Lunar Lunes: Luca Lush remixes MAX, Grabbitz and Sullivan King team up + more

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Lunar Lunes: Luca Lush remixes MAX, Grabbitz and Sullivan King team up + moreSullivan King Grabbitz

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.

Luca Lush has put a groovy spin on MAX’s “Love Me Less,” and HeRobust delivers his first solo venture of 2019, “BRUH?!” Dr. Fresch and VOLAC take to Tchami’s CONFESSION to release “Filthy” with Dread MC, and Sullivan King and Grabbitz team up for a powerful Monstercat collaboration, “Crazy As You.” Keanu Silva puts a bouncy spin on Oliver Heldens’ “Summer Lover,” and Kraysh returns to Mad Zoo to unleash “Void” with fknsyd. TheFatRat, Slaydit and Anjulie make a formidable trio on “Stronger,” and Ryan Browne brings the heaviest of bass on “BEATDOWN.” Alexander Lewis appears to “Soar” on his new original, and KARRA joins Tisoki on “Don’t Lie.” Lee Burridge and Lost Desert link for “Mibale,” and Baaku shares a remix of Madeon’s “All My Friends.” Saint Punk gives Win and Woo’s “Right In Front of Me” a deep and glitchy vibe, and Excision and Dion Timmer prove to be “Breaking Through” on their new collaboration.

The selection is updated every Lunes (Monday).

Dexter’s Beat Laboratory Vol. 96

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Dexter’s Beat Laboratory is a weekly collection of songs from DA managing editor Robyn Dexter. With a taste that can only be described as eclectic — to say nothing of a name that lends itself to punnery — DA is happy to present a selection of tracks personally curated by Dexter for your listening pleasure.

Listen in playlist format here.


Grabbitz and Sullivan King‘s roots are firmly planted in rock ‘n’ roll, and their new Monstercat collaboration showcases that fact perfectly. “Crazy As You” manages to be simultaneously vulnerable and heavy, weaving seamlessly between Grabbitz’s emotive vocals and Sullivan Kings fiery guitar progressions. This song is inspiring, allowing both artists’ talents to shine in their rawest forms. Prepare to have your heartstrings tugged.

Ever in pursuit of a party, The Knocks have created a pristine summer tune called “Awa Ni.” Just in time for the longest day of the year, they’ve linked with Nigerian singer Kah-Lo for an easygoing, carefree single. The phrase “awa ni” roughly translates to “that’s us” in Yoruba, one of the native languages spoken in the city of Lagos, Nigeria, where Kah-Lo’s from. She said in a release that the beat The Knocks concocted “gave me the vibe of rolling around town back home with my friends” and made her want to write something about where she’s from. “Awa Ni” is the perfect result.

The countdown to Flite‘s Calm Before the Storm EP continues with the release of a new single, “Skywalker,” on Liquicity Records. The tune follows the debut single of the compilation, “Decisions,” which arrived a few weeks ago. Both songs are are impeccable examples of top-quality U.S. drum ‘n’ bass, as Flite continues his mission to bring such music to the States’ masses. “Skywalker” is a full-throttle launch into outer space, rocketing through its drum ‘n’ bass rhythm and gliding at a more graceful pace through interludes of twinkling melodies and soothing vocals.

BLOODTONE brings listeners back to earth with the release of “Already Dead,” an ominous techno endeavor that pounds furiously in listeners’ ears. Backed by a frenetic beat of the deepest bass, “Already Dead” drifts between melancholy piano melodies and eerie vocals chanting “already dead” that bleed into the corners of the brain. BLOODTONE continues to cement his dark and sinister style with captivating releases such as this one.

Horn connoisseur Alexander Lewis is back again with another trap-infused heater. He continues to make music that’s unpredictable and completely unique, opting this time to take a cinematic and orchestral approach. He described “Soar” perfectly in the song’s description: “‘Soar’ is an amalgamation of my influences from current movie scores and trap. It features three string players (recorded and layered to sound like a full orchestra) and eight brass players (two horns, two trumpets, four trombones). At the time of writing the song, ‘chaos’ was the only word to express how I was feeling, but when I had a final product it ended up being so much more than that. It represented/represents positive ways of dealing with chaos, and finding the beauty in it.”

