DA Presents: ’30 Days of Fright’ featuring REZZ, Gesaffelstein, Noisia, Drezo, and more [Playlist]

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DA Presents: ’30 Days of Fright’ featuring REZZ, Gesaffelstein, Noisia, Drezo, and more [Playlist]SPOOKS PLAYLIST 1

Grab a mask, slam back some candy corn, and get primed to get spooky: it’s October and officially witching season. Electronic music fanatics might be creatures of the night all year round, but there’s something so undeniably righteous about the Halloween season that makes the rapturous roar of dance music even more spellbinding. Whether in the form of diabolic dubstep or demonically deviant techno, the advent of electronic music has given the world some of its most truly terrifying tunes. In that vein, the Dancing Astronaut terror squad is proud to present 30 Days of Fright, our most dastardly dance music favorites for the spookiest month of the year.

By Asher Norris and Bella Bagshaw 


Surrender your consciousness and step inside REZZ‘s world of swirling asphyxia with “Relax.”

Feel your blood begin to bubble and your pulse hectically hasten as BlackGummy and Brooks’s “Neverdeader” breathes a bit of electronic hellfire.

Stream if you dare, as this flame-throwing dubstep track from Kill The Noise, “Black Magic,” will leave your eardrums scorched, but entirely satiated.

Zeds Dead offers up the score for entertainment of the entirely un-dead variety with their timelessly terrifying, “Demons.”

Careful – Megan James’s delectably delicate voice may seem perfectly benevolent, but make no mistake: lofty pipes like hers are witchy by nature.

ZHU plays maestro for all things that boogie and bump in the night with “Nightcrawler.”

Taste the psychedelic strangeness of An-Ten-Nae and Alice D.’s “Raindrops On Roses,” and fall into their preternatural purgatory.

Ever wanted to dance with the devil himself? Habstrakt‘s harrowing house track, “She Goes,” is an opportunity to do just that.

Zomboy invites you to venture through his dubstep-riddled zombie apocalypse with “Ressurected.”

Crowned prince of menacing sound design, Drezo sprinkles a ghastly vocal cut and some unearthly growls in one of his most downright evil releases, “Dead.”

Ivy Lab puts a wickedly delicious spin on an already-crazed Noisia classic, “Tentacles.”

Bask in the eerie ecstasy of Eekkoo and Forrest’s pulsating house production, “Preach.”

NERO solidifies their title as masters of destruction and drum ‘n’ bass with “Doomsday.”

Slithering and psychotic, Noisia’s “Lilith’s Club” will summon spooky sentiments from listeners across the board.

Catch a case of the techno scaries with Gesaffelstein‘s devilishly danceable “Viol.”

Magic Sword wields triumphant electrowave, “In The Face Of Evil,” to fend off even the most nefarious of forces in the days leading up to this All Hallow’s Eve.

Phantogram‘s off-kilter ambiance from “Funeral Pyre,” is the ideal supernatural soundscape, topped with seductive static and levitation-inducing guitar chords.

An undoubtedly foreseen, but fundamental addition to the list, deadmau5‘s “Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff” keeps the freaky, phantasmic fun flying all season long.


Float through the ectoplasm of The Upside Down with this exquisitely melodic synthwave track direct from the second Stranger Things soundtrack.

We’re not really sure what Moody Good is investigating in the malignantly-sampled “This Is The Investigation,” but we’re pretty sure it’s not natural.

Step inside Pryda‘s low-lit techno tunnel and experience the roaring mania of “Rebel XX.”

Those with a predilection for the creepy crawly end of the electronic continuum need only submit themselves to Knife Party‘s iconic “Centipede.”

Street Fever’s winding techno musings inside “Dispose” may be simplistic, but they’ll leave listeners reeling with haunted rejoice.

Feed Me‘s two-headed trap/dubstep hybrid “Pink Lady” will have you seeing phantom strobes well into the afterlife.

It’s virtually impossible to overload on REZZ tracks during any month, but it’s especially tricky this time of year. Her immortal state of “Delusion” thrusts listeners below ground, where the most formidable forces can frolic freely.

Virtual Riot unleashes a bloodcurdling, cinematic ruckus with zombie-apocalypse-themed, “Haunted.”

Names are not at all deceiving as Shadient takes Wavedash and Quest‘s unnervingly vocalized “Devil Music” for ransom.

Coast the un-departed synth-pop streets of Dance With The Dead’s chillingly regal “Nightdrive.”

Spirits loom overhead, as Stephan Bodzin’s “Singularity” permeates shuddersome sounds of uncertainty.

