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Hundreds of labels adopt Native Instruments’ STEMS technology

Dancing Astronaut – EDM, trap, techno, deep house, dubstep Native Instruments is consistently at the forefront of cutting-edge DJ technology and their newest development is no exception. Back at Winter Music Conference in Miami, the company unveiled STEMS, a brand new file format for DJs which allows songs to be packaged into separate, playable layers. A single song in [...]

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Ultra Europe announces complete lineup

Dancing Astronaut – EDM, trap, techno, deep house, dubstep Ultra Europe’s 3rd year on the Croatian coast is shaping up to be its best iteration yet. This year’s event series has been bolstered to include incredible pre and post parties throughout the country but the real winner is the actual festival, with a line up [...]

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Google Play Music to offer freemium tier

Dancing Astronaut – EDM, trap, techno, deep house, dubstep Google has just announced its version of ad-supported, free music streaming called Google Play Music. On its Android blog, the company said “At any moment in your day, Google Play Music has whatever you need music for—from working, to working out, to working it on the [...]

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US Bureau of Land Management demands $1 million in VIP accommodations including ice cream and flushable toilets at Burning Man

Dancing Astronaut – EDM, trap, techno, deep house, dubstep The organizers behind Burning Man have not taken well to the recent string of requests by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to provide a cushier experience for the full time staffers during the week-long festival. Included in their list of VIP accommodations were access to flushable [...]

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MTV is rebranding; ‘I want my MTV’ transforms into ‘I am my MTV’

Dancing Astronaut – EDM, trap, techno, deep house, dubstep Once merely a television channel that aimed only to broadcast music videos, MTV has devolved into something of a pop culture clusterfuck. Real World, Teen Mom, The Jersey Shore were all attempts by network to modernize and rebrand. Now with YouTube, Vine, and Instagram capturing the [...]

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Skrillex sits down with Katie Couric to talk family life, drugs in dance music and Justin Bieber

Dancing Astronaut – EDM, trap, techno, deep house, dubstep Earlier this month Skrillex sat down with Katie Couric and Yahoo News to provide an earnest look into his early years, family life, working with Justin Bieber and much more. During the four part interview series Katie and Sonny touch on a variety of topics; from drugs in [...]

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Bassnectar is organizing the largest gathering of bass heads yet for Electric Forest

Dancing Astronaut – EDM, trap, techno, deep house, dubstep Few other DJs can boast a community as strong as Bassnectar’s fan-base. ‘Bass heads,’ as they’re collectively known, are some of the most dedicated followers around: they arrive early to shows, sport ‘nectar gear every chance they get, and have a very active presence online. If there was to be [...]

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Made in America announces Axwell & Ingrosso, Bassnectar, A-Trak and more

Dancing Astronaut – EDM, trap, techno, deep house, dubstep Budweiser’s Made in America Festival, a product of Jay Z’s vision, will be returning to Philadelphia for its fourth installment on September 5-6. Though the festival has seen some notable headliners in the past, Jay Z and Budweiser pulled out all the stops this year with talent, [...]

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Nicolas Jaar releases new album ‘Pomegranates’ for free

Dancing Astronaut – EDM, trap, techno, deep house, dubstep In a fortuitous turn of events, Nicolas Jaar released his new album Pomegranates yesterday for free. With nothing more than a casual Facebook status directing fans towards a download link, Jaar officially introduced the world to his latest creation. While spontaneity is nothing new for the Chilean-American musician, even this [...]

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Steve Angello joins the OMNIA family this August

Dancing Astronaut – EDM, trap, techno, deep house, dubstep Las Vegas’s newest megaclub has been wowing patrons since it opened its doors earlier this year. A truly one-of-a-kind experience, thanks in part to its impressive production and awe-inspiring center chandelier, OMNIA boasts a roster of talent that matches its lofty aesthetics. This August, Steve Angello [...]

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‘Do You Own The Dancefloor’ immortalizes the birthplace of rave culture

Dancing Astronaut – EDM, trap, techno, deep house, dubstep Though its name suggests it could be a modest Latin restaurant, The Haçienda was actually one of the most monumental and important venues in electronic music history. Bought by Factory Records in 1982, the once-abandoned warehouse began its fifteen-year tenure as the “birthplace of acid house and English rave [...]

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Disney and deadmau5 have settled their legal disputes

Dancing Astronaut – EDM, trap, techno, deep house, dubstep The highly-publicized legal dispute between Disney and deadmau5 has finally been settled. The lawsuit first sprung up when Zimmerman filed papers to the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board for the deadmau5 head design. Disney accused the iconic symbol to be “nearly” identical to Disney’s Mouse Ears. [...]

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Odesza to embark on world tour in September

Dancing Astronaut – EDM, trap, techno, deep house, dubstep Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight, best known as electronic production outfit Odesza, are still busy out on the road, and yet the first phase of their forthcoming ‘In Return’ world tour has already been revealed. With major festivals like Governors Ball, Bonnaroo and Coachella under their belts, [...]

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