Lunar Lunes: The Him shine on new single, AC Slater taps Kaleena Zanders for new Night Bass track + more

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Lunar Lunes: The Him shine on new single, AC Slater taps Kaleena Zanders for new Night Bass track + moreThe Him

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 Him have teamed up with songstress Maria Hazell on their new single, “Found Me,” and AC Slater brings “Final Fantasy” to his own Night Bass with Kaleena Zanders. Hardwell brings the sounds of the season with “Summer Air,” and Vintage & Morelli deliver listeners to the heavens with “Ascension.” SNBRN brings a plethora of new tunes on his new album, Solé, and Henry Fong and Rawtek join force on “IRIE.” Kai Wachi’s new Kannibalen album brings with it enticing collaborations like “Strangers” with Grabbitz, and Alexander Lewis brings the brass with his new single, “Win the War.” Kramder takes to Uprise Music to release his new tune, “No Time To Be,” and Prince Fox keeps “Runnin” through new music. Friction drops his formidable new Disconnected EP, and TWO LANES, too, release a new body of work in their Drifting EP.

The selection is updated every Lunes (Monday).

Photo credit: Reinier Bergsma

Lunar Lunes: Autograf share ‘Casual Love,’ FANGS thrills on ‘Money,’ Grabbitz flips Dog Blood + 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.

Autograf preview their forthcoming EP with the release of their new single, “Casual Love,” with The Griswolds, and FANGS debuts on Big Beat Records with a fiery new single, “Money.” Grabbitz ups the intensity of Dog Blood‘s “Turn Off the Lights” in his new flip, and Matroda teams up with Dances With White Girls for “Bang.” Grant returns to Monstercat with “Color,” and Luis da Silva releases a formidable remix of 13’s “Uppercut.” Jarvis‘ new EP, The Bro Code, is out now via Firepower Records, as is um..‘s on Deadbeats, featuring tracks like “what?” Rootkit teams up with Bryan Finlay for “Feel Your Love,” and Dombresky takes a “Simple Hit” in his new single. Chime reveals his take on Dodge & Fuski, PhaseOne, and The Arcturians‘ “Mistakes,” and Dutch producer NWYR unleashes a dreamy new single, “Artificial Intelligence.”

The selection is updated every Lunes (Monday).

Dexter’s Beat Laboratory Vol. 89

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Dexter’s Beat Laboratory is a weekly collection of songs from DA managing editor Robyn Dexter. With a taste that can only be described as eclectic — to say nothing of a name that lends itself to punnery — DA is happy to present a selection of tracks personally curated by Dexter for your listening pleasure.

Listen in playlist format here.


In celebrating the return of Skrillex and Boys Noize‘s Dog Blood project in late March, Grabbitz has taken on the task of flipping “Turn Off The Lights.” Grabbitz cranks up the intensity on this take of the pair’s first offering since 2014, speeding up the intro and leading straight into a glitchy, distorted drop. With its simultaneously fun and heavy atmosphere, this feisty but brief flip is sure to make its rounds at festivals this summer.

One of the reigning kings of anthemic drum ‘n’ bass has returned with his first offering of the year, “Devotion.” Dimension has linked with the talented Cameron Hayes for this latest single, building a sinister drum ‘n’ bass instrumental around her powerful vocals. These two are a force to be reckoned with, and what they’ve created in “Devotion” is pure energy from start to finish.

While we’re on the topic of drum ‘n’ bass power ballads, I’d be remiss if I didn’t tip my hat to Koven‘s latest. Katie Boyle and Max Rowat have composed a truly mighty piece in their latest single for Liquicity. Boyle gives her heart and soul to this song, and it’s readily apparent in every line she belts. The combination of her vocals and authoritative instrumentals is goosebump-inducing, and I love it.

The world saw just one bit of new material from Timecop1983 last year in the form of “Back To You” (which was brilliant, by the way), and the ’80s-inspired producer has now returned with a new single, “My Delorean.” The Dutch producer has teamed up with fellow ’80s enthusiast Primo for the beautifully emotive tune, which tugs at listeners’ heartstrings with nostalgic synths and dreamy vocals.

SIGMA follow up their end-of-March release, “Here We Go Again,” with a merry remix from Just Kiddin. Where the former UK duo chose a breezy pop-oriented feel for their original, the latter UK duo have opted for a more dance floor-ready rendition. A bouncing house beat makes this tune even more infectious, and a fun, filtered twist on Louisa‘s vocals makes this remix one worth hitting “repeat” on many times.

Dexter’s Beat Laboratory Vol. 85

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Dexter’s Beat Laboratory is a weekly collection of songs from DA managing editor Robyn Dexter. With a taste that can only be described as eclectic — to say nothing of a name that lends itself to punnery — DA is happy to present a selection of tracks personally curated by Dexter for your listening pleasure.

Listen in playlist format here.


Metrik has returned with his first single since September’s “Dawnbreaker” on Hospital Records. Haunting vocals rise gradually in “Hackers,” building to the racing drop. This slightly frantic-feeling four-minute journey has an almost post-apocalyptic dystopian feel to it, which makes sense more as the artist explains the background behind the tune. “I made this track to be a techy dancefloor piece exploring my Y2K cyberpunk influences,” Metrik says of the release.

