Dancing Astronaut’s Soundtrack to Tomorrowland 2014
Dancing Astronaut's Soundtrack to Tomorrowland 2014
We often speak of a tale of two cities, but this past weekend was dominated by just one: Boom, Belgium and the timeless festival that draws multitudes from all the corners of the globe. Making lists like these is always controversial, because one, or even a small crew of writers on the ground can’t be everywhere at once, monitoring the pulse of the festival – and doubly so with a festival as expansive as Tomorrowland and its 2 weekend, 10-year anniversary. Accordingly this list is a reflection of our own experience, the moments that were most memorable and the tracks that defined our trip to the land of Tomorrow.
Duck Sauce - NRG (Skrillex, Kill the Noise, Milo & Otis Remix)
Duck Sauce’s energetic original gets injected with some serious electro and trap angst courtesy of Skrillex, KtN and Milo & Otis. Despite a relatively small turn out for Zed’s Dead, this track turned the momentum around and marked one of the rowdiest moments of our festival experience.
Sir Felix - Hope (Nora En Pure Remix)
When caught up in the moment it is easy to forget to take a moment to dance, rather than jump, and that’s exactly what happened when Oliver Heldens dropped Nora En Pure’s remix of “Hope.” Sir Felix’s original was meant for slow grinds, and Nora’s twinkling rendition is all the more enchanting. The feel good vibes were the perfect compliment to the uncharacteristically warm weekend in Belgium.
Sigma - Nobody to Love (Third Party Remix)
Third Party’s remix of Sigma’s “Nobody to Love” found its way into the sets and hearts of countless festival goers. With main stage nods from W&W, NERVO and Steve Angello, the Size Records understudies received some big looks on their latest remix — and with good reason.
Porter Robinson - Lionhearted (Arty Remix)
Two producers who need no introduction. Porter Robinson’s latest single “Lionhearted,” specifically its Arty remix, served as powerful reminders that despite the main stage noisemakers there’s still plenty of big name artists still making powerful progressive house music.
Duke Dumont - I Got U (Original Mix)
The Duke returns with “I Got U,” following up a Grammy run and a newfound fan base for a genre he helped define. Tucked away at the Bakermat and Friends stage, Klingande dropped Dumont’s latest, while Trance legend Ferry Corsten unveiled an unidentifiable remix of the feel good cut.
Coldplay - A Sky Full of Stars (Hardwell Remix)
Hardwell and Christopher Martin may not seem like a likely pair, but the way that the #1 DJ in the World takes on the #1 Crooner’s vocal stylings is a match made in main stage heaven. W&W’s performance hit its high water mark when the duo dropped this track.
Dyro & Dannic - Radical
Hardwell’s most trusted proteges, Dyro and Dannic, left countless stages in ruin with their latest collaboration “Radical.” After Steve Angello let this one fly during his Main Stage performance the crowd erupted in a sea of technicolor flags and ridiculous costumes.
Dimitri Vegas, Like Mike, W&W - Waves (Tomorrowland 2014 Anthem)
It wouldn’t be Tomorrowland without its anthem. Dimitri Vegas, Like Mike and W&W join forces to bring this year’s soundtrack to life in the form of “Waves.” Like all of the anthems before it, “Waves” was a hallmark of the festival and many of the day’s biggest sets.
Yellow Claw feat. Rochelle - Shotgun (Quintino Remix)
Krewella took to the Main Stage on the final day of Weekend 1 and the Yousaf sisters wasted little time bringing their dub-pop heat. One of the weekend’s most energetic moments came at the hands of Quintino’s remix of the near iconic Yellow Claw cut “Shotgun,” a step away from the Krew’s own originals that ended up pushing their set into the red.
Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman x Steve Angello - Payback
Steve Angello’s collaboration with Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman stood out as the top track of this year’s Tomorrowland. Mutually dance-able as it is Main Stage mayhem generating, the triple threat output from the SIZE camp is the embodiment of Angello’s music first mantra. Accessible, engaging, and festival-friendly, “Payback” dominated the airwaves and the festival grounds throughout both weekends.