Shambhala 2019, a Reunion

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For 9 years out of the past decade the pilgrimage to a Farm on the outskirts of Canada’s British Columbia has been an an arduous journey that myself and many like minded individuals find worth the effort. Every year roughly ten thousand ticket holders, event staff, and volunteers make their way to the annual Shambhala

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Anna Lunoe lays down a scorching score to the ‘Right Party’ on latest EP [Review]

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Besides being a relatively new mother to her toddler, Willa, the Australian-born Anna Lunoe is also a diligent and tactful mother of dance beats. The HYPERHOUSE heroine’s twofold finesse both behind the decks and in the studio has earned her accolades in the form of a Skrillex-championed OWSLA signing, collaborations with dance music majesty like Chris Lake and Flume, as well as her watershed billing as the first-ever female solo act to take the EDC Vegas main stage under siege in 2016.

In the “Stomper” sponsor’s latest display of dance-floor irreverence, Lunoe has shared her four-part aural road map to the Mad Decent-housed Right Party. The EP is an all-out Lunoe-powered affair, complete with her own get-down-friendly vocal cuts, which encircle her galloping bass lines like the designated painfully cool girl compelling the party like child’s play (“Follow me / I’ll take ya’ to the right party”).

The previously released cuts from the EP, “303” and “What You Need,” featuring Wuki, arrive alongside two brand new offerings, “Right Party” and “Creep.” While “Creep” adds to the festivity’s more texturized foliage, with its crowded-party-themed chatter samples and squawky analog melodies, “What You Need” wastes no time reaching its raucous objective, with a teeth-grinding-reminiscent (in the most mellifluous way possible) bass line and slapping percussion to boot. And perhaps the most delectable of the four-course meal is “303,” which sees Eminem’s iconic “Without Me” vocal hook morphed and molded to fit Lunoe’s devilishly danceable agenda (“This looks like a job for me / So, everybody just follow me / If you want to get a little tipsy / We can dance to the beat of the 303”).

The EP is less of a dramatic departure than it is a coquettish dose of sonic experimentation within the household mode she’s already explored so voraciously. If there was any ambivalence remaining as to whether or not Lunoe can command a dance floor with the same ease and ferocity as John Bonham can bang a drum, there shouldn’t be after attending the Right Party.

ANNA LUNOE – RIGHT PARTY WORLD TOUR DATES

The EP accompanies Lunoe’s announcement of an impending world tour scheduled to beat on through the remainder of summer 2019.

6/21 – Encore Beach Club at Night – Las Vegas, NV

6/28 – Tinderbox – Odense, Denmark

6/29-6/30 – Digital Dreams Festival – Toronto Canada

7/7 – Cle Pool – Houston, TX

7/19-7/21 – We The Fest – Jakarta, Indonesia

7/20-7/21 – Good Vibes Festival – Genting Highlands, Malaysia

7/26 – Soap – Seoul, Korea

7/27 – Fuji Rock – Yuzawa, Japan

7/30-7/31 – Northcoast Music Festival – Chicago, IL

8/4 – HARD Summer – Los Angeles, CA

8/9-8/12 – Shambhala – Salmo, Canada

8/25 – Mysteryland – Hoofddorp, Netherlands

8/30-8/31 – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island – Chicago, IL

9/20 – Imagine Festival – Atlanta, GA

Weekend Rewind: Anna Lunoe and Alison Wonderland claim EDC history as first female solo main-stage acts

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With another chapter of EDC Las Vegas underway, Dancing Astronaut looks back at a watershed moment in the festival’s 20+ years running: Anna Lunoe and Alison Wonderland taking the main stage for ransom in 2016. They were the first solo female acts to do so.

Lunoe, known for her unorthodox—looney, if you will—strain of house and club stylings, isn’t necessarily your run-of-the-mill main stage artist; she herself attested the notion in an interview with EDC organizers at Insomniac shortly following the momentous appearance. Nevertheless, the OWSLA-aligned, Australian-bred Lunoe dug deep into her HYPERHOUSE crates for what proved a scene-altering set under the Electric Sky, despite some minor sound interference from the festival’s audio techs letting the opening ceremony music bleed in. But Lunoe, sleep-deprived and still acclimating herself to brand new CDJs, bulldozed through the accidental interruption like the tireless talent she’s proven herself to be behind the decks for over a decade.

Another culturally disruptive (for the better) Aussie and classically trained cellist, by the name of Alison Wonderland, further solidified the long-time-coming female ferocity sweeping over EDC, taking the main stage under her more-than-adept wing that Sunday. The melodic/experimental trap talent’s indelible legacy amongst women in dance music is still ever-blossoming. In 2018, she took home the highest paycheck in Coachella history to be issued to a female DJ, following her Sahara Tent performance, which amassed over 20,000 awe-stricken spectators. An outspoken advocate for mental health, Wonderland also secured an auspicious cover story this year for Billboard, wherein she traced her often tumultuous rise to EDM superstardom, and accredited music as her most vital vessel for forging human connection.

