Lunar Lunes: What So Not and Flux Pavilion join forces, The Bloody Beetroots and Holly deliver ‘DAWGS’ + more

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Lunar Lunes: What So Not and Flux Pavilion join forces, The Bloody Beetroots and Holly deliver ‘DAWGS’ + moreWhat So Not Decadence Nye 2017 Rukes

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.

The selection is updated every Lunes (Monday).

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Riot Ten – Hype or Die: Nightmares

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Riot Ten – Hype or Die: NightmaresRiot Ten Photo Cred Matty Vee

Keep your loved ones close because Riot Ten isn’t taking any prisoners. The bass music mayhem maker’s debut album is an all out sonic assault on your senses. “Hype or Die: Nightmares” stays true to his past productions and goes straight for your ear drums and your heart rate with an all out barrage of grinding saws and thunderous percussion. From the first kick to the last, Riot explores all facets of the genre with expert precision and if the name is any indicator, this one might give you nightmares. Sweet, sweet nightmares.

Riot Ten sat down and went track by track to detail his inspiration and approach to crafting his debut bass masterpiece.

MAYHEM (INTRO)

This song had to set the tone for the album. I wanted to make something short and sweet that would summarize that “hype or die” sound outside of dubstep. I’ve never liked being placed into a genre box so I wanted to make it apparent that this album would be all over the place.

GLOCKS

SAYMYNAME and I go way back. We’ve watched each other grow from day 1 and it’s been nothing but love. I’d honestly say this collaboration is about 5 years in the making, so to finally have something coming out is exciting. Due to our storied history, I can see this being one of the most anticipated of the year.

HYPHY

Damn, what can I say about this one? This may actually be my most anticipated song to release since Rail Breaker.  I’ve been playing it out for around 8 months now and the response has been incredible. YDG and I just flowed so well on this track together and I couldn’t be more excited to finally release it.

BODIES

Titus has been one of my favorite vocalists for a while now. He can do it all. When I came to him with the track, he was super excited about it and just made me that much more hyped for the outcome. This song also has one of my favorite intro/verses that I’ve ever produced and has also become a fan favorite. 

FREAKY

I’ve been sitting on this track for so long now just waiting for the right time to release it. It’s hip hop, but it’s different than anything else I’ve done so the timing had to be perfect on it. Whookilledkenny makes some of the catchiest stuff I’ve heard and he’s become a good friend of mine over the years. Stoked to finally be able to drop this one.

NO CEILINGS

I wanted to showcase some of the straight rap stuff that I do because its literally what i started producing back when I was 16 years old. It’s also what I turn to most often if I ever need a change of pace. I met Le$Laflame in Las Vegas at a rap show and knew right away i wanted him on a song. You can expect more music in this direction in the future as well.

SHOWDOWN

Back at it again with my ace, Throwdown. As I am sure you’ve noticed by now, we work really well together. We actually looked for the right vocals for this song for months and finally got Atarii to knock it out (who I have worked with in the past as well). This is one of my favorite songs on the album.

FREAKY VIP

I just had to make a VIP to this. I’ve always been a fan of bass house and wanted to create something that would be more conducive during live shows. 

NEVER WIN

I previewed this song a while back and got a huge response. I love making music like this and showcasing this side of me. It feels so incredibly satisfying. The song features vocals from a long time friend of mine blvkkhvrt, who I truly believe is going to be a super star one day.

NIGHTMARES

This song was an emotional rollercoaster when I was in the studio. It reminded me that I’m here for a reason and doing exactly what I should be doing. I want people to see the other sides of me that maybe they did not know existed, or that they thought I wasn’t capable of doing.

The 10-track LP is out now Dim Mak.

Music industry shows its support in light of recent mass shootings

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Music industry shows its support in light of recent mass shootingsKacey Musgraves Lollapalooza

The first weekend of August, two mass shootings in Texas and Ohio left more than 31 people dead in the span of 14 hours.

