Shlohmo fashions smooth new mix, ‘For Tha Summer’

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Illustrious indie hip-hop producer Shlohmo has provided his followers with a gift to celebrate Summer’s arrival: a 30-minute minimix packed with brand new edits. He takes on a multitude of singles that have been all over the radio the past year, including Future’s “Mask Off” and “Black Beatles” by Rae Sremmurd, and transforms them into his smooth brand of bass.

Each piece flows perfectly into the next, creating a dreamy and well-crafted mix whose mellow nature indeed fits the season it was made for. Hopefully, the remixes played out during the mix will be seeing official releases in the near future.

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Lucas & Steve get us ready for Tomorrowland with an exclusive warmup mix

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In preparation for one of the world’s most esteemed dance music festivals, Lucas & Steve have stepped behind the decks to weave an exclusive Tomorrowland warmup mix for Dancing Astronaut readers. The Dutch duo are known for their 2016 single “Calling On You,” featuring Jake Reese, in addition to collaborating with and remixing tracks of artists such as Sam Feldt, Bassjackers, and Felix Jaehn.

The mix starts off on a soothing note, focused on deep house and smooth vocals before transitioning into a more upbeat house blend, culminating with enough energy to reflect the electrifying essence of Tomorrowland.

This year’s edition of the Belgian festival is set to span two weekends: July 21-23 and July 28-30.

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Must Listen: hear Diplo, Jauz, & Alison Wonderland’s epic B2B from EDC 2017

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Of all the FOMO-inducing sets to crop up on EDC‘s star studded lineup, one in particular seemed to be a once in a lifetime occurrence; tucked between sets from Above & Beyond and mainstage virgin Dillon Francis was a three way back to back with Alison Wonderland, Diplo, and Jauz.

Though those three come from seemingly disparate ends of the dance music spectrum, their set lived up to the impossible hype. Throughout their hour the producers cycled through VIP edits of their own hits alongside a fair crop of random throwback tracks from the past few decades like Akon’s “I Wanna Fuck You,” DJ Casper’s “Cha Cha Slide,” and even some classic Spice Girls.

Somehow, their triplicate effort yielded a eclectic but cohesive result, that was more purely fun than almost anything the weekend had to offer festival goers at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

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The Radar 90: Mixed by Superpoze

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Superpoze might not be a superstar just yet, but this French talent is certainly one to keep a look out for. Having began his tenure in the music world as a classically trained artist and multi-instrumentalist, he’s spent the past half decade carefully cultivating his electronic career with a series of releases and live appearances that leave those happening upon him highly impressed and wanting to hear more.

In particular, a standout feature of Superpoze’s performances is that he showcases the full breadth of his talent by using actual instruments and a hybrid setting of sorts rather than simply DJing. The result feels almost like a Kiasmos, Jon Hopkins or Stephan Bodzin show – immersive as ever, profoundly melodic, and, in general, he fosters nouveau-classical atmosphere that can please music enthusiasts across multiple generations.

Fans can now revel in a special Radar mix the burgeoning producer has provided – a true journey through sentimental and sweeping soundscapes that are stitched tidily together for a truly awe-inspiring hour. Additionally, he also took some time out of his schedule to discuss his musical upbringing and creative process. Peruse below while listening along to the melodies he puts forth.


1. Superpoze – Azur
2. John Talabot – Voices
3. Adesse Versions – Pressured
4. Superpoze – Gleam
5. The xx – A Violent Noise (Four Tet Remix)
6. Parple – Sacred
7. Cosmin TRG – Vertigo (Tale of Us & Fango Remix)
8. Dark Sky – Em Cy
9. Daniel Schmidt – And the Darkest Hour is Just Before Dawn



Do you think your classical training/instrumentation has made you a more well rounded musician?

Classical training allows me to understand what I feel when I’m making music. It makes it easier. When I feel ‘this’ should happen I know which note or which chord [it takes to make] ‘this.’ If you want to use a word you’ve heard, it is always good to know how to write it.

Do you generate your own samples and sounds? What’s your process there?

I mostly record my own sounds, percussion, synthesizers, etc. and sometimes I use those as samples. I record a sound, do something I like with it, and then I treat this recording as an external sample. I pitch it, make slices, and make something new with it.

I do this to create a conversation between me and myself. I’m playing chess alone.

Why do you choose to perform so many elements of your music live?

