Shiba San, Mija, Jhené Aiko, and more top 2019 West Coast Dirtybird Campout

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Shiba San, Mija, Jhené Aiko, and more top 2019 West Coast Dirtybird CampoutDirtybird Campout

Claude VonStroke is bringing his quirk-friendly caravan of house and tech-centric talent back to Modesto Reservoir Campgrounds October 4-6 for the West Coast arm of his Dirtybird Campout festival series.

The 2019 lineup boasts both familiar four-on-the-floor flock members, like Justin Martin, Shiba San, Mija, and J.Phlip, as well as multifarious members of the hip-hop and bass communities, including resplendently strange and multifarious sounds from Cut Chemist, Nastia, and the Grammy-nominated R&B singer/songwriter, Jhené Aiko. The three-day frenzy will see its off-the-wall curation sectioned into two stylized stages, with classically curious Dirtybird emblems designated to the Birdhouse stage, while the Bass Lodge will harbor just that, as well as the urban end of the roster.

The festival/label’s fearless leader and “head counselor” will be performing at the Campout twofold, under both his ’90s hip-hop-hailing experimental project, Barclay Crenshaw (his actual name) and his more widely known alter-ego, Claude VonStroke, in a back-to-back set with EPROM.

Tickets to the West Coast Dirtybird Campout are on sale now here.

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Your Paradise Fiji unveils 2019 lineup led by A-Trak, Gorgon City, Mija, and more

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Your Paradise Fiji unveils 2019 lineup led by A-Trak, Gorgon City, Mija, and moreYour Paradise 16

Your Paradise Fiji looks ahead to another year of placid production with the roll out of 2019’s talent lineup. The underground island affair will see headlining sets from A-Trak, Gorgon City, What So Not, Cosmo’s Midnight, Mija, Noisia, and Getter‘s hip-hop alter ego, Terror Reid. A myriad of additional artists complete Your Paradise Fiji’s forthcoming 2019 iteration, including Yotto, Weiss, Bag Raiders, AC Slater, and Chris Lorenzo, among others. Attendees can expect expertly curated parties from Anjunadeep, Night Bass, and Desert Hearts.

The picturesque event will host its seventh installment from December 6-12, 2019. Your Paradise Fiji represents a unique opportunity for electronic music fans to bear witness to live performances from some of their favorite entities amid white-sand beaches and mid-ocean settings. Those interested in attending Your Paradise Fiji 2019 can visit the festival’s official website for more information.

Mija and Kill The Noise team up for haunting new melody, ‘Salvation’

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Mija and Kill The Noise team up for haunting new melody, ‘Salvation’Mija KTN

Mija and Kill the Noise have released their long-anticipated collaboration “Salvation,” and the track takes the listener on a dark and twisted journey that can hardly be confined to a genre. The release is stylistically distinct from what fans have come to expect from both Mija and Kill The Noise, but the track is just as captivating as both of the producer’s previous bodies of work.

Mija lends her haunting vocals to the track, and her singing is layered over the top of booming synths that help create a multi dimensional bass backdrop that takes over listeners’ conciousness. The arrangement is overtly cinematic, with inspiring crescendos and prominent drops taking the listener on a sonic ride.

Mija revealed that the track was originally concepted amidst a group of releases Kill The Noise was creating for a movie soundtrack. She comments,
“Jake (KTN) hit me up one day asking if I wanted to track some vocals over a song he was working on for movie soundtrack,” Mija explained. “I’d never done anything like that before, so it felt like an exciting new challenge. I wrote/sang the verse, added some vocal effects, and sent it back to him. We ended up loving it so much that we felt it needed a proper release.”

“Salvation” is out now via Proximity and Sony Masterworks.

Lunar Lunes: Kill The Noise and Mija bring ‘Salvation,’ The Bloody Beetroots and Ephwurd team up + more

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Lunar Lunes: Kill The Noise and Mija bring ‘Salvation,’ The Bloody Beetroots and Ephwurd team up + moreBloody Beetroots Ephwurd

Each week, New Music Friday sweeps through with torrential force, showering streaming platforms with immeasurable amounts of new tunes. Just like Dancing Astronaut rounds up 25 of the biggest songs of the week for the Hot 25 Spotify playlist each New Music Friday, Lunar Lunes serves as a landing pad for SoundCloud users who want a whole new dose of tunes to kick off the work week.

