Sunday Morning Medicine Vol. 169, with Flume, RÜFÜS DU SOL, Slow Magic, + more

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Sunday Morning Medicine is a feature from Dancing Astronaut dedicated to the mellower side of electronic music. Senior Editor Bella Bagshaw brings you her favorite therapeutic selections—old and new—each week, in attempts to alleviate the agonizing effects of a long weekend of partying.


Let’s begin at the end this Sunday, with the concluding offering, “Spring,” from Flume’s latest mixtape. With help from the eternally strange, Eprom, Flume uses pitched-up vocals and a frenetic, downtempo arrangement, for a resplendent, redolent Sunday soundtrack.

Slow Magic’s take on Manila Killa’s “Wake Up Call” is an echoing, pensive vessel for some Sunday eschewal. Where Manila Killa’s initial offering showcases a sobering groove, Slow Magic’s is one of escapism: a palliative proposition to drift inside a soft blue dream.

Moods takes an already blissed-out Catching Flies cut, “Sunrays” and adds a lulling, looping beat, liable to send listeners into some sunny, sound-induced catharsis.

From RÜFÜS DU SOL’s enduring, sophomore album comes “Brighter,” a song privy to absolving any residual end-of-weekend regrets. Though, nearly any selection from RÜFÜS’s expansive catalog carries some semblance of sunshine.

Now let’s end at the beginning: Flume’s quixotic and vapory “Zimbabwe” rework lives on his first and self-titled album. To spend a Sunday inside Flume’s artistic evolution would surely stave off intrusive work-related thoughts; so, that’s just what Dancing Astronaut is prescribing this week.

Sunday Morning Medicine Vol 167, with Lane 8, Vincent, RAC, + more

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Sunday Morning Medicine is a feature from Dancing Astronaut dedicated to the mellower side of electronic music. We bring you our favorite therapeutic selections—old and new—in attempts to alleviate the agonizing effects of a long weekend of partying.


Like a lucid dream, Robotaki‘s latest, “Meant To Be,” swirls and struts through the consciousness with its Tame Impala/Daft Punk-esque psychedelia/synth-wave. Start your Sunday on the right side of Robotaki’s ultraviolet fantasy.

Lane 8 introduces some pensive splendor to Virtual Self‘s sweeping smash, “Ghost Voices,” and the result is a rousing, subtly danceable sonic sonnet.

RAC lends furrowing keys and blooming builds to an already-idyllic Giraffage offering. “Maybes” stands for sweet, swimming possibility this Sunday.

From his latest EP, Vincent‘s “I’m No Magician” is the sensual savor we all crave for end-of-weekend dopamine replenishment. Love, Alexa’s pulsing vocal chops and Vincent’s throbbing bass hit like a beckoning Sunday strobe light.

Arriving from Lee Burridge‘s All Day I Dream imprint, Sébastien Léger’s “Rocket To Lee’s Little Cloud” is the quixotic vessel you ordered to deliver from intrusive thoughts of the upcoming work week. With its chugging beat wistful, reverberating synth line, swift escape is imminent.

DJ Seinfeld curates some class grooves ahead of CRSSD Festival [Exclusive Playlist]

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DJ Seinfeld curates some class grooves ahead of CRSSD Festival [Exclusive Playlist]DJ Seinfeld Press Shot

CRSSD Fest is around the corner, where lo-fi DJ Seinfeld will be making his San Diego debut. The occasion is a grand one for Southern Californian house aficionados, who’ve been waiting patiently for the powerhouse to make his way down to the region. He’ll be taking over The Palms stage on Saturday with his nuanced grooves, but ahead of time, he’s taken the time to put together a little playlist for fans to enjoy.

Seinfeld showcased a plethora of underrated talent in his selection, with hidden gems like Skatebård’s “Why Not,” TSHA’s “Sacred,” and “Cholobass” from Legowelt as some notable additions. From the left, Porter Robinson’s Virtual Self persona also makes an appearance with the instant classic, “Ghost Voices.” It’s a playlist made to glide smoothly into the festival.

CRSSD celebrates its fifth birthday in its Spring 2019 edition, and the event has delivered in its out-of-the-box booking. In addition to DJ Seinfeld’s debut, a variety of other worldly talents will also be making the first time, like Georgia Angiuli, Enrico Sangiuliano, and Avalon Emerson. Tickets are currently sold out.

