Gryffin taps Gorgon City and AlunaGeorge for final album single, ‘Baggage,’ shares ‘Gravity, Pt. 2’ release date

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2019 has served as an intensive campaign for Gryffin, with the artist’s announcement that he’s finalized the latter half of his long-awaited debut LP, Gravity. Having released the first arm of the project towards the end of last year, Gryffin wasted minimal time in the months thereafter, attributing a handful of additional album singles to his name, including “All You Need To Know” with SLANDER, “Hurt People” with Aloe Blacc, and most recently a high-profile union, featuring pop icon, Carly Rae Jepsen.

After exclusively revealing to Dancing Astronaut at Lollapalooza that the balance of his freshman album would arrive sometime before his reinvented live show kicks off this October, Gryffin officially announced earlier this week that Gravity, Pt. 2 is slated for an October 10 due date. The information arrived in tandem with the news that the album’s final single, “Baggage,” officially out today, would feature the likes of both Gorgon City and AlunaGeorge.

The “Baggage” arrival has proven an all but covert landing, as it hastily garnered ample anticipation after Gryffin test drove the track during his Perry’s Stage slot at this year’s Lollapalooza showing. Laced with AlunaGeorge’s sensuous, breathy vocals, “Baggage” sees Gryffin appoint UK-based duo Gorgon City for production backing. The quartet’s first-ever collaboration materializes as a perfectly poignant and danceable requiem to the summer season.

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Diplo, Walker & Royce, Golf Clap, and more to spin at Mad Decent’s Higher Ground showcase

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Having just minted his Higher Ground imprint, Diplo is now turning a curative eye towards the first-ever Higher Ground showcase, co-produced by Mad Decent and Made Event. Come September 22, Diplo, Walker & Royce, Paul Woolford, Golf Clap, Huxley, SIDEPIECE, Dateless, LP Giobbi, Anden, Fundido, and Lukewarm will descend upon The Brooklyn Mirage for a lucid evening of mellifluous house music.

“[House music] has always been incredibly important to me, and Higher Ground is our homage to the legends and opportunity to champion new sounds and artists from around the world pushing the genre forward,” Diplo writes in a recent press release.

The variety of the event’s roster embodies the sonic diversity that Diplo seeks to instill in the imprint, which will encompass releases spanning tech-house, deep/melodic house, and Afro-infused house, among other styles.

Dirtybird favorites Walker & Royce put forth the label’s inaugural release on Wednesday, with their four-part (two originals, two extended cuts) EP, Rave Grave. Higher Ground is also expected to house a number of Diplo’s own original productions.

Four on the floor enthusiasts can secure tickets to Higher Ground, here.

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Five Bonobo songs to spin at home ahead of his Brooklyn Mirage set

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Bonobo‘s expansive catalog of releases dates back to 2000, the year that the discerning sound-spinner set his debut LP, Animal Magic, loose with Ninja Tune. In the 19 years that have followed, the Bonobo earmark has grown synonymous with cerebral constructions that indulge in deeply textural explorations of Bonobo’s instrumental whims.

Long championed by fans as a transcendent approach to live electronic play, Bonobo’s format lures listeners to venues across the world, for strategic envelopment in Bonobo’s distinctively immersive sound. The producer will take his talents to New York’s beloved Brooklyn Mirage on August 17, to treat attendees to a luxuriant evening of lush soundscapes. Dancing Astronaut reminisces on five gems from Bonobo’s sprawling repertoire to ready readers for the electronic affair.

“Sapphire”

Harp strings add a tonal glimmer to “Sapphire,” a subdued offering that hails from Bonobo’s 2013 LP, The North Borders. Rich and languorous, “Sapphire” foregrounds percussive elements that add a crispness to the lighter body of the harp. Grounding bass that Bonobo weaves in an unimposing fashion focalizes the number.

“Stay The Same”

Andreya Triana lends her soft vocals to Bonobo’s “Stay The Same,” a number that is sustained by subtle, deep chords strummed on a guitar. The Black Sands inclusion from 2010 is a languidly paced tune that softly unfolds with multi-instrumental richness. A suave saxophone lends a buttery smoothness to the chorus, as the vocal-centric showing unhurriedly chugs forth.

“Nothing Owed”

Evocative of vintage jazz, “Nothing Owed” channels an aged authenticity. The downtempo ballad cyclically shifts its rhythm, which rises and falls in reliable surges. Sultry guitar riffs flirt with percussion as saxophone notes skirt over the instrumental interactions, affecting a fluid cacophony of sound.