Just weeks after the release of his first release in many months, “Cocaine Girl,” Goldroom has delivered yet another single, titled “Yellow Flowers.” He teams up with vocalist Mereki for the spirited tune, noting its importance to him in his production process. “This song is special to me because writing it broke me through a barrier and brought me back to my first love in dance music – French house,” Goldroom said in a tweet. “Yellow Flowers” is a sun-drenched ray of sunshine, perfect to usher dance music fans into the year’s warmer months. Mereki’s vocals complement Goldroom’s production perfectly, coming together for a groovy French house number that’s guaranteed to stay with the listener long after the beat has faded out.

It’s been 25 years since Kurt Cobain‘s death, and artists across the musical spectrum have taken time this week to honor the late great Nirvana singer. One such artist is Grabbitz, who’s released a “revival” of “All Apologies,”one of his favorites. “My childhood contained a lot of sounds, but one that will never escape me is the sound of Nirvana,” he said in his accompanying music video‘s description. “From the earliest I can remember, they’ve changed the way I look at and create music.” Grabbitz’s re-imagining of the 1993 song is raw and and emotion-soaked, with his passionate vocals soaring over the instrumentals.

Chicago native Summer Was Fun has created an homage to one of the Windy City’s most recognizable streets, Lake Shore Drive. While many of the songs under his Summer Was Fun moniker are more subdued, Summer Was Fun uses inspiration drawn from his city to explore elements of trance and future bass. Cascading melodies fall both gracefully and furiously at different drops of the tune, as the producer weaves between styles and focal points. The tune ends as it begins: with a simple, graceful piano melody.

Mr FijiWiji and Matt Van‘s new Monstercat single is the perfect note to end on. The two artists have categorized the song as “chillout,” and the description is an accurate one. With a focus on Van’s captivating harmonies to Mr FijiWiji’s top-notch production, “Enough” paints a serene soundscape of lush instrumentals and wistful vocals. These longtime collaborators have consistently made magic together over the years, from “Tomorrow” to “Andromeda” to their joint Ed Sheeran cover.

Lunar Lunes: Ekali remixes Alina Baraz, Rusko releases new EP, Modestep and Virtual Riot join forces + 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.

Just one week after the release of his massive “R U I N” collab with 1788-L, Ekali returns with an emotive remix of Alina Baraz and Khalid‘s “Floating.” Rusko brings a new body of work to Deadbeats in MEGARAD, and Hermitude links with Hoodlem for the slow-burning “Every Day.” K?d throws it back with a grinding remix of SMF’s 2011 “HAHAHA,” and Modestep and Virtual Riot make a formidable trio in their new Disciple release, “Nothing.” Brasstracks paint a soulful soundscape with a slew of smooth releases in their new R&B-oriented EP, Before We Go, and KDrew unleashes his first track of the year, “Sometimes.” Apashe takes no prisoners in his new The Good The Bad & The Fake EP, and KUURO take on 3LAU and HYO in a new remix of “Punk Right Now.” Two Friends put their own spin on Panic! At The Disco’s “High Hopes,” and Grabbitz turns The Japanese House’s “Lilo” into an upbeat wonder. Justice Skolnik throws it back more than a decade with a fresh take on Justice‘s “D.A.N.C.E,” and Phantoms tap Shaylen for “Are You Up.”

The selection is updated every Lunes (Monday).

Photo credit: Brandon Artis Photography

Dexter’s Beat Laboratory Vol. 79

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Dexter’s Beat Laboratory Vol. 79Deters Beat Lab@0.

Dexter’s Beat Laboratory is a weekly collection of songs from DA managing editor Robyn Dexter. With a taste that can only be described as eclectic — to say nothing of a name that lends itself to punnery — DA is happy to present a selection of tracks personally curated by Dexter for your listening pleasure.

Listen in playlist format here.


Oakwite puts his unique stamp on his nothing,nowhere remix right off the bat by switching to a different key. He largely keeps the verses and bridges the same as the original, introducing a dramatic drum & bass rhythm for the chorus. The original track lends itself well to a drum & bass pattern, and elements like its melancholic guitar melody led one SoundCloud user to call it “emo dnb.” This fitting description makes an interesting niche for the same artist who (successfully, in my opinion) tackled Post Malone’s “Psycho.”

I’m still riding a high from The Knocks‘ St. Louis show last week, so they were bound to make an appearance in this week’s Beat Lab. The New York duo debuted this Wankelmut remix of “Retrograded” on Feb. 13, giving the smooth track a re-envisioning as a more house-oriented number. The German artist has crafted a lively beat around The Knocks’ catchy vocals, making this a stellar rendition of a standout New York Narcotic track.

