Axwell /\ Ingrossohave shared the official video for single “Dancing Alone”featuringROMANStoday. The video, created by 21-year-old Swedish directorBrokenint, can be viewedHERE.
Brokenintsought to mirror the musical fusion of classic House and Trance music in“Dancing Alone”through contrasting visual representations in a raw, warehouse rave space and an idyllic, but nostalgic mid 2000’s Ibiza clubbing experience.Axwell /\ Ingrossowhose songs have racked up a cumulative two billion streams worldwide produced the track, which they co-wrote with Roc Nation signed British singer-songwriterROMANS. “Dancing Alone”has accumulated over 30 million global streams across all platforms.
Offering both a nod to the legacy and a glimpse at the future of electronic music,“Dancing Alone“fills the void of the noughties rave trance sound as the duo skillfully combines frenetic synths and driving kick drums. Building uponROMANS‘ emotive vocals in tandem with a catchy hook, the anthemic track effortlessly dives into a euphoric drop while maintainingAxwell /\ Ingrosso’scharacteristic energy. Download / stream“Dancing Alone“HEREor listen on YouTubeHERE.
The duoalso announces the launch of a newAmazon Alexaskill. Users can ask Alexa questions to hear their favoriteAxwell /\ Ingrossotracks. The Axwell /\ Ingrosso skill is now live in the Amazon storeHERE.To start say: “Alexa, OpenAxwell IngrossoMusic.”
Next, ask Alexa:
Why is she dancing alone?
Do you love me?
What’s the weather outside?
Where are you?
How are you?
Play me a song to dance to!
“Dancing Alone”followsAxwell /\ Ingrosso’stwo massive 2017 hits“More Than You Know,”which has been certified multi-Platinum in 16 countries, Gold in four countries and Diamond in two, and “Dreamer,” featuringTrevor Guthrie.The songs are found on the duo’s debut album,More Than You Know. Eight of the album’s 13 tracks have charted in the top 10 ofBillboard’sDance Club Songs chart. Cumulatively,Axwell /\ Ingrossohave sold upwards of 13 million adjusted singles worldwide.
Axwell /\ Ingrossoare a Swedish dance music duo who have enjoyed success in electronic music for well over a decade. In addition, they make up two thirds of the legendary Swedish House Mafia. The firstAxwell /\ Ingrossoalbum,More Than You Know, was released in October 2017. To date, it has racked up more than two billion streams and produced eight top ten singles onBillboard’sDance Club Songs chart. The band consistently headlines festivals around the world.
Established in New York City and now finding its new home in the historic Capitol Records Tower in Los Angeles,Astralwerkswas the brainchild of staffers at Caroline Records who saw an opportunity for a label focused on the emerging electronic and ambient scene. Having reached a milestone of 25 years,Astralwerkshas quickly become a modern, artist-first label with a true focus on nurturing talent across the electronic genre and beyond. Acting with a scalable, independent and global thinking mentality with the capability to tap into the resources of a major label, has allowedAstralwerksto retain and sign up-and-coming artists such as Illenium, Jonas Blue, Alison Wonderland, EDEN, Sigma and Axwell /\ Ingrosso. As a testament to this pioneering approach,Astralwerkshas amassed 30 GRAMMY nominations, taken home six GRAMMY Awards and had historic releases from the likes of The Chemical Brothers, Swedish House Mafia, Halsey, Porter Robinson, Phoenix, Eric Prydz, Fatboy Slim and many more.
Denver-based artist Nick Miller, known professionally asIllenium, has signed to Astralwerks and makes his debut on the renowned dance label with the highly personal singleTake You Down.After hearing from many fans about how his music has gotten them through dark periods, he felt compelled to share how music saved his life, too, following a heroin overdose six years ago.