“Linked”

Bonobo’s latest display surfaces as a slow-burning instrumental course of action that marks the producer’s first release since January 2019’s “Ibrik.” “Linked” starts off at a simmering pace that subtly mounts to flow forth with a temperate sense of ease. The melodies are pure and unimposing; the general tone of the track is cool and clean: a Bonobo emblem, for certain.

“Linked” embodies the sweetly climactic character that permeates through Bonobo’s catalog

“Ibrik”

Bonobo’s first original release in a nearly two-year time span, “Ibrik” re-introduced the melody weaver back into the electronic circle, where his absence was certainly felt among listeners. Strikes of a xylophone add a mesmerizing allure to this downtempo expo of Bonobo’s productive ease; it’s mellifluous, smooth, and refined, stylistically well within Bonobo’s wheelhouse.

Purchase tickets to Bonobo’s Brooklyn Mirage date, here.

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Gareth Emery energizes a sold-out Laserface show at Brooklyn Mirage

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Some came for the trance, others for the lasers. Regardless of the motivation, Gareth Emery‘s first-ever open-air Laserface production filled out a full house at Avant Gardner’s beloved outdoor venue Brooklyn Mirage on Friday, May 31, ultimately delivering a night to remember for many and solidifying Laserface as a one-of-a-kind show.

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Starting at 10 p.m., Mike Saint-Jules, Adam Scott, and Alastor warmed up a crowd that was becoming exponentially larger. By the time Alastor ended his set at 12:50 a.m., the anticipation for Laserface was at an all-time high as attendees packed themselves onto the ground floor and into all crevices of Mirage’s castle-like upper levels to prepare for the spectacle of light shows. Pitch dark lighting set the scene for Emery’s intro ID track, with the first few solo lasers of the night making their appearance before escalating into an on-slaughter of electric green and blue waves.

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Weaving together both trance classics and new releases from his latest LP with Ashley Wallbridge, Kingdom United, Emery delivered a euphoric brand of trance with mass appeal that had the audience singing and dancing along the entire night. Playing favorites from “Saving Light,” “Reckless,” and “Concrete Angel” to special remixes of Morgan Page‘s “The Longest Road,” his own popular cut of Ed Sheeran‘s “Castle on the Hill,” and Dimibo‘s psytrance remix of “Sanctuary,” the UK producer blended new and old over the two-hour set, catering to new ears and long-time fans alike. Straying slightly at times from his trance style, Emery also took risks by mashing up The Killers’ “Mr Brightside,” slipping in Daft Punk‘s “Harder Better Faster Stronger,” and paying homage to Keith Flint with select Prodigy tracks. He closed out his Laserface set with title track “Kingdom United;” it’s uplifting vocals and accompanying confetti drop painted Mirage’s air with a rainbow spectrum of lasers and glitter— concluding on a feel-good high. STANDERWICK proceeded to close the night with an explosive performance that carried the energy until the very end.

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There’s no question that Laserface is a production that has allowed Emery to hone his craft of trance into an all-around art form that incorporates the highest-quality audiovisual experience. Leaving no room for doubt in the fact that Emery continues to solidify his stance as one of the prominent trance artists of the past decade, Laserface will undeniably be around for years to come.

Roger Sanchez, Gerd Janson & More Join Erick Morillo For elrow’s Biggest NYC Party Ever

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Ibiza season is kicking off in Europe, and luckily for  New Yorkers (like yours truly), the island’s most notorious party returns to NY’s most illustrious venue for a two-stage fiesta that will go strong for 10+ hours starting at 6:30 pm on July 27 at The Brooklyn Mirage. Today, elrow announced its phase 2 lineup

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Erick Morillo Leads Phase 1 Lineup for elrow’s largest NYC Fiesta Yet at the Brooklyn Mirage

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elrow returns to Brooklyn Mirage on July 27 to continue its New York City residency and announces its phase one lineup featuring two of the biggest names in house music,  Erick Morillo for Rowllywood, a Bollywood-themed extravaganza. DJing for nearly 30 years, mixing house, techno, tribal, and Latin sounds in his music, the founder of the highly

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Brooklyn Mirage adds second Alesso show due to overwhelming demand

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The warm weather on the East Coast brings with it Brooklyn Mirage season. The palm tree bedecked New York venue has newly reopened for another vibrant year of event production on Stewart Ave. The Mirage’s calendar of summer bookings features a wealth of celebrated live acts, including electronic music vet, Alesso. From evergreen electronic classics like “Calling” and the Grammy Award-nominated “If I Lose Myself,” to comparatively more recent productions like the country-inflected “Let Me Go,” Alesso’s catalog is essentially a wide-spanning highlight reel of house music.

