Claude VonStroke delights in exclusive Club Space Miami mix, kicking off the Get Real tour

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It’s hard to believe that Claude VonStroke and Green Velvet‘s Get Real collaborative project began as a mere accident. But with their seamlessly integrated sets and similar midwestern backgrounds in mind, the real mystery is why this institution’s inception hadn’t happened earlier on.

Each artist propels their penchant for deep and tech house in the Get Real project. Presently, the two are taking Get Real on a tour of the U.S. Ahead of their performance at Art Basel, which officially kicks off the Get Real tour, VonStroke’s released an exclusive Club Space Miami mix. Surely, the mix is a delightful testament to the mastermind and in the hour-long journey, it’s music that’s plenty easy to get real lost in.

All Night – DJ W!LD – the W label
An Evidence of Time – Rodriguez jr. – Claude VonStroke Remix – mobilee
Luos Onhcet – Marcos In Dub – snatch! Records
Ghosts – Berkson & What – Pokerflat
Black Cat – Trevino – Bride
Butterflies – Jamie Anderson – Klang Elektronik
Mode – Jansons (Richy Ahmed remix) – Four Thirty Two
The Right Moves – MANIK (Kim Ann Foxman Remix) – vIVA music
The Connection – Tim Baresko & Shiba San – basement Leak
Brav – Jagerverb & Danny Daze – Omnidisc
Under Pressure – Gene Ferris – Ferris Wheel
Love Express – Magit Cacoon – Upon You

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Premiere: Jeremy Olander – Crossed (Original Mix)

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Jeremy Olander has found himself at the helm of a flourishing progressive house scene, much of it thanks to the work of his growing independent imprint, Vivrant. For his latest release however, the Swedish producer is leaving his home base to join the Anjunadeep family.

It’s not the first time he’s stepped out from Vivrant this year; back in May he landed on John Digweed’s Bedrock alongside Cristoph for their Last Dance EP.

For Olander’s Anjunadeep debut, he brings two tracks to the table: “Crossed” and “Araoz.” The former track, “Crossed,” which Dancing Astronaut is exclusively premiering, is a delightfully deep offering, making brilliant use of its percussion and lead progression. The track notably sustains its relentless groove across its entire seven-and-a-half minute arrangement, making it sure to go over well across dancefloors.

It’s a worthy addition to the Anjunadeep catalogue, and a stellar way to close out the year for Olander.

Pre-order Jeremy Olander’s new Anjunadeep EP here, which drops on December 8.

Jeremy Olander is currently embarking on a new Vivrant tour. Check out all his upcoming dates here.

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Lane 8 releases ‘Atlas’ rework from upcoming sophomore album [MUST WATCH]

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A mere one week after Lane 8 released the second single off his forthcoming album, Little By Little, comes a live rework of the same track, “Atlas.” Composed by Daniel Gold in his home studio in Denver, Colorado, the rework provides a visual window into a track that was deemed a stunning aural adventure by DA upon it’s initial release. The rework itself provides a more vibrantly-textured take on a nostalgic, more subdued original — complete with uplifting bass lines and electric guitar riffs that are both classy and quirky.

Lane 8’s sophomore album, Little By Little, is out Jan. 19, 2018 on his own imprint, This Never Happened

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Gorgon City end the year with another jaw-dropping EP, ‘Groove On The Vinyl’

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Between launching their very own imprint REALM, announcing their expansive 22-date “Kingdom Tour,” and taking time to talk with DA on their ubiquitous sound, Gorgon City continues to develop masterpieces in the studio. Their latest creative endeavor comes as their fourth EP project, dubbed Grooves on The Vinyl, out now on REALM.

Totaling four tracks in length, the EP taps into the Detroit tech-house underground to bring these musical tastes into commercial club spaces. Minimalistic builds, rugged bass lines, and steely beats continue to make up Gorgon City’s signature sound stamp. From the 80s electronica inspired synth patterns of “Trouble” to the euphoric releases of “Get Together,” Grooves on The Vinyl does well to remind listeners of Gorgon City’s passionate mission for future-forward house.


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deadmau5 unleashes complete track collection from BBC Radio 1 residency on Spotify

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Deadmau5‘s struck an underground gold mine, and luckily, he’s happy to share the wealth.

After an exciting string of announcements amidst the mau5’s final BBC Radio 1 residency show, the big cheese has thrilled fans with a more immediate gift. Fans of deadmau5’s radio show can relish in a complete collection of the music the artist slung out over the course of the last year thanks to the amusingly-named Spotify playlist “for a lack of a better playlist.”