The first shooting in El Paso, Texas on Saturday, Aug. 3 took 22 lives. Another nine people were killed in Dayton, Ohio. The two shootings are the latest in a dangerously common trend that have led to a toll of 255 U.S. mass shootings in 2019 as of today. The number of mass shootings has outpaced the number of days in the year.

In wake of the recent tragedies, the world has shown an outpouring of support and condolences for the communities affected. Artists and music industry figures, from Mija to Khalid to Lana Del Rey, and Bebe Rexha used their platforms to express their grief and provide comfort for those affected.

Mija, Khalid, and Riot Ten took to social media to announce their respective benefit concerts while Lana Del Rey wrote a song, “Looking for America” with Jack Antonoff in light of events. Meanwhile, Bebe Rexha urged her followers to talk to their senators to make changes against gun violence.

J.I.D. and Kacey Musgraves used their Lollapolooza slots to address audiences. The rapper dedicated a moment of silence to victims before his set, while the country singer addressed her concerns during a performance of her song, “Rainbow.”

“I can’t even believe that we’re having to process the s–t that’s happening in the last 24 hours, much less everything that’s happened in the last two-hundred and f–king fifteen days in America. I don’t know what the answer is but obviously something has to be f–king done,” Musgraves urged. “Maybe somebody will hear us if we all yell together to say, ‘Somebody f–king do something.”

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Lunar Lunes: Autograf share ‘Casual Love,’ FANGS thrills on ‘Money,’ Grabbitz flips Dog Blood + 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.

Autograf preview their forthcoming EP with the release of their new single, “Casual Love,” with The Griswolds, and FANGS debuts on Big Beat Records with a fiery new single, “Money.” Grabbitz ups the intensity of Dog Blood‘s “Turn Off the Lights” in his new flip, and Matroda teams up with Dances With White Girls for “Bang.” Grant returns to Monstercat with “Color,” and Luis da Silva releases a formidable remix of 13’s “Uppercut.” Jarvis‘ new EP, The Bro Code, is out now via Firepower Records, as is um..‘s on Deadbeats, featuring tracks like “what?” Rootkit teams up with Bryan Finlay for “Feel Your Love,” and Dombresky takes a “Simple Hit” in his new single. Chime reveals his take on Dodge & Fuski, PhaseOne, and The Arcturians‘ “Mistakes,” and Dutch producer NWYR unleashes a dreamy new single, “Artificial Intelligence.”

The selection is updated every Lunes (Monday).

Lunar Lunes: Dr. Fresch and Sinden are up to ‘No Good,’ Crankdat teams up with Sara Skinner, Stephen returns + more

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Lunar Lunes: Dr. Fresch and Sinden are up to ‘No Good,’ Crankdat teams up with Sara Skinner, Stephen returns + more11.9.17 DrFRESCH 020 Edit

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.

Dr. Fresch and Sinden grind out a groovy house number, “No Good,” released via Insomniac Records. Mat Zo‘s four-track Tracing Steps EP has arrived, kicking off with a cheery track that shares its title with the EP. Louis The Child have released a remix EP for Kids At Work, which includes a blissful rework from Win & Woo. Half An Orange have revealed part one of their Mostly We Grow EP on Monstercat, which is stacked with diverse tracks like “Buzz Lightyear,” and Stephen returns after almost a year with the it’s too much love to know my dear EP. AC Slater and TS7 cook up a ferocious house number on Night Bass, and Syn Cole shakes off the winter blues with a sun-soaked funky song, “Horizon 83.” Showtek encourage fans to listen to their mothers in their new collaboration with Leon Sherman on Skink. Teminite and Whales have composed an anthemic dubstep heater, “Mayhem,” and Young Bombs have unveiled their debut original track, “Starry Eyes.” Crankdat welcomes fans to the jungle in a dramatic new release on Welcome Records, and DNMO taps Noy Markel for a bass-fueled Deadbeats release, “No Way Out.”

The selection is updated every Lunes (Monday).

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.