 

Sunday Morning Medicine Vol 166, with Tycho, Cubicolor, Cashmere Cat, + more

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Sunday Morning Medicine is a feature from Dancing Astronaut dedicated to the mellower side of electronic music. We bring you our favorite therapeutic selections—old and new—in attempts to alleviate the agonizing effects of a long weekend of partying.


Dreamy and unflinchingly inventive, “Famous” arrives just ahead of Manatee Commune’s forthcoming album, PDA.

Let Tycho shoot you through his swimming sea of technicolor synth wave, by way of the perfectly portioned dose of “L.”

NVDES graces Sunday Morning Medicine this week to remind us even trap can be tender, with the looping, hip-hop-inspired “Where Is Your Mind?” Good question, NVDES.

Compelling, tragic, delectably lulling, Cubicolor’s “Mirror Play,” resonates with the anxiety-prone, dispelling worry with its encircling strings and redemptive vocals.

Cashmere Cat caps the list off with his eternally playful, “Mirror Maru.” As strange as it is melodic, the track is the sweet silliness DA prescribes for alcohol-induced fatigue.

Sunday Morning Medicine Vol 165, with Moby, Icarus, Gorillaz, + more

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Sunday Morning Medicine is a feature from Dancing Astronaut dedicated to the mellower side of electronic music. We bring you our favorite therapeutic selections—old and new—in attempts to alleviate the agonizing effects of a long weekend of partying.


Essex’s Lapalux is nothing if not avant-garde. His rousing, off-kilter melodies from “IAMSYS” are an idyllic dose of swirling strange to get your brain in gear, even if your body is a bit more reluctant.

From Gorillaz‘s most recent album, The Now Now, “Magic City,” paints a decadent portrait of what could be this Sunday. Find some wistful comfort in knowing Damon Albarn, too, is “questioning it all.”

Pristine and plaintive, Moby‘s Porcelain is the sonic reconciliation you never knew you needed.  Languorous keys and reverberating strings will restore your likely fragile insides to their natural state.

With its languid, downtempo allure, “All I Can Do,” emulates the moody, retro synth struts of Tame Impala, alongside his own nuanced brand of smoky surrealism. A soundtrack to disintegrate.

The most compelling offering from Icarus‘s technicolor house EP, This Must Be The Place, “Running Away” breathes truth to its eponymously named escapism. Let the track wipe your worries clean with its wandering synth line and prophetic lyricism.

Adorned or scorned, DA has a playlist for either this Valentine’s Day

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Adorned or scorned, DA has a playlist for either this Valentine’s DayDA V DAY

Snuggle up with your boo or rev your vengeance this Valentine’s Day, as Dancing Astronaut delivers a double dose of situational satiation. Playlist 1, This Could Be Us, scratches the adorned listeners’ sensuous itch, with syrupy electronic selects from Above & Beyond, Daft Punk, ZHU, and more. Playlist 2, But You Playin’, ventures the length of the scorned lover, with deliciously despondent offerings from SZA, Mija, Lido, and many more. It’s complicated? Just as well, as you’ll have twice the listening litany this year.

Sunday Morning Medicine Vol 164, featuring Disclosure, Lane 8, Bonobo, + more

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Sunday Morning Medicine is a feature from Dancing Astronaut dedicated to the mellower side of electronic music. We bring you our favorite therapeutic selections—old and new—in attempts to alleviate the agonizing effects of a long weekend of partying.


If Disclosure can successfully introduce a house beat to the lyrics of “Fools Rush In,” you can thwart the end-of-weekend demons. “Where Angels Fear To Tread,” off the duo’s forthcoming project, offers a litany of lush strings, jazz acapella vocal samples, and a highly medicinal bass line.

Head to British songstress Litany’s ’80s-inspired “Bedroom” for a full-bodied breath of electronic-pop therapy. Her wistful vocals float over softly jubilant production infused with an island effect, complements of the track’s wavering marimba synth.

Lane 8‘s latest and first of 2019, “Visions” is just as it sounds. “Visions” is benevolently scheduled under DA’s “highly potent hallucinogens,” with its deliberate, rousing beat and a fluttering, euphoria-procuring synth line, like fractals dancing in the night.

Like so many of Bonobo‘s creations, “Second Sun” exudes a subtle, twinkling majesty. Its melancholy-hopeful instrumentals set the tone for the week ahead.

