The Prodigy Return With New Tour Dates & Festival Slots

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The Prodigy is one of those legendary groups that have stood the test of time. Not only have they managed to stay relevant through the ever-shifting musical landscape, but they’ve been powerhouse trailblazers of electronic music. It’s an honor to see them live and we’re proud to share their brand new tour dates, along with

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Justice prep premiere of new live film ‘IRIS: A Space Opera’ at SXSW

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Justice prep premiere of new live film ‘IRIS: A Space Opera’ at SXSWDFN17 SUN JUSTICE 1 Credit Ismael Quintanilla

Back in August of 2018, Justice‘s Xavier De Rosnay sat down with Dancing Astronaut to discuss the Woman Worldwide tour that was, at the time, canvassing the globe from major festivals to arenas. During last summer’s discussion, De Rosnay coyly mentioned the idea of a visual accompaniment to the group’s Grammy-nominated record, though he was sure to dispel any certainties at the time. “We’re always trying things. If it’s good enough, it’ll exist,” said the “Safe and Sound” producer—now, it appears the alluring visual De Rosnay was so characteristically tight-lipped about actually made the cut.

Justice has announced the upcoming premiere of IRIS: A Space Opera By Justice, based on the live show the pair created for Woman Worldwide, slated to debut at SXSW this spring. But for those expecting IRIS to follow in the footsteps of the band’s beloved 2008 tour documentary, A Cross The Universe, check that notion at the door.

A Cross The Universe was really about what happens when you take a new French band and you allow them to indulge in the rock and roll cliches we’ve always been told about. But we made it knowing that ten years later, we’d be in a completely different place,” said De Rosnay in 2018.

IRIS: A Space Opera By Justice indeed comes from a much different space. The new visual, co-directed by André Chemetoff and Armand Beraud, is an hour-long rendition of Justice’s live tour performance, presented without an audience. Instead, the spectacle is recorded in an empty, invisible space equipped with all the complexities of the group’s full live show, from a floating platform structure to mirrors and rotating LEDs. The film will debut on March 13 at SXSW, as part of the 24 Beats Per Second screening in the Alamo Ritz at 5:15 p.m. See the film’s official title poster below.

 

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IRIS A Space Opera by Justice World premiere @sxsw 2019 edition

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Fatboy Slim Will Throw A Rave In One Lucky Fan’s Living Room

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Fatboy Slim is inviting one lucky fan to the best stop of his latest tour, their own living room! The legendary DJ is getting ready to launch his stadium tour of UK and Ireland. For his last stop, Fatboy Slim partnered with the mobile delievery company, Deliveroo to deliver the show to a fan. The

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Dabin Drops New Impassioned Ballad ‘Alive’ ft. RUNN

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Toronto-based producer Dabin unleashed a wholly blissful ‘Alive’ ft. Runn today, February 1, ahead of his second album Wild Youth. ‘Alive’ kicks off ‘Wild Youth’ on a euphoric note, celebrating love, light, and all the beauty life has to offer. The evolution of Dabin’s artistic prowess is evident in his upcoming 10 track LP as he

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DANGER takes listeners on a journey of discovery in new full-length album, ‘ORIGINS’

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DANGER takes listeners on a journey of discovery in new full-length album, ‘ORIGINS’Danger ORIGINS

Admirers of French electro know that producer DANGER has become seemingly synonymous with the genre. The graphic designer-turned-musical pioneer has been releasing music under the moniker for years, originally choosing to do so anonymously. Now revealed to be Franck Rivoire, he has released his second full length album in just two years. Sixteeen-track ORIGINS heavily draws upon the sounds of video games, while also intertwining instrumentals heavily throughout. Rivoire has found a way to create a multidimensional album with intricate sonic patterns that never leave a listener bored or wanting for more.

The producer speaks about the album, saying, “ORIGINS has become a vehicle for me to tackle keeping my past-self from haunting me or let my present-self become tethered down in nostalgia.” He continues, “I’ve struggled lately searching for my inner-child. I thought he had disappeared, then I’d thought I wouldn’t need him anymore, then I came to realize that living without him left me incomplete. When recently visiting my parents home, being in my dusty childhood room, I realized I had been missing that child who still reveled in the retro land of VHS tapes and 8-bit gaming. He needed to have voice in my current art.”

