Guy J on Tour: A retrospective of the progressive maestro ahead of his US jaunt [Exclusive Announcement]

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Guy J

Guy J is returning to the United States for a brief, yet expansive tour.

An embodiment of the term “stalwart,” Guy J has been considered a leader in all things progressive since first being picked up by John Digweed over a decade ago. He worked closely with Bedrock for years as one of its most promising talents, culminating his successes into his very own Lost&Found sublabel.

Now, he can be seen leading the charge on progressive’s resurgence across the globe — including the United States. He brings a new layer of excellence with each passing year of tours across the region, introducing crowds to the best of the genre and assisting in building its budding popularity nationwide. His upcoming tour will likely see the icon playing a selection of fresh IDs from his own label, as well as recent releases of his own.

“I’m always excited to play in America, the scene over there is booming and its becoming a major place in the worldwide scene for underground music. As a result, it’s becoming more and more challenging, and I love it.” – Guy J

Dancing Astronaut decided to pick our top releases by the man himself in honor of his pending journey around the East and West Coasts.


1. Save Me

It would be ludicrous to put together a list of top Guy J releases without the record that started it all. “Save Me,” a high-charged number with warm padding and mystical melodies, marked his debut release on Bedrock – and thus secured him as an underground talent to be reckoned with.

2. Lamur

“Lamur” defines the term “bittersweet,” employing a lush, yet dissonant hook that flows along a gradual progression. Despite being a decade old, the piece still listens like it’s brand new.

3. Meridian (with Henry Saiz)

When Guy J pairs with Henry Saiz, the result is magic — as evidenced by the ethereal beauty, “Meridian.” The track was such a hit globally that it even earned a remix from Eric Prydz, and has since gone down as one of the most iconic pieces of Guy’s vast discography.

4. Lost & Found

As implied by its title, “Lost & Found” was a milestone release for Guy J — one that kicked off his endeavors in label ownership. Its hypnotic underlay and intricate synth work is irrefutably Guy J, and served as an indicator of the powerhouse status the imprint would reach.

5. Dizzy Moments

“Dizzy Moment” is a dizzy array of sonic layering and gentle, yet carnal percussion — all wrapped up into a hauntingly poignant progressive package. A national treasure upon its release, “Dizzy Moments” is now appreciated as a rare gem by progressive lovers in a live setting.

6. Diagonal

Moving into more recent territory, “Diagonal” served as an intriguing Spring single for Guy J. It’s part of his “MDQ” EP, inspired by Argentina. The track is highly minimal, yet is still overwhelmingly an aural treat, with deep grooves and satisfying pings of percussion.

7. West On Mars

Guy J’s most recent output marks his fabled return to Bedrock primary. “West On Mars” is the A-side of his eponymous EP, and it highlights what keeps the icon at the top today. Its futuristic vibe is paired with a memorable, robotic hook, making it excellent for peaktime hours. It’s safe to say that Guy J’s still got it, and is looking toward an even brighter future.


Tour Dates:

Feb 23 Spin Nightclub, San Diego, CA
Feb 24 Audio, San Francisco, CA
Feb 25 Focus OC, The Circle, Huntington Beach, CA
Mar 01 Rumor, Philadelphia, PA
Mar 02 Trade, Miami Beach, FL
Mar 03 Lot 45, Brooklyn, NY

Find out about ticketing and more on Resident Advisor.

A-Trak and YehMe2 join forces on ‘Skat Men’ EP

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Josh Young deserves some serious respect for his boldness. The man left an incredibly successful dance music project as a former half of Flosstradamus, with the promise to himself, and his fans, that he was going to broaden his horizons and challenge himself. Well, since the launch YehMe2, the producer has done just that and avoided the leverage his former position at the head of HDYNATION would provide to his new project.

Now, YehMe2 has linked with A-Trak for a handful of exciting moves. The pair are on tour together as 2018 gets underway, and now they’re upping the ante with a two-track mini EP that includes a preview of a third collaboration to soon follow. Instead of gritty hip-hop and trap products though, A-Trak and YehMe2 opt for a more lighthearted approach with their Skat Men EP — comprised of both DJs actually scatting on the tracks.