Here’s to these two torrentially talented tastemakers—as well as all the other convention-confronting women in dance music carving out a path for the often-overlooked female talent across the globe. Though the path is still largely untrodden, as Wonderland this year serves as the only female act on the main stage roster. The EDC Vegas side stages want for naught, however, as some of the most in-demand women in dance music (and acts in general), including REZZ, TOKiMONSTA, and Amelie Lens are effectively offsetting the overwhelmingly male 2019 makeup.

Anna Lunoe releases ‘303’ remixes

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Anna Lunoe is an artist who has remained consistent throughout her entire career. Over the last decade, she’s put out dozens of releases, each of them adhering to her upbeat and unapologetic style of house music which has since been branded as “Hyperhouse.”

Some of the labels that are fortunate enough to have Lunoe in their catalog are Fool’s Gold, OWSLA and Spinnin’ Deep. To certain pursuers of dance music, these imprints might not seem like the first choice for house releases. However, Lunoe’s dedication to her craft and consistency as an artist have earned her respect across the entire musical spectrum. This is a quality she shares with Diplo, who recently signed Lunoe’s latest offering, “303”, to Mad Decent. Now the “303” remix package is out with four new takes on Lunoe’s Eminem-tinged bass-house cut.

This first in the package is the Ninajirachi remix, which takes “303” farther from the traditional bounds of house and dives deep into clamoring, percussive breaks. Next on the remix duties is Flava D who infused the track with his signature gritty, low-end wubs. Seasoned house producer Jay Robinson also provided a new take on “303”, this time embracing the title of the track in true form with a jacking 303 groove. Finally to close is the Odd Mob remix which adopts a more minimal flavor, integrating subtle pads alongside ear-catching blips and bleeps.

The remix package lends itself to that versatility that Lunoe has defined over the years through her Hyperhouse brand. At one point or another, Lunoe has produced a track similar in sound to each of the “303” remixes. This, in turn, makes it very likely to hear any of the four in her sets across the upcoming festival season.

Anna Lunoe talks motherhood on the move, delivers frenetic Mother’s Day playlist [Q&A]

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While motherhood and globe-trekking DJing may not be innately synonymous, Anna Lunoe ensures the two endeavors never grow mutually exclusive.

It wasn’t long after the multi-talented “Bass Drum Dealer” migrated from her native Australia to LA that she was embraced by some of the most eminent faces in dance music—most decisive of these being Skrillex himself, who quickly brought her to his NEST HQ imprint back in 2014. Since then, she’s made auspicious appearances at Coachella, Ultra, Lollapalooza, and secured sanction as the first female solo female act to perform at EDC Las Vegas’s main stage. In addition to propagating her hectic shade of the electronic rainbow, which she aptly dubs HYPERHOUSE, Lunoe has been merging music and motherhood since giving birth in 2017 to her baby girl, Willa.

Lunoe sat down with Dancing Astronaut to divulge into her maternal balancing act, the ways in which her daughter has altered her career, and new developments on the music front. And in honor of Mother’s Day 2019, she’s cooked up an unequivocally looney, hyper-as-heck playlist consisting of her favorite selects of the moment, including a few of her own most potent recent concoctions, of course.

What’s it like balancing mom/DJ/tour life?

It’s intense, a constant learning curve for everyone but it’s been insanely powerful and transformative for me personally. I approach everything in my life with more power and perspective.

How (if at all) has motherhood impacted your sound/you as an artist in general?

I’m more focused on what I want to do. There are constraints on everything, limitations to how much time I have to do things, to travel, what shows I say yes to, etcetera. I am forced to be very picky about how I spend my time. Ultimately, I think it’s made me a more sonically consistent artist, more intentional and way tougher.

Will you raise your daughter on mainly electronic music? Or where do your other sonic preferences lie?

No way; she listens to everything. But I do admit she is strangely into electronic, probably due to her heavy summer touring schedule in utero.

What does your mom think about your career/your music? 

She is slightly miffed, confused but ultimately proud and happy that I have a passion in life and a focus. I think she would like it if I moved a little closer to them, though.

Any new music or fun developments in the works you want to speak on? 

So much. There’s a new EP around the corner, Hyper House live stream by the end of the month, Red Bull remix lab, weekly radio, big summer festival plays and I have a little surprise for the fall too, if i can get it all done, that is.

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NMF Roundup: Diplo and Tove Lo team up, i_o reveals fiery ‘Death By Techno’ EP + more

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NMF Roundup: Diplo and Tove Lo team up, i_o reveals fiery ‘Death By Techno’ EP + moreDiplo Tim MosenfelderGetty Images

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.