Within the span of a month, London’s 1991 has blessed the music world with two of his creations: January’s “Guiding Light” and now “Illusions.” He builds the song dramatically, leading in with gradually crescendoing synths and hints of beautiful female vocals that make a full appearance as the introduction creeps up to the drop. 1991 once again flexes his ample command of the drum & bass realm with this brilliant blend of ethereal vocals and a racing beat.

“Made this just because I really love the original,” Grabbitz noted of his newest release: a remix of The Japanese House‘s 2018 “Lilo.” Where the original is a downtempo, introspective piece that drips with emotion and nostalgia, Grabbitz gives it a more upbeat rhythm and a subtle trap backbone. He leaves plenty of space for the English artist’s vocals to shine in the verses, but chops them up in an intriguing manner in the chorus, mixing them with a distinctive percussion pattern.

Feb. 22 has brought an impressive slew of EPs and LPs to the electronic music sphere—among them, Rameses B‘s. Spacewalk III: Alpha Cen‘s fifth track, “Get Through” with Veela, is a gorgeous, slow-burning example of the Leeds artist’s otherworldly production capabilities. “Veela’s vocals gives us a reason to get past even the most hardest of times, with her soothing yet striking tone of voice paired with minimalistic and melodic liquid drum and bass makes us believe that we can get through anything,” Rameses B observes in the track’s description.

Grabbitz burns brightly in ‘Polaroid’

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In disclosing his new release, Grabbitz openly and honestly told fans what to expect from “Polaroid.” “One time I got my heart broken. It was removed, thrown to the floor, kicked, pissed on, doused in gas and then lit on fire. Anyways, I wrote song about how I’m over it.”

When “Polaroid” arrived on Jan. 25, the Buffalo native gave his already emotive single the video treatment, burning polaroids of his ex and setting old memories ablaze. The visuals bring the heartfelt song to life, portraying the raw emotions that come with heartbreak and the end of a relationship.

Grabbitz’s use of spoken word in the introduction set the tone for the song and accompanying video: “Last night I burned a polaroid of you, not because I want you dead, but because I really love you.” What follows is a melting pot of genres as Grabbitz effortlessly drifts between hip-hop, pop, and alternative territory. He continues to demonstrate his easygoing versatility with each new release, leaving fans wondering what each new song will bring.

“Polaroid” follows the release of his collaboration with Pierce Fulton in mid-December, “Information Overload.”

“Polaroid” is out now via Ultra Music.

Dexter’s Beat Laboratory Vol. 75

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Dexter’s Beat Laboratory Vol. 75Deters Beat Lab@0.

Dexter’s Beat Laboratory is a weekly collection of songs from DA managing editor Robyn Dexter. With a taste that can only be described as eclectic — to say nothing of a name that lends itself to punnery — DA is happy to present a selection of tracks personally curated by Dexter for your listening pleasure.

Listen in playlist format here.


Fans have come to expect consistently groovy tunes from The Knocks, and they always deliver. The New York duo has released some mighty remixes already this year including ones for Charli XCX and Joe Janiak. Now, they’ve taken on ODESZA‘s “Falls,” flipping it into a “Get Up Mix” of easygoing swankiness. This remix brings The Knocks’ signature good vibes, giving listeners a new way to digest one of ODESZA’s most iconic tracks.

BLOODTONE‘s latest original comes at the listener dark and heavy. Fitting in perfectly with his “post-apocalyptic horror house” brand, “Drag Me Down” does just what its name implies and drags its listener down to the deepest depths of his breed of house music. Haunting vocals drift in and out between a weighty bassline and sharp kicks, giving an eerie atmosphere to the song’s entire length. It’s deliciously spooky.

Julian Calor returns to Monstercat with his second single, a spirited psytrance track called “You Might Get Lost.” The track is brilliantly deceptive, with an introduction that seems easygoing enough. A computerized voice warns to not wander around your memories, because you might get lost. Even when a build begins to crescendo, it’s still hard to grasp the pounding trance beat that hits at the drop. The melody is infectious, too.

Hidden Face‘s latest takes on a bit of a different feel, showing a vulnerable and emotive side to his often-mysterious production. “Looking For Happiness” leads in with a delicate guitar introduction and soothing vocals, setting the tone for the minimalist instrumentals to follow. These components together give the track a dreamy and contemplative feel throughout course of the song. It feels deeply personal and somehow familiar, and it’s a beautiful thing.

For his first release of the year, Grabbitz leans into his pop/hip-hop skills. “Polaroid” on Ultra Music is all about heartbreak and the raw emotions that come with it, which Grabbitz showcases perfectly with wistful vocals and solemn instrumentals. Its smooth beat flows effortlessly with the heartfelt verses, illustrating Grabbitz’s production capabilities in their finest form. The Buffalo native continues to demonstrate his versatility with each release, leaving fans wondering what’s coming next.