Both “Neo Wokyo” and “Take Me 2 The Barbershop,” featuring rump-shaking aficionado Wuki, are simply fun, shuffle-primed uptempo cuts that don’t take themselves too seriously. The EP also includes a preview for the duo’s impending “Prayer Hands” as well. Strong club fare — probably not. Proper festival ammo — also unlikely. The two Fools Gold veterans couldn’t seem to care less though, and therein lies the joint project’s appeal. At it’s core, the EP is meant to be goofy and amusing, and it just made scatting a helluva lot cooler.

EDM Sauce Exclusive: Haulm “Work For Us” Track Premiere

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(Press Photo) Happy Tuesday everyone! EDM Sauce is happy to premiere this airy and spacious new single from Haulm titled, “Work For Us“.  Previously released singles, “They Came Along” and “Settle” have reached over 1 Million+ streams on Spotify and Apple Music. The collaboration blends both individuals styles together in a seamless fashion and it is definitely

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GTA to showcase eclectic, genre-bending concepts with ‘3 Night Stand’ tour initiative

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Production duo GTA has announced an exciting, genre-bending initiative with their innovative “3 Night Stand” tour. The event will see them perform a series of three nights in a row at five locations across the country throughout February and March.

Each night will be distinguished by a color that will correspond to a certain vibe of music that GTA plays in their sets. Yellow represents moombah, club, and world; purple stands for house and techno; and red denotes rap, trap, and bass.

“We’ve been pushing our death to genre mantra since day 1 and we’re stoked to see it grow into what it is now,” the duo told Dancing Astronaut. “The 3 Night Stand tour is a challenge for both us and our fans to really dig deep within genres and explore music that we normally wouldn’t listen to. It also gives our fans the ability to witness completely different sets each time they see us.”

Not only will fans get the opportunity to see unique and specific sets from the duo, the tour dates are packed with exciting and novel opportunities to interface with the producers. Fans will have the opportunities to engage in production tutorials at local music schools, meet and greets at skate shops, join GTA in their infamous karaoke sing alongs to System of Down, watch the duo bartend happy hours on campus, and a host of other exciting haps that are still up their sleeves.

With the announcement of their “3 Night Stand” tour, undoubtedly, GTA will have no shortage of exhilarating surprises for fans across the country.

Mako releases first single as solo act, ‘Breathe’

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All has been quiet on the Mako front ever since the duo of Alex Seaver and Logan Light saw Light depart. Seaver has now released his first single as a solo act, and the track, “Breathe,” is out now on Ultra Records.

The melodic track mixes rock, pop, and electronic elements to create a flowing track that can only be describes as pleasant. Seaver commented on his feelings that helped to shape the track.

The track is built around a pained style: a personal and soft voice telling an uplifting story…it’s ultimately something that’s powerful and moving, but it doesn’t come without a little bit of pain attached to it as well.

Upon the release of “Breathe”, Mako will head out on a 33-date North American tour in January of 2018 that envisions the project as a live four-piece featuring a guitarist, violinist, and drummer alongside Seaver on vocals and keys. See if Mako is coming to a city near you here.

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Above & Beyond announces MMW date alongside Seven Lions to conclude upcoming NA ‘Common Ground’ tour

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While the formidable trance trio Above & Beyond has yet to embark on their forthcoming “Common Ground” tour in honor of their upcoming album of the same name — to be released in January —the group’s already announced an incredibly exciting denouement of the tour.

Fans of the ensemble can expect a cinematic deliverance from the three, now set to conclude in Miami at the famed RC Cola Plant during Miami Music Week on March 22, 2018 alongside Seven Lions.

Abandoned in the early ’90s, the RC Cola Plant has since become a haven for street and graffiti artists alike. Above & Beyond’s takeover of the venue will follow-up their two previous sold-out jaunts there in previous years.