While gaming played a large part in the creation of the album, he also speaks on how he found himself through writing ORIGINS.

ORIGINS was born out of this struggle, and it was an album that needed to happen. It’s important to never forget that the most fragile part of yourself can also be your biggest strength. In many ways this album represents where I’ve come from, more-importantly it informs where I’m going.”

Rivoire is embarking upon a nine-stop ORIGINS tour throughout the United States, where fans can see him play the new album live.

1/24 Seattle, WA – Nectar Lounge

1/25 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey

1/26 San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge

1/31 Washington, D.C – U Street Music Hall

2/1 Montreal – Igloo Fest

2/2 Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory

2/7 Denver, CO – Globe Hall

2/8 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall

2/9 Atlanta, GA – Aisle 5

Dillon Francis and Alison Wonderland release long-awaited ‘Lost My Mind’ days before kicking off joint tour

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Dillon Francis and Alison Wonderland release long-awaited ‘Lost My Mind’ days before kicking off joint tourDillon Francis Alison Wonderland 1

Dillon Francis and Alison Wonderland are nearing their co-headlining tour, and fans can finally listen to the title track of the tour—a long-awaited collaboration between the two titled, “Lost My Mind.” The track is out now via Francis’s label, IDGAFOS. A mixture of punching vocals weaving in and out of catchy notes build anticipation as electronic layers heighten the tune’s intensity. Eventually, “Lost My Mind,” spirals into a dirty bass drop, releasing the pent up energy the two producers culminate in the intro.

Dillon Francis took to social media to explain how he and Alison Wonderland managed to link with one another, forming an unlikely bond over Croatian football. Eventually, the friendship would blossom into a collaboration and a full fledged tour to boot.

 

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Lost My Mind w @alisonwonderland is out now and there’s a pretty good backstory to how the song came about… The World Cup was happening and Croatia was heading to the finals (if you didn’t already know i’m half Croatian/Serbian) I think it was the game against London where I was tweeting about them and a fan noticed that Alison was too (Alison is Croatian as well)… A BOND WAS INSTANTLY MADE we were rooting for our little country who were the biggest underdogs ever in the World Cup… Croatia made it to the finals against France so Alison and I made a deal on twitter “if Croatia wins we make a happy song if they lose we make a sad angry song” the latter of the two happened and we started working. This song was so fun to make because we immediately had ideas bouncing back and forth where my idea would give her a better one & vice versa… fast forward to now and here it is! The bond we discovered from our little country turned into a full-fledged song & tour which I think is fucking incredible.. hope you enjoy. Croatia zauvijek Link in bio

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Both artists teased the release during their respective sets at EDC Orlando in 2018, and the full track has certainly proven to be worth the wait. It’s clear that Francis is returning to his harder roots after taking a brief bass break to produce his Latin-inspired moombah album, WUT WUTwhich nabbed him a Latin Grammy nomination at the tail end of last year. Francis and his Aussie counterpart will be kick off their joint tour in Madison, Wisconsin on January 31. Check “Lost My Mind” in full below.

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Exploring the studio with Khen — progressive’s rising star

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Exploring the studio with Khen — progressive’s rising starKhen Live Credit Facebook

Khen‘s name is synonymous with quality. Throughout the last half decade or so, the progressive house magnate has proven himself to be one of the greats after being taken under Guy J’s wing and releasing on virtually all top labels in the subgenre including Lost&Found, Bedrock, Vivrant, Sudbeat, and beyond. His track “Children With No Name,” which Dancing Astronaut premiered, ended up becoming an anthem that was has been rinsed far and wide across the progressive sphere. His releases on Jeremy Olander’s Vivrant and John Digweed’s Bedrock have earned similar success, earning him further acclaim in the producer sphere. Outside of that, he’s well-proven his excellence behind the decks, continually hypnotizing his audiences with complex mashing and bootlegging on the fly through Ableton—and of course, with his keen curatorial and storytelling ear.

