Launchpad: Wind down with this emotive post-club playlist

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The weekend is upon us. Hopefully, you can finally set aside some downtime to relax and reflect. Whether you’re staying in this weekend or are on the cusp of a big night out, we’ve crafted the perfect post-club playlist. Our latest Launchpad playlist is an emotive arch of deep house, techno, and electronica.  It’s a deliverance that’s drowning in introspection, perfect for the after-after party and easy listening alike.

DA Launchpad Selects:
FromDropTillDawn – “Deja Vu”

You’ve still got one dance in you, so this track’s got you covered. Deja Vu. It’s as if you’re back on the dancefloor. The This Ain’t Bristol mainstay FromDropTillDawn serves up a sultry deep house number in this undertaking, and it’s an insatiably moving deliverance.

Nils Frahm – “Says (Echo 6 Remix)”

Echo 6, better known as Charly Martin, works his down-tempo magic on the seminal Berlin-based composer Nils Frahm’s track “Says” and we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to include it in this arched playlist. Originally recorded on Frahm’s Spaces album, Echo 6 reworks the emotive number in an incredibly endearing fashion. The newly minted tune is perfect for ending an evening out in its near eight minutes of sheer sonic bliss.

 

 

 

Tracklist:
FromDropTillDawn – “Deja Vu”
Luckless – “So Talk (Ducks! Spinning Circles Remix)”
TJ Lawton & Dan Wainwright  – “Easy Come, Easy Go”
Nils Frahm – “Says (Echo 6 Remix)”
CRi – “Keep It Real (ft Jesse Mac Cormack)”

 

 

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Launchpad: This is the remix

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November has come to an end and with it has been some supreme new music. We’ve taken to compiling the best under the radar remixes that caught our eye over the last month. From future bass and indie dance to deep and tech house, this joyous jaunt will surely have something for everyone to dance to.

 

DA Launchpad Selects:

Post Malone – “I Fall Apart (SLANDER Remix)”

The impassioned godsend of Post Malone‘s “I Fall Apart” from Slander was re-uploaded to SoundCloud this week. Thankfully, the’s two’s bass modification of Posty’s tune has made its rightful return to listeners eardrums. And certainly, a remix playlist of our favorites over the last month would not be complete without this tear-jerker of a track.

Virtual Self – “EON Break (Nick Gunner Remix)”

November saw out the arrival of Porter Robinson‘s mysterious new alias Virtual Self. At last, Virtual Self had made his technic-utopian debut, marking both a significant departure from his seminal Worlds and a venture into unbeknownst territory for the entire EDM ecosystem. Of course, the artist’s new tunes were a glorious, refreshing bestowal, but the swiftly rising Chicago-based producer Nick Gunner has taken it upon himself to expand upon the astral grandeur of “EON Break” — and we’re certainly glad he did, as Gunner stuns on his rework. In widening the track’s beginning he’s created a captivating addition to an already cherished number, only continuing to point at his searing potential.

 

 

 

Tracklist:

Virtual Self – “EON Break” (Nick Gunner Remix)
French Montana- “Unforgettable” (FeelGoodSmalls Remix)
Noizu – “Jungle” (Hotfire Remix)
cautiousclay – “cold war” (lessismoore remix)
Post Malone- “I Fall Apart” (Slander Remix)

 

 

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Launchpad: Indie dance for the winter blues

Launchpad 45: Light up the night with the ultimate house party playlist

Launchpad: Indie dance for the winter blues

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Launchpad is a playlist series showcasing music we love, hand selected by our staff. The tracks come from both emerging and mainstream artists; it’s all about the quality and the unexpected. If you’d like your music featured in Launchpad, submit it for consideration here.

Thanksgiving is over, it’s still a month until Christmas, which means there remains a long stretch of winter ahead. That’s why we created this indie dance playlist for you, to share some tunes that will help you make it through the period of finals, end of year reviews, and a glut of holiday music. Check out these tracks, filled with downtempo goodness, soulful vocals, and just the right amount of drum kick.