The “Common Ground” tour is poised to be Above & Beyond’s biggest tour to date, and includes massive headline slots at The Hollywood Bowl, Madison Square Garden, Sydney Opera House, Royal Albert Hall, Alexandra Palace, London, Amsterdam’s Ziggo Dome, The O2 Arena, Red Rocks and The Gorge Amphitheater, and many more.

Attendees are sure to see the new, expectedly evocative album play out before their eyes. Currently, three singles are available for listening off the album including, “Northern Soul,” “Tightrope,” and “My Own Hmyn.”


Above & Beyond ‘Common Ground’ Tour Dates:
12/29 – Los Angeles, CA – Los Angeles Convention Center
12/30 – Calgary, AB – Big Four
12/31 – Minneapolis, MN – Armory
1/25 – Philadelphia, PA – Fillmore
1/26 – Washington, DC – Echostage
1/27 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
2/1 – Toronto – Rebel
2/2 – Toronto – Rebel
2/3 – Montreal – Place Bell
2/6 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
2/8 – Syracuse, NY – Sl Hall at the Fairgrounds
2/9 – Worcester, MA – Palladium
2/15 – Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues
2/16 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room @ Old National Centre
2/17 – Chicago, IL – Navy Pier Festival Hall
2/18 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit
2/21 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
2/23 – Dallas, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
2/24 – Houston, TX – Revention Music Center
2/27 – Phoenix, AZ – Rawhide
3/2 – San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
3/7 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre SOLD OUT
3/8 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre SOLD OUT
3/9 – Boise, ID – Revolution Concert House and Event Center
3/13 – Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
3/15 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
3/16 – New Orleans, LA – The Joy Theater
3/17 – Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy
3/18 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte
3/22 – Miami, FL – RC Cola Plant

Pre-sale tickets are available December 5. Get more information here.

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3lau announces Ultraviolet North American tour, primes new album single

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Since setting up his landmark non-profit label Blume, Las Vegas’s own 3LAU have made fans of the electronic dance act seamless philanthropists along the way. Having dropped album lead-in single “Star Crossed” earlier in the year, the young artist returns this month with the album’s second single and news of an extensive North American tour for 2018, with support from SNBRN, Throttle and ELEPHANTE. Kicking-off in his hometown on December 30, the Ultraviolet tour leaves few national stones unturned, mustering 20-dates across the country and concluding on April 27. The announcement lands just days shy of latest single ‘Walk Away,’ with the landmark album anticipated to be out by the time 3LAU concludes this national romp. Catch the full itinerary of the Ultraviolet 2018 tour below and stay tuned for the new single this Friday!

Dec 30 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
Feb 08 – Bloomington, IN – Kilroys
Feb 09 – Chicago, IL – Prysm
Feb 10 – Columbus, OH – Dahlia
Feb 16 – Atlanta, GA – Opera
Feb 17 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
Feb 22 – New Orleans, LA – Republic
Feb 23 – Philadelphia, PA – Noto
Feb 24 – Washington D.C. – Echostage
Mar 02 – San Francisco, CA – Regency
Mar 03 – Los Angeles, CA – Belasco
Mar 10 – Seattle, WA – Sodo
Mar 16 – Toronto, ON – Uniun
Mar 17 – Montreal, QC – New City Gas
Apr 06 – Denver, CO – Fillmore
Apr 13 – Boston, MA – The Grand
Apr 14 – St Louis, MO – Ryse
Apr 20 – Houston, TX – Spire
Apr 21 – Dallas, TX – Lizard Lounge
Apr 27 – Portland, OR – Roseland

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Don Diablo announces ‘Future’ North American tour with Lost Frequencies

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With six stunning original hits, his killer weekly Hexagon radio series, a packed global tour schedule that took him to the main stages of Tomorrowland, EDC, Mysteryland, Lollapolooza, and Ultra Music Festival, in addition to selling out his headline artist shows in the UK, US and European markets, it goes without question that Don Diablo has had his biggest year to date.

