Let DA and The Wine & Cheese Party ignite your weekend pre-game fire [PLAYLIST]

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November 17 will bring a momentous occasion to Downtown LA: the arrival of Wine & Cheese‘s anniversary soirée.

When the brand originally started years ago as a mini-gathering on the dusty Desert Hearts dancefloor, its founders never imagined the cult popularity that would grow out of it. Eventually, Wine & Cheese expanded beyond its festival confines and into its own events brand, hosting parties that are known for being packed out with a loving crowd who enjoy pairing their wine and cheese with an equally classy slate of house, tech house, and techno.

Their coming anniversary celebration will be their biggest one yet, and features dual headliners of Dance Spirit and RYBO, along with a few other special guests and the Wine & Cheese creators themselves on the decks. Hosted once more in a discreet Downtown LA location, this all-night party will certainly be one for the books.

Ahead of the festivities, Dancing Astronaut joined forces with the folks over at Wine & Cheese to create a playlist that spans from mystical to gritty, while also introducing some key cuts by its star performers.

Grab your tickets to the event here

 

 

 

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Launchpad: Track your big night out with this playlist

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Launchpad is a playlist series showcasing music we love, hand selected by our staff. The tracks come from both emerging and mainstream artists; it’s all about the quality and the unexpected. If you’d like your music featured in Launchpad, submit it for consideration here.

It’s only the middle of the week, but we’re already thinking about the next #bignightout. You know the kind we’re talking about. It starts with casual drinks with friends at the house with some chill party music. It continues with getting ready and slowly getting more amped up. Now you’re out, perhaps at a warm up spot. The vibe is getting heavier. The bass really starts to kick in and you find yourself dancing. And before you know it it’s 3am and you’re at a late night rave dancing to hardstyle. Yeah, one of those nights.

 

DA Launchpad Selects:

Emerson Garnett – “Know No Better (feat. Ry Hill)”
This is an infectious cover take on the recent hit from Major Lazer, Travis Scott, and Camila Cabello. Taking the sweet vocals of Ry Hill and the surprisingly funky production of Emerson Garnett, this cover version will have you dancing as much as the original.

DRUU – “Day After Day”
The dance-ability of this one is through the roof. Combined with a soul vocal that sounds as if it’s from a bygone era, it’s a feel good piano house track that will no doubt keep your energy high. Put this on and try not to dance, we dare you.

 

 

 

Tracklist:
Emerson Garnett – “Know No Better”
Matthew John Kurz – “In Case You Miss Me”
DRUU – “Day After Day”
Million Dollar Weekends – “Deja Vu (Bladtkramer Remix)”
Infidiem – “Aries”

 

 

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Explore Destructo’s personal record crate with this new ‘OG Underground’ playlist

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Before Destructo became the king of west coast dance events and G-house’s popular champion, Gary Richards resumé already boasted the legwork that galvanized the 1990’s rave scene, creating and operating his own label, as well as a co-sign from Rick Rubin to lead Def American’s early electronic A&R channel. Richards is effectively a living time capsule of modern underground music’s most formative moments and at the root of his complexion is techno. He’s seen where it’s been from a firsthand perspective, so those looking for a crash course in underground dance history, tune in. Destrcuto has dropped off a new Spotify playlist curated to be a crate digger’s dream.

Stocked with cuts from OG’s including The Chemical Brothers, Daft Punk, Moby, Kraftwerk and The KLF, Destructo offers up a lesson in techno and house history, showing off 30 of his personal favorites. Lords of Acid, who Richards had even signed in a past life, 808 State, and The Prodigy make appearances all well, giving an inside look at the tracks that shaped the industry leading tastemaker Richards has become today. Tune in and take notes.

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Trippy Turtle releases Halloween remix compilation on FoFoFadi Records

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FoFoFadi Records have just released a colorful remix compilation themed for Halloween. It features a major part of the FoFoFadi crew, with their alliterative aliases and abundance of musical talent.

The four-track compilation leans heavily towards thick, hip-hop inspired tunes, a fact that is extremely evident from the first notes of Faded Fox’s distinctly 90s remix. This tantalizing trend of sticking to bass-heavy clearly continues over the course of the collection, as  Pretty Panda, Baile Bear, ChaCha Chimp and Trippy Turtle  himself all chime in with ravishing, remixed renditions of each other’s work, which makes for an intriguing listen — especially for bass music fanatics.

