Archive | Tech House

Techno Tuesday: Avision tells a tale of techno and working hard for success

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. Passion, patience, and […]

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Premiere: Monstergetdown – Blakmajik

LA remains a hotbed of fresh, forward-thinking American talent, and mau5trap has tapped keenly into this vein. One of their newest recruits from this region, Monstergetdown, has just released a fresh new EP that embraces elements spanning from tribal, to dark and heavy. Its eponymous opener, “Blakmajik,” brings to mind imagery of voodoo and mysticism […]

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RYBO primes Desert Hearts attendees for a bonanza [Exclusive Mix]

Desert Hearts is just around the corner, and to prime its guests for four days of house, techno, and love, RYBO has fashioned a high-charged mix filled with some damaging material. The family newcomer shows off his knowledge of all things pumping and tech house, packing a juicy array of tunes into an hour-long frenzy. […]

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Pan-Pot and Chus & Ceballos try their hand at Carl Cox’ ‘Your Light Shines On’ [EP Review]

Beloved icon Carl Cox cast his 2016 single “Your Light Shines On” out into the electrosphere, and it returned to him reimagined by two stalwart duo. Chus & Ceballos offered up a house-based rendition of the original, opting to stay truer its roots. That isn’t to say they didn’t make it into their own. The […]

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Premiere: Joyce Muniz ft. Aquarius Heaven – Chapter 4 (SHADED Remix)

Joyce Muniz and Aquarius Heaven had quite the ear-grabbing collaboration on their hands in “Chapter 4.” Now, rising talent SHADED has entered the ring to insert a helping of undulating grooves into the mix. The LA native takes on a minimalist approach, employing basic elements at key places to create subdued impact. A smooth, funk-laden […]

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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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Rinzen gives a glimpse into his personal crate with release of debut mixtape, ‘The Prologue’

Deadmau5 has a proven A&R knack for spotting emerging talent, and historically, he’s equipped them to go off and take over their own corners of the ever-growing EDM empire. If the career trajectories of artists like REZZ or Skrillex serve as any indication, then we have another star on our hands with Rinzen. The LA-based mau5trap recruit, currently […]

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[EXCLUSIVE] Warm up for CRSSD Fest with a high-charge mix from Kyle Watson

Kyle Watson is no stranger to scintillating tech house sizzlers. The South African export has steadily climbed the ranks since he first entered the electrosphere a decade ago, landing himself global acclaim and eventually being accepted into the Dirtybird flock as a prominent rising talent. His music is oftentimes a blend of irresistibly danceable drum […]

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Endor – Gunna Be Mine

London producer Endor is making waves in the global house sphere. Releases such as “Fever” and remixes of La Roux‘s “In for the Kill” and S-Man’s “Intimidating Love” have bolstered the 23 year old producer’s recognition, and he’s on pace to make waves in 2018 through an entirely distinct sonic landscape.With support from the likes of Mistajam and Skream, the […]

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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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Harvard Bass & SHADED – Body Feels [EP Review]

Two Californian stalwarts have joined forces for an eclectic, yet grooving EP that lands on Tiga‘s Turbo imprint.SHADED and Harvard Bass — longtime friends and colleagues — have proven their complementary sensibilities through their brand new effort, Body Feels. They recruited vocalist Herswerve to help open the EP with its namesake track, creating a sensual […]

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Anabel Englund debuts on Desert Hearts alongside RYBO & Lubelski for a grooving EP

Anabel Englund needs little introduction; the songstress has made a significant name for herself within the house circuit for her savvy vocal work, and later became a mainstay on the scene in co-founding her own Gari Safari imprint. Now, she finds herself on Desert Hearts for an inspiring EP alongside RYBO that is designed to […]

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Weekend Rewind: Kevin Anderson enthralls in two-hour 2017 Desert Hearts set

Kevin Anderson is the life of the party.The artist rolls with a cheeky crew whose house, techno, and love mantra permeates through all possible facets of their work — paramount to the Desert Hearts ethos. His eccentricity  stands out not only in his propensity for finding rare tracks, Anderson also manages to impress with his of injection of love and non-stop danceability into his sets.His […]

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Premiere: AFFKT – Rufian

Spanish producer AFFKT has kicked off his year under a brand new label: Tronic. Bringing a touch of melodic flavor to the label across three tracks, his Red Crocanti EP exemplifies the forward-thinking direction Christian Smith is looking to take his label.Red Crocanti’s close “Rufian” serves as an explosive conclusion to the EP. Elastic rhythms hit the eardrums […]

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Wynn brings Jamie Jones, Solomun to Vegas, marking inaugural tech house residency

It seems Las Vegas will see its first-ever tech house residencies this year thanks to Wynn — the luxury hotel officially confirmed tech house tastemakers Jamie Jones and Solomun as two of the brand’s new residents for 2018. Jones and Solomun will regularly appear at Wynn’s upscale nightclub, XS, over the course of the year.Wynn’s enlistment […]

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Be Svendsen – Getula [EP Review]

Be Svendsen ended his year on a sensual note via “Getula.” Through jazzy keyboard riffs, Eastern-inspired instrumentation, and carnal rhythms embedded in a mid-tempo foundation, the Danish producer proves once more that electronica doesn’t need to be pounding and high-charged to create an irresistibly move-able atmosphere. Its hypnotizing layers serve as tentacles that keep the listener hooked until the […]

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Dirtybird releases EOY track, Ryan Forever’s ‘Nasty’

In lieu of their traditional end of year New Year Special compilation, Dirtybird has instead released one final funktastic track to cap off another illustrious year: “Nasty” by Ryan Forever. Forever test drove the track, his debut Dirtybird release, while spinning at the 2017 Dirtybird Campout‘s notorious Family Set, enrapturing both the crowd and label patriarch, Claude VonStroke, himself.“Nasty” […]

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This Ain’t Bristol releases free download of VIP selections

Record label and dance music collective This Ain’t Bristol is known for bringing “Good. Vibes. House.”  from city to city, festival to festival. The Hamburg, Germany-based record collective has garnered notable momentum over the last year with showcases at Beyond Wonderland, Miami Music Week, and through their curated parties at at their new home of Exchange Nightclub […]

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Hoj prepares a whimsical New Year’s playlist ahead of ADID LA [Exclusive]

December 30 marks LA’s turn to daydream, as Lee Burridge and his beloved cohorts touch down in Gin Ling way to provide fans with a blissful kickoff to the new year. Joining Burridge in this edition of All Day I Dream are Hoj and YokoO, for what’s sure to be a pleasant affair.The event itself […]

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Mikey Lion ushers in the New Year with a selection of delectable tunes [EXCLUSIVE]

Desert Hearts has grown far past its roots of an intimate gathering in the Mojave, becoming one of the most beloved transformational festival brands on the market. Its inclusive mantra of “we are all Desert Hearts” oozes out of each of its founders and into its loving crowds, leaving a cult-like following behind in the […]

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