From the music of Pryda, Gallya, ATTLAS, No Mana, Josh Butler, Rinzen, and many more, Mau5trap‘s gathered together the show’s complete 207-track long list that’s plenty easy to get lost in for 22 hours and 42 minutes if one feels so inclined.

Mau5trap’s looking towards an eventful new year. With fresh music from Joel Zimmerman, a new show, new signees, and more, it’s a good time to be a fan of the label, indeed.

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Premiere: Anabel Englund, Matt Ossentjuk, Human Life & Mont Blvck – Rising (wAFF Remix)

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One of LA’s most notorious party crews, Gari Safari, has officially doubled down and started their own label. Comprised of Anabel Englund, Matt Ossentjuk, Human Life and Mont Blvck, the Gari Safari crew have come to embody the raw, sultry house and techno of LA’s thriving underground.

The group’s first collective single, and first label offering, “Rising,” embodies the style, featuring an infectious hook from the cohort’s female lead, Anabel Englund.

“Gari is about breaking down the walls that separate music into different genres and scenes. It’s about firming that special bond and vibe with our unique followers to create something special.”

For their inaugural label release, the crew have rounded up a high profile set of remixes, including a heavier take from esteemed techno producer waFF, who’s become a notable figure on imprints like Drumcode, Moon Harbour, and Hot Creations. The UK stalwart strips down the production, creating a hypnotic loop out of Englund’s hook, and crafting a darker warehouse-savvy arrangement.

Listen to wAFF’s remix of “Rising” below, which Dancing Astronaut is exclusively premiering.

Gari Safari’s Rising EP drops next Friday, December 8. Pre-order it here.

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WATCH: Catch head counselor Claude VonStroke’s full set from Dirtybird Campout West

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Dirtybird‘s head honcho, Claude VonStroke, is a man that needs no further introduction.

The illustrious artist has seen the likes of many flock to his musical coop. Deservedly so, for VonStroke weaves together an idiosyncratic array of deep, melodic, and tech house with a seamless interjection of booty-poppin’ bass and off-kilter electro.

Presently, fans of the virtuoso can revel in his expectedly colorful 90-minute Dirtybird Campout West set.

A fluid display of his electric essence, VonStroke’s enthralling set douses its listener in a thrilling amalgamation of booty-shakin’ house, all the way to its interjection of acid-tinged tech house. The experience is nothing short of iconic for the Dirtybird camp.

Dirtybird Campout will hit the east coast February 2-4 in St. Cloud Florida and feature a performance from VonStroke as well as many more. Tickets are available here.

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Relive Weiss’ jackin’ set from the Bass Lodge at Dirtybird Campout West 2017 [Exclusive]

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Hailing from London, tech house mastermind, Weiss, has gifted listeners with his set from Dirtybird Campout West. Exclusively available on Dancing Astronaut, Weiss’ hour and a half performance includes tracks from Alexander Pierce, Marquis Hawkes, Jesse Perez, as well as many of his own originals. The mix features seamless transitions, diverse song selections, and ongoing energy that will have listeners grooving along to deep waves of bass and striking rhythmic patterns.

Weiss has garnered support for his distinct house sound that features prominent percussion, intriguing vocal samples, and enthralling progressions. His next show is this upcoming weekend at Bar Basic in San Diego. With an eclectic array of tracks from a collection of different artists, Weiss’ Dirtybird Campout West set is one not to miss out on.

For those looking to head out to St. Cloud, Florida, for Dirtybird Campout East in February, limited tickets are on-sale now here.

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Joris Voorn revisits Dark Science alias on divine new track preview for ‘Prophecy’

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Dutch artist Joris Voorn is indisputably one of the supreme connectors of authentic house and techno in the scene. More than ten years ago, he delved into a euphoria-tinged, vivacious alter ego known as Dark Science that struck its listeners in its contrast to his normal output and displayed a supreme knack for unabashed buoyant energy.

At last, Voorn has returned to the Dark Science moniker in a track that is the antithesis to its supposed guise name.

“Prophecy” is a stark contrast from Voorn’s present work and glacial releases. The track is an infectious deliverance, complete with light stabs and enveloping atmospheric pads.

Voorn’s Dark Science return is undeniably unmissable, for the new tune preview is ridden with hands-in-the-air melodies, climatic pads, and plenty of palpable energy in the just two-minute preview.

For contrast, Dark Science’s return comes complete with a side two remixed by the acclaimed house staunch Josh Butler, who offers a look into an alternative club-inclined venture. Butler’s remix is complete with swirling percussiveness, and considerably deeper tech stabs, which compliments the original indubitably.


