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Igloofest reveals 2022 lineup, including Bonobo, Dillon Francis, Black Tiger Sex Machine, and many more

After pushing its 15th anniversary celebrations back for a year, Igloofest announces the festival’s return for 2022 with a bang, revealing some of electronic music’s largest names for a stakced four-weekend celebration. Known as Montréal’s dearest outdoor winter party, the fan-favorite event series touches back down in the city’s Old Port for a rambunctious return. […]

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Piknic Électronik IDs 2021 headliners: Tiga, CRi, Leaving Laurel, and more

After a forced hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Canadian event promoter Multicolore has made a grand return this summer with its beloved outdoor event series, Piknic Électronik. The brand’s weekly concert programming has returned for a COVID-19-friendly set-up for summer 2021 at Parc Jean-Drapeau, and safe to say, Montreal’s music scene has welcomed it […]

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Splash House shares 2021 lineups with Lane 8, Dom Dolla, Bob Moses, San Holo and more

Back for its eight iteration, Splash House is returning to Palm Springs for two weekends in August. Weekend one (August 13-15) sets the bar high with performances from Dom Dolla, TOKiMONSTA, Whethan, Mark Knight, CRi, Shiba San, Get Real, and a DJ set from Tycho. Additionally, Lane 8, Green Velvet, and Mason Maynard are slated […]

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Lastlings tap CRi and Paraleven for two imaginative recasts of ‘Out Of Touch’

Lastlings have yet to short out on ways to creatively reimagine their debut album, First Contact. After one of Dancing Astronaut‘s deserving Artists to Watch in 2021 stripped back four album standouts for a live acoustic EP, Lastlings have now tapped both CRi and Paraleven for a two-sided delivery of “Out Of Touch” recasts. Even […]

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James Grant and Jody Wisternoff advance ‘Anjunadeep 12’ compilation with disc two arrival

The complete landing of Anjunadeep‘s most expansive compilation to surface draws nearer. The label’s 12th edition of its highly acclaimed series has revealed another disc of its trio collection. With label bosses James Grant and Jody Wisternoff celebrating their eighth mixed volume together, Anjunadeep 12 unveils another 18 exclusive tracks to its forthcoming 50-track arsenal, […]

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Igloofest Montréal returns for 2021 with virtual iteration of winter festival

Igloofest Montréal, one of Canada’s most cherished winter concert celebrations, may need to put its in-person festivities on pause in 2021, but that hasn’t stopped event organizers from plotting their most versatile Igloofest edition yet. For it, Igloofest will return for an entire month (February 13 – March 13) with a score of free livestreaming […]

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Igloofest Montréal returns for 2021 with virtual iteration of winter festival

Igloofest Montréal, one of Canada’s most cherished winter concert celebrations, may need to put its in-person festivities on pause in 2021, but that hasn’t stopped event organizers from plotting their most versatile Igloofest edition yet. For it, Igloofest will return for an entire month (February 13 – March 13) with a score of free livestreaming […]

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Dancing Astronaut’s 2020 Label of the Year: Anjuna

Words by: Natalie Pereira, Mitch Rose, and Jessica Mao In a year that struck industries down in a snap, dance music has shown true resilience in its ability to combat and overcome the obstacles presented by COVID-19. Despite this year’s numerous setbacks, esteemed trance giant Anjuna has come out as a trailblazing champion, deservedly earning […]

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Anjunadeep announces phase one of Explorations lineup, with Eli & Fur, Ben Böhmer, Yotto

In November, the incomparable Anjunadeep imprint announced they’d be heading back to the Ionian shores of Albania for the second year in 2020. After much anticipation, the bulk of the lineup is here and, unsurprisingly, phase one is dripping in lush deep house, tech, and electronica muscle. Deep house authority, Yotto, progressive duo Tinlicker, and […]

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Anjunadeep announces phase one of Explorations lineup, with Eli & Fur, Ben Böhmer, Yotto

In November, the incomparable Anjunadeep imprint announced they’d be heading back to the Ionian shores of Albania for the second year in 2020. After much anticipation, the bulk of the lineup is here and, unsurprisingly, phase one is dripping in lush deep house, tech, and electronica muscle. Deep house authority, Yotto, progressive duo Tinlicker, and […]

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Dexter’s Beat Laboratory Vol. 82

Dexter’s Beat Laboratory is a weekly collection of songs from DA managing editor Robyn Dexter. With a taste that can only be described as eclectic — to say nothing of a name that lends itself to punnery — DA is happy to present a selection of tracks personally curated by Dexter for your listening pleasure. Listen in playlist format here. […]

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Anjunadeep to roll out tenth anniversary compilation, mixed by James Grant and Jody Wisternoff

Since its humble beginnings as an Anjuna appendage in 2005 in London, Anjunadeep has become one of the top purveyors of deep, textured, and melodic house music. Known for their towering catalog currently spanning over 400 releases, Anjunadeep artists and fans have come to revere the label’s compilation series since Above & Beyond released the […]

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Here are the dance music nominations for the 2018 JUNO Awards

The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences’ annual JUNO Awards, essentially the Grammy Awards for Canadian musicians, has announced the nominees for its 46th annual edition. Originally beginning as The Gold Leaf Awards in 1970, the JUNO Awards has grown from a one-night industry event in Toronto, ON, to a national week-long music celebration. Nominations […]

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Launchpad: Wind down with this emotive post-club playlist

Launchpad is a playlist series showcasing music we love, hand selected by our staff. The tracks come from both emerging and mainstream artists; it’s all about the quality and the unexpected. If you’d like your music featured in Launchpad, submit it for consideration here. The weekend is upon us. Hopefully, you can finally set aside some downtime […]

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Launchpad: Wind down with this emotive post-club playlist

Launchpad is a playlist series showcasing music we love, hand selected by our staff. The tracks come from both emerging and mainstream artists; it’s all about the quality and the unexpected. If you’d like your music featured in Launchpad, submit it for consideration here. The weekend is upon us. Hopefully, you can finally set aside some downtime […]

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Stream Zeds Dead’s eight-track ‘Northern Lights’ remix EP

In October of 2016, Zeds Dead released their long-awaited debut studio album, Northern Lights, on their Deadbeats imprint. Around the same time, DC and Hooks spoke to Billboard about how it just felt right to launch their first proper album on their own label, noting, “We didn’t have any major labels or anything helping us out at […]

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