Best of the Rest is a daily feature from Dancing Astronaut that recaps the most important posts of the day as well as the stuff we didn’t get to. With the rapidity that dance music news and releases come out it’s difficult for us to hit everything — we hope BOTR serves as a catch-all. Make sure to check it out at the end of each day to ensure you don’t miss anything!
DA POSTS YOU CAN’T MISS
1. Paris Hilton plans to release her house album on Cash Money Records.
2. Moonrise Festival fails to acquire permit and is subsequently canceled.
3. Sensation announces its full US tour, invading Miami, San Francisco, Las Vegas and New York City
MORE MUSIC AND NEWS
1. Landis bootlegs Cedric Gervais and Howard Jones’ “Things Can Only Get Better.”
2. The Chainsmokers remix Say Lou Lou’s “Julian” with their trademark indie dance style.
3. Bromance #10 features Kaytranada & Suicideyear on a two track trap EP:
Moonrise Festival, scheduled to be held on June 8th and 9th in Baltimore, Maryland, has just been canceled by Steez Promo. According to a statement made on the festival’s Facebook page the final permit needed to authorize the event could not be obtained, forcing the festival to cancel its bass-heavy weekend. Not all hope is lost however, there may still be some secondary shows at smaller venues throughout the weekend featuring Moonrise artists.
All tickets will be refunded through Ticketfly. Read the statement after the break.
It is with a heavy heart that we regret to announce the cancellation of this year’s Moonrise Festival. Although we have put everything we had into this event trying to make it happen we have hit a roadblock that we just cannot overcome as the final permit needed will not be approved.
We are devastated by what has happened but with just under 3 weeks out from this event we cannot move forward without this final permit. We want to both thank and apologize to the fans, the artists, all members of the media, and everyone else who have supported this event. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. We have battled to keep this event alive and we are absolutely crushed by this turn of events.
Refunds can be received from directly from the Ticketfly webpage or through the outlet that you purchased your ticket from.
We are working on some alternative events in the area that will feature artists who were scheduled to perform on the festival. Please stand by for further information on these events as information confirms.
Catz ‘n Dogz and KiNK’s long awaited release of “Good Love” is finally here. If you’ve been to an underground show or festival in the past weeks, you’ve probably heard it’s catchy looped vocal segment played out by a cast of top-tier acts. The track sees its release on Claude VonStroke’s dirtybird records — the imprint that has been setting the standard for bass-centric tech house. These two acts have brought to fruition a bouncy summertime jam set for the peak-time hours.
As Bassnectar fans return to normal after getting weird on his annual spring tour, the basshead leader is making things a little weirder with a new remix. Tasked with remixing Primus’ “Here Come The Bastards” for the deluxe edition release of 1991′s Sailing the Seas of Cheese, the fellow Bay Area native added movement to the fairly linear original. Keeping the vocals of the marching chorus but adding drum-laden builds, a tight tempo change and his signature window-rattling bass, the remix puts the original on the map for the legions of fans that are younger than the album it first appeared on.
Upon reaching 20,000 likes on his Facebook, Point.blank released this tune as a thank you to his fans. As the name would suggest, “Pull Up” is a reggae infused dubstep banger that crashes the two genres together in the most explosive way. “COLLAB EP” coming soon! Support Point.blank // Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud Point.blank
The “multi-talented” Paris Hilton has just announced that she will be releasing a full album of house music tracks via Cash Money Records sometime this summer! Could this album outshine Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories? Only time will tell.
The heiress, who is best known for her superb acting chops (and creepy night vision eyes), reportedly broke the news to Showbiz411 at a party in Cannes. According to the gossip blog, it is likely that Hilton will be signing on with Cash Money subsidiary Young Money Entertainment to release her latest musical trainwreck. She also claims that Afrojack has been helping her produce the album – a rumor that has been floating around the blogosphere since she made her more-than-stellar DJ debut.
Dancing Astronaut’s suggestion for enjoying Paris’s latest publicity stunt? Grab some popcorn and puncture your eardrums.
Via: Huffington Post
As the 13th annual Movement Electronic Music Festival approaches, with a global techno fan base poised to descend upon Detroit, the Dancing Astronaut editors prepare for their own stint of techno tourism. For followers of techno, house, and other deeper genres in dance music, Movement’s lineup is quite certainly a dizzying opportunity to take on the finest talent on the scene right now in arguably one of the most culturally significant cities in the music’s history. There are five stages in total that’ll be bumping the bass in downtown Detroit’s Hart Plaza this Saturday May 25th through Memorial Day Monday. We’ll be on the ground covering the event produced by the hometown favorite Paxahau (as well as several of its afterparties), but in case you’ll be joining us, read on to hear some of our must-listen picks for the festival itself.
Steffi [Underground Stage, 6 p.m.]
Although Steffi is Dutch-born, she’s made Berlin her home in the last several years. She is now in her sixth year as a resident at Panorama Bar, responsible for the latest Panorama Bar 05 mix compilation, and serves as a well-respected label owner for Klakson and the smaller Dolly Imprint. Although she’s not at superstar status, she’s been a leader and positive female presence in the scene for a decade plus. Her debut album Yours & Mine in 2011 was a pure example of a fully formed deep house groove, but her sets are known to shake it up a bit more, with higher highs and heavier, techno lows. With her 2012 EP Schraper she clearly pushed back the modern deep house movement, into tracks like “Schraper” which borders much more closely on techno’s fundamentals.
Masters at Work (Kenny Dope & Louie Vega) [Beatport Stage, 10 p.m.]
Kenny “Dope” Gonzalez and “Little” Louie Vega are not of the Detroit techno scene per se, but they are probably the two most important producers to come out of the hey dey of New York house in the 90s. They’ve remixed, dubbed, and produced literally hundreds of songs — everything from pop records, to soul, hip-hop, funk, Latin, African, and jazz. As Masters at Work, a name pulled from one of Todd Terry’s discarded alter egos, they made incomparable strides developing their own sound that dominated the New York club scene for years. Using Kenny’s hip-hop education as a bass line, they sampled and laid down beats while Louie contributed the arranging, instrumentation, and fostering of newcomers on the scene. This is a seriously exciting opportunity to catch the best of New York in techno’s capital.
Buzz Goree [Made in Detroit Stage, 8 p.m.]
Part of the experience of a weekend in Detroit should always leave room for exploration and expansion in musical understanding. Buzz Goree is a member of Underground Resistance, a group originally formed by Jeff Mills and Mike Banks in the late 80s as a reaction to both the political climate in Detroit at the time and the disservice corporate interests were doing to the music they loved. Although Mills and Banks are no longer active members of the collective/record label, their influence continues to live on in the workings of others, including Goree. I don’t honestly have the best grasp on what a set from him might sound like in 2013, but it’ll certainly be interested to see how he re-interprets his roots in disco, house, and Detroit techno.