Chase & Status, Sammy Virji, Sara Landry, and others headline 2024 Piknic Électronik season 
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by Natalie Pereira
4d ago
Montréal’s beloved summer event series, Piknic Électronik, is back with a bang for the 2024 season. The homegrown weekly events are set to return to the picturesque Parc Jean Drapeau from May 19 to October 6, 2024, offering a total of 19 unmissable parties to cap off each weekend. Featuring over 115+ bookings, this year’s bookings balances a fresh mix of local heroes and international selectors. Among the notable acts, names like BLOND:ISH, Chase & Status, Dennis Ferrer, Hot Since 82, Joachim Pastor, Mall Grab, Marsh, Sammy Virji, Sara Landry, Township Rebellion, and VTSS stand out as fav ..read more
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Joshwa launches No Bad Fridays record label with ‘Get Stupid’ twofer
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by Cameron DeFaria
6d ago
The time has come; Joshwa has officially launched his very own record label, No Bad Fridays. Concurrently, the UK beatsmith inducts two new house cuts, “Get Stupid” and “Lluvia,” into the imprint’s inaugural repertoire. Packaged as a dual-track EP, Get Stupid triumphantly sets the tone for the tech-house hitmaker’s promising new label, affirming the excitable notion: “No bad feelings on a Friday.” A champion of the UK underground, Joshwa has expeditiously risen the ranks in dance music thanks to his globally resonanant Lee Foss-assisted 2021 smash, “My Humps.” Three years later, the world-ren ..read more
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Eli & Fur ink new musical chapter with ‘Insomnia’
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by Cameron DeFaria
1w ago
London music duo Eli & Fur present a brand new audiovisual recording, “Insomnia,” kickstarting a refreshed musical journey piloted by the esteemed indie-electronic outfit. Now streaming via [PIAS] Électronique, the “Pegasus” co-producers’ latest dazzles and inspires, marked by a tastefully repetitive vocal chop, its crisp and entrancing vocal topline, and the melodically addictive stutter effects that cut through each drop section. In an Instagram post announcing the track release, Eli & Fur expressed, “‘Insomnia’ is the start of a new journey for us, a body of work that we have been ..read more
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MEDUZA, James Hype bring ‘Our House’ concept to Los Angeles
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by Alex Lambeau
1w ago
On April 5, MEDUZA and James Hype will bring their famed Our House party to The Torch, Los Angeles. Hosted by Insomniac Events, The Torch is set to bring thousands of attendees to watch two of the biggest DJs in all of house music. The Our House brand revolves around the no-phone policy, where MEDUZA and James Hype urge the attendees to focus on the music and the experience, rather than constantly filming for social media purposes. With a promise to professionally record the set, MEDUZA and James Hype will deliver an electrifying set of four-to-the-floor dance music. After a successful debut ..read more
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Max Styler wields minimal techno weapon on Spinnin’ Deep—stream ‘Kiki’
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by Cameron DeFaria
2w ago
Having trail-blazed his way through 2023, Max Styler has returned with a brand new original mix, “Kiki.” Styler has time and time again demonstrated his status as one of dance music’s most notable new tastemakers. Evident by his Wanna Dance EP on Off The Grid Records (now Experts Only), his recent hit “Rhythm Machine,” and his discography spanning across some of the scene’s most coveted record labels, Max Styler will assuredly keep his momentum going in 2024. Capitalizing on its infectious yet minimal vocal topline, “Kiki” is an instant captivator. Now streaming via Spinnin’ Records’ globally ..read more
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Anyma unleashes ‘Genesys II’ on Afterlife/Interscope Records
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by Alex Lambeau
2w ago
Out now via Afterlife/Interscope Records, Anyma has delivered the highly anticipated Genesys II album. A double-sided LP, Disc 1 includes seven new originals, while Disc 2 offers 11 remixes from both Genesys and Genesys II. Named Dancing Astronaut‘s ‘2022 Label of the Year,’ Afterlife has continued to flourish under it’s new partnership with Interscope. Continuing to explore the depths of technology, AI, and nature through melodic techno, Genesys II materializes a culmination of Anyma’s continued success as one of dance music’s most artistic innovators. 21 songs in total, Genesys II unleashes ..read more
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Kyle Watson acidifies Hans Zimmer score—stream ‘Dune Tool’
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by Cameron DeFaria
2w ago
DJs rejoice; Kyle Watson has unlocked a coveted track ID sampling Hans Zimmer‘s famed movie soundtrack that helped break the box office—and it’s free to download. Streaming exclusively on SoundCloud, “Dune Tool” is a crisp, percussively intricate, and wonderfully timely take on Zimmer’s dark and dystopian “Dune: Part Two” film score. As made evident in the track’s title, in addition to the free download link, Watson’s cinematic new tech-house edit is but a set-boosting gift to DJs everywhere, professionals and hobbyists alike. Boasting a top-tier mix down, “Dune Tool” is sure to turn heads an ..read more
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‘Framework presents Solomun’ at abandoned power plant in SoCal
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by Cameron DeFaria
2w ago
The esteemed promoters at Framework have announced a groundbreaking dance music event scheduled for June 1st in Southern California. Booked for an extended eight hour DJ set at Mandalay Generating Station in Oxnard, CA, Ibiza kingpin Solomun will make history at the first ever public show to be held at an abandoned power plant. Framework has always done exceptional work in transforming unlikely spaces into extraordinary live experiences, but on Saturday, June 1st, the dance music producers will push the envelope even further. No strangers to collaboration, Solomun and Framework have partnered ..read more
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Dancing Astronaut’s 10 can’t-miss sets at Ultra 2024
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by Ross Goldenberg
1M ago
It should come as a surprise to virtually no one that March earns a banner of Dancing Astronaut‘s favorite time of the calendar. Productivity has already plummeted over the last week as Ultra gradually begun its construction within the confines of Bayfront Park, effectively green lighting our longstanding tradition of watching the Bayfront Park Live Beach Cam at all hours of daylight. But before we make our annual trip to Miami for the consensus starting point to the year’s festival season, we always have one priority on the to-do list. And that’s to comb through the lineup and share a list o ..read more
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RENASSENSE drops music video for ‘Lust’ from ‘Human Experience’ EP
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by Dancing Astronaut
1M ago
San Francisco-based RENASSENSE, an artist known for her unfiltered honesty and profound sincerity, melds vulnerability, connection, and authenticity into her music, crafting sounds that invite listeners into a journey of introspection and reflection. Her latest music video, a sexualized exploration of primal passion features the lead single “Lust” from latest EP “Human Experience.” The song and it’s accompanying video encapsulate the magnetic pull of desire and the yearning for connection through a blend of melodic techno and progressive house. RENASSENSE’s artistry shines as she explores the ..read more
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