Good Morning Mix: Tycho spins soothing sunrise set at Burning Man

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Good Morning Mix: Tycho spins soothing sunrise set at Burning ManTycho Press Shot Ghostly 1

For years, Tycho has treated Burning Man attendees to blissful sunrise sets and has also delivered his sets to those who couldn’t attend the festivities. This year, again, the producer has uploaded his 2019 sunrise set to SoundCloud, allowing all fans to experience two hours of dreamy beats even if they’re not in Black Rock City.

The new set takes listeners on an introspective journey, kicking off with Van Halen’s “1984” and setting the tone for the out-of-this-world collection of music that follows. From his own songs to selections from Bonobo, Chrome Sparks, Four Tet, and more, the celebrated artist thrills from start to finish.

“Happy to present this year’s sunrise set, live from the Dusty Rhino in Black Rock City on Thursday, August 29th, 2019,” Tycho notes in the mix’s description. “Thank you all for taking the time to share in this moment, it’s truly a highlight for me to spend this morning with you each year.”

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Tycho designed an app to curate playlists based on users’ local weather

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Tycho designed an app to curate playlists based on users’ local weatherIphone Rain

Accomplished producer Tycho is diving into the realm for technology with the launch of a brand new a web application that is the first of its kind. The artist worked with app developer Lee Martin to create Forecast, the web application that designs playlists based on the weather in the users’ location.

The app is simple in its design, inspired by many of Tycho’s single and album cover artworks. As it is simple in design, Forecast is also easy to use. The application locates the user, and within seconds curates a weather-inspired playlist that can be saved either to Spotify or Apple Music. Whether you’re looking to lean into the rainy day blues or you’re reaching for poolside pop, Forecast is ready for action, so give it a try.

RAC reimagines Tycho’s silky ‘Pink & Blue’ with Saint Sinner

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RAC reimagines Tycho’s silky ‘Pink & Blue’ with Saint SinnerRAC Photo Credit Claire Marie Vogel

When Tycho‘s “Pink & Blue” was first released, fans welcomed the contemplative tune and its silky vocals courtesy of Saint Sinner. The San Francisco-based musician had in the past focused mainly on instrumentals and composition, and the majority of his work didn’t include vocals.

This took a turn with Tycho’s fifth studio album, Weather, which debuted in July. He tapped songstress Saint Sinner for five of its eight tracks, instating a new chapter in his discography. This seems to have resonated with esteemed producer RAC, who lends his creative touch to a new official remix of “Pink & Blue.”

RAC’s interpretation of “Pink & Blue” sees the song take on a more pop-oriented, lighthearted atmosphere. It’s a brighter, breezier take on the tune, giving listeners the chance to absorb all three artists’ creativity in a new way. See what RAC said about this opportunity below.

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5 takeaways from Tycho’s Reddit AMA

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5 takeaways from Tycho’s Reddit AMATycho 1

Just a few weeks after releasing his quixotic new Weather LP, producer/musician/visual artist Scott Hansen, aka Tycho, took a well-timed opportunity to open up the Reddit floor for fan questions. The session sheds light on Hansen’s first deep delve into vocal-driven productions, his approach to composition, and his extracurricular listening habits, to name a few.

Within Weather, Hansen explores exceedingly instrumental electronica soundscapes with the help of equally lush and delicate counterpart, Saint Sinner. Hansen shares that, for quite a while, he’s felt that a number of his productions were missing a certain ineffable (at the time) component. As it turns out, vocals, specifically Saint Sinner’s, succeeded in gratifying that elusive itch.

Find Dancing Astronaut’s five takeaways below:

1. As a fan, he has a complex relationship with music, as well as an unsurprisingly nuanced palette.

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2. His creative mindset is rather fluid.

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3. Experimenting with vocals on the new album was the level-up he’s been searching for.

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4. Saint Sinner was the missing piece in the Weather jigsaw.

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5. He breaks down his narrative-intensive, journey-oriented compositions.

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via/ Reddit

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Sink into Tycho’s fifth studio album, ‘Weather’ [Stream]

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Sink into Tycho’s fifth studio album, ‘Weather’ [Stream]Tycho Tile

The further an artist’s career extends, the less frequent are the opportunities for sonic firsts. Such would certainly seem to be the case for Tycho; the ethereal stylistics of Tycho’s sound spanned four studio albums, and spilled over into a fifth July 12, with the arrival of Weather. Weather is an ambient next installment in Tycho’s successive history of long-form outings that constitutes a new first for the electronic entity: the application of his own vocals.

