Pegboard Nerds unleash ‘Heart of the Universe’ EP, featuring NERVO, Ragga Twins

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What happens when a Grammy-winning producer combines forces with a kingpin of the Demoscene in the Norwegian underground? Pegboard Nerds prevails, and the Scandinavian duo has unleashed yet another extended play, Heart of the Universe, from the Monstercat netherworld. The project comes after their 2018 effort with their Full Hearts EP featuring Knife Party and Dion Timmer.

The eclectic project ranges from the groups recognizable extreme bass like on the heavy, “Exterminate” and the reggae brostep “Computa Hakka” featuring the Ragga Twins to a brighter lead single in “Crying Shame” featuring NERVO and a sparkling pop leaning pitch with “Solo” featuring Maria Lynn. 

Along with the audio project, the production veterans also released a physical comic book to accompany the EP. It’s the first chapter in their Heart of a Universe series.

Pegboard Nerds, Morgan Page, and more lend tunes to new Beat Saber soundtrack

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Pegboard Nerds, Morgan Page, and more lend tunes to new Beat Saber soundtrackPegboard Nerds

VR rhythm game Beat Saber received an upgrade on Aug. 29 with the addition of six new artists to volume three of its original soundtrack. Players can now slash blocks to the tune of artists like Morgan Page, Pegboard Nerds, PIXL, Slippy, Boom Kitty, Jaroslav Beck, Jan Ilavsky, and Mutrix.

Game composer Jaroslav Beck and designer Jan Ilavsky team up with Mutrix for the compilation’s first release, “Origins.” Pegboard Nerds bring their dynamic electro goodness to the soundtrack in the form of “Give A Little Love.” Morgan Page brings a dosage of house music with “Reason For Living,” and PIXL channels an electro-oriented path on “Full Charge.” Slippy delivers the bass on “Immortal,” and Boom Kitty offers a dramatic orchestral number in the form of “Burning Sands.”

Learn more about Beat Saber here, and stream the new soundtrack below.

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NMF Roundup: REZZ and Deathpact link up, Wave Racer unveils new single + more

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NMF Roundup: REZZ and Deathpact link up, Wave Racer unveils new single + moreRezz Porter Robinsin Divinity Remi Live Debut

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.

REZZ and Deathpact take no prisoners in their new collaboration, “Kiss of Death,” and Wave Racer follows up recent single, “Auto,” with the soothing “Summer Rain.” Skrillex makes an appearance on Ed Sheeran’s latest, “Way To Break My Heart,” and Tycho reveals his full Weather LP on Mom+Pop/Ninja Tune. Ekali and Reo Cragun bring “Runaway” to Big Beat, and Madeon continues his tour de force with “Dream Dream Dream.” Keys N Krates have released a brand new “beat tape,” featuring tunes like “Sad Piano,” and TroyBoi returns to OWSLA for “PAPI CHULO.” Camelphat throw it way back with a remix of Dirty Vegas’ iconic 2002 release, “Days Go By,” and KSHMR taps Mike Waters for “My Best Life.” Moon Boots and Steven Klavier are all “Tied Up,” and David Guetta and Martin Solveig deliver a club mix of “Thing For You.” Tiësto crafts a big room remix of Illenium and Jon Bellion’s “Good Things Fall Apart,” and Armin van Buuren, Avian Grays, and Jordan Shaw team up for “Something Real.” Sofi Tukker get groovy on “Swing,” and Valentino Khan and Diplo collaborate on a hefty house heater, “JustYourSoul.”

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: Kaskade proves third time’s a charm with ‘Redux 003,’ Com Truise remixes Hermitude + more

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Lunar Lunes: Kaskade proves third time’s a charm with ‘Redux 003,’ Com Truise remixes Hermitude + moreKaskade Photo Cred MarkOwens

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.

Kaskade has delivered the third installment of his beloved Redux series in the form of Redux 003, featuring tunes like “Ruckus” with Sego. Com Truise puts a retro spin on Hermitude‘s “Every Day” as part of a remix pack for the single, and EASTGHOST returns to bitbird to deliver “Remote Viewing.” After premiering on Dancing Astronaut, Madeaux‘s revival of “Black Magic Woman” makes its official debut, and Wuki takes to his Wukileaks channel for “Boasty.” Shakewell reveals a remix of Dillon Francis‘ “Fix Me,” and Example releases a set of remixes for “All Night,” including Jamie Roy’s “Up All Night Remix.” Conro breathes new life into “Remember You” with a new chill mix, and Zonderling releases a remix of Dannic and Promise Land‘s “Over.” Ryos takes to Proximity to unveil “Only You” featuring Sara Skinner, and Pegboard Nerds kick up the tempo on “Back to Me.” Timmy Trumpet releases “World At Our Feet” just in time for festival season, and R3HAB links with Norway’s Julie Bergan for “Don’t Give Up On Me Now.”