Kill The Noise and Mija jump-start this post-EDC Monday with a formidable new collaboration, “Salvation,” and The Bloody Beetroots and Ephwurd deliver a powerful electro number in “Wildchild” from The Bloody Beetroots’ forthcoming Heavy EP. Honey & Badger and kramder return to Tchami’s CONFESSION for a groovy new track, “Da Pinte,” and Just a Gent makes “First Contact” in his new single. Wuki and Ship Wrek take on Daft Punk’s iconic “Technologic” in a new “Wukileak,” and Shaun Frank teams up with Lexy Panterra for “Where Do You Go.” Dombresky remixes LSD’s “No New Friends,” and the Nervo sisters are “Sober” in their new single. Summer Was Fun brings a fun summertime atmosphere in his new track, “Frozen in Time,” and BLEEP BLOOP flips Vince Staples’ “GTFOMD.” Joris Voorn delivers a radio edit of “RYO,” and Slow Magic takes on hit song “Old Town Road.”

The selection is updated every Lunes (Monday).

Meow Wolf releases diverse lineup for Taos Vortex including ZHU, Mija, Flying Lotus + more

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Meow Wolf releases diverse lineup for Taos Vortex including ZHU, Mija, Flying Lotus + moreMeow Wolf Photo Credit Jess Bernstein

Those looking for an interactive, multi-dimensional, and thought-provoking music festival experience should look no further than the second summer of festival experience of Meow Wolf. Taking place in Kit Carson Park in Taos, New Mexico, the event is set to take place Aug. 16-18, offering music, art, dance, and interactive exploration.

The musical focal points of the event will happen on two stages: The Spire and The Glade. The Spire is toted as a citadel for the arts, inspiring awe and reverence; a stage created for performers. The Glade is a grassy meadow for people to hang out and be a part of the show, offering a casual and intimate refuge.

Other attractions of the festival will include Taos Vortex’s illuminated outdoor wonderland, centered around different neighborhoods and the creatures that inhabit them. Huts and homes scattered around the park invite everyone to step inside, find their ‘hood, and fully celebrate the multi-dimensional get-down of the summer.

Meow Wolf has released a diverse and heavy-hitting lineup for the event, including ZHU, Mija, Claude VonStroke, Flying Lotus, G Jones, and more. The early bird tickets for the festival sold out in just five hours, so those looking to attend the unique experience can go to the festival’s website to secure their spot at the festival.

Meow Wolf releases diverse lineup for Taos Vortex including ZHU, Mija, Flying Lotus + moreMeow Wolf Lineup

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Mija’s ‘Dead Flowers & Cigarettes’ gets a jungle makeover and special merch release from Ryan Forever

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Mija’s ‘Dead Flowers & Cigarettes’ gets a jungle makeover and special merch release from Ryan ForeverMija Androgynous

Mija has again turned to the multi-talented Ryan Forever for a joint release of the Skrillex-discovered producer’s “Dead Flowers & Cigarettes.” The rework sees release with an androgynous turtleneck in tandem, which Forever designed himself for the Made By Mija clothing line. Amidst jungle beats and fluttering samples from the original, an intruding bass lays the groundwork for the highly percussive remake.

“I’ve always said to people that I think my brain is half girl, half boy. I was a complete tomboy as a kid, until I discovered that I liked boys and quickly embraced my femininity,” Mija recently told NEST HQ. “But even then, the boys I crushed on often looked/acted very feminine. I believe that everybody carries both male and female qualities within them, and that gender is not exclusive to our physical forms.”

Aside from bumping elbows in various Dirtybird-centric circles, Mija and Forever have collaborated on a number of mode-fluctuating projects. One of the most recent of these includes Forever’s role as visual director for Mija’s music video accompanying the original take of “Dead Flowers & Cigarettes.”

Find the turtleneck and other garments from Mija’s clothing line here.

Honoring the ladies of dance music this International Women’s Day [Playlist]

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Honoring the ladies of dance music this International Women’s Day [Playlist]AlisonWonderland SHAKYBEATS2017 0505 192823 8517 PP Copy

The music industry is filled with women whose lives revolve around their work and in bettering the scene in general, and they are more than worthy of daily recognition for their efforts. It hasn’t always been easy; even in 2019 quite a few feel the need to work double just to receive the same respect as their male counterparts, or even to be taken seriously in general. That being said, the most admirable thing about women in the industry is that the fight continues anyhow—artists like Alison Wonderland , Charlotte de Witte, REZZ, TOKiMONSTA, Sophie, and more continually break boundaries with their sound, while female publicists, managers, and others work nonstop behind the scenes to propel others careers without taking credit for themselves.