In a letter to fans, postedHERE,Illeniumexplains, “Take You Down is about my struggles with addiction and what it can do to families and loved ones. It’s more specifically about my mom, and how no matter what, she never gave up on me. To anyone struggling like I did, not just with addiction but anything in life, I hope you guys can find peace in your struggles and know that anything can be overcome. I’ve been clean since that overdose and I owe that to finding my passion and being surrounded by the most loving people I could ever ask for.”
Download / streamTake You DownHEREand view the visualizerHERE.
Fresh off a sold-out tour of Australia and New Zealand,Illeniumwill perform at Lollapalooza tomorrow, August 4. In addition to a full slate of festival performances, including Outside Lands, Bumbershoot, Electric Zoo, Lost Lands, Austin City Limits and EDC Orlando, he will play a sold-out headline show at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO on August 29. See below for itinerary. Tickets are available athttp://illenium.com/tour/.
ReviewingIllenium’sCoachella 2018 performance,Your EDM.comnoted, “In the hour long set,Illeniumplayed his heart out to tens of thousands of fans, some of whom were probably only at the festival to see him. Bringing out some deeper cuts as well as all of his newest music fromAwakeandAshes,Illeniumproceeded to take fans on an absolutely wild ride.”
Illeniumcreates immersive emotional experiences, displaying an adeptness for crafting aural arrangements that vary in style, beauty, complexity and depth. With two full-length albums to his credit and sundry singles and remixes, he has surpassed the one billion stream mark across his discography.
His debut album,Ashes, was released to critical acclaim in early 2016.Awakefollowed in 2017 and hit #1 on in the iTunes Electronic Dance Charts in 12 countries. Named one of the 10 Best Dance/Electronic Albums of 2017 byBillboard, it included such singles as Feel Good (withGryffin featuring Daya) and Crawl Outta Love. Praising the album as a gorgeous collection of future bass, piercing vocals, and barefaced lyrics,Dancing Astronautsaid, While it might seem premature to call an album a masterpiece, no other title would fitAwakeso well.Billboardobserved, “The phoenix isIllenium‘s mascot, andAwakeis the emergent moment of that story.”
Illenium’sAwake Liveheadline tour captivated audiences across the country, and sold out such renowned venues as The Shrine, Terminal 5, Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, Aragon Ballroom and Red Rocks. His remix ofFlume’s Say It earned him an Electronic Music Award for Best Remix in 2017.Illenium’srecent collaborations include Don’t Give Up On Me withKill The Noiseft. Makoand Gold (Stupid Love) withExcisionft.Shallows.
8/5 | Chicago, IL | Concord Music Hall (Lollapalooza Aftershow)
8/11 | San Francisco, CA | Outside Lands
8/12 | Baltimore, MD | Moonrise Festival
8/19 | Pointe-calumet, QC | Beach Club
8/29 | Morrison, CO | Red Rocks Amphitheatre | SOLD OUT
8/30 | Bellvue, CO | Mishawaka Amphitheatre | Throwback Set | SOLD OUT
9/1 | Seattle, WA | Bumbershoot
9/2 | New York, NY | Electric Zoo
9/6-9 | La Cygne, KS | Dancefestopia
9/14-16 | Thornville, OH | Lost Lands
9/14-15 | San Bernardino, CA | Nocturnal Wonderland
9/29-30 | Chandler, AZ | Goldrush Festival
10/5-6 | Nashville, TN | Breakaway Music Festival
10/5-7 | Austin, TX | Austin City Limits Music Festival
10/12-14 | Austin, TX | Austin City Limits Music Festival
11/9 | Orlando, FL | EDC Orlando
Established in New York City and now finding its new home in the historic Capitol Records Tower in Los Angeles,Astralwerkswas the brainchild of staffers at Caroline Records who saw an opportunity for a label focused on the emerging electronic and ambient scene. Having reached a milestone of 25 years,Astralwerkshas quickly become a modern, artist-first label with a true focus on nurturing talent across the electronic genre and beyond. Acting with a scalable, independent and global thinking mentality with the capability to tap into the resources of a major label, has allowedAstralwerksto retain and sign up-and-coming artists such as IIllenium, Jonas Blue, Alison Wonderland, EDEN, Sigma and Axwell /\ Ingrosso. As a testament to this pioneering approach,Astralwerkshas amassed 30 GRAMMY nominations, taken home six GRAMMY Awards and had historic releases from the likes of The Chemical Brothers, Swedish House Mafia, Halsey, Porter Robinson, Phoenix, Eric Prydz, Fatboy Slim and many more.
