevating the supreme curation the brand’s been exploring at the intersection of hip-hop and electronic music. This year, Breakaway Music Festival serves as an outright testament to the booking that’s taking the industry by storm.

The festival will return to Grand Rapids’ Belknap Park on August 24 & 25 and Columbus’ Mapfre Stadium on August 24–26, expanding into a three-day festival installment for the first time ever.

Columbus’ Breakaway Music Festival Columbus welcomes the Grammy-nominated DJ and producer Kaskade, live electronic innovators ODESZA, the modern 4/4 master Chris Lake, OWSLA’s own bass champion Ekali, Phantoms, Kayzo, and more. Columbus will also invite some of contemporary music’s most in-demand acts including pop maverick Halsey, Khalid, and Quinn XCII.

Breakaway Music Festival Grand Rapids will also host ODESZA, as well as Borgeous, NGHTMRE, Migos, and many, many more.

As PSG’s booking outreach continues, Breakaway Music Festival will only continue to serve as an emblem of the brand’s coveted understanding of its young audience.

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Electric Zoo announces ferocious phase two line-up additions: Alesso, Tiësto, Chris Lorenzo, Destructo, and more

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Made Event‘s titanic New York-based festival, Electric Zoo, is celebrating its tenth birthday this Labor Day Weekend, August 31st–September 2nd. To mark the momentous double-digit occasion, the wildlife-themed event has added two more headlining artists in Alesso and Tiësto to join the star-studded cast of talent that already tops the 2018 bill: KaskadeMarshmelloMartin Garrix, and Virtual Self.

Other notable acts joining on phase two include: Alexander Lewis, Bonnie x Clyde, Boogie T, Chris Lorenzo, Chuurch, Crankdat, Destructo, DNMO, Dubfire, G Jones, Habstrakt, Jauz, Kayzo, Lost Frequencies, Luzcid, Medasin, Party Favor, Petey Clicks, Space Jesus, Spencer Brown, Squnto, Stööki Sound, Whipped Cream, and YehMe2.

Electric Zoo’s ‘Big 10’ birthday bash will feature additional stages curated by Anjunabeats, Deadbeats, Hyperhouse, and Sunday School.

Tickets to Electric Zoo are currently on sale to the general public, and can be purchased here.

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