DA Launchpad Selects:

LYOD – “Love It Or Leave It”
The cover art might tip you off: the palm trees tell you what you need to know about this laidback, dancehall inspired gem. Maybe it’s the warm colors or the reggae-infused vocals. Either way, from the very first horns of the track, it’s easy to tell that this one is a vibe. Bringing a perfect balance of relaxation and dance notes, this one is sure to keep you warm this winter.

Wyclef Jean – “What Happened To Love (N8VBOY Remix)”
This remix by N8VBOY combines a lot of what we love about remix culture in general. Take a quality original and reimagine it into a completely new lane. In this case, it comes in the form of the pitched down vocals of the chorus, combined with the unmistakable voice of Sir Wyclef himself. When it comes time for the drop, things hit in just the right way; it comes in the form of a groove rather than a departure from the rest of the track.


Tracklist:

LYOD – “Love It Or Leave It”
ID3 – “Blossom (feat. LaMeduza)”
Hollywood Principle – “If Only (feat. AL3JANDRO)”
Overjoy – “Women”

Launchpad 45: Light up the night with the ultimate house party playlist

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Another week finished brings time to unwind. Hopefully, you have some dancing ahead of you this weekend. But regardless of whether a nice dance sweat is in your cards, we’ve curated a Launchpad playlist brimming with tracks sure to liven up any night. And if you’d hadn’t planned to go out this weekend, you might reconsider after listening, either that or simply bring the party to you.

DA Launchpad Selects:

Secretsundaze – “Motorway Jam”

“Motorway Jam” is a pristine jam to kick off the weekend with in style. It’s a driving number, groovy in its commencement, only in no time to sweep its listener up for a few laps around the track. Clocking in at seven minutes, Seceretsundaze seems to have found the secret sauce on “Motorway Jam.”

Far Kanal – “Grab Em”
Far Kanal has taken a grisly utterance from Donald Trump and uttered it irresistibly danceable. The tongue-in-cheek tech house grooviness of this number is positivley impressive.

Tracklist:
Secretsundaze – “Motorway Jam”
Deadspace & Dateless – “In The Mood”
YENI – Hang On (Wigbert Remix)”
Far Kanal – “Grab Em (Original)”
Dominic Comello -“The Intruder”
Danny Kolk – “Game of Life”

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Launchpad: Track your big night out with this playlist

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Launchpad is a playlist series showcasing music we love, hand selected by our staff. The tracks come from both emerging and mainstream artists; it’s all about the quality and the unexpected. If you’d like your music featured in Launchpad, submit it for consideration here.

It’s only the middle of the week, but we’re already thinking about the next #bignightout. You know the kind we’re talking about. It starts with casual drinks with friends at the house with some chill party music. It continues with getting ready and slowly getting more amped up. Now you’re out, perhaps at a warm up spot. The vibe is getting heavier. The bass really starts to kick in and you find yourself dancing. And before you know it it’s 3am and you’re at a late night rave dancing to hardstyle. Yeah, one of those nights.

 

DA Launchpad Selects:

Emerson Garnett – “Know No Better (feat. Ry Hill)”
This is an infectious cover take on the recent hit from Major Lazer, Travis Scott, and Camila Cabello. Taking the sweet vocals of Ry Hill and the surprisingly funky production of Emerson Garnett, this cover version will have you dancing as much as the original.

DRUU – “Day After Day”
The dance-ability of this one is through the roof. Combined with a soul vocal that sounds as if it’s from a bygone era, it’s a feel good piano house track that will no doubt keep your energy high. Put this on and try not to dance, we dare you.

 

 

 

Tracklist:
Emerson Garnett – “Know No Better”
Matthew John Kurz – “In Case You Miss Me”
DRUU – “Day After Day”
Million Dollar Weekends – “Deja Vu (Bladtkramer Remix)”
Infidiem – “Aries”

 

 

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Launchpad: Combat the colder weather with this Autumn Chill playlist

Launchpad: Start the week with this Monday Mood playlist on Soundcloud

Launchpad 41: Bass to shake up the weekend

Launchpad: Combat the colder weather with this Autumn Chill playlist

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Launchpad is a playlist series showcasing music we love, hand selected by our staff. The tracks come from both emerging and mainstream artists; it’s all about the quality and the unexpected. If you’d like your music featured in Launchpad, submit it for consideration here.

