Welcome to the New Dancing Astronaut
Four years ago, a group of kids were passionate about dance music. They started a simple WordPress blog, threw together a logo in Microsoft Paint and called it Dancing Astronaut. Since then, we couldn’t have dreamed our small community of dance music fans would grow into what it is today. Thank you for sticking with us. It’s been a long time coming… but our new website is finally here. You deserve it.
With the new Dancing Astronaut, our objective was to deliver a website on par with our brand and continued growth. Teaming up with Zak Malik and 3rd Corner Studios, the redesign has been a work in progress since early 2013. Months of exploration, strategy and iterations later, we are excited to launch Phase One of a three phase launch plan.
Whether you’re on that 27” Thunderbolt Display or an iPhone, the new DA tailors to your individual experience. We’re rockin’ one codebase across web and mobile to serve you content formatted to any screen. Try it for yourself! Resize your browser and watch DA pop, lock and drop with it.
New Article Layouts
You may notice during your perusal several new article formats. Interviews, reviews, videos, lists and features all have their very own swagger. We’re putting rich media on blast to breathe new life into our content.
With a redesign in tow we wanted to get back to basics. Our photography has been a staple in our arsenal since the beginning and deserved its own home on Dancing Astronaut. Transport yourself to the front row of your favorite artists, venues and events by browsing our stunning photo albums.
If you were thinking, “I don’t know how this can get any sexier,” let’s try something. Start typing. Seriously. Type “Skrillex” right now. What did you think? Search for the content you want and see it categorized. All you need to do is start typing.
We designated a portion of our sidebar to serve up the best that dance music has to offer. Consider this a look into what’s looping through our headphones.
The new Dancing Astronaut is still in beta. You’re going to come across some bugs – ones we continue to quash. Phase One marks the beginning of a new era. We have a lot of exciting stuff planned for 2014.
Have fun. The new Dancing Astronaut is your playground.