From the biggest Ibiza opening parties to the summer’s most hotly-anticipated festival shows,here’s6 unmissable music performances for 2018.
CHILDISH GAMBINO AT BILBAO BBK LIVE
Childish Gambino‘s “This Is America” video amassed close to one million views in the first hour on YouTube and has now racked up more than 115 million views, becoming one of the most watched videos on YouTube this year. Donald Glover’s alter-ego will be making one of only two scheduled European performances at Bilbao BBK Live festival in Spain this July.
Taking place from 12-14 July on Bilbao’s Kobetamendi Mountain in the heart of the Basque Country, Bilbao BBK Live’s 2018 roster also include Gorillaz, My Bloody Valentine, The xx, Florence & The Machine, The Chemical Brothers, Jungle, Sophie, James, Friendly Fires, Mount Kimbie, Avalon Emerson, Ben UFO and many more. Find out more atbilbaobbklive.com
PEGGY GOU AT OASIS FESTIVAL
There are many, many gems on Oasis festival’s 2018 line-up, but one in particular that stands out as one of this year’s most-anticipated performances is rising Korean selector Peggy Gou. The name on everybody’s lips this year, Gou has impressed with performances at Berghain and London’s XOYO, releases on Ninja Tune and Phonica, and a killer Essential Mix which dropped earlier this year.
Taking place from 14-16 September at luxury music resort, the Fellah Hotel in Marrakech, at the foot of the Atlas Mountains, this boutique music festival features today’s top electronic music talent, including Ben Klock, Carl Cox, DJ Koze, George Fiztgerald, Honey Dijon, Jessy Lanza, La Fleur, Octo Octa, The Black Madonna and more. Add in tropical gardens, palm trees, cacti and sun soaked swimming pools all backed by breath-taking vistas and you have one of this year’s must-visit festivals. Find out more attheoasisfest.com.
ERIC PRYDZ AT HÏ IBIZA
Eric Prydz is a giant of the contemporary dance scene thanks to his immaculate productions and rare understanding of dance floor dynamics. The Platinum selling producer responsible for some of the biggest progressive house and techno tracks in the last decade and he continues to innovate the boundaries of live performance, nowhere more so thatHï Ibiza, where he launched his debut Ibiza residency in 2017.
Returning for Year 2, Eric Prydz and guests will be taking over Tuesdays at Hï Ibiza from 10 July – 25 September. Expect more of the same immersive spectaculars as Prydz treats crowds to a blistering and inimitable blend of house and techno along with a visual and audio experience like no other. Find out more athiibiza.com.
JAMIE XX AT BILBAO’S GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM
The xx bring their acclaimed Night + Day festival toBilbao BBK Livethis year, curating a week of music, cinema, radio and afterparties in the city streets and cultural hotspots. From 6 to 11 July, the city of Bilbao will be host to a diverse range of cultural activities, including a performance by Jamie xx and special guests from the world of electronica on two stages outside the city’s most iconic background: the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.
The xx will also headline Bilbao BBK Live during the festivities. Taking place from 12-14 July on Bilbao’s Kobetamendi Mountain in the heart of the Basque Country, Bilbao BBK Live’s 2018 roster also include Gorillaz, My Bloody Valentine, Childish Gambino, Florence & The Machine, The Chemical Brothers, Jungle, Sophie, James, Friendly Fires, Mount Kimbie, Avalon Emerson, Ben UFO and many more. Find out more atbilbaobbklive.com
CHARLOTTE DE WITTE AT SÓNAR
Belgian DJ-producer Charlotte de Witte is one of the biggest names in techno right now, thanks to her thundering DJ sets and productions on labels such as Novamute, Turbo and Suara. With an Essential Mix and Resident Advisor mix already under her belt this year, as well as a packed tour schedule with stops at Awakenings, Pukkelpop and Bestival to name just a few, this summer is shaping up to be her busiest to date.