The selection is updated every Lunes (Monday).

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NMF Roundup: Gesaffelstein reveals ‘Hyperion’ in full, Seven Lions remixes Above & Beyond, Rinzen releases new mau5trap EP + more

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NMF Roundup: Gesaffelstein reveals ‘Hyperion’ in full, Seven Lions remixes Above & Beyond, Rinzen releases new mau5trap EP + moreGesaffelstein Jorge Meza Photos

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.

This Friday’s slew of releases is highlighted by the much-anticipated release of Gesaffelstein‘s HyperionWe’re also welcoming yet another Gareth Emery and Ashley Wallbridge release, along with a calming new Baltra “Vocal” Remix of Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs‘ “Energy Fantasy.” Seven Lions returns on a heartfelt remix of Above & Beyond‘s “Sahara Love” with Zoë Johnston, and Rinzen reveals a tantalizing two-track mau5trap EP, Prologue. Hardwell teams up with Mike Williams on “I’m Not Sorry,” and Pegboard Nerds return to Monstercat with the energy-packed “Gunslinga” with MC Mota. Boombox Cartel links with Karra on “Nothing to Hide,” and Dabin taps Inukshuk and Nevve on the journey-like “Another Day.” Audien and Echosmith craft a radio-friendly tune in “Favorite Sound,” and Lost Frequencies and Flynn “Recognise” each others’ talents in their new collaboration. Dance music pioneers The Chemical Brothers deliver a new original, “We’ve Got to Try,” and Shadient takes no prisoners in his new Gud Vibrations release, “Abberate.” David Guetta and Tom Staar team up for “This Ain’t Techno,” and Alesso unveils Progresso Volume 1 with tracks like “CONFESSION.”

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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Pegboard Nerds re-join Knife Party for new collaboration

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Pegboard Nerds re-join Knife Party for new collaborationKnife Party Live 2015 Billboard Credit Tim Mosenfelder Getty

It’s looking like the next year is about to see a bountiful release harvest from illustrious Australian outfit Knife Party. They certainly know how to stir a frenzy among their fan base, slowly teasing out a variety of raucous new music through their Knifecast show and other platforms. It seems they’ve enlisted a tried-and-true partner for one of the upcoming releases: Pegboard Nerds. Following their “Harpoon” collaboration, released on Monstercat, the two acts have now forged a wild new tune that harkens back to both their electro stylings of old. A distinctly “Knife Party” drop ensues following encouraging vocals that command movement on the dance floor, bearing similarity to tracks like “EDM Death Machine,” or “Internet Friends.” Based off sources who were there to witness the track’s first unveiling in Amsterdam advise that the working title is “Jack;” only time will tell if this name sticks.

 

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Excision releases his massive 2018 Lost Lands set along with 24-track festival compilation album

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Excision releases his massive 2018 Lost Lands set along with 24-track festival compilation albumEcision Lost Lands

Lost Lands ended two months ago, and bass heads will be happy to hear Jeff Abel, better known as Lost Lands helmer Excision, dropped some much needed content from the low-end showcase. Excision released the two-hour set he threw down in Legend Valley on the first night at his weekend bass Mecca, along with the festival’s official 2018 compilation. The 105 track mix contains tracks from a variety of X’s collaborators and up-and-comers in the bass music scene. It’s quite the list of artists that head bangers will certainly recognize and maybe even find new favorites in.

This heavy dose of bass music takes dips and dives from the highest energy head-banging madness to more downtempo wubs for much needed breathers. The compilation boasts 24 tracks and features artists such as Space Laces, Dion Timmer, Pegboard Nerds, Sullivan King, YOOKiE, HE$H, Carbin, Virtual Riot, PhaseOne, Riot Ten, and many more. Listen to both below.

Monstercat announces stacked ADE lineup

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Monstercat announces stacked ADE lineupMonstercat Ade 2018

As 2018’s edition of Amsterdam Dance Event draws near, Monstercat has announced a stacked lineup of talent for their third year.

On Oct. 18, Monstercat artists of the Uncaged persuasion will descend on Melkweg’s ADE for an unforgettable series of performances. The array of talent includes Noisia, Feed Me, Modestep, Pegboard Nerds, Gammer, Muzzy, Going Quantum, Tokyo Machine, and Orri + Friends.