Don Diablo started 2017 by releasing vibrant, high energy singles such as “Switch,” and “Children of a Miracle.”  His more recent tracks of the year include “Momentum” and “Don’t Let Go,” along with his latest piece featuring A R I Z O N A, “Take Her Place.” Producing an eclectic array of sounds, while staying true to his signature style, Don Diablo’s innovative production craft always brings fresh, invigorating elements to the table.

In light of his overwhelming success, Don Diablo has announced his North American tour with special guest Lost Frequencies, which will begin on Feb. 8 in San Diego, making stops in Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York City. The Future tour will showcase a timeline of Don Diablo’s work, as he will play out classics such as “Tonight,” and “On My Mind,” along with his newer creations that show an evolution in his artistry. With his forthcoming album on the way, it’s safe to assume that Don Diablo will not hold out on fans, but rather drop previews of his unreleased work, as is tradition with the Dutch superstar. Undoubtedly, Don Diablo’s Future tour will be a memorable experience, as the distinguished artist’s expertise is giving fans an unforgettable taste of both his past and future.

Feb 8 The Observatory, San Diego, CA
Feb 9 The Regency, San Francisco, CA
Feb 10 The Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
Feb 15 Concord Music Hall, Chicago, IL
Feb 16 New City Gas, Montreal, Canada
Feb 17 Echostage, Washington, DC
Feb 23 Terminal 5, New York, NY
Feb 24 Marquee Nightclub, Las Vegas, NV

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Tiësto announces momentous 2018 Australia and Europe tour

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After a monstrous slew of sold out shows in China under his belt for 2017, Tiësto has just announced two upcoming tours for Australian and European in 2018 — which may prove to be the biggest year for one of dance music greatest innovators yet.

The maestro’s momentous announcement also includes an enormous London show in May of 2018.

Dubbed the Northern Lights Tour, Tiësto will make several stops in Norway at Trondheim, Bergen, Tromsø and Stavanger plus an additional show in Reykjavik, Iceland from January 16–22, 2018. The intimate run of shows also marks the artist’s follow up to his sold-out tour of the region in 2016.

Shortly after, Tiësto will carry on with an array of shows in Australia, where he’ll be playing the country for the first time since December of 2014. The artist will be hitting Festival Hall in Melbourne February 3, 2018, and Hordern Pavilion in Sydney on February 10, 2018.

The run of shows arrives on the heels of Tiësto’s latest release, CLUBLIFE VOL. 5.

Tickets and more information are available here.

Tour Dates:

JAN 16 TUE- Scandic Lerkendal Trondheim, Norway
JAN 17 WED- USF Verftet Bergen, Norway
JAN 19 FRI- Fløyahallen Tromsø, Norway
JAN 20 SAT- Sørmarka Arena Stavanger, Norway
JAN 22 MON- Harpa Reykjavik, Iceland
FEB 3 SAT- Festival Hall Melbourne, Australia
FEB 10 SAT- Hordern Pavilion Sydney, Australia
MAY 27 SUN- Finsbury Park London, United Kingdom
JUN 1 FRI- World Club Dome Frankfurt, Germany

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A-Trak, Bauuer team up on new tracks, ‘Fern Gully’ & ‘Dumbo Drop’

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Earlier this year, electronic heavyweights Baauer and A-Trak announced a short run of back-to-back performances slated for the fall. The pairing seemed too good to be limited to a tour so new music from the LuckyMe mainstay and Fool’s Gold head honcho had to be on the way.

Now, the two superstar producers have joined forces for the first time, dropping off two tracks ahead of their stage-sharing debut. With “Fern Gully” and “Dumbo Drop,” Baauer and A-Trak find the common ground between their respective production styles, proctoring two groovy club cuts that were designed to bring a little fun down to the dance floor.

Catchy, upbeat jungle inspirations flourish on “Fern Gully,” a set tool that’s perfect for beachside bonfire dance parties. Things pivot slightly on “Dumbo Drop,” roped together by off-kilter clinks and breaks. Free of explosive drops and pitched down sample work, Baauer and A-Trak deliver two quirky cuts that mesh both of their styles without taking themselves too seriously.

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