Premiere: David Guetta, MORTEN supervisor, future mix filled with raves for Dancing Astronaut
by: Rachel Narozniak
Jul 20, 2021
In July 2020, the month of New rave, David Guetta and MORTEN linked to Dancing astronaut what the “future rave” was by delimiting what it was do not. It wasn’t the flirtation of electronics with pop in crossover styles suited to radio, but it wasn’t completely underground either. He decidedly courted the emotion so often associated with trance music, embodied “a lot of sounds and techniques from the underground” and used the euphoric raves of the 90s and their energy as a benchmark for contemporary reconfiguration. According to Guetta, it was – and has remained – “sexy rave music”.
For about two years now, Guetta and MORTEN have rolled up their sleeves in the future rave forge, pounding records with far-reaching sound capacity and filling stadiums. And, although the electronics adoption of the future rave movement has taken place at a slower pace than Guetta anticipated – “We kept doing it, and I just realized it still takes time. he said – rest assured the dance circuit has since clamored for the all-consuming in-person stimulation that is future IRL rave, especially as the stylistic push has started to hit one of the many heights when dance floors were inactive during the COVID-19 pandemic, adding a kind of double meaning to “future delirious.”
As the post-quarantine renaissance of music programming repositioners attendees ahead of performers in all venues across the country, Guetta and MORTEN’s future rave initiative sits at the top of listeners’ live wishlists. Thanks to a 30-minute mini-mix of future rave leaders, the show hits the streamers’ speakers in a thrilling preview of what a Guetta and MORTEN tag-team would look like behind the decks, and a resounding claim that the duo’s live interaction deserves unmissable status. Stream the mix exclusively on Dancing astronaut.
Featured Image: Future Rave