Dim Mak drops fully loaded “Greatest Hits 2017” compilation [Stream]

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Dim Mak’s fashion label made its New York Fashion Week debut in February. The brand showcased a series of looks in its high-end men’s streetwear line, in what would exemplify Dim Mak’s versatility. Just as the models sporting the carefully styled ensembles reconvene on the runway together at a fashion show’s end for one final, exhibitory strut, the Steve Aoki-spearheaded label performs a similar move in its Greatest Hits 2017 compilation, collecting 23 standout tracks for one final stride across 2017’s musical ‘runway.’

Tailored with genre diversity in mind, the sonic design of “Greatest Hits 2017” spans a myriad of different sounds, ranging from mellow future bass bops to high energy trap slammers. Boasting releases from label heavyweights Keys N Krates, BROHUG, Laidback LukeHenry Fong, and more, “Greatest Hits 2017” is a dynamic reflection of Dim Mak’s 2017 movement.

 

 

Dim Mak Greatest Hits 2017: Originals Tracklist
1. Prince Fox “Just Call (feat. Bella Thorne)”
2. Sam F “Limitless (feat. Sophie Rose)”
3. Keys N Krates & KRANE “Right Here”
4. QUIX “Riot Call (feat. Nevve)”
5. BROHUG “Droppers”
6. Borgeous & MORTEN  “Hold Up”
7. MAKJ & Max Styler “Knock Me Down (feat. Elayna Boynton)”
8. Laidback Luke & Made In June “Paradise (feat. Bright Lights)”
9. Garmiani “Shine Good (feat. Julimar Santos)”
10. Rain Man & MAX “Do You Still Feel?”
11. KRANE “Nobody But You”
12. Boehm “Outside of the Lines (feat. Laurell)”
13. Viceroy “Improvise (feat.Tom Aspaul)”
14. Not Your Dope “Indestructible (feat. MAX)”
15. Dirtyphonics “Boombox”
16. Riot Ten “Rail Breaker (feat. Rico Act)”
17. Paris Blohm “When The Lights Go Out (feat. LINNEY)”
18. Marnik & Miami Blue “Matador (feat. Marano)”
19. Matroda “BO$$”
20. Henry Fong “Young Hearts (feat. Nyla & Stylo G)”
21. Noise Cans “Standing (feat. ASTR)”
22. Stooki Sound “Burbs (feat. Bok Nero)”
23. Max Styler “Secrets (feat. CXLOE)”

 

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The Hot 25: January 5, 2018

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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.

This week’s playlist kicks off 2018 with a number of blazing original works from Lane 8, Ekali & ZHU, and Showtek & Moby. Kayzo continues the cascade of single releases from his forthcoming debut album with the title track, “Overload,” full of snarling synths and stabbing bass. Amongst this week’s best remixes, Cavego gives Hotel Garuda and Lemaitre’s “Dancing On The Moon” a frothy spin while Codes takes Martin Garrix and David Guetta‘s “So Far Away” into pumping house territory. Next, MGMT re-emerges with a downtempo indie-electronic gem, “Hand It Over.” Finally, rising newcomer, Galactic Marvl, continues to impress with his extraterrestrial single, “Do It To Me.”

The Heat of the Week: Lane 8 – Coming Back To You (ft. J.F. July)

Euphoric house guru, Lane 8, opens up another page to his upcoming debut LP, Little by Little, with “Coming Back To You.” To keep it simple, the track is gorgeous, uplifting, atmospheric, and makes us even more excited for the full album.

The Breakout Select: Ekali & ZHU – Blame

Canadian trap whiz, Ekali, just wrapped up his major North America tour with many sold out shows and does not slow down heading into the new year with a haunting collaboration alongside ZHU called “Blame.”

Additionally, we’ve provided our top picks from within The DA Hot 25, highlighting two standout tracks.

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Dancing Astronaut curates a Bomb Cyclone playlist

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Chilling winds, below freezing temperatures, and endless snow strikes most of the east coast today, as a serious blizzard — a veritable Bomb Cyclone — impacts millions of people who struggle to stay warm amidst the chaos.