It’s almost November, which means there’s no escaping the fact that we are firmly within the Fall season. Maybe you’re one of those people that hates warm weather, and if so we’re sorry. But for everyone else, here’s a Launchpad playlist to give you some of those cozy vibes to start off the week.
DA Launchpad Selects:
TYLER TOUCHÉ – “Neverland”
Coming in hot with a disco electro vibe, the smooth vocals of TYLER TOUCHÉ go a long way in giving you the warm fuzzies. The production doesn’t hurt either, as the classic disco synths wash over you throughout.

SONJO – “Many Moons”
Another one that hits you immediately with amazing vocals, “Many Moons” by SONJO has the James Blake / Bon Iver vocal vibes with a tinge of Stranger Things vibes mixed into the production. We’re not 100% sure whether to be relaxed or on edge, but regardless this one is catchy as hell.

 

 

 

Tracklist:
Third Floor – “Lost in You”
TYLER TOUCHÉ – “Neverland”
Miqui Brightside x Akacia – “Home”
SONJO – “Many Moons”

 

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Launchpad: Start the week with this Monday Mood playlist on Soundcloud

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Launchpad: Mood Music

Launchpad: Start the week with this Monday Mood playlist on Soundcloud

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Launchpad is a playlist series showcasing music we love, hand selected by our staff. The tracks come from both emerging and mainstream artists; it’s all about the quality and the unexpected. If you’d like your music featured in Launchpad, submit it for consideration here

You might have figured this out already, but it’s not the weekend anymore. Since that’s the case, you might want a playlist of music to listen to that’s different than the pre-game one you created on Friday. Well don’t worry, Dancing Astronaut has you covered, as always. Here are five songs to vibe to on a Monday, that’ll get your week started off right.

DA Launchpad Selects:
Cassidy Shooster (CA.SS) – Waste
Sultry vibes all over this one. And nothing’s better than a beautiful female voice layered over some slow tempo electronic production, complete with backing vocals. Think BANKS, Jessie Ware, Ella Eyre on this one.
A-Trak, Quavo, Lil Yachty – Believe (Borlini Remix)
Ok, so this one sounds closer to what you might here at a club on the weekend, but the deep, driving bassline also makes this song a great candidate to put on and zone out. The steady beat will turn your focus up to the maximum, despite the catchy vocals of Lil Yachty.
Tracklist:
CA.SS – “Waste”
Joel Corry – “Sunlight”
Silly Nova – “Kiburi”
A-Trak, Quavo, Lil Yachty – “Believe (Borlini Remix)”
La+ch – “Lady”

Launchpad 41: Bass to shake up the weekend

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Festival season has wound down for the most part, but there is no shortage of energizing bass music to provide a shot of energy that keeps a jubilant mindset in place. Thus, we’ve decided to gather a batch of ten pieces on the lower end of dance music that stimulate the brain and encapsulate sounds that will set a new precedent for their arena. No subgenre is left unturned, from drum ‘n’ bass, to glitch hop, to dubstep — their onw commonality is their artistry.

DA Launchpad Selects:

Minnesota – HiLow

Berkeley-based maven Minnesota has taken the bass world by storm, bringing forth an eclectic and experimental sound to his audiences and dominating the transformational circuit in bookings. His latest effort, “HiLow,” is a gritty dubstep piece that harkens to the genre’s roots while also maintaining a contemporary twist. Vocals eggs the piece on, which is also laced with futuristic synth work that hooks listeners until the end. Minnesota recently had the honor of playing the Oregon Eclipse festival, and is amidst an extensive tour that is taking him across the United States.