I need to create accidents during a live set. When strange things happens live—this is the most exciting moment of a concert. If everything is written, you can enjoy it, but I don’t want to miss this moment when the audience and the artist are both surprised by the sound.

When did you start making music and how? In general, but also specifically electronic music.

I was a music student from 6 to 14 years old. I studied classical percussion, played in a lot of teenage bands in my hometown and I started to record music on my computer when I was 18. I first started with sample-based tracks and when I got my first synthesizer, I started to record my first album Opening, which came out when I was 22.

What is your process for making such nuanced and layered tracks? Where does it start and where does it end?

I definitely takes a lot of time to make music—and I follow time’s arrow. I don’t start a song with a hook and then look for an introduction, an end, etc.. I always start at the first second and then develop it until I feel the sound should stop.

Who are some people whose work you really appreciate or are inspired by?

I love the music of Moondog, Talk Talk, Jon Hopkins, and Nosaj Thing among a lot of other artists.

Stream Dillon Francis’ full set from EDC 2017

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Dillon Francis has just released the official audio of his 90-minute set from the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Tapped as one of EDC’s main stage headliners this year, Dillon teased a sneak preview of his set ahead of the festival, generating considerable hype around Dillon’s performance. Unsurprisingly, the “Say Less” producer surpassed all expectations, delivering one of the biggest outings of his career.

The set features an eclectic selection of music, covering a colorful variety of genres, including numerous moombahton cuts, weaved into a barrage of trap and house selects. Dillon Francis also used his main stage platform to crowd test a heavy helping of remixes, bootlegs, and unreleased new material from his forthcoming independent album. Stream the entire set and grab the free download below:

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Listen to Illenium’s latest ‘Ashes To Ashes’ mix

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Admired bass music producer Illenium is at the cutting edge of the future bass paradigm shift that seems to have established a tight hold on the electronic music world. A pivotal factor in his rise to a festival headliner is his pioneering future bass style and impressive sound design.

Illenium’s latest musical work is a digression from his multitude of hit singles — a new entry in his Ashes to Ashes mix series, his first such in over a year. The predominantly future bass and dubstep compilation features a range of big names such as Virtual Riot, Boombox Cartel, and remixes of Porter Robinson and Kaskade. Interestingly the mix also features a couple of unreleased Illenium tracks as well, “Crawl Outta Love” and a remix of Angel & Airwaves’ “The Adventure.” What’s more, the producer said this mix is specially made for those who will be heading to Electric Forest this weekend. As if those headed to Rothbury, Michigan weren’t lucky enough as is.


Eden – And
Trivecta – Shatterpoint
Osvaldorio – She’s Lonely
Dabin – Lilith (ft. Apashe & Madi)
Illenium – Crawl Outta Love (ft. Annika Wells) (UNRELEASED)
Kasbo – Found You (ft. Chelsea Cutler)
Opia – Falling (Whethan Redo)
Porter Robinson – Flicker (Citylights Remix)
Away – Sleepwalker (ft. London Thor)
Direct & Elliot Berger – Anticipation
Kaskade – Disarm You (Illenium Remix)
Scott – Porcelain (Away Remix)
Boombox Cartel – Phoenix
Virtual Riot – Never Let Me Go
Dabin & Koven – Revenant
Angels & Airwaves – The Adventure (Illenium Remix) UNRELEASED


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Eric Prydz shows off unreleased music from his alter-egos on new EPIC Radio

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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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Stream EDC Day 3 sets from REZZ, Alison Wonderland b2b Diplo b2b Jauz and more

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While the final day under the electric sky at EDC Las Vegas has come to a close, exclusive sets are now live from the likes of Rezz, K?D, Ookay, Marshmello, Slander and of course the highly anticipated Alison Wonderland b2b Diplo b2b Jauz, amongst many more. This year’s stacked lineup of over 230 artists was accompanied by boutique sets at art car stages run by Brownies & Lemonade, Desert Hearts, Monstercat, Psytribe and TrapNation.

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Revisit Skream’s first Essential Mix on its 10th anniversary

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Few genres have had as dramatic an evolution over time as that of dubstep. The aggressive, often cacophonous LFO wails which have come to define dubstep’s public perception since 2010 are a far cry from the gritty, subdued beats and dub samples which characterized its early days.

There is no single person who better epitomizes dubstep’s nascent stage than Skream. Though Oliver Jones currently presides as one of the most compelling artists in the house and techno circuit, the taste-making chameleon is widely considered to be one of the genre’s primary progenitors.

