Enter to win a VIP trip to Produktworld with flight and accommodations [Contest]

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Enter to win a VIP trip to Produktworld with flight and accommodations [Contest]Producktworld

New City Gas has teamed up with Dancing Astronaut to provide one lucky winner with VIP passes to its Produktworld festival in Montreal, as well the ultimate fan experience.

The 2018 edition of Produktworld will be headlined by EDM fan favorites like Yellow Claw, Galantis, and Virtual Self — just to name a few. In addition to world-class musical acts, the festival is characterized by its unique carnival theme and coinciding state-of-the-art pyrotechnics, acrobats, and an abundance of street art.

In addition to a twin set of three-day VIP passes to the festival, the winner will receive free roundtrip air fare from surrounding major cities, a comped hotel, and a meet and greet with the artist of his or her choice, plus a whole lot more.

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Gear up for Lollapalooza with DA’s 12 most anticipated performances

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Gear up for Lollapalooza with DA’s 12 most anticipated performancesLollapalooza Chhicago 2018

Lollapalooza is this weekend in Chicago, and Dancing Astronaut is hosting a live stream of the music festival.

With headliners such as The Weeknd, Bruno Mars, Jack White, Arctic Monkeys, and Travis Scott, the festival’s 27th year in existence should be one for the ages. After changing to a four-day event in 2016, Lollapalooza is easily one of the top-attended music festivals in the United States.

Below are 12 of the most anticipated Lollapalooza performances from an electronic music perspective.


REZZ

“Space mom” is a must-see for any festival. She’s performing Thursday at 7:15 p.m. CDT, and her new album, Certain Kind Of Magic, comes out Friday on mau5trap. REZZ was just featured on the cover of DJ Mag‘s August issue.

ODESZA

After killer sets at Red Rocks and Panorama, ODESZA looks to bring their massive live-electronic show with their big synths, drum line, and stellar light show. The duo is the headliner of EDM at Lollapalooza, and there are rumors of a potential Foreign Family festival in 2019.

Rusko

After beating cancer, the British dubstep pioneer is back in action. He dropped his Has Made Five More Songs EP, this year, and the flag-bearer of contemporary dubstep knows how to throw down, recently coming off supporting Zeds Dead in London. Dubstep whomps at 6 p.m. CDT Friday? Yes, please.

Billie Eilish

The 16-year-old from California had her debut EP, Don’t Smile at Me, rank on Billboard‘s top 200 list. The distraught yet swagged-out teen recently had a tarantula emerge from her mouth for the new single, you should see me in a crown. Imagine what the eclectic and eccentric young trendsetter will bring to the stage.

Dillon Francis

The budding actor, director, and TV writer is also one of the most sought-after festival DJs. With six releases from his upcoming WUT WUT album on Francis’ new IDGAFOS imprint, working with Comedy Central on Living The Dream, his own show Like & Subscribe, and One Deeper Talks with DJ Hanzel; EDM’s funny man has been busy this summer.  Playing Friday at 8:30 p.m. CDT, Francis’ live set will be a perfect way to start the weekend shenanigans.

Tycho

Cool your jets to the easy-going electronic ambiance of Scott Hansen aka Tycho. The musician, composer, producer, songwriter, photographer, and designer is a true embodiment of an artist. With a variety of genre’s at Lollapalooza, Tycho will be a nice escape into the serene 9 p.m. CDT on Thursday.

Post Malone

With one of Billboard‘s top albums for the past two months, beerbongs & bentleys, Malone is a must-see. His happy-go-lucky attitude, infectious smile, and daydreaming vibe will create an ambiance of love, partying, and good harmony.

Illenium

Future bass maven, Nicholas D. Miller, will put on a beautiful set with big synths 7:15 p.m. CDT Saturday. He’s been diving into harder productions, recently teaming up with Excision on their new track, “Gold (Stupid Love)” featuring Shallows. Last month, Illenium released a massive 15-track remix package for his 2017 Awake album.