The evil computers of the underworld unite on Knife Party’s riot-conjuring, “Internet Friends.”


There’s too many spooky dance cuts to round up all at once, alas, we’ve got you going with a pretty good start. Keep the spooks in rotation all month long, and don’t forget to mix in “Monster Mash” a few times to get into the spirit of things this season. Stream the full 30 Days of Fright collection below.

Hot off the heels of his recent ‘Elements’ EP, Eric Prydz reveals new Cirez D EP is imminent

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How Eric Prydz successfully manages four separate monikers and his wildly innovative EPIC and HOLO tours is truly a wonder. Only a week after the release of his Elements EP under his Pryda banner, the Swedish electronic mastermind  has announced the project is next in his queue: an impending Cirez D EP.

Commonly pinned as Prydz’s darker, cerebral alias, the project’s instantly recognizable Mouseville graphic cropped up in a recent post from Prydz on social media, captioned with no room for speculation, setting fans into a frenzy. Speculation surrounding the new release already points to unidentified new sonics weaved into Prydz Ultra 2018 performance, though an official track list has yet to surface. Release details are sparse at this time, though considering momentum is still high from the recent delivery of Elements, new Cirez D is imminent.

Eric Prydz astounds on new Pryda EP, ‘Elements’

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Pryda is back in his element.

After sharing the news that a four-track Pryda EP was imminent, Eric Prydz delivered a 17-minute Pryda mini mix at the end of the 580th episode of Tiësto‘s Club Life radio show, seizing the opportunity to offer fans a preview of what the then untitled EP would sound like.

Titled Elements, the new EP is Pryda’s first release of 2018. Meticulously constructed, the four tracks that makeup the production—“Elements,” “Obsessive Progressive,” “The HoaX,” and “Project L.O.V.E.”—are at once stimulating and indulgently dark in intonation, in true Pryda fashion.

Eric Prydz surprise debuts new Pryda EP on episode 580 of Tiësto’s Club Life radio show [Stream]

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It hasn’t been long since Eric Prydz announced the impending arrival of a new, four-track Pryda EP, but if Dancing Astronaut knows Prydz fans, it knows them to await the release with unremitting anticipation. Fortunately, Eric Prydz too knows the nature of his listeners, and as it appears, he doesn’t want to keep them waiting to hear the new EP — notably the first release under Prydz’s Pryda alias since 2017’s “Stay With Me,” — for too long.

Tiësto‘s Club Life radio show chugged on to reach its 580th episode, featuring not only a Moska guest mix, but a ‘Pryda EP’ mini mix at the episode’s end. The 17-minute closing slot of Club Life offers fans a first listen of the incoming EP. Those interested in hearing just what that forthcoming EP sounds like can skip right to the ‘Pryda EP’ mini mix via a fan cut YouTube video that canvasses the four new Pryda productions. The full 580th episode of Club Life can alternatively be found, here.

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Eric Prydz drops secret new Cirez D edit of ‘Directions’ via Tiga’s Turbo label

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Cirez D

Despite Eric Prydz having just buckled down in the studio for a forthcoming Pryda EP,  somehow the producer’s still found time to explore his darker alias, Cirez D.

His latest cut is a brooding extension of an anonymous producer from Belgium named BETON, whose track “Directions” was signed to Tiga’s Turbo Recordings.“Everywhere I played it, people asked what it was,” Tiga said about the original. “Recently, after having posted a clip of it online, an old friend by the name of Eric Prydz aka Cirez D asked me what it was and if he could have it.”

Prydz has embued a high-octane edit on “Directions” that manages to amplify BETON’s choice production with its deeply tumultuous Prydz-fashion.

“We toyed with the idea of keeping it as a top-secret weapon for personal use, but decided to share it with the world instead.”

Tomorrowland announces stage hosts for 2018

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Tomorrowland’s gargantuan status as one of the globe’s most storied electronic music festivals continues to grow. The Belgian festival has officially announced its stage hosts for 2018 and the list is… extensive.

Featuring showcases like as Charlotte De Witte‘s KNTXT techno concept, Carl Cox‘s Cocoon, Damian Lazarus‘ Crosstown Rebels, Adam Beyer & Ida Engberg‘s Drumcode, Monstercat, Musical Freedom by Tiësto, Jamie Jones‘ Paradise showcase and a curated Pryda stage, the festival will play host to their most diverse range of curatorial leaders to date.

Tomorrowland continues to prove its ability to innovate through a commitment to offering up a unique programming experience and wildly expansive creative production.