The end of 2018 brought along a particularly momentous occasion: the release of his highly sought-after “Closing Doors,” which Anjunadeep had been fighting for since the track emerged in his and others’ sets well over a year ago. It’s a hugely emotive and melancholic piece, simultaneously catalyzing introspection and somehow, joyful nostalgia underneath its bittersweet melodies. “Burgundy,” a sultry afterhours weapon, follows. No surprise here as to why James Grant and his associates wanted to snag both for a landmark output that broke the label’s status quo.

Obviously, Khen produces from the heart and soul; the passion he pours into his work is palpable in each of his tracks. However, there’s a certain technical brilliance to each as well, and we were determined to get a glimpse at this side of the spectrum as well. We sat down with the Tel Aviv native to discuss gear, with him kindly pointing out some of his favorite studio pieces that help make his releases so well-rounded and ethereal.

 

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Roland JUNO 60
Exploring the studio with Khen — progressive’s rising starJuno 60 I 2 2
My precious baby. Warm and overall amazing sound that I use for basslines, pads, and crispy leads. I used it on both ‘Pecas’ that came out on Lost & Found and ‘Closing Doors’ that just came out on Anjunadeep. I use it to layer melodies to make them sound warmer; this is another thing it’s really good for. In essence it’s a very simple synth, but the sound is very rich, even to the extent that that I usually don’t need to add any delay or reverb.


Dave Smith Prophet 12
Exploring the studio with Khen — progressive’s rising starProphet 12
My main studio hardware synth. Analog and digital hybrid. This one has a very broad and varied capacity in terms of sound output. I mainly use it for melodies, pads and as a sequencers. It sounds different from any synth in the world I’ve tried, and you can find a very different, crazy sounds with relative ease without the use of distortion and modulations. This one was key in the making of ‘Closing Doors.’


MFB Tanzbar
Exploring the studio with Khen — progressive’s rising starMFB Tanzbar Drum Machine
The Tanzbar is an analog drum machine and one of the best I’ve every worked on. This is where I get a lot of my kick drums from. I actually like it so much I sometimes use it to make a bassline out of a kick drum. Sometimes I add a second bassline on some tracks for that added groove.


Pedals(Strymon Tape Delay and DOD Envelope Filter)
Exploring the studio with Khen — progressive’s rising starPedals
I use two different pedals. One is the Strymon tape delay and the other is a DOD Envelope Filter. Both usually work great with the top loops to make them more sparkly in sound. Also, using the delay with a long feedback on different sounds, recording it and then chopping and cutting it up can make for cool FX using existing parts from the track.


Padshop Soft Synth (Steinberg)
Exploring the studio with Khen — progressive’s rising starPADSHOP SYNTH
Very much my go-to synth for pads, atmospheric and hypnotic sounds. It’s a granular synth that used samples of stuff like strings, guitars, vocals and other stuff and transform them to make them sound way cooler. I also use it to layer melodies, which gives added depth to the regular lead sounds.

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GRiZ announces new album and tour, releases new single, ‘I’m Good’

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GRiZ announces new album and tour, releases new single, ‘I’m Good’Griz Press Photo 2 E1548281263389

GRiZ has announced his sixth studio album, Ride Waves, along with an accompanying US tour and released a fresh single off the album, “I’m Good,” to boot. In classic GRiZ style, the multi-instrumentalist has announced the upcoming work in a fluid and mindful process.

“I’m Good” serves an appropriate catalyst to the hype that GRiZ is capable of accumulating. The funk-fueled track has everything familiar with a party with GRiZ at the helm: fluid sax, a collective singing soulful positive messages, and drops that gives listeners time to get down. “I’m Good” is a track that is uniting, and considering the fact that GRiZ meticulously fleshes out his ideas and projects, unity will be a major theme in the full album The 14-track LP—judging from his features and past releases—will delve into hip-hop, soul, funk, all tied together with that curated GRiZ electronica. However, Ride Waves could be something completely new.

The artist has accomplished a lot in the past two years. He embedded himself in an array of communities and relationships, including his own creative exile, as well as philanthropic endeavors. He came out via a HuffPost op-ed in 2017, which led him to be named Michigan’s Face of Pride in 2018 by USA Today and partnered with Dan Savage’s Foundation, It Gets Better. The Guardian praised him for his efforts with GRiZMAS, which has raised more than $100,000 towards Detroit public school students.

