#FBF: 10 iconic Lost&Found releases ahead of the label’s Detroit showcase

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2012 marked the year that Guy J left the Bedrock nest to form his own label, Lost&Found. It’s since become one of the top labels within the progressive arena, with its owner and his colleagues showing impressive curation skills through their choice of artists to work with. The label only continues to grow in this regard thanks to its keen tap on forward-thinking music and its fervent fan base that grows by the day.

Lost&Found is nearing its sixth birthday, and Guy J is currently on a brief jaunt to North America. He’ll be stopping my Detroit during Movement Weekend to host an afterparty of his own: a label showcase. He’s brought his friends Khen, Eagles&Butterflies, and more in tow, making for a night of quality and highly melodic music.

As he kicks off his North American adventure and prepares for his label’s historic day, we thought it a perfect time to share some of our favorite releases on Lost&Found. It’s all things ethereal, sentimental, and hypnotic.

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1. AMbaassador – The Fade (Guy J Remix)

2. Redwood – Brian Cid

3. Guardian – Cid Inc.

4. Ego Tripping – Pedro Aguilar

5. Modular Memories (Guy Mantzur Remix) – Blusol

6. Indian Stories – Visnadi & Matteo Bruscagin

7. Sahar Z & Navar Temporary Sanity (Guy J Remix)

8. Khen & Guy Mantzur Ft Kamila – Children With No Name

9. Airborne – Guy J

10. Helena – Roy Rosenfeld

Sian prepares for Movement weekend with a tasty techno playlist

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Detroit’s Techno Week is in full motion, and the city is finalizing preparation for one of its biggest annual affairs: Movement. Thousands from all over the world are trickling into the genre’s birthplace for a Memorial Day Weekend filled with quality music and equally good energy. Outside the festival, set in Hart Plaza, Detroit’s venues will also play host to the finest house and techno from across the world in celebration of the dance underground.

One particularly special event will take place on Saturday night: the world debut of Marsian, a collaborative moniker between stalwarts Sian and Marc Houle. Together, the two will be putting on a grueling live set that explores the more sinister aspects of their respective techno and house sounds.

Their appearance is just a portion of the rest of the night in store; in fact, Sian has organized an entire showcase around his Octopus imprint. Other guests joining in on the festivities include Carlo Lio, Lee K, JUHEUN, Shelley Johansson, and Michelle Sparks.

Sian has since prepped a high-charged playlist for those curious of what to expect for the night, pumping it full of fresh Marsian, Raito, Wehbba, and more. It’s deep, driving, percussive, and slightly acidicserving as an excellent pregame listen, or one simply to increase excitement around the Saturday night affair.

 

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Kim Ann Foxman preps for Movement with a high-energy Orbit playlist

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Play and make music that makes you happy, and people will naturally feel that honesty,” proclaims the New York-based DJ Kim Ann Foxman. If there were ever a DJ who’s an embodiment of that notion, not to mention adheres to a commendable free-flowing expression, it would be Foxman. Virtually unfazed by outside trends and one with her deep love for the craft, Foxman is a rare specimen.

The Hawaii-born artist quickly ascended into the musical sphere for her role in the neo-disco outfit Hercules and Love Affair, a vibrant-live disco troupe and glittery amour. Since then, she’s become one of New York’s finest DJs, possessing an unparalleled dynamic air to her performances.  Foxman’s tapped into the same affectionately off-kilter vibes of her former entourage in a manner all her own having launched her Firehouse Recordings label in 2014, she’s been able to coalesce euphoric house flavors and New York house sensibilities with a chameleon-like aptitude towards virtually any live environment she’s thrown into.

From playing shows at Berghain‘s revered Panorama Bar in Berlin to Tel Aviv’s The Block— Foxman’s a continually exuberant act, playing to the room, and staying true to herself, and her love for music along the way.