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Techno Tuesday: Monkey Safari on making a club album & their new chapter

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Techno Tuesday is a feature on Dancing Astronaut documenting the culture of underground dance music. We’ll bring you exclusive interviews, tracks, and narratives from artists within the techno, tech house, and deep house world in an effort to shed light on some of the best talent outside the world of mainstream dance music.

Monkey Safari have built quite the fabled career for themselves. With a philosophy of bringing joy to any dancefloor they touched, the German pair swept the tech house realm early on in their careers with grooving melodies and catchy rhythms. They only continued to solidify their standing within the top ranks of the underground from there, opening a club in their hometown of Halle and entering into the realm of label ownership.

However, a change is nigh for the outfit, who is beginning to enter into a new phase of their artistic evolution. The pre-cursor to this change began in 2015, where they abandoned their older labels in favor of their newest effort: Hommage. This label focused on a more melodically-centered approach to music, opening the door for working a wider variety of artists while also refining their sound.

Odyssey has since come along to solidify this new direction for Monkey Safari. What began as a quest to create a “listening” album soon turned into the development of a club-oriented venture, which saw the duo emerging from their tech house chrysalis as a new, avant-garde underground act. Eleven tracks entrance the listener with their winding developments and intense structuring, taking on a more progressive sound than ever as the duo work on creating impact through subtlety. Thus far, this new sonic direction has landed them on the likes of Bedrock and beyond.

As they’re preparing to kick off a North American tour throughout the end of 2017, Dancing Astronaut caught up with Monkey Safari on the writing process behind Odyssey, their new chapter, and beyond.

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When did the “ah-hah” moment arrive when you realized you were meant to create a club-oriented album instead of a “listening” album?
I think it was around a year ago. We mostly play club shows and festivals during the year and making an listening album didn’t felt right at that moment in time. When we decided to make it more club-oriented it allowed us to be more free and to let it flow. A listening album is still an interesting thing for us to do, however, it isn’t something that we’ve had a lot of time to do.
It feels as though your music has taken a darker, more progressive turn over the past couple years or so. Most of the album listened like something I’d normally hear on the Parquet or Steyoyoke labels, for example. What factors led to a change in this direction?
The main thing for us is to make music we like and that we play in our own sets. Over the years our own musical direction has developed into the driving techno influenced sound that you may have heard in our sets for some time now. The Odyssey album was a good way to show the world how our own musical style has changed over the years.

There seems to be a whole movement around more brooding, melodic, techno/progressive-esque compositions. In your opinion, why are people seeming to gravitate toward this sound more heavily in recent years?
I think there is always a progress in electronic music. That’s a good thing because there is something new happening all of the time. At the moment it’s getting darker but in a couple of years maybe a totally different influence will change it towards a different direction once gain.

Where are some places you drew inspiration from in writing Odyssey? Did the tracks come together randomly over time, or did you write them with the vision of a cohesive club record?
Most of the inspiration came from the clubs and festivals we were playing at during the production process of the album. We tested the tracks in almost every set, then during the week we took the inspiration from our shows to develop the tracks further and we would then play them again the next weekend. I think there was a period of 6 months where the ideas came together and another 6 months to finish and mix it.

Do you see Odyssey as the opening chapter in a new era of your career/sound, in a sense?
Yes, I think so. The whole thing is more grown-up and the album is somewhat like an opening to a new chapter indeed.

Which artists, if any, have influenced your songwriting the most throughout the year?
There are a lot of artists we like, and every artist and even every record you like definitely influences both you as an artist and also your ways of producing, however, there aren’t any specific people that we could mention more than others!

Your label Hommage is now edging into a more established institution. What are some exciting plans/releases you have for it over the next year?
There are a few new releases in the pipeline. In December we will release an EP by some young talented producers from Germany called Avidus including remixes from us and Marino Canal. In the beginning of next year an EP from Kieran Apter is planned and after that we will release the remix packages for the Odyssey album in 3 steps with a lot of huge names on it!

What are some self-care habits you’ve built to help you balance being club owners, label bosses, a heavy tour schedule, and producing albums without going insane?
Honestly, we don’t have time to think about self-care! 😉 When you love what you do it doesn’t feel like work, so it’s all good! 🙂




Tour Dates:
08/12 Primary, Chicago
09/12 Bespoke, Toronto
13/12 Bar Smith, Phoenix
14/12 Q Nightclub, Seattle
15/12 Sound, Los Angeles
16/12 The Great Northern, San Francisco
17/12 Larry Flint Hustler Club, Las Vegas


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