 

Hans Zimmer – Time (Opae Remix)

Opae is a fresh face to the EDM sphere. Hailing from Chicago, the 20-year-old act is currently experimenting with an array of sounds across the spectrum and slowly defining his sonic identity. One particularly fine piece of music he crafted was his edit to Hans Zimmer’s “Time.” Labeling the composer as one of his “biggest inspirations in music,” Opae respects the original’s emotive and cinematic elements by keeping them as his remix’ centerpiece. However, his future bass twist makes the song applicable to dance-floors.

 

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Launchpad: Mood Music

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Launchpad: Mood Music

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We’re still reeling from yesterday. The terrible tragedy in Las Vegas and the loss of a music legend have been tough to comprehend. Music has always been a coping mechanism for some people, and with that in mind, here is a Launchpad playlist with some Mood music spanning melancholy indie electronic to deep house. Find what suits you.
DA Launchpad Selects:

Lyves – “Cover Me”

Lyves is the alias of London-based singer, songwriter and producer Francesca Bergami. Her bio notes that she first studied psychology, embarking on a career as a support worker and mental health advocate at a psychiatric hospitals. Despite this selfless career path, she felt something was missing in her life and began releasing her emotive blend of deep soul, alternative-R&B and subtle electronica. She has performed to packed stadiums across Europe, having been chosen by Coldplay to open 15 dates of their ‘A Head Full of Dreams’ tour.

Tontario – “Northern Confessions (feat. Sarah De Warren)”

Tontario is a relative newcomer to the scene; he started releasing music only a couple years ago from his home in Finland. He brings a fascinating combination of elements into his music, eliciting comparisons to Bob Moses, with hints of Bon Iver. His Instagram is one of the more interesting artist profiles we’ve seen in awhile, filled not with promotional content but rather dark, nature-filled images, presumably from his home country.

 

 

Full Tracklist:
Lyves – “Cover Me”
Tontario – “Northern Confessions (feat. Sarah De Warren)”
Lone – “Saturday Night”
Chay & Dead Space, TomCole – “Be In Time”
Other – “Safety (feat. Brandon Banks) (On June Remix)”
Jack Trades – “Hurt You Hard (feat. Taylor Mosley)”
Baron Inc. – “Ride The Snake”
Joshua Moriarty – “All I Want Is You”
BRB & JackEL – “Late Summer”

 

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Launchpad: Future sounds for fall

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Well, it’s officially Fall. School has started, football is back, and it’s starting to get just a little bit colder. Which is why we have the latest Launchpad playlist, full of tracks to keep you dancing and your spirits high. Turn this one up at a pregame, a tailgate, or at the gym — it’s full of high energy Future Bass, Trap, and Electronic tracks perfect to get you hyped up.

DA Launchpad Selects:
We all know that Lil Uzi Vert has taken the rap game by storm. In fact, some would argue he’s taken on the Rock game as well. With the help of Luca Lush, he might be verging on the dance and electronic game as well. Keeping the singular vocals of Uzi’s original “XO Tour Life” largely intact, Luca adds a layer of heavy trap and bass, which complements Uzi’s verses surprisingly well. Wait for the drop on this one…

This one has more of a summer vibe to it, but we couldn’t resist any song that successfully samples The Police. Sting’s vocals are complemented with a pitched up, unrecognizable vocal sample that really brings FOUNDRS “Every Step” remake into 2017 and beyond. There’s a little bit of everything here: electronic synth melodies, vocal chop samples, and a catchy-as-hell drum pattern. Vibe to this.

Tracklist:
Lil Uzi Vert – “XO Tour Life (Luca Lush Lift)”
FOUNDRS – “Every Step”
flor – “warm blood (messyhair remix)”
Elephante – “Plans (Krayon Remix)”
Mako & Rat City – “Run For Your Life (ft. Natalola)”
Naomi August – “Universe”
Machinedrum – “U Betta”
TenYearsGone – “Take Me Home”
Dreweybear – “Follow You (ft. GRAYE)”
Jetlag Girl – “Here We Are”
VALNTN – “Inside Out (ft. NALIYA)”