Deep passion manifested itself into a triumphant return for Gabriel & Dresden, whose crowdfunded album The Only Road exceeded already high expectations from trusting fans to become one of the top trance releases of 2017. The beloved duo have since been taking their new work on the road with them, attending to their global following’s craving for their clever and sentimental aesthetic.
The pair offer an enticing taste of what fans might expect from their forthcoming appearances both Ultra and at Above & Beyond‘s Common Ground Miami Music Week event, taking place March 22 at the RC Cola Plant. It makes for an enjoyable hour, flowing smoothly from the deep end of trance to a more energized soundscape, ending with their beloved remix to Andain’s “Beautiful Things.”
Those looking to go who have yet to secure their spot at the Common Ground show might be in luck, as Dancing Astronaut has paired with Anjunabeats to grant one winner a pair of Anytime Arrival tickets. They’ve added additional perks as well, including two tickets to Anjunabeach, slated for March 25 in South Beach, and some exclusive merchandise.
The early bird gets the worm, but the lucky bird wins the opportunity to complete a three-legged race with OG Dirtybird tech house spinner, Worthy, at Dirtybird Campout East 2018. Dancing Astronaut and Dirtybird are offering one fan of the tech funk collective an exclusive meet & greet experience with Worthy, as well as a pair of tickets to Dirtybird’s inaugural East Coast Campout. Enter below for your chance to fly south with the Dirtybird crew.
The world’s first zero gravity club experience is underway, and you could actually be among the first to party in a state of total weightlessness. And who better to score the debut of such a boundary event than the likes of Steve Aoki, W&W, and Armin Van Buuren? That’s exactly what the world’s most cavalier clubgoers are in for with BigCityBeats’ latest event, World Club Dome Zero Gravity. The World Club Dome concept is responsible for some of the most unique party experiences out there, and now they’re putting on the smallest, most exclusive club event of all time in a specially converted A310 aircraft, commissioned by the European Space Agency for astronaut training flights, for a completely gravity-free party experience.
Two winners, one male and one female, from each continent will be chosen for the maiden flight, with an additional two winners from Germany and India each. The flight will be a total of 90 minutes and it will take off from Frankfurt Airport on February 7, 2018. Fans can apply to be selected by submitting a 20-second video testimonial as to why they should win access to World Club Dome Zero Gravity, and the first wave of finalists will be announced on January 12. Apply for consideration here.
This year’s inaugural Goldrush Festival is gearing up to take place ahead of Thanksgiving in Arizona, wrangling together a star-studded dance and hip-hop leaning lineup across November 18 and 19. The event’s first year headliners include Dillon Francis, RL Grime, Migos, and Marshmello with additional top-name bookings that include Claude VonStroke (and Barclay Crenshaw), Baauer and A-Trak doing back-to-back, Exision, Rezz, and Lil Uzi Vert. Embracing the Arizona spirit, the festival’s wild west theme goes further than just Arizona’s iconic scenic backdrops. Goldrush is offering fans the chance to pan for gold with Mike Lion and Lee Reynolds as well as a desert jam out with Justin Jay.
With Phoenix fans gearing up for another new festival this year, Goldrush is upping the ante with a fully immersive dive into the desert vibe, giving a few lucky fans the chance to get down wild west style with beloved Dirtybird affiliate Justin Jay and the Desert Hearts crew. Enter to win both meet & greets below.
Partnering with Groove Cruise Miami, MetaPop and Native Instruments, the duo are giving fans a chance to remix the trance anthem for a shot at some huge prizes. The winner of the remix competition for “AR” will get an opening DJ slot with Schulz on Groove Cruise Miami, taking place Jan. 26-29. In addition, the winner will receive an ocean-view stateroom for two guests, a Groove Cruise Recordings schwag bundle, and a debut of the winning remix on the Global DJ Broadcast with Schulz. To beef up the winner’s studio game, they will also receive Native Instruments’ Komplete Ultimate 11 (valued at $1,199), Native Instruments’ Maschine Mk3 (valued at $599), a Native Instruments store voucher for $200, a one-year pro subscription for LANDR, and a commercial release on Black Hole Recordings.
Those interested in submitting to the remix competition have until Nov. 29 to do so, and entries may be submitted here.
Dancing Astronaut, Corona Electric Beach, and Insomniac‘s “Discovery Project” have teamed up to create a “Once in a Lifetime” DJ contest that could jump start an artists career. That’s right, one lucky winner will get a chance to perform among some of the most talented DJs in dance music on Corona’s Electric Beach stage during EDC Orlando (stay tuned for line-up announcement)!
One lucky winner will receive:
A DJ slot at Corona Electric Beach’s stage at EDC Orlando
2 Round trip flights, 2 two-day GA tickets, & 2 premier shuttle passes
Hotel accommodations & artist style airport pickup
Social takeover on Dancing Astronaut’s Instagram account
Here’s how to enter (must be 25+):
First upload an original track (between 3 and 8 minutes long). We are looking for the most original, creative and forward-thinking track submission!
Then, upload a DJ mix (between 25-35 minutes long) with a track list. Precise mixing is a must
Live wunderkind, Gryffin, is currently traveling North America on his headline Castle In The Sky Tour and playing at 37 cities along the way. Bringing along Chicago trio Autograf and ayokay as well, the LA-based multi-instrumentalist is taking over some of the nation’s most notable venues like The Wiltern in LA, The Warfield in San Francisco, and Terminal 5 in New York City.
Next week, Gryffin is geared up to take the stage for his biggest headlining show at Terminal 5 that will feature his brand new production, new music, and special surprises according to the producer. Dancing Astronaut has partnered up with the producer to celebrate the momentous occasion and offer up a meet & greet plus free tickets for one lucky winner to the show on October 21st.
Tickets for other dates of Gryffin’s tour are on-sale now here.
On Saturday, September 23, cross-continental house star Thomas Jack will headline Los Angeles’s venerated Exchange LA alongside Jax Jones.
In celebration of the show, Dancing Astronaut has teamed up with Exchange LA to present an exclusive Margarita Meet & Greet with Thomas Jack prior to his performance.
14 winners will be randomly selected for the opportunity to share margaritas with Thomas Jack in Exchange LA’s green room. To enter into the drawing, participants need only to purchase a ticket to the show from Exchange LA. Upon purchasing, participants will automatically be eligible for the meet and greet.
Having recently released his The Versus EP — which showcased a deeper, more underground-driven direction — it’s an exciting time for Thomas Jack. His performance from Exchange LA will be in high demand, so don’t miss out.
Tickets to Thomas Jack at Exchange LA are available here.
Over the past 4 years, the Desert Hearts family has found itself at the center of a dusty movement, fostering intimate experiences of sonic joy and unbounded love across the globe. Now, the crew is bringing their show to Moonrise Festival on August 12th and 13th to give Baltimore an experience of a lifetime.
The lucky winners will get 2 GA tickets to Moonrise Festival and a golf cart ride with the Desert Hearts crew to take place Saturday August 12th, time TBD. If you’re 18 and older enter now for an epic joyride with some of the greatest at Moonrise.
One of the most impressive young leaders of the American trap scene, California-based Ookay, will choose one lucky winner to have a wine and cheese date with him at Moonrise Festival next weekend. The two day festival will take place in Baltimore from August 12th to 13th, and features a stacked lineup with upcoming and established artists from every genre.
Winners will get 2 GA tickets to Moonrise Festival and a wine & cheese meet and greet with Ookay to be held the afternoon of Sunday, August 13th. If you are 21 and older, test your luck and enter below for a chance to meet one of Moonrise’s favorite trap artists of the weekend, Ookay.