Premiere: AFFKT – True Power

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Premiere: AFFKT – True PowerAffkt True Power

Sincopat welcomes back one of its brightest stars, AFFKT, for a piece that oozes ‘True Power.’ It’s a deep, melodic groover, and one of the Spanish talent’s most progressive to date — almost in the vein of Guy J and other purveyors of this sound. AFFKT uses a slow build in “True Power,” starting off with driving pings of synth and a prominent bassline before slowly adding in analog melodies and underlying arpeggios. By the time it reaches its peak, the tune already has the listener completely locked in and stuck in a welcome trance.

“True Power” is the first original release we’ve heard from the dance stalwart in half a year; prior to his return to Sincopat, AFFKT explored the heavier side of his artistry on Octopus with “Tempus Fugit.” As he continues to capture the eardrums and hearts of the melodic and techno communities at large, we suspect he’s in for quite a powerful 2019.

 

 

Pre-order ‘True Power,’ out on December 14, here

 

Premiere: Brian Cid – Ascenso

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Premiere: Brian Cid – AscensoMeteorite Man Cover

A lifetime of musical evolution has led Brian Cid into the next milestone of his career: penning an album. Meteorite Man implies exploration, and it’s safe to say he’s traveled deep within himself and his influences to create an embodiment of his vision. Ten tracks work in tandem to create a sentimental adventure for the listener that charts a path through arpy melodies and lush percussion.

“Ascenso” is an adventure in itself; set at a higher pace and packing multiple chapters into its ten minute duration, Cid has created a meditative record that calls for closed eyes and carnal expression. It’s built in a way to make the listener feel like they’re sailing into the cosmos, with celestial soundscapes made out of stark orchestration and drawn-out synth notes that cut through its tribal drum patterns. It’s progressive at its finest, showing just how good of a fit Balance is as a label home for the LP as a whole.

Those curious to see Brian’s album translated to a club setting can see him in New York at this year’s Cityfox New Year’s gathering. He’ll be joined by the likes of Lee Burridge, Tale Of Us, Honey Dijon, and more to help ring in 2019. Get tickets now before it’s too late.

 

Pre-order a copy of ‘Meteorite Man,’ due on December 7, here 

Premiere: Kora & Wuachuma – Naavi

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Premiere: Kora & Wuachuma – NaaviKora Wuachuma Naavi Premiere

Hoj and Lee Burridge have picked a fine set of collaborators to help finish Tale + Tone‘s 2018 on a strong note. In Synergy, two pairs of caliber underground talent have fashioned complementary tunes that each pack a delectable melodic punch per the label’s aesthetic. Our focus is on Kora and Wuachuma’s contribution, “Naavi,” which serves to remind us that the two make a seamless pairing.

In a similar vein to their “Nuit D’Afrique” collaboration, the two burgeoning talents base “Naavi” in a tribal foundation, building a mysterious piece around it with choice vocal samples and celestial synth melodies that cut through a dense harmonic layering. The track feels plenty ritualistic, fit for driving a meditative state in its listeners while evoking mental imagery of nights spent dancing in the Tulumian jungle — or, perhaps on an off-grid desert. This sound is clearly one both Kora and Wuachuma have mastered over their tenure in dance.

Fans of Kora in the East Coast will be happy to know the Canadian artist is soon touching down in New York for an open-to-close set in Brooklyn. Purchase tickets to the affair, which commences on the evening of December 8, here.

Pre-order ‘Naavi’ 

Premiere: Kora & Wuachuma – Naavi

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Premiere: Kora & Wuachuma – NaaviKora Wuachuma Naavi Premiere

Hoj and Lee Burridge have picked a fine set of collaborators to help finish Tale + Tone‘s 2018 on a strong note. In Synergy, two pairs of caliber underground talent have fashioned complementary tunes that each pack a delectable melodic punch per the label’s aesthetic. Our focus is on Kora and Wuachuma’s contribution, “Naavi,” which serves to remind us that the two make a seamless pairing.

