With a track like 'NaOH', which broke on to the top 10 of the Beatport Progressive House chart, and into the top 30 overall, a week after its release, Askery is a producer to watch out for. To show his fans some love for being so supportive of his music, and propelling him to such heights so quickly, the Swiss producer put together a 30 minute mix that perfectly captures who he is and what Askery is capable of.
When we heard about a four day adventure on the high seas with 96 hours of music provided by around 70 DJ/Producers to a sold out crowd of around 2700 participants, we were both intimidated and excited at the idea of partaking in this escapade.
We had the pleasure of chatting with the founder Jason Beukema before we set sail. It was exciting to hear some of the insights behind his vision and passion for this adventure. Groove Cruise began with 125 friends ten years ago, and now there are around 4,700 people taking part on both coasts. It's now grown to a bi-coastal event with an incredibly high return rate of past party-goers.
Up and coming Italian duo, Alessandro Miselli & Simone Pioltelli, otherwise known as, Lush & Simon, came out with a new preview this week for their single, 'Drag Me To The Ground' featuring Rico and Miella. This soothing and dreamy tune is balanced perfectly with electro synths enough to make this track bouncy. With early support from Martin Garrix, Tritonal, Swanky Tunes and many more, just imagine all the airwaves this tune will make once the full version comes out on January 6th on Zouk Recordings/Armada Music.
Till then, listen to the preview of their track below:
Today has been a huge day for Dim Mak Records, having released two of their most dynamic tracks to date. If you read our previous article about the label, you’d know they recently signed their first-ever hardstyle artist, Coone, and today released his debut single, “Times Gettin’ Hard.”
Now it’s time to set our focus on Tritonal and 7 Skies, who teamed up to produce an energy-inducing, electro-house track called “RESET” (see below). Not only is this their first collaboration, but it is also their first release on Dim Mak Records. Parts of the track make you feel like you’re in a videogame, while others are quite reminiscent of Nicky Romero’s “Toulouse.” We’d never expect an electro house banger like this from Tritonal, as the duo generally sticks to trance, but we’re excited to see more artists step away from thier comfort zone. Experimentation is good, and it’s even better when producers successfully blow us away with their newfound sound.
Inching their way closer and closer to our loyal dance music hearts is the music festival. Seeing them live is the ultimate experience, however, there's a new fest in town earning a lot of chatter in the digital music world. On February 12th-14th, Mixify.com will be hosting its largest event to date when RISE Digital Music Festival hits the digital stage.
Mixify is bringing in top headliners for the festival which include high-energy bass commanders Knife Party, Dutch house sensation R3HAB and rising trance producers, Tritonal. Also featured is an ultra-heavy roster of rising stars such as Russian phenom Arty, the internationally acclaimed Deniz Koyu, versatile fan favorite Carnage, Swedish talent Adrian Lux, and Billboard’s ‘One To Watch’ Danny Avila. They will be performing alongside Rob Garza of futuristic electronica group Thievery Corporation, BBC Radio 1’s own DJ Nihal, and dance-pop producers The Cataracs.
Ten miles of darkness and 2000 cars separated us from the festival we had only dreamt about. As we stared forward, excited and anxious, there was a faint flicker towards the sky and then the familiar explosion of fireworks in the distance. A roar ripped through the desert from the cars around us. Indian chiefs and their topless girlfriends yelled and cheered out their windows, as packs of neon spattered fur boots ran by on foot. This was the scene I had heard so much about. The one that would save dance music events
The bad news: Last year the festival was at Bicentennial Park, a significantly smaller venue than this year’s Bayfront Park. There was little to no cellphone connection available, probably because I was sandwiched in a mass of 100,000+ people. I can’t speak for the new venue’s cellphone abilities, but with an additional 50,000 people, I’m assuming the same problem will present itself. Your best bet is to set up sporadic meeting spots amongst your friends throughout the day, in case someone in your group gets separated.