Lunar Lunes: Sofi Tukker remix Laurent Wolf, Luca Lush takes on ATLiens + more

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Each week, New Music Friday sweeps through with torrential force, showering streaming platforms with immeasurable amounts of new tunes. Just like Dancing Astronaut rounds up 25 of the biggest songs of the week for the Hot 25 Spotify playlist each New Music Friday, Lunar Lunes serves as a landing pad for SoundCloud users who want a whole new dose of tunes to kick off the work week.

The selection is updated every Lunes (Monday).

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Tiga and Clarian release ‘Stay Cool’ remix EP

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Earlier this year, Tiga and Clarian dropped off their three track Stay Cool EP to much acclaim, with off-kilter progressions, ear worm lyrics, and juicy acid synths pervading from the collection of funky collaborations. Now, the duo have enlisted a variety of talent from the realms of house and techno for the Stay Cool Remixes EP.

With five unique remixes from a fresh crop of creative producers, there is something for every raver on the new extended play. On his remix of “You’re So Special,” Gerd Janson channels the 1980’s with old-school synths and hollow, spacey percussion, while Eats Everything gives the same track a solid techno treatment, with understated melodies and heavy brass building up to a groovy break. With underground producers BETON, ABSOLUTE., and Dimitri Veimar each tossing in bold remixes of the EP’s title track, this collection of remixes is the perfect blend of old and new in Tiga’s colorful world of techno.

Tiga & Clarian release ‘Stay Cool’ EP

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Tiga and Clarian 'Stay Cool'

One might develop acute arthritis flipping through Tiga‘s dense back catalog of house and techno staples. While many hailing from the same undiscovered era of early 2000s club music have rested on their laurels or jumped the tech-house shark, the Montreal producer — whose body of work dates back to 2001 — has consistently worked to create compelling new material, consistently re-solidifying his status as one of techno’s most prominent contemporaries.

Tiga’s newest release, a collaboration with fellow Montreal producer Clarian dubbed Stay Cool, stems from the same inventive production techniques that served to solidify him as one of techno’s premiere work horses.

The acid-tinged synths in “Stay Cool” serve as a nod to a timeless dance floor aesthetic while still retaining its own progressive identity. The off-kilter vocal lines in “You’re So Special” cap off the EP in seductive fashion, alluding to the fact that Tiga’s collaborations are the furthest thing from cookie-cutter techno releases one might find on this side of the Atlantic.