Chromeo

Having released their fifth studio album, Head Over Heals, this summer, the veteran FUNKLORDZ look towards filling the electro-funk void. After cancelling shows earlier in July due to mental health issues, the duo is back in action and will not disappoint fans of funk, dance & hip-hop.

Tyler, The Creator

He just released a new music video with A$AP Rocky for their single, “Potato Salad.” The Odd Future fashion, lifestyle, and content icon finally received critic recognition on his Flower Boy album last year. His set is sure to be one of a kind.

Galantis

The live electronic duo from Sweden will keep spirits uplifted with melodies and drops a-plenty. According to their Twitter, they’ve also got something special planned for Lollapalooza.

Zedd

Germany and pop music’s EDM headliner and Billboard chart-topper will not disappoint. He’s playing at 8:30 p.m. CDT on Saturday. His newest song is “Happy Now” featuring Elley Duhé.

Honorable mentions: Petit Biscuit, Malaa, Lykke Li, Goldlink, What So Not, Excision, Logic, The Weeknd, Khalid.


Photo Credit: @charles.reagan/Instagram

Galantis reminisce on times past in “Mama Look At Me Now” music video

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Galantis reminisce on times past in “Mama Look At Me Now” music videoGalantis Mama Look At Me Now Music Video

Last week, Galantis released two summer-defining tracks: “Satisfied” (ft. MAX) and “Mama Look At Me Now” via Big Beat Records. Now, they’ve unveiled their retrospective music video for “Mama Look At Me Now,” with top-secret video footage from the Swedish duo’s early days in 2013. “Since the early days this has been an emotional journey for us, and in many ways this is a ”thank you” to those who always believed in us when no one else did,” they mentioned to the press about this intimate glimpse into their lives.

In the music video, the story tells follows kids in school whose teachers thought they’d never amount to anything. They were hyper, had ADHD, got into trouble, and were told they’d never leave the town they grew up in. Now, they’re cruising around in golf carts backstage, traveling in style on private jets, skateboarding through hotel suites, and playing epic games of chess in exotic locales around the world.

The group dropped their second studio album, The Aviary, last year. It debuted as a top 10 album in 23 countries. With uplifting energy and infectious melodies that have captured the hearts of the mass public around them, their success is no surprise.

Photo Credit: @wearegalantis/Instagram

These are 10 hype-building songs to listen to ahead for Moonrise Festival 2018

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Moonrise Festival 2018 is shaping out to be one of Baltimore’s most exciting events of the year. The two-day festival — held at the Pimlico Race Course – is preparing for its 5th installment, which will feature a wide and diverse range of artists, catering toward fans of almost any dance music sub-genre. Performers include Kaskade, Zeds Dead, 3LAU, JOYRYDE, Ookay, GRiZ, Illenium, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Ekali, MK, and more.

In honor of the upcoming festivities, we’ve compiled a 10-track playlist that includes tunes from some of the weekend’s most anticipated acts — perfect for any pre-game or long road-trips to Baltimore.

1. Silk City (Diplo & Mark Ronson) – “Only Can Get Better”

The latest single from Diplo & Mark Ronson’s newest side project Silk City. This is definitely a collaboration attendees will hear during Diplo’s headline set at the Stellar Stage Saturday night. Ronson has since teased their second upcoming release, so maybe he’ll give fans a little taste at the festival?

2. DJ Snake & Mercer – “Let’s Get Ill”

One of DJ Snake’s hottest 2018 collaborations saw linking up with Mercer for a rapid, future house heater. Check out Snake headlining the Stellar Stage Saturday night alongside Kaskade, Diplo, Zeds Dead, and more.

3. Marshmello – “Rooftops”

Marshmello recently released his Joytime II album, which has been very well-received by the Mello Gang. “Rooftops” a groovy one from the album where the DJ/producer throws on his own 90’s punk rock-sounding vocals. He’ll take the Stellar Stage Sunday night and will likely close out the weekend.

4. SNRBN – “If I Can’t Have You” feat. Harloe

The LA-based DJ/producer, who will also be taking over the Stellar Stage on Sunday afternoon, where he will more than likely take his audience out of the racetrack an instead place them on a mental beach. His latest single “I Can’t Have You” accomplishes this feat in mere minutes.