Full List of Tomorrowland 2018 stage hosts:

Abracadabra

All Day I Dream

Age of Love

Anjunabeats

Anjunadeep

Ants

A State of Trance

Axtone

Barong Family

Bonzai

Cafeïna

Cocoon

Coincidence

Coone & The Gang

Crosstown Rebels presents Get Lost

Crystal Events

Dave Clarke & Fuse present

Diynamic

Drumcode

Floorfiller

Footworxx

Forma.T

Future Sound of Egypt

HELDEEP

High On House

HushHush

I Love The 90’s

Jacked

Ketaloco

Kozzmozz

KNTXT

Krankenhaus

Live Stage

Lost Frequencies & Friends

Loudness

Monstercat

Mosaic

Musical Freedom by Tiësto

My House

Nervo Nation

Nico Morano & Friends

Paradise

Potion

Pussy Lounge

Pryda

Psygathering

Q-dance

Radio Ultra Modern

Rampage

Robin Schulz & Friends

VII (Seven)

Smash the House

Sirkus

Sexy By Nature

Spectrum

Spinnin’

Star Warz

STMPD RCRDS

Trance Classics

Trance Energy

Trybe

The Masquerade by Claptone

Thunderdome

V Sessions

We Play House

Winterclubbing

Woody Weekend

 

deadmau5 unleashes complete track collection from BBC Radio 1 residency on Spotify

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Deadmau5‘s struck an underground gold mine, and luckily, he’s happy to share the wealth.

After an exciting string of announcements amidst the mau5’s final BBC Radio 1 residency show, the big cheese has thrilled fans with a more immediate gift. Fans of deadmau5’s radio show can relish in a complete collection of the music the artist slung out over the course of the last year thanks to the amusingly-named Spotify playlist “for a lack of a better playlist.”

From the music of Pryda, Gallya, ATTLAS, No Mana, Josh Butler, Rinzen, and many more, Mau5trap‘s gathered together the show’s complete 207-track long list that’s plenty easy to get lost in for 22 hours and 42 minutes if one feels so inclined.

Mau5trap’s looking towards an eventful new year. With fresh music from Joel Zimmerman, a new show, new signees, and more, it’s a good time to be a fan of the label, indeed.

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Eric Prydz’s highly anticipated Pryda track ‘Stay With Me’ has arrived

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Eric Prydz‘s “Psytrance ID” — officially known as the Pryda track “Stay With Me” — has been played out at a multitude of festivals, garnered plentiful YouTube rips, and airwave streams. At last, Prydz has officially released the nearly six-minute uplifting progressive house amalgamation for his fans to enjoy.

And although the number has already made its circulations around the airwaves, it’s an exciting time to follow the maestro’s plentiful releases under his various aliases, nonetheless.

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Eric Prydz to release final version of the massive Pryda track ‘Stay With Me’ on November 20

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Earlier this month, one of dance music’s champions, the venerable Eric Prydz, debuted his new alias, Tonja Holma, on Pryda Recordings.

In the four-track offering, Prydz takes a deep dive into his immensely impressive new take on progressive house. Much more minimalistic in its approach, the new alias begs its listeners to expect the unexpected. And although Tonja Holma has already made several appearances on Prydz’ Essential Mixes, it’s a thrilling venture to see out to fruition, nonetheless.

Now, Prydz’ has announced his “Stay With Me” Pryda tune —largely known by fans as the “Psytrance ID” — will see its official, final mastering’s release on November 20.

Most recently, the track saw out an inaugural slot on Prydz’ November 9 Epic Radio show via Beats 1, although, it has previously seen the light of day on Above & Beyond’s Group Therapy, and even garnered itself plentiful YouTube rips.

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MUST LISTEN: Eric Prydz debuts 4-track EP under Tonja Holma alias

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Despite headline-grabbing releases and sold-out headlining appearances, Eric Prydz remains rather reclusive. It’s his deep dedication to craft that leaves the Swedish house juggernaut in the highly enviable position of appealing to both dance music’s underground purists and the main-stage masses alike.

On Nov. 13, Eric Prydz debuted the first-ever EP under his Tonja Holma alias on his newly minted Pryda Presents label. The four-track project broadens Prydz’s diverse, progressive exploration of the house music spectrum and introduces fans to another fresh sonic perspective that is as minimalistic as it is monumentally forward-thinking in terms of its sound design.

The new alias has made unreleased appearances on several Prydz Essential Mixes over the years, with the track “Loco” dating back to his 2007 mix, and “Spanish Delight” featured in his 2013 Essential Mix of the Year.

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