Lunar Lunes: kramder brings the funk, WAVEDASH and QUEST continue their tour de force, Chris Lorenzo and Taiki Nulight deliver new Night Bass heat + 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.

In this week’s installation, WAVEDASH continue their run on SLANDER and NGHTMRE‘s new label, Gud Vibrations, by tapping frequent collaborator QUEST. Maurice West is bringing big room back with his latest, “The Kick,” and Chris Lorenzo teams up with Taiki Nulight on the latter’s new album, Murky Manor, for “Sinner.” Robbie Rivera‘s new album recently hit the airwaves, dishing up the fine house music he’s been generating for decades, and he thrills with the carefree “We Don’t Care.” Vintage & Morelli have returned with a gorgeous trance rework of Aly & Fila‘s “Paralyzed” with Hailene — and that’s just skimming the surface of the array of selections we’ve gathered this week.

The selection is updated every Lunes (Monday).

Dexter’s Beat Laboratory Vol. 59

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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.

Putting his own “post-apocalyptic horror house” spin on AWAY‘s “Honest to God,” Bloodtone returns in full force. The producer ramps up the energy from the original, bolstering it with a pounding bassline and down-pitched vocals. He calls the original “one of the my favorite electronic tracks that I have heard in the last five years” and brings his own creative flair to the piece by building a dark, eerie atmosphere. He gave a similar treatment to Alison Wonderland‘s “U Don’t Know” a few months ago and returns with an equally sinister reworking here.

F.O.O.L‘s new EP is one of the most fascinating bodies of work I’ve heard this year. Highway weaves its way from mystery-filled synthwave to high-powered electro, teaming up with collaborators like Laura Brehm and Anzo to complete the collection. After releasing the EP’s title track in June, fans knew to expect something dynamic and fresh from the Swedish producer — and that’s precisely what happened. The EP’s second track, “Escape Plan,” follows the synthwave path, thrilling with a frantic orchestral melody and backed by racing ’80s-style synths in the verses. The synthwave takeover is nigh, friends.

Oliverse recent joined the Disciple Records family, and he bursts onto the label with an EP that showcases his versatile production skills. The title track for the EP, “Get High,” is a powerful piece. Catchy vocals lead into a forceful, wobble-filled drop, pounding the ears with a perfect balance of old-school dubstep and contemporary elements. He makes an impressive showing for his Disciple debut, dropping a 30-minute mix just days before the release of Get High. From his Koo remix in 2015 to now, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed observing his experimentation across the EDM spectrum.

The release of deadmau5‘s “Monophobia” with Rob Swire in July led to an onslaught of remixes. Artists couldn’t wait to get their hands on the mau5trap masterpiece, and rightfully so. It’s been reworked every which way, but one in particular’s caught my ear. Essenger took the time not only remix “Monophobia,” but cover it as well. His take is a minimalist, garage-influenced one, leaving space for the listener to absorb the dreamy essence of his production and vocals. A guitar melody takes the place of the song’s plucky introduction, leading the unassuming listener into a dramatic synthwave switch-up about halfway through the cover. It’s a refreshing and compelling take on the original.

There’s just something special about this 11-minute piece from Chasing Dreams. I first heard it at the beginning of a Gorm Sorenson Silk Music mix and was captivated by its gorgeous ascending melodies and peaceful atmosphere. “The One Who Watches” begins with a simple piano melody and leads into harmonious chords, gently easing the listener into the serene soundscape that lingers long after the song has come to a close. It’s an uplifting, hopeful piece that’s part of Chasing Dreams’ Ascesa album, which has been described as “a lingering, gentle, pensive rise presented as a melodious milkshake of stories, experiences, and feelings.”

Dexter’s Beat Laboratory Vol. 38

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Dexter’s Beat Laboratory is a weekly collection of songs from DA music editor and staff writer 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.

Bearson teams up with vocalist Ashe in his newest original, “Get Lost.” This lighthearted, carefree track is carried by the passion behind Ashe’s vocals and a grooving beat from Bearson. This one is clearly made to be played with the windows down on a sunny summer day.

Halogen are back with another hefty house heater. “Time” delivers a groovy deep house beat with emotive vocals that fit perfectly with the nostalgic atmosphere Halogen have created. The Atlanta duo have a knack for house music, and it shines brightly in this latest original.