In recent years, some headway has finally been made industry-wide to respect and recognize these women. Public pressure has made for greater female representation on festival billing and greater respect across the industry, while others are seeing tougher consequences for misogynistic behaviors. There’s still a ways to go toward equality, but the optimism is high.

This International Women’s Day, we at Dancing Astronaut feel it’s necessary to pay our respects to these groundbreakers and boundary pushers, and thus present this playlist as a way to mark the occasion. The names above, plus Mija, Nora En Pure, CRAY, Honey Dijon, ANNA, and The Black Madonna are just a few of the many caliber acts featured.

We also recognize the ladies behind this very website who keep the lights on day in and day out: Robyn, Bella, Rachel, Farrell, Nellie, Natalie P, Natalie D, Jessica, Elizabeth, and Christina.

Our proverbial hats go off to all women today.

 

 

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Mija and JR Slayer explore humanity on new sultry track ‘Stay a Little Longer’

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Mija and JR Slayer explore humanity on new sultry track ‘Stay a Little Longer’Mija Just Enough Ep

Los Angeles-based producer and DJ Mija continues to push her eclectic genre-defying sound with her latest collaboration “Stay a Little Longer”, a track written and produced with JR Slayer. Even her collaboration choice of JR Slayer —former post-hardcore The Blood Brothers member and current Head Wound City guitarist— speaks to her refusal to be boxed. The track has been released ahead of her upcoming US tour.

Similar to her 2018 EP Just Enough, “Stay A Little Longer” takes a seemingly minimalistic beat to complex heights with enchanting woodwinds, glitchy effects and maximum distortion. Mija’s voice floats hauntingly in a juxtaposition of calm agony, drawing its intensity from the silence pervasive throughout the track.

Mija says, “‘Stay A Little Longer’ illustrates three human characteristics: Selfishness, Validity, and Loneliness. It is the feeling of wanting something from somebody else. The feeling of not being present and seeking outward validation. And the loneliness that consumes your late night thoughts, once they’ve left.” Proving herself once again as an artist with creative prowess, Mija delivers another experimental mix of dark beauty in “Stay a Little Longer”.

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Mija unveils psychedelic new music video for ‘Dead Flowers & Cigarettes’

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Mija unveils psychedelic new music video for ‘Dead Flowers & Cigarettes’Mija Deadflowers

Back in September, Mija furthered her foray into underground sounds with the Just Enough EP. Spanning just two tracks, the enigmatic DJ/producer explored a techno-leaning style, fitted with subdued, spoken-word performances. Now, Mija has unveiled a psychedelic new video for the project’s standout track “Dead Flowers & Cigarettes.”

Directed by her photographer and best friend, Ryan Farber, the video sees Mija giving an enchanting onstage, oral performance of the track. With a hazy red light engulfing the small performance space, Mija connects with her audience, inciting volatile reactions on her poetic behalf. While glitches and overlays add a mind-bending touch to the visual, Mija’s daring on-stage persona lives up to the multifarious artistic aesthetic she embodies offstage.

Mija goes noir with dusky new ‘Just Enough’ EP

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Mija goes noir with dusky new ‘Just Enough’ EPMija Just Enough Ep

The only thing consistent about Mija‘s sound is the constant drive to surprise. Although an enduring force in the dance music world, the artist has earned fans through eclectic releases across the electronic spectrum. Channeling 80s synth kitsch on releases like 2017’s “never b alone” one minute, and dishing  Björk vibes on “Notice Me” the next is all in a day’s work for the Phoenix export. Despite releases on labels like OWSLA and Fool’s Gold, Mija’s independent status has allowed for complete creative control over her sound – which she’s appropriately described as “fk a genre.”

That limitless artistic vision is apparent from the jump on a smokey new two track release, Just Enough. Noir aesthetics pour on early in “I Hope To Cure Myself of You,” with a slinky bass line carrying the track through a maze of foley and spoken word samples. “Dead Flowers and Cigarettes” continues the story by trading in the previous track’s drum and bass breakdowns for dark house stylings, ending with a slowed up jazzy breakdown. The EP further solidifies Mija’s consistent sonic reinvention as a refreshing force in the electronic music world.

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