In a similar vein to their “Nuit D’Afrique” collaboration, the two burgeoning talents base “Naavi” in a tribal foundation, building a mysterious piece around it with choice vocal samples and celestial synth melodies that cut through a dense harmonic layering. The track feels plenty ritualistic, fit for driving a meditative state in its listeners while evoking mental imagery of nights spent dancing in the Tulumian jungle — or, perhaps on an off-grid desert. This sound is clearly one both Kora and Wuachuma have mastered over their tenure in dance.

Fans of Kora in the East Coast will be happy to know the Canadian artist is soon touching down in New York for an open-to-close set in Brooklyn. Purchase tickets to the affair, which commences on the evening of December 8, here.

Pre-order ‘Naavi’ 

Premiere: Yulia Niko – Acid Meow

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Premiere: Yulia Niko – Acid MeowAcid Meow Yulia Niko

Get Physical has recruited one of its new stars for a pre-holiday season EP. Acid Meow is a playful EP by Yulia Niko, an artist who’s been on the radar of deep house aficionados for quite some time. In addition to numerous releases under Get Physical, the globe-trotting talent has also been taken up by Jamie Jones’ Hot Trax, Crosstown Rebels, and beyond. Her sultry house cuts manage are versatile and well-balanced, making them favored additions to DJ crates.

For her EP’s eponymous A-side, “Acid Meow” pulls out the classic elements its name implies, and places them in a base of complementary, tribal drum patterns and subtle vocal clips. Though simplistic, the hits of acidic synth and a tight handle on its percussion make the track plenty impactful. Listeners might find it difficult not to lose themselves in its deep grooves when it’s rinsed on the dancefloor.

Pick up a copy of ‘Acid Meow’ here

Premiere: Jay Blakk – When I Think Of You

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Premiere: Jay Blakk – When I Think Of YouJay Blakk When I Think Of You

Formerly known under his Climbers moniker, Jay Blakk has re-risen into an inspiring deep house talent. He’s gone personal for his newest release, out on Music Is 4 Lovers, tapping to past tragedies to create an emotive, yet subtle EP titled No Formula. “When I Think Of You” is a particular standout to us, and it is truly the epitome of its genre. A Paul McCartney sample and gently pulsating synths open the track on a nostalgic note, with Blakk slowly introducing percussive bits and high-pitched harmonies to create a loungey feel. The climax gathers all these elements together with an extra punch, making for an enduring piece that fits well in the after hours.

It’s not often one hears such undiluted, quality deep house in today’s age, and we’re pleased to hear new acts like Jay Blakk keeping the authenticity live. The EP is set for a November 23rd release; order a copy here.

 

Premiere: Sian soundtracks dystopia on relentless new track, ‘Breathe’

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Premiere: Sian soundtracks dystopia on relentless new track, ‘Breathe’Sian Breathe Premiere Single

As the commander-in-techno of genre guardian Octopus Recordings, Sian has been busy helping a fresh crop of up-and-comers like Shelley Johannson and Hidden Empire tear down clubs and warehouses across the world . In case any in the underground needed their memories jogged, the legend continues his recent release streak with ‘Breathe”–a lethal reminder of his studio prowess.

In true Sian fashion, the track is a relentless exercise in aural hypnotism, riding a pounding kick and warehouse-ready percussion as the song title is chanted rhythmically in the background. As the breakdown approaches, inhalations and exhalations mirror the listener’s brief, anticipated break from the mayhem–but a piercing arp keeps the energy twisting and turning long after the drums subside. The second beat section layers the hissing analog top line over Sian’s full dose of bass, creating a unique mid-track crescendo that’s sure to demolish unsuspecting crowds. Sian’s latest is equal parts raw power and mind-warping experiment, and projects to be mainstay for savvy techno selectors as the year draws to a close.