 

 

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Launchpad: Combat the colder weather with this Autumn Chill playlist

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Launchpad is a playlist series showcasing music we love, hand selected by our staff. The tracks come from both emerging and mainstream artists; it’s all about the quality and the unexpected. If you’d like your music featured in Launchpad, submit it for consideration here.

It’s almost November, which means there’s no escaping the fact that we are firmly within the Fall season. Maybe you’re one of those people that hates warm weather, and if so we’re sorry. But for everyone else, here’s a Launchpad playlist to give you some of those cozy vibes to start off the week.
DA Launchpad Selects:
TYLER TOUCHÉ – “Neverland”
Coming in hot with a disco electro vibe, the smooth vocals of TYLER TOUCHÉ go a long way in giving you the warm fuzzies. The production doesn’t hurt either, as the classic disco synths wash over you throughout.

SONJO – “Many Moons”
Another one that hits you immediately with amazing vocals, “Many Moons” by SONJO has the James Blake / Bon Iver vocal vibes with a tinge of Stranger Things vibes mixed into the production. We’re not 100% sure whether to be relaxed or on edge, but regardless this one is catchy as hell.

 

 

 

Tracklist:
Third Floor – “Lost in You”
TYLER TOUCHÉ – “Neverland”
Miqui Brightside x Akacia – “Home”
SONJO – “Many Moons”

 

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The Hot 25: October 27, 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 strong with radio-ready singles from Marshmello and Kygo. Next, Porter Robinson emerged for the first time since “Shelter” with a side project called Virtual Self and offers up the first song under the moniker, “EON BREAK.” Additionally, Kayzo & Slander team up for a fiery bass-driving collaboration called “Holy,” while the two legends Carl Cox and Nile Rogers provide one of the week’s most unexpected joint efforts with “Beat the Track.”

Finally, for those looking for energetic big room, Dash Berlin, Deorro, and Vigel come forth with main stage heat.

The Heat of the Week: Ghastly – I’ll Wait

While Ghastly has built his brand off 808-pounding bass house and dubstep cuts, the Arizona-bred producer has recently been stepping out into new genre spaces and continues his experimentation with new original “I’ll Wait.” Highly melodic and loaded with grandiose synths, Ghastly shines in his ability to show fans a more emotional side to his sound.

The Breakout Select: Mansionair – Astronaut

The point of The Breakout Select is to showcase one track each week that unexpectedly wows us, and Mansionair earns the honor this week with “Astronaut.” A sublime piece of indie-electronic instrumentation complemented with a pacific vocal topline, the Australian trio even channel some Daft Punk inspiration with a funk-tinged vocoder in the chorus.

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Meet the artists of Suwannee Hulaween 2017: Crywolf

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Suwannee Hulaween has become one of the most highly-anticipated gatherings over the past five years. Held annually at the picturesque Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL, the festival has gained a veritable reputation as the South’s premier Halloween weekend festival. This year, BassnectarGRiZ, and The String Cheese Incident are among the top acts that will draw a sold-out jam and bass crowd into the festival. To take a closer look, we’ve highlighted some of our favorite acts on the bill from a broad range of genres for a playlist series leading up to the weekend.

The next artist in our series needs little introduction. Crywolf, real name Justin Taylor Phillips, is an electronic music producer, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist hailing from Los Angeles. Since he started producing music in his college dorm room, Phillips’ atmospheric, melodic take on indie-electronic music has garnered support from the likes of Adventure Club, 12th Planet, Skrillex, Minnesota, and more. He was recently signed with the Always Never label, where his debut Ghosts EP reached No. 18 on the iTunes Dance Charts on its the first day of release. Crywolf joins Hulaween to round the festival bill’s unique, forward-thinking house inclusions for 2017.

“I love Halloween because it gives everyone an excuse to be strange without being judged for it. People don’t express their bizarre sides enough. Hulaween will be the first festival premiere of my new conceptual live set, This Is Negative Space. It is catered to Halloween so well, so I can’t wait for you guys to see it.”

Crywolf has dreamt up a chilled-out playlist to match his personal approach to melodic electronic musical tastes. With a revealing title, “DYSPHORIA,” the playlist comes to DA with some of his personal favorite artists, complete with indie-dance offerings from Rainbow Kitten Surprise and Crystal Castles to tracks with more mainstream dance appeal, like Owen Westlake’s official remix of Tiësto‘s “Knock You Out” (ft. Emily Haines).

More Hulaween details and ticket info, here.

