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Paul Kalkbrenner to debut 'Back to the Future' live show in LA – Dancing Astronaut

Over the past two decades, dance music pioneer  has become one electronic music’s bonafide superstars, filling arenas with his live shows and headlining major festival’s worldwide. On Friday, November 3rd, the Berlin-based producer will venture to Los Angeles to deliver a singular journey through the history techno.

The live show, titled “Back to the Future,” underscores a previous in which Kalkbrenner personally curated over 5000 underground works in Berlin between 1987 and 1993. The compilation was meant to channel those feelings freedom and abandon that permeated the warehouse parties East Berlin during this seminal period techno.

By proxy, Kalkbrenner’s US debut will showcase the evolution techno and rave culture throughout the late 80s and early 90s. “Back to the Future” marks a rare chance to witness one electronic music’s true pioneers in an intimate setting, and become exposed to the music that shaped not only Berlin’s club culture, but the global techno landscape.

Paul Kalkbrenner to debut 'Back to the Future' live show in LA - Dancing Astronaut

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IMS conference talks global digital music explosion in the East

The International Music Summit held a conference to discuss the global digital music explosion in the East on September 21 and 22, specifically the rise streaming and the scale future income as China and Asia fully expand their music markets. The panel consisted five keynote speakers and was moderated by Mark Lawrence who is the CEO the Association for Electronic Music in the United Kingdom.

Five speakers were featured in this edition’s Asia-Pacific conference,  including , a Brazilian DJ, Bart Cools, Warner Music Groups executive vice president in global A&R marketing for dance music, industry executive Eric Reithler-Barros, Jessie Wang, international business director for NetEase Cloud Music in China, and Pyro Music CEO Spencer Tarring.

This specific conference was titled, The Digital Storm, and featured both Western and Eastern input on the booming music industry in China. This trend was reinforced by the China Electronic Music Market report presented on day two by Net Ease Cloud Music, which estimated 2.86 hundred million users electronic music in China in 2017 and confirmed electronic music as the second most preferred genre amongst users in the country.

IMS has completed a successful fourth installment its flagship event, IMS Asia-Pacific. The event, held in conjunction with A2LiVE and the STORM festival, brought together 700 leaders from the dance music industry from 24 countries for two days panels, production and DJ workshops and after parties in Shanghai.



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Eric Prydz unveils dates for five new show

Eric Prydz unveils dates for five new show

There is perhaps no better time to be a Northeast resident than right now.

Taking on the role electronic dance music’s very own Santa Claus this year, is gifting fans in Toronto, New York, and DC with a series shows at the tail end December that will not only close out the month, but will also take Prydz and his listeners into the new year.

Prydz shared the dates and locations the bookings today, which show Prydz kicking f the first five consecutive performances at Brooklyn’s Output nightclub on December 28th. Prydz will then make his way to Toronto for a December 29th performance, later heading back to Brooklyn for a December 30th and January 1st New Year’s Day appearance.

Some simply watch the ball drop, others watch it descend in sync with a beat drop. Echostage attendees on New Year’s Eve on December 31st will ring in the new year with the latter as Prydz takes over Washington, DC to usher in 2018.

Tickets to the shows will go on sale on Friday at 10 AM ET, an affair sure to be short lived, with Prydz tickets never lingering long in stock once made available to the public.


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Rapper Souleye Drops "Wildman" Album

SPONSORED – Los Angeles-based rapper Souleye has delivered his new album, Wildman, which combines his love for electronic music with Hip Hop. Crafted entirely by production duo Crush Effect (Jesse Molloy and Dave Veith), the 11-track effort features some surprising guest vocalists, including ’90s alt-rock princess Alanis Morissette on the song “Snow Angel.”

Taking his penchant for positive, uplifting lyrics and setting them to an eclectic soundscape, Souleye has carved out his own niche, seemingly unafraid to be different.

Check out the album stream, cover art and tracklist below.

Rapper Souleye Drops "Wildman" Album
  1. Dream Come True
  2. Classic f. Chantel Krezuk & Chachillie
  3. Wildman f. Lynx
  4. Soul Expression
  5. Follow Your Heart
  6. Miles Away
  7. You’re An Angel
  8. Fountain Youth f. Wade Morissette
  9. Pain Body
  10. Snow Angel f. Alanis Morissette
  11. Hip Hop Medicine f. Dustin Tavelia
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Dirty Audio & Carbin – Mob (ft. iE-z) [Free Download] – Dancing Astronaut

Dirty Audio lives up to his name consistently and ferociously with some the dirtiest damn drops in the business. His latest is a collaboration with bass artist Carbin and up and coming rap sensation iE-z dubbed “Mob.” The producer’s take no prisoners approach to heavy hitting electronic mayhem is alive and well with Carbin and iE-z in tow. A rowdy collection festival sized synths and metallic bass lines bump and crash in a brutal cascade electronic savagery. All delivered as a free download that will keep you waking your neighbors for months to come.