Premiere: Facundo Mohrr – The Blue Bird [All Day I Dream]

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Premiere: Facundo Mohrr – The Blue Bird [All Day I Dream]ADID EP 038 Facundo Mohrr

If there’s anyone who knows their way around a full-bodied, melodic piece, it’s Facundo Mohrr. The burgeoning talent hails from Argentina, a hotbed for this type of sound that has birthed iconic artists like Hernan Cattaneo, Kevin Di Serna, and beyond while also serving as a mecca for clubbers enjoying the sound. Not to mention, Facundo also found his way into the musically like-minded Burner culture, which led to a natural alliance with Lee Burridge and the All Day I Dream camp.

His Valdovinos collaboration “November” was well-received, catalyzing an entire EP on the iconic imprint shortly thereafter. The four-track La Espere is thus a culmination of everything that makes Facundo a standout talent; intricate layering, soft pads, and dynamic instrumentation. Dancing Astronaut is particularly keen on “The Blue Bird,” a cinematic cut that blooms like a flower into a free-flowing piece with a sentimental climax. Each listen brings about something new to keep the listener on their toes, whether it’s noticing the twinkling piano chords in the first half of the song, or the cleverly-placed hits of pan flute toward the end. “The Blue Bird” is thus a beautifully adaptable piece, working well as a piece to be consumed at home, or on the dancefloor when needing a meditative boost.

Order a copy of La Espere, out on November 16, here.

Premiere: Facundo Mohrr – The Blue Bird [All Day I Dream]

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Premiere: Facundo Mohrr – The Blue Bird [All Day I Dream]ADID EP 038 Facundo Mohrr

If there’s anyone who knows their way around a full-bodied, melodic piece, it’s Facundo Mohrr. The burgeoning talent hails from Argentina, a hotbed for this type of sound that has birthed iconic artists like Hernan Cattaneo, Kevin Di Serna, and beyond while also serving as a mecca for clubbers enjoying the sound. Not to mention, Facundo also found his way into the musically like-minded Burner culture, which led to a natural alliance with Lee Burridge and the All Day I Dream camp.

His Valdovinos collaboration “November” was well-received, catalyzing an entire EP on the iconic imprint shortly thereafter. The four-track La Espere is thus a culmination of everything that makes Facundo a standout talent; intricate layering, soft pads, and dynamic instrumentation. Dancing Astronaut is particularly keen on “The Blue Bird,” a cinematic cut that blooms like a flower into a free-flowing piece with a sentimental climax. Each listen brings about something new to keep the listener on their toes, whether it’s noticing the twinkling piano chords in the first half of the song, or the cleverly-placed hits of pan flute toward the end. “The Blue Bird” is thus a beautifully adaptable piece, working well as a piece to be consumed at home, or on the dancefloor when needing a meditative boost.

Order a copy of La Espere, out on November 16, here.

Premiere: Bob Moses gives a gritty glimpse of life on tour in ‘Back Down’ music video [Watch]

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Premiere: Bob Moses gives a gritty glimpse of life on tour in ‘Back Down’ music video [Watch]Bob Moses Back Down Video Premiere

With a brilliantly evocative new album titled Battle Lines in tow, Bob Moses have brought their latest era to cities across North America this fall. Their Battle Lines Tour is set to wrap after one final show November 16 in Los Angeles, following months of international touring. “Back Down,” a breakaway hit from the new LP, has quickly become a streaming and crowd favorite–and the genre blending duo were kind enough to premiere the song’s official music video here at Dancing Astronaut.

The music video is an intimate glimpse into the Bob Moses tour experience,  with various black-and-white scenes from the road contrasting beautifully with the bright red-orange lights of the stage. Behind-the-scenes footage ranging from hotel room jams to views from the tour bus are sprinkled between shots of Bob Moses tearing through a spirited live performance. Almost imperceptibly, black and white and full color shots converge on the stage for the track’s climax. The duo gave some insight into the music video’s documentary-esque origins:

“We spent a while thinking about what we wanted the ‘Back Down’ video to be. We wanted to be in it which inevitably ended up meaning that the video came to us. It’s a few days in our lives so that means on the road, in the bus, and onstage. No middle of the night truck stops made the final cut.  It was filmed at the very beginning of our most recent US tour so they caught us performing the song for our very first times.   We got to shoot some of this in our hometown of Vancouver too which was special.”