Good Morning Mix: Guy J eases us awake with smooth progressive

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Good Morning Mix: Guy J eases us awake with smooth progressiveGuy J July Mi

A fresh Guy J mix is never one to skip over; each one is always stuffed to the brim with an array of fresh music and unreleased gems. Four months after his Spring mix in March, the progressive juggernaut is back at it again with an hour of sparkling melodies and lush percussion.

The “End Of Lost Cause” mix opens with a stirring ambient cut by Vittoria Fleet, which begins the emotive journey on a nostalgic, earthy note before chugging smoothly into some unreleased remixes of his Lost&Found colleague Chicola — courtesy of Johannes Brecht and Karmon. Soon, we’re taking on a journey through driving, hypnotic percussion, moving forward into a series of mysterious cuts put forth by other labelmates and of course, Mr. Guy J himself. His mix ends with its title track, dousing the mind with a bucket of sentimentality before gently coming to an end.

Enjoy the morning on a truly progressive note.

 

Good Morning Mix: Benzi comes through with new summer heat on tenth anniversary ‘Get Right Radio’ mix installment

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Good Morning Mix: Benzi comes through with new summer heat on tenth anniversary ‘Get Right Radio’ mix installmentGRR2018

Your favorite DJ’s favorite DJ is back at it again. Summer time inevitably means a new “Get Right Radio” mix installment from LA-based edit dealer Benzi, and for the 10th anniversary edition of his running mix series, the Girl Trapz proponent has definitely pulled out all the stops. Famous for his endless trove of personal edits, mashups, underground exclusive VIP cuts, and unheard gems that might never see the light of day, Benzi has become the plug for the LA dance scene over the years, but he always finds time to share his goodies with the rest of us.

On this year’s edition of “Get Right,” Benzi whips up a mile-long tracklist of trap, hip-hop, bass, and pop, bringing Drake, Jauz, Calvin Harris, Falcons, Childish Gambino, Nitti Gritti, Zeds Dead, Post Malone, and Outkast to the mix, along with so many more. Spanning nearly 50 tracks, Benzi laces dance music’s top power players with mainstream pop and rap’s most in-demand authorities, all glued together by a slew of Benzi’s famous personal edits. Originally premiered on Benzi’s longtime home of BBC Radio 1, the “Get Right Radio” series continues to age like fine wine, and we’ll undoubtedly be reaching for this mix all summer long. To celebrate this year’s session, Benzi and collaborator Blush have also dropped off a new remix of Youngboy NBA’s “No Smoke” via Atlantic Records. Tune in here.

Luca Lush delivers a juicy Diplo and Friends mix

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When walking into a live Luca Lush set, one immediately notices his vibrant blue hair bouncing as he dances on stage, moving to every beat, bringing extra energy to the already exuberant tracklist full of dynamic originals and unheard IDs. It’s difficult not to absorb his output and join in on the craziness.

So it’s no surprise that his Diplo and Friends mix drops heater after heater every bit as effortlessly. Luca Lush packs each minute of this hour long mix with excellent transitions from bass-ridden drops to synth-full wonderlands in his usual, high-charged fashion. His playful nature and heavy beats make it clear why this young star has gained so much attention early on.

 

Adventure Club unleashes ‘Superheroes Anonymous 9: Survival’ mix

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Adventure Club unleashes ‘Superheroes Anonymous 9: Survival’ mixAdventure Club Superheroes Anonymous 9

Adventure Club let loose their first “Superheroes Anonymous” mix in almost three years. This edition marks the 9th in the series.

The Canadian duo that brought us classics like “Gold” and “I Need Your Heart” were inspired by everything that’s been happening recently in the bass community. That explains why this “Survival” episode is particularly powerful, featuring a slew of dubstep acts bass heads will go wild for. With over an hour and a half of hard-hitting EDM with a couple lower-energy, beautiful lulls for breathing, there are simply too many big artists to mention in these paragraphs.

There are plenty of Easter eggs throughout the mix as well, including new singles such as “Teenage Crime” with ARMNHMR featuring Adrian Lux, “One More Try” with Inukshuk featuring Kotomi, an ID with Snails featuring Sara Diamond.

They’ve also graced fans with unreleased remixes of Virtual Self‘s “Ghost Voices,” 4Minute‘s “Hate,” Cashmere Cat & Camila Cabello‘s “Love Incredible,” and a 2.5 remake with Dion Timmer on their classic “Need Your Heart” featuring Kai.

“Superheroes Anonymous 9: Survival” proves the duo is still hard at work, perhaps foreshadowing for future releases along with their packed tour schedule.

