Mall Grab, Loco Dice and Four Tet land on ‘Midnight Hour’ remix package

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A week after Four Tet‘s contribution, “Midnight Hour” has received an extended remix package. Underground house titan Mall Grab brings a unique flavor to the track, speeding it up to 140 BPM and adding a hefty kick. Tunisian veteran-producer Loco Dice doubles down on the house rhythms and patterns of the original to create a lengthened cut that should easily fit in sets. To round out the project, Skrillex and Boys Noize contribute their dub mix to join Four Tet’s remix.

This release is yet another chapter in the story of the Ty Dolla $ign-assisted track. From Grammy nominations to remix packages, the Dog Blood team’s latest won’t say die.

NMF Roundup: A-Trak and Friend Within link, Loco Dice remixes ‘Midnight Hour’ + more

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It’s most important day of the week: New Music Friday. With the overwhelming amount of tunes hitting the airwaves today, Dancing Astronaut has you covered with the latest edition of The Hot 25.

As each week brings a succession of new music from some of electronic music’s biggest artists, here’s a selection of tracks that shouldn’t be missed this NMF.

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Four Tet takes on Skrillex and Boys Noize with highly anticipated ‘Midnight Hour’ remix [Stream]

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Four Tet takes on Skrillex and Boys Noize with highly anticipated ‘Midnight Hour’ remix [Stream]Skrille Four Tet Form Arcosanti

Skrillex, Boys Noize and Ty Dolla $ign’s “Midnight Hour” refuses to yield time in the limelight. After the collaboration’s release in late August, the track first received a playful remix from Louis the Child in October. The bass-house heater was back in the headlines a month later after it was Grammy nominated for Best Dance Recording The latest chapter in “Midnight Hour’s” story sees Four Tet take on the track in a new remix with his own unique perspective.

Known primarily for his calming production, a spin on one of 2019’s flashiest tracks might surprise some Four Tet fans. While the terrain defies expectations, the English electronic artisan delivers with a remix certainly worth a listen.

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NMF Roundup: Four Tet remixes ‘Midnight Hour,’ Dillon Francis flips Maroon 5 + more

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NMF Roundup: Four Tet remixes ‘Midnight Hour,’ Dillon Francis flips Maroon 5 + moreFour Tet Photo Credit DAN WILTON

It’s most important day of the week: New Music Friday. With the overwhelming amount of tunes hitting the airwaves today, Dancing Astronaut has you covered with the latest edition of The Hot 25.

As each week brings a succession of new music from some of electronic music’s biggest artists, here’s a selection of tracks that shouldn’t be missed this NMF.

Photo credit: Dan Wilton

Dancing Astronaut’s Top Tracks of 2019

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2019 has been a remarkable year for new music.

The past twelve months brought with them a collection of highly anticipated LPs: Madeon‘s Good Faith, Avicii‘s posthumous Tim, Gesaffelstein‘s Hyperion, Illenium‘s ASCEND, along with a Flume mixtape. Notable collaborations like REZZ and Malaa‘s “Criminals,” Seven Lions, Wooli, Trivecta, and Nevve‘s “Island,” and GRiZ and Subtronics‘ “Griztronics” hit the airwaves in blazes of glory. Supergroups like Dog Blood (Skrillex and Boys Noize) and Get Real (Claude VonStroke and Green Velvet) showcased the power of doubling up on brainpower. And, of course, countless singles had us hitting repeat more times than were calculable: Dillon Francis‘ “Still Not Butter,” i_o‘s “House of God,” Habstrakt‘s “De la Street,” Alesso‘s “Progresso,” and so many more.

In no particular order, we present a 30-track collection of our favorite songs of the year, chosen by DA writers and editors.

Skrillex thanks fans after Grammy nomination, ‘I’m in the studio finishing my albums’

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Skrillex thanks fans after Grammy nomination, ‘I’m in the studio finishing my albums’Skrille Smokin Amazon AWS 2018 Rukes

Skrillex scored his thirteenth Grammy nomination this week for his collaborative work with Boys Noize and Ty Dolla $ign on “Midnight Hour.” The track has easily been one of the most heavily rotated dance cuts of the year, so Skrillex took to social media to thank fans for the deserved Best Dance Recording nomination. Though his choice of words had fans doing double-takes when he mentions wrapping up on his albums. Albums? As in multiple full-length projects? It would seem so. It looks like the sophomore follow up to Recess is underway… and then some. But are both of these supposed albums being completed side by side? Are they both slated for 2020? One innocuous message to fans raises a lot of questions.