The Bassrush event will take place from 11:30 p.m. to 7 a.m. Early bird tickets and tier one tickets are already sold out, but additional tiers and a final set of tickets will be released as the event nears.

Learn more and buy tickets here.

Producer Sessions 005: Pegboard Nerds ‘Full Hearts’ EP + sample pack + interview

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Pegboard Nerds released their sixth EP, Full Hearts, off Monstercat, featuring collaborators Knife Party and Dion Timmer. The five-track EP creates a nostalgic EDM environment throughout various sub genres, pinpointing the Danish-Norwegian duo as early trendsetters in the electronic sphere. To celebrate, Dancing Astronaut interviewed the producers and is giving a shout-out to their sound through a throwback sample pack on Splice.

Tracks on the new EP are as followed: “Harpoon” is made up of Rob Swire‘s pitched-up vocals and ’90s psytrance-like vibes. “Steel” is repping electro-house. “Purple People Eater” is a memorable nursery rhyme combined with classic, unhinged dubstep. The producers bring old-school, “Zombie Nation,” Euro techno on “OSCar.” Finally, “Escape” with up-and-coming bass producer, Dion Timmer, is sped-up euro techno combined with gritty dubstep for contrast sake.

What some might not know, is these veterans have five, high-quality sample packs on Splice, all steaming from their 2015 Pink Cloud EP. The samples were used to create multiple, official remixes from the likes of Rusko, Morgan Page, Prismo, Two Friends, Bear Grillz, Party Thieves, Dr. Fresch, and many more. Splice subscribers can click each link to browse and download some of these production icon’s classic EDM sounds: “Downhearted,” “Emoji,” “End Is Near,” “Just Like That,” and “Pink Cloud.” The EP was released to fund breast cancer research, reaching No. 2 on iTunes Dance albums and top 10 on Billboard Dance albums.

Listen to their full EP and read their full interview below as you’re taking in the vintage sounds of some electronic music legends Click here to start a 14-day free trial on Splice and start producing like the pros.

How long has this EP been in the works?

In some ways since 2014. More specifically though, the past 6-8 months have been intense in terms of choosing/being able to finish the tracks we had as candidates for the EP.

What do you think listeners will be surprised by?

It shouldn’t really come as a surprise anymore, but we keep doing our own thing, with silly tracks and ideas we have. Some might be surprised by what they consider the “return” to a more “classic” sound (OSCar) and level of silliness (PPE) 🙂

How would you say your style has changed over the years?

It’s evolved.. Always changing. We just follow our excitement and make whatever we want. With Pegboard Nerds that usually means operating within the dance space, and sometimes at the edges of that. One thing that seems to grow stronger is the refining and cultivation of a “pure” production, in multiple senses; melodies, phrases, structure and the way sounds are treated. It’s hard to explain without going into great technical detail, but it’s something we’re always aware of and trying to “improve”, in both a subjective and objective sense.

What does this EP mean to you as longtime members of the Monstercat family?

It means we are continuing to grow together as well as individuals, and it’s another step towards the future for all of us. Hopefully it adds to the diversity we like to present in our work, and we’re very happy with the result.

What do you want listeners to take away from this EP?

As listeners: Their own experience and feelings listening to it. More actively: Inspiration for what they are doing in their own lives regardless of what *our* motives or inspirations were.

What can listeners expect from the forthcoming tour?

Songs from the EP obviously, more new tracks, and a high energy set as always. Possibly some stage diving 😮

Pendulum’s long-awaited remix album has arrived

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Pendulum’s long-awaited remix album has arrivedPendulum 1

Drum ‘n’ bass dynasty, Pendulum, sent the EDM world reeling when they reunited for a live set at Ultra in 2016 after a five-year hiatus, with new tour dates and festival appearances following soon after. But as of this March, fans have been writhing in anticipation after the group announced there was a remix album in the works, consisting of both their most-famed hits and personal favorites.

Finally, the prolific collection has arrived, with offerings from some of the scene’s most profound presences, including Skrillex (the previously shared “The Island, Pt. 1 (Dawn)“) and drum ‘n’ bass counterparts, Noisia (“Hold Your Color”). Other outstanding offerings include that of Pendulum’s own dubstep duo Knife Party, consisting of the former’s founding members, Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen, for a full-throttle hardcore remix of “Blood Sugar;” as well as a racing rendition of “Witchcraft” from Pegboard Nerds; and ATTLAS gets uncharacteristically dark for a “Streamline” switch-up.

Pendulum will be touring modestly this summer, making stops in Romania, Ibiza, and even the U.S., for all of which fans would be hard-pressed not to hear some of these new momentous revisions.