Tracklist:

RIOT – The Mob
Crankdat – ID
Adventure Club x Warez – Titan
NF – Let You Down
BabyMetal – Megitsune (Alexander S. Remix)
Riot Ten x Krimer – Dem Hands Doe
Delta Heavy – ID
Antiserum & Bok Nero – On The Edge
Snavs – Won’t Let us
ARMNHMR & Convex – Won’t Come Back ft. Jex
Echo & The Bunnymen – The Killing Moon
Twine – Die 4 U
Kill The Noise & Snails – Shake The Ground ft. Sullivan King & Jonah Kay
Excision – The Paradox (FuntCase & Cookie Monsta Remix)
Tokyo Ghoul OST – Unravel (Marco B Remix)
Zomboy – Get With The Program (Eptic & Trampa Remix)
Adair – The Corpse March
josh pan + X&G – Paradise
Amelie Lens – Follow
J-Trick – Thuggin
TC & Caspa – Where’s My Money (SSXEV Remix)
Kelis – Milkshake (Kandy Remix)
Audio Kartel & Shiso – Mush Mouth
SLVR – Up & Down (Back2Black Remix)
GAMMER – The Drop (Stonebank Remix)
Ghastly & Barely Alive – Fake U Out
CHMST – Riddim Of The Night
sfam – slide
Mariah Carey – Always be Mine
Francis and the Lights w/ Bon Iver – Friends (Teez Remix)
MK – 17
Crankdat – Dollars (Crankdat X Ray Volpe X Gammer Remix)
Dion Timmer X Excision – Final Boss
Adventure Club – Limitless ft Delaney Jane
KRANE x Jupe – Quartzz
Adventure Club x Modern Machines – MakeDamnSure ft Saint Slumber (Taking Back Sunday Reboot)
Adventure Club x ARMNHMR Ft Adrian Lux – Teenage Crime
Martin Garrix – Scared To Be Lonely
Virtual Self – Ghost Voices (Adventure Club Remix)
Dua Lipa – Be The One (KRANE remix)
Adventure Club x Inukshuk – One More Try ft. Kotomi
4Minute – Hate (Adventure Club Remix)
CL – Hello Bitches (Slick Thieves Remix)
Higher Brothers – Made In China
Hekler & Gladez – 404
Fed-Up – Facepalm
Dimes & Loqi – Back on
Crizzly & YDG – ID
YehMe2 x Bailo – ID
Riot Ten & Milano The Don – Headbusta
Bleu Clair – Thrill
Snakehips ft MO. – Dont Leave
Spag Heddy – Dream & Disaster
Drake – I’m Upset
Zomboy – Biterz (Gent & Jawns Remix)
Adventure Club X Snails – ID ft Sara Diamond
Cashmere Cat & Camila Cabello – Love Incredible (Adventure Club Remix)
RL Grime – I Wanna Know
TLC – Unpretty
Diplo ft MO. Get It Right
Gryffin & Illenium – Feel Good ft Daya
Adventure Club – Gold Ft Yuna
Sam_ – Don’t Trust ft. Shiloh (INTERLUDE)
Squired – Peace Out
Afterjourney & Boom – The Luxury Life
Bbymutha – Indian Hair
SOULJI – E.L.F
Jack Master – Bang The Box (Slam Remix)
219 Boys – FYOF
Nonsens – Sabotage
Gassed up x Moon Love (Playtime Edit)
GTA & Dillon Francis & Wax Motif – I Can’t Hold On ft Anna Lunoe (Slippy Remix)
Skrillex – Summit (Nolan Van Lith & Jaron Remix)
Boombox Cartel & Nevve – Whisper
Adventure Club X Dion Timmer – Need Your Heart 2.5 ft KAI
Krane & Awoltalk – RIFT
Four Color Zack – Sky Walkin Phoenix
Childish Gambino – Redbone (Dj Mustard Remix)
Space Laces – Torque
4B & Teez – Whistle (YDG Remix)
Kid Sister – Pro Nails (Rusko Remix) (Adventure Club Bootleg)
Nobody But You X Do Re Mi (Ekali Edit)
BTS – Fake Love (Jaydon Lewis Remix)
Underoath – Some Will Seek Forgiveness, Other Escape (Adventure Club Remix)

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Dillon Francis drops off packed Moombahton Mix

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Dillon Francis drops off packed Moombahton MixDillon Francis

While Dillon Francis has sampled a variety of production styles over his career, many remember him for his spastic and energetic moombahton tracks that put him on the map. Now, the Mad Decent protégé turned DJ superstar has released a continuous 15 minute Moombahton Mix as a tribute to the genre on which he built his name.

Dillon Francis reaches to his many past collaborators to fill out this mix, as tracks like “Bun Up The Dance” with Skrillex and “Need You” with NGHTMRE showcase the producer’s skill for making the bouncy and vibrant genre that is moombahton. The DJ and producer continues to show an interest in fusing the worlds of dancehall and electronic music, with tracks like “Never Let You Go,” featuring De La Ghetto, and “Ven,” featuring Arcangel and Quimico Ultra Mega, putting the spotlight on some of the world’s top reggaeton talent.

With a Spanish-language album on the way, Dillon Francis’ movement back into the realm of Caribbean rhythms may cement him as one of the most popular and relevant producers of the time.

EKALI unleashes the beautifully, sad ‘Awakening Mix.5’

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EKALI released the fifth episode in his Awakening mix series, getting particularly sentimental in this episode by kicking it off with a tribute remix to Avicii’s “Levels” by Laxcity. This sets the tone and sequence for the rest of the mix, given the major role emotive melodies play throughout the string of songs the OWSLA artist has selected for this edition.