Diplo continues to flood the music world with new tunes of all genres—the latest of which is a sultry house collaboration with Tove Lo. A-Trak, too, has been releasing a slew of new tunes, including a groovy remix of Axwell‘s “Nobody Else.” Fans of the deepest depths of bass will rejoice at the release of i_o‘s Death by Techno EP on mau5trap, and Ephwurd and Shapes join forces on “Desires.” Flava D puts her own scintillating spin on Anna Lunoe‘s “303,” and TOKiMONSTA casts a soothing spell on “Dream Chorus.” Nitti Gritti and Gammer release their highly anticipated “Underdogs,” a day after the tune premiered on Dancing Astronaut, and The Him tap Maria Hazell for melodic masterpiece “Found Me.” The Midnight bring the early ’90s back with “America Online,” and Wolfgang Gartner kicks up the intensity on “28 Grams.” Sick Individuals‘ new tune, “We Got It,” leads perfectly into the weekend, and Sullivan King and Kai Wachi take no prisoners on the formidable “Between the Lines.” Dimension returns with another drum ‘n’ bass masterpiece in “Devotion,” and STANDERWICK combines elements of rock and trance in “Never Gonna Step Down.”

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.

Photo credit: Tim Mosenfelder

North Coast confirms new venue and 10-year anniversary lineup: Bassnectar, Major Lazer, and more

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North Coast confirms new venue and 10-year anniversary lineup: Bassnectar, Major Lazer, and moreNorth Coast Music Fest

For its watershed 10th installment, Chicago’s North Coast Music Festival has secured nearly 30 musical guests over a new two-day format for Labor Day Weekend, August 30-31.

Topped by Bassnectar and Major Lazer, “Summer’s Last Stand” is keeping its roster strictly electronic this year, appealing to its increasingly central audience in years passed. Additionally, after a career-long run at Union Park, North Coast is relocating to Chicago’s waterfront, specifically the picturesque, man-made peninsula, Northerly Island, at The Huntington Bank Pavilion.

The 2019 undercard runs deep, with bolstering from Tchami, Jai Wolf, Big Wild, Anna Lunoe, and i_o, to name a few of those poised to deliver performances between the two-stage setup. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 26 at 12pm CST.

More information on North Coast is available here.

NORTH COAST 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY LINEUP

(ALPHABETICAL ORDER)

Align

Anna Lunoe

Bassnectar

Big Wild

Birthdayy Partyy

Dee Mash

Dirty Monkey

Elevatd

Flux Pavilion

Ford.

GoodSex

Gorgon City (Live)

i_o

Inzo

Jai Wolf

Jauz

Kyle Walker

Major Lazer

Melvv

Ookay (DJ Set)

SG Lewis

Snakehips

SoDown

Stratus

Tchami

Trampa

Wooli

Yung Bae

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Anna Lunoe and Wuki merge for Mad Decent-held ‘What You Need’

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Anna Lunoe and Wuki merge for Mad Decent-held ‘What You Need’Anna Lunoe What You Need

Veteran OWSLA Aussie, Anna Lunoe, and chameleon Denver producer, Wuki, prove to be quite an intuitive pairing on their latest, stripped-down club track, “What You Need.”

Landing on Diplo‘s Mad Decent label housing, the track channels its creators’ get-up-and-shake-it signature sounds, topped with crisp hi-hats rounded out by low, grinding bass. As the contorting vocal hook suggests, the track is an abundantly apt prescription for welcomed dancefloor deviance.

“What You Need” marks the second Mad Decent single of the year for the industry-revered DJ (who just recently brought her loony tunes to Indio for weekend one of Coachella) following her equally dance-adept “303.” Also earning quarter with upper-echelon electronic dwellings, Wuki attracted the likes of Spinnin’ Records earlier this year, for his earth-rattling, off-the-wall “IGD.”

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.

A-Trak releases second annual Goldie Awards recap video

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A-Trak releases second annual Goldie Awards recap videoA Trak Goldie Awards

A-Trak’s second annual Goldie Awards hit Brooklyn Steel on November 8, pinning turntablists and producers from around the world in a Beat Battle and DJ Battle competition in front of a live audience. The Fool’s Gold creator built the tournament to seek raw talent and originality on the dance floor.

Hosts were Nadeska Alexis and Desus Nice. Judges were an wonder cast of Mark Ronson, Just Blaze, Craze, Murda Beatz, El-P, Anna Lunoe, Boys Noize, and Venus X.

A-Trak recently released the recap video, which showcases clips from the Beat Battle and DJ Battle with some judge considerations. Buck Rodgers was the unanimous champion on the beat side, while Yuto battled it out with Brandan Duke the DJ for the DJ Battle victory.