“I wanted to finally fulfill what has been a vision of mine since the beginning, to incorporate the most organic instrument of all, the human voice,” writes Tycho.

Tycho integrates his vocals with measured subtlety, to foreground those of fellow artist, Saint Sinner, across five of the production’s eight total tracks. Tonally, Weather touts the light gossamer grace previously heard on Weather antecedents, Past Is Prologue, Dive, Awake, and Epoch. The warm familiarity of aesthetic, coupled with the distinctive novelty of Tycho’s vocals, creates a sense of skillful balance that sets Weather apart in the context of the producer’s catalog.

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Dexter’s Beat Laboratory Vol. 99

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Dexter’s Beat Laboratory Vol. 99Deters Beat Lab@0.

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.

Listen in playlist format here. Stay tuned for next week’s special Vol. 100 edition!


Last Island and Alex Martyn are a match made in heaven. Their new joint endeavor, “Miles Away,” recently debuted on their own Island Life collective. The tune got its start from a simple jungle sample, and the two artists then built the song around it. It’s effortlessly groovy and makes for the perfect summer anthem with its funky guitar and drifting vocals.

Liquicity RecordsReflections compilation came out last month, but many of the collection’s songs are still making their way onto SoundCloud. One of these is Dualistic‘s remix of Edlan‘s “Dreamcatcher.” Dualistic has put a beautiful spin on this already-otherworldly song, allowing the listener to float above the earth on a cloud of melodic drum ‘n’ bass.

Netsky has teamed up with t1r to prepare his latest sun-soaked tune to hit the festival stage. The two producers have opted to remix Jon Lemmon’s “It’s Gonna Be Alright”—something Auckland producer t1r calls “a definite career highlight.”  This lighthearted remix focuses on Lemmon’s vocals, as the two producers complement his voice with subtle dance production.

Marc Madness recently unloaded a moody retrowave tune by the name of “1986,” hearkening back to the ’80s with its wistful guitar riffs and forceful vocals. Its dark and mysterious atmosphere takes the listener on a journey through the night, enhancing the mood with racing synths. The Polish producer holds nothing back here, and it’s thrilling to hear.

July 12 brings with it the arrival of Tycho‘s new album, Weather. It’s a gorgeous, contemplative venture comprised of previously released tracks like April’s “Easy” and May’s “Pink & Blue.” The album’s eighth and final track shares its name with the LP and is a perfect summation of the compilation with its breezy, relaxing melodies and beats.

Tycho teams up with vocalist Saint Sinner on new track, ‘Japan’

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Tycho teams up with vocalist Saint Sinner on new track, ‘Japan’Tycho Japan

Scott Hansen, widely known as Tycho, has continuously excelled at painting vivid sonic landscapes, but the inclusion of Saint Sinner in his latest single, “Japan,” represents a true maturation of the San Francisco producer’s iconic downtempo dexterity.

Tycho’s signature languid guitar plucks and lo-fi influences are still evident in “Japan,” but act more as the track’s infrastructure, with Saint Sinner’s vocals adding a touch of flare to a tried-and-true sound. The result is an adaptable indie-downtempo hybrid, fit for everything from a beachside set to the coffee shop.

The deliberate drum patterns carry “Japan,” allowing it to effortlessly flow from verse to chorus and back, but it’s evident that Hansen’s focus here is giving Saint Sinner the proper stage to shine. This is surprisingly apparent when listening to the track’s instrumental version, which fills the void left by the vocals with fresh arrangements and complex additional melodies.

“Japan” is out now on Ninja Tune and will appear on Tycho’s forthcoming album, Weather, out July 12.

Weather Tracklist
01. Easy 
02. Pink & Blue 
03. Japan 
04. Into The Woods 
05. Skate 
06. For How Long 
07. No Stress 
08. Weather 

Tycho gives glimpse into upcoming LP with ‘Pink & Blue’

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Tycho gives glimpse into upcoming LP with ‘Pink & Blue’Tycho Press Shot Ghostly 1

Bit by bit, Tycho is allowing peeks at his forthcoming Weather LP. After delivering “Easy” in April, he’s now released “Pink & Blue,” a satisfyingly low-key collaboration with Saint Sinner.

