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Weekend Rewind: Relive Swedish House Mafia’s timeless Essential Mix Creamfields, 10 years later

For the next 120 minutes, let’s attempt to mentally block out everything surrounding Swedish House Mafia’s tenuous reunion in an effort to reminisce on how in 2010, Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso and Steve Angello were simply three friends, reinventing the rockstar archetype, producing timeless progressive house, and appearing around every corner of the globe. On August […]

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Weekend Rewind: Tame Impala’s landmark ‘Currents’ turns five

It’s hard to believe that Tame Impala‘s third studio album, Currents, is already five-years-old. Although many albums enjoy an immediate listening surge followed by a steady decline in popularity, it feels as if Currents has never gone out of style. Touting tracks like its opener, “Let It Happen,” and the immediately recognizable “The Less I […]

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Weekend Rewind: Madeon’s breakthrough ‘Pop Culture’ turns nine

Nowadays, Madeon is one of the biggest artists in electronic music. With two albums under his belt, each of which hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Dance/Electronic chart, and his monumental Shelter tour with Porter Robinson, the French producer’s career has only continued to soar to new heights. The beginning of his massive success can be […]

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Weekend Rewind: Relive the absolute madness of Dog Blood’s 2013 Coachella debut

When Skrillex and Boys Noize announced they were set to release a joint EP back in 2012, nobody was quite ready for the magnitude of what they were about to unleash. Consider the facts. First, we have a seasoned acid legend in Boys Noize. Hailing from Germany, the world capital of techno who braved the […]

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Weekend Rewind: Relive the absolute madness of Dog Blood’s 2013 Coachella debut

When Skrillex and Boys Noize announced they were set to release a joint EP back in 2012, nobody was quite ready for the magnitude of what they were about to unleash. Consider the facts. First, we have a seasoned acid legend in Boys Noize. Hailing from Germany, the world capital of techno who braved the […]

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Weekend Rewind: Carl Cox’s 2009 Essential Mix remains a timeless underground effort more than a decade later

With an electronic legacy as storied as BBC Radio 1’s Essential Mix series, Carl Cox has etched his name in the dance music history books, and his 2009 contribution to Pete Tong‘s airwaves is proof that Cox’s status as one of the genre’s most celebrated advancers is well deserved. More than a decade since the […]

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Weekend Rewind: Relive Swedish House Mafia’s ‘One Last Tour’ finale at Ultra 2013 [Watch]

Seven years ago, they performed their sendoff to a Miami audience of more than 50,000. A half-decade later, they seized an opportunity to convert their heartbreaking farewell nostalgia into a triumphant return to the very same location in which they presented their final goodbyes. Both Swedish House Mafia sets are widely regarded as two momentous […]

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Weekend Rewind: Celebrate the release of Daft Punk’s seminal ‘Around the World’ 23 years later

23 years ago, Daft Punk released their debut studio album Homework. The collective piece would not only go on to lead the late 90s wave of French House, but also catalyze the duo’s road to changing the course of electronic music’s history. Homework‘s globally-charting success brought four singles to the forefront including arguably one of […]

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Weekend Rewind: Celebrate Andrew Weatherall’s life with his 1996 Essential Mix

Earlier this week, the world learned of the death of musician Andrew Weatherall, who suffered a pulmonary embolism at age 56. Weatherall was a leader in the growth of Britain’s electronic music scene, and his musical passion and drive helped grow his reputation as a tremendously respected visionary. Join us in celebrating his life and […]

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Weekend Rewind: Take it back 13 years to Mark Ronson’s 2007 Essential Mix

Rewind 13 years to 2007, a British-American producer known as Mark Ronson was just at early stages of his imminent rise to international stardom. The previous year won him widespread recognition for his production on Christina Aguilera‘s Back to Basics, Amy Winehouse‘s Back to Black, Lily Allen‘s Alright, Still, and more. However, it was 2007 […]

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Weekend Rewind: listen to Calvin Harris’ 2008 Essential Mix debut

In 2008, a Scottish artist by the name of Calvin Harris had just begun hitting his stride and earning notice from the dance community at large. His debut LP offering the year before, I Created Disco, proved a hit and later led to collaborations with Kylie Minogue. He also earned credit on the tour circuit […]

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Weekend Rewind: listen to Calvin Harris’ 2008 Essential Mix debut

In 2008, a Scottish artist by the name of Calvin Harris had just begun hitting his stride and earning notice from the dance community at large. His debut LP offering the year before, I Created Disco, proved a hit and later led to collaborations with Kylie Minogue. He also earned credit on the tour circuit […]

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Weekend Rewind: Boys Noize’s iconic vinyl-only Essential Mix turns 10

Boys Noize has been a pioneer since breaking out in the early aughts. A decade ago, he was one of the standout artists helming the blog house movement and bringing it to the prominence it had at its peak. It was also around this time that his namesake imprint really began taking off as a […]

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Weekend Rewind: Boys Noize’s iconic vinyl-only Essential Mix turns 10

Boys Noize has been a pioneer since breaking out in the early aughts. A decade ago, he was one of the standout artists helming the blog house movement and bringing it to the prominence it had at its peak. It was also around this time that his namesake imprint really began taking off as a […]

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Weekend Rewind: Dog Blood rock a chilled-out sunrise set at Monegros

Back in 2012, Skrillex had just been crowned an EDM superstar. His unique brand of raucous dubstep was dominating the charts and social media alike. Of course, those familiar with how social media treats superstars will remember that the trolls had Skrillex in their crosshairs as well. Success breeds contempt on the internet, and Twitter […]

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Weekend Rewind: Madeon’s iconic ‘Raise Your Weapon’ remix turns eight this month

Madeon was just 16 years old when he crafted his entrancing remix of deadmau5‘s “Raise Your Weapon.” He had just won a remix contest for Pendulum’s “The Island,” and in the months following this deadmau5 remix, the French prodigy would release his “Pop Culture” live mashup on YouTube, garnering him thousands of new fans and […]

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Throwback: Revisit Avicii’s genre-blurring performance at Ultra Music Festival 2013

Ultra Music Festival is upon us, and what better of a time than now to revisit one of the most boundary-pushing and genre-bending performances to have ever taken place at the festival? Avicii headlined the main stage at Ultra Music Festival for the first time in 2012, bringing out none other than Madonna to open his […]

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Weekend Rewind: Eric Prydz’s iconic Essential Mix turns 12

Swedish powerhouse producer Eric Prydz has been in the game for years, but his never-ending oasis of talent just keeps on giving. In late 2018, he played a slew of shows under his techno alias Cirez D alongside Adam Beyer and kicked off 2019 with select Pryda shows. Later this year, he’ll be bringing his […]

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Weekend Rewind: Throw it back to Swedish House Mafia’s 2010 Creamfields Essential Mix

Swedish House Mafia continue to make their return to the electronic sector one painstaking step at a time, the most recent of which directed the three-part supergroup to Columbia Records to pen a record deal with the label. Dancing Astronaut invites Swedish House Mafia fans to momentarily avert their eyes from the horizon where new SHM music […]

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Weekend Rewind: ‘Bangarang’ turns seven

One of Skrillex‘ most seminal works, Bangarang, has officially reached its seventh birthday. It was the then-burgeoning talent’s fourth EP, whose exploratory nature made it a standout of the time and an early indicator of the success to come later in his career. Totaling seven tracks, Bangarang maintained all the hallmarks of the Skrillex sound, […]

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