5. Two Friends – “While We’re Dreaming” feat. Kevin Writer

We enjoy this 2017 throwback from the duo, who will be treating their guests to a heavy dose of their cheery brand of dance music.

6. Galantis – “Mama Look At Me Now”

“Mama Look At Me Now” is one of two tracks from Galantis’ latest EP release, and it gives us a taste of what’s in store for the mischevious Swedes’ infectiously raucous Sunday set.

7. Cashmere Cat, Major Lazer, Tory Lanez – “Miss You” (Akira Akira & Hikeii Remix)

This is one of the most poppin’ remixes of his hit collaboration “Miss You” with Major Lazer and Tory Lanez. Festival goers can expect to hear either the original or an assortment of remixes, yet knowing Cashmere Cat, he often has a strictly Jersey club section of the set, to which this fits perfectly. Check out his set at the Lunar Stage on Sunday.

8. Rezz & 1788-L – H E X

Rezz is blowing up the scene with dark synths and heavy beats that are nothing short of an innovative sound. Check out her latest release, which she’ll most likely use to destroy the Solar Tent atmosphere on Saturday.

9. Chris Lake, Chris Lorenzo, Anti-Up – “Pizza”

Anyone want pizza? No? How about after a few hours of constant movement and house beats at the Celestial Stage? Chris Lake will be headlining the house-geared stage Saturday night and will probably trap listeners into his set right as they’re deciding to leave for some pizza.

10. Eric Prydz – “Liberate” (Lane 8 Remix)

This remix for Eric Prydz’ “Liberate” is one of Lane 8’s hidden gems released back in 2014. He’s pushed out a lot of new music since then, but it doesn’t mean we have to stop showing this perfect blend of deep and melodic house some love. Check him out headlining the Celestial Stage Sunday night.

Purchase tickets via the Moonrise Festival website and if this song selection didn’t do justice, check out the festival’s 2018 Spotify playlists, which are curated by stage.

 

Relive Armin Van Buuren’s full set from Ultra Europe in Croatia

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Relive Armin Van Buuren’s full set from Ultra Europe in CroatiaArmin Van Buuren Rukes

For those that we’re able to make the pilgrimage to Croatia this year for the 2018 installment of Ultra Europe, fear not, a major festival highlight is now available for your viewing pleasure. The festival took place from July 6 to July 8, and, aside from trance king Armin Van Buuren, featured headliners such as Axwell / Ingrosso, DJ Snake, Galantis, The Chainsmokers, and more. Now, Armin fans can enjoy his full 93-minute live set from Ultra Europe on YouTube.

Attendees can relive the riveting experience while others are guaranteed a deserved dose of delayed FOMO, as the video captures everything from the suspenseful intro to Armin’s stunning visual effects. And, let’s face it, the veteran DJ icon’s signature full extension of his arms atop the stage is one of the most entertaining things to watch, it never gets old. Armin Van Buuren recently celebrated the 15th anniversary of his label Armada Music and he’s maintained a packed summer itinerary, heading to Belgium for Tomorrowland on July 21 and the UK for Creamfields on August 24.

Galantis teams up with MAX on new EP

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Rhythmic pop and house duo Galantis have teamed up with rising singer and label mate MAX on a two-track EP via Big Beat Records.

After emerging in 2013 with a unique, thoughtfully uplifting take on progressive house, Galantis has remained part of the house music community attracting pop into its territory, bringing artists like Uffie and ROZES in on collaborative work to further blur the genre lines. This time it’s with New York City singer-songwriter MAX, famous for his track “Lights Down Low” and other electronic collaborations with artists like Flux Pavilion, 3LAU and Illenium.

The EP’s lead single, “Satisfied,” is a tune primed for summer, accentuated by MAX’s agile vocals and a classic funky, house-influenced production appearance from the Galantis guys. The track was debuted with a coordinating music video that follows the duo through the summer antics of our dreams, further hitting the single home.

