Dancing Astronaut’s top radio series of 2017 are…

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Dancing Astronaut’s top radio shows of 2017 are…

Words by: Christina Hernandez, Katie Daubert, and Kanvar Koli

Today’s electronic music scene is a blessing and a curse. Accessing music across all genres and subgenres has never been easier; same goes for making it. However, with such abundance comes saturation; where to even begin seeking out new music that speaks to the soul?

Such daunting task is thankfully made much easier thanks to radio shows, many of which are generously bestowed upon the public by DJs who go the extra mile to bring their sounds to the masses. These regular occurrences not only shine a glimpse into the artist themselves, but also provide a more concise stream of neatly-organized music to look forward to, and fall in love with.

Given the importance of such shows in the electronic sphere, Dancing Astronaut has chosen 10 radio shows, in no particular order,  that have particularly stood out in 2017.


Radio Wonderland (Alison Wonderland)

Alison Wonderland’s refreshing radio show started quite recently, with the first installment of Wonderland’s radio imprint airing on May 1, 2017. Having already featured guests like Slander and Valentino Khan, Radio Wonderland has already established itself as a platform for quality music.


Deadbeats Radio (Zeds Dead)

Deadbeats Radio was launched in summer of 2017, and has wasted no time in climbing to the top of ranks for its forward-thinking look on bass music and overall embodiment of the Zeds Dead aesthetic.

In addition to being a prime source for all things Deadbeats-related, the show also made waves with its nostalgia-ridden 17th episode, which featured a slew of tracks that inspired the influential and well-loved bass duo that we see today.


The Birdhouse (Claude VonStroke)

Claude Vonstroke maintains his reputation as a dance pioneer with his weekly radio show: THE BIRDHOUSE. This year, the show provided an extension of Vonstroke’s carefully-curated musical output where he continues to showcase some of the finest and latest independent house, techno and bass music producers and DJs. Not only did the show celebrate its two year anniversary in the 105th episode with a live mix from the host himself, but also featured a delectable range of legendary and up-and-coming artists like Tensnake, Sacha Robotti, MIJA, Claptone, and more.


Diplo & Friends

Diplo & Friends is easily one of the gold standards when it comes to radio shows. Even after half a decade, Diplo & Friends continues to impress, as it handed mix debuts to breakout stars Illenium and Ekali while also featuring some of Diplo’s best live sets— including his performance at Afrikaburn in South Africa.


The Cookout

AM Only & Sirius XM joined forces in 2016 to create The Cookout as a way to showcase the next generation of dance music icons. Since then, the weekly show has become a fixture within the electronic scene for its impeccable selection of talent joining on for mix duties. This year witnessed another bountiful slate of caliber music, curated by the likes of TOKiMONSTA, Malaa, Giraffage, and Whethan, to name a *very* few. It’s safe to say that this podcast is a “must-follow.”


Night Owl Radio (Insomniac)

Insomniac has stretched far beyond being simple promoters. The behemoth brand, ran by Pasquale Rotella, launched Night Owl Radio in 2015 alongside Sirius XM. It has since become a well-loved happenstance, known for its diversity in guest selection and consistency in quality. This tradition continued on relentlessly throughout the past year, inviting guests like Flosstradamus, Shiba San, and more, and also earning points for its Kaskade takeover.


Radio One residency – deadmau5

Another radio show inaugurated in 2017, deadmau5’s BBC radio one residency has been nothing short of spectacular. The Canadian legend made full use of the platform available to him, helping to break through new Mau5trap talent, reviving his dormant testpilot alter-ego, and consistently delivering some memorable techno/progressive/electronica sets. Though the residency has come to an end, fans were delighted at deadmau5′ announcement that in 2018 he’d be launching a brand new show on his own podcast.


Global Trance Grooves (John 00 Fleming)

John 00 Fleming’s Global Trance Grooves has become a stalwart in the underground trance scene throughout its decade-plus of existence, bringing the best and most underrated talent and songs into its fold each month.

What sets this series apart from others is Fleming’s unrelenting drive to remind the masses of trance’s true ethos, in a time where he feels it’s been diluted and mischaracterized. Everything under the sun is covered, from lush progressive, to Goa, to subtle hints of uplifting. Having amassed a powerful lineup of guest mixes over the past 12 months, including Hernan Cattaneo, Airwave, and Sean Tyas, 2017 has certainly been the year of Global Trance Grooves.


EPIC Radio (Eric Prydz)

This year saw the return of EPIC Radio on Beats 1, curated by the renowned Swedish icon Eric Prydz. A seasoned vet in pushing the boundaries of electronic music, Eric Prydz keeps things interesting in his highly-acclaimed mixes by featuring a medley of exclusive tracks, unreleased bootlegs, and private remixes. Only a few months ago, he used his radio show as a platform to debut eight new IDs in the eighteenth episode of his Beats 1, EPIC Radio, inciting excitement from fans and heightening the anticipation of new music to come.


Fool’s Gold Radio (A-Trak)

A-Trak‘s launched his Fool’s Gold Radio show six years ago, and has since stood as a revered platform of today’s biggest and brightest sounds in dance music – all curated by the famed turntablist himself. Earlier this year, the Fool’s Gold label celebrated its 10-year anniversary, followed by the producer’s return to the Beats 1 lineup on Apple Music with a brand new open format for his Fool’s Gold Radio show which now supports a rotation of news, interviews, and music from his label and music contemporaries.

