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Launchpad: Amp up your Sunday with this bass-heavy 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.This week’s Launchpad is meant to amp up the end of your […]

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Launchpad: Amp up your Sunday with this bass-heavy 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.This week’s Launchpad is meant to amp up the end of your […]

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The Hot 25: August 18, 2017

The Hot 25 is the definitive playlist series running through dance music culture and hand­-delivering you the essential tracks of the week. Whether it’s the hottest or quickest trending tracks, brand new music from your favorite artists, or songs from the unknown that should be landing on your radar, Dancing Astronaut brings you 25 carefully […]

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Parookaville proves itself as a true European festival contender

Something special just happened outside Düsseldorf: Germany’s largest electronic music festival, Parookaville. The festival just had its third annual anniversary, and it was, in a word, insane. Founded in 2014, Parookaville has had great success in delivering the world’s biggest DJs straight to Germany’s largest dance music scene. This year, the ground served home to […]

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Parookaville proves itself as a true European festival contender

Something special just happened outside Düsseldorf: Germany’s largest electronic music festival, Parookaville. The festival just had its third annual anniversary, and it was, in a word, insane. Founded in 2014, Parookaville has had great success in delivering the world’s biggest DJs straight to Germany’s largest dance music scene. This year, the ground served home to […]

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Camo & Krooked discuss their Essential Mix debut, Mosaik Recordings and the future of Drum & Bass [Interview]

Visionary— a word that wouldn’t be out of place when describing the dynamic duo of Reinhard Rietsch and Markus Wagner, popularly known as Drum & Bass group Camo & Krooked. Much the virtuoso production group, they fearlessly operate on the experimental vanguard of a genre which is converging into a dull blend of overused bass-lines […]

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Don’t miss these 5 underrated talents at Sonus

 1Don't miss these 5 underrated talents at SonusSonus’ fifth birthday celebration commences on August 20 — less than a week away. The Time Warp-organized gathering looks to have many years ahead due to its impeccable curation and picturesque location on the Croatian island of Pag. All the stops have been pulled out for the lineup this […]

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Don’t miss these 5 underrated talents at Sonus

 1Don't miss these 5 underrated talents at SonusSonus’ fifth birthday celebration commences on August 20 — less than a week away. The Time Warp-organized gathering looks to have many years ahead due to its impeccable curation and picturesque location on the Croatian island of Pag. All the stops have been pulled out for the lineup this […]

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Launchpad: Zone Out This Weekend With This Chilled Electronic 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. This week’s Launchpad is meant to take you somewhere else, out of this […]

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On ‘First Landing,’ Moon Boots looks to the past to build towards the future

Music, dance music especially, operates on emotion and intuition, it exists to generate reactions that writing and rhetoric cannot. Music, again, dance music in particular, is also profoundly contextual. A record that is written for loud clubs and late night dance floors may not exactly click when heard through earbuds on the subway, but, when […]

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Big Gigantic discuss the importance of charity and the diverse shows in their pipeline [Interview + Playlist]

Drummer Jeremy Salken and saxophonist/producer Dominic Lalli of Big Gigantic embody their band’s namesake in every sense of the word.From selling out Red Rocks Amphitheater in their home state of Colorado five consecutive times for their annual Rowdytown event, to hitting Indonesia with Mad Decent and jet-setting around the world to play every major festival imaginable, […]

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Omnia lights up San Diego with a stunning summer lineup

The Hakkasan Group set a gold standard in Las Vegas with the opening of Omnia in 2015. Set inside Caesar’s Palace, the super club has earned a high reputation for its top class DJ talent and its breathtaking, ornate decor. However, the founders had a far larger vision in mind for Omnia — one that […]

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Techno Tuesday: Henry Saiz on creative inspiration, his ‘Balance’ compilation, and more

Techno Tuesday is a feature on Dancing Astronaut documenting the culture of underground dance music. We’ll bring you exclusive interviews, tracks, and narratives from artists within the techno, tech house, and deep house world in an effort to shed light on some of the best talent outside the world of mainstream dance music.Originality, diligence, and […]

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Moon Boots gives his steps to success on the heels of his debut album, ‘First Landing’ [OP-ED]

Over the past several years, Pete Dougherty has built a reputation as one of Anjunadeep’s most intriguing stars. Though he launched his career around the turn of the decade, Moon Boots broke through most resoundingly with his 2015 singles “Utopia” and “Red Sky,” which introduced his brand of complex, entrancing deep house to his broadest audience yet.Two […]

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Cityfox has constructed a house and techno paradise with the Brooklyn Mirage [Review]

If techno fans wrote science fiction, they’d probably conjure up something close to the Brooklyn Mirage. The mammoth outdoor venue, located in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, is something like an underground dance music fan’s daydream.The four-story castle-like structure, engineered by Swiss promoters Cityfox, holds up to 6,000 guests and has already attracted some of Europe’s finest […]

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5 reasons Panorama should be on your festival radar

Panorama Festival held its sophomore edition from July 28-30, bringing the likes of Frank Ocean, Tame Impala, Nine Inch Nails and more to Randall’s Island in New York.Produced by Goldenvoice, the powerhouse events team behind festivals like Coachella and FYF, the 3-day event has quickly made a name for itself in New York’s crowded festival space. While […]

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Launchpad: 15 Future Bass jams to soundtrack your weekend

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.This week’s Launchpad is all about that bass-heavy summer party music. Whether […]

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Hans Zimmer has crafted one of the best live shows of 2017 [Review]

Hans Zimmer has made his mark in the world of film composition — almost to a peerless degree. Yet, who knew the German composer also boasted one of the more compelling live shows of any modern day musician?Zimmer has rightfully built a world-class reputation on the back of award-winning scores for movies like Interstellar, Inception, […]

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Beyond the Booth 002: Louisahhh opens up on addiction, her love of horses and more

Beyond the Booth is a feature dedicated to the hidden side of artists that exists outside electronic music— a side rarely discussed with those outside their immediate circle. We venture “beyond the booth,” so to speak, and dive into their deepest passions that tie into their unique personalities. After some self-introspection, each participant then returns […]

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REZZ flouts convention and asserts her musical dominance in ‘Mass Manipulation’ [Interview + Album Review]

How does one define REZZ?It’s a question that musicians, critics, and fans alike have pored over throughout the artist’s brief, but momentous musical tenure. Once dubbed by the masses as the “female Gesaffelstein,” Isabelle Rezazadeh has since transcended this reductive – albeit, highly laudable – characterization, to create a style that is entirely her own.“People […]

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