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Launchpad: Lose yourself in this sweeping house 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. House music’s appeal runs deep. From the jackin’ house that pours out of […]

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DA Presents: 15 artists that rocked the underground in 2017

 1DA Presents: 15 artists that rocked the underground in 2017Dance music’s second wind persists at a seemingly endless rate. In fact, its current boom has resulted in a complete infusion of the genre and into the fabric of the mainstream; megastars like Calvin Harris, The Chainsmokers, and Kygo have helped shepherd in a new age […]

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Dancing Astronaut celebrates the top five electronic tours of 2017

Zedd – Echo Tourby Rachel Narozniak2017 would prove to be a career defining year for Zedd, the producer dethroned his 2012 Foxes feature, “Clarity,” as his most recognizable single via the release of “Stay,” a track that would not only earn Zedd his second double platinum certification plaque, but a VMA for Best Dance Video, […]

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What will Coachella’s EDM programming look like this year?

 1What will Coachella's EDM programming look like this year?Coachella‘s status as a music festival has grown into become larger than life since its humble, European-inspired beginnings in 1999, and their yearly lineup is both a cultural statement regarding the current state of music and a presage to future trends.The behemoth brand has always integrated electronic […]

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[Interview] Epizode Festival founder Roustam Mirzoev talks improvements, curation strategy ahead of 2018 edition

From its industrial home in the heart of Detroit to the dusk-till-dawn underground events that dominate Europe’s rigorous party scene, techno knows no boundaries. In recent years, the genre has since exploded in Asia, further playing into the genre’s exponential growth across the globe. One festival in particular stands out among the rest.It’s called Epizode Festival.Epizode, which made its Vietnamese […]

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Examining the anatomy of classic dance anthems with Pete Tong

Electronic music’s explosion over the decades paired with increasing access to computers and production software have translated to an unprecedented amount of new genres and subsequent releases saturating the market. Despite there being millions of songs in existence, however, there are always a select few whose sound design is so well-crafted that they strike a […]

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Outliers & Oddities: 10 sinister records perfect for Halloween

 1Outliers & Oddities: 10 sinister records perfect for HalloweenOutliers & Oddities is an exclusive Dancing Astronaut feature in honor of Halloween.With an inconceivable number of Halloween party playlists floating around, we’ve created the anti-party playlist — a hearty harvest of eerily evocative jaunts by the likes of RL Grime, Gesaffelstein, deadmau5, and more. Detailed are […]

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Whethan talks tour life, waffles and Good Nights

Touring across North America with close friends and having full control each set is not a feat that many people can say they’ve accomplished, let alone by the age of 18. Proudly hailing from Chicago, Ethan Snoreck started off like many other aspiring producers, putting together beats and remixing songs, then uploading them to his […]

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The Bloody Beetroots ruminate on the sustenance of EDM, challenge the industry with ‘The Great Electronic Swindle’ [Interview + Album Review]

The Sex Pistols are undeniably one of the greatest punk rock bands in history, as their influence on both contemporary music and pop culture is inarguably ubiquitous.While punk counterculture seeped into nearly every cultural crevice of the United Kingdom in the late sixties, it had yet to ooze into the streets of the United States for some time. Of course […]

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The Bloody Beetroots ruminate on the sustenance of EDM, challenge the industry with ‘The Great Electronic Swindle’ [Interview + Album Review]

The Sex Pistols are undeniably one of the greatest punk rock bands in history, as their influence on both contemporary music and pop culture is inarguably ubiquitous.While punk counterculture seeped into nearly every cultural crevice of the United Kingdom in the late sixties, it had yet to ooze into the streets of the United States for some time. Of course […]

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Nic Fanciulli delivers dynamically expanse, emotive debut LP, ‘My Heart’ [Interview + Album Review]

It’s incredibly exciting, and yet, surprising almost that UK house maestro Nic Fanciulli is just now releasing his debut record — especially after playing such a pivotal role in the UK underground scene over the years. Fans of the virtuoso are ensured that it is with his prolific touring life and keen propensity for considerate curation that the […]

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Pretty Lights is slowly & successfully building his movement [Event Review]

 1Pretty Lights is slowly & successfully building his movement (Event Review)When Pretty Lights announced his record label was evolving into the newly-minted Pretty Lights Movement, many caught a tiny glimpse into what Derek Vincent Smith had in store for the evolution of his growing family. It was around the time of his Episodic Tour: Season Two Premiere at The Gorge Amphitheater […]

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Slow Magic asserts clear artistic vision and transcends place in third studio album, ‘Float’ [Interview + Album Review]

Music lovers around the world are familiar with the legendary Colorado venue Red Rocks. Artists dream of playing the world-class outdoor venue for sometimes their entire careers.Slow Magic is one of the lucky ones chosen to share his music there as an opening act for ODESZA, and he vivdly recalls the myriad of emotions coursing through […]

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Slow Magic asserts clear artistic vision and transcends place in third studio album, ‘Float’ [Interview + Album Review]

Music lovers around the world are familiar with the legendary Colorado venue Red Rocks. Artists dream of playing the world-class outdoor venue for sometimes their entire careers.Slow Magic is one of the lucky ones chosen to share his music there as an opening act for ODESZA, and he vivdly recalls the myriad of emotions coursing through […]

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5 reasons to never miss a Bassnectar curated event [Event Review]

 15 reasons to never miss a Bassnectar curated eventBassCenter has cemented itself as Bassnectar‘s most-anticipated event of the year among his cult-like family following. Set inside the famed indoor venue of Hampton Colosseum in Hampton, Virginia this year, the event offers 3-days of top-notch “underground” bass music curation to fans, alongside a plethora of other live acts and interactive community building […]

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SnowGlobe Festival reveals their glorious 2017 lineup

After the quick rise and fall of 2017’s festival season, it’s not uncommon to see festival fiends pre-planning their schedule for 2018. Fortunately for those zealots, many companies have taken advantage of this opportune moment and found a way to create experiences unlike any summer events. Most recently, SnowGlobe Festival has blown fans away with the release of […]

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Breakaway Music Festival presents an antithesis to the musically mundane [Event Review]

Labor day weekend marked this year’s second installment of Prime Social Group’s Breakaway Music Festival, an annual festival series that finds its home in cities in and around major league soccer venues. This year’s holiday weekend event found itself gracing the grounds of Columbus, Ohio’s Columbus Crew stadium. While the city has been recognized amongst […]

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Goldenvoice introduces exclusive ‘Golden Dance Ticket’

Similar to when Live Nation introduced their immeasurably exclusive Festival Passport – allowing lucky buyers to gain access to over 90 festivals across the world – Goldenvoice has taken the same approach with their coveted Golden Dance Ticket. Only available to 50 lucky individuals, the California-based company has hand-picked ten of its most popular upcoming events that pass-holders […]

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The 2017 Oregon Eclipse Gathering: An event in totality [Event Review]

As thick dust clouds covered the secluded desert terrain of Big Summit Prairie, Oregon, flocks of eclipse chasers converged onto Ochoco National Forest with its 360 degree views of mountainous pines for the Oregon Eclipse festival that would soon unfold. Their ultimate mission was to view the magic of totality, which occurred between 9-10am on Aug. 21, 2017, among thirty […]

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A day-by-day look at Sonus’ magic [Festival Review]

 1A day-by-day look at Sonus' magic (Festival Review)Sonus has become an underground jewel of sorts of the Croatian festival scene within just five years of operation. This notion was evidenced physically by the thousands of partygoers flooded into the surrounding town of Novalja as the festival commenced its milestone fifth anniversary celebrations at the nearby Zrce […]

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