Dash Berlin Teases Remix Of Ellie Goulding’s ‘Still Falling For You’

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Dash Berlin has been teasing his remix of Ellie Goulding’s “Still Falling For You” since Ultra Miami. Ripped copies are already floating around online as well as festival setlists, but this week, the Dutch party starter has teased it once again during an exclusive mix on Sirius XM.

The clip is certainly worthy of the hype it’s received thus far; Goulding’s vocals float along an easily digestible big room base, making for a perfect radio hit. Fans are hoping that this newest reveal of the edit implies a release in the near future.

While the record itself, and Dash’s music as a whole is a far cry from his trance days, the enthusiastic producer has demonstrated a keen handle over tropes that make mass audiences tick over the past couple years.



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Novaspace – Out of My Mind ft Alina Eremia

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Novaspace has a proven track record of success. He received platinum status on his chart-smashing hit of “ReDefined” with tyDi and Melanie Fontana, as well as achieving No. 1 for US Dance Airplay Record of the Year by Sirius XM in 2015.

Novaspace has now come together with up-and-coming Romanian singer Alina Eremia for his next hit, “Out of My Mind.” He’s perfected the art of blending chill house and future bass, while Eremia’s vocals blissfully keep a clean, warm vibe. “Out of My Mind” the perfect culmination of the summer 2017 season.

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Sirius XM & Electric Zoo Team Up For Weekly Electric Zoo Radio, Starting TONIGHT With Tchami & Thomas Jack

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We are now officially only 50 days away from my personal favorite festival of the year, Electric Zoo. Just announced today, Electric Zoo will now be partnering up with the great Sirius XM to launch Electric Zoo Radio. A weekly series throughout this summer that will take place each Thursday on Sirius XM Electric Area

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Meet DJ Ben Harvey : One Of Sirius XM’s Voices Of EDM

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If you are a Sirius XM subscriber, and listen to EDM, you’ve heard the voice of DJ Ben Harvey. If you aren’t a subscriber, I’d get on it as they have 3 dedicated EDM channels that play 24/7 EDM and host a ton of DJ’s radio shows including Wonderland Radio by Alison Wonderland, Tiesto’s Club Life,

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Alan Walker, GTA, Destructo, and More are Taking Over SiriusXM All Weekend in a 12-Hour Cook-Off

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See what some of the biggest EDM stars are cooking up this weekend!

The Entire EDM Community Is Wishing Skrillex Happy Birthday

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Every year, on January 15th, the dance music community celebrates the birthday of one of (if not the most) iconic figures within the space: Skrillex.

Today, Sonny Moore turns 29-years-young and EVERYONE is showing him love; from SiriusXM, to Slushii, Zedd, Marshmello, and more, we all have something in common to say today: Happy Birthday, Skrillex, and thank you for all you’ve done!


Photo: Rukes

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Madeon & Porter Robinson Talk ‘Shelter’ On SiriusXM

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BPM’s Tommy West recently got the opportunity to talk with the masterminds known as Porter Robinson and Madeon, and the interview is loaded with humble insight as to what “Shelter” and its tour are all about. From Dragon Ball Z comparisons to video games and relishing the interactions between each other on stage, the two dance music powerhouses share their thoughts on what the Shelter tour means to them and their fans.

Unfortunately they shared the inevitable heartbreaking news that this is a very temporary project, too…

“What makes it special is that we are gonna go back to our solo projects, we know this is a transient moment and we’re taking it all in and enjoying it immensely.” – Madeon

And just as Porter did with his Worlds live show, the Shelter tour is about much more than just a collaborative dance show. It’s a creative feast that’s meant to be enjoyed like a fine art exhibit where the combined presence of Porter and Madeon are the centerpiece.

“Part of the whole ambiance that we were going for by selecting so many seated theaters is to really distinguish this from an EDM show.” – Porter Robinson

The interview is short, sweet and loaded with details, just have a listen below.

H/T Dancing Astronaut

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Source: Madeon & Porter Robinson Talk ‘Shelter’ On SiriusXM

‘The Cookout’ is a New Radio Show That’s Breaking All the Rules

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The new series will showcase Paradigm, Windish, and AM Only artists on Sirius XM

Hardwell Takes On Laidback Luke & Steve Angello’s Classic Hit

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Back in 2009, Steve Angello and Laidback Luke released a little ditty called “Show Me Love,” which just so happens to be one of the most iconic dance tracks in recent history. Even today, the hit single continues to find its way into sets, and every so often the track receives an edit by a daring artist, and now Hardwell has tried his hand at reworking the tune into in the fashion of 2016.

Premiered over the weekend on Hardwell On Air 285, his “Show Me Love” rework is a healthy, hearty, vibrant re-imagination of the classic single, that’s bound to be heard as we move on through the season. However it’s not quite what we would expect from the king of the main stage.

The intro is rather subdued, and the iconic melody is kept intact, but the rhythm and percussion has been changed with remarkable subtlety. Have a listen below to Hardwell’s 2016 rework below, and buckle up for a quick ride back to ’09.


H/T We Rave You

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Source: Hardwell Takes On Laidback Luke & Steve Angello’s Classic Hit