Dancing Astronaut had the chance to touch base with Foxman ahead of her highly anticipated performance at Ghostly International‘s Movement pre-party, where she’ll be playing alongside Matthew Dear, Tadd Mullinix as X-Altera, Shigeto, and more. She’s even managed to drop off an infectious, exclusive playlist, or if you’d prefer her own words — “a bunch of nice jammers.”

“The latest one on Firehouse Recordings I’m honored to put out as its a 1994 rave jam that I’ve always love,” Foxman told us.

“The release has both original mixes and two new remixes by Deetron and myself! New Beats The House is an instant party when you play it. New Beat / House vibes! Objekt is a definite YES. I’m really excited to have him play at my next Firehouse residency at Good Room on May 24th! I also really dig the DJ Normal 4 mix of Persian “Morning Sun” on Mysticims, a pretty old school breakbeat done fresh. I love what Bézier has been doing musically for a long time, his whole new album is great, so melodic and pretty.”

Tracklist:

Keep On Climbin’ – Mix 1 – Psychedelic Research Lab
Underground – Jace Syntax
New Beats The House – Grey House
Galactic Devotion – Nick Anthony Simoncino
House Of 1,000 Organs – Jozef F, Winter Son Original Mix
Atmospherica – Mind Lotion
Theme From Q – Objekt
Morning Sun – Persian DJ Normal 4 Remix
Organisation Maritime – Bézier

Tickets and more information for the Ghostly International Movement pre-party can be found here.

Photo Credit: Tim Sweeney

Yolanda Be Cool assemble breezy new playlist ahead of Splash House [EXCLUSIVE]

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Palm Springs will undergo it’s semi-annual transformation into a dance-fueled desert oasis come June 8, as Splash House‘s first edition makes its rounds through its usual home resorts.

The Goldenvoice institution turns five this year, and to switch things up, lineups are staggered as well. June’s roster has just been unveiled, revealing a bevy of acts like What So Not, Duke Dumont, Dusky, and more that will take help guide festivities in the most raucous of fashions.

Australian duo Yolanda Be Cool will also be taking the decks over the weekend; however, they simply could not contain their excitement for the upcoming festivities. Appropriately, they’ve created a fresh new playlist for Dancing Astronaut that is pumped with tunes matching their musical aesthetic: mellow, grooving, and sunny. Within minutes, the vibe will be too infectious not to dance along to!

 

Kölsch curates captivating Orbit playlist ahead of Coachella debut

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Known for his emotional compositions, the Danish producer Rune Reilly Kölsch is redefining what it means to take total and complete control over one’s body of work and live sets as an electronic music producer. With a poised level of reinvention and ease of reading his audience, Kölsch continues to rewrite the rulebook of modern DJing. Whether he’s performing at Miami Music Week or at a nine-hour residency show in Cologne, fans can expect that his performances are artfully curated and serve as a further testament to his craft and ascension in the global circuit, while simultaneously catering to the audience at hand.

Coming off the heels of a string of high profile festival shows and a stellar BBC Radio 1 show, Kölsch continues to stamp his status as an icon with ease. Last year saw the artist dominate the white isle with an Ibiza residency dubbed “In The Dark,” play the iconic DC 10, dominate Berghain‘s Panorama bar, take on the Eiffel Tower, and even Miami Music Week. Now, Kölsch is looking head on at another of his most exciting debuts to date — Coachella.

Ahead of his Coachella debut, the ever-ascending Rune Reilly Kölsch has curated an incredibly captivating Orbit playlist for Dancing Astronaut, where he weaves pieces that have personally struck a cord, alluding to the mastery, complete with his own notes, that is to come this weekend.

” It will be my first time at Coachella, and I honestly don’t know what to expect,” he told DA of the appearance. “I’ve heard so much over the years, and I can’t wait to dive in and enjoy the whole experience. I’ve been collecting special tracks for this moment for some time. Here are a few of them….”