With his latest EP, Progresso Volume 1 now out and ready for live set inclusion, Alesso’s highly anticipated return to New York City will begin on September 13 at the Brooklyn Mirage. The rapidity with which Alesso’s inaugural Brooklyn Mirage booking sold out is a testament to the acclaim that enshrouds the producer, and has preluded a newly announced followup show, due to overwhelming demand. Alesso will appear at the Brooklyn Mirage again on September 14, to take attendees on a ‘sweet escape’ from the everyday through his momentous live production. Fans can secure tickets to Alesso’s secondary show, here.

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Virtual Self announces daytime Clubsystem set at Brooklyn Mirage

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After a few years of Porter Robinson‘s Worlds tour, the producer’s Virtual Self moniker has been his main release for creative output, especially in the live realm. Playing both “Utopia” and “Clubsystem” sets, Robinson has been treating fans to diversified offerings of trance, techno, breakbeats, jungle, and more. Now bringing Virtual Self back to New York for the first time in 2019, Robinson has announced a daytime Clubsystem set at the Brooklyn Mirage.

Taking place on June 23, not many details have been announced about the set, though the event poster holds a cryptic message reading, below.

With presales tickets currently up and more tickets coming soon, this Virtual Self set is not one to miss.

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Gareth Emery and Ashley Wallbridge craft a trance lover’s sonic playground on collaborative LP, ‘Kingdom United’

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Gareth Emery and Ashley Wallbridge have an extensive collaboration history that spans from single releases, producing under their parody moniker CVNT5, and co-owning record label Garuda. Earlier this year, the two artists took their collaborative efforts to the next level after announcing they would be releasing a full-length album together. The compilation, titled Kingdom United, is out now on Garuda, and the expansive body of work showcases the best from both producers.

The album is inspired by the producers’ love for their home, the United Kingdom, as the country faces turbulent political times. Emery and Wallbridge announced the forthcoming LP back in February by dropping the album’s title track, “Kingdom United,” which is the perfect sonic testament to what fans can expect from the album now that it is released in full.

Kingdom United is a trance lover’s sonic playground that features 14 songs ranging from instrumental-based “Kal El” to vocal-led “Lionheart” featuring PollyAnna. Emery and Wallbridge set the bar high with previous collaborative singles together, and the album not only meets expectations, but continues to raise the standards of what fans can come to expect from the artists working together.

Kingdom United is an album that works equally well played live or at home with friends and a cup of tea,” the duo said in a release. “Wherever people choose to listen, we’re sure they’re going to love it!”

Emery recently announced that he will be bringing his infamous live show Laserface to New York’s Brooklyn Mirage. For those hoping to experience Kingdom United live amidst thousands of lasers, tickets for the event can be purchased here.

Gareth Emery will bring Laserface’s first ever open-air show to the Brooklyn Mirage

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Debuting his Laserface live show back in 2017, trance visionary Gareth Emery has set his sights on even bigger and more extraordinary production scales since the concept’s inaugural show at New York’s Terminal 5. After working with laser expert and acclaimed show technician Anthony Garcia a.k.a. Nicelasers, the new and improved Laserface event features 10 stops including debut European and Asian shows. Laserface has already hit Dreamstate SoCal as well as San Francisco’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium and Vancouver’s PNE Forum. With each location carefully considered by the team, Laserface joins the ranks of stage productions from electronic artists like Eric Prydz‘s HOLO and deadmau5‘s various Cube designs as setups with such advanced technologies that only specific venues have the capacity to host them.

Now, Emery will once again bring Laserface to New York in its first-ever open-air performance at the Brooklyn Mirage on May 31. With an upcoming joint album, Kingdom United alongside Ashley Wallbridge underway, the “Saving Light” producer and his newest concept show will encompass a world of fresh music, euphoric energy, and ethereal visuals. Laserface at the Brooklyn Mirage will see support from Standerwick, Alastor, Adam Scott, and Mike Saint-Jules. A performance that will be brought to life by cutting-edge laser technology, Laserface Brooklyn promises an experience that stands in a calibre of its own.

Buy tickets to Laserface Brooklyn Mirage here.

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