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Ultra unloads packed second wave of 2022 talent with Seven Lions, Tchami, DubVision, Afrojack, and more

Ultra’s highly anticipated homecoming date at Bayfront Park is truly a lot closer than it seems, and the Miami staple is continuing to come out swinging with its lineup reveal. Less than a month after unveiling its initial wave of headliners—the earliest its done so in its 20-plus-year history—Ultra Music Festival is already dropping the […]

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SAYMYNAME, ANG unload searing bigroom ID, ‘Lose Control’

Bigroom has perpetually held a place in SAYMYNAME’s heart, and the hardtrap godfather went on the record this past year saying he’s been eyeing a release under the genre’s umbrella sooner rather than later. Just before his appearances at both HARD Summer and Lollapalooza 2021, SAYMYNAME deemed it the right time to finally turn that […]

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Premiere: Nitti Gritti puts the HARD in HARD Summer with exclusive new playlist

Just ahead of the return of HARD Summer, this time at a new Souther California location, Nitti Gritti is getting festival goers primed and ready with an exclusive HARD Summer playlist on Dancing Astronaut. One of Insomniac’s flagship festival properties, concert goers are teeming with excitement ahead of the event’s highly anticipated return. Nitti Gritti’s […]

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Premiere: SAYMYNAME preps for HARD Summer with heavy new mixtape

As the final countdown to HARD Summer begins, SAYMYNAME is gearing up for his set at the festival with a new mixtape. Incorporating hardstyle and heavy bass, the mix is sure to pump up fans as they prepare to make their way over to the Southern California mainstay event in the coming week. SAYMYNAME kicks […]

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SAYMYNAME, Edison Cole cause ‘CHAOS’ with new single

Aligning his name alongside Edison Cole‘s, SAYMYNAME initiates “CHAOS” with a hardstyle and bass hybrid with genre-blurring appeal. The bold addition to SAYMYNAME’s burgeoning 2021 catalog is one that listeners planning to catch the Californian on the road can expect to experience live during his fall MAYHEM tour. Musically, “CHAOS” tacks on to May’s “Ragga […]

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SAYMYNAME, Henry Fong tear off the roof with ‘Ragga Rave’

SAYMYNAME and Henry Fong are bringing the party right to your doorstep with the club-ready “Ragga Rave,” released via Ultra Records. The boundary-breaking cut is filled with convoluted rhythms and frenetic bassline action that first aired in Fong’s New Waves Vol. 1 mix in February 2020. In the time since, the long sought-after ID unsurprisingly […]

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SAYMYNAME, Henry Fong tear off the roof with ‘Ragga Rave’

SAYMYNAME and Henry Fong are bringing the party right to your doorstep with the club-ready “Ragga Rave,” released via Ultra Records. The boundary-breaking cut is filled with convoluted rhythms and frenetic bassline action that first aired in Fong’s New Waves Vol. 1 mix in February 2020. In the time since, the long sought-after ID unsurprisingly […]

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HARD Summer returns with 2021 lineup: Dillon Francis, Kaytranada, REZZ, A-Trak, Baauer b2b RL Grime, and more

Things are opening back up across the US, with more summer festival circuit hallmarks picking back up near their usual range of dates. HARD Summer has announced their returning lineup, pulling out all the stops for what should be a special 2021 edition of the event. This year’s roster is brimming with marquee talent including […]

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Relive countless Digital Mirage: Friendsgiving sets from Tchami back-to-back Dr. Fresch, YehMe2, Shallou, and more

It’s simply mind-boggling that more than seven months have passed since the first-ever Digital Mirage ignited the virtual festival spree in early April. With Proximity and Brownies & Lemonade having just wrapped up a third weekend of programming, this one in commemoration of the Thanksgiving holiday, an oversized load of replay-able sets are now available to carry […]

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Exclusive: SAYMYNAME pairs up with BAILO and BLUPILL for his next ‘Hit’

It’s suffice to say that HARDTRAP commissioner, SAYMYNAME, has stayed occupied throughout the pandemic. Just two months removed from his double-sided ELEVATED EP as well as a reunion with Afrojack and appearances at an innumerable count of digital events, SAYMYNAME is adding onto his 2020 slate with the help of BAILO and BLUPILL on “Hit.” […]