Tracklist:

Sasha – “True” ft Dems

“Such an incredible song by Sasha. Been in love with it since I heard it the first time. ”

Larry Heard – “The Sun Can’t Compare” Long Version

“Classic Larry Heard. Would fit perfect in the desert. ”

George FitzGerald – “Burns”

Off George’s new amazing album. Redefining electronic music as we speak.

Lone – “Hyper Seconds”

“A new take on Detroit influenced techno. Very inspiring.”

George Tresher – “A Thousand Nights Original Mix”

“One Of Gregor’s finest moments. I still enjoy this very much. ”

Jon Hopkins – “Light Through The Veins Ewan Pearson’s Downtown Lights Remix”

“Original is so amazing, but the remix is incredible too. 14 mins of bliss. ”

Yotam Avni – “Midas Touch”

“Love the Arabian influences in this track. Arabian trance. ”

Kölsch – “Left Eye Left”

“My newest born. An ode to Paris. They say an eye for an eye, but we need no revenge so left eye is left. ”

Kölsch – “Liath”

“Violin techno in the desert. Couldn’t be better.”

Galaxy 2 Galaxy – “Hi-Tech Jazz”

“An all-American Classic techno track. Hugely influential for me. I have to play this.

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Pandora adds personalized playlist feature

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Pandora has announced a new feature for its premium listeners: personalized playlists.

The streaming company is currently testing these playlists, which will be generated by a person’s listening habits over time. The songs will be automatically sorted into up to 60 different categories like “Your Party Soundtrack” or “Your Chill Soundtrack.”

The feature comes as a competitor to Spotify‘s customized playlists like Discover Weekly and Daily Mix. Pandora uses its Music Genome, which has been in use for more than a decade, to classify music across 450 different attributes to fit users’ moods, activities and genres. This information contributes to a series of more than 75 machine learning algorithms, collaborative filtering, and human curation to create the perfect playlist for its user.

The playlists will appear under the “browse” section in “featured playlists” on the mobile app. Pandora Premium is available for $9.99 a month.

H/T: The Verge

The Hot 25: March 23, 2018

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The Hot 25 is the definitive playlist series running through dance music culture and hand­-delivering you the essential tracks of the week. Whether it’s the hottest or quickest trending tracks, brand new music from your favorite artists, or songs from the unknown that should be landing on your radar, Dancing Astronaut brings you 25 carefully selected records that reflect what’s happening in our world. Follow to the Hot 25 here to keep up-to-date every Friday.

This week’s playlist comes during Miami Music Week with new originals from Steve Angello, Alison Wonderland, David Guetta, and Matoma. Mike Wiliams and Chocolate Puma stood out with new house cuts called “Feels Like Yesterday” and “Gotta Get Away,” respectively. Next, Kasbo arrives with his long-awaited debut album complete with the single “Roots.” Finally, this week’s best remixes came from AWAY, HI-LO, Cheat Codes, R3HAB, & more.

Additionally, we’ve provided our top picks from within The DA Hot 25, highlighting two standout tracks.

The Heat of the Week: Diplo – Color Blind (ft. Lil Xan)

Diplo finally released his first solo work in five years with his California EP. Off the bat, “Color Blind” with rising rapper Lil Xan was a stand out track, boasting an indie-meets-urban electronic backbone.

The Breakout Select: Stonebank – What Are You Waiting For

In honor of Miami Music Week being in full swing, the Breakout Select of this week goes to Stonebank for his thrashing, nostalgic-sounding electro cut, “What Are You Waiting For,” via Monstercat.

The Hot 25: March 9, 2018

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The Hot 25 is the definitive playlist series running through dance music culture and hand­-delivering you the essential tracks of the week. Whether it’s the hottest or quickest trending tracks, brand new music from your favorite artists, or songs from the unknown that should be landing on your radar, Dancing Astronaut brings you 25 carefully selected records that reflect what’s happening in our world. Follow to the Hot 25 here to keep up-to-date every Friday.

