The two-day Moonrise Festival at Baltimore’s Pimlico Race Course will return for its sixth installment Aug. 10-11 with a wave of diversity in its lineup.
Streaming services are breaching new territory on the genre side of things, with viral charts becoming largely saturated by hip-hop acts. This festival season is starting to reflect these changes, with a prime example in Moonrise Festival. The genre-led ripple effect brings rappers 21 Savage and Smokepurpp, among others, to a largely electronic-based lineup at the race track’s infield.
Tiësto continues to steamroll through releases, adding a hybrid big room, G-house, and Brazilian bass spin to Billie Eilish‘s single “Bad Guy,” off her debut album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? The Dutch DJ builds a four-on-the-floor percussion arrangement along with riding open hi-hats that cascade into the haunting melody from the original, hand in hand with a bouncing bass line.
The 50-year-old patriarchal force in dance music proves his production prowess is keen as ever, re-envisioning the 17-year-old prodigy with ease, in turn curating a collaboration that spans generations. Tiësto ended last week by releasing his collaboration with fellow touring musician, Justin Caruso, “Feels So Good,” featuring vocalist, Kelli-Leigh. The track was the ninth song from Tiësto’s recent Together EP, released via his own imprint, Musical Freedom.
Those who follow Tiësto may have noticed that up and comer, Justin Caruso, has joined the veteran producer during a variety of his recent tour stops. Playing together, however, is not the only work that the two have been doing together, as showcased through the duo’s catchy new collaboration, “Feels So Good.” The brand new single features vocalist, Kelli-Leigh.
“To say I have a song coming out with @Tiesto still feels surreal. When I wanted to become a DJ, I used to sit in my bedroom and watch Tiësto live streams for hours,” Caruso said in a tweet.
The track is just what you’d expect from the duo. It infuses catchy, commercial vocals with a house-y drop that’s perfect for live-set infusion. Building punchy synths keep the energy high and the listener dancing throughout the single. “Feels So Good” is a surprise addition to Tiësto’s now nine-track EP, Together, out now via Musical Freedom.
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.
Ultra Music Festival is still a memory glowing bright in the back of our heads. The festival ended not even 24 hours ago, but the experts over at 1001 Tracklists are already hard at work idenitfying every song from every single set. One of the most exciting moments from Day 1, was Tiesto’s powerhouse of
From main stage marvels like Alesso and Tiësto, to collaborative heavy-hitters like Dog Blood, Ultra‘s opening day of production attracted choice electronic acts to the Miami flagship’s newfound home of Virginia Key. For dance music diversion, look no further than Dancing Astronaut’s live set roundup from day one of Ultra Music Festival.
Set highlights include Dog Blood playing out their latest single, “Turn Off The Lights,” and Alesso exerting the main stage strength of cuts from his recently released EP, Progresso Volume 1. Nora En Pure, Nicky Romero, and Fedde le Grand each follow suit, lighting up Virginia Key and streamers’ speakers with their masterful mixing techniques and energetic stage presences. A thunderous day two of Ultra Music Festival festivities awaits, with Zedd, Tchami, Martin Garrix, 3LAU, and more scheduled to appear.
It’s hard to know what to expect with new Tiësto releases. The artist has released everything from collaborations with mainstream pop artists to uplifting trance to big room and festival-ready tracks. The veteran producer is back with a new release, this time in the form of a festival-ready hit titled “Can You Feel It” in collaboration with up-and-comer John Christian. The duo previously collaborated on a single, “Scream.” The building beat utilizes synths sonically similar to those used in the ’90s and early ’00s. A twirling melody and echoing vocals layered on top of the track’s constant build then release into a hectic drop that’s perfect for a main stage performance.
Last year Tiësto released an EP spread out over five days during Miami Music Week, leaving fans wondering whether he’s up to similar antics this year. Despite having only released “Can You Feel It” within the past week, Tiësto is now teasing not one but two new releases on his Twitter. One of the forthcoming tracks—a song with previous collaborator Mesto—will be released March 29. He is also teasing a collaboration with Alchemist which will be “coming soon.”
Just in time for Ultra Miami Tiësto has just released ‘Can You Feel It’, a big room club track collaboration with John Christian through his label Musical Freedom. “John and I have been friends for a while and when we’re in the studio together magic happens!” said Tiësto. “This will be a go-to uplifting track that will
It’s most important day of the week: New Music Friday. With the overwhelming amount of tunes hitting the airwaves today, Dancing Astronaut has you covered with the latest edition of The Hot 25.
Tame Impala returns for the first release since 2015’s Currents with the appropriately titled “Patience.” JOYRYDE continues to show 2019 is his year with the release of “YUCK” with GOLD, and Dabin reveals his sophomore album, Wild Youth, featuring tracks like “Home” with Essenger. Gorgon City deliver the tasty “Delicious,” and Illenium teams up with Kameron Alexander for the soulful “Pray.” Tiësto kicks off NMF with a bouncy big room number, “Can You Feel It,” and Blasterjaxx tap Jack Wilby for “Super Friends.” DJ Snake and Eptic take us to the “SouthSide” with their new bass-heavy collaboration, and Kölsch and Sasha deliver a meditative joint effort, “The Lights.” Zedd reveals a remix pack for “365” and Whipped Cream warps listeners’ eardrums on “Time.” Delta Heavy and Muzzy join forces for s hefty drum & bass tune, “Revenge.” Sofi Tukker paint a relaxing soundscape in “Fantasy,” and Lost Kings unveil a remix pack for “Don’t Kill My High,” which includes a rock-inspired take from Sullivan King. SNBRN gets ready for warm weather with “Feel My Love” and Maya Jane Coles takes on Hozier in her latest remix.
As each week brings a succession of new music from some of electronic music’s biggest artists, here’s a selection of tracks that shouldn’t be missed this NMF.