One of the most fun shows I’ve ever been to featured Lenno and Arty as the headliners. Ever since, both of the talented producers’ tunes have held a special place in my heart, and I look forward to each new release. Lenno’s latest, a disco-injected remix of NIKÖ BLANK‘s “Ride,” is bursting with the retro vibe he’s become known for.

Oliverse surprises with each new release. He’s unpredictable in the best way, putting his own spin on everything from PVRIS to Modestep. On his latest, “GET 2 ME,” he’s revamped a classic dubstep sound. Loaded up with heavy wubs and frantic synths and vocals, “GET 2 ME” is solid energy and bass from start to finish.

Tim Schaufert honestly gets better and better with each new release, leading me to feature his tunes in here constantly when a new one comes out. He’s again teamed up with longtime collaborator CASHFORGOLD for “Let Me Go.” CASHFORGOLD’s vocals are haunting in the best sense of the world, and Schaufert’s production remains top-of-the-line in this song, serving as another stellar example of why he’s one to watch.

NMF Roundup: Headhunterz returns to hardstyle, Marshmello links up with Logic, and Ookay drops off bouncy new single

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The most important day of every week: New Music Friday. 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.

Chopped vocal samples and hip hop-inflected rhythmic additions make for an eccentric sound on Hanz‘s “Clutched.”

Progressive mastery is alive and well on “Keep My Light On,” a single that sees DubVision and Raiden team up for a release on Martin Garrix‘s imprint, STMPD Records.

Headhunterz makes his return to hardstyle production via a massive new LP, The Return of Headhunterz.  

Anjunabeats entity, Jason Ross puts forth his first single of 2018, “Through It All,” an uplifting number that harmoniously balances Fiora‘s soaring vocal with the song’s ascending synths.

Black Tiger Sex Machine make a statement on New Worlds, an album that sees the Canadian trio wield trap, bass, and electro production elements.

Dance music’s saccharine sweetheart Marshmello links up with Logic for “Everyday,” a single that epitomizes the carefree vibe characteristic of Friday.

Gareth Emery and Ashley Wallbridge jointly take on Signum and Scott Mac‘s “Coming on Strong.”

Paris Blohm and Myah Marie prove to be a collaborative dream on “Body High.”

Element constructs the quintessential filthy drop on his hard-hitting new release, “Needles.”

A soothing guitar melody complements Nevve‘s fluid vocal contribution on Boombox Cartel‘s latest, “Whisper.”

Ookay channels the bouncy synth work that has come to be characteristic of a Marshmello production on his whimsical new offering, “Loved or Lost.”

QUIX and JVMIE’s “I’ll Give You The World” is an expert example of lush future bass production.

Reminiscent of Foster the People and Portugal. The Man, the vocals in Lemaitre‘s “Machine” create an indie-infused groove.

Tisoki takes on Oliverse‘s “Leave Them Behind,” flipping the track into a smooth-gliding dubstep rendition.

KDrew and KVNNIBVL bring the weekend vibes with a smattering of falsetto-like vocals and a lighthearted, bobbing beat in “Body of Gold.”

Oliverse – Where Did The Love Go (feat. joegarratt) [Original Mix]

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UK producer Oliverse has been on a roll lately.

Through a array of releases, the producer has tried out a diverse range of genres and put his own unique twist on all of them.

His latest is an original dubstep mix called “Where Did The Love Go.” Featured vocalist joegarratt provides an entrancing introduction to the track, drawing the listener into thinking the track will be lighthearted and more on the melodic dubstep side.

The surprise comes at the drop, when Oliverse drops an ungodly heavy bass line. Though the verses and the chorus contrast each other greatly, it works.

Listeners will end the 3 minutes and 33 seconds thinking “what did I just listen to?” and then go back for more.

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PVRIS – You & I (Oliverse Bootleg)

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For his most recent output, UK-based producer Oliverse  has elected to make PVRIS’ “You & I” into his own hauntingly beautiful trap bootleg. Recognizing the track’s power as a vocal-driven, emotional journey, Oliverse keeps the integrity of the original production, which was released in 2014 on PVRIS’ White Noise album, intact.

Lyndsey Gunnulfsen’s vocals to drive the track, bolstered by the producer’s subtle trap patterns, which take on a supporting role in the final product . Oliverse’s use of gradual builds and deep bass notes expertly accentuates the track and keeps the listener wrapped up in the song until it dwindles slowly to its end.

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