Dexter’s Beat Laboratory Vol. 53

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Dexter’s Beat Laboratory is a weekly collection of songs from DA managing editor Robyn Dexter. With a taste that can only be described as eclectic — to say nothing of a name that lends itself to punnery — DA is happy to present a selection of tracks personally curated by Dexter for your listening pleasure.


This forthcoming Destinations, Vol. 1 EP from Pilot Records is looking huge. From its first release (Fox Stevenson‘s “Bruises”) to this newest one from Feint, the EP is sure to be a hit once it’s released in full on Sept. 12. In “Mirror Signal,” Feint flexes his strong ability to build a gorgeously atmospheric form of drum & bass. Highlighted by a slightly wistful melody and backed by a strong beat and even some strings, Feint continues to prove he’s a force to be reckoned with.


In one of Silk Music‘s latest releases, Kazakhstan’s Tim Iron teams up with Russia’s Michael Mashkov for a truly impressive two-track EP. The Quaresma EP consists of two renditions of the track: an original mix and a remix from Mashkov. Both takes on the song are gorgeous in their production and sound design, as the two producers have expertly crafted a track that’s both danceable and pensive.


The Dominican Republic’s Marcio Lama has enlisted the help of Emerelle in his latest piece of work, and the result is stunning. “Solid State” is a haunting affair, as Emerelle’s saintly vocals drift in and out of the track’s builds and drops. With subtle trap undertones and a hefty dose of bass amidst the track’s eerie melody, “Solid State” looks to be one of Lama’s most impressive works to date.


Over the course of the past few months, France’s Tony Romera has thrilled fans with high-profile releases on Mad Decent and CONFESSION. His infectious house beats make for exceptional remixes on tracks like Diplo‘s “Get It Right,” and his latest, a rework of Armand Van Helden, is no exception. “I don’t pretend to make something better than the original as it’s one of my fav track ever,” Romera notes in the track’s description. “Just wanted to give to it a lil more punch, a different structure and groove to add it to my sets.”


In his first release since last September’s remix of Rain Man and MAX‘s “Do You Still Feel?Summer Was Fun takes on Gigi D’Agostino’s 1999 hit “I’ll Fly With You.” Adding his usual trippy, feel-good elements to the old-school dance track, Summer Was Fun modernizes the original and brings it into 2018. Chopped-up vocals and a lively trap beat make this rendition perfect for the end of summer… because, you know, “Summer Was Fun.”

Rain Man & MAX – Do You Still Feel? (Summer Was Fun Remix)

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Rain Man and MAX‘s heavenly “Do You Still Feel” has received an impressive horn-heavy rework from Summer Was Fun as a part of the single’s remix package on Dim Mak. The original track, an emotional production from Rain Man and vocalist MAX, blended elements of pop and electronic music, showing a softer side of the producer’s skill set.

Summer Was Fun has injected the track with subtle builds and raring horn stabs for a more playful take on the otherwise solemn track.

The LA-based producer behind Summer Was Fun — Scott Stanley — has carefully built on his SWF repertoire since he shifted his focus from his productions as DotEXE. The Summer Was Fun project showcases the breadth of his talents with lighter, summer-soaked releases like this one. His “Do You Still Feel?” remix is a breath of fresh air — one he’s calling his favorite song he’s produced this year.

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Dexter’s Beat Laboratory Vol. 8

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Dexter’s Beat Laboratory is a weekly collection of songs from DA music editor and staff writer Robyn Dexter. With a taste that can only be described as eclectic — to say nothing of a name that lends itself to punnery — DA is happy to present a selection of tracks personally curated by Dexter for your listening pleasure.


The internet has been abuzz with Kendrick Lamar‘s “Humble” since Skrillex dropped his remix of the iconic track last Friday. In the seven days since its release, SoundCloud feeds have been overrun with a diverse range of remixes of both the remix and the original — among them this electro flip from Moris Blak. Its racing synths and heavy electro patterns make it a standout in a sea of remixes, and it’s completely addicting.


In the few days since its release, Vincent‘s tantalizing remix of Boombox Cartel‘s “Alamo” has racked up an impressive number of plays. Fans (me included) seem drawn to its understated introduction and dramatic build, all leading up to a gorgeous future bass-influenced drop. Vincent takes a minimalist approach to the verses, letting the vocals take charge. This approach makes for a sensational, timeless take on the track, and it’s beautifully executed.


Rain Man and MAX‘s heavenly “Do You Still Feel” has received an impressive horn-heavy rework from Summer Was Fun as a part of the single’s remix package on Dim Mak. The original track, an emotional production from Rain Man and vocalist MAX, blended the elements of pop and electronic music, showing a softer side of the producer’s skill set. Summer Was Fun has injected the track with subtle builds and raring horn stabs for a more playful take on the solemn track. It’s a breath of fresh air — one he’s calling his favorite song he’s produced this year.


Remember this song? It’s been a minute. One-hit-wonder Iyaz originally released this track in 2010, and I remember having it on so many iPod playlists as a teenager. When Bishu’s take on the track popped up, I was intrigued before I even hit “play.” I was pleasantly surprised to find that Bishu had completely modernized the track with a funky moombahton-infused beat and some choppy pitched vocals. Fun find.


Jay Cosmic never, ever disappoints. With his latest, “Ascension,” out on Monstercat, the UK producer has wowed audiences of all genres. “Ascension” is billed as a dubstep track, but it’s so much more. With a euphoric introduction that builds for nearly two minutes, Cosmic takes the listener on journey that descends down into the bass world and back up briefly into the world of hardstyle. It’s masterfully produced, with the fine-tuned details making for an insane listening experience.


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Savoy release full 12-track remix pack for ‘Tomorrow Today, Pt. 1’

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A couple months back, livetronica trio Savoy began releasing remixes of their latest EP, Tomorrow Today, Pt. 1, beginning with their own VIP of the track “The Wolf.” To the joy of their fans, they continued to release quality remix after quality remix on a weekly basis from artists such as 2ToneDisco, Light House, and Summer Was Fun.

Now the group has put the full pack forth, and it’s a hefty one – 12 remixes in total, all available for free. One of the standout tracks in the pack is the remix of “The Wolf” from Varien, who creates a uniquely heavy and groovy midtempo groove – dubbed “industrial pop” – that highlights the dark, eery side of Bright Lights’ catchy vocals to an even greater degree than Savoy’s own remix.

Darkness aside, the remix pack’s 12 tracks span many genres and will have something for just about everyone. From almost tropical easy-listening to weird and wonky bass; melodic house to dubstep and many genres in between. For those that missed them on their live tour, they are switching it up and playing a series of DJ sets across the States this summer. The full schedule for these shows can be found here.

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