This week’s playlist comes in blazing with awesome new tunes from ZHU & Tame Impala, Louis The Child, DROELOE, and Alison Wonderland. House music saw two forces come together with MK flipping Claptone‘s “In The Night.” Next, What So Not came forward with his full-length album featuring collaborations with SLUMBERJACK and Skrillex. Finally, this week’s best remixes came from TroyBoi, Alan Walker, Whyel, San Holo, Golf Clap, and more.

Additionally, we’ve provided our top picks from within The DA Hot 25, highlighting two standout tracks.

The Heat of the Week: Marshmello – Fly ft. Leah Culver

With threes collaborations, a remix package, and a featured vocal later in 2018, Marshmello returns back to the sugary synth, gritty bassline sound he started his career with on a new original “Fly.”

The Breakout Select: Bicep – Opal (Four Tet Remix)

Underground maven, Four Tet, takes listeners on an 8-minute melodic journey in his reimagination of house staples Bicep‘s “Opal.”

The Hot 25: March 2, 2018

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The Hot 25 is the definitive playlist series running through dance music culture and hand­-delivering you the essential tracks of the week. Whether it’s the hottest or quickest trending tracks, brand new music from your favorite artists, or songs from the unknown that should be landing on your radar, Dancing Astronaut brings you 25 carefully selected records that reflect what’s happening in our world. Follow to the Hot 25 here to keep up-to-date every Friday.

This week’s playlist an exciting assortment of house tunes from Gorgon City, Amtrac, and FISHER. Marshmello unveiled his next all star team up with rap force Logic on “Every Day.” Next, Diplo released the next single from his upcoming solo body of work “Worry No More” featuring Lil Yachty and Santigold. Finally, this week’s best remixes came from Alpha 9, NGHTMRE, R3HAB, and CID.

Additionally, we’ve provided our top picks from within The DA Hot 25, highlighting two standout tracks.

The Heat of the Week: Amtrac – Old Times (feat. Anabel Englund)

Originally premiered via Gorgon City’s KINGDOM radio, Amtrac seamlessly fuses nostalgic and modern elements into a bouncy house tune for his new original “Old Times.”

The Breakout Select: Illenium – Crawl Outta Love (The Glitch Mob Remix)

From his sophomore LP, Illenium receives a haunting remix from The Glitch Mob on his single “Crawl Outta Love.” Opening with an orchestral build, the trio give Illenium‘s euphoric single an industrial, grungy makeover with glitching synths and clanging percussion.

The Hot 25: February 23, 2018

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The Hot 25 is the definitive playlist series running through dance music culture and hand­-delivering you the essential tracks of the week. Whether it’s the hottest or quickest trending tracks, brand new music from your favorite artists, or songs from the unknown that should be landing on your radar, Dancing Astronaut brings you 25 carefully selected records that reflect what’s happening in our world. Follow to the Hot 25 here to keep up-to-date every Friday.

This week’s playlist saw dance music titans like DJ Snake, David Guetta & Martin Garrix alongside newcomer Brooks, and Dillon Francis take a break from producing radio hits with new originals. Next, UK rising force Sigala teams up with Paloma Faith for their radio-destined new single, “Lullaby.” For the listners of heavier genres, Dr. Fresch and BIJOU employed rap talent Denzel Curry for a screeching new tune called “Revelation.” Finally, this week’s remixes were on point with favorites from Owen Norton, Young Franco, and Crankdat.

Additionally, we’ve provided our top picks from within The DA Hot 25, highlighting two standout tracks.

The Heat of the Week: Wolfgang Gartner & k?d – Banshee

Dancing Astronaut’s breakout artist of the year, k?d, joins forces with electronic dance music legend, Wolfgang Gartner, for their time-traveling, electro thrasher, “Banshee.”

The Breakout Select: Fatboy Slim – Right Here, Right Now (CamelPhat Remix)

Grammy-nominated super producers, CamelPhat, resurrect Fatboy Slim‘s timless classic, “Right Here, Right Now,” adding a pumping four-on-the-floor arrangement and amplifying effects.