Riot Ten’s ‘Hype or Die: Genesis’ is bass-fueled chaos [EP Review]

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Riot Ten’s ‘Hype or Die: Genesis’ is bass-fueled chaos [EP Review]Genesis Riot Ten

Riot Ten tasked himself to stir a ruckus in his new six-tracker on Dim Mak, and it’s safe to say the rising dubstep star has done just that.  Hype or Die: Genesis sees the producer right at home in his piles of bass and pitched-up synths, which feel like robotic limbs that grab listeners and proceed to toss them around like rag dolls — in the most satisfying of fashions, of course. The collaborative EP begins with a work alongside Krimmer and Virus Syndicate, “Blitz,” which wastes no time in pummeling the mind in chaotic drops and powerful bass.

From there, Riot Ten continues on taking no prisoners through a variety of hair-raising twists and turns. “Till We Die” features load, apocalyptic roars and sirens that feel geared toward the peaktime. “Act A Fool,” featuring Throwdown and Bok Nero smash the brain into a pulp in a similar fashion. Overall, each of Hype or Die: Genesis‘ tracks are truly destructive forces that will obliterate the dancefloors upon which they’re dropped.

 

Order a copy of ‘Hype Or Die: Genesis’ here

NMF Roundup: Robotaki enlists Nevve on electropop anthem, Mercer satisfies with Spinnin’ release, Fatboy Slim gets a Carmada remix

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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.


Super8 & Tab have been on a self-proclaimed “meaningful musical journey together” for the past two years in preparation for their third studio album, Reformation Part 1, out Feb. 23. Today, the Finish trance duo share an uplifting, ethereal tune featuring Envy Monroe as the fourth single off the album.

After an exciting journey opening for Madeon and Porter Robinson‘s Shelter Live tour, Robotaki shows off his playful side in a chill, synth-laden electro-pop track, “Together We’re Screwed.” The producer enlists the warm vocals of Nevve on this charming, catchy jaunt.

Two powerhouse producers have teamed up for their first release of 2018. Out now on KSHMR‘s Dharma Worldwide, “Here With You” is a high-octane jam that is sure to have big-room enthusiasts jumping up and down on the dance floor.

Parisian producer Mercer taps Ron Carroll’s satisfying vocals out now on Spinnin’ Records.

Hook N Sling takes on emerging Swedish singer/songwriter Clara Mae’s debut acoustic pop track, released last month on Big Beat Records. The Aussie-born producer turns the track into a high-energy electro-pop anthem perfectly suited for the dance floor.

Vancouver-based duo The Funk Hunters enlist dance/R&B group DiRTY RADiO for “Turn Down The Silence,” the third single off their upcoming album Typecast. Showcasing versatility, the duo’s signature funky sound ventures into the realms of pop music, while DiRTY RADiO deliver a standout vocal performance.

Riot Ten‘s first single off his forthcoming EP, The Dead, comes as a hard-hitting dubstep production with Sullivan King and DJ Paul from Three Six Mafia. Moshers: proceed with caution to the middle of the dance floor.

How do you say no to the legendary Fatboy Slim? You don’t. At the English tastemaker’s request, Aussie electronic duo Carmada gives his 1998 classic “Right Here, Right Now” an edgy modern tune-up. The remix is set to appear on Fatboy Slim’s forthcoming remix EP, Fatboy Slim VS Australia.

To celebrate the 35th anniversary of Nena’s “99 Red Balloons,” emerging Nordic talents Oliver Nelson and Tobtok have reimagined the iconic party starter as a future house composition.

Brussels-based producer Stephen Fasano is known for his illusory compositions as The Magician. His newest release combines elements of nu-disco into hip-hop for an exuberant house track.

 

 

Michael Calfan has emerged within dance music as the protagonist of a fresh new sound with a more sensitive quality. This courageous brand of soul house shines in his newest single, which is meant to not only get bodies moving on the dance floor, but also touch to the heart.

Born Dirty proves himself the master of breaks once again in his newest release on Insomniac Records. With an eclectic mix of musical influences, Born Dirty constructs his signature hybrid sound resting on a solid backbone of hip-hop, house and techno. “Crazy” is a must-listen tune.

Electro-pop duo Sundial have released their first single of 2018, “Who Cares,” which is out now on Seeking Blue.