Via Twitter, the Canadian producer expressed his anxieties about the darkness and chaos in his life and the world today. In response to this, Awakening, Vol. 5 was born, telling his fans this mix might be on the sadder side. The 42 minute stream certainly carries a melancholic vibe with beautiful harmonies, hugging synth ambiances, and sultry vocal arrangements. Artists represented on the mix are Droeloe, Kasbo, Mr. Carmack, Two Feet, Louis Futon, Porter Robinson, Illenium, and more.

Curious about what the mix looks like in Ableton?

EKALI released the tracklist on Twitter last week as well:

EKALI Awakening 5 Tracklist

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AXIS 201: 15 Years of Armada Music (Selected by Maykel Piron)

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AXIS 201: 15 Years of Armada Music (Selected by Maykel Piron)

The Armin van Buuren-co-founded label, Armada Music, has been an influential force in the dance music scene since its inception in 2003. Breeding and developing world-renowned talent since its early beginnings, Armada has been known to some of the industry’s most seminal tracks. With 15 years of history under its belt, it only felt right to have Maykel Piron, one of the label’s founders, curate an hour-long mix of his favorite cuts off the imprint.

Opening with Sultan + Shepard‘s “Almost Home” before heading into Loud Luxury’s current smash hit “Body,” the mix pulls from the catalogs of Armin, Lost Frequencies, Arty, Dash Berlin, W&W, and Fedde Le Grand. This mix celebrates Armada Music’s legacy and impact in electronic music over the past 15 years as well as continue to foster a sense of excitement around the label’s forthcoming releases and new talent.

Tracklist:

1. Sultan + Shepard feat. Nadia Ali & IRO – Almost Home
2. Loud Luxury feat. Brando – Body
3. Lost Frequencies feat. Janieck Devy – Reality
4. Armin van Buuren feat. Sharon den Adel – In And Out Of Love (Lost Frequencies Remix)
5. Lost Frequencies – Are You With Me (Kungs Remix)
6. Armin van Buuren ft. LAURA V – Drowning (Avicii Remix)
7. DubVision & Afrojack – New Memories
8. Armin van Buuren and Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano – You Are
9. Arty, Nadia Ali & BT – Must Be The Love
10. Mason – Exceeder
11. Firebeatz & Madison Mars – Rock Right Now
12. Dash Berlin & Jay Cosmic ft. Collin McLoughlin – Here Tonight
13. ARTY – Rain
14. Felix – Don’t You Want Me (Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Remix)
15. W&W – How Many
16. ANOTR – Let Me Tell You
17. Fedde Le Grand and Ida Corr – Let Me Think About It
18. Armin van Buuren feat. Trevor Guthrie – This Is What It Feels Like
19. Chicane – Offshore

Tchami drops smooth seventh installment in CONFESSIONS mix series [Stream]

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Few productions are as consistent in caliber as Tchami’s CONFESSIONS mixes. With each successive installment in the mix series, Tchami exhibits his seasoned mixing skills while showing off his ear for feel good house cuts that fluidly meld, one into the next.

If there “ain’t no party like a house party,” there ain’t no house mix like a CONFESSIONS mix. The seventh iteration in the series features a variety of artists, including Chris Lake, and recent imprint signee, Kramder.

Exclusive: Sacha Robotti dives deep into his Sloth Sanctuary (Mix)

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Sacha Robotti

Los Angeles is not just Sacha Robotti‘s new home, but also his residence.

The news is out that Sound nightclub has officially booked the Dirtybird veteran and Sloth King for a summer residency beginning on June 23. To boot, each show will also be an open-to-close affair, allowing him to showcase his full essence as an artist.

Ahead of this expansive collaboration, Robotti has prepared an exclusive Sloth Sanctuary mix for Dancing Astronaut ears to consume. He fits quite a large breadth of tunes within its one hour span, starting off slow and grooving before heading into the dark and driving techno realm. It breeds further interest as to what a six hour set by this stalwart might sound like while also packing in a high charged mix of tunes that is sure to boost any pre-game.

 

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The Radar 110: Mixed by Craig Connelly

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Craig Connelly

It’s safe to say that Craig Connelly is a vocal trance wizard. He’s added some of the genre’s most iconic vocal cuts of late to his belt, one of which is the recent belter, “This Life,” featuring Roxanne Emery.

To boot, his sound outside vocal trance stretches all over the genre spectrum — from the more subdued, progressive-esque offerings under his freshly-minted Dovestone moniker, to uplifting and raunchier tech that he’s released under Kearnage and beyond. This innate understanding of all facets of trance has allowed him to serve as a successful A&R while also remaining at the top of his game artistically with each captivating new release.

The time has now come for Mr. Connelly to bottle up his sound into a cohesive mix, and place it on the collective Radar of Dancing Astronaut readers, so to speak. For the 110th edition of this series, the Manchester trance maestro takes us on a dynamic and driving journey, pummeling listeners with pungent kicks at fast tempos while offering spots of ethereal relaxation through each breakdown.


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