“Mama Look At Me Now” follows to close out the EP, again featuring uplifting subject matter, vocals, and Galantis’s again patented piano chord and children’s vocal sample production highlights.

Here are all of the best performances of Ultra Europe 2018

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Ultra Europe‘s 2018 installment in Split, Croatia brought together some of the finest globetrotting DJs in the world — Afrojack, Axwell Λ Ingrosso, and DJ Snake, just to name a few. Now, with the festival in the review, Dancing Astronaut has gathered some of the highlights in their full set form.

Whether it was a set from a legend like Afrojack — who managed to drop six IDs in his set – or one of the masters like Hardwell, Carl Cox, and Steve Angello – who also treated fans to a delightful ID; Ultra Europe was far from a disappointment. The weekend was filled with incredibly touching moments as well as reminders of the indelible connection and emotive release that dance music coexists within, including Axwell ^ Ingrosso’s immensely touching tribute to Avicii.

Thanks to Mixcloud, everyone who was unable to attend can revel in the best of the best. It’s almost as if the desire to make it out next year wasn’t already tempting enough.

Afrojack

Axwell Λ Ingrosso

Carl Cox

Charlotte de Witte

Cheat Codes

Dense & Pika

DJ Snake

Eats Everything

Galantis

Hardwell

Jon Rundell

Steve Angello

Crankdat spins some fresh IDs in new Diplo and Friends mix

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Crankdat spins some fresh IDs in new Diplo and Friends mix

Christian Smith, a.k.a. Crankdat became a breakout star through remixes for Zeds Dead, Jaden Smith, San Holo, and more. In addition, he’s added some equally successful originals to the portfolio, with his most recent being “Need Somebody.” Now, it seems this positive traction has caught Diplo‘s attention, as the rising producer has officially made his debut on BBC Radio 1’s Diplo & Friends.

Fans are in for a big treat here, as the bass-heavy mix features a wide array of fresh IDs from the Cleveland born DJ. He also blends famed remixes with throwbacks, hip-hop — including tracks by Kanye West and Lil Pump — and dance music anthems such as Galantis‘ “Runaway” and Calvin Harris‘ “Summer” (mashed up with some trap-y goodness). The hour long mix is ever-changing and will make listeners wonder where the time went.

Crankdat is currently on his “Outcast” tour, hitting stops all over the globe leading up to an Electric Zoo 2018 performance come Labor Day Weekend.

 

Featured Image taken from Crankdat’s Facebook

Galantis exudes out of this galaxy goodness on new single, ‘Spaceship’ [Stream]

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Galantis blasts off into a distant galaxy this New Music Friday with, “Spaceship,” the latest single to emerge from the DJ duo’s studio.

Singer Uffie lends her wide vocal range to the festival primed number, making for an anthemic tune that retains the upbeat energy classic of a Galantis production. A blend of big room and electro elements, “Spaceship” derives its adrenaline spiking quality from a driving piano melody, soaring synths, and a looping vocal hook that characterizes “Spaceship,” a track that is poised to be a beloved dance floor filler.

New Music Friday: A Totally Bandit week for pop, plus Christine and the Queens returns

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Notes:

  • The new Christine and the Queens single was released on a day that wasn’t Friday, which means it doesn’t quality for top-of-the-playlist status, and also it’s not as good as the Clean Bandit and Demi Lovato single, so that’s all worked out fine.
  • Great to see Leon Else get a big moment on the generally-really-good 13 Reasons Why season two soundtrack album with My Kind Of Love.
  • Galantis and Uffie: what a team.
  • Betty Who‘s still going!
  • Nicole Millar is one of the more exciting artists working in a very crowded pop space: No Strings is the latest glimpse of a really rather great debut album that’s due for release later this year.
  • Riton and Kah-Lo have released their song again, and that’s fine.
  • Hard to know how to cover the existence of the (pretty great but that’s not the point) new Backstreet Boys single, really.
  • For different reasons it’s hard to know how to approach Hillsong Young & Free‘s latest godbanger. What a world!

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