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Exclusive: SAYMYNAME pairs up with BAILO and BLUPILL for his next ‘Hit’

It’s suffice to say that HARDTRAP commissioner, SAYMYNAME, has stayed occupied throughout the pandemic. Just two months removed from his double-sided ELEVATED EP as well as a reunion with Afrojack and appearances at an innumerable count of digital events, SAYMYNAME is adding onto his 2020 slate with the help of BAILO and BLUPILL on “Hit.” […]

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Relive Lolla2020 sets from Alison Wonderland, NGHTMRE, Kaskade, and more

As quarantine goes on, livestreams are becoming more and more unique, allowing DJs’ artistry to flourish through a visual medium that they feel best represents their sound. Some go all out with the visuals, while others take a more ambient approach, and some are even showing off their instrumental or vocal skills. There is perhaps […]

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Dirty Dutch meets hard trap on Afrojack and SAYMYNAME’s reunion single, ‘Hot’

When Afrojack and SAYMYNAME divvy up production duties, it’s a meeting between the godfathers of dirty Dutch and hard trap. In their debut go-around in 2017, they trounced expectations with a widely-supported conversion of Mercer‘s “Encore.” A reconciliation between them took just under two calendar turns to materialize, but it proved worthwhile when Afrojack crowd-tested […]

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Relive Beyond Wonderland at The Gorge’s Virtual Rave-A-Thon with sets from Habstrakt, Loud Luxury, Meduza, and more

Pasquale Rotella has been the king of dance music live streams throughout quarantine. His Insomniac empire has translated almost every event brand under its wing to a virtual format, from EDC Las Vegas to Countdown to Escape, with sets from some of electronic’s most highly-sought talents. The latest Insomniac-branded Virtual Rave-A-Thon took place the weekend […]

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SAYMYNAME unleashes versatile two-track ‘ELEVATED’ EP

SAYMYNAME has unleashed his EP, ELEVATED, a two-track project via Ultra Records, that showcases the producer’s versatility within the trap genre. The project boasts his signature hard-trap sound alongside a more melodic feature piece with Yung Pinch. “Alright” featuring the Huntington Beach vocalist offers a sultry R&B cadence alongside SAYMYNAME’s percussion, laying the track’s backbone […]

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NMF Roundup: SAYMYNAME doubles up on ‘ELEVATED’ EP, Yehme2’s sons assist on ‘Childish’ + more

It’s most important day of the week: New Music Friday. With the overwhelming amount of tunes hitting the airwaves today, Dancing Astronaut has you covered with the latest edition of The Hot 25. As each week brings a succession of new music from some of electronic music’s biggest artists, here’s a selection of tracks that shouldn’t be missed this […]

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Good Morning Mix: Relive SAYMYNAME’s genreless display at EDC 2019

SAYMYNAME and his inimitable brand of hardtrap serves as one of the most distinguished one-two punches in electronic music, pulling in the temperament from both ends of hardstyle and trap. Odds are that if you’ve attended a festival in recent summers, the Los Angeles-native has most likely appeared on that same lineup and he’s extended […]

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Carnage to headline North America’s first drive-in rave event

Carnage announced an upcoming, headlining two-show tour on May 30 and June 6. How know this allowed amid the COVID-19 era of cancelled live events? Don’t worry, it’s a contactless drive-through rave concept called “Road Rave” billed as “the first ever North American festival in corona[virus] history.” The event on May 30 will take place […]

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MUST DIE! remixes Slander and SAYMYNAME’S ‘I Can’t Escape’

Slander and SAYMYNAME invite MUST DIE! to remix “I Can’t Escape” featuring Feli Ferraro. The original mix goes exceptionally hard, while the MUST DIE!’s remix effort exists in its own alternative bass universe. Ferraro’s voice maintains a celestial pop-inspired ambiance contrasted by a heavily percussive build and blistering hardcore bass drop. Head-bangers everywhere will be throwing […]

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NMF Roundup: QUIX breaks down the barriers of bass with Matroda, Tourist channels massive ODESZA vibes, Ookay raps & more

The most important day of every week: New Music Friday. As each week brings a succession of new music from some of electronic music’s biggest artists, here’s a selection of tracks that shouldn’t be missed. Daktyl enlists MOONZz and lets his creativity run wild on “Weather.” The Him keeps it simple. The Spinnin’ Records release, “Broken […]

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