In the thick of the storm, many find it difficult to stay sane while cooped up indoors with limited activities to do. However, the Dancing Astronaut team has curated a snow day playlist that will cure your winter woes. Included in the two hour mix are soothing songs by artists such as Autograf, Prismo, Amtrac, Icarus, and many others. Even though the snow is still raging, our snow day playlist is bound to keep listeners at ease for its melodic waves of euphoria and diversity in song selection.

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President Obama shares his top tracks of 2017

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Continuing his year end tradition to share a plethora of his favorite tracks, President Obama compiled a diverse list of tracks from up-and-comers and music legends alike. The list includes such acclaimed artists as Kendrick Lamar, Frank Ocean, SZA, and Portugal. The Man. Obama’s end-of-year compilation provides some much needed musical variety, contrasting Smash Mouth’s peculiar performance at Trump’s inauguration, which began the odd year known as 2017.

Read the full list below:

“Mi Gente” by J Balvin & Willy William
“Havana” by Camila Cabello (feat. Young Thug)
“Blessed” by Daniel Caesar
“The Joke” by Brandi Carlile
“First World Problems” by Chance The Rapper (feat. Daniel Caesar)
“Rise Up” by Andra Day
“Wild Thoughts” by DJ Khaled (feat. Rihanna and Bryson Tiller)
“Family Feud” by Jay-Z (feat. Beyoncé)
“Humble” by Kendrick Lamar
“La Dame et Ses Valises” by Les Amazones d’Afrique (feat. Nneka)
“Unforgettable” by French Montana (feat. Swae Lee)
“The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness” by The National
“Chanel” by Frank Ocean
“Feel It Still” by Portugal. The Man
“Butterfly Effect” by Travis Scott
“Matter of Time” by Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
“Little Bit” by Mavis Staples
“Millionaire” by Chris Stapleton
“Sign of the Times” by Harry Styles
“Broken Clocks” by SZA
“Ordinary Love” (Extraordinary Mix) by U2
*Bonus: “Born in the U.S.A.” by Bruce Springsteen (not out yet, but the blues version in his Broadway show is the best!)

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This Ain’t Bristol releases free download of VIP selections

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Record label and dance music collective This Ain’t Bristol is known for bringing “Good. Vibes. House.”  from city to city, festival to festival. The Hamburg, Germany-based record collective has garnered notable momentum over the last year with showcases at Beyond Wonderland, Miami Music Week, and through their curated parties at at their new home of Exchange Nightclub in Los Angeles.

This Ain’t Bristol rosters acts such as Billy Kenny, Maximono, Kyle Watson, and Josh Brown. The collective have assembled a plethora of tracks in what they describe as “11 cheeky VIP edits from some of our strongest releases to date for your listening pleasure.” Their compilation is sure to catalyze movement among all listeners within its first minutes.

 

 

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DJ Three & Öona Dahl prepare for Minimal Effort NYE with curated Orbit playlists

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For underground fans in Los Angeles this weekend, Minimal Effort is the party to ring in the New Year. Stacked to the brim with the scene’s top talent, the holiday event will host names like Maya Jane Coles, Ardalan, Jimmy Edgar, Justin Martin, DJ Three, Öona Dahl, and more.

To get ready for the NYE affair, DJ Three and Öona Dahl have stepped up to the plate to curate their own Orbit playlists to help attendees prepare to dance the night away. While DJ Three takes listeners on an ethereal techno and underground journey, Dahl offers up an eclectic batch of her favorite tunes from all over the electronic music spectrum.

Listen to both playlists below, and for LA residents, last minute tickets for Minimal Effort are still available here.

 

DJ Three about his playlist:
“I drew up a cross-section of all things psychedelic from dub disco to cosmic techno. Expect twists and turns that somehow never break flow.”

 

Öona Dahl about her playlist:
“Here is a selection of music that I love. I wanted to incorporate sounds that currently inspire me, from dj tracks to artists I listen to on the plane. Anything from techno to dream pop.”

 

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Desert Hearts has grown far past its roots of an intimate gathering in the Mojave, becoming one of the most beloved transformational festival brands on the market. Its inclusive mantra of “we are all Desert Hearts” oozes out of each of its founders and into its loving crowds, leaving a cult-like following behind in the wake of each event.

