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Beyond The Booth 005: FTampa transforms hardship into creative growth

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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Rinzen tells a stunning hero’s tale through ‘Forbidden City’ [EP Review + Interview]

Pressing “play” on a Rinzen production can be equated to stepping into a different universe. From the first hit of percussion to the closing note, the LA-based artist effortlessly lures listeners into his domain and traps them there with distinctively brooding, cinematic soundscapes.Creative to his core, Rinzen’s purpose as an artist is to venture beyond […]

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KSHMR talks about his upcoming India tour, Dharma Worldwide, and his recent collaboration with Hardwell [Interview]

Few EDM acts are as renowned or globally influential as KSHMR, the brainchild of Indo-American producer and former member of The Cataracs Niles Hollowell-Dhar. Despite commencing his solo act in 2014, he’s already notched several accomplishments in his belt. In 2015, he earned the title of DJ Mag’s “Highest New Entry” on their annual Top 100 ranking at a […]

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Icon Spotlight: September

Icon Collective has solidified its reputation as the premier educational facility for electronic music production on the West Coast. The North Hollywood arts school has become a breeding ground for the next generation of talent, as evidenced by its formidable track record, which includes the likes of Jauz, MAKJ, Slander, SNBRN and more.To spotlight some […]

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Icon Spotlight: September

Icon Collective has solidified its reputation as the premier educational facility for electronic music production on the West Coast. The North Hollywood arts school has become a breeding ground for the next generation of talent, as evidenced by its formidable track record, which includes the likes of Jauz, MAKJ, Slander, SNBRN and more.To spotlight some […]

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Techno Tuesday: MK talks Detroit techno and Halloween

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.Few people have been […]

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HI-LO reworks Moby’s ‘Go’ for Black Lacquer remix project [Q&A]

Readers of house and techno trailblazer Moby‘s recently released memoir Porcelain know that his track “Go” opened countless doors for the producer during his rise to stardom. The autobiography chronicles Moby’s early ascension during 1989-1999, dedicating an entire chapter to “Go” where the artist layers “Laura Palmer’s Theme” from Twin Peaks over the B-side to […]

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5 artists you need to see at BEMF 2017

15 artists you have to see at BEMF 2018The Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival is coming up next week, and although there are going to be plenty of incredible artists bringing their unique flavor to the three-day festival, we have handpicked 5 artists that you absolutely cannot miss. From bass-heavy showcases to deep house dynamos, the […]

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5 artists you need to see at BEMF 2017

15 artists you have to see at BEMF 2018The Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival is coming up next week, and although there are going to be plenty of incredible artists bringing their unique flavor to the three-day festival, we have handpicked 5 artists that you absolutely cannot miss. From bass-heavy showcases to deep house dynamos, the […]

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The Hot 25: October 6, 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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The Hot 25: October 6, 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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Launchpad: Mood Music

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.We’re still reeling from yesterday. The terrible tragedy in Las Vegas and the loss […]

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Launchpad: Mood Music

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.We’re still reeling from yesterday. The terrible tragedy in Las Vegas and the loss […]

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Gorgon City talk new music, DJ sets, and club culture [Interview]

Gorgon City have already reached great heights relatively early on in their career, yet it seems as though they are still just getting started. Shortly after Foamo (Kye Gibbon) and RackNRuin (Matt Robson-Scott) began gaining a little local traction in their native London, their combined effort swiftly propelled them to the top of the global dance scene. Now doubling as revered […]

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Gorgon City talk new music, DJ sets, and club culture [Interview]

Gorgon City have already reached great heights relatively early on in their career, yet it seems as though they are still just getting started. Shortly after Foamo (Kye Gibbon) and RackNRuin (Matt Robson-Scott) began gaining a little local traction in their native London, their combined effort swiftly propelled them to the top of the global dance scene. Now doubling as revered […]

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Dancing Astronaut’s ‘Best of CRSSD’ Fall 2017 edition

CRSSD Festival has become a veritable institution of California’s flourishing electronic music landscape. The bi-annual festival, produced by FNGRS CRSSD, consistently curates some of the more forward-thinking lineups around, as evidenced by bookings this year like Mathew Jonson, Marcel Dettmann and more.Combined with its gorgeous backdrop of Waterfront Park, CRSSD has found its formula, and it’s […]

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Reminisce on dreamier times with these ADID LA photos (Event Gallery)

 1Reminisce on dreamier times with these ADID LA photos (Event Gallery) Lee Burridge aimed to “make people smile” when he created his All Day I Dream parties, according to a recent interview with Billboard. Over the past six years since he started the organizing events on a summer Brooklyn terrace, All Day I Dream has since […]

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Getting to know Ellum: Maceo Plex’s forward-thinking underground label

The name Maceo Plex has become synonymous with dark, brooding dance music of the highest calibre. With a career spanning over two decades, it’s no surprise that the Barcelona-based producer — real name Eric Estornel — has evolved into one of the scene’s most revered tastemakers. This is perhaps best epitomized by the esteem of […]

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John Tejada speaks on musicality, career longevity, and more ahead of Brooklyn Festival

John Tejada’s talent is as vast as his far-reaching career. The Austrian legend quite literally has music in his blood — his parents were both classically-training musicians, and naturally got him started at the ripe age of four years old. Like with his parents, music soon became an essential part of Tejada’s being. He mastered classical piano […]

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Beyond The Booth 004: Solardo dive deep into the world of fishing

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 to […]

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