Louis Futon‘s most recent offering leading up to his new album, “Supposed To Be” caps this week’s Sunday Morning Medicine on a soothing note. DUCKWRTH and BAEGOD’s feel-good rhymes remind listeners of better weather and easy living.

Sunday Morning Medicine Vol 163, featuring LSD, STS9, Explosions In The Sky, + more

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Sunday Morning Medicine is a feature from Dancing Astronaut dedicated to the mellower side of electronic music. We bring you our therapeutic selections—old and new—in attempts to alleviate the agonizing effects of a long weekend of partying.

The 1975’s broody synth-pop ballad, “Somebody Else” uncorks this week’s Sunday sonic tonic. Lay back as the track funnels forgotten feelings of bygone lovers through its musing ’80s synth line alongside Matty Healy’s deceivingly disenchanted crooning.

Through the frigid throes of winter, RÜFÜS DU SOL’s “Innerbloom” remains a grudge-thawing winter remedy, with its warm, furrowing progressions and fluid percussion, that rushes over the listener like long-sought-after weekend penance.

It’s too easy to get lost inside Sound Tribe’s fluttering instrumentals and glitchy, hip-hop beat. The cosmically funky track’s wistful piano and swirling strings are enough to dissolve any and all dizzying Sunday disarray.

“Your Hand In Mine” gives listeners the feeling that their love can quite literally move mountains. Explosions In The Sky’s momentous orchestral crescendos and soaring guitar strums help listeners hark the track’s respective album title: The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place, which, this Sunday, it might feel like.

Diplo’s multitalented triad of talent, LSD (Labrinth, Sia, Diplo) queue up their mellifluous wedding of pop and dance music with “Audio,” to close out the list this week. A redemptive track to its core, “Audio” is your sonic segue to conquering whatever’s on the Sunday agenda.

Sunday Morning Medicine Vol 162, with ZHU, Mat Zo, Luttrell, + more

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Sunday Morning Medicine is a feature from Dancing Astronaut dedicated to the mellower side of electronic music. We bring you our favorite therapeutic selections—old and new—in attempts to alleviate the agonizing effects of a long weekend of partying.


Mat Zo is turning the key on our Sunday Morning Medicine ignition this week, with his funky, idealistic remix of a vintage Porter Robinson track, “Flicker.” Zo’s rendition, which Robinson himself dubbed one of the best remixes he’d ever heard in his life, is full of wispy percussion and swirling melodies, erecting a city of celestial sound perfect for playing hide and go seek with responsibility.

Remixing an artist as colorful and inventive as Tycho is no small undertaking. But Anjunadeep‘s Luttrell (formerly one half of The M Machine) recently struck some sonic gold with his brand new “Epoch” re-envision, lending the track one of his signature chugging beats and preserving Tycho’s reverberating synth strums. Have a dance—or maybe just an extended sit—under Luttrell’s gleaming “Epoch”-al sky.

Here we have ZHU‘s ode to every painfully cool girl with a bad habit from a club locale nearest you. She lives lavishly inside the track’s cultivated wobble and sensuous, breathy vocals.

Manatee Commune’s newest, “My Dearest Friend” is a well-warranted spoonful of quixotic chaos. Instrumental, optimistic, and bouncy in all the right places, “My Dearest Friend” is here to eviscerate the residual alcohol-induced ringing in your ears.

Nothing lasts “Forever.” But tomorrow never comes for just over three minutes as Majid Jordan pulses through your speakers. You might just levitate as the duo’s illusory vocals and R&B tenderness breathe life into your tired weekend brain.

Happy Birthday, Skrill! A playlist dedicated to a modern dance pioneer

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On this day in 1988, a dance music prophet was born. His name was Sonny Moore, and he would eventually grow into a living legend by the name of Skrillex. By 2010, he had a new subgenre of bass on his hands with groundbreaking records like 2010’s “Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites.” It wouldn’t be long before he parted the proverbial Red Sea of the music industry and lead electronica into the promised land of the mainstream with his consistent innovation and ear for the cutting-edge. Now, Skrillex is partially responsible for ingraining dance music deeper into pop, with countless production credits to his name.

It’s only natural that we celebrate this icon’s birth with an homage to his craft: a 31-track-strong playlist of entirely his own productions, representing the years he’s lived on this Earth. Few tables were left unturned in our efforts, featuring everything from the classic “Cinema” remix, to more modern cuts like “Would You Ever.”

Happy Birthday, legend – we’re looking forward to continued greatness.

 

 

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