Don’t miss her debut appearance at Sónar by Night on Saturday 16th June, which has the makings of something special indeed, with the Brussels native stepping up after Richie Hawtin for the closing set of SonarClub.
HONEY DIJON AT GLITTERBOX IBIZA
Glitterbox’s 21st century disco, with its extravagant production, flamboyant performers, and dancefloor hedonism has made it one of Ibiza’s most talked-about parties. This season’s roster is another disco and house-fuelled delight, with Chicago native Honey Dijon stepping up to work her magic on Friday 6th July. A regular at many of the best nightlife spots around the globe including, Panorama Bar, The Block and Smart Bar, Honey’s meteoric rise over the last few years is a result of her unique DJ and production style that has captivated dancefloors around the world.
Returning to its home at Hï Ibiza this summer, Glitterbox Ibiza’s Friday night residency will host acts including Armand Van Helden, Groove Armada, DJ Harvey, Greg Wilson, Horse Meat Disco, Nightmares On Wax, Derrick Carter, Kenny Dope and many more. Find out more athiibiza.com.
Astralwerks – one of America’s pre-eminent homes for unique and forward-thinking artists – is marking its 24th year with a multi-platform celebration, contests and more. Astralwerks is now an official Curator on Apple Music. Listen to the playlists that range from latest releases, to deep cuts & remixes, throwbacks, and current hot dance and electronic tracks HERE. Highlights of the anniversary celebration include:
A limited edition 24th anniversary t-shirt debuts today in the Astralwerks shop During a 24-minute flash sale that begins at 2:00 PM ET today, it will be available for only 24 cents.
Vevo Watch Party– View 24 key videos from Astralwerks artists, spanning from Fatboy Slim’s “Weapon of Choice” to Albin Lee Meldau’s “Bloodshot.” The videos will play on a loop for the next 24 hours HERE.
Astralwerks.com contest -Fans can enter to win rare and signed items from the label’s 24-year history HERE.
Learn “24 Things You Didn’t Know About Astralwerks”HERE. Which two international artists inspired the label’s name? Which artist used to have a cubicle at Astralwerks?
“Astralwerks was established as a response to, and in recognition of, the rise of electronic music in the mid 90’s and since then have remained dedicated to working with and signing innovators that have both transformed dance music and moved culture,” said Astralwerks’ General Manager, Glenn Mendlinger, who has been with the label for 20 of its 24 years. “We could not be prouder of our incredible roster and wanted to honor our 24th anniversary with a 24 hour-themed celebration. Astralwerks…always on and always open.”
Founded in New York City, Astralwerks was the brainchild of staffers at Caroline Records who saw an opportunity for a label focused on the emerging electronic and ambient scene. The label launched with Tales Of Ephidrinaby Amorphous Androgynous (an alias of The Future Sound of London), which was released on July 30, 1993. Astralwerks was instrumental in igniting two explosive waves of musical creativity: first with the pioneers of electronic music in the ’90s, and more recently with EDM in the new millennium, while also nurturing and developing artists beyond the realm of dance music. To date, Astralwerks has amassed 30 GRAMMY nominations, taken home six GRAMMY Awards and released prominent soundtracks such as the GRAMMY-nominated Six Feet Under and the BRIT-nominated The Virgin Suicides. The label has hosted massive events at Miami’s legendary Winter Music Conference, staged the first Rave On The Rocks at Red Rocks in Denver and produced a celebrated music video that was voted “best video of all time” in the U.K. for “Weapon Of Choice” by artist Fatboy Slim-who also happened to be the first DJ to sell one million albums in the U.S.