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Stimming crafts dreamscape ahead of Lightning in a Bottle [Exclusive Mix]

It’s quite fascinating to know that, when arranged a certain way, something as simple as a four-note progression can make a profound impact on those it touches. A Hamburg-bred Stimming, whose classically-trained roots gave way to electronic production at a young age, is hyper aware of this fact, and each of his productions indicate the […]

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John Monkman twists Kincaid & Sinàl’s ‘A Very Stable Genius’ into a dark club cut (review & Q+A)

‘A Very Stable Genius’  is everything the title pays homage to, but in a good way. The minimal, yet eclectic cut is unpredictable and wild despite its relatively sparse elements, speaking to Kincaid & Sinàl’s excellence as producers. Enter John Monkman, and the piece descends deep into the low ends to become a foreboding club […]

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Techno Tuesday: My Favorite Robot select the tracks that define their MFR Imprint

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. My Favorite Robot […]

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Classic house covers compilation shines a light on the prison industrial complex, the power of house music, & nightlife

A three-part public art project, created in partnership with The Fortune Society, Creative Time, artist Phil Collins, and over 100 collaborators aims to shine a new light on the prison industrial complex through house music and nightlife. The multidisciplinary project, Bring Down The Walls, consists of a communal space that functions as a school by […]

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Yolanda Be Cool assemble breezy new playlist ahead of Splash House [EXCLUSIVE]

Palm Springs will undergo it’s semi-annual transformation into a dance-fueled desert oasis come June 8, as Splash House‘s first edition makes its rounds through its usual home resorts. The Goldenvoice institution turns five this year, and to switch things up, lineups are staggered as well. June’s roster has just been unveiled, revealing a bevy of […]

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First Listen: Rising producer Ari delivers tropical house/pop crossover ‘All That I’ve Waited For’

If rising producer Ari isn’t on your radar yet, that might be about to change with the drop of the up-and-coming beatmaker’s latest original work, “All That I’ve Waited For.” Linking with former lead singer of pop-punk outfit Sing It Loud, Pat Brown and tropical house producer Ryan Lofty, the mysterious Ari delivers a poolside-primed […]

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Premiere: Undercatt – Vulcano

The latest Diynamic act to offer insight into their current artistic moment via the Picture: series are behind some of the label’s most favored hits over the past couple years. Undercatt — comprised of Italians Luca and Elia — have found their niche in ethereal, yet full-bodied shades of tech house and progressive. They’ve distinguished […]

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Destructo lays down his own house spin on Oliver’s ‘Last Forever’

Destructo is just on a different wavelength than us mere mortals. He helms one of the largest event production forces in the country, serves as one of dance music’s most trusted A&R forces, holds down a SiriusXM residency, and lives out the dream of being a world-famous touring DJ all at once. It seems like […]

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Wolfgang Gartner delivers a smooth electro ride on latest original, ‘Ching Ching’

It’s no secret that Wolfgang Gartner has a real soft spot for top-notch pop productions, despite his legendary penchant for electro house excellence. He’s been vocal about pop’s innovations and impressions on dance music and vice versa, and now as he continues to build momentum in what seems to be the next chapter in his […]

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Desert Hearts lets 2018 lineup loose, gives away free pair of tickets for the wait [CONTEST + ANNOUNCEMENT]

The time to enjoy three unhindered days of House, Techno, & Love under one Desert Hearts stage is imminent, with April 28 less than a month away. Accordingly, the beloved tranformational brand’s crew has unveiled potentially its most stacked lineup to date. Damian Lazarus stands out as a veritable “star of the show,” with the […]

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Habstrakt teams with josh pan for the nefarious ‘Movie’

Adam Jouneau, the Frenchman better known as Habstrakt, is back with another bass crunching tune, “Movie,” featuring josh pan, to add to his long, multifarious catalogue. The Mad Decent release comes after the Frenchman’s wildly popular, ear-splitting collaboration with Skrillex, “Chicken Soup.” Habstrakt is known for his ability to repurpose wide-ranging assortments of popular elements on the electronic spectrum and shape them into […]

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Premiere: Shadow Child – Galactico

Josh Wink’s legendary Ovum Recordings represents the crème de la crème in electronic music. With over twenty years in the game, the Philadelphia-based imprint has gracefully bounded from one genre to the next, carving out a signature timeless sound that’s equally danceable as it is cerebral, with no regard for much else besides focusing on […]

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3D discuss their legendary union, Danny Howells’ return from hiatus, and more ahead of debut tour [Interview]

Danny Howells, Dave Seaman, and Darren Emerson are icons in their own right. Each of these three stalwarts has spent well over two decades on the international circuit, pioneering the sounds of house, progressive, and other groove-centered strains of dance music. Their unrelenting standards and passion for what they do drives their continued success. When […]

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Techno Tuesday: Steve Bug talks label longevity, new album ‘Paradise Sold’ with Langenberg

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. For over two […]

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The Do LaB taps Thugfucker, Luttrell, Brasstracks, Chris Lake, & more for Coachella stage

The Do LaB always runs a welcome oasis amid the Coachella chaos, fostering a chilled atmosphere with the most cutting edge house and tech talent set within their stage’s shady confines. It feels like the company, which runs festivals like Lighting in a Bottle, Lucidity, and the Dirtybird Campouts, outdoes itself with its artist bill […]

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How to Allergy Proof Your Home This Spring

It’s officially spring. Along with the flowers, sunshine, and Creme-egg runs, for the allergic among us, it’s also the sneeziest, eye-wateringest season. That’s mostly due to surges in airborne pollen, and so when pollen is high, allergic people should stay in inside. That’s sensible advice— if your home isn’t a major…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Techno Tuesday: Yotto talks his sonic evolution, playing Miami, and using his air miles

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. Yotto hardly needs […]

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Techno Tuesday: Ilario Alicante dishes on owning a label, techno, and pasta

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. Ilario Alicante’s prosperous […]

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RHA announces lineup as stunning as its location

RHA touched down in the scenic Puta Mita, Mexico in 2017. Soon after the close of its first edition, the nascent destination festival distinguished itself as one of the top of its class when it came to travelling and dance music. Boasting an impressive array of talent across the house and techno spectrum, RHA’s second […]

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Premiere: James Teej & Silky- Illuminated Cabaret (Tiefschwarz Remix)

James Teej & Silky have created quite the eclectic gem in “Illuminated Cabaret,” out on Timo Maas‘ Rockets & Ponies. Enter house veterans Tiefschwarz, and suddenly the piece transforms into an afterhours’ dance weapon. Tiefschwarz first work on the energy levels of “Illuminated Cabaret,” brightening it and  adding further stimulation with grooving drum patterns. Diving deeper into […]

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