Now, that’s not to say that Skrillex wasn’t referring to a possible Dog Blood project and a solo venture, or a solo LP and production work on someone else’s record, so “albums” leaves considerable room for interpretation. It’s been no secret that the “Mumbai Power” producer is sitting on a massive trove of new material, but now it’s clear 2020 is undoubtedly going to be the year of Skrillex.

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RÜFÜS DU SOL, The Chemical Brothers, Skrillex, Flume, and more lead 2020 Grammy Award nominations

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The Recording Academy has released its 62nd annual list of Grammy Award nominees. The wide ranging roster of artistic talent includes a host of electronic acts across the ceremony’s Best Dance Recording, Best Dance/Electronic Album, and Record of The Year categories.

Bonobo’s “Linked,” Meduza’s “Piece Of Your Heart,” RÜFÜS DU SOL’s “Underwater,” The Chemical Brothers’ “Got To Keep On,” and Skrillex, Ty Dolla $ign, and Boys Noize’s “Midnight Hour” collaboration are all up for Best Dance Recording.

The Best Dance Album category includes Apparat’s LP5, The Chemical Brothers’ lauded No Geography, RÜFÜS DU SOL’s SOLACE, Tycho’s Weather, and Flume’s visual odyssey Hi, This Is Flume.

Disclosure is the sole electronic entity up for consideration for Record of The Year for their hit collaboration with Khalid, “Talk.” The Lawrence Brothers will compete with fellow nominees, “Hey, Ma” by Bon Iver, Billie Eilish‘s chart-dominating “Bad Guy,” “7 Rings” by Ariana Grande, “Hard Place” by H.E.R., Lizzo‘s “Truth Hurts,” “Sunflower” by Post Malone and Swae Lee, and finally Lil Nas X‘s year-defining “Old Town Road.”

The 62nd annual Grammy Awards will be broadcast live from Los Angeles on January 26. Alicia Keys will return to host the ceremony for the second consecutive year in a row.

View the complete list of 2020 Grammy Award nominees, here.

H/T: The Recording Academy

Good Morning Mix: Relive the golden days of French disco house with Boys Noize

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Revisit Boys Noize‘s stellar mix from 2016 celebrating the work of two French house labels, Roulé and Crydamore. The two labels were owned by Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo who would go on to form the legendary group Daft Punk. In their own right, the labels were driving forces in the late 90s French dance scene and would help set the stage for the immense success Daft Punk has gone on to enjoy.

The mix features an hour of tracks by Bangalter and Homem-Christo themselves, as well as label members Stardust, DJ Falcon, the Buffalo Bunch and more. Boys Noize’s factual tidbits scattered throughout the mix add some fascinating dance music history to the jubilant mix as well. “It was a little before Daft Punk released their first album, Homework,” Boys Noize says in the mix, “so it’s interesting to see how both of them already had great ideas, used the label as a playground but kept the best ideas for the Daft Punk project.” Listen below.

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Louis The Child reconvene at Skrillex and Boys Noize’s ‘Midnight Hour’

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Chicago’s headlining dance music duo, Louis The Child, have remixed Skrillex and Boys Noize’s latest act of valor, “Midnight Hour,” featuring Ty Dolla $ign. The remake ingests the Kids At Play EP producers’ playful cadence through juggling high-end synths and vocals while maintaining the house rhythm from the Dog Blood tandem’s original audio.

Other additions on the edit include a whispering saxophone ambiance underneath Dolla $ign’s lush singing to introduce the sultry rapper. On the second verse, the bed of cozy synths and dissident bells continue to lift the hip-hop artist’s voice.

Louis The Child’s previous project included singer, Wafia, from the duo’s most-streamed song on Spotify, recently marking her debut on Atlantic Records alongside Whethan, with “Hurts.”

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Boys Noize announces U.S. Winter alongside alter ego Elax

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Boys Noize has had a packed year, and his recent announcement of an upcoming U.S. winter tour signals he’s keen and ready to continue this streak well into 2020. The groundbreaking producer kickstarted his 2019 alongside Skrillex under their Dog Blood moniker, and they played select performances across the United States after a multi-year hiatus. They also released a four track EP, teamed up outside their joint project for their long-awaited “Midnight Hour,” with Ty Dolla $ign.

In the midst of all of this, he’s been outputting abundantly under both Boys Noise, and his tech-leaning ego, Elax. Likewise, he’ll be heading into the week between Christmas and New Years under both names as he embarks . His travels will take him to top clubbing cities including Miami, New York City, and San Francisco, among others. For those looking to see if he is coming to a city nearby, tour dates and tickets are available here.

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