Ride Waves will feature DRAM, Wiz Khalifa, the legendary Bootsy Collins, Muzzy Bearr, Matisyahu, The Harlem Gospel Choir, Chicago’s South Side’s Chicago Children’s Choir, and more. Be it musically or emotionally, there is sure to be something for everybody in this LP. Even Snoop Dogg sent in a verse from his studio in Long Beach.

With the mindful realization that not only his music but also his place as a public figure can be used as a force of intrinsic good, GRiZ’s Ride Waves looks to serve as an honest personal expression and a call to action towards the force of kindness, responsibility, and unity.

The US tour will kick off in March, hitting Costa Rica’s Envision Festival, New Orleans for Buku Music & Arts Project, Miami’s Ultra Music Festival, and touch down in Brooklyn, Philly, St. Augustine, Minneapolis, and more. See the full list of tour dates here.

Ride Waves track list

1. Can’t Get Enough
2. I’m Good
3. My Friends and I Pt. 2 ft Snoop Dogg & Prob Cause
4. Cruise Control ft BXRBER
5. A New Day ft Matisyahu
6. The Prayer
7. It Gets Better ft DRAM
8. Bustin’ Out ft Bootsy Collins
9. Caught Up ft Muzzy Bearr
10. Maybe ft Yoshi Flower)
11. The Escape
12. Mercy ft Valentina
13. Barrel Of A Gun ft Leo Napier
14. Find My Own Way ft Wiz Khalifa

Eric Prydz closing down Brooklyn’s Navy Yard on upcoming limited Pryda run

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Eric Prydz closing down Brooklyn’s Navy Yard on upcoming limited Pryda runEric Prydz Live

Eric Prydz closed out 2018 on a high note, going back-to-back with Adam Beyer under his Cirez D moniker for a number of high-profile co-headlining performances. Now, as 2019 begins to ramp up, the Swedish electronic visionary has already promised his most technically advanced live performances to date, along with confirmation that he’s bringing his jaw-dropping HOLO performance to Creamfields later this year. Sweetening the deal even further, Prydz has revealed a limited run of dates under his Pryda alias throughout February and into March, with Washington D.C., Boston, and Chicago all in his cross hairs.

Among the mini-tour’s planned stops is a timely return to Brooklyn’s Navy Yard, where just over a month ago Prydz and Beyer shook New York’s underground to its core with three hours of unadulterated techno. The “Proper Education” producer will perform the final show at Navy Yard, which is expected to shutter after February 23—an honor requested by Prydz after news of the venue’s impending closure broke. See the full list of upcoming Pryda shows below.

Eric Prydz closing down Brooklyn’s Navy Yard on upcoming limited Pryda runPryda Mini Tour Run

Eric Prydz closing down Brooklyn’s Navy Yard on upcoming limited Pryda run

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Eric Prydz closing down Brooklyn’s Navy Yard on upcoming limited Pryda runEric Prydz Live

Eric Prydz closed out 2018 on a high note, going back-to-back with Adam Beyer under his Cirez D moniker for a number of high-profile co-headlining performances. Now, as 2019 begins to ramp up, the Swedish electronic visionary has already promised his most technically advanced live performances to date, along with confirmation that he’s bringing his jaw-dropping HOLO performance to Creamfields later this year. Sweetening the deal even further, Prydz has revealed a limited run of dates under his Pryda alias throughout February and into March, with Washington D.C., Boston, and Chicago all in his cross hairs.

Among the mini-tour’s planned stops is a timely return to Brooklyn’s Navy Yard, where just over a month ago Prydz and Beyer shook New York’s underground to its core with three hours of unadulterated techno. The “Proper Education” producer will perform the final show at Navy Yard, which is expected to shutter after February 23—an honor requested by Prydz after news of the venue’s impending closure broke. See the full list of upcoming Pryda shows below.

Eric Prydz closing down Brooklyn’s Navy Yard on upcoming limited Pryda runPryda Mini Tour Run