LICK’s debut long play, ‘DARK VIBE ORDER,’ is here

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LICK’s debut long play, ‘DARK VIBE ORDER,’ is hereLICK Hard Summer

LICK‘s font size is increasing on festival lineups—and for good reason. A gem unearthed by Zeds Dead as a premier act in the bass space recently released his debut EP, DARK VIBE ORDER, which proves to be an eclectic array of bass and a midtempo clinic. After impressing on remixes of Skrillex, Wolfgang Gartner, Seven Lions, GTA (now Good Times Ahead), Virtual Self, and more, the artist is bodying 2019 with original work, nabbing a collaboration with WHIPPED CREAM,”GREATEST.” DARK VIBE ORDER is a journey around the depths of frequencies and a must-listen for those in the bass scene.

“SENSATION” either sets the mood or teases, whichever perception, while “DAWNLESS” featuring TIMIAN takes a head-first dive into the murky depths of low-end sound design. “POISON” has a more celestial, outer-space width, with bass that numbs the gravity and flips to a driving techno, contrasting heavily with the first chorus.

“NO WAY” is both the title of the following song—a title appropriate for its jaw-dropping qualities. A single alongside Slowpalace and Sara Skinner, “DISAPPEAR,” shows a softer side in the second hook with a dynamic future bass bit. Other singles released prior to the full compilation release date including the rock ‘n’ roll bass on “BODY” and transformers-wrecking-highways synth play alongside the vocal serenity of Tori Letzler on “RUNAWAY.” The vocals on “RUNAWAY” and “DISAPPEAR” received stripped-back edits for cinematic effect, each flexing the talented producer’s multi-media muscle.

“SAY” drops the floor from under the listener, while alluring with light verses, while “DROP DRAWS” is the bass house offering to add another notch to the versatile LP. Throughout the project, listeners are subjected to a variety of genres within the bass space from midtempo, downtempo, trap, space bass, and techno, to dubstep, future bass, electro rock, and bass house. It’s a stellar debut portfolio from LICK.

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WHIPPED CREAM and LICK release moody collaboration, ‘The Greatest’ [Stream]

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WHIPPED CREAM and LICK release moody collaboration, ‘The Greatest’ [Stream]WHIPPED CREAM 2

Rising artists WHIPPED CREAM and LICK collaborated for a deliciously dark release on Zeds Dead’s own Deadbeats imprint. “The Greatest,” is moody, sinister dubstep—gripping and explosive in nature.

“The Greatest” begins with ominous trumpet-like synths and works into a drum line drop, not before a chillingly deep vocal chop claims, ‘I’m the greatest.” The track only intensifies as it progresses, an irresistible trait of a headbanger’s delight. Primal and electrifying, LICK and WHIPPED CREAM’s joint effort is a declaration from both artists, staking their claim in dirty dub game.

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NMF Roundup: Mat Zo gets fired up with ‘Motivate,’ Lost Frequencies remixes Martin Garrix + more

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NMF Roundup: Mat Zo gets fired up with ‘Motivate,’ Lost Frequencies remixes Martin Garrix + moreMat Zo 3

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.

Mat Zo has unleashed a brand new Mad Zoo compilation into the world, complete with a new original from the head honcho himself: “Motivate.” Lost Frequencies puts his spin on Martin Garrix, Macklemore, and Fall Out Boy’s “Summer Days,” and Whipped Cream and LICK team up for “The Greatest.” Cedric Gervais joins forces with MJ Cole and Freya Ridings on “Waking Up,” and MK takes on Mark Ronson and Camila Cabello’s “Find U Again.” BIJOU flexes his hefty house chops on “Floetry,” and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, David Guetta, Daddy Yankee, Afro Bros, and Natti Natasha deliver a mega-collab called “Instagram.” Foxen remixes Gill Chang and glasscat on “One For You,” and Leandro Da Silva has released a take on Oliver Heldens, Devin and Nile Rodgers’ “Summer Lover.” Sick Individuals, Justin Prime, and Bymia team up for “Not Alone,” and Frank Walker delivers his cut of Kygo and Chelsea Cutler’s “Not Ok.” Don Diablo has remixed Zara Larsson’s “All the Time,” and MOTi and Riggi & Piros collaborate on “Habibi.”

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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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).

Lunar Lunes: Matroda unmasks new EP, Skream links with Michael Bibi + more

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Lunar Lunes: Matroda unmasks new EP, Skream links with Michael Bibi + moreMatroda Press Shot

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.

Matroda has released side B of his two-part EP series, The Red Tape, and Skream links with Michael Bibi for the fierce “Otto’s Chant.” Oliver Heldens and Lenno have tapped Codeko for a remix of “This Groove,” and DOGMA make their CONFESSION debut with “Love & Money.” LICK reveals a remix of Kiiara’s famed “Feels,” and Teminite and MDK join forces for “Space Invaders.” Sick Individuals tap vocalist April Bender for the emotive “Humans,” and Gerald Le Funk cranks up the BPM on “Legacy.” Duke & Jones unveil their new Barong EP, Paradox, which features a collaboration with Lucchii, and YULTRON and Kellin Quinn find answers at “The Bottom” of a bottle. Mike Williams and Maia Wright unleash a VIP mix of their early May hit, “Wait For You,” and Maurice West gets “In The Zone” on his new single. Cat Dealers have released a remix of R3HAB’s “This Is How We Party,” and Breathe Carolina remixes We Don’t We and Macklemore’s “I Don’t Belong in This Club.”