The creators of Desert Hearts certainly know how to throw a party as well. Each crew member brings a different, yet infectious flavor of music to the table, from Marbs’ dark, tribal grooves, to Deep Jesus’ blissful sunrise affairs.

Mikey Lion has graced Dancing Astronaut with his own celebratory concoction ahead of the New Year, providing an exclusive playlist packed to the brim with tech anthems that will help listeners jive into 2018.

Mikey Lion will be taking over The Midway in San Francisco alongside Sacha Robotti for the New Year. Purchase last-minute tickets here

Feature Photo Credit: Galen Oakes

 

 

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A-Trak releases playlist of favorite tracks from 2017 on Spotify

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A-Trak has released a compilation of his favorite tracks from 2017 on Spotify. The seminal turntablist turned Fool’s Gold head has compiled a plethora of diverse tunes for the playlist — A-Trak Loved in 2017 — which features tracks such as Tchami‘s “Zeal,” BROCKHAMPTON’s “Gold,” and Oliver‘s “Heart Attack.”

“I made a playlist of 50 songs that grabbed my ear in 2017” said A-Trak about the playlist.”These aren’t the BIGGEST songs of the year. Any publication can make that. These are songs that influenced me, songs that I played in my sets, legitimate hits that were legitimately great and weirdo joints that I loved. Link below, keep supporting great music!”

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The Hot 25: December 22, 2017

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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.

This week’s playlist comes in hard with a slew of standout remixes ranging all across the genre-sphere from MK, R3HAB, Sullivan King, and more. Amongst the remixes, ETC! ETC! and Whyel team up for their hilariously-titled “It’s not a phase MOM!”, punk-pop remix of Dillon Francis. Next, rising newcomer, Electric Mantis, captures our attention with his wavy original, “Lying & Loving,” with Mothica. House star, Madison Mars, joins Tiesto’s Musical Freedom imprint for a extraterrestrial-tinged original, “Magneto.” Finally, Lido takes a step back to his original, sporadic future bass stylings in a creative remix of Peking Duk.

The Heat of the Week: L. Doblado – Lie Alone (16 Bit Lolitas Remix)

Anjunadeep rising force, 16 Bit Lolitas, certainly do not let up on the gas pedal towards the end of the year. Orchestrating a gorgeous, synth-driven remix of L. Doblado’s “Lie Alone,” the Dutch duo undoubtedly prove their strength and prowess in the deep house world.

The Breakout Select: David Guetta & Afrojack ft. Charli XCX & French Montan – Dirty Sexy Money (Joe Stone Remix)

Premiered here on Dancing Astronaut, Dutch house young gun, Joe Stone, flips David Guetta and Afrojack‘s soon-to-be hit with Charli XCX & French Montana, “Dirty Sexy Money,” into a jubilant, bouncy gem just in time for the clubs this winter and festivals this spring.

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Did your favorite make the cut? Spotify releases its ‘Best of 2017’ Dance/Electronic playlist [Stream]

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As Spotify shares its end of year charts, underscoring 2017’s dominant artists, albums, songs, and more, the streaming giant has likewise highlighted the year’s prominent productions in the dance electronic sphere via its Best of 2017 playlist. The 100-track compilation acknowledges many of the high powered anthems that proved to be prevalent over the course of the year, including Axwell ^ Ingrosso’s “More Than You Know,” Skrillex and Poo Bear’s “Would You Ever,” San Holo’s “Light,” and Illenium’s graceful rework of Flume’s “Say It.”

“The Best of 2017” playlist is a diverse sampling of the year’s electronic staples, and of releases put forth by more esoteric artists like Kasbo, Lucas & Steve, and DROELOE. Spanning multiple genres ranging from future to electro house, the Best of 2017 lineup denotes a predilection for ODESZA, with five of the duo’s tracks earning superlative status through their appearance on the playlist. Martin Garrix, Illenium, and Kaskade are the three producers that follow with the most songs on Best of 2017, with each artist seeing three of his 2017 releases comprise the grouping. In the context of Spotify’s Best of 2017, ODESZA, Martin Garrix, Illenium, and Kaskade arise as the year’s dominant electronic entities.

 

 

 

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