In 2005, Jones released “Midnight Request Line,” a song regarded by many as the first dubstep track ever produced. Two years later, as dubstep became an indomitable force in the UK, Skream provided the first proper dubstep Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1.

Today, June 17, 2017, Skream’s debut Essential Mix turns 10 years old. At just 21 years old, Jones introduced the world to the most malleable genre of the era. Throughout the two-hour set, the British DJ offered a crash course in dubstep, rinsing tracks from some influential figures such as Coki, Rusko, and Benga in addition to a comprehensive selection from his own catalogue.

It’s easy to see why Pete Tong refers to Skream as “the sound of dubstep” during the broadcast: at times menacing and at times sedate, his 2007 Essential Mix dutifully encapsulates the essence of the genre in its purest form.

Tracklist (Via BBC):

Skream – ‘Hedd Banger’ (Dub)
Skream – ‘Percression’ (Dub)
Skream – ‘Shake It’ (Dub)
Skream – ‘Hurt Them’ (Dub)
Skream – ‘Movin Snarez’ (Disfigured Dubz)
Mark Ashken – ‘Size 3’ (Skream mix) (Leftroom)
Skream N Clue Kid – ‘SandSnake’ (Disfigured Dubz)
Skream – ‘Lemon’ (Dub)
Warrior Queen – ‘Take Time’ (Dub)
Skream – ‘Chest Boxin’ (Tempa)
Skream – ‘Dubbers Anonnymous’ (Tempa)
Skream – ‘2D’ (Tempa)
Zinc featuring Slarta John – ‘Flim’ (Skream mix) (Dub)
Coki – Untitled (Big Apple Music)
Skream/Mala – ‘Anti-Tapped’ (Dub)
Unknown – ‘Alicia’ (white)
Skream – ‘Nemesis’ (Dub)
Skream – ‘The Line’ (Dub)
Skream – ‘Tortured Soul’ (Tempa)
Benga – ‘Skunk Tip’ (Skream mix) (Tempa)
Skream – ‘Skwelcha’ (Dub)
Skream – ‘ Sine-Us’ (Dub)
Distance – ‘Nightvision’ (Skream mix) (Dub)
Black Ghost – ‘Find Some Way’ (Skream N Plastician Refix) (Southern Fried)
Rusko – ‘Jah Hova’ (Sub Soldiers)
Skream – ‘Losin Control’ (Tempa)
Magnetic Man – ‘What’s Happenin?’ (Dub)
Coki – ‘Blood Thirst’ (Dub)
Skream – ‘Wobble That Gut’ (Dub)
Slazenger – ‘8ate Ball’ (white)
Skream ft Warrior Queen – ‘Check It’ (Tempa)
Coki – ‘Sponge Bob’ (Big Apple)
Skream – ‘Oskillata’ (Dub)
Skream – ‘Murdera’ (Dub)
Neon Hitch – ‘Derek’ (BiPolarMen Refix) (The Beats)
Skream – ‘Make Me’ (Distance Remix) (Dub)
Seventeen Evergreen – ‘Ensoniq’ (BiPolarMen Refix) (Dub)
Skream – ‘Krash’ (Dub)
Skream – ‘Midnight Request Line’ (Tempa)
Skream – ‘C.R.O Dub’ (Dub)
Klaxons – ‘Not Over Yet’ (Skream mix) (EMI)
Benga – Untitled (white)

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EDC Warm Up: Hannah Rad dives into iconic EDM from its golden age

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EDM’s second and biggest commercial boom to date began around 2010, leading to highly increased visibility for both the artists involved in bringing electronic to the mainstream and the music they created, which had been considered forward-thinking at the time. It was truly a “Golden Age” of sorts, with Swedish House Mafia, Knife Party, David Guetta, and more leading the charts with singles that are still fondly looked back upon over half a decade later.

New York-based radio personality and DJ Hannah Rad has chosen to look back at this time ahead of her hosting duties with Red Bull in streaming this year’s EDC. She created a special playlist filled with hits that dominated the main stage at EDC and festivals everywhere upon their release, taking listeners on a nostalgic ride through pieces like “Internet Friends,” “Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat,” and more. The selections are, indeed, veritable party starters.

On her playlist, Rad states, “I chose these songs because they represent the biggest and brashest sounds from the past few electronic-leading years. Bigger is always better and way radder when it comes to EDC… plus a little throwback Guetta to quiet you down after a long ravey weekend never hurt anyone!”

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