The selection is updated every Lunes (Monday).

Lunar Lunes: Lemaitre reveal new single, NWYR and Andrew Rayel join forces, Mark Knight releases new Toolroom original + more

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Lunar Lunes: Lemaitre reveal new single, NWYR and Andrew Rayel join forces, Mark Knight releases new Toolroom original + moreLemaitre Rocket Girl Rac Mi

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.

Norwegian indie duo Lemaitre bring their breezy, easygoing style to “Fast Lovers,” and Andrew Rayel teams up with W&W under their NWYR alias for “The Melody.” The Disco Fries reveal a funky remix for “Blue” from Kaidro on Armada, and Rogue returns to Monstercat for the dreamy “Oceans.” Dirty Audio taps Shai Hicari for powerful “Run & Go,” and Maddix turns up the intensity on his noteworthy big room number, “Zero.” Toolroom head honcho Mark Knight delivers a new original, “The Mystery of Old Ma Clifton,” and Mako drops a remix of last summer’s “Murder” by Alex Ariete. MELVV takes on Katelyn Tarver‘s “Kool Aid” in his newest venture, and Steve Brian remixes Tritonal‘s “Gonna Be Alright.”

The selection is updated every Lunes (Monday).

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Good Morning Mix: Deadbeats hosts LICK for earthshaking guest mix

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Good Morning Mix: Deadbeats hosts LICK for earthshaking guest mixLICK Deadbeats

Rising talent LICK caught attention early on in his career from Zeds Dead, signing onto the duo’s iconic Deadbeats imprint shortly afterward and establishing a reputation as a bass act to watch. His remixes in particular have bolstered his career, with the producer providing ever-creative, and raunchy, takes on the originals he targets. Naturally, the new label signee would be invited onto the Deadbeats podcast in due time, and his debut works as a fiery upstart to the day. The hour-long mix fills the body with electric shock, opening on a creepy note before bounding over robotic synths, wild trap and dubstep drops, and valleys of funk-based grooves. It shows off LICK’s diverse influences and palette, while his own work in the mix reminds us why he’s been so well-received after barely making his industry break.

 

Lunar Lunes: Whethan’s ‘GOING UP’ in new release, Robokid taps longtime collaborators Manila Killa and AOBeats for ’17’ + 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.

As 2019 enters its second week, music releases have started to ramp back up. Whethan burst into the new year with the formidable “GOING UP,” and No Mana delivered the ethereal “Tell Me Most” in the new mau5trap We Are Friends compilation. The Knocks cooked up a funky remix of Joe Janiak’s “The Best You Ever Had,” and Robokid teamed up with longtime collaborators AOBeats and Manila Killa for “17.” Monstercat dove into 2019 by cranking up the BPMs, following Stonebank‘s hardcore “The Government” with Feint‘s gorgeous drum & bass original, “Drifters.” Chrome Sparks released a new album on the first of the year, highlighting songs like “Be On Fire” on his SoundCloud. Brock Wilson leads off the 2019 Mad Zoo releases with “hollow shell,” and Adventure Club put a melodic dubstep spin on AOSOON’s “Under.”

The selection is updated every Lunes (Monday).


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Skrillex and Wolfgang Gartner’s classic ‘Devil’s Den’ gets a 2019 revamp by newcomer LICK

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Skrillex and Wolfgang Gartner’s classic ‘Devil’s Den’ gets a 2019 revamp by newcomer LICKLick Perfoming Live Facebook

LICK may not be a household name yet, but that’s likely all about to start changing. The emerging Phoenix-native producer is the newest recruit to be called up to the Alt:Vision ranks, joining the likes of Wolfgang Gartner, Autograf, Drezo, k?d, and Dancing Astronaut‘s Breakout Artist of 2018, Medasin, among others. To celebrate his freshly-inked deal, LICK took on Gartner and Skrillex‘s unforgettable “Devil’s Den,” for a brand new remix that introduces the up-and-coming producer in bold fashion.

The original track, found on Skrillex’s Grammy Award-winning Bangarang EP which just celebrated its seventh anniversary, has maintained a constant spot within Skrillex’s sets over the years. Now, with LICK’s rendition, the track has received a modern day mid-tempo revamp that’s equally suited for heavy live play, perfectly toeing the line between fresh and nostalgic.

LICK is primed for a breakout campaign this year with a Deadbeats-signed EP already slated for early 2019, as well as major festival bookings including Electric Forest later this year. Making a splash at the onset of 2019 with an aced “Devil’s Den” remix, expect LICK to stay on your radar all year long.

Zeds Dead and Jauz release destructive ‘Lights Go Down’ remix EP

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Zeds Dead and Jauz release destructive ‘Lights Go Down’ remix EPZeds Dead Press Photo 2014

At the end of 2017, Zeds Dead and Jauz teamed up for the single, “Lights Go Down,” a drum and bass belter that may have helped launch the genre’s 2018 resurgence in the United States. Now, the producers have enlisted nine heavy hitters in the bass music scene, each giving a unique take on the intense track.

The Deadbeats duo reach to their own label for a few of the remixes, looking to LICK and Duke & Jones for two bass-heavy renditions of the track. Gentlemen’s Club and Subtronics each drop off solid dubstep remixes, while Sikdope and Sqwad turn the song into high-energy bass house thrillers. With nine solid remixes viable for almost any set, don’t be surprised to hear “Lights Go Down” in one form or another for the rest of the year.