The sophomore release from Tycho’s fifth studio album is a smoldering, contemplative piece, aided by the Saint Sinner’s sultry vocals. He opens with them right away, introducing unobtrusive percussion elements in the background. As the song progresses, so do the track’s instrumentals, which perfectly complement Saint Sinner’s lush vocals.

“When setting out to record Weather I wanted to finally fulfill what had been a vision of mine since the beginning: to incorporate the most organic instrument of all, the human voice,” Tycho told Mom + Pop.

He’s also treated fans to an instrumental rendition of “Pink & Blue” for listeners who want to soak up the track’s instrumental components to the fullest.

Weather is due out July 12 on Mom + Pop/Ninja Tune. Pre-order it here.

Dexter’s Beat Laboratory Vol. 87

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Dexter’s Beat Laboratory Vol. 87Deters Beat Lab@0.

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.

Listen in playlist format here.


Culture Shock continues to cement his name on the drum ‘n’ bass ranks, delivering heater after heater for the past 15 years. His latest installment is “Renaissance,” which makes its debut on Andy C‘s RAM Records. In this newest release, Culture Shock uses mighty female vocals to power the emotive aspect of the song and builds an intense, pounding rhythm around them. “Renaissance” marks the sixth part of his Sequence Series, which he kicked off in 2017.

Parisian house maven Dustycloud continues his reign of dance floor-primed numbers with his newest, “The Way.” Released via BIJOU‘s Do Not Duplicate Recordings, “The Way” is one of the first songs Dustycloud made after coming to America last year. “It’s a song about the journey because that’s been the best part, so far,” he notes in the song description. “Most people are afraid to do what they really want in life because there is a big chance they won’t make it, but it’s not about ‘making it.’ It’s about being able to do what you love, every step of ‘The Way.’”

Oliver Nelson and Tobtok have teamed up on multiple occasions, combining their talents to create a perfect blend of pop and house music. They follow up February’s blissful “Yellow” with a new single, “Something ‘Bout the Music.” This one leans more into the house realm than the pop-oriented “Yellow,” using a grooving beat to drive the song’s message home. These two Swedish producers continue to heat up dance floors around the world with funky numbers like this one.

Last week, Jay Cosmic announced a new alias and its forthcoming debut on Monstercat on April 16. What followed was his first release under the name Desert Star, kicking off with “Foreign Land,” a short-but-sweet pop-oriented piece that gives the artist a chance to express himself in a different way. “I kept realizing I was trying to find a middle ground while making music,” he told a fan on Twitter. “By splitting it up, I can make this one thing, and the new alias totally another.”

Tycho embraces 2019 with open arms in his first venture of the year, “Easy.” The easygoing piece is as breezy as the early warm-weather winds that usher in the spring season, sweeping the listener up in dreamy, drifting melodies and a relaxing pattern of percussion. Soft female vocals ebb and flow, too, weaving their way in between subtle guitar plucks. “Easy” gives listeners a first glimpse into the artist’s forthcoming LP, which is sure to be just as heavenly as its initial offering.

Tycho shows his ‘human side’ for new single from forthcoming LP, ‘Easy’

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Tycho shows his ‘human side’ for new single from forthcoming LP, ‘Easy’Tycho Press Shot Ghostly 1

Tycho merges an expansive set of sounds, instrumentals, and electronic notes in newest release with Saint Sinner titled “Easy.”

Like a wondrously winding staircase of sound, “Easy” could be played 20 times over and disclose formerly undiscovered elements with every listen. The song opens to thrumming, upright bass and a kicking drum line. Ethereal vocals then set a chilling mood through bouncing soprano notes.

“Music can transport us to other realities but can also ground us firmly within ourselves,” says Scott Hansen, Tycho’s composer, songwriter, and producer in an official release. “After a trilogy of records spent exploring the outer reaches of experience, I am focusing inward to reveal a human side to the music.”

“Easy” is the first release from the San Francisco-based collective’s forthcoming LP, which is currently untitled. This will be Tycho’s fifth full-length compilation, and first to be released via Mom + Pop and Ninja Tune.

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