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Nine Inch Nails, Justice, Pretty Lights, Phantogram top Day For Night line-up – Dancing Astronaut

It’ll take more than the devastation Hurricane Harvey to shut down Houston’s  festival. The three-day festival is set for December 15-17, 2017. Topping the lineup are , , , , , and , along with 18 art installations and performances by internationally renowned visual artists such as Ryoji Ikeda and Matthew Schreiber.

Day for Night has become known for it’s state--the-art lighting productions and art installations on par with and , while retaining an underground/indie festival ethos. The Day for Night Summit, a consciousness raising speaker forum, will kick f the weekend festivities on Friday, with prominent activists sharing their thoughts on the relationship between art, technology, and activism, featuring the likes LGBTQ advocate Chelsea Manning and the political activist musings Pussy Riot’s Nadya Tolokonnikova.

Joining the well-rounded list headlining talent, which also includes Thom Yorke, Solange, and St. Vincent, are electronic music heavy weights , , , , and , with an eclectic list indie-rock appearances by Deep Cuts, True American, and spoken word artist Saul Wiliams.

Tickets to  range from $215 to $750 with fees. This year, a portion the festival’s proceeds will help the Greater Houston Community Foundation aid people in areas affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Nine Inch Nails, Justice, Pretty Lights, Phantogram top Day For Night line-up - Dancing Astronaut

Feature photo courtesy Rob Sheridan


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Jóhann Jóhannsson to no longer score 'Blade Runner 2049'

According to a report in an Icelandic newspaper, the Blade Runner 2049 sequel is no longer being scored by Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson. Composers Hans Zimmer and Benjamin Wallfisch, who were both brought on to assist Jóhannsson on the film, are set to complete the music for Ridley Scott’s long-awaited sequel.

Reports began to surface in July that Jóhannsson’s role had been downsized, where Zimmer and Wallfisch had then reportedly picked up the musical duties. Now, it seems that all Jóhannsson’s duties have been removed. Although, according to , Jóhannsson’s representatives stated, “Unfortunately, due to a legal non-disclosure agreement Jóhann signed, we’re not able to speak about this film at all.”

The original Blade Runner score, by Vangelis, fused electronic music and the film’s noirish sci-fi visuals creating, in turn, one modern cinema’s most iconic numbers. The film’s replacement, Zimmer, has scored The Lion King, Inception, The Da Vinci Code, The Dark Knight, alongside many other Hollywood-classics.

Blade Runner 2049 is in theaters Oct. 6. Watch the trailer below.


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Dillon Francis to produce Spanish-language album

Yes, you read that correctly. Having already proved a master electronic dance music engineered in the English language, has confirmed that his next musical endeavor will be the production a “Spanish-language EDM album.” Francis’ gravitation towards Latin-inspired music has been evidenced by his recent remix and Willy William’s “Mi Gente” and prior, his transformation his smash collab, “Say Less,” into a Spanish version with Mexican rapper Serko Fu, “No Diga Más.”

Francis has been traveling extensively to log studio time with a variety artists working within the Spanish style music, including Puerto Rican vocalist Arcangel, Dominican rapper Fuego, Mexican singer-songwriter Ximena Sarinana, and Dominicano Grammy-nominated producer Happy Colors.

“A couple months ago, I traveled to the Dominican Republic, because it’s so hard to get vocals from a lot the people there. You have to be in the place to get them into the studio, you gotta go there, and you have to have it ready — then they’ll come in and do it, but if you don’t have that, they’re like ‘nah,’” Francis said.

Francis did not share any further details regarding the timeframe for the album’s release, but given his diligent efforts to dig deep into the authenticity the Spanish language’s musical culture, the album can only be expected to be a spicy sample Francis’ cross-language, cross-genre abilities.


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Moods – Truth ft. Beau Nox (Original Mix) – Dancing Astronaut

The inaugural releases Rotterdam beatmaker have been a soulful affair, with singles as varied as sample-savvy “Love Is Real” and the Sam Wills assisted “How I Feel” cutting to the core the projects experimental take on the borderlines electronic pop and R&B.

With his debut album for ‘s Boogie Angst imprint probed for release 2018, “Truth” is a fine front-runner to what promises to be a cool and collected affair from the Dutchman. With Beau Nox’s reliable vocals on hand, the track’s silky melodic licks and warm instrumentation draw comparisons to both Andersson .Paak and Tom Misch, but ooze an elegance and uplifting edge now commonly associated with Moods’ output. If this is the bar set for his debut album, Moods may well be one the most important Dutch players the coming months.

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