The turning point: A tell-all conversation with Keep Sydney Open’s Tyson Koh on policy, politics, and more

Photo: Tim Levy The lockout laws. There’s so much to say, so much that’s been said, and so much that’s been forgotten. Things that our city has come to accept, adapt, and sadly learn to live with. Things that shouldn’t be happening, full stop. And in this four year period, …

Germany’s far-right party AfD wants to terminate Berghain’s license

Alternative for Germany, or AfD, has submitted a formal request to the district office of the Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg area of Berlin for Berghain’s current trade license to be withdrawn. The letter from the far-right political party cites rampant drug use, sexually transmitted infections occurring inside the club and the death of …

DJ Koze and The Hydra team up for album launch party at Printworks

DJ Koze is teaming up with The Hydra to launch his forthcoming full-length project ‘Knock Knock’. Landing May 4 Koze’s Pampa Records, ‘Knock Knock’ is highly anticipated, with the ‘Illumination’ a prime example the collaboration calibre featured on the album. The likes Bon Iver, Kurt Wagner and more are also …

Seth Troxler, Margaret Dygas and Ben UFO confirmed for Houghton Festival

Houghton Festival is back for a second year music deep in the Norfolk woodlands. From August 9 to 12, Houghton presents a palette acts selected by the festival’s curator, Craig Richards. The first names include Ben UFO, Ricardo Villalobos, Margaret Dygas, Seth Troxler, Magda, Nicholas Lutz. Those appearing for their …

Glitterbox is returning to Hï Ibiza and tickets are going for €​20

Glitterbox has been confirmed for a 17-date residency at Hï Ibiza and tickets are currently on sale for €20. Returning to Hï for a second year, it’s one the first residencies confirmed for 2018 and the super earlybird price is part Hï’s new staged payment scheme. Throughout the summer, the …

Heather Jayne is killing it on her latest dance release !

Heather Jayne is a 19-year-old singer/songwriter from Berkshire. Heather is known for her haunting tone, emotional melodies and powerful songs, with her voice being described, by , the Black Eyed Peas, as “natural, pure and warm”. Heather is releasing her debut single ‘The Power’ on January 12th 2018, which will be …

The Chainsmokers, Zedd, Kygo and more nominated at the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards!

The nominations for the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards have just been revealed. Artists such as Rihanna, Bruno Mars, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and more, have all received a nomination for this year’s award show. From the dance music world, The Chainsmokers, Kygo, Zedd, Cheat Codes and Clean Bandit have received …

Listen to brand-new Batu remix of Sampha's 'Plastic 100°C'

Get ready to listen to a brand-new version Sampha’s ‘Plastic 100°C’, remixed by Timedance label head Batu. As the first track on the newly-released remix EP, Batu’s fering is an eery, techno-fueled reimagining the melodic hit – which originally featured on the Sampha’s critically acclaimed debut LP ‘Process’. The tune, …

Theo Parrish launches educational radio show for young people of color

Theo Parrish has announced a new radio show with his imprint Sound Signature focusing on music education for the self-aware and self-determined. The production called W.O.K.E., which stands for We Only Keep Evolving, has been created as a response by Parrish to the lack representation people color in today’s programming …

The FDA issues warning that if you snort cocao, you're going to have a bad time

The chocolate-based “snuff” powder, designed to be snorted to give users increased energy and a euphoric high, has been marketed as an “alternative to illegal street drugs” and contains ingredients commonly used in energy drinks like Taurine and Gaurana. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb elaborates on the issue: “At a time …

​Bonobo, Kraftwerk, Four Tet nominated for Grammy Awards

A stack electronic music innovators have been nominated for the Grammy Awards in 2018, including Bonobo (pictured), Kraftwerk, Four Tet and more. In the Best Dance/Electronic Album category, Bonobo’s album ‘Migration’ is nominated alongside Kraftwerk’s ‘3-D The Catalogue’ Mura Masa’s self titled album, Odesza’s ‘A Moment Apart’ and Sylvan Esso’s …

Music, Art, and Technology: A Discussion With III Points Founder David Sinopoli

We all know the festival circuit. Our dreams attending Coachella, Lollapalooza, or Electric Daisy Carnival constantly rivet through our heads like the gears ancient clocks. However, it’s imperative we focus on the festivals and venues that are fighting the little fight–these are the ones that stay true to their city and …

See the Full List of Winners for the 2017 American Music Awards

On Sunday night, we saw some this year’s top artists perform their favorite hits and show f their hottest outfits at the 45th annual American Music Awards, which revealed the fans’ favorite picks in pop, rock, EDM, hip-hop and more. During the awards ceremony, not only did we see some …

​Vince Staples: "I should win electronic album of the year"

SoCal’s hip hop innovator Vince Staples is brimming with confidence as he’s recently expressed that his 2017 album ‘Big Fish Theory’ should not just be nominated for Best Rap Album, Best Electronic Album, Best Alternative Album and Album the Year, but should win some titles as well. Speaking with , …

Laidback Luke and Mark Villa talk about their latest single “Rise”, about the upcoming Mixmash Records family album, their future projects and more! [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]

You might have already found out that Laidback Luke’s label, Mixmash Records is planning on releasing next week a collective family album, that will include tracks from various Mixmash Records artists. The lead single from this album was released last week and it’s a collaboration between Laidback Luke and Mark …

Microdosing Reportedly Safer Than Antidepressants

In the weird ass news today, an illegal hallucinogen is reported to be more effective at treating depression than, well, antidepressants. , a book by Ayelet Waldman, discusses the positive effects  microdosing with LSD. According to a David Presti, a pressor neurobiology at the University California, consuming small doses LSD is “just as safe as taking antidepressants.” He …

MTV EMA Best Electronic Goes To…David Guetta?

The MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs) were last night, and the results for the Best Electronic artist were surprising. Up against Martin Garrix (DJ Mag’s #1 rated DJ for 2017), Calvin Harris, Major Lazer, and The Chainsmokers, it was David Guetta who emerged victorious. For die-hard EDM fans, those nominees don’t really make …

Techno Tuesday: Daso on his come-up and mystical shades of house – Dancing Astronaut

is a feature on Dancing Astronaut documenting the culture underground dance music. We’ll bring you exclusive interviews, tracks, and narratives from artists within the techno, tech house, and deep house world in an effort to shed light on some the best talent outside the world mainstream dance music. Daso remains …

The Federal Empire Shows Versatility with "Perfect Strangers"

Fresh f their collaboration with Sam Feldt, the LA-based band The Federal Empire has released a new single: “Perfect Strangers.” Listening to their past releases, the band truly blends alternative rock and electronic music. The Federal Empire at times sounds reminiscent bands such as The Head and the Heart, while …

Marcel Dettmann is helming a new collaborative album on Ostgut Ton sub-label A-Ton

The record is a sonic interpretation photos by contemporary artist Friedrike von Rauch, and been composed by Dettmann and other Berlin-based producers Felix K, Sa Pa and Simon Hfmann. These original images will be exhibited alongside the music as part the installation show ‘insgeheim’ at the Goethe-Institut Paris from November …

Bonobo unveils alternative video for 'Break Apart'

released his sixth, distinctly expanse full length earlier this year wherein the artist solidified his keen capabilities and perpetual tendency to push the envelope. Since then the electronica composer has only followed suit on the aforementioned, performing at festivals such as and , even releasing a three-track EP entitled Bambro Koyo Ganda along …

The Bloody Beetroots ruminate on the sustenance of EDM, challenge the industry with ‘The Great Electronic Swindle’ [Interview + Album Review]

The Sex Pistols are undeniably one the greatest punk rock bands in history, as their influence on both contemporary music and pop culture is inarguably ubiquitous. While punk counterculture seeped into nearly every cultural crevice the United Kingdom in the late sixties, it had yet to ooze into the streets the United States for some …

Mixcloud solidifies deal with Warner Music Group

 — the British counterpart and streaming rival to  — has just signed a licensing agreement with . The agreement will allow the UK-based streaming company, which has previously implemented statutory radio licenses for its music usage, to begin implementing subscription services. Nico Perez, the co-founder Mixcloud recently spoke with the Financial …

Weval shares galvanizing alternative version of 'Ways To Go'

The Amsterdam-based label Atomnation is celebrating its 50th release with a compilation album. Dubbed 50AN, the album features new work from a slew artists it’s worked with in the past such as David Douglas, , Sau Poler, and Gidge. By way the label’s longtime openmindedness towards music, they’ve incorporated everything from ambient and electronica …

Martin Garrix, Calvin Harris, The Chainsmokers, more among MTV's 2017 EMA nominees – Dancing Astronaut

MTV’s is ringing its 23rd annual award ceremony on Nov. 12 and is set to be held at The SSE Arena in Wembley, London, UK. The award ceremony typically celebrates the career success global pop-stars with European crossover appeal. Among the electronic music category nominees are the mainstays  commercial EDM: , , ,  and . Leading …

Launchpad: Mood Music – Dancing Astronaut

 is a playlist series showcasing music we love, hand selected by our staff. The tracks come from both emerging and mainstream artists; it’s all about the quality and the unexpected. If you’d like your music featured in Launchpad, submit it for consideration . We’re still reeling from yesterday. The terrible tragedy …

Four Tet's 'New Energy' is a texturized, transcendent work of renewal [ALBUM REVIEW]

‘s  routinely provides a sound alternative in an ever-expanding landscape sonic saturation If the United Kingdom were to crown a Prime Minister to rule over its cutting-edge dance culture, the prolific producer, whose real name is Kieran Hebden, would undoubtedly be at the forefront deserving acts. His lifelong body work is a continuously-furthered effervescent endeavor …

The Electronic Music Awards will pay tribute to Techno music

The inaugural edition the is shaping up to be a monumental production. As the ceremony honors nominees and award winners alike across eleven categories designed to recognize producers and performers, the EMAs will additionally celebrate the minds that birthed techno the introduction The Detroit Dock, an arena that will focus …

Man Arrested For Suspicion of Murder of 25 Year Old, Louella Michie, at Bestival

Early yesterday morning, the heart wrenching news a death at Bestival began to come in. While the cause death still remains unknown, an arrest has been made for further interrogation into the matter. At around 1am on monday morning, the Dorset Police received a worried call regarding “the wellbeing” a …

Toronto's Electric Island Brought the Heat Despite Cool Temps [REVIEW]

It was a quick four hour rive to Toronto, Canada’s largest city and a major multicultural hub North America. I got up early Sunday morning to cross the border after spending a late night at a Berghain-style rave in a distillery warehouse in Detroit. Despite being equal distance to Chicago, …

BREAKING: EDC Las Vegas changes are here and they're HUGE – Dancing Astronaut

  EDC Las Vegas has announced a number major structural and logistic changes set to take effect for the festival’s 2018 installment EDC will occur a month earlier than in previous years, slated for May 18th-20th this year EDC will fer extended festival hours, opening the festival with early-entry opening …

Dexter's Beat Laboratory Vol. 4 – Dancing Astronaut

Dexter’s Beat Laboratory is a weekly collection songs from DA music editor and staff writer Robyn Dexter. With a taste that can only be described as eclectic — to say nothing a name that lends itself to punnery — DA is happy to present a selection tracks personally curated by Dexter for your listening pleasure. …