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Meet the artists of Suwannee Hulaween 2017: The Russ Liquid Test

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Suwannee Hulaween has become one of the most highly-anticipated gatherings over the past five years. Held annually at the picturesque Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL, the festival has gained a veritable reputation as the South’s premier Halloween weekend festival. This year, Bassnectar, GRiZ, and The String Cheese Incident are among the top acts that will draw a sold-out jam and bass crowd into the festival. To take a closer look, we’ve highlighted some of our favorite acts on the bill from a broad range of genres for a playlist series leading up to the weekend.

Redefining the possibilities of modern music, The Russ Liquid Test fuses the raw vitality of classic funk with the inventive sound design of electronic production. Songwriter, produce,r and renowned brass specialist Russell Scott heads up the New Orleans-based band. Guitarist Andrew Block and drummer Deven Trusclair round things out, with each providing a distinct musical background deeply rooted in the New Orleans jazz scene. The All Good Records signees have been on a heavy string of releases (with their most recent premiered on DA) while on their 2017 fall tour, stopping at Hulaween this weekend, Oct. 27–29th.

The guys of The Russ Liquid Test have compiled an especially funky playlist for DA, complete with tracks from OpuioMichal MenertBreak Science, and Defunk to go along with GRiZ and Leo Napier’s “A Fine Way To Die” and Pretty Lights‘ new future-analog original track, “Rainbows and Waterfalls.” Here’s what they had to say about their Hulaween playlist:

“This is a good sampler of our musical tastes. Blending the old school with the new school. We try to reconnect the sounds of today with the sounds of yesterday in a unique way in our writing.”

More Hulaween details and ticket info, here.

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Listen to Oregon Eclipse live sets from CloZee, Bassnectar, Minnesota, and more

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A considerable amount of time has passed since the Oregon Eclipse Gathering,  but exclusive sets continue to appear online as artists upload their live acts or, in some cases, even go as far as to re-record their sets.

Now former attendees and eclipse chasers from around the globe can now enjoy sets from the likes of Bassnectar, Minnesota, CloZee, and many more, organized into stage-by-stage playlists thanks to one SoundCloud user. From the deep, dark tech house of the Sky Stage, to the psytrance of the Earth Stage, to the festival’s bass head haven at The Moon Stage, over 50 live and re-recorded sets are available for stream from Oregon’s Global Eclipse Gathering, held Aug. 17-23, 2017.

Though international eclipse festivals are often based around trance and downtempo, make no mistake that the bass, jam, and house acts are actually considered guests in this awe-inspiring, transformative festival experience. Relive sets from the Global Eclipse Gathering’s Earth, Moon, Sun, and Sky stages below.

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Launchpad 41: Bass to shake up the weekend

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Launchpad is a playlist series showcasing music we love, hand selected by our staff. The tracks come from both emerging and mainstream artists; it’s all about the quality and the unexpected. If you’d like your music featured in Launchpad, submit it for consideration here.

Festival season has wound down for the most part, but there is no shortage of energizing bass music to provide a shot of energy that keeps a jubilant mindset in place. Thus, we’ve decided to gather a batch of ten pieces on the lower end of dance music that stimulate the brain and encapsulate sounds that will set a new precedent for their arena. No subgenre is left unturned, from drum ‘n’ bass, to glitch hop, to dubstep — their onw commonality is their artistry.

DA Launchpad Selects:

Minnesota – HiLow

Berkeley-based maven Minnesota has taken the bass world by storm, bringing forth an eclectic and experimental sound to his audiences and dominating the transformational circuit in bookings. His latest effort, “HiLow,” is a gritty dubstep piece that harkens to the genre’s roots while also maintaining a contemporary twist. Vocals eggs the piece on, which is also laced with futuristic synth work that hooks listeners until the end. Minnesota recently had the honor of playing the Oregon Eclipse festival, and is amidst an extensive tour that is taking him across the United States.

 

Hans Zimmer – Time (Opae Remix)

Opae is a fresh face to the EDM sphere. Hailing from Chicago, the 20-year-old act is currently experimenting with an array of sounds across the spectrum and slowly defining his sonic identity. One particularly fine piece of music he crafted was his edit to Hans Zimmer’s “Time.” Labeling the composer as one of his “biggest inspirations in music,” Opae respects the original’s emotive and cinematic elements by keeping them as his remix’ centerpiece. However, his future bass twist makes the song applicable to dance-floors.

 

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