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Tor talks upcoming Envision Festival performance, forthcoming album [Interview]

Since the release of his debut album in 2012, Canadian producer Tor has been captivating listeners with his unique ambient style. Tor’s music incorporates elements of all genres, bringing together countless percussion sounds, alluring woodwinds and strings, glimmering sound effects, and occasional vocals for an otherworldly, peaceful vibe. His carefully crafted ambient soundscapes are almost hypnotic in a […]

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Exclusive: Meet FANGS, the breakout artist with an all star team that’s poised to take 2018 by storm

While ascending artists usually come out of the gate ready to prove themselves with a SoundCloud full of music and a hungry drive, few make their entrance with a live show and a stacked artist team. For FANGS, producer Danny D’Brito, this is exactly what his foray into his solo music career looks like.In fact, […]

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SNBRN talks family love, new tech house EP ahead of Groove Cruise [Interview]

After hit release “Raindrops,” Kevin Andrew Chapman’s career took off thanks to his house hits and dynamic live performances. The LA-based producer, who is more commonly known as SNBRN, has releases that span from deep to tropical house, giving fans from a variety of genres something to like.Dancing Astronaut spoke to Chapman about everything from his favorite […]

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Meet the counselors of Dirtybird Campout East: Louisahhh

Dirtybird Campout has grown past a simple gathering and into a phenomenon that has gained national interest. Claude VonStroke and his flock have created a truly unforgettable experience that harkens back to childhood memories while also offering an immersive transformational festival experience — complete with an endless supply of rage-worthy music. 2018 marks a milestone […]

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TyDi and Christopher Tin prove the only thing boring about classical music is your perception of it [Interview]

A conductor stands in front of a 50-piece orchestra, their faces staring expectantly up at him. He counts them in, laying a commanding foundation with bass and cello for the violins to dance on top of. Each individual immerses into their part of the orchestral whole, all while following the conductor’s lead.Fifteen miles away, a […]

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We asked a mortician: What do TV shows and movies get wrong about dead bodies?

Modern film and television is littered with images of dead bodies, but according to mortician Caitlin Doughty, not many shows or films depict the dead accurately. Doughty is the founder of The Order Of The Good Death, a group of funeral industry professionals, academics, and artists who aim to “bring discussions of…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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We Talk To Jerry Seinfeld About Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee, And Why He Loves MGs And Hates Lexuses

One of my favorite car shows out there right now is also one of the simplest: two people, in an interesting car. It helps that the the two people are funny, and one of them is Jerry Seinfeld. Oh, there’s also coffee, but I don’t know shit about coffee. It’s Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee, […]

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Meet the artists of Costa Rica’s 2018 Ocaso Music Festival: Doc Martin

Costa Rica’s new underground getaway, Ocaso Music Festival, is preparing to soundtrack the pristine Pacific playa with some of the underground’s most sought-after house and techno artists, January 4-7. In its second edition, Ocaso has become a prime destination for the global underground elite, offering a who’s who billing of beaconing industry titans. This year’s bill […]

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Meet the artists of Costa Rica’s 2018 Ocaso Music Festival: Carlo Lio

Costa Rica’s new underground getaway, Ocaso Music Festival, is preparing to soundtrack the pristine Pacific playa with some of the underground’s most sought-after house and techno artists, January 4-7. In its second edition, Ocaso has become a prime destination for the global underground elite, offering a who’s who billing of beaconing industry titans. This year’s bill […]

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Meet the artists of Costa Rica’s 2018 Ocaso Music Festival: Kevin Knapp

Costa Rica’s new underground getaway, Ocaso Music Festival, is preparing to soundtrack the pristine Pacific playa with some of the underground’s most sought-after house and techno artists from January 4-7. In its second edition, Ocaso has become a prime destination for the global underground elite, offering a who’s who billing of beaconing industry titans. This year’s […]

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Meet the artists of Costa Rica’s 2018 Ocaso Music Festival: Kevin Knapp

Costa Rica’s new underground getaway, Ocaso Music Festival, is preparing to soundtrack the pristine Pacific playa with some of the underground’s most sought-after house and techno artists from January 4-7. In its second edition, Ocaso has become a prime destination for the global underground elite, offering a who’s who billing of beaconing industry titans. This year’s […]

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Meet the artists of Costa Rica’s 2018 Ocaso Music Festival: Weiss

Costa Rica’s new underground getaway, Ocaso Music Festival, is preparing to soundtrack the pristine Pacific playa with some of the underground’s most sought-after house and techno artists from January 4-7. In its second edition, Ocaso has become a prime destination for the global underground elite, offering a who’s who billing of beaconing industry titans. This […]

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Beyond the Booth 009: Steve Lawler

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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Musical Medicine: A Conversation with Digitalism on ‘5KY11GHT’ and Beyond

Jens “Jence” Moelle and İsmail “Isi” Tüfekçi of the electro-rock, Hamburg-based duo Digitalism took the time to speak with Dancing Astronaut after releasing their 5KY11GHT EP to discuss the past, present, and future of their unique sound. Creating something new is Digitalism’s modus vivendi, and making electronic music from scratch by way of producing synthetic sounds in their rawest form is […]

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Karra divulges on being an artistic chameleon, her prized memories, and more [Q&A]

Singer/songwriter Karra has certainly made a name for herself in the electronic music scene over the past few years. After growing up on the East Coast, she moved out to LA to pursue her music career — a move which has paid off tenfold. The vocalist has worked with some of dance music’s biggest stars — including […]

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‘It’s like getting dessert every night’ — Kaskade sits down to talk Redux, Christmas album

It’s beginning to look a lot like a Kaskade Christmas. The man behind the iconic moniker, Ryan Raddon, has been a groundbreaking pioneer within the dance music world and has played a huge role in the music industry throughout his storied career.Kaskade further solidified his position as an innovator when he recently dropped a full-length […]

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Superpoze illustrates the methodology of electronic production [Interview]

Dance music’s second commercial wave has brought unfathomable growth to the genre, with heavy monetization from corporate entities and an explosion in demand birthing a plethora of new sub-genres. Out of this expansion, however, comes a rift.On one hand, artists like Calvin Harris and The Chainsmokers have propelled their sugary takes on electronic production to […]

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Kove goes back to his roots with new EP, shares exclusive ‘Dig It’ [Interview]

James Rockhill, known to the music world as Kove, has been taking the drum & bass world by storm since his beginnings as an artist in 2012. In the five years since his debut, Rockhill’s sound has morphed and transformed as he’s honed his sound. He’s toyed with house music for singles like “Jericho” and “Comin’ […]

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Busy birds Walker & Royce touch down to talk the release of their debut album ‘Self Help,’ abandoning samples, and bringing hip hop vocals to house music [Interview]

Six-years ago, birds of a feather Samuel Walker and Gavin Royce perched atop an egg of an idea. The Brooklyn based duo’s musical nest hadn’t, however, been empty — the Brooklyn-based duo had been releasing music since 2011, when their track, “Future Lately” caught the attention of Damian Lazarus. The ‘yolk’ of Walker & Royce’s […]

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Questions & Pushups w/ GTA [INTERVIEW]

Firstly, you guys have so many diverse interests in music. You’re constantly talking about hip-hop, alt-rock, all these different things…. So we just wanna know, what artist or genre that you guys listen to would we be surprised to learn about? Wow…. there’s honestly been so many different artists that we’ve been inspired by together. I guess for ME […]

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